Nova Scotia reports more growth in tourist arrivals this year

Published on : Monday, September 4, 2017

Nova Scotia TourismTourism operators in Nova Scotia have reported a prosperous year in terms of visitor arrivals.


As per the recent findings of the provincial tourism department as well as the anecdotal reports of tour operators and inn owners, this region has witnessed an 8% rise in tourist arrivals in January to June period, compared to that of last year.


Paul Stackhouse, owner of one of the most reputable inns of Nova Scotia says that the chief motivator of tourism boom here is due to the fact that Canada is a very safe destination.


One of the owners of a travel agency in Nova Scotia mentioned that he has noticed about five to 10% more tourists arriving here this year.


He feels that a large number of Canadians, Americans and also Europeans are heading for Nova Scotia leading to an overwhelming rise in business activities, adding that Peggis Cove has been the flash point of an immense growth in terms of tourist arrivals.


On the other hand, Parks Canada said that they have observed a massive surge in tourism in the period between May and July as compared with the same last year. The number of tourists to Kejimkujik National Park had risen by nearly 49% in this period, right from 16,854 visitors in 2016 to 25,071 in 2017.


The historic sites of this part of the world also witnessed a high tourist interest.


Fortress of Louisbourg National Historic Site, Port-Royal National Site, Fort Anne National Historic Site are some of the popular historical sites here. Thanks to the sesquicentennial celebrations of Canada, Parks Canada has also offered free passes to the national parks, national historic sites and also national marine conservation areas in 2017.


From the initial phase of 2017 till the end of June, Nova Scotia welcomed a rise in tourist arrivals by 8%, right from 788,000 in 2016 to 851,000 in 2017.


A lion’s share of this year’s tourism boom is owing to the large number of visitors heading from Canada.


More than 26,000 Atlantic Canadians have started visiting the province from January to June as compared to the same period in 2016.


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