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Calgary Tops Canmore For Most Livable City In Alberta | Top 100 Livable Canadian Cities Of 2023

Updated: Dec 15, 2023



As The Globe and Mail unveils its list of the 100 most livable cities in Canada, we're here to unravel the rankings and shed light on the cities that have emerged victorious, in particular our small town of Canmore!


How did The Globe and Mail rank the top 100? Check out the ranking below:

  1. Victoria, BC

  2. North Vancouver, BC

  3. Winnipeg, MB

  4. Regina, SK

  5. Burlington, ON

  6. West Vancouver, BC

  7. Saanich, BC

  8. Calgary, AB

  9. Pitt Meadows, BC

  10. Oak Bay, BC

  11. Mont-Royal, QC

  12. Saskatoon, SK

  13. Canmore, AB

  14. Vancouver, BC

  15. Langley, BC

  16. Westmount, QC

  17. Port Coquitlam, BC

  18. New Westminster, BC

  19. Fort St. John, BC

  20. Maple Ridge, BC

  21. Squamish, BC

  22. Brandon, MB

  23. Delta, BC

  24. Ottawa, ON

  25. Colwood, BC

  26. Pickering, ON

  27. Edmonton, AB

  28. Penticton, BC

  29. Oakville, ON

  30. Rosemère, QC

  31. St. Albert, AB

  32. Parksville, BC

  33. Vaughan, ON

  34. Yellowknife, NWT

  35. Prince George, BC

  36. Lethbridge, AB

  37. Abbotsford, BC

  38. Cranbrook, BC

  39. Hamilton, ON

  40. Central Saanich, BC

  41. Guelph, ON

  42. White Rock, BC

  43. Fredericton, NB

  44. Québec, QC

  45. Nelson, BC

  46. Strathcona County, AB

  47. Tecumseh, ON

  48. Lincoln, ON

  49. Lévis, QC

  50. Markham, ON

  51. Wood Buffalo, AB

  52. Olds, AB

  53. Whitehorse, YT

  54. Norwich, ON

  55. Wellesley, ON

  56. Waterloo, ON

  57. Laval, QC

  58. Gatineau, QC

  59. Woolwich, ON

  60. Dieppe, NB

  61. Kamloops, BC

  62. La Prairie, QC

  63. Nanaimo, BC

  64. Toronto, ON

  65. Okotoks, AB

  66. Surrey, BC

  67. Mission, BC

  68. Coldstream, BC

  69. East St. Paul, MB

  70. Mapleton, ON

  71. Chilliwack, BC

  72. Burnaby, BC

  73. Yorkton, SK

  74. Longueuil, QC

  75. Vernon, BC

  76. Centre Wellington, QC

  77. Sidney, BC

  78. Boucherville, QC

  79. Whitchurch-Stouffville, ON

  80. Dawson Creek, BC

  81. North Perth, ON

  82. Coquitlam, BC

  83. Newmarket, ON

  84. Kelowna, BC

  85. Whitby, ON

  86. Kingston, ON

  87. Summerland, BC

  88. Port Moody, BC

  89. Middlesex Centre, ON

  90. King, ON

  91. Lacombe, AB

  92. LaSalle, ON

  93. Lambton Shores, ON

  94. Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC

  95. Richmond, BC

  96. Cochrane, AB

  97. Kirkland, QC

  98. Red Deer, AB

  99. Niagara Falls, ON

  100. Halton Hills, ON


How did the cities rank for Alberta?


1. Calgary

2. Canmore

3. Edmonton

4. St. Albert

5. Lethbridge

6. Strathcona County,

7. Wood Buffalo

8. Olds, Alta.

9. Okotoks

10. Lacombe

11. Cochrane

12. Red Deer

13. Lethbridge County,

14. Lloydminster

15. Camrose

16. Spruce Grove

17. Fort Saskatchewan

18. Grande Prairie

19. Strathmore

20. Cold Lake


How did Canmore rank individually for all categories?


  • Overall ranking in Canada - 13th Place

  • Overall ranking in Alberta - 2nd Place

  • Overall ranking for safety - 4th Place

  • Overall ranking for housing - 269th Place

  • Overall ranking for climate - 9th Place

  • Overall ranking for transport - 124th Place

  • Overall ranking for education - 154th Place

  • Overall ranking for healthcare - 21st Place

  • Overall ranking for robust economy - 28th Place

  • Overall ranking for broad demographic - 54th Place

  • Overall ranking for vibrant community - 123 Place

  • Overall ranking for amenities - 43rd Place

As we conclude The Globe and Mail's rankings, nationally, Canmore proudly holds the 13th spot, establishing itself as a premier destination for those in pursuit of a high quality of life. Within the Alberta landscape, Canmore takes the spotlight at the 2nd position, a testament to its enduring allure. Delving into specifics, the town excels in safety (4th) and climate (9th), adding to its unique charm in the broader context of Canadian destinations.


Thinking about making the move to Canmore? Contact me today!


Richard Greaves

RE/MAX Alpine Realty

403-688-7629


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