Canada is the second-largest country in the world by land area. Canada is famous for several things, such as its natural landscapes, welcoming society, vibrant city with high quality of life, beautiful architecture, vibrant arts, maple syrup, ice hockey, and the iconic Niagara Falls.
Canada has some amazing cities that showcase the country’s rich culture, breathtaking scenery, and high-quality life: such as Toronto, Edmonton, Montreal, Vancouver, etc. These are just a few examples of Canada’s incredible cities. Each city has its own unique attractions, charms, and experiences, making Canada a truly attractive destination for both local and international visitors. In this article, I will discuss the top 5 best cities in Canada as of 2023. Let’s begin
Toronto is the capital of the province of Ontario in Canada. It is located on the western shore of Lake Ontario and is the most populated city in Canada as well. The city was founded in 1793 as York but it was renamed as the city of Toronto in 1834. The summers are moderately hot and humid with winters being pleasant as well. Moreover, this favorable climate is a reason for it being one of the most prevalent cities in the world.
Every year a large number of immigrants come to Toronto with the dream to do something big. Toronto is an international center of business and finance and it is the financial capital of Canada as well. In Toronto, the Toronto Stock Exchange which is the 10th largest stock exchange in the world by value is located here. Toronto is also a tourist spot and receives millions of tourists every year. Some of the main tourist attractions of the city are the Toronto Zoo, Bata Shoe Museum, University of Toronto Art Centre, etc.
Edmonton is the capital of the Alberta province of Canada. The city is located near the North Saskatchewan River and it is the fifth-largest city in Canada. The city was founded in 1794 and its population in 2021 was about 1,010,899. Edmonton is 671 meters above sea level and it has a humid continental climate. The summers are warm and sunny and the winters are dry and freezing. Like any other city in Canada, Edmonton is also a very diverse city with a large number of immigrants and people from different religions. It is a major Oil and Gas industry center and is the main economic center of North and Central Alberta. It is also a major financial center of Alberta as big banks like Canadian Commercial Bank, AtB Finance TD Canada Trust, etc are located here. Edmonton is also the birthplace of many companies that are now international companies like Boston Pizza, Autocanada Etc. The city is also a major art and culture center of Canada as throughout the year a large number of music festivals and other programs are organized here. Some of the major tourist attractions of the city of Edmonton are the Royal Alberta Museum, Telus World of Science, Alberta Aviation Museum, and many parks and hiking places.
Vancouver is one of the largest cities in Canada and is the capital of British Columbia province. The city is located on the western coast of Canada in the lower mainland of British Columbia and it was established in 1870. The population of the city in 2021 was about 661,248. It is considered by many as the most diverse city of Canada with about half of the population being made up of minorities. Vancouver has a Mediterranean type of climate with warmer summers and winters than any other part of Canada. It is ranked as one of the most liveable cities in the world as well. Vancouver is a major economic center and is a center for industries like biotechnology, aerospace, video game development, software development, etc. The city is also a major tourist destination for its beautiful nature. Every year about 10 million people visit Vancouver to enjoy the natural setting of Vancouver. Major tourist attractions in the city are Queen Elizabeth Park, VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver Art Gallery, etc. along with the beautiful natural scenery it offers.
Montreal is another best city in Canada, located in the province of Quebec. It is also known as the historical capital of Canada. The city has a total population of about 1.76 million and is listed as the second most populous city in Canada.
Ottawa is a lively city, located in the province of Ontario, and the capital city of Canada. It is famous for its rich history, beautiful architecture, and diverse culture, it is a vibrant place to visit and live. The city is home to several iconic landmarks such as Parliament Hill, and the ‘Rideau Canal’ a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The city of Ottawa was founded in 1826 as Bytown and renamed Ottawa in 1855.