Overall summary

2015-16 2016-17 % ▲Footnote 1
15-16 to 16-17
National Parks 14,469,008 15,449,249 7%
Seven Mountain ParksFootnote 2 8,554,610 8,946,690 5%
Marine Conservation AreasFootnote 3 1,413,299 1,485,881 5%
All other National Parks 4,501,099 5,016,678 11%
National Historic Sites 8,853,089 9,288,024 5%
Historic CanalsFootnote 4 3,868,287 3,921,660 1%
All other National Historic Sites 4,984,802 5,366,364 8%
Totals 23,322,097 24,737,273 6%

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.