The 5 Safest Cities for Women to Travel Alone in Canada


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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