Calgary named ‘best place to live in Canada’

FILE photo of Calgary, Alberta.
FILE photo of Calgary, Alberta. The Canadian Press Images/Larry MacDougal

Calgary has been awarded the impressive title of ‘best place to live in Canada’ by MoneySense magazine, knocking off three-time champ Ottawa.

The annual list uses statistics including average income, employment, price of housing, crime rates and weather to rank cities in order of best place to live – to worst.

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Calgary has been quietly climbing the list since it was first compiled eight years ago, and managed to top the list in 2013 due to its strong economic foundation, job opportunities and vibrant young population.

Calgary is followed by St. Albert, Ab., Burlington, On., Strathcona County, Ab., and Oakville, On. which round out the top 5.

Ottawa – which was in first spot last year – has been dropped to sixth place.

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Calgary was also named the best large city in Canada, and the best place to raise kids.

For a full list of rankings, visit