Victoria is Canada’s “Most Romantic City” Five Years Running Says Amazon

Amazon has released annual data on which city in Canada has the most sales of romance novels, to take the crown of “Most Romantic City.”

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For the fifth year in a row, British Columbia’s capital city, Victoria, has taken the title yet again. The rankings are based on comparing sales data from January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017, from print and Kindle editions, “plus romantic comedies, relationship books, jewelry and sexual wellness products,” in cities with over 80,000 residents.

Here is the list of the top 20 “Most Romantic Cities” in Canada:

  1. Victoria, British Columbia
  2. Abbotsford, British Columbia
  3. North Vancouver, British Columbia
  4. Grande Prairie, Alberta
  5. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
  6. Prince George, British Columbia
  7. Waterloo, Ontario
  8. Nanaimo, British Columbia
  9. Kamloops, British Columbia
  10. Calgary, Alberta
  11. Red Deer, Alberta
  12. Lethbridge, Alberta
  13. Kingston, Ontario
  14. Regina, Saskatchewan
  15. North Bay, Ontario
  16. Medicine Hat, Alberta
  17. Edmonton, Alberta
  18. Burlington, Ontario
  19. Maple Ridge, British Columbia
  20. Newmarket, Ontario

There must be something in the water here in Victoria—Amazon says the city had a clean sweep in every category, buying the most romance novels, romantic comedies, jewelry, relationship books and sexual wellness products.

Eight cities in the top 20 are newcomers this year compared to 2016, such as Abbotsford, to go with Grand Prairie, Prince George, North Bay, Medicine Hat, Burlington, Maple Ridge and New Market.

Top selling items:

Of course, the data is to help promote Amazon’s Valentine’s Day store, which you can check out here.

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  • Duff

    Nanaimo is in the top 10, YAH!

  • Boom!!

  • Axel

    All those soccer moms in Abbotsford reading crap like “50 Shades of Grey” lol

  • Lol

  • Dominic

    Oh come on where’s Montréal ? Ì fall in love with just being in that city haha

  • Tim

    Or you could interpret it as “Top cities where people are prone to buying cheesy crap to fill the void in their lives”

  • OliChabot

    This list is complete BS. Quebec City should be in the top 3. We have french cuisine and culture, snow, UNESCO world heritage sites, a freaking castle that is the most photographed hotel, and a charming old town.

    Make Quebec City great again !