Looking for your dream home in Canada?
Discover the definitive selection of the country's best real estate: modern and historic mansions, victorian houses, contemporary homes
Canada remains a popular destination for home buyers (including the high-end segment), due to its multiple, permanent residency programs with special streams for entrepreneurs and start-up founders.
Below, you’ll find a list of the most sought-after real estate areas in Canada, from Niagara Falls to Vancouver.
Upscale real estate in Canada: Unique mansions and luxury homes in Toronto, Niagara Falls, Ottawa, Oakville, and other Ontario regions
Canada is well-known for its impressive, stone mansions. This type of upscale real estate is widespread in Ontario, with home prices starting from 1,500,000 USD (1,360,000 euros). But a fortunate buyer can find a tiny, quaint chalet in the prestigious area of Niagara Falls for as little as 600,000 USD (545,000 euros).
Some of the historic homes and mansions located in Toronto, Oakville, and Ottawa are truly unique architectural masterpieces. Most of the houses boast superb locations on lakes or in forest landscapes and desirable luxury features as indoor fountains or circular driveways.
Upscale real estate in Quebec and Montreal: The best historic homes in Canada
The province of Quebec is another favored destination for purchasing trophy real estate, and the area is attractive to many--not only the ultra-rich.
While the most expensive houses in the area can cost as much as 20,000,000 USD (18,152,000 euros), the most affordable ones come with a price tag of 490,000 USD (445,00 euros) for 3-bedroom riverview apartments.
Chalets and mansions in the area typically have a French vibe. But there are also ample, modern, luxury homes and penthouses, especially in Montreal.
Upscale real estate in Vancouver, Whistler, Kelowna, and Victoria: Architectural masterpieces, Victorian properties, and oceanfront estates
British Columbia is recognized for its mild climates and wide variety of luxury houses: from upscale log cabins to fine, classic, and contemporary properties. The average price for upscale real estate in the region is about 1,400,000 USD (1,271,000 euros).
West Vancouver is one of the most prestigious areas where an affluent buyer can find one-of-a-kind architectural masterpieces and mega-mansions, waterfront estates and newly-built properties. Whistler is the best place to buy a ski chalet in the mountains.
Victoria is known for its beautiful, historical, and neoclassical homes. Golf lovers may wish to take a closer look at properties in proximity to the Westin Bear Mountain Golf Resort.
Kelowna offers modern, lakefront estates within the surroundings of Okanagan Lake and Valley, as well as charming, smaller, log homes in the countryside.
Upscale real estate in Calgary, Edmonton, and Banff
The province of Alberta with its enchanting scenery is particularly attractive for home buyers who value a secluded lifestyle in the countryside.
Housing prices in Alberta are lower than in either British Columbia or Ontario with an average price around 800,000 USD (726,000 euros). Here, buyers can find upscale farmhouses, townhouses, and single-family cottages with modest price tags. But million dollar manor homes also are available for sale in the area - and look predictably impressive, thanks to the beautiful surroundings.
It’s of interest to know that Canada is one of a few countries with numerous, abandoned mansions: these homes primarily can be found (and probably bought) in Alberta.