With 90% of its population living within 100 miles of the U.S. border, it is no surprise that Canada is the United States’ Number 1 inbound market. In 2018, the U.S. welcomed 21.2 million overnight arrivals from Canada, roughly half of which arrived by air and the other half of which crossed a land border (day trips are not included in the count). The U.S. accounted for 54% of all international overnight trips by Canadians in 2018.
Travel has an enormously positive impact on to the U.S. trade balance with Canada. In fact, without travel, the 2018 trade surplus with Canada of $1.2 billion would have been a deficit of $11.6 billion.