Sunday, 5 August 2012

TOP 10 - Best Places To Live in CANADA

According to MoneySense, Canada’s Best Places to Live 2012 compiles, weighs and ranks 190 cities and towns in Canada by 22 separate categories - walk/bike to work, air quality, weather, population growth, unemployment, affordable housing, crime rate etc.

While they claim that they can’t gauge many of the elements that people enjoy in their cities, the nearness of family, the friendliness of neighbours or even great sunsets, they have measured what can be measured and compared what can be compared from towns and cities across our provinces and territories.

Below are the TOP 10 BEST Places To Live in CANADA starting from #10:

10.  Winnipeg, MANITOBA

Assiniboine Park - Winnipeg, MANITOBA
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9.  Red Deer, ALBERTA

Douglas Cardinal - St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church - Red Deer, Alberta
Photo by Flickr user  arhitrav

8.  Edmonton, ALBERTA

Edmonton's River Valley - Edmonton, ALBERTA
Photo by Flickr user  protophotogsl

At 7,400 hectares, Edmonton's North Saskatchewan River valley is the largest stretch of urban parkland in North America. There are 22 major parks and over 150 kilometres of trails on which you can enjoy walks, bike rides, picnics, snowshoeing, cross-country skiing and more. - Source

7.   Fredericton, NEW BRUNSWICK

View of the city - Fredericton, NEW BRUNSWICK
Photo by Flickr user Susan Hancox Reid

6.  Brandon, MANITOBA

Central Fire Station - Brandon, MANITOBA
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The skyline of downtown Regina - Regina, SASKATCHEWAN
Photo by Flickr user  Edward Willett

4.  Halifax, NOVA SCOTIA

Photo by Flickr user Hobolens

3.  Kingston, ONTARIO

Kingston, ONTARIO
Photo by Flickr user Dougtone

2.  Burlington, ONTARIO

Royal Botanical Gardens - Burlington, ONTARIO
Photo by Flickr user cseeman

1.  Ottawa, ONTARIO

The Black Tomato Restaurant - Ottawa, ONTARIO
Photo by Flickr user  Hobolens
The 2011 census had the city's population as 883,391, and the metropolitan population as 1,236,324. Mercer ranks Ottawa with the second highest quality of living of any large city in the Americas, and 14th highest in the world. It is also rated the second cleanest city in Canada, and third cleanest city in the world. In 2012, the city was ranked for the third consecutive year as the best community in Canada to live in by MoneySense.

Photo by Flickr user Hobolens


  1. My husband and I are going to rent in Fort McMurray, do you have anything to say about there? We live in the U.S. right now but will be moving for his job and that's where we found a place. I'm a little nervous, but I'm sure it will be okay.

  2. Hi Stacey!
    Sounds exciting! Unfortunately, we don't know much on the 'city' other than it is fairly far out there and has a borderline humid continental climate, with long, very cold winters and warm short summers. It's population is around 60+ thousand and prices for homes are pretty high there for such a remote area.

    How long are you planning on staying there for? There are so many other nice places in Canada, but we know you have to go where the job takes you. Good luck!