When people think of the most beautiful places in Canada, a lot of them think of the huge number of mountains, water bodies and scenic beauty that the country boasts of, not its cities. Canada is, in fact, a diverse, culturally rich country that has some beautiful cities as well.
In this article, we have listed out some of the best places to live in Canada.

Ottawa, the nation’s capital, often called a government town, has the highest standard of living in Canada and apart from its array of government buildings, also boasts of many other architectural gems. It is also home to a large number of tech hubs and employs over 70000 people in the tech sector alone. This is probably why the unemployment rate here is as low as 5 percent. Ottawa is a safe and reasonably affordable city with, unfortunately, very cold and harsh winters.

Montreal, which is much larger than Ottawa, is rich in terms of its culture, food and beauty and thus a good destination for shopping, interesting restaurants, nightlife and concerts. High rated for its liveability, it boasts of a bigger student population than any other city and is ranked one of the best cities for studying abroad.

Often rated as the most beautiful city in Canada because of its fairy-tale architecture, Quebec City is the only one in Canada and the US to still have its original city walls. A UNESCO world heritage centre, Quebec City, like Ottawa, also grows jobs thrice as quickly as its growing population and has an unemployment rate of just 4.3 percent.

Surrounded by water, Vancouver has the largest population and mildest climates of all cites in Canada. The city boasts of stunning scenery and gorgeous beaches, making it a popular filming location and earning it the title ‘Hollywood North’. Vancouver is, however, a pretty pricey and luxurious place to live in.

A large, populous and busy city, Toronto is a favourite option for many immigrants to settle in. It thus boasts of a harmonious multicultural population and is a truly cosmopolitan city. Known also for its low crime rate, economic hubs and stable climate, Toronto is one of the best places to live in.


Calgary, a prosperous and diverse city in the province of Alberta, is the third largest urban area in Canada. With its huge skyscrapers, diverse and vibrant neighbourhoods, Calgary can easily remind one of New York City. This city has the lowest tax rate in the country and is a popular destination for engineers, mechanics and business professionals. Calgary also boasts of affordable housing and more sunshine than any of the other cities in Canada.

Halifax is often ranked one of the best cities to live in and boasts of the third most affordable housing market in the country. The city is also known for its warm, moderate climate, vibrant nightlife and huge historical buildings, making it a favourite option to reside in.

Canada is an immensely large and diverse country and of all the different, beautiful cities it includes, the seven mentioned above is perhaps the most popular options to make the cut for the best places in the country to live in.