Discover these previously hidden Canadian gems. As the global pandemic continues to shift lifestyles, many Canadians are seeking out towns with access to exquisite nature and more affordable living cost. According to the RATASDOTCA 2021 “Canada’s Livability Report” these are the places you need to check out now!
1. Langford, British Columbia
Only a 15 minute drive from Victoria, on Vancouver Island, Langford offers sprawling nature and a quick connect to city life. Set between the Pacific Ocean and Langford Lake, Langford retains a small town feel, while close to the provincial capital and and the city of Vancouver.
2. Kelowna, British Columbia
Located on Okanagan Lake, beautiful Kelowna benefits from both public beaches and majestic mountains. With plenty of hiking and biking trails, as well as a thriving downtown, you can enjoy the best rural and urban life. Mild winters and splendid summers make Kelowna a great location year-round.
3. Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
Founded in 1634, Trois-Rivières offers old-world European charm right in French Canada. Charming architecture, an artistic soul and surrounded by lush forest and rivers this city is more than a midway point between Québec City and Montréal.
4. Bathurst, New Brunswick
Situated on the Gulf of St. Lawrence, Bathurst offers beautiful scenery and ample land and water actives. With a population around 30,000, it is a relatively calm place to enjoy waterfront living.
5. Rossland, British Columbia
With ample cross-country paths and access to slopes, Rossland is an affordable paradise for skiers. The lakes and surrounding mountains, picturesque Rossland is popular in the winter but beautiful year round.
Written by Lola Nordholm