Victoria named 'most romantic city' in Canada — yet again

Victoria, Vancouver Island – British Columbia Parliament Buildings and Inner Harbour in the blue hour.

For the seventh straight year in a row, Amazon has crowned Victoria, B.C. as the most romantic city in Canada.

The runner-up on the list is LaSalle, Que. and third place goes to Fort McMurray, Alta.

The list is formulated by data from Amazon on a per capita basis and looks at purchases of romance novels, romantic comedies, relationship books, jewellery and sexual wellness products from 2018, according to the press release.

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Of the five romantic categories, Victoria has a clean sweep over every other city in Canada, ranking number one in each. B.C. boasts the most cities on Amazon’s list with North Vancouver, Courtenay, Vancouver, Langley and Port Coquitlam also claiming spots. 

It seems Canadians love the classic romance movies! For the second year in a row, Pretty Woman starring the iconic Julia Roberts was the best-selling romantic movie.

As for books, The All Souls trilogy by Deborah Harkness took the top spot, proving once again we’re all a sucker for a good vampire love story.

The full list by Amazon:

1. Victoria, British Columbia
2. LaSalle, Quebec
3. Fort McMurray, Alberta
4. North Vancouver, British Columbia
5. Spruce Grove, Alberta
6. Whitehorse, Yukon
7. Kelowna, British Columbia
8. Sherwood Park, Alberta
9. Courtenay, British Columbia
10. Bowmanville, Ontario (new)
11. Grande Prairie, Alberta
12. Airdrie, Alberta
13. Waterloo, Ontario
14. Oakville, Ontario
15. Vancouver, British Columbia
16. Langley, British Columbia
17. Burlington, Ontario
18. North Bay, Ontario
19. Aurora, Ontario (new)
20. Port Coquitlam, British Columbia (new)

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