More Americans visited Canada

OTTAWA--Travelers from the U.S. made a record 1.2 million overnight visits to Canada in June, according to a report from the government agency Statistics Canada, which is based here. The figure reflected a 2.2% rise from May statistics.

The number of Americans taking day trips to Canada rose 2.3% during June, representing 2.2 million travelers, which was just below a peak of 2.3 million same-day travelers set in January. The rise in arrival numbers is attributed to the continuing slide of the Canadian dollar against the U.S. dollar--from 88 U.S. cents in 1991 to about 66 cents--according to Statistics Canada.

The falling exchange rate also resulted in a 2.3% fall in Canadian overnight visits to the U.S. in June, the government agency said.

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