Table 6 Canada-U.S./U.S.-Canada Travel by Trip Purpose: 1990, 1995, and 2000

Table 6
Canada-U.S./U.S.-Canada Travel by Trip Purpose: 1990, 1995, and 2000

(Thousands of visits)

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  1990 1995 2000 Percentage change, 1990-2000
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
CANADIAN RESIDENT TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES              
Overnight travel 17,262 100.0 14,663 100.0 14,648 100.0 -15.1
Pleasure/tourism 10,586 61.3 8,316 56.7 7,752 52.9 -26.8
Business 1,972 11.4 2,260 15.4 2,739 18.7 38.9
Visit family and friends 2,701 15.6 2,626 17.9 2,881 19.7 6.7
Other1 2,003 11.6 1,462 10.0 1,276 8.7 -36.3
Same-day travel 53,171 100.0 37,491 100.0 28,019 100.0 -47.3
Pleasure/tourism 34,159 64.2 22,394 59.7 14,066 50.2 -58.8
Business 3,567 6.7 2,971 7.9 1,848 6.6 -48.2
Visit family and friends 4,703 8.8 3,473 9.3 2,971 10.6 -36.8
Other1 10,741 20.2 8,650 23.1 9,134 32.6 -15.0
U.S. RESIDENT TRAVEL TO CANADA              
Overnight travel 12,252 100.0 13,005 100.0 15,225 100.0 24.3
Pleasure/tourism 7,012 57.2 7,498 57.7 8,534 56.1 21.7
Business 1,729 14.1 1,926 14.8 2,363 15.5 36.7
Visit family and friends 2,602 21.2 2,323 17.9 2,832 18.6 8.8
Other1 909 7.4 1,259 9.7 1,496 9.8 64.6
Same-day travel 22,482 100.0 24,325 100.0 28,769 100.0 28.0
Pleasure/tourism 10,958 48.7 11,839 48.7 13,784 47.9 25.8
Business 1,967 8.7 1,792 7.4 1,425 5.0 -27.6
Visit family and friends 5,385 24.0 3,923 16.1 3,781 13.1 -29.8
Other1 4,172 18.6 6,771 27.8 9,779 34.0 134.4

1 Includes personal, in transit, shopping, educational study, and other.

SOURCE: 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.