For the fifth year in a row, Victoria has been named Canada’s Most Romantic City according to Amazon.ca. Six of the top twenty cities are located in British Columbia.
The eighth annual ranking compares sales of romance novels, romantic comedies, relationship books, jewelry and sexual wellness products between January 1, 2016 to January 1, 2017, in cities with more than 80,000 residents.
The most popular romantic comedies watched by Victorians included Pretty Woman, You’ve Got Mail, While You Were Sleeping, Sleepless in Seattle and Love Actually. The overall best-selling romantic movie went to The Intern.
The bookshelves and Kindle libraries were filled with books by Danielle Steel with five books in the list of top romance novels. The best-selling romance novel of the year however was Me Before You by Jojo Moyes.
Victorians were also the top jewelry shoppers. The most popular item was a men’s 10K yellow gold chain followed by a white gold aquamarine and diamond engagement ring.
The Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada are:
1. Victoria, British Columbia
2. Abbotsford, British Columbia
3. North Vancouver, British Columbia
4. Grande Prairie, Alberta
5. Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
6. Prince George, British Columbia
7. Waterloo, Ontario
8. Nanaimo, British Columbia
9. Kamloops, British Columbia
10. Calgary, Alberta
11. Red Deer, Alberta
12. Lethbridge, Alberta
13. Kingston, Ontario
14. Regina, Saskatchewan
15. North Bay, Ontario
16. Medicine Hat, Alberta
17. Edmonton, Alberta
18. Burlington, Ontario
19. Maple Ridge, British Columbia
20. Newmarket, Ontario