Canada is a rapidly changing country. With booming urban economies and an influx of investment, the landscape of major Canadian cities and suburbs is undergoing a fundamental transformation.

The rise of condo towers is contributing to the sweeping wave of gentrification across the country, pushing many city residents away from downtown cores.

For this reason, many Canadians, epecially young Canadians, are considering a move.

So that prospective homebuyers may get a sense of the value and quality-of-life across the ever-evolving country, MoneySense compiles data to create annual rankings of the Best Places To Live In Canada.

To do this, the publication considers 9 criteria: wealth and economy, affordability, deographics, taxes, commute, crime, weather, health, and amenities.

Below, we've condensed the 2018 ranking of over 300 municipalities to produce a list of the best places to live in each province in Canada.

For every province but Prince Edward Island we've included three entries — PEI was the only province with only two municipalities that made it onto the MoneySense ranking.

Below each town and city are their national ranking and "average value of primary real estate," according to MoneySense.

Did your town make the list?

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Alberta

Lacombe

National Ranking: #5

Average value of real estate, according to MoneySense: $353,740

Canmore

National Ranking: #7

Average value of real estate: $912,436

Camrose

National Ranking: #11

Average value of real estate: $319,733


British Columbia

Fort St. John

National Ranking: #15

Average value of real estate: $385,760

Whistler

National Ranking: #20

Average value of real estate: $1,620,336

Squamish

National Ranking: #49

Average value of real estate: $706,062


Manitoba

Brandon

National Ranking: #78

Average value of real estate: $349,576

Springfield

National Ranking: #144

Average value of real estate: $452,706

Steinbach

National Ranking: #184

Average value of real estate: $337,779


New Brunswick

Dieppe

National Ranking: #254

Average value of real estate: $272,981

Fredericton

National Ranking: #283

Average value of real estate: $305,356

Moncton

National Ranking: #292

Average value of real estate: $252,778


Newfoundland & Labrador

St. John's

National Ranking: #267

Average value of real estate: $433,359

Corner Brook

National Ranking: #335

Average value of real estate: $276,010

Mount Pearl

National Ranking: #363

Average value of real estate: $391,418


Nova Scotia

Halifax

National Ranking: #226

Average value of real estate: $349,120

Cape Breton

National Ranking: #388

Average value of real estate: $218,191

New Glasgow

National Ranking: #397

Average value of real estate: $191,380


Ontario

Oakville

National Ranking: #1

Average value of real estate: $1,218,967

Ottawa

National Ranking: #2

Average value of real estate: $510,363

Russell

National Ranking: #3

Average value of real estate: $403,638


Prince Edward Island

Charlottetown

National Ranking: #313

Average value of real estate: $268,896

Summerside

National Ranking: #394

Average value of real estate: $153,268


Quebec

Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville

National Ranking: #4

Average value of real estate: $454,278

Westmount

National Ranking: #8

Average value of real estate: $1,588,535

Saint-Lambert

National Ranking: #9

Average value of real estate: $511,602


Saskatchewan

Weyburn

National Ranking: #33

Average value of real estate: $301,846

Saskatoon

National Ranking: #60

Average value of real estate: $421,338

Estevan

National Ranking: #93

Average value of real estate: $419,012


Considering a move?


Editor's Note: An earlier version of this article placed Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta in Saskatchewan. The article has been updated.

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