9 Cheapest Places to Retire in Canada

Québec City, Québec

Québec City, on the St. Lawrence River in eastern Canada, has historic neighborhoods, winter and summer festivals, parks, and restaurants. Winters may drop to 10 degrees Fahrenheit.

Fredericton, New Brunswick

Fredericton, on the Wolastoq (St. John River) near the Atlantic coast, has museums, historic buildings, breweries, farmers markets, three colleges, and a small town feel. Nature enthusiasts will adore the New England-like city.

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island

This ancient city situated on PEI on the Gulf of St. Lawrence off Canada's eastern coast. Charlottetown, the provincial capital, has top restaurants, festivals, and artisan stores. The smallest Canadian province is PEI.

Halifax, Nova Scotia

On the Atlantic Ocean in eastern Canada lies Halifax, Nova Scotia's capital. Four seasons are enjoyed, with July temperatures in the mid-70s and January lows in the teens. Excellent aging and health care facilities.

West Kelowna, British Columbia

West Kelowna, on Okanagan Lake, has gorgeous landscapes, recreational activities, and a rich history. John MacNichol, a retiree and lifelong British Columbian, says the province has the nicest weather.

Prince George, British Columbia

There are more than 100 parks and green places in Prince George. There are also rivers and five ski areas close by. The city is home to the University of Northern British Columbia and has a lively arts scene as well.

Regina, Saskatchewan

Regina, in south Saskatchewan, has the lowest cost of life and housing in Canada. Summers are pleasant, with July and August temperatures in the upper 70s. Winters plummet into the teens.

Kingston, Ontario

Kingston, on the northern coast of Lake Ontario where the St. Lawrence River and Rideau Canal meet, includes pedestrian-friendly downtown eateries, pubs, breweries, and Ontario's oldest public market.

Winnipeg, Manitoba

The capital and biggest city of Manitoba, Winnipeg, is surrounded by lakes, woods, and plains. Winnipeg is a great area to retire due to its elder housing, indoor and outdoor activities, and cultural attractions.