The 5 Safest Cities for Women to Travel Alone in Canada

Canada is one of the safest places to visit, whether you are traveling in a group or alone and that bodes well for women who are looking to visit this beautiful country. It is hard to narrow down the safest cities to visit, as the majority of the cities here are safe, but these five places in particular get points for not only being safe, but affordable and fun for female travelers. Discover the city where you can hop aboard a tour boat and come face to face with Orca Whales, or how about the city where you can kiss a fish. These five cities are safe for solo women and we promise you will have a great time.

5. Ottawa, Ontario

The capital of Canada is full of tourists year-round, making it easy to blend in as a solo female traveler. It also helps that this city is loaded with wine bars, cozy live music venues and awesome local restaurants where you wont be the only one dining alone. Many business people come to Ottawa and it’s not unusual to see lone travelers around the city. Visiting Parliament Hill is a must, and if you go in the evening as the sun starts to set, be prepared to whip out your camera and catch the money shot. If you happen to be here in the winter, grab a pair of skates and explore the Rideau Canal, just make sure to indulge in a delicious beaver tail pastry. The National Art Gallery also happens to be a favorite with travelers here.

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4. Kingston, Ontario

Come to the city of Kingston, known as being one of the safest cities for women to travel to in Canada, as well as being downright safe in general with a very low crime rate. It is here where solo travelers will be able to tour Fort Henry, the only UNESCO World Heritage site in Ontario. Stroll along the Kingston Waterfront stopping to check out local vendors, grab an ice-cream, watch people play in the parks or grab a book and spread out on the grass. Head to the Correctional Service of Canada Museum and take yourself on a self-guided tour through the history of Canada’s Federal Penitentiary System. Unfortunately, Kingston Pen shut down years ago and tours are no longer available, but you can still tour the museum that is housed in the former Warden’s residence there.

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3. St. John’s, Newfoundland

You certainly won’t be bored as a solo female traveler in St. John’s, nor will you be in any sort of danger, as this east coast town welcomes travelers from all over the world with open arms. St. John’s is considered by some as the oldest city in North America and is home to just over 200,000 friendly people, with an ultra low crime rate, in fact most of the residents here still leave the doors unlocked. Solo female travelers here should make sure to head to Cabot Tower on Signal Hill, where you can hike to incredible views of the city on one side and the Atlantic Ocean on the other. George Street is where you will find lively pubs with East Coast music along with your chance to get “screeched in”, which essentially means giving a dead fish a big old kiss. Although there is no subway system here, it is easy to get around with taxis and your own two feet.

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2. Victoria, British Columbia

The beautiful city of Victoria beckons visitors from all over the world, and is especially appealing for solo female travelers because it is so safe, and its loaded with things to do. Renting a car is your best bet here in this city as it will truly allow you to get around. Solo female travelers will not want to miss out on Butchart Gardens, which are open all year around and are exceptionally breathtaking. Head to the downtown area and discover Chinatown, or one of many local coffee shops. Hit the water and join a whale watching tour in search of the incredible Orca Whales. Take a tour of the beautiful Parliament buildings, tour one of the galleries or museums or simply stroll through the lush green parks. Drive northwest to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, where driftwood and tidal pools make up the landscape. Best of all, feel extremely safe during all of it.

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1. Moncton, New Brunswick

It is known as Canada’s most courteous city, where the people are friendly, the scenery is beautiful and all are welcome. It is one of the safest cities in Canada to visit, especially if you are a solo female traveler. Moncton boasts an awesome cultural scene with local art galleries, public art and a great museum. One can spend hours wandering the streets of downtown Moncton where there are plenty of local shops and unique boutiques to browse. Head to Magnetic Hill Winery where their award winning fruit and grape wines will delight any wine lover. You can even choose to stay a night here in their bed and breakfast. A farmer’s market to explore, plenty of parks to wander through and enough restaurants to keep you full for days awaits you in Moncton, New Brunswick.