The British Columbia tourism industry is thriving, even in the winter months!

According to a Statistics Canada report, BC has seen a 3.3% increase in the number of visitors arriving in the province in December 2017, compared to December 2016.

A total of 5.7 million people from all around the world travelled to BC and stayed overnight, marking the status of the province as a prime tourist destination.

Statistics Canada attributes this growth to several factors, including the rise in accessibility of several international markets like Australia, Germany, Mexico, China and France.

Who visited us the most in 2017? 

  • Australia – up 20.4%
  • Germany – up 15.4%
  • Mexico – up 12.9%
  • China – up 7.1%
  • France – up 5.7%
  • Japan – up 5.1%
  • South Korea – up 3%
  • United States (excluding same-day visitors) – up 1.9%
  • United Kingdom – up 0.2%

 

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