Best Communities in Canada 2021

Owner of The Workshop Dance Studio, Nancy Morgan, gives a tap dance class via video in Kemptville Ontario, February 27 2021 (Photograph by Kaja Tirrul)

The pandemic has exposed Canada’s internet problem

As the crisis drags on, many of us live with web connections too weak for work and study at home

Melissa Mahoney and her family stand in front of their home in Halifax, Nova Scotia. (Photograph by Carolina Andrade)

Best communities in Canada: Why Atlantic Canada comes out on top

Our exclusive new ranking finds the long-overlooked cities of Atlantic Canada are the top places to be now that many of us are able to work and study from home

(Courtesy of the City of Moncton)

Canada’s top 25 communities to live and work remotely in 2021

Our exclusive new ranking of the best places to live in the country takes into account that more of us are able to work and study from home

Halifax, N.S. $460,000 (Courtesy of Geri Barrington/Royal LePage Atlantic)

What the typical house for sale looks like in Canada’s best communities

Take a look at properties for sale, representing each province’s top-rated community from our 2021 ranking of Canada’s best communities


Canada’s best communities 2021: Full ranking of 415 cities

This year’s exclusive ranking takes into account the fact that many of us can work and study from home. Explore the full list here and use the tool to find the best community for you


Best communities in Canada 2021: Methodology

Here’s how Maclean’s picked the best communities in Canada to live and work remotely