According to the Canada Arizona Business Council (CABC), Canadian snowbirds add $1.4 billion in economic impact annually, bringing the total Canadian tourism annual economic impact to more than $2.4 billion.
In addition, CABC reports that approximately 100,000 residences in Arizona are owned or rented by Canadians, spending $13 billion on real estate annually. By 2025, CABC estimates the number of Canadian tourists to Arizona will top 1.5 million.
Beyond weather, access is key to Canadians coming to Arizona. Currently, Phoenix Sky Harbor has direct flights to 10 Canadian cities: Edmonton, Kelowna, Regina, Montreal, Vancouver, Winnipeg, Saskatoon, Calgary, Victoria and Toronto.
– The Arizona 100 reports