I found some information about travelers to Canada, excluding the United States. I thought it was interesting to see how many people and from what country visit Canada. I think this information could be used as a story about tourism to Canada: what countries visit Canada the most or who is spending their tourism money in Canada. I also thought this information was interesting too because it's pretty recent. It' from 2011, which is up to date compared to some of the information on Stats Canada.
So here is the chart I found:
|Country of residence||2011|
|Total travellers from Europe||193,519||191,745||196,759||195,948||199,285|
|Total travellers from Africa||7,629||8,067||8,129||8,304||8,162|
|Total travellers from Asia||111,838||112,149||107,879||106,958||109,861|
|Total travellers from North America, Central America and Caribbean||24,953||26,017||26,758||26,976||27,709|
|Total travellers from South America||15,683||14,990||15,786||15,576||14,397|
|Total travellers from Oceania and other Ocean Islands||25,672||24,902||25,816||25,179||23,875|
But looking at these numbers in a chart isn't that exciting. So I put the numbers into Google fusion tables and this is what I got:
This one didn't work out so well...
I thought an intensity map would actually work the best for this data, but it didn't seem to be working for me when I put in my data. I think it's because I maybe needed to refine my locations, which just goes to show that visualization is a special skill that takes some knowledge and work.