Table 9-1b Canada-United States/United States-Canada Travel by Mode of Transportation

Table 9-1b
Canada-United States/United States-Canada Travel by Mode of Transportation

(Thousands of visitors)

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  1990 1995 1996
Canadian source data      
Canadian resident overnight travel to the United States 17,262 14,663 15,301
Air 4,039 3,802 4,496
Land      
Motor vehicles 12,770 10,338 10,251
Personal vehicles 12,164 9,686 9,579
Intercity and charter buses 606 652 672
Intercity rail 36 34 33
Pedestrians N  N  N 
Othera  416 489 521
Canadian resident same day travel to the United States 53,171 37,491 37,398
Air 137 138 124
Land      
Motor vehicles 52,629 37,201 37,159
Personal vehicles 51,829 36,414 36,267
Intercity and charter buses 800 787 892
Intercity rail N  N  N 
Pedestrians N  N  N 
Othera  405 152 115
U.S. resident overnight travel to Canada 12,252 13,005 12,909
Air 2,372 2,769 3,047
Land      
Motor vehicles 9,103 9,451 9,097
Personal vehicles 8,381 8,702 8,325
Intercity and charter buses 722 749 772
Intercity rail N  72 72
Pedestrians N  N  N 
Othera  778 713 692
U.S. resident same day travel to Canada 22,482 24,325 25,563
Air 165 260 365
Land      
Motor vehicles 21,412 23,604 24,700
Personal vehicles 20,692 22,746 23,804
Intercity and charter buses 720 858 896
Intercity rail N  6 6
Pedestrians N  N  N 
Othera  905 455 492

aOther includes boat, pedestrians and cyclists.

KEY: N = Data are nonexistent.

SOURCES

Canada

Statistics Canada. International Travel, Travel between Canada and other countries (Touriscope), Catalogue No. 66-201-XPB. (Ottawa, Ont.: various years).

United States: The United States does not collect data on same day travel to or from the United States nor for Canadian resident overnight travel to the United States by all modes of transportation. U.S. agencies typically obtain this data from Statistics Canada. Although not used for the purposes of this table, the Bureau of Transportation Statistics' American Travel Survey provides mode of transportation data on U.S. resident travel to Canada for trips longer than 100 miles (approximately 160 kilometers). (See Appendix B for more information.)