When you think of all the wonders that Canada has to offer, it is almost impossible to pinpoint one city that could be exceptionally better than another. From the European-style, old-charm of Quebec City, to the cultural pursuits of Montreal, and the excitement and bright city lights of Toronto, how could you possibly pick a favourite?\nThat said, Travel and Leisure magazine has conducted some research into their readers' favourite cities in Canada, and they’ve compiled a list of the top five cities, as voted for by the people who have visited them. The cities are rated based on a number of criteria, including their sights and landmarks, culture, cuisine, friendliness, shopping, and overall value for money in the city.\nBased on the results of their surveys, Travel and Leisure was also able to give each of the top five cities a rating out of 100, reflecting the answers and responses that their readers gave on the above-mentioned criteria. The city coming in at number one scored an impressive 84.49/100, and earned itself a spot in the Travel and Leisure ‘World’s Best Awards’ hall of fame.\nIt seems, in particular, the Travel and Leisure readers were especially fond of ‘European sensibility,’ ‘beautiful natural wonders,’ and ‘French-influenced cuisine.’ If you haven't figured it out yet, of course, it was Quebec City that took the number one spot, as the best city to visit in Canada.\nView this post on Instagram Orage au-dessus du château Frontenac ⛈| 📸@manucoveney #rhinoQuebec #quebec #qc #québec #quebeccity #walking #city #frontenac #canada #explorecanada #street #streetphotography #petitchamplain #summer #summer2019 #stlouis #streetphotography #trees #nature #summer #stjean #storm #thunderstorm #orage A post shared by Rhino Quebec (@rhino.quebec) on Jul 11, 2019 at 5:37pm PDT\nView this post on Instagram Old Quebec City is so charming and beautiful. So incredibly beautiful! I am more than impressed by our visit here. The history is rich and layered and complicated. It was a long but tremendously wonderful day of walking (up up up!) narrow cobblestone streets lined with antique stores and patisseries and art galleries and cozy pubs and souvenir shops and outdoor cafes. We strolled along the boardwalk overlooking the St. Lawrence River in front of the impressive Chateau Frontenac. The boys were excited to tour the Citadel and we saw the Plains of Abraham where the fate of British North America was determined. My heart is full of history and beauty and tragedy and patriotism. A humbling place to visit, for sure. I think every Canadian ought to try and visit this amazing city...such an opportunity to comprehend the beginnings of our nation's history. A post shared by Gladys the Bus (@adventures.with.gladys) on Jul 13, 2019 at 3:28am PDT\nThere were a lot of reasons given by T+L readers to explain why Quebec City was awarded the top spot. One Quebec-lover wrote, “Even in the depths of winter, the city still works its charm on you.” And another added, “With its cobblestone streets, atmospheric cafes, and classic bistros, you’ll feel like you’re in Paris.”\nAccording to T+L, the range of hotels available in Quebec City also appeals to jet-setters, who can book a room at the palace-like Fairmont Le Château Frontenac or the Auberge Saint-Antoine. The website describes these spots as, “The perfect place to drop your bags while exploring the top city in the Great White North.”\nView this post on Instagram #quebeccity #French #architecture #europeanfeels #merci #canada A post shared by Kiang Lai (@ckianglai) on Jul 12, 2019 at 8:32pm PDT\nThe city in second place was chosen by readers because of its “walkable streets, multicultural population, and abundance of natural scenery.” Of course, it's Vancouver! The city was particularly commended for its incredible cuisine, with so many excellent restaurants to choose from.\nMontreal was the city in third place, climbing up a spot after being voted in fourth place in 2018. The city was chosen for its “cultural pursuits (music festivals, opera, museums), charming Old Port, and dynamic restaurant scene.”\nView this post on Instagram #nofilter #nightscape #vancouver A post shared by 80 Countries+ (@mindfood) on Jul 13, 2019 at 8:13am PDT\nView this post on Instagram City night lights 🌃 ------------------------------- 📷by: @alexframez 🇨🇦Tag @travel_to.canada and #canadatravel to be featured! 📍Bio link has all the best spots to visit in Montreal on an offline map. ------------------------------- #montreal #montreality #montreal_gallery #montrealmoments #montrealcity #montréal #montreallife #montrealart #montrealblogger #montrealphoto #montrealcanadiens #montrealstreetart #montrealpics #montrealblog #montrealer #montrealmoment #canada #canada_photolovers #canadaswonderland #canadaday #canadatravel #canadaplace #canada_pic #canadalife #montreuxmasters A post shared by 🇨🇦 Visit Montreal Travel 🇨🇦 (@discover.montreal) on Jul 12, 2019 at 5:47pm PDT\nFinally, in fourth and fifth place respectively, were Victoria (B.C.) and then Toronto, as Canada’s capital, Ottawa, failed to make the top five.\nWith so much culture, scenery and fun activities to see and do across the whole of Canada, we think it’s pretty impossible to pick only five cities to visit. However, with its eloquent architecture, cobbled streets and fine dining, it’s not hard to see why Quebec City took the top spot!