Canada is situated in North America and comprises three territories and ten provinces. Montreal, Toronto, Ottawa and Vancouver are among the top Canada Cities. It is located in the northern part of North America. With regards to total area Canada is the second biggest country of the world and in terms of population it occupies the 36th place.
Top Cities in Canada
Toronto: Besides being the biggest city Toronto is also the capital of Ontario province. It is located at Southern Ontario on the northwestern banks of Lake Ontario. It has more than 2.5 million residents, which makes it the fifth most populated city in North America. It is also located right in the midst of Greater Toronto Area.
Montreal: Montreal is the biggest city in Quebec and the second biggest in Canada. It was originally known as Ville-Marie or the City of Mary. The present name of the city comes from Mont-Royal, which is a hill with three peaks located right in the midst of the city. The Census Metropolitan Area of Montreal is the second most populated area of Canada.
Vancouver: Vancouver is a coastal city located in Lower Mainland, British Columbia. The city has been named after George Vancouver, a British captain who explored the city and was the first one to map it during the 1790s. The metropolitan area of Vancouver is the third biggest in Canada and the most populated in western Canada.
Ottawa: Ottawa is the capital and fourth biggest city of Canada. It is also the second largest city of the Ontario province. It is situated in the Ottawa valley and is in the eastern part of Southern Ontario on Ottawa River. Ottawa and Gatineau along with several other surrounding areas form the National Capital Region of Canada.
Calgary: Calgary City is the biggest city in Alberta province. It is situated in the southern part of Alberta, in the Grassland region and comprises of prairie and foothills. It is located to the east of Canadian Rockies. Calgary is also the biggest metropolitan area between Vancouver and Toronto.
Edmonton: Edmonton is the capital of Alberta and the second largest city of the province. It is located on the banks of North Saskatchewan River. It is also located at the midst of Edmonton Capital Region. It occurs as the staging point for major oil sands and diamond mining projects. It is also an important cultural and educational hub.
Following are some other top cities of Canada: