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Whistler and Quebec City rank among the best winter vacation destinations in the world

U.S News & World Report has revealed its 2022/23 list of 21 winter destinations in the world.

  1. Honolulu, Hawaii
  2. Sydney, Australia
  3. Lucerne, Switzerland
  4. Galapagos Islands
  5. St. Lucia
  6. Hanoi, Vietnam
  7. Costa Rica
  8. Turks & Caicos
  9. Rio de Janeiro
  10. Phuket, Thailand
  11. Quebec City 🍁
  12. Rome, Italy
  13. Curacao
  14. U.S. Virgin Islands
  15. Jackson Hole, Wyoming
  16. Dubai
  17. Lake Tahoe, California/Nevada
  18. Whistler 🍁
  19. Auckland, New Zealand
  20. Park City, Utah
  21. Tulum, Mexico

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Quebec adding 27 species to lists of those vulnerable and threatened

The Canadian Press is reporting that Quebec’s Environment Minister Benoit Charette made the announcement on Monday at the COP15 Youth Summit, taking place along side the UN Biodiversity Conference which opens Tuesday December 6th in Montreal.

The Quebec government is updating its list of threatened or vulnerable species for the first time in more than a decade, with 27 species either added or deemed in greater danger.

Among the 16 species being upgraded to threatened are the western chorus frog, the little brown bat and the rusty-patched bumblebee.

Another 11 species are being labelled as vulnerable including the two-spotted ladybug, the fin whale, the water snake and the bobolink, a songbird.

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Source » The Canadian Press via The Toronto Star

 

Canada’s urban centres ranked by population growth from 2016 to 2021

All of Canada’s urban centres showed positive population growth from 2016 to 2021. For the first time in six censuses, no urban centres in Canada saw a population decline. (Additional notes below)

Canada (overall national average) » 5.2%
All metropolitan areas » 6.1%

  1. Kelowna » 14.0%
  2. Chilliwack » 12.1%
  3. Kamloops » 10.0%
  4. London » 10.0%
  5. Nanaimo » 10.0%
  6. Kitchener–Cambridge–Waterloo » 9.9%
  7. Oshawa » 9.3%
  8. Halifax » 9.1%
  9. Guelph » 9.0%
  10. Moncton » 8.9%
  11. Ottawa–Gatineau » 8.5%
  12. Abbotsford–Mission » 8.4%
  13. Barrie » 8.0%
  14. Victoria » 8.0%
  15. Saskatoon » 7.6%
  16. Belleville–Quinte West » 7.5%
  17. Brantford » 7.4%
  18. Edmonton » 7.3%
  19. Vancouver » 7.3%
  20. Sherbrooke » 7.2%
  21. Kingston » 7.1%
  22. St. Catharines–Niagara » 6.8%
  23. Winnipeg » 6.6%
  24. Calgary » 6.4%
  25. Windsor » 6.0%
  26. Fredericton » 5.8%
  27. Peterborough » 5.7%
  28. Lethbridge » 5.5%
  29. Regina » 5.3%
  30. Hamilton » 5.0%
  31. Drummondville » 4.6%
  32. Montréal » 4.6%
  33. Toronto » 4.6%
  34. Québec » 4.1%
  35. Saint John » 3.5%
  36. Trois-Rivières » 3.5%
  37. Greater Sudbury » 2.8%
  38. St. John’s » 2.0%
  39. Thunder Bay » 1.3%
  40. Red Deer » 0.4%
  41. Saguenay » 0.01%

Note » Each of the 41 urban centres listed above has a population of at least 100,000 people.

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Canada’s top five largest cities, ranked by population

With the spring 2021 census, we learned Canada was home to 36,991,981 people, 1.8 million (5.2 percent) more in just five years.

Among the almost 37 million people living in Canada in the Spring of 2021, close to 27.3 million, nearly three in four, lived in one of Canada’s 41 urban centres.

The 41 urban centres, all have a population of 100,000 or more people, and accounted for most of Canada’s population growth from 2016 to 2021.

This list ranks the cities with populations of 1 million or more people.

  1. Toronto » 2.8 million people
  2. Montréal » 1.8M
  3. Calgary » 1.3 million
  4. Edmonton » 1 million
  5. Ottawa »1 million

Source » Statistics Canada

5 most populated downtowns in Canada

Canada‘s most populated downtowns, ranked »

  1. Toronto » 275,931 people
  2. Vancouver » 121,932
  3. Montréal » 109,509
  4. Ottawa » 67,169
  5. Edmonton » 55,387

Vancouver was shown to have the most densely populated downtown, with 18,837 inhabitants per square kilometre, followed by Toronto at 16,608 inhabitants per square kilometre.

By comparison, there were 28,668 people per square kilometre in Manhattan in 2020, the densest borough in New York.

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10 most populated cities in Canada

The 2021 Canadian census recorded the population of the country to be 36,991,981. That’s an increase of 5.2 percent above the 2016 census, which recorded 35,151,728.

Canada continues to urbanize. Close to 27.3 million people, or nearly three in four Canadians, lived in one of the countries 41 urban centres.

These are the 10 most populated in Canada »

  1. Toronto » 2,794,356 people
  2. Montréal » 1,762,949
  3. Calgary » 1,306,784
  4. Ottawa » 1,017,449
  5. Edmonton » 1,010,899
  6. Winnipeg » 749,607
  7. Mississauga » 717,961
  8. Vancouver » 662,248
  9. Brampton » 656,480
  10. Hamilton » 569,353

Source » Statistics Canada

Fun Fact » Most already know that Toronto is the most populated municipality in Canada.  Did you know that Toronto (2.8M) is also the 4th largest city in North America, after Mexico City (9.8M), New York City (8.8M), and Los Angeles (3.9M).

Gatwick Airport expanding number of flights between London and Canadian destinations

Passengers travelling from London’s Gatwick International Airport can now choose from 50 flights per week to six destinations across Canada. The existing routes to Toronto and Calgary are joined by new and returning routes to Montreal, Quebec City, Vancouver, and Halifax.

Passengers can now book on 50 flights per week to six destinations across Canada this summer.

Air Transat will be offering daily flights to Montreal, starting in June and will offer a once-a-week service to Quebec City, the first time the UK has benefitted from a direct scheduled service to province’s capital city.

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