Greetings, peacenprayer. I've lived in several parts of Canada and can share some thoughts with you! I lived for one year in northern Ontario (North Bay) and am now in London, but have spent most of my life out west. I've lived in Courtenay (small city), Victoria (city), and Tofino (surf-side village), all on Vancouver Island, BC. The pros: interesting melting-pot culture, warm winters, the ocean, surfing (in Tofino), seals, old growth trees, etc. The cons: lots of rain, and it can be really expensive. I grew up in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan and it is one of the fastest growing cities in Canada right now, with a booming economy. Pros: unique prairie culture, beautiful river valley, extremely nice people, reasonable housing prices, JOBS. The cons: Freeeeezing cold winters, some racial conflict. I am strongly thinking of moving back there. I've also lived in Calgary, and it is big, fast, cold, and kind of treeless. Pros: Great skyline, okay economy, bustling, progressive, and an hour from great skiing. Cons: Cold (but not as cold as Saskatchewan), expensive housing, bad traffic. Now, my personal favorite place where I've lived in Canada is in the East Kootenays in BC, about 3 hours west of Calgary. I've lived in Fairmont (resort town), Invermere (lake side town), Windermere (lake side village), and Canal Flats (logging town), all in the same long, wide, gorgeous Columbia Valley, but every town from Golden to Creston is really nice. Pros: Most beautiful place on Earth, wildlife aplenty, ski hills and hot springs everywhere, lots of happy, friendly people, warm shallow lakes, international tourists and travelers. Cons: Expensive, a bit isolated, although the city of Cranbrook, just down the road, might be an option to look into. I would LOVE to move back there! Too bad my wife wouldn't... As for where I am now, London (Ontario) is a nice size and has great trees and parks, but the economy is pretty dead and the teaching market is horrible. I'm probably going to move again, too, if I can't find a teaching gig here soon. It all depends what you're looking for, I guess. Best of luck!