A new list reveals the cheapest places to retire in Canada. And, coincidentally, they’re also gorgeous.
travel + leisure released list The results will be announced on Saturday, taking into account factors such as housing costs, health care, weather, lifestyle and culture for all 10 Canadian provinces (not including territories).
West Kelowna and Prince George stood out in British Columbia for their picturesque natural scenery and overall landscape.
According to Numbeo, West Kelowna has a low crime rate. This region is steeped in Canada’s rich history and has the perfect climate for a vacation.
“We don’t have very cold winters, but there’s skiing in Whistler, farms and wineries in the Okanagan[where I live]and the beautiful city of Vancouver,” says retired British Columbia resident John McNicol. said. travel + leisure.
Prince George has made a name for itself in its arts and culture scene, coupled with its vast green spaces. There are five great ski areas nearby.
travel + leisure He noted that Prince George has quality health care and excellent senior living facilities, and average rents are 79% lower than New York City.
The climate is not as warm as West Kelowna, with winter temperatures below freezing and summers in the cool 15°C range.
Only one Ontario city made the list: Kingston.
The city’s downtown area is pedestrian-friendly and vibrant. travel + leisure We highlighted restaurants, breweries, and bars.
Kingston has beautiful architecture and a higher quality of life than many other cities in Ontario.
Like Ontario, Alberta had one entry, Cochrane.
The mountain town offers plenty of opportunities for outdoor exploration and other activities.
“If you’re like us, a lot of the fun in retirement is finding a place to live. Southwest Canada is full of gems and plenty of remote and affordable towns,” says a retiree. Gordon Stewart said. travel + leisure. “We enjoy Cochrane – the mountain scenery, the scenery and the people. It’s cold in the winter, but in May you can play golf.”
Compared to other major Canadian cities, housing costs are low and you can expect a comfortable standard of living.
When you think of Quebec, you may immediately think of Montreal. travel + leisure Focused on Quebec City.
Known for its historic buildings and European feel, Quebec also boasts quality healthcare and low rents.
There are plenty of parks to stroll through and seasonal festivals to enjoy all year round.
Halifax may be one of the cheapest places to retire in Atlantic Canada.
Nova Scotia’s capital enjoys a mild and pleasant climate year-round. Elderly people have access to comprehensive medical facilities.
Groceries are also available at affordable prices compared to big cities. Don’t you enjoy eating fresh oysters or going to the beach?
Charlottetown on Prince Edward Island is another place where flowers are rarely seen.
Retiring here means enjoying cute seasonal markets, shopping for artisan products, and dining at “world-class restaurants,” he says. travel + leisure.
The magazine features Charlottetown’s beautiful red sand beaches, which are easily accessible because the island is so small.
around Numbeorent and restaurant prices are also enviably low here.
Fredericton in New Brunswick travel + leisureis listed for its beautiful farmers market, breweries, museums, historic sites, and “small town feel.”
If you don’t like big, busy city life, this might be the place for you to retire.
Real estate agent Rebecca Steeves told the magazine that Fredericton’s affordable housing prices are attracting many seniors. “If you sell your home in another state and buy it here for less, you’ll have money left over to enjoy your retirement,” she reasoned.
Winnipeg is not only Manitoba’s capital, but also Manitoba’s largest city. travel + leisure calls it a “great place to retire” for several reasons.
Enjoy city life with the best of both worlds: rivers, grasslands, forests and lakes.
The magazine says Winnipeg has “a variety of senior housing options, indoor and outdoor activities for seniors, and an abundance of cultural destinations.”
The cost of living, including rent and groceries, is lower than in other major Canadian cities, and the city’s health care system is also very good.
The last city in this roundup is Regina, Saskatchewan, which is the most affordable of all Canadian cities.
“The city is home to the University of Regina and a vibrant downtown, as well as parks, hiking trails, and Last Mountain Lake, which offers fishing and boating opportunities.” travel + leisure.
According to the magazine’s research, Regina’s health care is highly rated, with “a variety of senior living facilities at varying levels of quality.”
Regina’s low food prices and affordable home purchases and rentals make it a great choice for retirees.
Which spot would you choose from this list?