With Glowing Hearts: Amazon.ca Reveals List of Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in Canada

With Glowing Hearts: Amazon.ca Reveals List of Top 20 Most Romantic Cities in 
Canada 


    --  Victoria, British Columbia is back on top
    --  Prairie Provinces are holding strong, tied at seven spots in
        the top 20, alongside Ontario
    --  Smaller Canadian cities prove to be more romantic than larger
        Canadian cities, with the exception of Vancouver

SEATTLE, WA, Feb. 6, 2013 /CNW/ - With Valentine's Day around the corner, 
Amazon.ca (www.amazon.ca) announces its fourth annual ranking of the Top 20 
Most Romantic Cities in Canada.
                                                     

The cities include:                                  

1.  Victoria, British                           11. Oakville, Ontario
    Columbia

2.  North Vancouver,                            12. Kelowna, British
    British Columbia                                Columbia

3.  Waterloo, Ontario                           13. Edmonton, Alberta

4.  Kingston, Ontario                           14. Regina,
                                                    Saskatchewan

5.  Guelph, Ontario                             15. London, Ontario

6.  Saskatoon,                                  16. Red Deer, Alberta
    Saskatchewan

7.  Vancouver, British                          17. Kamloops, British
    Columbia                                        Columbia

8.  Calgary, Alberta                            18. Thunder Bay,
                                                    Ontario

9.  Nanaimo, British                            19. Winnipeg, Manitoba
    Columbia

10. Lethbridge, Alberta                         20. Burlington, Ontario
                                                     

This list was compiled by comparing Amazon.ca sales data of romance novels and 
relationship books (Kindle books and print books), romantic comedy DVDs and a 
collection of romantic music CDs from Jan. 1, 2012 - Jan. 23, 2013 on a per 
capita basis in cities with more than 80,000 residents*.

New for 2012, in addition to including CDs by B.C. crooner Michael Bublé, 
Amazon.ca expanded its musical search to include some additional voices of 
love. They include the legendary Dean Martin, the baritone of Barry White, 
the sexy Luther Vandross, the neo-soul sounds of Maxwell and the newest R&B 
sensation Miguel.

A closer look at Amazon.ca's "most romantic" data reveals that:.
    --  Victory, Victoria: Crowned victorious two years ago, Victoria,
        who fell to the No. 5 spot last year, has romanced its way back
        on top.  For the first time in Amazon.ca's Most Romantic City
        history, the winning city has made a clean sweep, taking the
        No. 1 spot in every individual category as well.
    --  North(ern) Exposure: For its first time on the top 20 list, the
        municipality of North Vancouver came close to winning title of
        Most Romantic City, ranking No. 2 in all categories. Victoria,
        watch out!
    --  Big City Love: Vancouverites need not fret.  Their very
        respectable showing at No. 7 is the first time the city has
        ever placed on the list.
    --  A King(ston) Dethroned: After winning the title of Most
        Romantic City in 2012, Kingston, Ontario drops to the No. 4
        spot.  Interestingly, Waterloo, the silicon valley of the
        north, rounds out the top three and squeaks in as the top city
        for passion in Ontario.
    --  A Roll in the Hay: There must be something in the Prairie
        water. Residents of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba are
        heating things up holding seven spots in our top 20. Whether
        it's a late night DVD session or a dance for two by
        candlelight, Canadians in the Prairies know how to keep the
        romance strong all year long.
         
    --  Stone Cold Love: As a province, Ontario has always held the
        most cities on the list and this year is no exception.  What's
        new is that Ontario can proudly say they have expanded their
        passionate ways.  Coming in at No. 18, Thunder Bay is heating
        things up in Ontario's North.

To browse Amazon.ca's selection of last-minute gift ideas for Valentine's Day 
- and help contribute to your city's future romantic ratings - visit 
http://www.amazon.ca/valentinesday.

*Data for cities was based on Statistics Canada's 2011 "Population and 
dwelling counts, for Canada and census subdivisions (municipalities)." (Link)

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that have become known for great prices, selection, and convenience. Amazon.ca 
customers can find and discover millions of English and French books, Kindle 
books, CDs, videos, sports and outdoors products, DVDs and electronics, 
watches, tools, baby, home and garden products, as well as a vast array of 
software, video games, and consoles--all at everyday low prices. Amazon.ca 
offers FREE Two-Day Shipping with Amazon Prime, and FREE Super Saver Shipping 
on qualified orders of $25 CAD or more delivered to a single Canadian address. 
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help Amazon.ca customers find the right products for them among the site's 
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include Amazon.com, Inc., and its subsidiaries, unless the context indicates 
otherwise.

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Exchange Act of 1934. Actual results may differ significantly from 
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