Canadian travel to U.S. down 20.7% year over year

Canadian travel to U.S. down 20.7% year over year, overseas up

OTTAWA — Travel from Canada to the United States continued its downtrend in August, decreasing for the 11th time in 12 months. Year over year, trips from Canada to the United States fell 20.7%.

Canadian residents made 3.6 million trips to the United States in August, down 5.0% compared with July. Both overnight travel (-4.2%) and same-day car travel (-5.6%) declined.

In the other direction, travel from the United States to Canada decreased 0.2% in August compared with July.

Travel from Canada to overseas countries rose 1.7% in August to 997,000 trips.

Residents of overseas countries made 458,000 trips to Canada in August, down 2.4% from July.