In case the world is still around in 40 years or so, it’s kinda nice to imagine where we could retire in Canada. That being said, seeing what is considered to be the top retirement spots in Canada right now is cool too. Plus, a list of best places to retire in Canada is practically a list of most relaxing places in Canada, right? That’s what we thought.

Sure enough, RE/MAX has gone ahead and collected data on the best places to retire across Canada. They also managed to collect data that showed around 91% of market activity in recreational places across Canda was driven by Baby Boomers. Not a huge surprise.

Here’s a quick rundown of the best places to retire across Canada!

In British Columbia: South Okanagan

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Speaking of not being surprised, the South Okanagan ranked as the best place to retire in BC. After all, you’ve got gorgeous weather, incredible lake life, and the best wine country in Canada. Not bad at all.

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In Alberta: Sylvan Lake


Obviously, retiring on a lake is going to score you some serious points. Alberta’s premier lake town takes the top spot in the prairies. Not only is it a great place to settle down, but it also attracts 1.5 million visitors a year.

In Ontario: Wasaga Beach and Rideau Lakes

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Wasaga Beach is famous for having the second-longest freshwater beach in the world, along with some of the best golf and recreation in Canada. Rideau Lakes features access to some top-notch nature, the Rideau Canal, and hosts a variety of social clubs perfect for retirees.

In Atlantic Canada: Miramichi, NB; Yarmouth, Annapolis Valley, Kings County, NS; Summerside, PEI

Okay, so there’s obviously plenty of variety here, but the common denominator is shore communities and ocean access. Although not boasting as mild of climates as the lake living mentioned earlier, there is something the ocean possesses that certainly makes retired living wonderful.

Prairies: Lake Winnipeg

Sorry, Saskatchewan. It looks like you got left off this list, with the final retiree destination belonging to Manitoba’s Lake Winnipeg. It’s actually the largest lake within the borders of Southern Canada, so it makes sense that it has a lot going for it.

Well, that’s it, that’s all!