OTTAWA — Canadian residents made 5.0 million trips abroad in January, down 3.2% from the previous month, according to Statistics Canada.
Travel by Canadians to the United States decreased 3.2% to 4.2 million trips. This was mainly the result of a 6.0% decline in same-day car travel to the United States.
Travel by Canadian residents to overseas countries decreased 2.9% to 889,000 trips.
In the other direction, travel to Canada from abroad was down 1.2% in January to 2.2 million trips.
United States residents made 1.7 million trips to Canada in January, down 1.4% compared with December. All transportation modes saw decreases.
Travel to Canada from overseas countries declined 0.4% to 439,000 trips.