Occupy Canada largely occupied B.C.

Here’s a list of Occupy protests in Canada, from biggest to smallest—with a few surprises.

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Niko Guerra sits in his tent during the Occupy Vancouver group assembly in Vancouver Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011. (Photo: Geoff Howe/CP)

Since Saturday, protester numbers have dwindled significantly across the board, but still thousands of Canadians made a notable appearance this past weekend, often in cities you wouldn’t expect. And some of the numbers are surprising. Occupy Nelson, for example, had about 500 protesters, while Calgary attracted a meager 400. Meanwhile, Vancouver led the pack ahead of Toronto and Montreal, perhaps not surprising considering the city is home to Adbusters, the magazine credited for initiating the original Occupy Wall Street movement. B.C., in general, had the strongest turnouts in the country.

Below are figures from Saturday, October 15—the first and most eventful day of Occupy Canada. Turnout numbers are approximate and the list of cities may not be entirely comprehensive.  

Vancouver

Turnout: 4,000 (Source)

Toronto

Turnout: 3,000 (Source)

Montreal

Turnout: 1,000+ (Source)

Edmonton

Turnout: 1,000 (Source)

Victoria

Turnout: 1,000 (Source)

Ottawa

Turnout: 500 (Source)

Nanaimo

Turnout: 500 (Source)

Nelson

Turnout: 500 (Source)

Calgary

Turnout: 400+ (Source)

Winnipeg

Turnout: 400+ (Source)

Halifax

Turnout: 300 (Source)

Moncton

Turnout; 300 (Source)

Saskatoon

Turnout: 200 (Source)

Windsor

Turnout: 150 (Source)

Kamloops

Turnout: 150 (Source)

Saint John

Turnout: 150 (Source)

Kelowna

Turnout: 140 (Source)

Charlottetown 

Turnout: 125 (Source)

Regina

Turnout: 100 (Source)

Fredericton

Turnout: 100 (Source)

Kingston

Turnout: 50 (Source)

St. John’s

Turnout: 50 (Source)

Guelph

Turnout: 35 (Source)

Red Deer

Turnout: 30 (Source)

Sault Ste. Marie

Turnout: 25 (Source)

London, Ontario

Turnout: 20 (Source)

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Turnout: 7 (Source)

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