Jun 23, 2023
By Jane Brown
Canadians are taking more trips outside the country this year, compared with 2022, but new figures from Statistics Canada indicate travel has not yet returned to pre-pandemic levels.
A new report says Canadian residents took some 875,000 return trips overseas in April, up nearly 24-percent from the same month last year.
By comparison, Canadians took 1.2 million trips abroad in April 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic.
Canadian travel across the border to the United States is also on the rise.
The report says Canadian residents returned from 3.2 million trips to the U.S. in April, up just over 53 percent from the number of trips taken in April 2022 and close to 84 percent of Canadian travel to the U.S. in April of 2019.