25 happiest cities in Canada

Happy couple laughing together. Photo by OJO Images / Rex Features

They say Disneyland is the ‘happiest place on earth’ – but what is the happiest place in Canada?

It’s Kingston, Ontario, according to a new study by Jetpac City Guides.

The travel app processed over 100 million Instagram photos to count the smiles on people’s faces in different photos from all across the country.

After their calculations were completed, they compiled a ‘smile score’ for each city in Canada, based on which city had the most smiles.

And not all smiles are created equal – officials say they measure the size of each smile, because a grin doesn’t score as highly as a broad smile.

Kingston captured the highest smile score of 40.2, while Regina, Saskatchewan placed in second spot with a rating of 36.2.

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Quebec City, Gatineau and Saskatoon rounded out the top five.

Happiest Canadian cities, according to Jetpac City Guides:

  1. Kingston
  2. Regina
  3. Quebec City
  4. Gatineau
  5. Saskatoon
  6. London
  7. Waterloo-Kitchener
  8. Kelowna
  9. Edmonton
  10. Banff
  11. Hamilton
  12. Surrey
  13. Calgary
  14. Winnipeg
  15. Burlington
  16. Victoria
  17. Halifax
  18. Ottawa
  19. Mont-Tremblant
  20. Niagara Falls
  21. Whistler
  22. Montreal
  23. Toronto
  24. Vancouver
  25. Niagara-on-the-Lake

For more details on Jetpac’s smile score calculations, see the graphic below:

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