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