Top 10 Most Visited States by Canadians

The United States offers incredible tourism experiences and as Canada’s closest neighbor to the South, Canadians visit the US more than any other country in the world with over 20 million visitors in 2017 while spending over $19.1 billion dollars in the United States. Check out our top 10 list below of states where Canadians visited the most and spent the most time.

1

Florida

Florida

Over 4.1 million Canadians visit Florida every year including many short term visitors and many long term winter snowbirds. The state of Florida is known around the world for its white sandy beaches and many exciting attractions. Follow your fellow Canadians to discover Florida’s hidden splendors of great beauty and diversity, or you can just simply relax while enjoying the beautiful weather!

2

New York

New York

Over 3.1 million Canadians visit New York every year. The #1 attraction is of course New York City, One of the greatest cities in the world, New York is always a whirlwind of activity, with famous sites at every turn and never enough time to see them all including broadway shows, world class shopping, the Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building, Brooklyn Bridge, Central Park and numerous world famous museums.

3

Washington

Washington

Over 2.5 million Canadians visit Washington state every year with easy driving access bordering the province of British Columbia. Seattle is the gateway to the Pacific Northwest region, where wondrous mountain ranges look over lush rainforests and dramatic coastlines. Two national parks, Mount Rainier and Olympic, offer stunning encounters with nature as do the San Juan Islands just off the coast.

4

California

California

Over 1.6 million Canadians visit California every year. The vibrant cities, beaches, amusement parks, and natural wonders like nowhere else on earth make California an intriguing land of possibilities for travelers. The gateway cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles are home to some of the state’s most well-known sites, from the Golden Gate Bridge to Hollywood and Disneyland.

5

Nevada

Nevada

Over 1.3 million Canadians visit Nevada every year, most arrive in Las Vegas. Nevada’s amazing landscapes are often overshadowed by the glitter and glitz of its biggest city, Las Vegas. Nevada is a state of incredible natural diversity, with plenty of great places to visit, scenic drives, and wonderful opportunities for outdoor activities in their incredible national parks and recreation areas.

6

Michigan

Michigan

Over 1.3 million Canadians visit Michigan every year with many summer travelers driving down from Ontario. Michigan is the home to beautiful scenery, majestic lakes, fabulous food, quirky locales and hidden gems. This amazing state borders 4 of the Great Lakes and contains more than 11,000 inland lakes, spread across its lower and upper peninsulas making it a summer hot spot for Canadians.

7

Arizona

Arizona

Over 1 million Canadians visit Arizona each year from short term visitors to long term snowbirds. In the heart of the American Southwest, Arizona is filled with natural wonders, vibrant cities, and charming small towns. This state has everything from the Grand Canyon, Sedona’s red rocks, wine country, incredible lakes, mountainous hiking, winter ski hills, world class sporting events and of course amazing weather.

8

Hawaii

Hawaii

Over 800,000 Canadians visit Hawaii every year. Hawaii islands are renowned for their rugged landscapes of cliffs, waterfalls, tropical foliage and beaches with gold, red, black and even green sands. The year round near perfect weather with a beautiful relaxing lifestyle has made Hawaii a popular winter escape for Canadians! The six unique islands offer distinct experiences that will entice any traveler.

9

Maine

Maine

Over 750,000 Canadians visit Maine every year. About one out of every six people who visit Maine comes from Canada, with almost half of those coming from Ontario. The state of Maine, nicknamed Vacationland, is more than a destination, it’s an experience that will take your breath away. Maine embraces all that is authentic, unique and simple, and enjoying the wide-open spaces of the state’s deep woods and vibrant coastline.

10

Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania

Over 680,000 Canadians visit Pennsylvania each year. Pennsylvania’s sophisticated cities and great outdoor attractions beckon you to explore a huge variety of activities. You can see the famous Liberty Bell in Philadelphia, walk in the footsteps of fallen Civil War heroes in Gettysburg, or soak up some culture at the Carnegie Museums in Pittsburgh.