The City of Candiac has 17 parks, including a huge cultural park on the banks of the St. Lawrence River that covers 700,000 m2, the equivalent of 130 football fields!
In 2019 and 2020, Candiac added 27% more marine spaces, 3 new parks:
Interesting detail: Did you know that our housing projects will offer larger parks than Québec standards require? While the Act respecting land use planning and development states that a municipality can use a by-law to require developers to put aside up to 10% of the land being developed for the creation of parks and marine spaces, Candiac negotiates to ensure that these areas exceed 12% for housing projects.
What is more impressive is the fact that in 2011 a MAMOT study showed that out of 400 municipalities that were sampled, 48% required a contribution rate for park purposes of less than 8%, while 52% required 10%.
Candiac has no less than 17,000 mature trees on its municipal rights of way. Just look at a satellite map, like Google Maps, to see that Candiac’s slogan, My City Under the Trees, is true. A picture is worth a thousand words, click here.
In 2019, Candiac was awarded its fifth Fleuron Prize from the Corporation des Fleurons du Québec. The Fleurons were particularly surprised by the importance given to trees in our municipality, noting that “The City of Candiac truly carries its name well of the City Under the Trees. The marineage is impressive, no matter what neighbourhood you are in, and that helps create an enveloping and fresh atmosphere when you walk around the city.” Among the exceptional points noted in the assessment were, among others, the monarch butterfly oasis of Parc Deauville, André-J.-Côté Park and its view of the seaway, as well as the many community initiatives for sustainable development that take place in various contexts throughout the year.
Details: https://candiac.ca/fr/112/Fleurons_du_Quebec (French only)
A score of 100%
100% is the percentage of the 255 people who answered YES to the question “Do you like living in Candiac?” posted on Facebook.
In 2019, the City of Candiac ranked 3rd on the list of the happiest cities in Québec according to the results of a survey carried out by Leger to measure the Leger Happiness Index (LHI).
The survey questioned 36,000 citizens in 100 communities on the subject of how satisfied they were with their lives in general, and revealed that the people of Candiac are among the happiest citizens of Québec. The study analysed the data of 25 topics, including serenity, environmental sensitivity, safety, integrity and civility.
The matter is settled, Candiac has all the elements needed to make its citizens happy!
In Candiac, families are a collective value at the centre of all our strategies. Among other benefits, families can take advantage of an attractive discount for participating in leisure activities with our registration fee reimbursement policy. More than 200 cultural, sports and fitness activities are also offered by the city (79 different activities).
More than 200 cultural, sports and fitness activities are usually offered by the city (79 different activities).
The City of Candiac has an arena, a library that was renovated in 2017, a modern social and cultural complex, a skate park, several sports facilities, such as beach volleyball courts and 22 soccer fields (including a FIFA certified synthetic field), an outdoor amphitheatre, 5 water games and a public swimming pool, ice rinks, several schools and 9 daycare centres. In 2019, the city will even build a large covered and refrigerated ice rink in one of its parks.
Throughout the year, kids can enjoy a variety of fun events, such as movie nights and outdoor concerts, winter entertainment, a raffle, outdoor festivities, an aqua-party at the pool, youth theatre, reading sessions at the library and much more.
In summer, kids can choose from close to 20 thematic day camps that offer robotics, sports, film, art and even magic.
NOTE: In 2020, due to the pandemic, Candiac had to adapt to the current context and completely review the list of activities it offers families. It has also reinvented its event program to entertain citizens while respecting the health guidelines put in place by La santé publique.
Visit the City of Candiac website to find out about the available activities.
In total, more than 5,000 new and varied housing units will soon be available in the city under the trees. Townhouses, condominiums and residences will be available for retirees, so that everyone can find a home to get the most out of their retirement, with many being able to benefit from a rental formula.
With two retirement homes, you can choose to buy or rent from a selection of more than 600 units. Candiac is ready to welcome you.
Whether you choose to live in Carrefour Candiac or Square Candiac, you will be within walking distance of shops, restaurants, banks and other essential services. Combined with the leisure advantages suitable for seniors and a very safe environment, these are only a few reasons that Candiac is certified an Age-Friendly Municipality.