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Nova Scotia Sees Strong Tourism Recovery in 2023

Thursday, April 4, 2024

Tourism saw strong recovery in 2023, with visitation up compared with last year and accommodation sales surpassing even pre-pandemic levels. 

See the 2023 Tourism Statistics Report

According to statistics gathered by Tourism Nova Scotia, Nova Scotia welcomed 2.2 million visitors, an increase of 14% (or 266,000 more visitors) compared with 2022, and a decrease of 6% (or 149,000 fewer visitors) compared with pre-pandemic 2019. While visitation from Atlantic Canada and the United States hasn’t returned to pre-pandemic levels, we did see growth in visitors coming from Ontario, western Canada and overseas.

See 2023 Visitation Statistics

Nova Scotia accommodations operators reported 3 million room nights sold in 2023, a 3% increase (80,000 more room nights sold) compared with 2022 and a 9% increase (235,000 more room nights sold) over 2019.

See 2023 Accommodation Statistics