Table 9-4b Canada-United States/United States-Canada Travel by Trip Purpose

Table 9-4b
Canada-United States/United States-Canada Travel by Trip Purpose

(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
Pleasure/tourism 10,586 8,316 8,810
Business 1,972 2,260 2,422
Visit family and friends 2,701 2,626 2,653
Othera  2,003 1,462 1,418
Canadian resident same day travel to the United States 53,171 37,491 37,398
Pleasure/tourism 34,159 22,394 23,198
Business 3,567 2,971 2,899
Visit family and friends 4,703 3,473 3,235
Othera  10,741 8,650 8,066
U.S. resident overnight travel to Canada 12,252 13,005 12,909
Pleasure/tourism 7,012 7,498 7,392
Business 1,729 1,926 1,970
Visit family and friends 2,602 2,323 2,221
Othera  909 1,259 1,325
U.S. resident same day travel to Canada 22,482 24,325 25,563
Pleasure/tourism 10,958 11,839 13,018
Business 1,967 1,792 1,778
Visit family and friends 5,385 3,923 3,895
Othera  4,172 6,771 6,872

aOther includes personal, in transit, shopping, educational study and other.

SOURCES

Canada

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

Statistics Canada. Special tabulations. (Ottawa, Ont.: 1998).

United States

The United States does not collect data on same day travel to or from the United States nor for Canadian overnight travel to the United States for all modes of transportation and with travel characteristics. U.S. agencies typically obtain this data from Statistics Canada. The American Travel Survey also provides trip purpose data on U.S. travel to Canada for trips longer than 100 miles (approximately 160 kilometers). (See Appendix B for more information.)