15 Best Cities in Canada (2023)

Written by Magee Walker and Bryan Dearsley
Updated Mar 22, 2022
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In a country as big and diverse as Canada, it's not easy to narrow down a list of the nation's very best destinations. With 10 provinces and three territories spread over 9,985,000 square kilometers, there are literally countless places to visit – each with unique attractions, beautiful landscapes, and kind people. In other words, it's safe to say that there are no bad cities in Canada.

Having said that, there are a few that stand out. We've carefully selected the cities on this list because each one features something spectacular that you can't find anywhere else in the country – or possibly even the world.

From the biggest city in Canada to the country's largest national park to the capital city, we believe each of the cities on this list deserve a place on your travel bucket list – and we can't wait to tell you why.

Find the top places to visit on your next trip with our list of the best cities in Canada.

1. Toronto, Ontario

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The capital of Ontario, the largest city in Canada, and the city that attracts the most visitors in the entire country – there's a lot to be said for Toronto, a bustling city of almost three million people, which is why it earned the top spot on this list.

First, there are the infamous Toronto landmarks. You can't mention Toronto without thinking of the iconic CN Tower, and many tourists take the time to visit popular destinations like Toronto Island, Casa Loma, and the Toronto Zoo as well.

There are world famous museums, like the Art Gallery of Ontario (the AGO) and the Royal Ontario Museum (the ROM), and other major attractions like the Hockey Hall of Fame and Nathan Phillips Square.

Then, there are the sports teams. Toronto hosts the most professional sports teams in the entire country – seven in total – and you don't have to be a rabid sports fan to enjoy taking in a game. No matter what time of year you're visiting, there's probably a pro sports game taking place – whether it's catching the Toronto Blue Jays play a baseball game, the Toronto Raptors (2019 NBA champions!) play a basketball game, or the Toronto Maple Leafs play a hockey game.

But most Torontonians would argue that the major attractions aren't what make Toronto the best city in Canada: it's the diverse neighborhoods located throughout the city, each a micro cultural hub with unique restaurants, shops, and parks. From Little Italy to Chinatown to the Danforth (home to a large Greek community), you can experience food from around the world by hopping from neighborhood to neighborhood.

After you've filled your belly to your heart's content, get out and explore the city's natural beauty: take in a stroll along Lake Ontario or spendsome time on the local beaches. Wander High Park, Toronto's largest public park or take a ferry to Toronto Islands for a fun afternoon and fabulous views of the city skyline.


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2. Quebec City, Quebec

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With horse-drawn carriages clip-clopping along the cobblestone streets of old Quebec City, it's easy to feel as though you've jumped back in time in this historic city.

Overlooking the Saint Lawrence River, Quebec City is a French-speaking city (though most people speak English in the popular tourist areas) that is rich in culture and history. Most visitors are drawn to Vieux-Québec, the fortified city core that features the aforementioned cobblestone streets, lined with boutiques, cafés, and restaurants.

The castle-like Fairmont Le Château Frontenac is an iconic Quebec City landmark and is well worth exploring, even if you aren't lucky enough to be staying as a guest. A visit to La Citadelle de Québec is also a great idea; join in on a walking tour to learn about this historical fort, which continues to function as an active military installation.


Lovers of art and all things ornate will feel like kids in a candy store in Quebec City. Beauty is everywhere you look, from architectural details to exceptional museums like the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec.

The Museum of Civilization (or Musée de la civilisation) is one of the most visited museums in Canada and takes you behind the scenes of the history of Quebec. You'll leave feeling inspired – and with the urge to return again someday.


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3. Vancouver, British Columbia

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Vancouver is easily the most beautiful city in Canada. With mountains to the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and the enormous Stanley Park right downtown, the city's landscapes are jaw-droppingly gorgeous.

Whether you're exploring the beaches in Kitsilano, meandering the trails of Pacific Spirit Park by the University of British Columbia campus, or cycling along the seawall downtown, there are plenty of ways to enjoy Vancouver's natural beauty. Thanks to warm, sunny summers and mild (though often wet) winters, it's easy to enjoy spending time outdoors year-round.

Many of Vancouver's neighborhoods are easily walkable, and there are hidden gems around virtually every corner. The downtown core is prime for finding a seat at a coffee shop and watching the world go by, while nearby Gastown offers a mix of quirky, contemporary, and cool shops and restaurants.

Granville Island features its famous market laden with all kinds of goodies, and Main Street is a foodie's paradise, with restaurants serving the best local fare. It's tough to see the entire city in one visit – but it's sure fun trying to do it all!


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4. Calgary, Alberta

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Welcome to Canada's wild west: Calgary, Alberta is home to the famous Calgary Stampede, a week-long festival featuring rodeo events, concerts, special activities, and exhibitions galore. More than a million visitors head to "Cowtown" every year in early July to celebrate Calgary's farming and ranching heritage, making it one of the biggest festivals in the entire country.

But there's much more to Calgary than horses and cowboy hats: you can hop back in time and experience life as a pioneer at Heritage Park Historical Village, take in the city views at the revolving restaurant atop the Calgary Tower, or meander along the Bow River through the 50-acre Prince's Island Park.

Though it gets mighty cold in the winter, the people of Calgary often have smiles on their faces – maybe that's because the city gets the most sunshine of anywhere in Canada. On average, Calgary experiences 333 sunny days per year, totaling 2,396 hours of sunshine. If you're planning a trip, odds are good that you'll have great weather.


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5. Ottawa, Ontario

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Oh, Canada – it's hard not to feel extra patriotic when you're in the nation's capital of Ottawa. If you're a history buff, Ottawa will have you swooning in no time.

A guided sightseeing tour of Parliament Building on Parliament Hill will give you a peek into the world of Canadian government – and the building itself is quite the masterpiece. The city is also home to some of the best museums and galleries in the country.

The Canadian War Museum explores the history of Canada's military and the major events and conflicts that shaped the country as we know it today. And that's just the tip of the cultural iceberg: there's also the National Gallery of Canada, the Canadian Museum of History, the Canadian Museum of Nature, and the Canadian Aviation and Space Museum, to name a few.

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Another thing Ottawa knows how to do is throw an epic festival. On July 1, no city celebrates Canada Day quite like Ottawa. Each February, Winterlude is a winter-lover's dream come true, celebrating all things about the cold – you haven't truly experienced winter in Canada until you've ice skated along the Rideau Canal. There's also the Canadian Tulip Festival, the jazz festival, Bluesfest – the list goes on.


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6. Montreal, Quebec

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Since being established in 1642 as a French mission station, Montreal (or Mont- Réal as it was back then) has risen in importance as both a world-class commercial and a cultural center. Today, not only is it Canada's second largest city, it's also the world's second biggest French-speaking city, surpassed only by Paris,

As big as it is, Montreal has, unlike many equally large cities in North America, managed to preserve not only its unique character, but also many of its oldest buildings and neighborhoods. The best places to get a feeling for "Old Montreal" are in Vieux-Montreal, the heart of the original old colonial town, with its attractive old townhomes; and the equally picturesque "Old Port," or Vieux-Port, with its splendid promenade.

Add to this historic character the city's newer entertainment, museum, and arts districts, and you'll find no end of fun things to do in Montreal.

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7. Victoria, British Columbia

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The Canadian city of Victoria is about as close to a "bit of old England" as you're ever likely to find this side of the Atlantic. Situated on Vancouver Island's south end, its mild climate is anything but typical for Canada and is far more akin to Britain, leading to its popularity not only as a vacation destination, but also a place to retire.

It doesn't hurt, either, that Victoria was named after the then ruling monarch when it was founded in 1843. And topping it all, the city's most iconic building, the majestic Fairmont Empress, founded in 1904, also happens to serve what is probably Canada's most authentic afternoon tea experience.

Other highlights of a visit include exploring the city's Inner Harbour, with its lengthy promenade; the lovely Butchart Gardens, which is especially lovely in spring; and the Royal BC Museum, with its large collections related to the country's cultural and natural history.

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8. St. John's, Newfoundland

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Arguably one of the most underrated cities on this list, St. John's is a city simply unlike any other in Canada. From the local lingo and distinct Newfoundland accent to the colorful houses and the rugged, natural beauty of the coast, visiting St. John's almost feels like visiting an entirely different country – in the best of ways.

As the easternmost city in North America, St. John's has played several important roles throughout Canada's history. Check out Signal Hill, where Marconi received the first transatlantic wireless signal, and the spectacular museum The Rooms, to learn about St. John's importance in Canada's historic wars and battles (before Newfoundland was even officially part of Canada!)

Downtown St. John's was ravaged by the Great Fire in 1892, but today, the city's downtown core is a great place to window shop, grab a bite to eat, and pick up some one-of-a-kind souvenirs. Visitors should also make time to explore the coast – whale watching and puffin viewing tours leave from just outside of town.

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9. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

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If you're planning a trip to Prince Edward Island, chances are good that you'll start things off in Charlottetown, the province's capital. Be sure to take some time to explore this small but fascinating city, home of the Canadian Confederation.

For a taste of PEI's cultural side, check out the Confederation Centre of the Arts. This national art center spans an entire city block downtown and features a massive theater, an art gallery, a gift boutique, an outdoor amphitheater, and even a restaurant. Check out the center's schedule to see what acts are in town, from live concerts to musical shows to comedy acts and more.

For a literal taste of Charlottetown, check out the local restaurants to sample local treats. Nothing says PEI quite like fresh seafood and potatoes. You'll find plenty of restaurants serving the province's best fare right in the heart of Charlottetown.

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10. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

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There's an exciting, youthful vibe about Saskatoon – Saskatchewan's largest city – that contributed to its well-deserved spot on this list of Canada's best cities.

One of Saskatoon's surprising claims to fame is that it's said to boast the highest number of restaurants per capita of any city in the country. There are many options for those who want to experience fresh flavors grown right in Saskatchewan. Of course, you can't have a true culinary tour of the city without sampling a slice of Saskatoon berry pie.

The city has also put a lot of work into building a strong arts and cultural scene. Live music, theater, modern art galleries, and public art installations are just a few of the attractions you'll find when exploring the city's artistic side.

While there's lots going on in terms culture, one of Saskatoon's greatest attractions is outside — just look up. The sky in Saskatoon is unlike anywhere else. Whether you're catching a sunset or simply spotting shapes in the clouds, you'll quickly understand why Saskatoon is dubbed the "Land of the Living Skies."

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11. Whitehorse, Yukon

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With a population of just over 25,000 people, Whitehorse is certainly one of the smaller cities on this list, but it's a charming place to visit, combining the old and the new, and it serves as a great launching point for a trip exploring Canada's vast and beautiful north.

Downtown Whitehorse is small but walkable and well worth a visit – but many of the best attractions are just outside of town. Check out the Takhini Hot Springs and Yukon Wildlife Preserve, both just half an hour from Whitehorse.

If you're willing to brave the cold winters of the north, a Northern Lights tour is the adventure of a lifetime.

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12. Halifax, Nova Scotia

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One of the best cities in the Maritimes has to be Halifax. It's known as a city that is easily accessible by foot, making it a lot of fun to wander around, exploring the different neighborhoods without setting out a formal itinerary.

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A good place to start out is to head to the Halifax Peninsula for a walk along the four-kilometer boardwalk winding along the waterfront, which is bustling with activity in the summer months. Be sure to check out the Canadian Museum of Immigration, Cable Wharf (from here, you can catch a whale watching tour or sail out to Peggy's Cove), and the Maritime Museum of the Atlantic along the way.

The 16-acre Halifax Public Gardens on the city's famous Spring Garden Road is a sanctuary in the city. Just a short walk away is the Halifax Citadel National Historic Site of Canada, a 19th-century fort with exceptional views and the opportunity to learn more about the city's history. When you're ready to fuel up, just grab a bite at one of Halifax's many restaurants – the city is known for its delectable donairs and scrumptious seafood.


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13. Winnipeg, Manitoba

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Canada's seventh largest city – and the largest urban area in Manitoba – Winnipeg makes for a great destination for those wanting a taste of the country's heartland. As Manitoba's capital city, it serves an important commercial and cultural role, and is home to numerous institutions, architecture, attractions and things to do that should certainly rank highly on any visitor's itinerary.

Topping the city's list of important cultural attractions is the stunningly designed Canadian Museum for Human Rights. Opened in 2008, this state-of-the-art museum features exhibits and collections describing human rights issues, as well as some of the best views over the city from its centerpiece Tower of Hope.

Other cultural attractions worth seeing include the Manitoba Museum, which portrays the province's human and natural histories, and the Winnipeg Art Gallery with its impressive collection of Canadian and international art.

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14. Banff, Alberta

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Technically, the resort town of Banff isn't quite large enough to be a city – but it's so beautiful that we didn't dare leave it off this list. Many visitors head to Canada expressly to witness the majestic Rocky Mountains up close and personal. At just an hour and a half from Calgary, Banff is easily accessible and, without a doubt, stunningly scenic.

The town of Banff is situated in Banff National Park, Canada's largest and most popular national park. As fun as it is to wander the streets of downtown Banff, the real action lies outside of town and within the park boundaries.

From skiing the local resorts to exploring Johnston Canyon, from hiking up mountains to taking a backcountry horseback riding tour, Banff is a mecca for adventurers and lovers of the outdoors.

15. Thunder Bay, Ontario

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From its humble beginnings as a fur trading post in the early 1800s, the northern Ontario city of Thunder Bay has transformed into a delightful tourist destination that has become increasingly popular with domestic and international tourists alike.

In fact, the city's first real non-native settlement, historic Fort William, can still be visited, and provides a fascinating glimpse into the lives and conditions of the time. Opened to the public as a "living museum" in the 1970s, it now consists of 42 faithfully reconstructed buildings occupied by costumed guides keen to describe their characters' roles and lives "back in the day."

Thunder Bay also boasts a spectacular waterfront, much of which has been the subject of major redevelopment in recent years. Stroll the promenades, admire the sculptures and parks, all the while catching glimpses of the famous Sleeping Giant, a peninsula of land that really does look like a large man lying down and resting.

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What is the prettiest city in Canada? ›

Located in British Columbia, Vancouver is easily the most beautiful Canadian city. You'll discover mountain vistas in the north, the Pacific Ocean to the west, and Stanley Park downtown. The city's sweeping panoramas are incredible and offer unlimited recreational opportunities.

What is the #1 city in Canada? ›


Which city is best in Canada for living? ›

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  • Montreal, Quebec: best for food and drink.
  • Boucherville, Quebec: best for rural escapes.
  • Edmonton, Alberta: best for families.
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia: best for affordable property.
  • Quebec City, Quebec: best for culture.
  • Burlington, Ontario: best for climate.
Jan 11, 2023

Which city is best in Canada 2022? ›

Called Best Cities, the list names 25 as best in 2022, starting with Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, at the top.

What is Canada's coolest city? ›

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  • Montreal.
  • Toronto.
  • Vancouver.
  • Ottawa.
  • Quebec.
  • Edmonton.
  • Calgary.
  • Ontario.
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Which city in Canada is the most fun? ›

10 Fun Party Cities in Canada
  • 1- Montreal. Best time of year to party in Montreal. ...
  • 2- Vancouver. Best time of year to party in Vancouver. ...
  • 3- Toronto. Best time of year to party in Toronto. ...
  • 4- Calgary. Best time of year to party in Calgary. ...
  • 5- Quebec City. Best time to party in Quebec City. ...
  • 6- Halifax. ...
  • 7- Victoria. ...
  • 8- Winnipeg.
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Which part of Canada is most beautiful? ›

10 most beautiful places to visit in Canada
  • Vancouver's scenic bays. ...
  • The rugged coast of Tofino. ...
  • Island worlds in Nova Scotia. ...
  • Picturesque parks in Toronto. ...
  • The breathtaking landscape of the wild west coast. ...
  • Unbelievable beauty in Banff. ...
  • Dramatic bike trails in British Columbia. ...
  • Soothing sands on Prince Edward Island.

Which city is rich in Canada? ›

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1West Vancouver$4,454,424
3Rocky View County$3,336,048
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What is the coldest city in Canada? ›

The coldest place in Canada based on average yearly temperature is Eureka, Nunavut, where the temperature averages at −19.7 °C or −3.5 °F for the year. However, the coldest temperature ever recorded in Canada was −63.0 °C or −81.4 °F in Snag, Yukon.

Where do most Americans live in Canada? ›

As Canada's largest city, and the fourth-biggest in North America in terms of population, Toronto has something for everyone. More Americans in Canada call Toronto home than any other Canadian city. Toronto is Canada's financial hub and it's financial district is located downtown, close to the CN Tower.

Which is the warmest city in Canada? ›

1) Victoria, BC

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, and has the distinct honour of being Canada's warmest city. Their average daily temperature is 7.6 degrees Celsius even in January, which is the peak of the Canadian winter.

Where is the nicest cheapest place to live in Canada? ›

Quebec City is one of the cheapest places to live in Canada, with a cost of living that is just over $1,000 per month. The city's main employment sectors are defense services, public administration, and tourism. The average home in Quebec City costs just under $460,000, and the average rent is $724 per month.

What are the 3 most popular cities in Canada? ›

Canada - 10 Largest Cities
1Toronto , Ontario2,600,000
2Montreal , Quebec1,762,949
3Calgary , Alberta1,019,942
4Edmonton , Alberta1,010,899
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Where do the rich vacation in Canada? ›

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Lake Louise, Alberta. This iconic world-class Canadian resort is located in one of the most stunning places in all of Canada - Lake Louise, Alberta - and is a popular honeymoon destination not only for the wealthiest of Canadians but also British Royalty, and A-list Hollywood celebrities.

What cities are booming in Canada? ›

Kentville, Truro, New Glasgow and CBRM also saw growth, according to Statistics Canada. Halifax was the second-fastest growing urban region in the country in 2022, after Moncton, N.B., according to new data from Statistics Canada. The municipality grew by 4.4 per cent between July 1, 2021, and July 1, 2022.

Is it cheaper to live in Canada or the US? ›

Overall, both Canada and the US are fairly expensive to live in. Canada has much higher housing costs but healthcare costs are much more expensive in the US. While US salaries are slightly higher, Canadians have a much easier time making a higher salary with less education.

What city in Canada has no snow? ›

No matter how you look at it, Victoria, BC on the southern tip of Vancouver Island has less snow than any other city in Canada. It has an annual average snowfall of 33 centimeters landing over seven days.

Which US city is similar to Toronto? ›

Toronto = Chicago

While many say Toronto is the New York City of Canada, locals will agree that more similarities can be found between them and the Windy City. At 2.8 and 2.7 million, their population sizes are also roughly the same.

Where should I go for the first time in Canada? ›

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  • Bay of Fundy.
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  • Toronto (+ Niagara Falls!)
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What city in Canada is most like Paris? ›

Quebec City, Quebec

Actually, Quebec City is probably the closest thing you can get to Paris. If you've never been to Quebec City, picture this: cobblestone roads, carefully preserved French architecture, cute little boutiques and cafes, French cuisine and more.

Where do millionaire live in Canada? ›

Ontario and Quebec are the two provinces with the most millionaires in Canada. Montreal is home to over 50,000 millionaires, while Toronto has 118,000. These numbers are significantly higher than in any other province in the country.

Where do millionaires stay in Canada? ›

The top 20 richest neighbourhoods in Canada and their average household net worths are as follows: Sunnybrook, Toronto, Ontario - $22,709,428. York Mills-Windfields, Toronto, Ontario - $20,944,385. Bridle Path, Toronto, Ontario - $19,729,093.

What is the smartest city in Canada? ›

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May 20, 2010

Is Canada colder than the US? ›

Most of the United States is located in the mid-latitudes, where the climates are moderate. Canada is colder because so much of it lies far north in the higher latitudes.

How cold is Canada in summer? ›

Summer in Canada

With varying levels of humidity, temperatures range between 59–95°F (15–35°C). The far north is a bit cooler, but also boasts exceptionally long days at the height of summer. Unfortunately, summer is also wildfire season.

Which part of Canada is not cold? ›

Victoria, British Columbia holds the title for the warmest city in Canada during the winter. Daily average highs reach 9°C and nightly lows only drop to around 4°C. Average annual snowfall is low at 25 cm. Victoria only has one day per year where the temperature will drop below zero.

Will I lose my Social Security if I move to Canada? ›

If you have Social Security credits in both the United States and Canada, you may be eligible for benefits from one or both countries. If you meet all the basic requirements under one country's system, you will get a regular benefit from that country.

Is it worth moving to Canada from USA? ›

Migrating to Canada is a great opportunity to start anew. There are many reasons why it may be worth it for you and your family. Canada's multicultural society and high quality of life make the country a perfect place for immigrants. However, deciding to move from one country to another can be challenging.

Can I live in Canada if I am a US citizen? ›

Yes, you can live in Canada if you are a U.S. citizen—and actually, unless you actually apply for citizenship in Canada, you will still be considered an American citizen, even if you are a permanent resident of Canada.

What is the sunniest city in Canada? ›

Although receiving nowhere near as many hours of sun as the US top sunny-destination, Calgary, Alberta tops the sunniest places in Canada and receives a respectable 2405 hours and 333 days of sunshine a year. Edmonton is also a strong sun spot with 2299 hours and 321 days of sun a year.

Which state in Canada has the best weather? ›

The province of British Columbia has the best weather in Canada. It records the highest average temperature when compared to the entire nation. With an average of 7.6 degrees Celsius daily high and 1.5 degrees Celsius daily low, this province offers the ideal climate to dwell in.

Which province is best for living in Canada? ›

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  5. Nova Scotia – Scenic Beauty. ...
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Can a retired US citizen move to Canada? ›

Moving to Canada doesn't mean you need to give up your U.S. citizenship. You can receive Social Security benefits while living in another country, but you will also likely still be subject to U.S. taxes if you earn supplemental income.

How difficult is it to move to Canada from the US? ›

Generally speaking, moving to Canada is not too difficult. Because Canada is open to welcoming new immigrants and offers several immigration programs, it's easier for you to qualify for one immigration stream. Still, you have to meet the requirements for the pathway you want to apply for.

Which Canadian city has the cheapest houses? ›

New Brunswick: Northern New Brunswick

If you want to enter the housing market, 2023 is still the year to look east for affordable real estate. New Brunswick is the cheapest province in all of Canada and the most affordable housing market here is Northern New Brunswick.

Is Toronto or Vancouver better? ›

Toronto is THE big city in Canada, the financial and cultural centre of the country. Vancouver is undoubtedly a bustling place too, but it just doesn't quite have the global city vibe that Toronto has. What is this? The nightlife, shopping and eating options are generally better than Vancouver.

What is the best small town in Canada? ›

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  • Banff, Alberta.
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Which city in Canada needs immigrants? ›

After Ontario, British Columbia was the most popular province of destination for new immigrants in 2021. British Columbia is often considered the best province in Canada for immigrants looking for outdoor adventures and milder temperatures. British Columba's most popular city is Vancouver.

What 3 cities do most immigrants move to in Canada? ›

In 2021, over 9 in 10 recent immigrants lived in one of Canada's 41 census metropolitan areas (CMAs), which are large urban centres of over 100,000 residents. As was the trend over the past 50 years, Toronto (29.5%), Montréal (12.2%) and Vancouver (11.7%) continued to welcome the most recent immigrants in 2021.

Which city has highest jobs in Canada? ›

Toronto, Ontario

It is the most dominant city in Canada when it comes to business and industry. It is where you will find almost all the headquarters of the financial services sector, including banking and insurance. Everything you can think of in line with manufacturing and distribution happens in Toronto.

Which Canadian state is most beautiful? ›

Alberta has the most diverse natural landscapes in all of Canada, from Rocky Mountain peaks and rolling grasslands to arid badlands and immense swaths of boreal forest. The province also boasts Canada's two most popular national parks, as well as the largest one.

Which city is beautiful Vancouver or Toronto? ›

Surrounded by ocean and mountains, Vancouver must be one of most beautiful cities in the world. Toronto isn't an ugly duckling by any means (that skyline!) but any city would find it hard to compete Vancouver's eye candy.

What city in Canada is like Paris? ›

Quebec City, Quebec

Actually, Quebec City is probably the closest thing you can get to Paris. If you've never been to Quebec City, picture this: cobblestone roads, carefully preserved French architecture, cute little boutiques and cafes, French cuisine and more.

What is the cheapest state to live in Canada? ›

The most affordable city in Canada is found in Quebec and the region is generally the cheapest province to live in Canada.

Which part of Canada is the friendliest? ›

Carp, Ontario

Considered one of the friendliest communities in Canada, this town is known for its weekly farmers market from April to October, as well as attractions like the Diefenbunker Museum and the Carp Fair. Grab some suds at Cheshire Cat Pub just 9 km out of town, and toast with some new pals.

Which part of Canada is hottest? ›

1) Victoria, BC

Victoria is the capital of British Columbia, and has the distinct honour of being Canada's warmest city.


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