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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.