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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.


-0.5% compared to last year

  • 2,297,000 2017
  • 2,286,000 2018

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


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

+1% compared to last year

  • 2,632,000 2017
  • 2,658,000 2018

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

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

+94% compared to last year

  • 148,000 2017
  • 286,000 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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Update from Develop Nova Scotia: Liscombe Lodge Resort

Update from Develop Nova Scotia: Liscombe Lodge Resort

Develop Nova Scotia has hired Avison Young as the real estate broker to manage the sale of Liscombe Lodge.

Press Releases

Visitor Experience Strategy Coming for Halifax Harbour Islands

February 12, 2019

The province is developing a visitor experience strategy for the Halifax Harbour islands.
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Recent Press Releases

Strong Summer for Tourism in Nova Scotia

November 26, 2018 Read more

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

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