Canada is a pretty great place to be, especially for tourists. According to the World Economic Forum, Canada is one of the best countries to visit in 2019. This year's rankings have Canada in the top 10!\nCanada is ranked ninth in the world out of 140 economies the World Economic Fund looked at for its 2019 Travel & Tourism Competitiveness Index. While it may be disappointing that we didn't get the top spot, being in the top 10 is still an incredible feat.\nCanada has held a solid spot in the top ten in previous years, ranking tenth in 2015 and ninth in 2017 with its overall score improving slightly with each new ranking.\n"[The index] measures the set of factors and policies that enable the sustainable development of the travel and tourism sector, which contributes to the development and competitiveness of a country," the report on the index states.\nView this post on Instagram To the Ocean 🌊 ‘ • Waterfall onto the beach?! Two of my favourites at the same place. The limestone formations running alongside the beach making for an other worldly experience. Do you know where this shot was taken? • 📍Vancouver Island, BC 🌲 A post shared by Jamie Carlson (@pnwmedia) on Aug 9, 2019 at 7:38am PDT\nTo get the rankings, four different areas of tourism are looked at: infrastructure, natural and cultural resources, national travel and tourism policy, and enabling environement. Those areas are then broken down into 14 subcategories.\nWhile the first three areas are pretty self-explanatory, the enabling environment is a little trickier. Basically it means things that enable the environment for tourism like safety, hygiene, and business.\nCanada's ranking means that the country has a pretty good score in most of the areas the World Economic Fund looked at.\nView this post on Instagram Looking for an East Coast road trip? Then head to Cape Breton, Nova Scotia to drive the 300 kilometre (185 mile) long Cabot Trail. This famous road winds along the ocean for stunning views the whole way. For a real adventure, book a bike touring trip with Freewheeling Adventures. They’ll take care of all the details including bike rentals and accommodation, and you’ll spend 5 days and 5 nights soaking in the views! #ExploreCanada 📷: @ThePlanetD 📍: @TourCapeBreton, @VisitNovaScotia #OurCapeBreton #VisitNovaScotia A post shared by Explore Canada (@explorecanada) on Aug 27, 2019 at 8:00am PDT\nCanada performs really well in the Americas and is a top scorer in the safety and security, environmental sustainability, and air transport infrastructure categories.\nThe only country in the region with more top scores across the categories is the U.S.\nWe earn the top score in safety and security because of our "reliable police force" and in environmental sustainability because of "environmental regulatory enforcement."\nView this post on Instagram On this Labour Day weekend, we want to take a moment to thank all the people who work at Toronto Pearson. These 50,000 workers are employed by more than 400 organizations and many are represented by a number of unions, including Unifor, IAMAW, and CUPE. Each and every day we come together to help Toronto Pearson in its vision to be the best airport in the world: serving our passengers, lifting up our local communities and building a safe, strong workplace. #pearsonconnects A post shared by Toronto Pearson (@torontopearson) on Sep 1, 2019 at 8:08am PDT\nCanada gets the top score for air transport infrastructure not only in the Americas but in the whole word. The country ranks number one when it comes to that area of travel thanks to our high-quality air infrastructure, high airport density, airline route capacity and number of operating carriers."\nThere were also high world rankings given for infrastructure (6), tourist service infrastructure (8), human resources and labour market (11), natural resources (11) and natural and cultural resources (13).\nView this post on Instagram Spring arrives a little later to the Northwest Territories, so there’s plenty of time left to watch the Northern Lights dance above snow-covered landscapes. For a unique way to see the aurora for the first time, stay at the Blachford Lake Lodge (@blachford_ll), a fly-in, fly-out resort open seasonally for the Northern Lights. Since the lodge is away from artificial city lights, it provides the perfect backdrop to watch Mother Nature paint the night sky. #ExploreCanada 📷: @tiffanywang87 📍: @spectacularnwt . Le printemps arrive un peu plus tard aux Territoires du Nord-Ouest, ce qui nous laisse encore du temps pour voir les aurores boréales danser au-dessus des paysages enneigés. Pour une expérience absolument mémorable, planifiez un séjour au Blachford Lake Lodge (@blachford_ll), accessible en avion de brousse et ouvert pendant la saison des aurores boréales. Comme le pavillon est éloigné des lueurs de la ville, dame Nature y trouve une toile de fond idéale pour s’adonner à ses créations lumineuses. #ExploreCanada 📷 @tiffanywang87 📍 @spectacularnwt . #northernlights #aurora #AuroresBoreales #SpectacularNWT #BlachfordLakeLodge A post shared by Explore Canada (@explorecanada) on Apr 7, 2019 at 7:33am PDT\nUnfortunately, Canada didn't get stellar ratings in every single category.\nThe country lags behind in health and hygiene (52), international openness (61) and price competitiveness (107).\nBut it's not all bad. At the ninth spot, Canada's overall score is 5.1 which is not far off from Spain which has the number one spot with a score of 5.4.\nIf there's anything to take away from these rankings it's that Canada has a lot to offer tourists ranging from transportation infrastructure to natural landscapes to safety.\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.