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South Okanagan town ranked among the friendliest in Canada

FILE. Osoyoos Lake.
Image Credit: Okanagan Basin Water Board/Dan Millar
March 25, 2021 - 7:00 PM

An Okanagan town is among the Top 20 friendliest municipalities in Canada, according to Expedia.ca traveller reviews.

Osoyoos ranks 12th out of the 20 "friendliest cities and towns", while Radium Hot Springs placed number one.

Other B.C. locations on the list include Fernie, Whistler, and Nanaimo.

"Did a local provide an outstanding dinner recommendation? Were you greeted with smiles and hellos (or at least smiling eyes over a mask)? Was there just overall feel-good energy? These might be some of the random acts of friendliness that earned these cities and towns (their rank)," Expedia.ca says in a news release.

The company noted Osoyoos is "a peaceful escape surrounded by nature and many local wineries."

Cities and towns which placed on the list had the most mentions of "friendly, friendliest, amiable," and other word associations in traveller reviews from January 2019 to Dec. 2020.

The entire list of top 20 municipalities are as follows:

  1. Radium Hot Springs
  2. Digby, Nova Scotia
  3. Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  4. Baddeck, Nova Scotia
  5. Drumheller, Alberta
  6. Saint John, New Brunswick
  7. Gatineau, Quebec
  8. Thunder Bay, Ontario
  9. Banff, Alberta
  10. Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island
  11. Whistler
  12. Osoyoos
  13. La Malbaie, Quebec
  14. Nanaimo
  15. Mont-Tremblant, Quebec
  16. St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador
  17. Gananoque, Ontario
  18. Canmore, Alberta
  19. Stratford, Ontario
  20. Fernie

 


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