Heritage places have a significant impact on our economy

Total Spending, 2018-19

  • Parks Canada (in $ billions): 1.37Footnote 1
  • Visitors (in $ billions): 4.43
  • Total (in $ billions): 5.8

Economic impact

  • Gross Domestic Product (in $ billions): 5.0
  • Labour Income (in $ billions): 3.2
  • Jobs (full-time equivalents): 46,222
  • Tax Revenue (in $ millions): 581.0

Impact of Visitor Spending at Heritage Places

Visitors support communities and local businesses

  • Contributes $3.4 billion to Canada’s Gross Domestic Product
  • Contributes $2.0 billion to labour income
  • Supports 33,179 full time jobs across Canada. 21,179 jobs are direct and 12,000 jobs are indirect/ inducedFootnote 2
  • Generates $487 million in taxes for all levels of government (federal, provincial/territorial, municipal)

Prepared by: Social Science Branch, External Relations & Visitor Experience Directorate, Parks Canada (August 2020)