There have been 1,020 small unmanned aerial vehicle flights -- what most people call drones -- in Canada this year, according to the Canadian transportation officials.
That's up from 945 in 2013 and 347 in 2012, Transport Canada reported.
"In Canada, as globally, UAV is exploding," said Joe Barnsley, an aviation attorney in Winnipeg, Canada. "It’s a huge growth area."
Meanwhile, the U.S. drone industry is simmering more than exploding.