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September 22, 2016 Destination North America No Comments Email Email

For the fourth month this year, overnight arrivals from Destination Canada’s global markets expanded at a double digit pace in July 2016 (+12.8%), with the number of Australian visitors to Canada skyrocketing by 29.6% year-on-year, the highest increase in at least a decade.


A total of 45,429 Australians visited Canada during July, with a whopping 177,558 Aussies visiting between January – July 2016, up 11.8% on last year.

“We are thrilled to see such a significant increase in the number of Australians experiencing summer in Canada this year,” says Donna Campbell, Managing Director, Destination Canada GSA, Australia.

“This incredible surge in Aussie visitors to Canada is a result of the wonderful collaboration between our Australian office, Air Canada, and our Canadian partners, including the provincial tourism offices, Canadian resorts, and unique products, such as polar bear tour operators and rail journey services.”

“Together, we have been working hard to offer out-of-the-ordinary experiences to Australians who are seeking new and surprising experiences in Canada, from intimate wildlife encounters and urban adventures, to the Northern Lights and Arctic expeditions.”

The hard work is paying off as Aussie travellers of all ages flock to Canada for bucket-list adventures from coast-to-coast.

“With the new daily Air Canada service operating from Brisbane and increasing services by other air carriers, it’s never been easier to visit Canada,” says Donna.

“I want to congratulate my team, Nathan McLoughlin and Pip Macken, along with all of our Canadian partners on such an exciting result and a momentum that I know will carry on through the upcoming winter season.”

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