Vancouver and Toronto may be Canada's two highest priced cities, but there are other places to live that rank high in livability. They might not be the most obvious choices, but when it comes to raising kids, breathing relatively fresh air, buying a home, and walking happily around the streets, there are small cities and towns across the country that would rank high if you conducted your own informal survey.
University of British Columbia business professor Michael Goldberg has determined that Canadians, in general, value environment, physical livability, commuting costs, and travel times. Unlike American cities, crime is not a big worry.
With those criteria in mind, we have come up with our own very unscientific list of places that are generally decent places to live, outside the big three of Montreal, Toronto and Vancouver.