Canada is big which means there are a lot of choices when it comes to where you want to live. There is also a lot of variety when it comes to employment, housing, transit, and things to do in every single city from Vancouver to St. John's. With so many factors to consider, it begs that question what the best place to live in Canada actually is. Fortunately, Canadians just answered that question for us.
In a Reddit thread, Canadians were asked: "Where do you think is the most ideal place to live in Canada at the moment?" They specifically wanted to know "in terms of transit, affordable rent, employment, and safety."
Canadians delivered, and while these results may not be based on statistics, lived experience is definitely a big factor. With a wide range of cities, there is understandably a wide range of answers but one, in particular, seems to rise above the others. According to Canadians in this Reddit thread, Montreal or Quebec is the best place to live in all of Canada.
There are a lot of reasons for this too. As one person states, "by the numbers, Quebec City might be the ideal Canadian city. It has some impressive statistics regarding jobs, affordability, safety/crime, and life satisfaction." A number of others simply say that Montreal is the best.
Some Canadians point out that the language barrier may pose an issue for some since French is the official language in Quebec, but others think it's not an issue or that it will be easy to learn.
Of course, Montreal isn't the option in Quebec that Reddit users have suggested. Quebec City, Sherbrooke, Drummondville, and Trois-Rivières all received shoutouts from Canadians.
If Quebec really isn't for you, some other cities that Canadians were recommending are Calgary, Ottawa, Halifax, or Victoria. Of course, every place in Canada has something unique to offer, so no matter where you end up, it's sure to be a good time.