Looks Like a Record Year is Certain: The latest monthly data for international arrivals (for November 2017) to Canada seem to suggest that the year just ended will be the best ever for inbound tourism to the country. The snapshot below shows results for Canada’s 11 target markets. Note the number of source markets for whom November established “highest ever” records. In the second graphic below, not that the trend line is either at or above the line for 2016, which produced the second-largest total for all international visits to Canada.
Quick note: Through November 2017, Canada experienced a total of 19.45 million visitors for the year. The record total for a year is 20.179 million visitors, set in 2002. The second highest is 19.98 million, which was the total for 2016.