Canada’s Most Popular Cities

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From refined urban experiences in Toronto and Montreal to more laid-back destinations, such as Victoria, below we will explore the most popular cities in Canada. These results are based on the number of travelers that flock to each city as they search for excitement and the great outdoors.

Toronto

Topping the list is none other than Toronto. Toronto owes its ‘fame’ to the ever stretching CN Tower, glamorous shopping in Yorkville and Bohemian locale in Queen Street West. Toronto is additionally the nation’s financial hub, attracting many professionals from around the world. With more than 2.6 million inhabitants, Toronto is Canada’s most populous city; however, while including the more prominent metropolitan range, the Toronto populace takes off to more than 5.5 million.

 

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Though the main magnetic pull is due to the waterfalls, the surrounding area too has so much to offer. The other main reason for traffic in Niagara Falls is the Niagara wine region and the Shaw Festival. In Canada, Niagara Falls is in Ontario and flows through to the U.S state of New York. Niagara Falls has earned a name as the honeymoon destination, pulling in millions of newlyweds or even just passionate couples every year. In the 2000’s, Niagara Falls increased its diversion with the expansion of a glossy casino resort, which brought better restaurants and shops, and big-name stage acts. Nowadays, Niagara Falls is particularly appealing  to families, with hotels, eateries, and attractions all designed for this demographic.

 

Montreal

Montreal is notoriously known as France’s home away from home, as the city’s official language is French (followed by English) which is spoken by more than half of the population. The main attracting factor in Montreal is the city’s Old Town which is a neighborhood close to the water that is safeguarded in much of its unique state and profuse with a French flare. The 17th-century architecture and cobblestone streets give the city a European look and feel. Montreal has a city populace of 1.7 million, or 3.8 million if you consider the greater Montreal area. In spite of the fact that Montreal is authoritatively a French speaking city (just like the region of Quebec), a number of its residents, particularly those in the retail and hospitality industries, communicate in English.

 

Vancouver

Vancouver has consistently been voted as “the best place to live in the world,” and with good reason. The city is where the ocean meets the mountain, and apart from its natural beauty, this city also offers a relaxed  charm that makes it a great destination in its own right. An incredible destination, Vancouver is likewise a passage to a wide range of nearby adventures including Whistler/Blackcomb ski resort, and various islands off the coast. Vancouver has a port, the Vancouver International Airport (YVR), around 20 minutes from downtown, and boasts an exceptional public transportation system. The city is under 3 hours drive from Seattle, Washington, U.S.A.

 

Victoria, British Columbia

This capital city of British Columbia is situated on the southern tip of Vancouver Island.

Victoria is an enchanting harbor city that is a door to all the brilliant towns, bays, inlets and Pacific Ocean landscape that is Vancouver Island. The city is home to more than 80,000 individuals, with the populace swelling to more than 340 thousand when you consider the greater metropolitan zone.

 

If you cannot already tell, Canada usually lives up to all its stereotypes. Divers country? Check. Jobs and opportunities? Check. Beautiful scenery and friendly people? Check.  Whatever it is you’re looking for, Canada has it.

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