Recently, Canada was ranked as the second most beautiful country in the world, and now it is being labelled number 1 for its good quality of life. By Priyanka Chakrabarti

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Winter arrives a little bit earlier up north in the Yukon which means you have more time to enjoy the snow! The arrival of winter also means longer periods of darkness to see the northern lights. Book a tour with Northern Tales for the complete aurora experience, complete in a cozy and remote cabin, just a 2.5 hour flight away from Vancouver! 📷: @erynmacgillivray and @erinnnscott_ 📍: @travelyukon #ExploreCanada . L’hiver arrive un peu plus tôt au Yukon, ce qui signifie que vous avez plus de temps pour profiter de la neige! Et avec les nuits qui s’allongent, vous aurez davantage d’occasions d’admirer les aurores boréales. Réservez une excursion avec Northern Tales pour profiter pleinement de ces lueurs merveilleuses dans le confort d’un chalet isolé se trouvant à deux heures et demie de vol de Vancouver! 📷 @erynmacgillivray et @erinnnscott_ 📍 @travelyukon #ExploreYukon

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Canada took the leading spot for the category in the latest 2019 Best Countries Rankings by U.S. News and World Report. In fact, this is Canada’s fourth year in a row in the ranking’s top spot.

As reported by Vancouver Courier, the ranking is established in partnership with BAV Group and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, in a “study that surveyed more than 20,000 global citizens from four regions to assess perceptions of 80 countries on 75 different metrics.”

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In less than a week, the fall colours of Mont Tremblant Resort (@monttremblant), will be blanketed in snow for their opening day on November 22! This year-round destination offers world-class skiing, a beautiful pedestrian-only shopping village, restaurants for every taste, and winter activities for the whole family. Who’s planning a ski holiday to Canada for this winter? #ExploreCanada 📷: @leo_levray 📍: @monttremblant, @tourismequebec . Dans moins d’une semaine, les couleurs automnales de la station de Mont Tremblant (@monttremblant) seront troquées pour le grand drap de neige à l’occasion de l’ouverture de la saison de ski, le 22 novembre prochain! Cette destination quatre-saisons offre des pistes de ski de calibre mondial, un pittoresque village piétonnier regroupant boutiques et restaurants, ainsi que des activités hivernales pour toute la famille. Qui prévoit prendre des vacances sur les pentes du Canada cet hiver? #ExploreCanada 📷 @leo_levray 📍 @monttremblant, @tourismequebec #Tremblant #QuebecOriginal

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The category uses nine metrics to arbitrate the country ranking: affordability, good job market, economic stability, family-friendly, income parity, political stability, safety, well-built education system and well-developed health system for the public.

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Yesterday, we asked you where to find Canada’s best Christmas trees. To thank you, and add a festive atmosphere to your feed, we’re sharing some of our favourite ones with you. Let us know in the comments below which ones are also worth the detour this season! #ExploreCanada 📍: Toronto Dominion Centre. 📷: @arjsun 📍: Lunenburg, Nova Scotia. 📷: @jhbest Fun fact: towering Christmas trees made out of stacked lobster traps have become a tradition in Atlantic Canada over the last decade. 📍: Fairmont Banff Springs (@fairmontbanff), Alberta. 📷: @travelalberta 📍: Ottawa’s Aberdeen Pavilion. 📷: @landonspics . Hier, nous vous avons demandé de nous aider à trouver les plus beaux sapins de Noël du pays. Pour vous remercier, et pour ajouter un brin de magie à votre fil Instagram, nous partageons aujourd’hui certains de nos coups de cœur. Continuez de nous faire part de vos découvertes dans les commentaires! #ExploreCanada 📍 Le Centre Toronto-Dominion. 📷 @arjsun 📍 Lunenburg, en Nouvelle-Écosse. 📷 @jhbest (Petite anecdote : Ces dix dernières années, ce type d’arbre de Noël imposant fait à partir de casiers à homards est devenu une tradition dans le Canada atlantique!) 📍 Le Fairmont Banff Springs (@fairmontbanff), en Alberta. 📷 @travelalberta 📍 Le pavillon Aberdeen, à Ottawa. 📷 @landonspics . #MerryChristmas #Noël #JoyeuxNoël #Christmas #ExploreAlberta #SeeTorontoNow #MyOttawa #DiscoverON #VisitNovaScotia #LakeLouise #WeLoveWinter

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Canada scored highly in various metrics like stable politics. Moreover, Canada was given a 10 for its advanced education system for the masses, as well as a 9.6 for its great public healthcare system.

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Have you ever stayed in a castle before? If that’s on your wish list, plan a visit to the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (@fairmontfrontenac) this winter. If you’re visiting Quebec City between February 8 and 17, plan on attending the Quebec Winter Carnival (@carnavaldequebec), the largest winter carnival in the world! ❄ For trip planning help, reach out to our friends at @quebecregion. #ExploreCanada 📷: @teresa.megan 📍: @fairmontfrontenac, @quebecoriginal . Avez-vous déjà dormi dans un château? Si l’idée vous enchante, planifiez un séjour au Fairmont Le Château Frontenac (@fairmontfrontenac) cet hiver. Le @carnavaldequebec a d’ailleurs lieu du 8 au 17 février : c’est le plus grand carnaval d’hiver du monde! ❄ Besoin d’un coup de pouce pour planifier votre voyage? Nos amis de @quebecregion se feront un plaisir de vous aiguiller. #ExploreCanada 📷 @teresa.megan 📍 @fairmontfrontenac, @quebecoriginal #QuebecCite #QuebecOriginal #CarnavalQC #momentsLCF

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Quality of Life: Top 10 Ranking:

  1. Canada
  2. Sweden
  3. Denmark
  4. Norway
  5. Switzerland
  6. Finland
  7. Australia
  8. Netherlands
  9. New Zealand
  10. Germany

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Only four more sleeps until Christmas! We ❤️️ the festive atmosphere of Quebec City’s Quartier Petit Champlain (@quartierpetitchamplain). For an unforgettable holiday experience, Old Quebec is always a favourite. If you’re planning to ring in the New Year in the area, we recommend party hopping on Grande Allée during @jouranqc. Our top picks during the event: the ice bar, ferris wheel, and outdoor concerts. #ExploreCanada 📷: @manucoveney 📍: @quebecregion, @tourismequebec #ExploreCanada . Plus que quatre dodos avant Noël! Nous ❤️️ l’ambiance festive du quartier Petit Champlain (@quartierpetitchamplain) de la ville de Québec. Pour des vacances inoubliables, le Vieux-Québec est toujours un lieu de prédilection. Si vous prévoyez célébrer le Nouvel An dans cette région, joignez-vous à la fête sur la Grande Allée durant le @jouranqc. Quelques incontournables, selon nous : le bar de glace, la grande roue et les concerts en plein air. #ExploreCanada 📷 @manucoveney 📍 @quebecregion, @tourismequebec, #ExploreCanada . #QuebecCite #QuebecOriginal #jourAnQc #Christmas #NewYear #OldQuebec #Noel #VieuxQuébec

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