Looks like a boom year for Quebec tourism

Looks like a boom year for Quebec tourism

Quebec City (Quebec) 11 August 2015 – Although the final statistics have not yet been calculated, it appears that 2015 is going to have a bumper crop when it comes to the number of tourists, especially those from the USA, who are visiting the province.

In the months of June and July alone, the number of cars checking through the US/Canada border at the three major provincial crossings, Lacolle, St. Armand and Stanstead, has increased by 27.3% over last year.

All areas of the province are seeing a higher number of tourists this year, whether it is in the Gatineau area, Montreal, Quebec City or up in the Gaspé Peninsula the numbers are encouraging. Some tourist spots have had to hire extra, last minute employees to help with the unexpected influx.

It would appear that a greater number of Québécois staying in Canada rather than going south for their vacation since the number of Canadians coming back into Quebec’s border crossings showed a 10.3% decrease over last year at the same time.

The tourism office attributes the increase in American tourists mostly to the deflated Canadian dollar which has been at its lowest since 2004, hovering around 76 cents against the US dollar.

With the month of August ahead of us and some better weather forecast over the coming weeks, the figures for 2015 could well be astounding as compared to previous years.
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