Top 15 States Visiting Canada

Met a friendly American at your neighbourhood restaurant? Chances are they're from one of these states.

Every year, more than 12 million Americans cross the border into Canada and spend billions while on vacation.

Of all of the states in the U.S., residents of the following 15 make up the vast majority of travellers who come to Canada, according to Statistics Canada travel and tourism data. So if you've met a friendly American sitting at the table next to you, chances are they're from:


  1. New York
  2. Washington
  3. Michigan
  4. California
  5. Massachusetts
  6. Ohio
  7. Pennsylvania
  8. Illinois
  9. Florida
  10. New Jersey
  11. Texas
  12. Minnesota
  13. Virginia
  14. Oregon
  15. Wisconsin

Visitors to Canada: Trip Tips And Super Sites

No matter what state U.S. visitors to Canada come from, travel health insurance should be purchased. As well known as Canada's health care system is, it does not offer medical care for travellers to Canada free of charge, and a Visitors to Canada travel insurance policy can provide protection from the unexpected costs resulting from medical emergencies.

If you are planning to visit Canada or know people who will be, these travel resources will be a great help too:

  • Looking for things to do, places to go or events and festivals? Destination Canada can help you plan your trip, no matter what you're into.
  • Top 10 Destinations in Canada according to Trip Advisor
  • Your border exprience—what you need, what you can bring with you and what you can't are all detailed on the Canada Border Services Agency website. It's worth reading to ensure a quick, friendly and smooth border experience.
  • Most visitors to Canada from the U.S. drive here. If you're visiting Canada by car check out the border wait times to see how long it will take you to cross.

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