List of the 100 largest cities in Canada by population

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The below table is a list of the 100 largest cities (or municipalities) in Canada. Populations are from the 2001 Census, and include recent amalgamations.

This list includes only the population figures living within a city's municipal boundaries. However, some cities form Census Metropolitan Areas with smaller communities in the same area. For more information, see List of the 100 largest metropolitan areas in Canada.


Rank Municipality Population in 2001
1 Toronto, Ontario 2,481,494
2 Montreal, Quebec 1,812,723
3 Calgary, Alberta 878,866
4 Ottawa, Ontario 774,610
5 Edmonton, Alberta 666,104
6 Winnipeg, Manitoba 619,544
7 Mississauga, Ontario 612,925
8 Vancouver, British Columbia 545,671
9 Quebec City, Quebec 507,986
10 Hamilton, Ontario 490,268
11 Halifax, Nova Scotia

359,111

12 Longueuil, Quebec 348,091
13 Surrey, British Columbia 347,825
14 Laval, Quebec 343,005
15 London, Ontario 336,539
16 Brampton, Ontario

325,428

17 Gatineau, Quebec 226,696
18 Markham, Ontario 208,615
19 Windsor, Ontario 208,402
20 Saskatoon, Saskatchewan 196,811
21 Burnaby, British Columbia 193,954
22 Kitchener, Ontario 190,399
23 Vaughan, Ontario 182,022
24 Regina, Saskatchewan 178,225
25 Richmond, British Columbia 164,345
26 Greater Sudbury, Ontario 155,219
27 Burlington, Ontario 150,836
28 Saguenay, Quebec 148,050
29 Sherbrooke, Quebec 146,689
30 Oakville, Ontario

144,738

31 Oshawa, Ontario 139,051
32 Richmond Hill, Ontario

132,030

33 St. Catharines, Ontario

129,170

34 Trois-Rivieres, Quebec

122,395

35 Levis, Quebec 121,999
36 Abbotsford, British Columbia 115,469
37 Kingston, Ontario 114,195
38 Coquitlam, British Columbia 112,890
39 Cambridge, Ontario 110,372
40 Thunder Bay, Ontario 109,016
41 Chatham-Kent, Ontario 107,341
42 Guelph, Ontario 106,170
43 Cape Breton, Nova Scotia 105,968
44 Barrie, Ontario 103,710
45 Saanich, British Columbia 103,654
46 St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador 99,192
47 Delta, British Columbia 96,950
48 Kelowna, British Columbia 96,288
49 Whitby, Ontario 87,413
50 Pickering, Ontario 87,139
51 Langley, British Columbia (District Municipality) 86,896
52 Waterloo, Ontario 86,543
53 Brantford, Ontario 86,417
54 North Vancouver, British Columbia (District) 82,310
55 Terrebonne, Quebec 80,531
56 Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Quebec 79,600
57 Niagara Falls, Ontario 78,815
58 Kamloops, British Columbia 77,281
59 Sault Ste. Marie, Ontario 74,566
60 Victoria, British Columbia 74,125
61 Ajax, Ontario 73,753
62 Nanaimo, British Columbia 73,000
63 Prince George, British Columbia 72,406
64 Strathcona County, Alberta 71,986
65 Peterborough, Ontario 71,446
66 Sarnia, Ontario 70,876
67 Clarington, Ontario 69,834
68 Saint John, New Brunswick 69,661
69 Kawartha Lakes, Ontario 69,179
70 Red Deer, Alberta 67,707
71 Lethbridge, Alberta 67,374
72 Newmarket, Ontario 65,788
73 Maple Ridge, British Columbia 63,169
74 Chilliwack, British Columbia 62,927
75 Saint-Jérôme, Quebec 62,418
76 Moncton, New Brunswick 61,046
77 Norfolk, Ontario 60,847
78 New Westminster, British Columbia 54,656
79 Repentigny, Quebec 54,550
80 St. Albert, Alberta 53,081
81 North Bay, Ontario

52,771

82 Shawinigan, Quebec 52,040
83 Port Coquitlam, British Columbia 51,257
84 Medicine Hat, Alberta 51,249
85 Caledon, Ontario 50,595
86 Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec 50,394
87 Welland, Ontario 48,402
88 Halton Hills, Ontario 48,184
89 Fredericton, New Brunswick 47,560
90 Kings County, Nova Scotia 47,159
91 Drummondville, Quebec 46,599
92 Belleville, Ontario 45,986
93 Cornwall, Ontario 45,640
94 North Vancouver, British Columbia (City) 44,303
95 Granby, Quebec 44,121
96 Haldimand, Ontario 43,728
97 Timmins, Ontario 43,686
98 Rimouski, Quebec 41,549
99 Wood Buffalo, Alberta 41,466
100 West Vancouver, British Columbia 41,421
  • Note these are only city proper populations; suburbs outside city limits are not included.

Source: Statistics Canada (http://www12.statcan.ca/english/census01/products/standard/popdwell/Table-CSD-N.cfm?T=1&SR=1&S=3&O=D)

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