Best Cities Overall



Rank City Bike to work % Days with rain/yr Days above 0°C Pop. growth '11 to '12 Jobless % Average house price $ Average household income $ Crime Severity Index Property tax % Doctors per '000 Employed in arts & rec % New car %
1 Calgary, Alta. 1.18 67.5 169.3 6.56% 4.02 394,550 125,733 65.69 2.32 2.46 2.11 1.37
2 St. Albert, Alta. 0.64 76 176.3 4.92% 3.82 344,967 139,628 56.51 2.54 2.59 1.86 0.94
3 Burlington, Ont. 0.73 108.7 236.2 6.82% 4.65 417,102 110,031 33.57 2.62 2.5 2.06 1.69
4 Strathcona County, Alta. 0.52 77.4 169.7 4.85% 3.51 371,619 147,946 54.14 2.5 2.59 1.66 1.02
5 Oakville, Ont. 0.55 101.3 222.1 6.23% 5.3 587,045 145,471 33.57 2.7 2.07 2.58 1.89
6 Ottawa, Ont. 2.05 118.5 211.9 4.10% 5.89 352,020 98,980 58.62 2.19 2.44 2.94 1.74
7 Saanich, B.C. 5.11 150.5 327.8 5.59% 4.64 562,115 84,509 44.52 2.22 3.25 2.43 0.11
8 Lacombe, Alta. 1.14 75.6 156.9 7.20% 3.91 243,461 97,516 59.11 2.06 2.39 1.46 0.34
9 Lethbridge, Alta. 1.2 58.5 191.5 4.53% 4.1 183,491 82,601 86.99 2.08 1.99 1.44 0.2
10 Newmarket, Ont. 0.52 108.3 205.8 6.31% 4.69 413,688 107,353 39.37 2.78 2.07 2.05 1.63
11 Edmonton, Alta. 1.21 77.2 186.7 3.84% 4.91 338,463 96,704 97.96 2.06 2.57 1.95 0.93
12 Saskatoon, Sask. 2.11 64.4 166.4 6.85% 5.25 311,592 86,934 128.83 2.08 3.06 1.78 0.41
13 Halton Hills, Ont. 0.9 109.6 193 6.08% 4.16 458,024 116,251 33.57 2.96 2.07 1.67 1.44
14 Stratford, Ont. 4.59 117.1 211.2 4.50% 5 237,518 73,948 55.91 2.46 3.04 2.6 0.68
15 London, Ont. 1.45 120.3 217.3 5.87% 6.09 247,818 78,873 91.42 2.38 3.07 1.56 1.42
16 Winnipeg, Man. 1.47 76.9 170.2 6.00% 5.04 255,091 77,269 113.6 2.08 2.57 1.91 0.8
17 Regina, Sask. 1.22 68.1 165.6 6.91% 4.82 312,506 87,063 129.99 2.12 2.37 2.17 0.63
18 Boucherville, Que. 1.53 116.4 225.5 -3.13% 2.78 317,057 115,838 76.56 2.83 2.34 2.86 1.99
19 Kingston, Ont. 2.16 119.4 219.6 3.38% 6.54 287,403 79,727 66.05 2.19 4.11 1.91 0.87
20 Halifax, N.S. 0.85 133.4 228.9 5.86% 6.29 247,566 79,348 87 1.98 3.74 2.47 1.83
21 District of North Vancouver, B.C. 1.46 165.2 207.9 5.41% 4.9 819,882 118,348 42.01 2.46 2.43 4.2 0.76
22 Milton, Ont. 0.28 112.4 216.2 8.08% 3.63 432,883 108,825 43.67 2.87 2.07 2.35 1.66
23 Vaughan, Ont. 0.17 104.4 207.2 8.30% 4.69 604,432 119,598 39.37 2.75 2.07 1.89 1.92
24 Canmore, Alta. 4.3 82.9 158.8 1.53% 2.26 610,282 114,018 60.28 2.12 3.82 3.53 0.47
25 Yellowknife, N.W.T. 2.57 50.5 143 6.16% 5.73 425,947 132,378 218.07 2.45 2.6 2.99 1.36
26 Richmond Hill, Ont. 0.29 117.6 217.5 5.55% 5.43 624,362 109,660 47.49 2.62 2.07 2.1 1.95
27 Medicine Hat, Alta. 0.64 60.7 188.7 8.75% 4.01 215,401 86,821 78.04 2.1 1.77 1.12 0.33
28 Toronto, Ont. 1.64 112.8 258.6 5.27% 7.63 515,775 91,464 70.87 2.07 2.07 3.38 1.64
29 Lévis, Que. 0.78 121.1 189.4 1.46% 3.65 205,501 79,083 40.26 2.49 3.2 1.78 1.85
30 Wetaskiwin, Alta. 1.57 77.2 155 2.95% 3.15 174,621 79,359 161.57 2.06 2.55 0.91 0.23
31 Blainville, Que. 0.88 120.9 196.2 3.65% 4.53 275,669 103,000 53.3 2.73 2.34 1.57 2
32 Centre Wellington, Ont. 0.9 124.9 204.7 7.35% 3.28 347,348 94,192 28.53 2.71 1.2 2.49 0.6
33 Port Coquitlam, B.C. 1.07 181.2 295 6.27% 4.84 410,809 88,850 66.69 2.18 2.43 1.85 0.52
34 Markham, Ont. 0.28 117.6 217.5 6.74% 6.66 552,731 112,018 39.37 2.68 2.07 1.93 1.9
35 Repentigny, Que. 0.73 118.6 198.9 1.88% 4.51 215,408 82,008 48.32 2.56 2.34 1.32 1.91
36 Okotoks, Alta. 0.69 59.7 160.4 5.09% 2.89 345,681 118,333 69.21 2.53 1.06 2.43 1.04
37 West Vancouver, B.C. 1.52 111.6 207.9 -1.83% 4.45 1,462,629 178,038 40.09 2.54 2.43 3.82 1.68
38 Red Deer, Alta. 1.37 79.4 164.9 13.75% 4.37 240,689 98,922 153.75 2.24 2.39 1.55 0.58
39 Delta, B.C. 0.45 152.5 298.6 4.66% 4.65 558,929 96,772 60.05 2.41 2.43 1.98 0.43
40 Victoria, B.C. 9.46 150.4 312.6 8.58% 5.11 447,044 59,321 104.19 1.55 3.25 3.62 0.07
41 Guelph, Ont. 2.08 121.8 204.2 2.31% 5.13 312,061 87,868 46.99 2.6 2.01 1.93 1.05
42 Moncton, N.B. 0.99 131.1 187.3 2.83% 6.19 149,697 71,986 61.92 2.13 3.22 1.73 1.78
43 Maple Ridge, B.C. 0.55 181.2 295 7.14% 4.6 354,953 83,962 85.36 2.19 2.43 1.67 0.32
44 Pickering, Ont. 0.21 118.4 233.5 4.47% 6.56 379,156 109,804 47.49 2.95 2.07 2.23 1.07
45 Clarington, Ont. 0.29 116.8 215.3 7.57% 5.37 308,048 97,019 47.49 2.95 1.28 1.45 1.28
46 Waterloo, Ont. 2.75 115.6 204.8 13.25% 5.49 336,510 100,732 62.57 2.5 1.46 2.26 0.5
47 North Vancouver City, B.C. 1.87 165.2 207.9 3.29% 4.63 580,050 73,326 78.15 1.61 2.43 4.29 0.77
48 Mississauga, Ont. 0.33 96.5 174.9 7.45% 6.54 452,165 98,552 50.25 2.41 2.07 1.61 1.7
49 Whitby, Ont. 0.36 118.4 233.5 9.95% 5.58 354,532 108,564 47.49 2.75 1.28 2.01 1.57
50 Owen Sound, Ont. 0.76 121.1 223.9 5.55% 6.08 223,587 67,914 63.18 2.35 3.33 1.57 1.09
51 Québec, Que. 1.56 121.1 189.4 0.58% 4.97 221,685 67,907 56.26 2.29 3.2 2.33 1.97
52 Vancouver, B.C. 3.62 166.4 328.5 10.39% 6 882,000 81,066 103.44 1.86 2.43 4.3 0.9
53 Cranbrook, B.C. 1.6 80.8 189 7.95% 5.01 303,505 73,833 101.11 2.06 6.65 1.2 0.22
54 Collingwood, Ont. 3.13 110.6 215.1 7.01% 6.62 331,594 81,449 62.13 2.55 2.29 1.8 1.23
55 Camrose, Alta. 0.99 69.9 168.2 3.38% 4.86 211,027 81,937 102.37 2 1.79 1.15 0.26
56 Coquitlam, B.C. 0.59 181.2 295 5.28% 5.32 504,143 84,841 66.65 2.14 2.43 2.06 0.79
57 Cobourg, Ont. 1.34 104.3 221.5 5.41% 6.58 234,438 73,802 51.68 2.59 1.94 1.73 1.19
58 Aurora, Ont. 0.44 117.6 217.5 -3.55% 5.03 499,296 129,615 39.37 2.78 2.07 2.63 1.88
59 Terrebonne, Que. 0.52 123.5 199.5 3.92% 4.03 225,385 81,108 52.56 2.66 2.34 1.4 1.86
60 Caledon, Ont. 0.1 107.4 193.9 10.79% 4.1 519,503 126,093 33.12 2.92 2.07 1.91 1.48
61 Steinbach, Man. 3.25 67 168.2 7.98% 4.59 250,276 65,784 85.88 2.04 2.57 1.85 0.02
62 Gatineau, Que. 1.83 118.5 211.9 1.35% 5.63 223,770 78,788 66.77 2.45 2.44 2.78 1.8
63 Hamilton, Ont. 0.88 117.7 223.2 3.86% 6.55 285,718 78,196 76.14 2.56 2.5 1.58 0.97
64 Kamloops, B.C. 1.3 81.8 240.1 3.48% 6.13 299,134 74,517 111.64 2.05 2.47 1.56 0.24
65 Strathmore, Alta. 0.59 67.5 169.3 5.27% 3.88 273,097 94,584 101.14 2.22 2.46 0.84 0.31
66 Orillia, Ont. 1.07 114.2 208.6 9.58% 5.67 235,047 68,631 78.38 2.41 2.75 1.73 1.61
67 Port Hope, Ont. 0.64 102.6 232.6 6.89% 6.06 244,933 78,784 44.21 2.76 1.48 2.18 0.98
68 Kitchener, Ont. 1.14 115.6 204.8 6.00% 5.71 282,954 78,700 62.57 2.48 1.46 1.57 0.95
69 Ajax, Ont. 0.28 118.4 313.6 3.05% 6.38 358,158 101,033 47.49 2.79 2.07 1.7 1.1
70 Peterborough, Ont. 2.17 116.8 193.4 4.51% 7.09 252,884 74,961 75.19 2.48 2.21 1.58 0.81
71 Wood Buffalo, Alta. 0.19 82.9 156.9 7.25% 4.21 458,722 183,684 124.94 2.43 0.99 0.87 1.96
72 Sarnia, Ont. 1.84 111.8 227.6 2.81% 6.96 189,490 83,161 76.32 2.31 1.59 1.12 0.56
73 Barrie, Ont. 0.47 111.5 205.7 7.81% 5.93 285,498 85,467 60.56 2.72 1.43 1.55 1.17
74 St. Catharines, Ont. 1.47 115.4 236.1 4.24% 6.56 223,464 69,954 60.25 2.56 1.38 1.65 0.53
75 District of Langley, B.C. 0.57 168 168 7.71% 3.49 538,059 100,187 98.1 2.36 2.43 1.7 0.78
76 Kelowna, B.C. 2.02 104.6 207.4 3.26% 5.07 418,956 77,330 113.03 2.15 2.3 1.81 0.16
77 Greater Sudbury / Grand Sudbury, Ont. 0.63 101.1 183 2.99% 7.85 214,087 83,483 78.89 2.1 1.91 1.34 1.12
78 Fredericton, N.B. 1.2 121.1 187.3 2.56% 6.68 192,903 76,669 72.33 2.07 2.25 2.08 1.32
79 High River, Alta. 1.61 59.7 160.4 -3.71% 2.63 300,076 92,612 66.55 2.21 1.06 1.28 0.4
80 Windsor, Ont. 1.25 115.7 242.5 4.37% 8.33 187,645 75,458 125.6 2.27 1.52 1.15 1.29
81 Richmond, B.C. 1.39 179.4 301.2 8.44% 5.72 662,716 78,569 77.34 2.31 2.43 2.02 1.95
82 Cambridge, Ont. 0.94 106.6 204.7 6.83% 5.87 291,425 83,881 62.57 2.78 1.46 1.22 0.92
83 Brooks, Alta. 0.96 78 170.5 4.50% 3.01 227,209 94,391 107.71 2.02 0.44 0.95 0.35
84 Joliette, Que. 1.99 95.9 199.1 4.15% 5.96 162,768 59,373 90 2.14 4.07 0.95 1.35
85 Whitehorse, Y.T 2.61 61.6 140.3 4.40% 7.41 371,684 92,931 127.94 2.01 2.27 2.77 0.08
86 Saint-Hyacinthe, Que. 1.73 119.2 208.6 3.18% 5.93 177,044 59,927 61.77 2.11 2.64 1.02 1.58
87 Grande Prairie, Alta. 0.47 77.2 167.3 55.47% 3.81 256,008 113,478 150.69 2.19 2.11 1.08 1.41
88 Nanaimo, B.C. 1.54 167.2 285 6.89% 6.98 351,751 66,496 108.91 2.06 2.6 1.72 0.42
89 New Westminster, B.C. 0.6 165 317 4.41% 5.61 440,151 70,696 102.1 1.8 2.43 2.4 0.37
90 Dollard-Des Ormeaux, Que. 0.4 119.4 212.2 3.42% 6.75 373,718 97,036 99.62 2.38 2.34 2.09 1.82
91 Brandon, Man. 1.7 69.1 161.7 -0.74% 5.05 207,512 72,313 82.3 2 2.33 1.3 0.62
92 Thunder Bay, Ont. 1.48 90.5 162 2.83% 7.41 194,824 73,182 108.79 2.11 2.22 1.37 0.57
93 Sylvan Lake, Alta. 0.4 74.6 164.9 3.57% 4.75 296,052 110,212 82.19 2.18 2.39 1.22 0.65
94 Moose Jaw, Sask. 1.6 65 175.8 3.49% 5.66 217,257 71,683 114.64 1.96 1.74 1.46 0.29
95 Charlottetown, P.E.I. 0.99 130.8 199.5 5.45% 8.38 204,173 71,169 90.84 2.02 2.57 2.01 1.06
96 Lloydminster (Sask./Alta.) 0.6 67.5 162.7 11.15% 4.09 244,870 107,646 91 2.02 1.46 1.37 1.26
97 Brossard, Que. 0.67 122 201.8 0.56% 6.6 288,662 88,846 76.56 2.72 2.34 2.26 1.77
98 North Bay, Ont. 1.35 111.3 185.3 2.73% 7.3 244,099 72,478 68.4 2.06 2.2 1.09 1.54
99 Châteauguay, Que. 0.81 119.4 212.2 4.24% 6.54 204,186 71,973 51.99 2.48 2.34 1.43 1.16
100 Burnaby, B.C. 0.76 165 317 5.52% 6.78 596,376 75,188 93.27 2.07 2.43 2.1 0.85
101 Brantford, Ont. 1.1 115 220.7 4.95% 6.02 253,968 76,935 99.09 2.73 1.35 1.14 0.59
102 Rimouski, Que. 1.22 111.6 192.2 -4.33% 7.37 162,570 63,829 46.96 2.28 3.69 1.93 1.6
103 Fort St. John, B.C. 0.7 66 180.1 10.33% 4.45 312,309 99,724 163.59 1.97 1.29 0.86 1.49
104 Laval, Que. 0.52 118.5 211.4 2.64% 5.52 265,169 77,060 70.44 2.53 2.34 1.68 1.71
105 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que. 1.48 124.8 209.4 3.08% 4.9 212,979 68,284 76.88 2.29 2.08 1.26 1.34
106 Leamington, Ont. 1.1 103.2 236.1 3.54% 6.15 199,365 73,743 44.5 2.32 0.76 0.66 0.89
107 Brampton, Ont. 0.24 111.8 219.1 8.47% 6.6 401,614 89,830 50.25 2.64 2.07 1.15 0.82
108 Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. 1.07 105.4 187.6 1.48% 8.13 186,378 71,073 79.24 2.04 1.77 1.19 0.96
109 Penticton, B.C. 3.01 93.6 249.1 5.61% 6.52 434,800 64,601 132.67 2.19 2.86 1.19 0.05
110 Saint-Eustache, Que. 1.28 123.5 199.5 0.18% 4.64 212,909 76,387 66.99 2.48 2.34 1.19 1.75
111 Brockville, Ont. 1.08 118.2 221.9 5.21% 6.41 229,822 70,458 79.08 2.4 2.05 1.14 0.73
112 Dawson Creek, B.C. 1.11 75 161.1 9.47% 6.11 257,605 78,082 136.75 1.79 1.81 1.79 0.49
113 Tillsonburg, Ont. 1.42 112.6 219.8 3.06% 5.94 198,470 70,255 52.52 2.87 1.37 0.84 0.67
114 Oshawa, Ont. 0.5 118.4 233.5 4.02% 7.64 253,714 78,792 47.49 2.59 1.28 1.66 1.33
115 Mascouche, Que. 0.79 102.9 148.1 10.06% 4.85 218,290 81,884 63.8 2.77 2.34 1.4 1.93
116 Vernon, B.C. 1.78 99.1 241.5 2.39% 6.04 360,628 68,676 121.4 2.13 2.83 1.3 0.09
117 Saint-Georges, Que. 0.67 104.5 176.3 -4.43% 4.03 127,591 63,666 55.57 2.44 2.77 1.07 1.45
118 Powell River, B.C. 2.06 170.6 333 5.36% 6.12 229,960 62,934 73.8 2.17 2.58 0.97 0
119 Niagara Falls, Ont. 1.3 128.6 236.4 4.30% 6.21 226,795 68,956 60.25 2.74 1.38 1.38 0.48
120 Saint John, N.B. 0.24 125.1 196.7 1.35% 8.04 172,236 74,871 101.4 2.02 2.72 1.19 1.28
121 Chatham-Kent, Ont. 1.27 120.3 244.6 5.38% 7.19 145,950 68,194 77.07 2.45 0.97 0.95 0.45
122 Salmon Arm, B.C. 1.47 114.5 219.5 2.39% 6.77 290,737 65,146 104.47 2.12 3.34 1.59 0.06
123 Cold Lake, Alta. 1.65 74.3 166.1 -2.84% 3.62 224,203 110,738 138.79 2.11 1.52 1.2 1.51
124 Belleville, Ont. 1.54 113.8 225.8 3.39% 6.02 188,521 67,906 112.68 2.39 1.72 1.2 0.55
125 Longueuil, Que. 1.59 122 201.8 3.33% 6.62 234,150 66,362 76.56 2.24 2.34 2.09 1.39
126 Surrey, B.C. 0.34 169.6 308.6 4.32% 5.71 497,939 85,176 129.94 2.3 2.43 1.35 0.7
127 Saint-Jérôme, Que. 1.46 109.9 192.9 5.56% 6.38 182,330 59,537 101.75 2.22 2.34 1.18 1.65
128 Woodstock, Ont. 1.43 118 212.8 0.99% 5.71 208,565 72,217 100.07 2.68 1.35 1.3 0.84
129 Grand Falls-Windsor, N.L. 0.36 122.7 183 1.45% 16.9 189,576 78,704 59.03 2 5.17 0.66 1.2
130 Ingersoll, Ont. 1.24 118.1 219.8 3.36% 4.92 194,641 71,673 62.66 2.76 0.82 1.28 0.62
131 Timmins, Ont. 1 103.1 154.8 -1.12% 7.14 182,942 79,298 101.54 2.07 1.62 0.81 1.76
132 Corner Brook, N.L. 0.18 136.4 206.1 -1.20% 15.23 205,291 80,879 68.03 2.05 3.64 1.39 1.81
133 Chilliwack, B.C. 0.98 177.4 310.9 5.57% 5.43 302,353 70,488 112.56 2.11 1.55 1.4 0.13
134 Montréal, Que. 2.35 122.2 233.1 4.17% 9.17 354,313 61,159 99.62 1.84 2.34 3.52 1.73
135 Georgina, Ont. 0.39 111.5 205.7 -9.96% 5.33 293,967 80,574 39.37 2.92 2.07 1.44 0.51
136 Victoriaville, Que. 1.3 118.8 192 14.02% 5.97 116,572 60,396 63.82 2.32 2.61 1.1 0.88
137 Kawartha Lakes, Ont. 0.66 116.8 193.4 6.02% 6.23 252,358 74,527 95.63 2.52 1.11 1.14 0.66
138 Haldimand County, Ont. 0.62 117.7 223.2 -0.18% 4.83 246,670 77,286 56.17 2.82 1.35 1.41 0.19
139 Hawkesbury (Que./Ont.) 1.36 97.8 199.8 7.18% 6.75 172,321 52,763 96.95 2.14 2.89 0.85 1.43
140 Estevan, Sask. 0.53 70.9 172.8 -2.12% 2.9 343,544 112,188 156.73 2.29 0.85 1.29 1.52
141 Pembroke, Ont. 1.4 110.9 176.5 1.66% 6.55 212,412 67,535 68.48 2.06 1.83 1.5 0.7
142 Amos, Que. 0.48 103.7 160.4 0.87% 11.58 154,787 70,348 56.19 2.59 4.15 0.89 1.5
143 Sorel-Tracy, Que. 1.66 101.8 205.3 2.20% 7.14 166,426 63,366 60.57 2.5 1.63 1.03 1.31
144 Sherbrooke, Que. 0.75 128 176.2 0.42% 6.9 208,081 62,002 60.57 2.17 3.76 1.68 1.47
145 Prince George, B.C. 0.89 111.5 178.7 2.26% 7.63 232,980 77,814 159.47 2.04 2.53 1.07 0.27
146 Cowansville, Que. 1.2 128.5 187.3 7.78% 5.04 185,731 56,499 73.95 2.46 4.24 0.82 1.25
147 Swift Current, Sask. 0.75 67.9 176.6 0.55% 4.46 279,726 76,195 119.6 2.07 2.28 1.14 0.39
148 St. John's, N.L. 0.26 162.4 191.3 -0.88% 10 332,327 95,412 93.34 2.06 3.16 1.87 1.98
149 Langley City, B.C. 1.07 168 168 7.48% 4.98 320,513 65,570 170.52 1.8 2.43 1.41 0.44
150 North Battleford, Sask. 1.15 63.2 166.2 0.97% 5.54 194,918 68,039 360.99 1.81 2.29 1.16 0.3
151 Welland, Ont. 1.27 123.4 225.1 4.44% 7.27 172,141 66,363 60.25 2.72 1.38 1.02 0.36
152 Kenora, Ont. 0.95 82.5 182 0.96% 7.2 206,683 77,193 109.98 2.13 2.08 0.56 0.92
153 Courtenay, B.C. 3.97 166 307.6 -2.43% 6.34 354,910 68,548 108.8 2.07 2.92 1.56 0.1
154 Duncan, B.C. 0.82 146.4 197.1 8.93% 6.85 327,957 66,392 62.32 2.11 2.68 1.78 0.03
155 Terrace, B.C. 0.95 165.5 243.1 21.61% 10.61 187,551 68,909 165.92 1.94 2.18 1.73 0.74
156 Kentville, N.S. 0.26 124.8 213.6 2.00% 6.99 155,891 62,738 87.12 1.95 3.72 1.51 0.76
157 Squamish, B.C. 1.74 182.8 264.2 17.66% 6.46 393,802 82,594 106.52 2.21 1.95 2.96 0.25
158 Petawawa, Ont. 2.47 110.9 176.5 -3.10% 5.85 239,082 80,636 30.3 1.94 1.19 1.36 1.59
159 Bathurst, N.B. 0.78 117.1 185 0.06% 9.44 84,741 64,809 78.5 2.26 3.08 0.71 1.3
160 Portage la Prairie, Man. 1.5 60.9 166.7 63.94% 4.85 187,767 62,960 217.12 1.94 2 1.33 0.14
161 Midland, Ont. 0.91 110.2 187.1 8.55% 6.47 223,507 67,162 113.61 2.59 2.03 1.07 0.71
162 Cornwall, Ont. 0.85 111 220.6 1.43% 7.29 147,137 61,074 106.49 2.26 1.54 1.17 0.83
163 Williams Lake, B.C. 1.18 85.2 177.7 4.55% 8.7 202,232 71,562 198.24 1.83 1.68 0.7 0.19
164 Thompson, Man. 0.82 73.8 125.4 23.86% 6.98 189,278 98,653 273.17 1.93 2.41 0.83 1.56
165 Yorkton, Sask. 1.39 70.1 163.1 -1.26% 5.54 271,104 67,229 192.42 1.95 2.19 2.3 0.38
166 Baie-Comeau, Que. 0.74 110.1 167.9 -0.03% 7.74 128,413 74,390 65.36 2.66 2.47 1.22 1.88
167 Salaberry-de-Valleyfield, Que. 1.8 112.1 211.7 1.71% 7.12 163,233 58,138 88.6 2.27 2.57 0.9 1.21
168 Trois-Rivières, Que. 1.28 116.6 193 -2.16% 7.33 132,782 60,914 70.38 2.19 2.08 1.38 1.11
169 Parksville, B.C. 2.23 166.3 258.5 3.87% 6.9 385,113 64,969 67.57 2.29 1.94 1.27 0.17
170 Norfolk, Ont. 0.75 114.4 223.2 1.84% 6.79 241,197 72,659 52.52 2.68 0.78 0.93 0.22
171 Granby, Que. 1 126.6 207.3 -0.31% 4.96 203,963 65,433 59.6 2.2 1.93 1.43 1.13
172 Mirabel, Que. 0.52 120.9 196.2 -0.31% 3.88 220,861 76,431 58.99 2.66 2.34 1.27 1.79
173 Elliot Lake, Ont. 1.06 96.5 174.9 1.67% 13.28 94,648 53,169 63.36 2.02 1.23 1.23 1.15
174 Abbotsford, B.C. 0.68 170.9 357.9 -0.62% 5.54 385,452 76,724 78.57 2.15 1.61 1.24 0.12
175 Prince Albert, Sask. 0.94 73.4 154.2 8.93% 8.53 291,481 73,692 217.09 1.94 2.77 0.98 0.46
176 Rouyn-Noranda, Que. 1.25 111.6 162.3 -1.51% 8.47 199,062 68,223 64.61 2.23 2.13 1.44 1.67
177 Miramichi, N.B. 0.21 124.4 181.5 -14.39% 13.88 102,911 67,817 64.19 1.95 2.63 0.88 1.18
178 Temiskaming Shores, Ont. 0.34 99.5 165.5 -7.75% 7.09 162,615 67,786 72.04 2.09 1.62 0.62 1.46
179 Sept-Îles, Que. 0.85 109 163.2 2.20% 8.32 173,741 71,440 91.83 2.35 2.18 1.13 1.84
180 Campbell River, B.C. 1.19 172.8 258.9 2.33% 8.79 287,613 68,886 108.88 1.98 2.58 1.04 0.15
181 Truro, N.S. 0.46 138.1 193.4 3.99% 7.86 150,267 67,656 141.71 1.85 1.96 1.04 0.73
182 Rivière-du-Loup, Que. 0.52 120.5 181.8 -6.70% 7.05 174,636 61,236 57.99 2.26 3.53 0.91 1.14
183 Quesnel, B.C. 0.82 105.1 183.8 2.67% 11.01 184,213 71,688 181.85 1.92 1.45 0.75 0.04
184 Cape Breton, N.S. 0.21 143.4 197.3 1.32% 16.16 125,991 60,524 66.04 1.85 2.15 0.85 1.03
185 Matane, Que. 0.6 111.6 192.2 -11.60% 9.39 123,128 56,193 58.47 2.43 1.91 1.2 1.62
186 Edmundston, N.B. 0.4 117.8 170.5 -4.31% 8.96 115,728 58,148 70.43 2.48 4.11 0.96 1.24
187 Thetford Mines, Que. 0.62 124.1 187.8 -7.94% 6.41 96,660 54,420 57.16 2.34 2 0.84 0.86
188 Saguenay, Que. 0.75 120 171.4 -3.69% 8.8 161,345 64,845 71.11 2.39 2.14 1.03 1.72
189 Port Alberni, B.C. 0.94 171.8 290.8 4.30% 7.79 260,950 58,655 141.07 2.03 1.77 1.57 0.01
190 Campbellton (N.B./Que.) 0.58 112.8 171.9 -4.78% 14.4 87,082 55,976 83.61 2.14 3.36 0.85 1.38
191 Val-d'Or, Que. 1.02 110.4 158.1 0.04% 8.06 207,137 70,499 82.12 2.44 1.86 1.4 1.53
192 Shawinigan, Que. 0.66 101.3 191.5 0.28% 8.61 120,904 53,770 94.56 2.28 2.2 0.65 0.65
193 Prince Rupert, B.C. 1.11 228.2 276.3 0.80% 13.23 211,438 67,439 181.85 1.84 1.53 1.02 0.28
194 Bay Roberts, N.L. - 125.2 210.8 1.05% 22.38 212,260 81,421 43.09 1.93 0.74 0.99 1.4
195 Drummondville, Que. 0.99 114.9 205.6 -3.86% 7.17 125,630 59,746 90.37 2.25 1.41 1.17 0.99
196 New Glasgow, N.S. 0.39 121 204.1 1.70% 9.44 127,577 63,233 106.44 1.91 1.95 1.15 1.22
197 Alma, Que. 0.76 116.9 175.1 -0.63% 8.79 148,474 64,643 61.14 2.5 2.18 0.57 1.55
198 Dolbeau-Mistassini, Que. 1.78 96.1 166.3 -12.93% 11.37 121,369 55,986 61.34 2.46 2.06 0.7 1.08
199 Summerside, P.E.I 0.9 131.4 204.3 -1.75% 12.1 133,954 59,310 116.12 1.88 2.73 0.98 0.54
200 Lachute, Que. 0.27 119.5 196.7 -1.08% 5.61 191,560 54,976 100.66 2.36 2.47 1.09 1.01
Visit our methodology page to see how we crunched the numbers.
Data provided by: Environics Analytics, Demographic Estimates and Projections 2012 and others

3 comments on “Best Places 2013

  1. When you click to order the cities by their ranking, it doesn’t work properly. Goes from 1 to 10 then 100 and so on instead of 1, 2, 3…

    Other than that, great to see some small, mostly unknown cities on the list :)

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    • Thanks for letting us know. We’ll look into it.

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  2. I wish I could freeze the column headings so that as I scroll, they stay at the top of the page…..and that the horizontal scroll arrows move down the page so they are available at all times….. and a separate download link to Excel would be wonderful.

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