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National park visitors in Canada 2011-2019

Number of visitors to national parks in Canada from 2011 to 2019 (in millions)

by S. Lock, last edited Aug 16, 2019
National park visitors in Canada 2011-2019 The statistic depicts the total number of visitors to national parks in Canada from 2010/11 to 2018/19. In the fiscal year 2018/19, a total of 15.9 million people visited a national park in Canada, down from 16.83 million the previous year.
National parks of Canada – additional information

The national parks of Canada are managed by Parks Canada Agency. According to the agency’s charter, they are committed to protect and present the national parks and service the Canadian people. With around 15.9 million visitors in the fiscal year ending March 2018, the national parks of Canada are a benefit to both the environment and national tourism. Parks Canada also manages the national historic sites of Canada, including the historic canals. In the 2018 fiscal year, the number of visitors to those sites reached nearly 9.2 million.

Of the sites that Parks Canada manages, the seven mountain parks (Banff, Jasper, Yoho, Kootenay, Waterton Lakes, Mount Revelstoke, and Glacier) have the most visitors overall. These parks are all within or bordering the Canadian Rocky Mountains.

The most visited national park in 2019 was Banff, one of the seven mountain parks. Situated on the eastern slopes of the Canadian Rocky Mountains, Banff was the first national park in Canada, and the third established worldwide. The park has received more than three million visitors annually since 2011, and hit its visitation peak in 2018 with 4.18 million visitors, which decreased to nearly 4.09 million visitors in 2019.
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Number of visitors to national parks in Canada from 2011 to 2019 (in millions)

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