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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.


-2% compared to last year

  • 869,000 2018
  • 849,000 2019

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


YTD June 2019 licensed room nights sold

-2% compared to last year

  • 1,115,000 2018
  • 1,095,000 2019

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

YTD June 2019 sharing economy room nights booked

+53% compared to last year

  • 104,000 2018
  • 159,000 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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Deadline for 2020 Doers & Dreamers Guide listing updates is September 27

Deadline for 2020 Doers & Dreamers Guide listing updates is September 27

It’s time to update your business listing for the travel guide and The travel guide listing update deadline is September 27.

Press Releases

Province Invests in Cape Split and Burntcoat Head Park

September 6, 2019

Government is investing in two popular tourist destinations on Nova Scotia's iconic Bay of Fundy - Cape Split and Burntcoat Head Park.

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Recent Press Releases

Provincial Visitor Information Centres Will Close Saturday and Sunday Due to Hurricane Dorian

September 6, 2019 Read more

Tourism Nova Scotia Wins National Travel Award

August 14, 2019 Read more

Photo Contest Winners Chosen from Thousands of Entries

July 24, 2019 Read more

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