The Most Popular Sites in Canada
By Space Coast Daily // November 24, 2019
Since the inception of the internet in 1991, the world has been using the World Wide Web nonstop, and Canada has not been an exception.
The Canadian internet landscape can be compared to that of the U.S.; even though it only has 33.84 million internet users, which is a fraction of the digital population in the U.S. Canada’s well-spread habit of using the internet makes the Canadian market one of the sophisticated e-commerce markets.
Canadians use both PC and mobile devices to browse the internet. The country has a technologically advanced market, and it is no surprise its online market is intense.
Considering the market size advantage of U.S companies, the Canadian e-commerce market is dominated by American platforms operating under multiple segments, particularly Amazon, which is the largest e-commerce website in Canada.
Here is a list of the most popular websites in Canada:
Google.com remains the most visited website in Canada. The average Canadian spends about 7 minutes browsing Google. Canadians use Google to search for many things, from DIYers and How-To articles to entertainment and online Canadian casinos to education and technology-related topics.
Canadians use Google as their primary source of daily news about what’s happening in the country. It is believed that Canadians spend about 6 to 7 minutes browsing Google.ca every day.
One thing about Canadians is that they love their video fix. And just like their morning java, Canadians spend about 9 minutes on YouTube every time they visit it.
Facebook is the leading social media network in Canada. Surprisingly, the average Canadian spends approximately 10 minutes on Facebook. On average, the site gets 4 page views per day.
Yahoo is another popular news website in Canada. It is estimated that Canadians stay on the website for about 4 minutes each time they visit.
Windows Live ranks fourth in the most visited search engines in Canada. Visitors stick around for about 4 minutes on average.
Amazon was founded in 1994 in the United States. The company started as an online bookstore and diversified later to products, including electronics, furniture, media, apparel, toys, jewellery and food.
After breaking into several countries (Canada included), Amazon became the leading e-commerce website in the world. It has also developed into a brick and mortar retail after acquiring Whole Foods Market and venturing into publishing, cloud computing, electronics, cloud computing, and production.
Amazon.ca has an estimated traffic of 124 million visits per month.
eBay is a popular American e-commerce platform that allows users to sell through its auction platform. The company was founded in 1995 and has expanded to over 20 countries around the world, including Canada.
The online marketplace deals with the sale of products that range from vehicles and electronics to fashion and electronics, sports and toys to home and garden, as well as industrial and business products.
eBay.ca has an estimated traffic of 34.5 million visits per month.
Walmart is the largest retail corporation in the world, operating department stores, hypermarkets, and grocery store. The company has subsidiaries in Canada, Mexico and other countries.
It has an online shop that sells a wide range of products, including foods, electronics, pharmaceuticals, fashion, home equipment, and auto-parts. Walmart.ca receives estimated traffic of 21 million visits per month.
Best Buy Canada
Best Buy is one of the leading retailers that specializes in consumer electronics in the U.S. It also operates in Canada, China, and Mexico through a subsidiary.
Its e-commerce shops sell electronics and home appliances to digital customers in Canada.
Bestbuy.ca has an estimated traffic of 16.7 million visits every month.
Canadian Tire operates a chain of retail stores of its brand, and Mark’s, which specializes casual clothing, shoes, jeans, workwear, shirts, and more; FGL, specializes in sportswear and sporting goods; and PartSource, specializes in accessories and auto parts.
The company also sells a diversity automotive, sports and leisure, automotive, home products, food products, toys, and hardware through its e-commerce website.
Canadiantire.ca has an estimated traffic of 15.2 million visits every month.
Costco Wholesale Corporation, or simply Costco, is an American-founded multinational company owning a chain of warehouse clubs in over 10 countries, including Canada.
The company sells a diversity of products, including computers, electronics, furniture, appliances, outdoor living, and more.
Costco.ca has an estimated traffic of 14.2 million visits per month.
Home Depot Canada
Home Depot is the leading hardware and home improvement supplies company in the U.S. It also operates in Canada and Mexico.
The company sells tools, home and garden equipment, construction products, furniture, and other products.
Homedepot.ca has an estimated traffic of 10.4 million visits per month.
Etsy is an online marketplace that specializes in vintage or handmade products as well as unique factory-manufactured products or items.
The platform enables users to select a diversity of art and photography products, food, toys, bath and beauty products, clothing and accessories, and other items.
Etsy/ca has an estimated traffic of 7.9 million visits per month.