The beauty of Canada is often overshadowed by extremely cold winters. This could turn off many visitors and probable migrants. However, it is quite unfair to judge the country by mere winter descriptions. There are beautiful places in Canada that are worth taking note of if you want to visit or live there for good.

If you are mulling over visiting or migrating in Canada, here are some of the places you may want to write down in your list:

CALGARY

  • Calgary is the biggest city found in Alberta located in between the Canadian Rockies foothills and Canadian Prairies.
  • The city expanded during the early 1900s when oil was discovered in the area. Ever since, Calgary has become a household name when talking about Canada.
  • As a visitor, you may want to plan your travel during the Old West festival held every July. The celebration includes rodeos, parades, chuckwagon races, crafts, food and competitions.
  • Given that it is one of the largest cities in Canada, there are also many opportunities here for migrants.

OTTAWA

  • Ottawa is the capital of Canada. It is found in the convergence of rivers Rideau, Gatineau and Ottawa.
  • Just like any other country capital, Ottawa is the home of many institutions – financial, federal and commercial. Because of this, many may find employment in this area.
  • As a tourist, you may find the Parliament Hill a great attraction especially because they have the traditional changing of the guard, just like in the Buckingham Palace, during the summer.
  • In winter, the Rideau Canal becomes the biggest ice skating rink in the world.

WHISTLER

  • Whistler is a spectacular mountain found in Canada. Found here is the biggest and most popular alpine ski resort in North America.
  • From Vancouver, you have to take a 2-hour trip before reaching this beautiful place in Canada. If you think a couple of hours of travel is boring, think again. The view to Whistler is scenic you won’t even be able to close your eyes even for a second.
  • For accommodations, there are three villages at the foot of the mountain, Whistler, Upper and Creek Villages.

VANCOUVER ISLAND

  • Canada is a big country, so are the places you find in it, Vancouver Island included. It is the biggest island found in the west coast of North America.
  • You can travel to the tourist attraction through ferry from Vancouver.
  • The main attractions of the island are the picturesque Victoria City, Tofino Surf Town, and the stunning Butchart Gardens.

QUEBEC CITY

  • Quebec City is known for being the capital of the Quebec province.
  • What is most notable about this city is the French heritage strewn all over the city. This is evident in the Quebec’s architecture and language.
  • Villages in Quebec City are reminiscent of the European country’s countryside sitting atop a hill overlooking the river of St. Lawrence.
  • An attraction not to be missed is the Chateau Frontenac, a hotel dubbed as the most photographed.
  • Many migrants are working in the city as well so if you are looking to find a job in the city, it may not be that difficult to secure one.

The list above details only some of the most beautiful places in Canada. There are more to explore in the country like Toronto, Montreal, Niagara Falls and Banff National Park.

Toronto is said to be one of the most expensive places to live in Canada but this should not make you give up on finding a place to call home. There are quite a number of good and reasonably priced Toronto apartments for rent.

The good thing about Toronto is that every neighborhood comes with a particular positive factor for example good schools, big parks, proximity to public transport as well as low crime rates. So once you know your priority, you can narrow down your search to particular areas. Here is a step by step guide to finding the perfect apartment to rent in Toronto.

 

Set Minimum and Maximum price

It is important that you decide from the start how much you are willing to pay for an apartment but at the same time keep it reasonable. Understand the going rate of Toronto apartments for rent so that you can budget within that range. The prices tend to change so at the time you are looking for an apartment, you need updated rates.

 

List Down Important Deal Breakers

Everyone has preferences that will determine whether they will take a particular apartment or not. It could be that you want one close to your work or near a good school for your child or a neighborhood with more single people. You need to write these down so that it is much easier to explain to a realtor what you are looking for or even to tell friends who might point you in the right direction.

 

Do Research

Personal research on different neighborhoods is very important. It gives you a chance to compare your preference with what is really out there. Research should involve things like how many apartments fall within your budget, how many places actually meet your deal breaker expectations. You may want an apartment near a good school but there may be no apartments within your budget that are near good schools and you may need to readjust your expectations. There is a lot of information you can get online about this.

 

Let People Know What You Are Looking For

Speaking to friends at work, church or even family members about what you are looking for can help you find what you are looking for. People who know you are more likely to suggest good Toronto apartments for rent or at least suggest a realtor who can help you and they will give you a more honest insight into the apartments.

 

Talk to Realtors

Friends and family, unless they work as realtors, may not have extensive knowledge of the different apartments available for rent, but realtors do. It is their job to know this so they will give you the best help when it comes to finding the apartment that suits you best. In most cases, they will do this for free since they get paid by the owners of the property for finding them tenants so do not worry about the expense and feel free to look at as many apartments until you are convinced you have found the best.

At the moment the council is planning to spend over 200 million dollars to come up with affordable Toronto apartments to rent so within the next 5 years there should be more affordable apartments.