While many often complain about the lack of smiling facings and welcoming people, Vancouver has been voted as the friendliest city in the world.
This is according travel website Big 7, which surveyed its social media audience of 1.5 million people on the places they think are the friendliest in the world.
A total of 50 cities were included in the ranking and Vancouver placed first.
“Vancouver takes the top spot thanks to its extraordinarily friendly residents,” said Big 7.
“The city has an amazing multicultural community who band together to make visitors feel welcome and safe at all times. Locals are quick to offer assistance to tourists and the community vibe makes socializing in Vancouver simple.”
Montreal was the only other Canadian city included in the list, placing 34th.
Top 20 friendliest cities in the world, according to Big 7 Travel:
- Vancouver, Canada
- Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
- Bruges, Belgium
- Taipei, Taiwan
- Hamburg, Germany
- Dublin, Ireland
- Christchurch, New Zealand
- Nashville, Tennessee, USA
- Sao Paulo, Brazil
- Glasgow, Scotland
- Chang Mai, Thailand
- Santa Domingo, Dominican Republic
- Abu Dhabi, UAE
- Cape Town, South Africa
- Athens, Greece
- Adelaide, Australia
- Cork, Ireland
- Muscat, Oman
- Houston, Texas, USA
- Siem Reap, Cambodia
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