CITIES

This category contains all the facts about each individual city in Canada.

ontario-cities-2020

The Largest Cities in Ontario – 2020

Ontario is the most populous city in Canada with a population of over 14 million people. The province attracts a lot of people from abroad who want to move to Canada. It is the second largest province in Canada behind Quebec. Below are the recent population numbers for 2020.

1. Toronto

Toronto is Canada’s financial and economic engine, the largest and most populous city in all of Canada. The city has many iconic landmarks such as the famous CN Tower, the Rogers Centre and many others. It is home to a lot of professional sports teams such as the Toronto Raptors, Maple Leafs, Blue Jays and many more.

  • Population: 2,977,071
  • Area: 630.2 km2

2. Ottawa

Located on the south bank of the Ottawa River, across from Gatineau, the city of Ottawa is the the second largest city in Ontario. It is the capital city of Canada. Ottawa has a high standard of living.

  • Population: 1,067,043
  • Area: 2,790.3 km2

3. Mississauga

Mississauga is the 3rd largest city in the province of Ontario. It borders Toronto, and it sits right on the shores of the popular Lake Ontario. It is one of the most multicultural cities in Canada.

  • Population: 769,101
  • Area: 292.43 km2

4. Brampton

Brampton is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada, with new immigrants settling in and quickly calling it home. The city’s has a large manufacturing, information technology and life sciences sectors.

  • Population: 697,018
  • Area: 266.36 km2

5. Hamilton

Hamilton is the 5th largest city in Canada and one of the country’s industrial giants. The city produced at least 60% of the country’s steel. It is the “Steel Capital of Canada”.

  • Population: 574,279
  • Area: 1,117.29 km2

6. London

London is the 7th largest city in Ontario, and is home to a lot of musical and artistic exhibits as well as festivals. It is also home to Western University, one of the best universities in Canada.

  • Population: 426,851
  • Area: 420.35 km2

7. Markham

Incorporated in 2012, Markam is the second newest city in Canada. The city is named after William Markham, a British man who served as Archbishop of York in 1777. The city has many tech and life-science companies, with IBM being the largest employer.

  • Population: 343,906
  • Area: 212.35 km2

8. Vaughan

Vaughan is a city located in the GTA (Greater Toronto Area) and is home to Canada’s Wonderland. It is a nice city to live and to raise kids.

  • Population: 325,983
  • Area: 273.56 km2

9. Kitchener

Kitchener is the 9th largest city in Ontario. Before the name Kitchener, it used to be known as Berlin. It is a nice and quiet community excellent for couples looking to settle down.

  • Population: 264,109
  • Area: 136.77 km2

10. Windsor

Windsor is a city located on the south bank of the Detroit River directly across from Detroit, and so the two cities are very interconnected, much like Ottawa and Gatinuea. A lot of Canadians work in Detroit and vice-versa. It is often referred to as the Automotive Capital of Canada.

  • Population: 234,337
  • Area: 146.38 km2
British-Columbia

Largest Cities In British Columbia for 2020

Discover up to date and most recent population numbers of the largest cities in the beautiful Canadian province of British Columbia (BC) for 2020. A lot of websites have old and outdated information. It is 2020 NOT 2016.

#1. Vancouver

  • Founded: Early 1860s
  • Population: 2,581,179
  • Area: 44.39 mi² - Density: 15,451 inh./mi²
Rating:
5/5

#2. Surrey

  • Population: 616,896
  • Area: 122.17 mi² - Density: 4,785 inh./mi²
Rating:
5/5

#3. Burnaby

  • Population: 256,289
  • Area: 34.98 mi² - Density: 7,232 inh./mi²
Rating:
4.5/5

#4. Richmond

  • Population: 227,611
  • Area: 49.91 mi² - Density: 4,253 inh./mi²
Rating:
4.3/5

#5. Langley

  • Population: 158,679
  • Area: 318 km² – Density: 498.5/km²
Rating:
4.2/5

#6. Abbotsford

  • Population: 143,451
  • Area: 145.00 mi² - Density: 1,093 inh./mi²
Rating:
3.5/5

#7. Coquitlam

  • Population: 140,694
  • Area: 47.22 mi² - Density: 3,174 inh./mi²
Rating:
3.2/5

#8. Kelowna

  • Population: 132,146
  • Area: 81.80 mi² - Density: 1,738 inh./mi²
Rating:
4.3/5

#9. Saanich

  • Population: 122,181
  • Area: 40.07 mi² - Density: 3,049 inh./mi²
Rating:
4/5

Largest Cities In Alberta – 2020

This article shares the most recent population numbers of the largest cities in Alberta – 2020. Most sites have old and outdated information/data and so we decided to bring you the most recent numbers.You will learn when certain cities were founded, the city’s size and population.

#1. CALGARY

  • Founded: 1875
  • Population: 1,547,484
  • Area: 318.75 mi² Density: 4,189 inh./mi²
Rating
5/5

#2. EDMONTON

  • Founded: 1795
  • Population: 1,461,182
  • Area: 264.58 mi² Density: 3,874 inh./mi²
Rating
5/5

#3. Red Deer

  • Founded: 1882
  • Population: 128,420
  • Area: 40.44 mi² Density: 2,622 inh./mi²
Rating
4.5/5

#4. Strathcona County

  • Population: 103,507
  • Area: 456.67 mi² Density: 227 inh./mi²
Rating
4/5

#5. Lethbridge

  • Population: 101,482
  • Area: 47.14 mi² Density: 2,128 inh./mi²
Rating
5/5

#6. Airdrie

  • Founded: 1899
  • Population: 74,952
  • Area: 32.65 mi² Density: 2,284 inh./mi²
Rating
3.5/5

#7. Wood Buffalo

  • Population: 74,149
  • Area: 23,852.48 mi² Density: 3 inh./mi²
Rating
3/5

#8. St. Albert

  • Population: 69,806
  • Area: 18.71 mi² Density: 3,732 inh./mi²
Rating
5/5

#9. Grande Prairie

  • Population: 69,626
  • Area: 51.25 mi² Density: 1,359 inh./mi²
Rating
4.3/5

#10. Medicine Hat

  • Founded: 1883
  • Population: 65,441
  • Area: 43.26 mi² Density: 1,513 inh./mi²
Rating
5/5
kelowna

12 Quick Facts about Kelowna BC

If you love the wine, fishing, and the outdoors, then the city of Kelowna is for you. It is small compared to other Canadian cities but it is beautiful and has a lot of natural charm – one of the best places in Canada to both live and retire. The city is located on Okanagan Lake in the Okanagan Valley in the beautiful province of British Columbia.

12 Quick Facts about Kelowna BC

1. Currently, Kelowna is the 3th largest city in British Columbia with a population of 142,146.

2. When the city was incorporated in 1905, it had a very small population of around 600 people.

3. Kelowna celebrated its centennial in May of 2005.

4. Today Kelowna is best known for its wine industry, farms and fruits but back in 1900’s – tobacco was also a booming industry.

5. Speaking of wine, Kelowna is the birthplace of British Columbia‘s wine industry. Calona Vineyards is the oldest winery company in BC (established in 1932).

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7. Most Canadians don’t know what Kelowna means or where it got its name from. Kelowna means “Grizzly bear” in the Okanagan First Nation language.

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8. The Syilx were the first people to inhabit the Okanagan Valley. They were proud and very skilled hunters.

9. Steamships were the best mode of transportation in the late 1800’s, early 1900’s.

10. The city of Kelowna is estimated to be 1,129 feet above sea level.

11. The area surrounding the city has suffered at least 16 wildfires.

12. The city receives over 2,000 hours of sunshine per year.

Brandon-Manitoba

9 Facts About Brandon

A hidden gem, Brandon is a city in the province of Manitoba. Why is it a gem and why is it hidden? Because most people do not know that Brandon is one of the most affordable cities in all of Canada. It has a small population but with a lot to offer unlike other cities with the same population. It is ranked by many magazines and sites as one of the top 10 places to leave in Canada.

Here are 9 Quick Facts About The City of Brandon.

1. The city was incorporated on May 30, 1882.

2. The second largest city in the Canadian province of Manitoba is Brandon after Winnipeg. It has a population of around 52,000 people.

3. It is located very close to the US Border, with the state of North Dakota.

4. Wheat City is the city’s nickname.

5. Brandon is one of the sunniest cities in Canada.

6. Brandon is one of the best places to live in Canada. Housing is very affordable here and cost of living is low.

7. The city’s main economic engines are: retail, Agri-food processing, manufacturing and farming.

8. The second-largest war museum in Canada is located in Brandon; Canada’s RCA Museum (Canada’s National Artillery Museum).

9. Brandon’s climate is dry – so both summer and winters are dry on average. -46.7 C is the lowest temperature ever recorded on February 1, 1863.

Facts About Windsor

Located right across Detroit, Windsor is Canada’s automotive capital… a major industrial and manufacturing hub. From Windsor, you can clearly see the city of Detroit across the bridge and vice versa for the people living in Detroit. A lot of people still don’t know much about Windsor but it is a hidden gem, a city of over 200,000 people with a lot to offer.

Here are 13 interesting facts about Windsor you may not know about.

1. Windsor is one of the oldest cities in Canada, it was settled in 1749 and incorporated in 1854.

2. Windsor is a city located in Southern Ontario, the most southern city in Canada.

3. It is one of the largest cities in Canada, with a population of just over 220,000 people.

4. Windsor is located right across the Detroit River, you can see Detroit right across the river. Similar to Ottawa and Gatineau.

5. From downtown Windsor to downtown Detroit, it would take you about 5 minutes by car. That is how close the two cities located in two different countries are. It is really cool looking across the river and seeing a city in another country. A rare experience.

6. The city has over 180 parks.

7. Windsor is the warmest city in Ontario and is among the warmest in Canada. But this means summers are hot, thus producing a lot of thunderstorms/lightning than most Canadian cities.

8. Unfortunately Windsor has the worst air pollution in Canada due to coal-burning power plants from the US.

9. The city is home to the largest distillery in the world.

10. Windsor is the first city in Canada to have an electrified street railway: built in 1886.

11. Canada’s superstar, the best female country singer in the world Shania Twain was born in Windsor.

12. Canada’s only Olympic medal for Basketball was a silver won at the 1936 Summer Games in Berlin, by the Windsor team the “Ford V-8s”.

13. Windsor has some of the best pizzas in Canada. Many great Italian restaurants.