11 Reasons NOT to Study in Canada | Top Universities

11 Reasons NOT to Study in Canada

By Sabrina Collier

Updated June 25, 2019 Updated June 25, 2019

Canada is one of the most popular study destinations with our readers but, honestly, we have no idea why. Somehow, the land of maple syrup and Mounties is home to the world’s number one student city in the QS Best Student Cities 2017, Montréal, as well as some other terrible cities which bafflingly featured in our top 100. Here at TopUniversities.com, we’re struggling to see the appeal. So here are some reasons why you really shouldn’t study in Canada…

1. The scenery is really ugly and unimpressive

2. Its cities are even uglier…just look at Toronto!

3. The food is tasteless and bland

4. It’s freezing cold and gray all the time, especially in Vancouver

5. There’s nothing interesting to see in Quebec City

6. Don’t waste your time in Montréal either

We have no idea how it knocked Paris off the top spot in this year’s Best Student Cities.

7. Ottawa’s parliament building is nothing special

Ottawa climbed 26 places in this year’s Best Student Cities for some reason.

8. Autumn in Canada is really unattractive

9. Winter is even worse

10. There’s nothing for international students to do while they're here. No culture at all

11. Watching any Canadian sport is really tedious

12. So, whatever you do, definitely don’t study in Canada. It's a dreary and forgettable study destination

Do you somehow still want to study in Canada? Download our free guide to find out more.

This article was originally published in February 2017 . It was last updated in June 2019

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The former Assistant Editor of TopUniversities.com, Sabrina wrote and edited articles to guide students from around the world on a wide range of topics. She has a bachelor's degree in English Literature and Creative Writing from Aberystwyth University and grew up in Staffordshire, UK. 

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