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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.


-0.4% compared to last year

  • 459,000 2018
  • 457,000 2019

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


YTD April 2019 licensed room nights sold

-1% compared to last year

  • 589,000 2018
  • 581,000 2019

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

YTD April 2019 sharing economy room nights booked

-4% compared to last year

  • 73,000 2018
  • 70,000 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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CDÉNÉ Seeking Input about Services Available to Visitors in French

CDÉNÉ Seeking Input about Services Available to Visitors in French

Do you or your employees speak French or offer promotional material in French? The Conseil de développement économique de la Nouvelle-Écosse wants to hear from you.

Press Releases

Investment to enhance the tourism experience at Cape d’Or on the renowned cliffs of the Bay of Fundy

July 8, 2019

Tourism is an inclusive sector that showcases Canada’s culture, diversity, natural beauty and unique experiences to the world. It delivers economic benefits across the country by supporting one in ten jobs.

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Recent Press Releases

Partnership with Food Network Showcases Nova Scotia's Outstanding Culinary Experiences

June 24, 2019 Read more

Three New Members to Tourism Nova Scotia Board

June 19, 2019 Read more

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

June 17, 2019 Read more

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