If one thing can be said about Canadians, it’s that we really know how to part-EH. Even as temperatures begin to dip, our legendary nightlife scene continues to be hot and thriving, as party-goers hit up swanky cocktail bars, cozy pubs and booming nightclubs all year long.
That’s why Uber Canada is releasing its annual Nightlife Index, revealing what Canadians have been getting up to during their nighttime escapades throughout the year.
Pulling from Uber Rides and Uber Eats data, we’re highlighting all the exciting (and downright weird) after-dark trends you need to know— from an updated list of Canada’s wildest and tamest partying cities (based on the volume of late-night riders) to the top hangover orders. Plus, we’ll share some new insights like the most interesting nighttime non-food order.
Check out the rankings below for the tea on what Canadians are doing when the sun sets and how they’re staving off that next-day hangxiety.
Party city – Top 10 Partying Cities in Canada:
*based on the average # of late night trips (10PM-2AM) riders in each city take every month
Best Days to Get Down on the Dance Floor – Top 5 biggest partying nights across Canada based on volume of rides between 10PM and 2AM
- New Years
- St Patricks
- Canada Day
- May long weekend
Food to Soothe the Sunday Scaries – Top 5 hangover foods across Canada
*based on volume of orders between 9AM and 1PM on Saturdays and Sundays
- Hash browns
- Bacon, cheese, egg breakfast sandwich
In the mood for a midnight snack – City that orders the most Uber Eats deliveries between 10PM and 4AM
- Niagara Region
- Thunder Bay
- Sault Ste Marie
Confessions of a Late Night Shopaholic – Most unexpected late night order (not food related)
- Unicorn pillow
- Instant pot
- Digital food steamer
- Nintendo switch
- Wooden rat traps
As you revel in your city’s nightlife, remember that just because you drove to the party, it doesn’t mean you are capable of driving home. No matter how you get home, Uber and MADD Canada are supporters of all rides that get you there safely. Alcohol and cannabis can stay in your system as long as the next day, so don’t drive to pick up food and take advantage of getting it delivered right to your doorstep with Uber Eats.
“While enjoying your city’s nightlife, we want to remind you not to drive impaired. Plan ahead, call a friend, have a designated driver, stay overnight, find a ride with the Uber app, or take transit to get home safely,” said Dawn Regan, Chief Operating Officer for MADD Canada (Mothers Against Drunk Driving).
Uber Canada supports MADD Canada’s work to prevent impaired driving and encourage Canadians to choose sober ride options if you have been consuming alcohol, cannabis, or other drugs.