But why Canada?
The country has a special place in the hearts' of the Duke and Duchess of Sussex. It is where they openly revealed their love to the world when they made their first official public appearance together in Toronto in September 2017 at the Invictus Games.
The couple had met through friends in London in July 2016 and just a couple of months after had been in Toronto to launch the countdown to the 2017 Games, the event founded by the prince for wounded and injured servicemen and women and veterans.
Just under a year later, Harry and Meghan attended the Games together, looking happy and relaxed as they sat front row at the wheelchair tennis.
LA-born Meghan knows the city well and has several close friends. She spent time living and working in Toronto while filming US legal drama Suits and Harry is believed to have flown to the city to spend time with his new girlfriend as their relationship blossomed.
Back in December 2016, Harry reportedly made a 1,700-mile (2,736km) detour following a tour of the Caribbean, to see the actress at her home in Toronto, said to have been a two-storey townhouse.
They say they will base themselves at their Frogmore Cottage home on the Windsor Estate when in the UK.
On Monday, Buckingham Palace confirmed the couple would spend time in Canada during a "transition period" as they become independent.
The couple will likely have happy memories of their early days in Toronto, enjoying their courtship away from the public glare.
This, combined with Meghan's established links to the city, mean the it is seen as somewhere the couple may well choose as the place to set up home.
Vancouver Island is somewhere the family could snap up a multimillion-pound luxury home, perhaps an ocean front mansion or a private oasis surrounded by tall trees away from the hustle and bustle.
The couple had only recently arrived in the UK after their extended festive break in the Commonwealth country but the duchess is now back with Archie who remained behind, reportedly looked after by a nanny and friends of the duchess.
One of Meghan's closest friends is Canadian stylist and TV star Jessica Mulroney, who is married to Ben Mulroney, son of former Canadian prime minister Brian Mulroney.