Vancouver named most walkable city in Canada 2013
Vancouver has been ranked the most walkable city in all of Canada by Walkscore, a Seattle-based urban app company which compared over 300 Canadian cities and communities.
With a Walkscore of 78, Vancouver placed ahead of other leading cities including Toronto (71), Montreal (70), Mississauga (59), and Ottawa (54). Vancouver’s best-scoring neighbourhoods for walkability were Downtown (96), the West End (94), Strathcona (93), Kitsilano (89) and Fairview (89).
“It’s great to see Vancouver recognized as the top walking city in Canada,” said Mayor Gregor Robertson. “Making it easier and safer for people to walk is a key part of our greenest city and transportation goals. Being known as a great walking city is an economic boost as well, for tourism, for local businesses, and for savings in health care.”