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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 Tourism Statistics.


-5% compared to last year

  • 2,413,000 2018
  • 2,301,000 2019

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


2019 licensed room nights sold

-1% compared to last year

  • 2,764,000 2018
  • 2,742,000 2019

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

2019 sharing economy room nights booked

+41% compared to last year

  • 365,000 2018
  • 514,000 2019

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


2019 Preliminary Revenue Estimate

-3% compared to last year

  • $2.73 billion 2018
  • $2.64 billion 2019

Estimated tourism revenues include spending by Nova Scotia residents and non-resident visitors.

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Province sells Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre

Province sells Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre

Hearthstone Hospitality Limited has purchased Liscombe Lodge Resort and Conference Centre in Guysborough County.

Press Releases

Tourism Nova Scotia Visitor Information Centres Now Open

July 10, 2020

Visitor information centres on the Halifax waterfront, Amherst, Peggy's Cove, Port Hastings and Yarmouth have reopened, offering in-person visitor services and trip counselling in ways that are safe for both staff and visitors.

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Recent Press Releases

Nova Scotians Encouraged to Rediscover Nova Scotia and Support Local Tourism Businesses

June 25, 2020 Read more

Provincial Visitor Information Centres to Close Until Further Notice

March 15, 2020 Read more

Nova Scotia Hosts More Than 1.2 Million Visitors in Summer 2019

November 29, 2019 Read more

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