Best Places To Live In Canada

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  1. kerryg profile image81
    kerrygposted 14 years ago

    Best Places To Live In Canada

  2. paul_gibsons profile image60
    paul_gibsonsposted 14 years ago

    Vancouver (but avoid the "burbs") or the Sunshine Coast and Gibsons if you can put up with a daily 40 min ferry ride to go to work in the Lower Mainland as there isn't much here...

  3. MikeNV profile image68
    MikeNVposted 14 years ago

    I have been to Vancouver but it was a very long time ago.  I heard the roads were really bad during high traffic.  I love Seattle so Vancouver BC and Victoria BC are similar in Climate.  Canada is an amazing place to visit in the summer but way too cold for me in the Winter.  We also went up to Banff National Park and it was just stunningly beautiful.  I suppose that if you like and can tolerate the cold that Toronto would be a good city. Someday I might get over there.

  4. profile image57
    susan carrposted 14 years ago

    The best places to live in Canada are Vancouver and surrounding areas, including Vancouver Island. The City of Vancouver is of unparalled beauty and diversity of culture.  What that really means is - there is something that would appeal to anybody.  There is a reputation however of this location being "rainy" and "expensive" - possibly the only 2 negatives you will likely hear.  However, the positives are too numerous to mention and most visitors come away with that "AH" feeling and plan to return once again.

  5. Mr. Happy profile image71
    Mr. Happyposted 14 years ago

    Ontario is not bad at all (look at my profile picture lol)

  6. point2make profile image60
    point2makeposted 14 years ago

    The best places will probably require a visit to eastern Canada.
    The best to live in a rural setting-- The Annapolis Valley of Nova Scotia an 80 mile long valley running between Windsor and Digby
    The best place for city living Vancouver or Toronto
    The wild card for something really different and unusual
    Corner Brook , Newfoundland. This small city is located at the head of The Bay of Islands and sits in a spectacular setting. If you like the outdoor life this is the place..

  7. needs_a_break profile image59
    needs_a_breakposted 14 years ago

    if you want city vancouver is the place but its not to far from the county its only like an hour drive from van to the fraser valley, but Gibsons is amazing as well.... basically BC is the place to be

  8. Uninvited Writer profile image81
    Uninvited Writerposted 14 years ago

    Kitchener/Waterloo, On is a good place to live. It is not a huge city and therefore does not have as much crime as some of the bigger cities (but it does have its share). It is big enough to have all the city amenities you need. There are also two very prestigious universities in the area which draw some of the best and brightest minds. Not to mention RIM (inventor of Blackberry) is in Waterloo. I have lived in larger cities and find this to be a nice fit.

  9. Rebecca E. profile image79
    Rebecca E.posted 14 years ago

    Vancouver is a lovely city, with the water close by,  great biking and walking sites.
    Onatario and othere places are also nice.  Enjoyable as well.

  10. Rebecca E. profile image79
    Rebecca E.posted 14 years ago

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  11. RedElf profile image88
    RedElfposted 14 years ago

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  12. Rebecca E. profile image79
    Rebecca E.posted 14 years ago

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  13. Merdeego profile image61
    Merdeegoposted 14 years ago

    I have never found anywhere in Canada that I did not like and I have been visiting every summer for over 25 years.  I live south of the Mason/Dixon line and don't intend to share your winters.  Thank you----But I'll be back this summer!! ........and again thank you!

  14. teendad profile image60
    teendadposted 14 years ago

    I always enjoy Quebec, Montreal, and Toronto. If I had to pick one I'd say Montreal. I guess I'm just a city boy.

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    ChrisiMarrposted 14 years ago
  16. Curious Jen profile image60
    Curious Jenposted 14 years ago

    This question is nearly impossible to answer.  There are a lot of great places to live in Canada.  From east to west, I would choose the following:
    1. Halifax.  This small town has A LOT to offer.  It has a small town feel but it also has tons of cultural events and beautiful historical sites.  Halifax has great restaurants and great live music.  The real estate is cheap too.
    2. Montreal tied with Quebec City.  Montreal and Quebec City are hip.  These places feel like Europe.  Montreal has a great arts scene and fashion scene.
    3. Ottawa is simply beautiful. It is a major international city within minutes of the wilderness.  Skiing, skating, hiking, etc can be easily done after work.  Ottawa and Vancouver are perfect cities for urbanites that enjoy outdoor activities.
    4.  Toronto.  Say no more.  This is truly an international city.  There are Korean sections, Italian sections, Chinese sections, Greek sections etc, etc.  Toronto, with 4 plus pro sports teams, has something for every one.
    5. Vancouver is likely the best Canadian city.  However, it has very expensive real estate making it beyond the reach of many people.  Vancouver has a great climate and a laid back feel.  People who live in Van stay in Van.

  17. mintinfo profile image65
    mintinfoposted 14 years ago

    Been to Vancouver and it's great. I love the weather and the environment. I live in Ottawa now and it's OK. Nice and quiet, great fishing in the summer. I go to Montreal regularly and would not live there. Too hectic. I have lived most of my life in Toronto and would prefer it because of the cultural aspects.

  18. kcreery profile image60
    kcreeryposted 13 years ago

    Whistler, BC is a great place to live.

    "Come for the winter and stay for the summer," is a popular local saying.  I've been here for 8 years and I enjoy it a lot. 

    You can ski and snowboard in the winter and mountain bike in the summer.  I can ski out off of Whistler Mountain and end up about 4 houses away from my house.

    My commute to work is a 5 minute bike ride when the roads are clear of snow or else it is a 20 minute walk.  A bonus of living here is that there are no malls.  I can drive down to Vancouver an hour and a half away if I need a mall or a big city fix.

  19. Patty Inglish, MS profile image89
    Patty Inglish, MSposted 13 years ago

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  20. nightwork4 profile image60
    nightwork4posted 13 years ago

    i've lived all over canada in my time and i still think ontario , especially the north is the best place. low crime, clean air and water, friendly people , a great place to raise kids. now if your looking for a fast paced life then run from here, you'd fall asleep.

  21. Mercredi profile image62
    Mercrediposted 13 years ago

    Kitchener/Waterloo has a robust economy but it is a pretty ugly city. Victoria, Ottawa, Quebec, Halifax feel more metropolitan and are a lot nicer. Anywhere in Newfoundland is good, too.

  22. gmwilliams profile image85
    gmwilliamsposted 13 years ago

    To me the best places in Canada to live are:
    (1) Toronto, Ontario
    (2) Montreal, Quebec
    (3) Ottawa, Ontario
    (4) the Canadian side of Niagara Falls

  23. Radamel profile image60
    Radamelposted 12 years ago

    Vancouver, Toronto, Montreal and all the others..

    I like everywhere in Canada..

  24. NomadsCanada profile image60
    NomadsCanadaposted 8 years ago

    Anywhere in the Alberta or BC Rockies. Wages are higher (cost of living can by high in mountain towns, but Alberta doesn't have General Sales Tax) and the strong tourism industry means a lot of fun choices for jobs. Rich in wildlife and adventure/sightseeing activities. Other destinations of interest tend to be but a few hours drive, meaning lots of options for day or weekend trips.


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