Table 10. Canada-U.S./U.S.-Canada Travel by Trip Purpose

Table 10. Canada-U.S./U.S.-Canada Travel by Trip Purpose

(Thousands of roundtrips)

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  1990 1996 1999 Percentage change, 1990-1999
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
Canadian resident overnight travel to the United States17,262 100.0 15,301 100.0 14,116 100.0 -18.2
Pleasure/tourism 10,586  61.3  8,810  57.6  7,365  52.2 -30.4
Business  1,972  11.4  2,422  15.8  2,685  19.0  36.2
Visit family and friends  2,701  15.6  2,653  17.3  2,755  19.5   2.0
Other1  2,003  11.6  1,418   9.3  1,311   9.3 -34.5
Canadian resident same-day travel to the United States53,171 100.0 37,398 100.0 28,081 100.0 -47.2
Pleasure/tourism 34,159  64.2 23,198  62.0 14,879  53.0 -56.4
Business  3,567   6.7  2,899   7.8  1,857   6.6 -47.9
Visit family and friends  4,703   8.8  3,235   8.7  3,125  11.1 -33.6
Other1 10,741  20.2  8,066  21.6  8,220  29.3 -23.5
U.S. resident overnight travel to Canada12,252 100.0 12,909 100.0 15,180 100.0  23.9
Pleasure/tourism  7,012  57.2  7,392  57.3  8,709  57.4  24.2
Business  1,729  14.1  1,970  15.3  2,352  15.5  36.0
Visit family and friends  2,602  21.2  2,221  17.2  2,717  17.9   4.4
Other1    909   7.4  1,325  10.3  1,402   9.2  54.2
U.S. resident same-day travel to Canada22,482 100.0 25,563 100.0 29,450 100.0  31.0
Pleasure/tourism 10,958  48.7 13,018  50.9 14,163  48.1  29.2
Business  1,967   8.7  1,778   7.0  1,539   5.2 -21.8
Visit family and friends  5,385  24.0  3,895  15.2  4,088  13.9 -24.1
Other1  4,172  18.6  6,872  26.9  9,660  32.8 131.5

1 Other includes personal, in-transit, shopping, educational study, and other trip purposes.

SOURCES: Statistics Canada, International Travel, Travel Between Canada and Other Countries (Touriscope), Catalogue No. 66-201-XPB (Ottawa, Ontario: Various years); and Statistics Canada, special tabulations, 1998, 2001.