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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.


-0.3% compared to last year

  • 2,157,000 2017
  • 2,151,000 2018

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


(October) year-to-date licensed room nights sold

+1% compared to last year

  • 2,456,000 2017
  • 2,487,000 2018

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

(October) year-to-date sharing economy room nights booked

+90% compared to last year

  • 143,000 2017
  • 273,000 2018

An estimate of licensed and unlicensed room nights sold through a sharing economy platform (data source: AirDNA).


2017 Preliminary Revenue Estimate

+7% compared to last year

  • $2.6 billion 2016
  • $2.7 billion 2017

Estimated revenues for 2018 will be posted when available.

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Ignite Tourism Startup Weekend on January 26 Aims to Spark New Tourism Initiatives

Ignite Tourism Startup Weekend on January 26 Aims to Spark New Tourism Initiatives

If you are looking to start or expand your tourism business, Ignite Tourism Startup Weekend is an opportunity to get advice, make contacts and pitch your tourism business idea for a chance to win a cash prize.

Press Releases

Strong Summer for Tourism in Nova Scotia

November 26, 2018

More than 1.3 million visitors came to Nova Scotia between June and September this year, with many businesses reporting an outstanding summer season. 

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Recent Press Releases

Neil Black Appointed to Tourism Nova Scotia Board of Directors

October 22, 2018 Read more

Province Invests in Tourism Icons, Including Peggy’s Cove

July 25, 2018 Read more

International Tourism Leaders Celebrate Atlantic Canada

May 16, 2018 Read more

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