Canada was ranked the 2nd most desirable country in the world

Canada made us proud in a recent ranking of the best countries in the world, and now the true north is proving itself (again) as a destination to be reckoned with after earning a top spot in a recent list of the most desirable in the world. Wanderlust recently dropped its 2022 travel prize winners and Canada scored big.

Each year, the Wanderlust Travel Awards evaluate the best destinations around the world based on reader votes. The magazine called on its audience to recommend places that “captured [their] imagination and fiery [their] spirit of adventure.”

The publication separates the ranking into two groups: European destinations and everywhere else. Greece, Spain and France secured the top three spots in Europe.

After counting tens of thousands of votes, Costa Rica topped the list of the most desirable countries in the world. Canada managed to place second and Australia third.

That silver medal is impressive considering the competition, but not surprising given Canada’s stunning scenery, culture and burgeoning food scene.

So, what other global destinations have we beaten? Here is the full list of 2022 winners:

  1. Costa Rica
  2. Canada
  3. Australia
  4. New Zealand
  5. United States
  6. Japan
  7. Peru
  8. South Korea
  9. South Africa
  10. Jordan

The cover image of this article was used for illustrative purposes only.

Toya J. Bell