While Sechelt and Gibsons were held off the list, Powell River did find its way onto Maclean’s magazine’s list of Canada’s best communities, coming in 157.

These rankings are based on data collected in ten categories including commute, crime, affordability, taxes, and health.

While the list was littered with Vancouver Island communities, the top-ranked community was Oak Bay, coming in 15.

Salmon Arm was the top BC community, coming in at number six.

Ontario took the top five spots, Burlington topped the list.