Table 3.5 U.S.-Canada/Canada-U.S. Travel by Trip Purpose: 2000–2004

Table 3.5
U.S.-Canada/Canada-U.S. Travel by Trip Purpose: 2000–2004

(Thousands of visits)

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  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 Percentage change, 2003–2004 Percent change, 2000–2004
Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent Number Percent
CANADIAN RESIDENT TRAVEL TO THE UNITED STATES                        
Overnight travel 14,648 100.0 13,527 100.0 13,025 100.0 12,666 100.0 13,856 100.0 9.4 –5.4
Pleasure/tourism 7,752 52.9 7,481 55.3 6,846 52.6 6,785 53.6 7,634 55.1 12.5 –1.5
Business 2,739 18.7 2,073 15.3 2,028 15.6 1,963 15.4 1,985 14.3 1.1 –27.5
Visit family and friends 2,881 19.7 2,774 20.5 2,950 22.6 2,756 21.8 2,975 21.5 7.9 3.3
Other1 1,276 8.7 1,199 8.9 1,200 9.2 1,162 9.2 1,263 9.1 8.7 –1.0
Same-day travel 28,000 100.0 24,841 100.0 21,534 100.0 21,486 100.0 22,191 100.0 3.3 –20.7
Pleasure/tourism 14,066 50.2 12,287 49.4 10,420 48.4 10,311 48.0 10,699 48.2 3.8 –23.9
Business 1,848 6.6 1,584 6.4 1,414 6.6 1,403 6.5 1,415 6.4 0.9 –23.4
Visit family and friends 2,971 10.6 2,675 10.8 2,382 11.0 2,352 11.0 2,288 10.3 –2.7 –23.0
Other1 9,134 32.6 8,294 33.4 7,317 34.0 7,420 34.5 7,789 35.1 5.0 –14.7
U.S. RESIDENT TRAVEL TO CANADA                        
Overnight travel 15,225 100.0 15,570 100.0 16,168 100.0 14,232 100.0 15,088 100.0 6.0 –0.9
Pleasure/tourism 8,534 56.1 9,176 58.9 9,689 59.9 8,314 58.4 8,806 58.4 5.9 3.2
Business 2,363 15.5 1,921 12.3 1,955 12.1 1,708 12.0 1,990 13.2 16.5 –15.8
Visit family and friends 2,832 18.6 3,007 19.3 3,044 18.8 2,813 19.8 2,787 18.5 –0.9 –1.6
Other1 1,496 9.8 1,467 9.5 1,479 9.2 1,396 9.8 1,504 10.0 7.7 0.5
Same-day travel 28,805 100.0 27,301 100.0 24,710 100.0 21,278 100.0 19,539 100.0 –8.2 –32.2
Pleasure/tourism 13,784 47.9 13,373 48.9 12,083 48.9 10,327 48.5 9,199 47.1 –10.9 –33.3
Business 1,425 5.0 1,253 4.6 1,103 4.5 973 4.6 872 4.5 –10.4 –38.8
Visit family and friends 3,781 13.1 3,543 13.0 3,068 12.4 2,727 12.8 2,605 13.3 –4.5 –31.1
Other1 9,779 34.0 9,132 33.5 8,456 34.2 7,250 34.1 6,863 35.1 –5.3 –29.8

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

NOTES: In 2002 Canada implemented several changes in the International Travel Survey concerning estimates on the characteristics of international travellers and trips. Therefore, comparasions between pre-2002 and post-2002 data may not be possible.

SOURCE: Statistics Canada, International Travel: Travel Between Canada and Other Countries (Touriscope), Catalogue No.66-201-XIE (Ottawa, Ontario: Various years); and Statistics Canada, special tabulations, October 2005.