One week after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle made the shocking announcement that they’d be stepping down from their roles as senior members of the Royal Family, it has been officially confirmed that they'll be heading to Canada to begin their new life. Amidst all of the excitement and speculation, the biggest question on everybody’s minds is this: where will Harry & Meghan live once they move to Canada?\nThe news first came in an unexpected Instagram post last week, as the prince and his wife announced their desire to stand back from their royal roles, explaining that they’d like to become financially independent and start splitting their time evenly between the U.K. and North America.\nIt was confirmed on Monday, by Queen Elizabeth herself, that her grandson and his wife would be relieved from their senior duties within the family, and would soon be heading overseas for a fresh start.\nWhile their exact plans are yet to be revealed, the couple has made no secret of their love for this country, and there are several areas that they're possibly considering for their big Canadian move.\nBased on their past homes, vacations and interviews, here are six places in Canada that could be contenders for Harry and Meghan's brand-new home.\nToronto\nView this post on Instagram Sitting pretty in the city. 📸: @argenel A post shared by Toronto 🇨🇦 (@toronto) on Sep 24, 2019 at 5:27pm PDT\nCanada’s biggest city would be an obvious choice for the young family, primarily because Meghan has lived there before.\nThe Duchess of Sussex resided in Toronto for a number of years while filming the TV series Suits, and she’s made it clear that the city is "like a second home” to her.\nIn a 2016 interview, the now Duchess described the people of Toronto as “so welcoming,” and said she loves "exploring little nooks around the city with my two dogs.”\nWith a strong knowledge of the city already, and a warm welcome extended in-advance from Toronto's Mayor, this city could be a clear contender for the Duke and Duchess' new home in Canada.\nWhistler\nView this post on Instagram Business in the front, party in the back. #OnlyInWhistler PC: Justa Jeskova / Go Whistler A post shared by Tourism Whistler (@gowhistler) on Dec 2, 2019 at 2:44pm PST\nFor the prince, Whistler in B.C. might be an attractive choice for this new adventure with his wife.\nAs a child, Harry enjoyed skiing and hiking in Whistler and has returned many times to visit.\nAccording to Bruce Hallsor, past chair of the monarchist league of Canada, the Prince has “always liked British Columbia.”\nAs the pair are known to enjoy “the beauty of the landscapes” in Canada, and Whistler definitely has the nostalgia factor for Harry, it could be the perfect new home for the nature-loving couple.\nVancouver Island\nView this post on Instagram Evening Colours 🌊’ • After a rainy day of exploring the coast, I was treated to an absolutely incredible sunset. The sun had kinda poked its way through the clouds a few times during the day, but I wasn’t expecting this. Winter time in the Pacific Northwest isn’t so bad, grateful to live in such a beautiful place 🙏 • 📍Vancouver Island, BC 🌲 A post shared by Jamie Carlson (@pnwmedia) on Jan 12, 2020 at 9:18am PST\nIn the weeks prior to their announcement, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex spent Christmas and New Year on Vancouver Island, with Meghan returning as recently as last week.\nAfter spending their first Christmas with their son on the island, it must be a special place for the two royals, who gushed about “the warm Canadian hospitality and support” they received during their vacation.\nHaving spent so much time in the area recently, it might be in their minds as a possible permanent home!\nNiagara Falls\nView this post on Instagram Does it get any better than this😳 ➖🔹➖ Credit: @destinationniagarafalls ➖🔹➖ FOLLOW 👉 @niagarafalls 👈 for the best content of the beautiful city of Niagara Falls🌊📸 ➖🔹➖ #niagarafalls #niagarafallscanada #niagarafallsusa #niagarafallsontario #ontario #canada #canada_gram #ontario_adventures #views #behindthefalls #journeybehindthefalls #niagara #niagararegion #niagaratourism A post shared by Niagara Falls (@niagarafalls) on Oct 17, 2019 at 8:43am PDT\nIf the Duke is a man of nostalgia, Niagara Falls has the potential to be a new home for the famous pair.\nBack in 1991, Prince Harry and Prince William were treated to a special Niagara Falls adventure with their mom, Princess Diana.\nPhotos from the trip show the young boys enjoying the family day out, and it's no doubt a special Canadian memory for the Prince.\nAs Harry and Meghan are also known to enjoy nature and hiking, Niagara Falls’ natural beauty could also make it an obvious place for them to get a fresh start.\nOttawa\nView this post on Instagram Stunning winter sunset from the @bywardmarket 😍 Who would you like to catch this view with – tag them below! 👇 . 📷 @nicholasplacephoto #MyOttawa #Ottawa #ExploreCanada #winter #sunset A post shared by Ottawa Tourism (@ottawatourism) on Jan 11, 2020 at 12:16pm PST\nFor such a high-profile duo, Ottawa would be a pretty sensible choice for their new life in Canada.\nA home in the country’s capital would probably afford them decent security and would provide comfortable links between the rest of the country.\nAs Royal Family members often live in capital cities, it wouldn't be surprising if Harry and Meghan chose Ottawa as their new base.\nThat said, if they are looking for “space to focus on the next chapter,” they may want to avoid big cities all together!\nAlberta\nView this post on Instagram You never know what you might stumble upon on those sunny afternoon walks ☀️ Can anyone name this secret little sweet spot? . • • 📸: @treebeard420 A post shared by Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge (@fairmontjpl) on May 27, 2018 at 1:45pm PDT\nWhile it has never been officially confirmed by the Duke & Duchess, they are rumoured to have honeymooned in Canada.\nAccording to reports, the pair vacationed at the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge in Alberta.\nIf the pair did take a romantic break to Alberta, there’s surely a million precious memories there, making it a potentially desirable location for their new life in Canada.\nView this post on Instagram “After many months of reflection and internal discussions, we have chosen to make a transition this year in starting to carve out a progressive new role within this institution. We intend to step back as ‘senior’ members of the Royal Family and work to become financially independent, while continuing to fully support Her Majesty The Queen. It is with your encouragement, particularly over the last few years, that we feel prepared to make this adjustment. We now plan to balance our time between the United Kingdom and North America, continuing to honour our duty to The Queen, the Commonwealth, and our patronages. This geographic balance will enable us to raise our son with an appreciation for the royal tradition into which he was born, while also providing our family with the space to focus on the next chapter, including the launch of our new charitable entity. We look forward to sharing the full details of this exciting next step in due course, as we continue to collaborate with Her Majesty The Queen, The Prince of Wales, The Duke of Cambridge and all relevant parties. Until then, please accept our deepest thanks for your continued support.” - The Duke and Duchess of Sussex For more information, please visit sussexroyal.com (link in bio) Image © PA A post shared by The Duke and Duchess of Sussex (@sussexroyal) on Jan 8, 2020 at 10:33am PST\nWherever the lovely couple decides to spend their time while in Canada, they will surely be welcomed with some truly Canadian hospitality!