The Best Places to Live in Canada

Do you dream of moving to Canada? Perhaps you have fantasies of living in the wilds of Nova Scotia. Or you want to speak French in Quebec or become a city slicker in Toronto. Canadians have a reputation for being some of the friendliest people in the world. And the country itself has miles upon miles of stunning scenery. Whether you're a city dweller, country folk, mountaineer or you're happiest by the sea, there's somewhere for you in Canada. Single people, couples or families will find somewhere they can have the time of their lives. Plus sometimes you'll experience extreme weather and wildlife you won't find elsewhere.

British Columbia

On the west coast of Canada, the province of British Columbia (or BC) is part of the Pacific Northwest, which includes the US states of Washington and Oregon. In this part of the world, you'll find plenty of sea and mountains. BC's capital is Victoria, though the largest city is Vancouver. In Vancouver, you're right by the sea - that means a lot of delicious seafood. You won't ever run out of things to do in Vancouver, as it's a bustling metropolitan place with tonnes of culture.


For somewhere with a dry and sunny climate in British Columbia, try Okanagan Valley. In this beautiful region, you'll find Okanagan Lake, rivers, and more urban landscapes in cities like Kelowna. You'll find many beautiful homes for sale in Okanagan. The area is suitable for anyone, from those who have just left home to those who have just retired.


If you want to feel as if you're living in a tiny country inside another country, try Quebec. Quebec is an excellent option if you would like to learn another language - though remember that you're learning Quebecois, not French as you would hear it in France. Don't worry, people speak English too! The capital of the province is Quebec City, one of the oldest European settlements in North America. The largest city, however, is Montreal. Montreal is a beautiful city, with art and culture galore. As well as all the fun stuff, it has one of the best public transport systems in Canada, and rent is fairly cheap too.


Ottawa is the country's capital and is great for families. There's always something to do with the kids, from museums and waterparks to theatre and petting zoos. In fact, the largest waterpark in Canada, Calypso Waterpark, is in Ottawa. Neighbourhoods like Barrhaven are great for living in with children. This quickly growing suburb is gaining new homes, which means new community spaces too. Parks, schools and community centres are springing up and the public transport has improved as a result of the growth too.

Moving to another country is a big step, and a decision you have to think about very carefully. But Canada is one of the most beautiful countries in the world, with a diverse landscape and culture. If you choose to move there, you won't regret your decision.

1 comment:

  1. haven't been to the provinces of Ottawa and Quebec, but I do love BC for the same reason mentioned, mountains and ocean.