11 Best Places to Retire in Canada (2017)

It’s never too early to start thinking about the best place to settle for your proverbial “Golden Years.” There are plenty of places stateside with attractive benefits for retirees, but don’t discount what lies across our northern border. Canada is a wonderful place for both locals and foreigners to retire. British Columbia and Ontario crush the competition when it comes to the best places to retire in Canada. These two dominating provinces provide almost everything retirees look for. Check out the list to see the other cities and provinces that made the cut!

1) Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

For those seniors who like to stay active, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a great choice. There are plenty of activities to keep days full. The city’s proximity to Niagara Falls makes day tripping to this natural wonder very easy. If enjoying a quality glass of wine is important, look no further than NOTL, located in the heart of Ontario’s wine country. There are plenty of winery options for those who’d like to spend the day tasting the province’s best. Toss in mild weather and a robust arts and culture scene and it’s no wonder those who want to enjoy their golden years flock here. With almost a quarter of the population over 65, Niagara-on-the-Lake goes to great length’s to ensure the retirees are taken care of. The population has increased by 4.9% since 2012 – perhaps the word is already out on one of Canada’s best places to retire!


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