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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

  • 200,000 2018
  • 206,000 2019

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


YTD February 2019 licensed room nights sold

+3% compared to last year

  • 244,000 2018
  • 252,000 2019

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

YTD February 2019 sharing economy room nights booked

-11% compared to last year

  • 32,000 2018
  • 29,000 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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Provincial VICs Opening for the Season

Provincial VICs Opening for the Season

Opening dates and peak-season hours for Tourism Nova Scotia’s visitor information centres.

Press Releases

New Contest Invites Nova Scotians to Share Must-see and Must-do Experiences

May 8, 2019

A new contest launched by Tourism Nova Scotia this week invites people to share their favourite photos of lesser-known places to see and things to do in the province, in an effort to inspire more people to visit and travel here.

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Recent Press Releases

The Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market Gets Boost

April 23, 2019 Read more

$1.5 Million Investment in Lunenburg's Iconic Working Waterfront

April 18, 2019 Read more

Higher-spending Visitors Drive Nova Scotia’s Tourism Revenue Growth

April 16, 2019 Read more

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