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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.

(August) YEAR-TO-DATE NON-RESIDENT OVERNIGHT VISITATION


0% compared to last year

  • 1,698,000 2017
  • 1,694,000 2018

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

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


+2% compared to last year

  • 1,874,000 2017
  • 1,904,000 2018

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

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


+91% compared to last year

  • 103,000 2017
  • 197,000 2018

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

*Please see note regarding AirDNA data on Current Tourism Activity page.

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.


Intouch blog

Marketing Partnership Program Application Deadline – December 7, 2018

Marketing Partnership Program Application Deadline – December 7, 2018

Tourism Nova Scotia has merged the Inspiring Content and Digital Marketing programs into a combined Digital Content Marketing Program. We’re now accepting applications until December 7, 2018.

Press Releases

Neil Black Appointed to Tourism Nova Scotia Board of Directors

October 22, 2018

Neil Black of Sherbrooke, Guysborough Co., will join Tourism Nova Scotia’s board of directors. His appointment was announced today, Oct. 22, by Geoff MacLellan, minister responsible for Tourism Nova Scotia.

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Recent Press Releases

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

Des responsables du monde du tourisme célèbrent le Canada atlantique

May 16, 2018 Read more

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