You ever stroll into a Canadian town and think “Gee, this might just be the nicest place in all of Canada?”. We know we why, which is why we’re curious about Expedia’s new list of the friendliest towns in Canada for 2021. Apparently, you can measure friendliness, in a roundabout way. Here’s the scoop.

For the list, Expedia combed through user reviews at cities and towns across the country. They looked for words like friendly, friendliest, amiable” in the reviews, plus other keywords and phrases that speak to how nice a place is. They also looked at reviews between January 2019 and December 2020, so this does factor in the pandemic, too.

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So, here are the friendliest towns in Canada for 2021:

  1. Radium Hot Springs, British Columbia
  2. Digby, Nova Scotia
  3. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  4. Baddeck, Nova Scotia
  5. Drumheller, Alberta
  6. Saint John, New Brunswick
  7. Gatineau, Quebec
  8. Thunder Bay, Ontario
  9. Banff, Alberta
  10. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  11. Whistler, British Columbia
  12. Osoyoos, British Columbia
  13. La Malbaie, Quebec
  14. Nanaimo, British Columbia
  15. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
  16. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  17. Gananoque, Ontario
  18. Canmore, Alberta
  19. Stratford, Ontario
  20. Fernie, British Columbia

Now, we do have to put a major asterisk beside all this. As it currently stands, we need to take into account both local and provincial travel regulations before telling you to go explore. Fingers crossed that you’ll be able to do so this summer- surprisingly, Expedia really did pick some great, friendly, tourism-loving towns to highlight.

And, they also went ahead and paired the towns with some top-rated activities, just for good measure. If you’d like to check out the report on the friendliest towns in Canada for 2021, just click here!