It’s heartbreaking, but Victoria is no longer the most romantic city in Canada.
The capital city dropped to the 10th spot after holding the winning title named by Amazon Canada for seven years straight. Fort McMurray, the largest unincorporated city in Alberta, shot to first place from third the year before.
Meanwhile, Campbell River was the only other Island community to crack the top 20, finishing in 17th.
Amazon’s annual ranking is determined by sales of romance novels, romantic comedies, relationship books, jewelry and sexual wellness products from Jan. 1, 2019 to Jan. 1, 2020.
“Across the west, residents are proud to demonstrate their flair for romance, as they take 12 of the top 20 cities, proving west is best,” Amazon Canada said in a news release.
Meanwhile, “with two cities on this year’s list hailing from territories, the residents of Yellowknife and Whitehorse sure know how to cuddle up and stay warm in the northern Canadian cold.”
The 1995 film A Goofy Movie took the top spot for lovable, classic and silly films this year. Top contenders included classics such as Pretty Woman, Titanic, and Sleepless in Seattle.
While relationship books such as The 5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman clung on to Amazon’s best-selling list, romance novels such as The Mister by E.L. James and The Rise of Magicks: Chronicles of The One, Book 3 by Nora Roberts were among the top romantic reads this year.
Here’s a look at the full list of romantic cities:
Fort McMurray, Alberta
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
North York, Ontario
Grande Prairie, Alberta
Kelowna, British Columbia
Victoria, British Columbia
Quesnel, British Columbia
Cranbrook, British Columbia
Campbell River, British Columbia
Prince George, British Columbia
Revelstoke, British Columbia