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More Canadians Travelled In June: StatCan

By Allan Dearing Aug 24, 2022 | 6:21 AM

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Despite flight delays, lost luggage, border restrictions and staff shortages in the travel industry, Canadians are travelling again according to new data from Statistics Canada.

The federal agency says Canadians returned from almost 2.6 million trips in June which is nearly seven times higher year-over-year.

However, the number is less than prior to the pandemic at about 60 percent of the June 2019 level.

Canadians returned from nearly 2.0 million trips to the United States in June which was six times higher year-over-year.

More than 570,000 residents travelled overseas which is a dramatic increase from June 2019 and approached three-quarters of the pre-pandemic level.

International visitors returned to Canada in greater numbers in June although the arrivals are still lower than before the pandemic.

StatCan says Americans made more than 1.7 million trips in June which is 13 times higher year-over-year and was more than half of the trips taken in the same month in 2019.

Almost one million U.S. residents arrived by car and about one-third were same day trips.

More than 460,000 overseas visitors arrived in Canada in June which is a sharp jump from 2021 and represented more than half of pre-pandemic levels.

Statcan added visitors from Europe returned in much larger numbers than visitors from Asia.


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