With wide-open spaces and safe, affluent cities, the benefits of living in the Great White North are clear. Canada is one of the safest, secure and happy nations on the planet with numerous additional perks from polar bears to the Northern Lights. Thousands of Britons make the move across the Atlantic every year and if you’re looking for a new home overseas, here are reasons why Canada is a great place to live.
One of the best things about living in Canada is the opportunity to spot icebergs, and in Newfoundland, you can do it from shore, on a tour boat or even a guided sea kayaking adventure. These great white giants break off of glaciers in western Greenland and float south along a route known as Iceberg Alley. You can even spot their positions via satellite using.icebergfinder.com.
Approximately 20% of Canada’s 35 million people are foreign-born, which makes Canada one of the world’s most multicultural countries. In Toronto, Canada’s largest city, almost half of all residents are immigrants, plus there are significant immigrant communities in many other Canadian cities and towns. The diversity of Canada’s population has helped to make Canadian residents very welcoming to new arrivals.
Buying a house in Calgary can be the most exciting decision in your life. Calgary is a beautiful fast-growing city with affordable housing prices. As the real estate prices are rising in Toronto and Vancouver, many are thinking about buying their first home in Calgary. Calgary real estate is in fairly good shape. The Calgary market isn’t overheated, which means there’s enough supply to meet demand. Calgary house prices aren’t continuously rising at a rapid rate. And for the most part, homes aren’t being overvalued the way they have been in other hot markets.
Quality of Life
Canada is well known for its high standard of living combined with the quality of life. Not only has it got the right balance between work and play, but also the perfect environment to enjoy both. Canadians value their downtime and that’s reflected in the number of public holidays and in the more relaxed working hours enjoyed by most residents. You can really feel more alive living in Canada thanks to the emphasis which is placed on relaxation. Canada is really built for families. In the suburban streets, there’s a feeling of safety and togetherness with lots of community events such as barbecues and festivals catering to families with kids. No matter whether it’s playing outdoors, education, places to visit, eating out, a positive environment or future opportunities – Canada offers it all.
The landscapes are beautiful
Yes, the cities are good, but the spaces between the cities are even better. 90% of Canadians live within 100 miles of the American border, which means there’s a serious amount of room for exploring in the north. If you want to get away from other humans for a while (or indeed forever) then the opportunity’s there. Aside from boiling deserts and tropical rainforests, Canada pretty much has every landscape going. There’s the rugged coastline of Pacific Rim, the magical Meadows in the Sky, and the granite mountains of Gros Morne, to name just a few. The Alberta Badlands are particularly good if you want to feel like a cowboy in an old western film.
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