Walk Score 2014: Canada’s Most Walkable Cities

If you’re the type who likes to lace up your shoes and get from point A to point B by using the good old-fashioned power of your legs and feet, check out Canada’s most walkable cities according to Walk Score’s 2014 ratings.
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A Look at Canada’s 3 Very Walkable Cities

1 Vancouver, British Columbia – Walk Score: 78
• Population: 603,000 (8th most populous Canadian city)
• Slimmest Canadian city – 27.8% of population overweight or obese
• Most walkable neighborhoods: Downtown, West End, Strathcona
Healthy lifestyle highlights:
• Over 1,298 hectares of parks, including Stanley Park, the city’s largest
• Skiing, mountain biking, rafting, and hiking in the North Shore Mountains, 20-30 minutes from Downtown Vancouver
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2 Toronto, Ontario – Walk Score: 71
• Population: 2,615,060 (Most populous Canadian city)
• 2nd slimmest Canadian city – 40.4% of population overweight or obese
• Most walkable neighborhoods: Bay Street Corridor, Church-Yonge Corridor, Kensington-Chinatown
Healthy lifestyle highlights:
• Ice skating at Nathan Phillips Square and Etobicoke’s Colonel Sam Smith Trail
• Skiing and snowboarding at Centennial Park and Earl Bales Park
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3 Montreal, Quebec – Walk Score: 70
• Population: 1,649,519 (2nd most populous Canadian City)
• 3rd slimmest Canadian city – 41.5% of population overweight or obese
• Most walkable neighborhoods: Plateau-Mont-Royal, Ville-Marie, Outremont
Healthy lifestyle highlights:
• Beaver Lake, a ski slope, and sculpture garden at Mount Royal Park, one of Montreal’s largest green spaces
• Endless exploring in Old Montreal’s cultural attractions, cobblestone streets, bicycle paths, and Old Port
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SOURCES

http://www.walkscore.com/cities-and-neighborhoods/

http://www.besthealthmag.ca/get-healthy/health/canadas-healthiest-cities-2009

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vancouver

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Toronto

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Montreal

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