The French love Canada, and more and more of them are going there

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In 2022, more than 474,000 French people spent their holidays in Canada! This is a real craze for the destination since it already represents 74% of the scores for the year 2019 (our record year) and totally unexpected given the capacity restrictions in transport and the hotel industry in 2022.

In addition, in 2022, arrivals of travelers from Destination Canada’s priority markets were as follows:

1. United States: 13,965,175

2. United Kingdom: 636 403

3. France: 474,151

4. Mexico: 374,067

5. Germany: 268,132

6. Australia: 170,818

7. South Korea: 78,326

8. China: 73,747

9. Japan: 53,216

Source: Border Count, Statistics Canada,

In 2023, Destination Canada supports regenerative tourism, which enriches the lives of its visitors as well as its inhabitants, whether economically, environmentally and socially. We encourage a geographical and seasonal distribution of our visitors, who have everything to gain by taking advantage of Canada’s marked seasons to renew their discovery of the second largest country in the world: we therefore invite you to let yourself be surprised during an immersive trip to fall colors or for winter magic!

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