Three Quebec municipalities, including Lévis, are in the top 25 of the best small towns in the country, but it is Victoria, British Columbia that sits at the top of this list unveiled yesterday by Resonance Consultancy.
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Small towns in Canada have been classified according to the quality of their environment, their infrastructures, their institutions and their attractions, according to the activities they offer to all, their human capital, their prosperity, but also and in particular their promotion on social networks.
Praises for Lévis
The cities of Lévis, Sherbrooke and Trois-Rivières carve out a place for themselves in this ranking.
They respectively occupy the 12th, 16th and 19th places.
Lévis is described there as safe, affordable and “almost European in its management of citizens and industry”. “Lévis is building for the future while embracing its past,” we can read.
The location of the city of Sherbrooke, in the heart of the Eastern Townships and 30 minutes from the state of Vermont, in the United States, was particularly praised, as was the multitude of ski resorts in the surrounding area. .
The proximity of Trois-Rivières to the cities of Montreal and Quebec worked in favor of the municipality of Mauricie. The historic center, green spaces and view of the St. Lawrence River were also praised.
Victoria and Kelowna
Victoria, British Columbia, on the shores of the Pacific and not far from magnificent rainforests, ranks first in the ranking.
The quality of its environment, its climate, its nightlife and its strategic geographical location for several industries are among the arguments that tipped the scales, according to Resonance Consultancy.
British Columbia is in the spotlight in this ranking, since the second place is occupied by another community in this province, Kelowna.
Kingston, Ontario, halfway between Montreal and Toronto, completes the podium.
The cities of Niagara Falls and Waterloo, also in Ontario, rank 4th and 5th in the ranking.