A couple is seen hiking along a mountain in Whistler, B.C. The New York Times named Canada one of the best places to travel in 2017, and the country earned international headlines for other global rankings.
"Which restaurant holds the bragging rights as Canada’s best place to eat?
Which Canadian city has the most romantic citizens? Where do the happiest people on Earth live?
Those questions and more were tackled in a series of rankings that made headlines over the past year.
In a nod to the form, CTVNews.ca presents the top 10 most noteworthy lists of 2017.
Canada crowned world’s best travel destination
Canada started off the year strong, earning the New York Times’ top destination to visit in 2017. In its mention, the Times gave a shout-out to “the turquoise lakes and mountain peaks of Banff in Alberta,” “the rolling dunes and red sandstone cliffs of Prince Edward Island,” and “the glacial-rounded Mealy Mountains in Labrador.
But don’t get too smug – the story also pointed out that a weak loonie meant Americans got more bang for their buck.
Three Canadian cities among world’s most livable
Out of 140 cities across the globe, three Canadian municipalities ranked in the top five most livable, according to annual analysis by The Economist released in August.
Vancouver was the top-performing Canadian city, coming in at number three, with Toronto in fourth place and Calgary tying Adelaide, Australia for fifth.
The only other country with three cities on the list was Australia, with Melbourne topping the list and Perth ranking sixth.
The Economist's Intelligence Unit considered five core categories: stability, healthcare, culture and environment, education, and infrastructure."...
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