What the rest of Canada can learn about happiness from B.C.

UBC economist John Helliwell commented on the results of a Chateleine survey, which found that 52 per cent of B.C. women claimed to be happier now than they were 10 years ago, compared to a national average of 44 per cent.

He noted that there are more opportunities to exercise and enjoy the outdoors in B.C. “Outdoor activities can provide more connections with friends; but it takes some work,” Helliwell told Chateleine.