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Canada ranks in the top 10 countries to travel solo as a woman


Travel is back, which means people everywhere are booking their world adventures.

Whether you are travelling solo, with another person or a group, it is important to take safety into consideration. 

But which countries rank as the safest for women to travel solo?

According to, Canada ranks in the top 10 countries in the world for solo female travellers!

The report ranked countries based on the percentage of women who have reported violence, female homicide victims (per 100,000 females), safety index score (out of 100), women who feel safe walking alone at night (%), attitudes toward violence against women (%), laws on domestic violence (0 = best, 1 = worst), global gender gap index score (out of 1) and overall safety score (/10).

The Republic of Ireland topped the list, with The Emerald Isle scoring particularly highly for the laws it has in place to protect women from violence, as well as when it comes to local attitudes toward violence against women.

Austria and Norway followed in second and third place.

Canada ranked 8th on the list, with the lowest rate of domestic violence (1.9%) and a high ranking for women feeling comfortable walking alone at night (71%).

The top 10 included: 

  1. Republic of Ireland 
  2. Austria 
  3. Norway 
  4. Slovenia 
  5. Switzerland 
  6. Spain 
  7. Portugal 
  8. Canada 
  9. Netherlands 
  10. Poland

You can see the full report here.

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