Fort McMurray in Alberta has plenty to brag about heading into Valentine’s Day, because it snagged the top spot on Amazon Canada’s list of Most Romantic Cities. For the last seven years, Victoria, British Columbia held the top spot, but this year that all changed.
Fort McMurray climbs to No. 1 from its previous No.3 standing to show that there’s some competition for its western neighbour.
The eleventh annual ranking was compiled by comparing sales data from January 1, 2019 to January 1, 2020 on a per capita basis in cities with more than 20,000 residents. The data looks at purchases of romance novels (both print and Kindle editions), romantic comedies, relationship books, jewellery and sexual wellness products.
Sparks flew in new cities this year, with 14 cities that did not rank in last year’s list making their way into the coveted top 20 spots.
With two cities on this year’s list hailing from territories, the residents of Yellowknife and Whitehorse sure know how to cuddle up and stay warm in the northern Canadian cold.
The nation’s capital displayed loved for more than just the country this year with Ottawa sliding into the top 10 at spot No. 6. Toronto, Yellowknife, Victoria, Whitehorse, and Edmonton all also represent capitals of their respective provinces/territories!
Across the west (Alberta and BC), residents are proud to demonstrate their flair for romance, as they take 12 of the top 20 cities, proving west is best.
Top 20 most romantic cities in Canada
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Toronto, Ontario (new)
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories (new)
Bonnyville, Alberta (new)
North York, Ontario (new)
Ottawa, Ontario (new)
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Kelowna, British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia
Calgary, Alberta (new)
Quesnel, British Columbia (new)
Cranbrook, British Columbia (new)
Edmonton, Alberta (new)
Pembroke, Ontario (new)
Campbell River, British Columbia (new)
Prince George, British Columbia (new)
Kingston, Ontario (new)
Revelstoke, British Columbia (new)