Overall summary

2016-17 2017-18 % ▲
16-17 to 17-18
National Parks 15,449,249 16,833,896 9%
Seven Mountain ParksFootnote 1 8,946,690 9,207,562 3%
Marine Conservation AreasFootnote 2 1,485,881 1,604,533 8%
All other National Parks 5,016,678 6,021,801 20%
National Historic Sites 9,288,024 10,419,484 12%
Historic CanalsFootnote 3 3,921,660 3,853,967 −2%
All other National Historic Sites 5,366,364 6,565,517 22%
Totals 24,737,273 27,253,380 10%

Attendance is measured in Person-visits, which is defined as:

  • Each time a person enters the land or marine part of a reporting unit for recreational, educational or cultural purposes during business hours.
  • Through, local and commercial traffic are excluded.
  • Same day re-entries and re-entries by visitors staying overnight in the reporting unit do not constitute new person-visits.