Vancouver's Tourism Industry Fast Facts

  • Vancouver welcomes over 11 million overnight visitors from around the world annually.
     
  • Vancouver's top five visitor markets of origin are Canada, the U.S., China, Australia and U.K. (in order of volume).
     
  • Tourism contributes approximately $4.8 billion* in direct spending 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 280 cruise ship calls annually. Each cruise ship stimulates nearly $3 million in economic activity for the local economy.
     
  • Vancouver International Airport has been rated the best airport in North America for an unprecedented 10 consecutive years.

 

* This estimate only includes spending from overnight visitors to Metro Vancouver