St. Catharines-Niagara Falls low on the list of social media obsessed cities


Published April 6, 2023 at 1:17 pm

St. Catharines and Niagara Falls were well down the list when a research company decided to look at which Canadian cities were the most obsessed with social media.

The study by casino comparison experts,, analyzed the number of monthly Google searches across Canada over the past year for social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, Youtube, Instagram and more to see which cities had the highest amount of searches per 1,000 people.

Victoria B.C. was, by far, the city deemed most obsessed with social media with 5,758 average monthly searches per 1,000 people. Following the city in second through fifth was Moncton, NB (3,097), St. John’s Newfoundland (2,711), Nanaimo, B.C. (2,478) and Peterborough (2.454).

By comparison, St. Catharines-Niagara Falls, grouped together for this study, was well down in 45th place (out of 47) with just 1,010 searches per 1,000 residents.

Surprisingly, Welland-Pelham, also lumped together for the study, finished a couple of spots up in 43rd with 1,337 searched.

“Social media has become a fundamental part of many people’s lives over the past decade, so it’s interesting that the older social media platforms such as Youtube and Facebook still remain supreme in popularity in Canadian cities, as opposed to newcomers such as TikTok,” said a spokeperson from

Across the board, YouTube was the most sought-after social media site, followed by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and Reddit. Below, the rankings from 35th place down.

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