Acadian Peninsula town one of the happiest places in Canada, study suggests

Looking for your happy place?

The Vancouver School of Economics says you might find it in Shippagan.

The small fishing community on the Acadian Peninsula ranks third in the school's study on life satisfaction in communities across the country.

The study suggests Canadians living in smaller communities tend to have a higher satisfaction than those living in more rural areas.

Authors suggest a sense of belonging in one's local community is a common element in the happiest places in Canada.

The study surveyed more than 400,000 Canadians.

The honour of being the happiest Canadian community goes to Neebing, Ontario, near Thunder Bay, followed by Channel-Port-aux Basques in Newfoundland.

(with files from CTV)