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Canada’s reputation around the world is that of a big, wide open country with lots of space but a small population. Despite the stereotypes, Canada offers great urban living in hundreds of medium-large cities across the country.

Canada’s principal metropolitan areas are:

City

Province

Population (2011)

Toronto (Mississauga) Ontario 5,583,064
Montreal (Laval) Quebec 3,824,221
Vancouver (Surrey) British Columbia 2,313,328
Ottawa – Gatineau Ontario/Quebec 1,236,324
Calgary Alberta 1,214,839
Edmonton Alberta 1,159,869

 

Other cities include:

City

Province

Population (2011)

Quebec (Lévis) Quebec 765,706
Winnipeg Manitoba 730,018
Hamilton (Burlington) Ontario 721,053
Kitchener – Cambridge – Waterloo Ontario 477,160
London Ontario 474,786
St. Catharines – Niagara (Niagara Falls, Welland) Ontario 392,184
Halifax Nova Scotia 390,328
Oshawa (Whitby, Clarington) Ontario 356,177
Victoria (Saanich) British Columbia 344,615
Windsor (Lakeshore) Ontario 319,246
Saskatoon Saskatchewan 260,600
Regina Saskatchewan 210,556
Sherbrooke (Magog) Quebec 201,890
St. John’s (Mount Pearl, Conception Bay South) Newfoundland and Labrador 196,966
Barrie (Innisfil) Ontario 187,013
Kelowna (West Kelowna) British Columbia 179,839
Abbotsford – Mission British Columbia 170,191
Greater Sudbury Ontario 160,770
Kingston (South Frontenac, Loyalist) Ontario 159,561
Saguenay Quebec 157,790
Trois-Rivières Quebec 151,773
Guelph Ontario 141,097
Moncton (Dieppe, Riverview) New Brunswick 138,644
Brantford (Brant) Ontario 135,501
Saint John (Quispamsis) New Brunswick 127,761
Thunder Bay Ontario 121,596
Peterborough (Selwyn) Ontario 118,975
Lethbridge Alberta 105,999
Chatham-Kent Ontario 104,075
Cape Breton Nova Scotia 101,619
Kamloops British Columbia 98,754
Nanaimo British Columbia 98,021
Fredericton New Brunswick 94,268
Belleville (Quinte West) Ontario 92,540
Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu Quebec 92,394
Chilliwack British Columbia 92,308
Red Deer Alberta 90,564
Sarnia (St. Clair) Ontario 89,555
Drummondville Quebec 88,480
Prince George British Columbia 84,232
Sault Ste. Marie Ontario 79,800
Granby Quebec 77,077
Kawartha Lakes Ontario 73,214
Medicine Hat Alberta 72,807
Wood Buffalo Alberta 66,896
Charlottetown (Stratford) Prince Edward Island 64,487
North Bay Ontario 64,043
Norfolk Ontario 63,175
Cornwall (South Stormont) Ontario 58,957
Vernon (Coldstream) British Columbia 58,584
Saint-Hyacinthe Quebec 56,794
Courtenay (Comox, Comox Valley A & B) British Columbia 55,213
Grande Prairie Alberta 55,032
Shawinigan Quebec 55,009
Brandon Manitoba 53,229
Rimouski Quebec 50,912
Leamington (Kingsville) Ontario 49,765
Sorel-Tracy (Contrecœur) Quebec 47,772
Joliette (Notre-Dame-des-Prairies, Saint-Charles-Borromée, Saint-Paul) Quebec 46,932
Victoriaville Quebec 46,354
Truro (Colchester, Subd. B & C) Nova Scotia 45,888
Duncan (North Cowichan) British Columbia 43,252
Timmins Ontario 43,165
Prince Albert Saskatchewan 42,673
Penticton (Okanagan-Similkameen D) British Columbia 42,361
Rouyn-Noranda Quebec 41,798
Orillia (Ramara) Ontario 40,731
Salaberry-de-Valleyfield Quebec 40,077
Brockville (Elizabethtown-Kitley, Augusta) Ontario 39,024
Woodstock Ontario 37,754
Campbell River (Strathcona D) British Columbia 36,096
New Glasgow (Pictou, Subd. C & B, Stellarton, Westville) Nova Scotia 35,809
Midland (Tay, Penetanguishene) Ontario 35,419
Saint-Georges Quebec 34,642
Moose Jaw Saskatchewan 34,421
Bathurst (Bathurst Parish, Beresford Parish, Beresford) New Brunswick 33,484
Val-d’Or Quebec 33,265
Alma Quebec 33,018
Owen Sound (Georgian Bluffs) Ontario 32,092
Stratford Ontario 30,886
Lloydminster Alberta/Saskatchewan 30,798
Baie-Comeau Quebec 28,789
Sept-Îles Quebec 28,487
Miramichi (North Esk) New Brunswick 28,115
Thetford Mines Quebec 27,968
Parksville (Qualicum Beach, Nanaimo G) British Columbia 27,822
Rivière-du-Loup (Saint-Antonin) Quebec 27,734
Corner Brook Newfoundland and Labrador 27,202
Centre Wellington Ontario 26,693
Fort St. John (Peace River C) British Columbia 26,380
Kentville (Kings, Subd. B & C) Nova Scotia 26,359
Whitehorse Yukon 26,028
Port Alberni (Alberni-Clayoquot E) British Columbia 25,465

 

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