Victoria, British Columbia, for the seventh year in a row, was named by Amazon as the most romantic city in Canada today after the company released the top 10 most romantic cities in Canda. British Columbia’s capital isn’t the only city in western Canada where residents had love on the brain: North Vancouver, Courtenay, Vancouver, Langley and Port Coquitlam also claimed spots on this year’s list.
The list is based on the data collected from the aggregate sales garnered from each city in Canada from January 1, 2018, to January 1, 2019, and comparing them on a per capita basis in cities with more than 20,000 residents. The data looks at purchases of romance novels (both print and Kindle editions), romantic comedies, relationship books, jewelry and sexual wellness products.
The city was deemed to be the most romantic for sweeping the top spot on most of the five romance categories. Kelowna, Oakville, Vancouver, Langley, and Burlington made triumphant returns to the list after an unsuccessful trial separation from the list in recent years.
Victoria, LaSalle, and Fort McMurray took the top three spots with the most purchases in the jewelry category. Earrings were the most popular gift, making up 50% of all jewelry purchases across Canada.
Meanwhile, Bowmanville, Aurora, and Port Coquitlam made a list for the first time.
This year Top 20 Most Romantic City in Canada are:
- Victoria, British Columbia
- LaSalle, Quebec
- Fort McMurray, Alberta
- North Vancouver, British Columbia
- Spruce Grove, Alberta
- Whitehorse, Yukon
- Kelowna, British Columbia
- Sherwood Park, Alberta
- Courtenay, British Columbia
- Bowmanville, Ontario (new)
- Grande Prairie, Alberta
- Airdrie, Alberta
- Waterloo, Ontario
- Oakville, Ontario
- Vancouver, British Columbia
- Langley, British Columbia
- Burlington, Ontario
- North Bay, Ontario
- Aurora, Ontario (new)
- Port Coquitlam, British Columbia (new)
For the second year in a row Pretty Woman, starring Richard Gere and Julia Roberts, was the best-selling romantic movie in the platform. While The All Souls Trilogy by Deborah Harkness beat out Call Me by Your Name: A Novel by André Aciman to top the list of most sold romantic books and Girl, Wash Your Face: Stop Believing the Lies About Who You Are so You Can Become Who You Were Meant to Be by Rachel Hollis topped the list for relationship books. /apr