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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

  • 642,000 2018
  • 620,000 2019

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


YTD May 2019 licensed room nights sold

-2% compared to last year

  • 823,000 2018
  • 810,000 2019

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

YTD May 2019 sharing economy room nights booked

+11% compared to last year

  • 97,000 2018
  • 107,000 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 Nova Scotia Wins National Travel Media Award

Tourism Nova Scotia Wins National Travel Media Award

Tourism Nova Scotia receives the Explore Canada Industry Campaign Award of Excellence for storytelling that inspires travellers to explore Canada.

Press Releases

Tourism Nova Scotia Wins National Travel Award

August 14, 2019

Tourism Nova Scotia has taken home the 2019 Explore Canada Industry Award of Excellence for its Nova Scotia Lobster Crawl media campaign.

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Recent Press Releases

Photo Contest Winners Chosen from Thousands of Entries

July 24, 2019 Read more

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

July 8, 2019 Read more

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

June 24, 2019 Read more

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