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There are so many factors to consider when choosing where to buy a home in Canada—average home price, weather, and obviously the odds of surviving a zombie apocalypse. Thanks to the US company Estately they’ve taken the work out of determining the last fact collecting stats and ranking all the provinces and territories so you know where to head when the dead rise.

In Canada, Yukon was deemed the place most likely to survive a zombie apocalypse due to its smaller population, large number of people with gun licences, high levels of physical activity (second to B.C.) and keen interest in zombies.

Prince Edward Island, on the other hand, is poised to be the country’s zombie breeding ground thanks to its dense population, few guns and low physical activity.

Provinces and Territories were ranked on the following criteria

Fewest people per square mile (source: STATCAN)

Because of their population density, urban areas are zombie breeding grounds, whereas rural areas are far safer.

Gun owners per capita (source: Royal Canadian Mounted Police)
The most efficient way to stop a horde of zombies coming to eat your brains is with a gun.

Percentage who are cremated instead of buried (source: National Funeral Directors Association)
A corpse can’t rise from the grave to join an army of the undead if it’s been cremated. Thus, states with higher rates of cremations to burials will have fewer zombies.

Percentage of population that is physically active (source: STATCAN)
You can’t outrun a zombie horde if you’re stopping to catch your breath every 30 feet.

Interest in the zombie media genre (source: Google Trends)
Those with an interest in all things zombie-related will have more knowledge of how to defeat zombies, so states with populations that Google zombie movies and TV shows more than others probably have an abundance of zombie experts.

BC's interest in zombies is the 3rd lowest in the country?!?
BC’s interest in zombies is the 3rd lowest in the country?!?

See the original article from the Times Colonist here.

-Kirsten

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