Foreign visits dropped 0.6 per cent in November: StatsCan

OTTAWA – Statistics Canada says travel to Canada fell 0.6 per cent to 2.1 million trips in November, as a decline in visitors from the United States more than offset an increase from overseas countries.

Almost 1.7 million people came to Canada from the United States, down 1.0 per cent from October.

The number of visitors from overseas rose 1.1 per cent to 387,000.

Travel of one or more nights from the United States declined 1.9 per cent, to 963,000, although same-day car trips to Canada increased 0.4 per cent to 622,000 trips.

Travel from the United Kingdom to Canada fell 6.5 per cent in November to 51,700 trips, while travel from France increased 1.8 per cent to 39,500 trips and travel from Germany declined 0.5 per cent to 26,200.

In the opposite direction, Canadian residents made 5.5 million trips abroad in November, up 0.3 per cent from October, with 4.7 million of these trips going to the United States.