Victoria named ‘Most Romantic City in Canada’
Victoria B.C. has been named the ‘Most Romantic City in Canada’ for the second year in a row. (File photo)
CTV British Columbia
Published Monday, February 3, 2014 9:00AM PST
Last Updated Monday, February 3, 2014 9:21AM PST
Love is in the air, or at least in the stores, in Victoria B.C. The reigning champion has taken the top spot earning the title ‘Most Romantic City in Canada' for the second year in a row.
In advance of Valentine's Day, the British Columbian capital was name the country's most romantic city in Amazon's fifth annual list after a comparison of sales data of “romantic items” purchased from Jan. 1, 2013 to Jan. 3, 2014.
These items included romance novels and relationship books, romantic comedies, and a collection of romantic music CDs from artists including Dean Martin, Barry White, Luther Vandross, Miguel and British Columbia’s own crooner Michael Bublé.
Four other B.C. cities made the top 20; North Vancouver, which came in fifth place overall, ranked second when it came to purchasing the most romantic CDs.
Kamloops took the seventh spot while Langley, a newcomer to the list, took number eight. Vancouver Island was also represented again by Nanaimo, which came in at number 18. The results were tallied by Amazon.ca on a per capita basis in cities with more than 80,000 residents.
The top 20 romantic Canadian cities:
1. Victoria, British Columbia
2. Winnipeg, Manitoba
3. Niagara Falls, Ontario
4. Lethbridge, Alberta
5. North Vancouver, British Columbia
6. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
7. Kamloops, British Columbia
8. Langley, British Columbia
9. Edmonton, Alberta
10. Regina, Saskatchewan
11. Red Deer, Alberta
12. Thunder Bay, Ontario
13. Calgary, Alberta
14. Brantford, Ontario
15. Sherbrooke, Quebec
16. Pickering, Ontario
17. Kingston, Ontario
18. Nanaimo, British Columbia
19. Waterloo, Ontario
20. Cambridge, Ontario