List of sister cities in Canada

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This is a list of sister cities in Canada. This is a subset of the worldwide List of twin towns and sister cities. As well Canada also has Canada Provincial/State Twinning Relationships.[1]



  • Provincial Twinning Relationships:[1][2]
Heilongjiang, China (1981)
Hokkaido, Japan (1980)
Gwacheon, South Korea
San Carlos, California, United States

British Columbia[edit]

  • Provincial Twinning Relationships:[1]
Guangdong, China (1995)
Fukagawa, Japan
Ishikari, Japan (1983)[9]
Coeur d'Alene, Idaho, United States
Uji, Japan
Ōtaki, Hokkaidō, Japan (1989 twinning)
Lynden, Washington, United States[11][12]
Chiba City, Japan (1969) twinning)
Ikeda, Hokkaido,Japan
Numata, Japan
Owase, Mie, Japan
Shiraoi, Japan (1981)
Verdun, Quebec, Canada


  • Provincial Twinning Relationships:[1]
Henan, China (1994)

New Brunswick[edit]

Dieppe, Seine-Maritime, Haute-Normandie, France
Carencro, Louisiana, United States
Monaghan, Ireland (1999)
Chatellerault, France
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Parma, Emilia-Romagna, Italy
North Bay, Ontario, Canada
Newport, Rhode Island, United States
Bangor, Maine, United States
Digby, Nova Scotia
Gangnam-gu, South Korea

Newfoundland and Labrador[edit]

Waterford, Ireland
Ílhavo, Portugal
Castlegar, British Columbia, Canada

Northwest Territories[edit]

Barrow, Alaska, United States
Yakutsk, Russia [1]
Reno, Nevada, United States
Fairbanks, Alaska, United States

Nova Scotia[edit]

Annapolis, Maryland, United States (1982)
Bridgetown, Barbados (July 2004 twinning)
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
Hakodate, Japan (1982)[15]
Campeche, Mexico (1999)
Liverpool, England, UK (2000)
Norfolk, Virginia, United States (April 27, 2006) [2]
Camrose, Alberta, Canada
Gloucester, Massachusetts, United States
Truro, Massachusetts, United States
Cooperstown, New York, United States


  • Provincial Twinning Relationships:[1]
Jiangsu, China (1984)
Leksand, Sweden
Bala, Wales, UK
Murayama, Japan
Taizhou, China
Zweibrücken, Germany (1997, twinning)
Borough of Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom (2013, twinning)[16]
Gunpo, South Korea (1996,[17])
Lahr, Germany
Miami Beach, Florida, United States[18]
Plano, Texas, United States[18]
Ostrów Wielkopolski, Poland
Ontario, California, United States
Itabashi, Japan (1997)
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
Saginaw, Michigan, United States
Comrie, Scotland, UK
Franklin, Tennessee, United States
Harper's Ferry, West Virginia, United States (2005)
Gangbuk-gu, South Korea (2004)
Coburg, Germany
Boone, North Carolina, United States
Zihuatanejo, Guerrero, Mexico
Katano, Japan
Coventry, England, UK (1972)
Kaga, Japan (1967)
Skopje, Macedonia
Blairgowrie, Scotland, UK
Redford, Michigan, United States
Bay City, Michigan, United States
Homyel, Belarus
Kokkola/Karleby, Finland
Treviso, Veneto, Italy
Castelfranco Veneto, Italy
Flint, Michigan, United States (1987)
Fukuyama, Japan (1976)
Cienfuegos, Cuba (2005)
Scottsdale, Arizona,United States
Westlake, Ohio, United States
Nayoro, Japan (1967)
Nanjing, Jiangsu Province, China
Cary, North Carolina, United States
Farmers Branch, Texas, United States
Nördlingen, Bavaria, Germany
Wuhan, Hubei, China (2006)
Kariya, Japan (1981)
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
Neyagawa, Japan
Beijing, China (1999)[19]
Buenos Aires, Argentina
Catania, Sicily, Italy
Palermo, Sicily, Italy
Campobasso, Molise, Italy
Seoul, South Korea
Miamisburg, Ohio, United States
Perth, Scotland, UK
Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States
Lakeland, Florida, United States
County Louth, Ireland
Forssa, Finland
Maia, Portugal
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, United States (also twin city)
Port of Spain, Trinidad
Stratford, Connecticut, United States
Duluth, Minnesota, United States
Gifu, Japan
Keelung, Taiwan
Little Canada, Minnesota, United States
Seinäjoki, Finland
Naoshima, Kagawa, Japan
Further information: Sister cities of Toronto
Ramla, Israel
Sora, Lazio, Italy
Warkworth, New Zealand (since 2003)
Centerville, Ohio, United States
Longueuil, Quebec
Feldkirch, Austria
Sylvania, Ohio, United States
Pesche, Italy

Prince Edward Island[edit]

  • Provincial Twinning Relationships:[1]
Hainan, China (2001)
Dunedin, Florida, United States


  • Provincial Twinning Relationships:[1]
Shanghai, China (2011)
Ornans, Franche-Comté, France
Grand Prairie, Texas, United States
Camrose, Alberta
Braine-l'Alleud, Belgium
La Roche-sur-Yon, Vendée, Pays de la Loire, France
Burnaby, British Columbia
Clamecy, Nièvre, Bourgogne, France
Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Dourdan, France
Farmington, Maine, United States
Laval, Mayenne, Pays de la Loire, France
Nice, Alpes-Maritimes, Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur, France
Petah Tikva, Israel (1986)
Klagenfurt, Austria (2005)
Whitby, Ontario, Canada
Lafayette, Louisiana, United States
Montgeron, Essonne, Île-de-France, France
Nantes, France
Le Vesinet, Yvelines, Île-de-France, France
Oakwood, United States
Lagny-sur-Marne, Seine-et-Marne, Île-de-France, France (1969)
Saranac Lake, New York, United States (2002)
Palavas-les-Flots, Hérault, Languedoc-Roussillon, France
Saint-Nazaire, Loire Atlantique, Pays de la Loire, France (1991)
Marblehead, Massachusetts, United States
Vernon, British Columbia, Canada
Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada
McAllen, Texas, United States
Saint-Jean-d'Angély, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France
Tours, France
West Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada


  • Provincial Twinning Relationships:[1]
Jilin, China (1984)
Minot, North Dakota, United States
Jilin City, China
Jinan, China
Fujioka, Japan
Umeå, Sweden



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  20. ^ City of Sault Ste. Marie (Ontario)
  21. ^ twinning
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  1. ^ Now part of Cold Lake, Alberta. Still holds a sister city in Germany separate from Cold Lake.
  2. ^ Originally named Hull, Quebec until January 1, 2002 See:2000–06 municipal reorganization in Quebec