Leaving Massachusetts for Canada – charming towns to consider
Best moving destinations - August 7, 2022
Leaving Massachusetts for Canada is a pretty common occurrence. Especially in the last couple of years. For this reason, we wanted to talk a little bit about Canadian cities and towns. There are so many great ones so choosing can be quite difficult. Luckily, we managed to narrow down the choice for the ones looking for a small and charming town to settle in in Canada. You surely understand all the reasons why people are moving there. Yes, healthcare is one of the major ones. Of course, we won’t be focusing on reasons since that is very individual. We will be focusing only on charming towns we discovered.
British Columbia – Nelson
Some people are leaving Massachusetts for Virginia and some for Canada. We think Canada has better small towns. The town of Nelson, which has a population of about 10,000 people, has long relied on the forestry and mining industries that take advantage of the region’s abundant natural resources. As one of the largest lakes in British Columbia, Kootenay Lake, the town’s laid-back lifestyle, location, and quality of life have made it a popular destination for artists, writers, and musicians. This is a charming little mountain town. It also has a great location, it is a short drive from Vancouver or Calgary.
Nelson has preserved its original downtown historic buildings and a number of Victorian-style homes. That can be great for those who like old-school homes rather than modern ones. Nelson is a spiritually diverse city, and many hippies have found their way to its shores. With an abundance of farmers’ markets and organic food options available to residents, the better and healthier outdoor way of life of hiking, running, fishing, and even watersports can be enjoyed all year round. There is a thriving music and coffee shop culture, and the locals are known for their generosity, creativity, and openness. This is also a pretty safe town and moving with kids here can be fun.
Saskatchewan – Forget
Even a town with a name like Forget can’t be overlooked in Saskatchewan. Located in the province’s southeast corner, “for-jay” is a sleepy town. Despite the lack of schools, banks, post offices, or even a grocery store, the area has seen a resurgence as a haven for musicians and artists. It’s also a very popular destination amongst digital nomads who are looking for some peace and quiet. Located in the Ananda Arthouse, a renovated 1904 rectory, the 40-seat theater hosts a variety of events, including performances and exhibitions. The Happy Nun Café (which is also a restaurant and event place) is another popular hangout in the neighborhood. The residents of Forget are committed to preserving rural Saskatchewan for future generations. Moving to Canada can be amazing, just look at those charming towns.
Ontario – Port Hope
Southern Ontario’s Port Hope is home to the best-preserved 19th-century streetscape in the province. Views of the town’s historic center and very well-preserved century homes can be enjoyed by VIA Rail passengers who travel through the town. As Ontario’s antique capital, Port Hope’s 16,000 residents can either step back in time or enjoy a film at the country’s oldest continuously operating atmospheric movie theater, The Capitol Theatre.
As if all of this wasn’t funny enough, the town hosts an annual event called “Float Your Fanny Down the Ganny” every year. At least you will be in a place with a sense of humor. Each April town commemorates a town flood with a 10-kilometer race in which participants race in canoes, kayaks, and other zany creations. Make sure to research this charming town. It can be the reason for leaving Massachusetts for Canada in the end. How do you like our guide so far? We have some more, don’t worry. We just wanted to mention that moving from Canada is not very easy. Chances are you will be needing some help. Number 1 Movers Canada can be there for you.
Another one from Ontario – Oakville
In fact, we noticed that Ontario has the most amazing small charming towns in the whole of Canada. MoneySense Magazine named this charming town called Oakville as Canada’s best place to live out of 415 cities, towns, and villages. Health care, public transportation, and schools are all taken into account when compiling this year’s list of the best places to live in America by the website (and their editors). This is the reason we think that if you have kids – this might be the best place for you. You have the perfect combination of everything here.
If (after some serious research) you decide to relocate to this charming town make sure to call for help. Especially if you are moving with kids. That can be quite hard. Turn to experienced neighbors and make your life easier. Well, at least the unpacking part.
Prince Edward Island – Victoria-by-the-Sea
There are only four blocks in this charming fishing village. For many that evoke a bygone era with its colorfully painted old Island homes. Victoria-by-the-Sea is a historic seaport town on the Northumberland Straight. This place has developed into a sort of artist enclave, with its 200 residents including painters, potters, and sculptors in addition to lobster fishermen and farmers. High tea is served in old village hotels, and visitors can make their own candles and pottery in small art galleries. Cycling and even kayaks for rent are available at the beach and lighthouse museum to explore the red sand and old buildings in a quaint storybook setting. So this is the place we would recommend to artists for sure. Leaving Massachusets for Canada will be so much easier if you move to one of the amazing towns we just showed you.