Vancouver's Tourism Industry Fast Facts

  • Over 10.3 million people visited Vancouver in 2017 – the highest overnight visitation in the city’s history.
  • Vancouver's top five visitor markets are Canada, the U.S., China, Australia and U.K. (in order of volume).
  • Tourism contributes approximately $4.8 billion to the Metro Vancouver economy annually and supports over 70,000 full time jobs.
  • There are over 23,000 hotel rooms in Metro Vancouver, with over 12,000 in the downtown core.
  • Vancouver receives more than 230 cruise ship calls annually. Each cruise ship stimulates nearly $3 million in economic activity for the local economy.
  • More than half of BC’s tourism-related businesses are located in the Vancouver Coast and Mountains region.
  • Vancouver International Airport has been rated the best airport in North America for an unprecedented eight consecutive years.