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Tourism Results

The charts below show year-to-date tourism performance indicators for Nova Scotia. To see monthly results or review historical data, see Performance Results.


+3% compared to last year

  • 319,500 2018
  • 330,400 2019

An estimate of non-resident overnight visitation through key entry points to the province.


YTD March 2019 licensed room nights sold

+1% compared to last year

  • 416,000 2018
  • 419,000 2019

An estimate of room nights sold by licensed Nova Scotia accommodations operators.

YTD March 2019 sharing economy room nights booked

-10% compared to last year

  • 52,000 2018
  • 47,000 2019

An estimate of licensed and unlicensed room nights sold through two leading sharing economy platforms (data source: AirDNA).


2018 Preliminary Revenue Estimate

+0.3% compared to last year

  • $2.60 billion 2017
  • $2.61 billion 2018

Estimated revenues for 2019 will be posted when available.

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Tourism Ministers from Across Canada Discuss Shared Goals to Unlock Tourism Potential

Tourism Ministers from Across Canada Discuss Shared Goals to Unlock Tourism Potential

The Council of Canadian Tourism Ministers agreed to common goals for Canada’s tourism industry at meetings in Halifax on June 17.

Press Releases

Governments commit to building on common goals to unlock tourism potential in Canada

June 17, 2019

Tourism is thriving in Canada, bringing in record numbers of international visitors in 2017 and 2018, and the federal, provincial and territorial governments are collaborating on shared opportunities to unlock the visitor economy.

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Recent Press Releases

Tourism Nova Scotia Seeks Professional Marketing Services

June 7, 2019 Read more

New Contest Invites Nova Scotians to Share Must-see and Must-do Experiences

May 8, 2019 Read more

The Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market Gets Boost

April 23, 2019 Read more

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