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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.


-0.8% compared to last year

  • 2,433,000 2017
  • 2,413,000 2018

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


2018 licensed room nights sold

+1% compared to last year

  • 2,754,000 2017
  • 2,773,000 2018

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

2018 sharing economy room nights booked

+85% compared to last year

  • 230,000 2017
  • 426,000 2018

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


2018 Preliminary Revenue Estimate

+0.3% compared to last year

  • $2.60 billion 2017
  • $2.61 billion 2018

Estimated revenues for 2018 will be posted when available.

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Upcoming Tourism Industry Events

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Press Releases

The Annapolis Royal Farmers and Traders Market Gets Boost

April 23, 2019

Investing in rural community infrastructure enhances the quality of life for residents and contributes to economic success by better positioning communities to host tourism attractions.

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Recent Press Releases

$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

Visitor Experience Strategy Coming for Halifax Harbour Islands

February 12, 2019 Read more

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