Vancouver continues to dominate HuffPost Canada’s rankings of the most expensive houses for sale, but with high-end real estate markets under pressure in the past year, Canada’s priciest pads are actually a little cheaper than they used to be.

When we first ranked the most expensive houses for sale in Canada some two years ago, the winner was a West Vancouver property going for just short of $40 million. The most expensive house today costs some $10 million less than that (see slideshow below).

Additionally, there were houses for sale in Toronto and Montreal above the $20-million mark at that time. There are none now.

Except … maybe there are. That’s because a significant number of high-end homes in Canada are sold privately and very quietly, without going through the industry’s Multiple Listing Service.

A realtor told us that a deal closed on a $50-million house in the Toronto area this past week. The agent in question would divulge no further details.

So here are the most expensive houses for sale in Canada — or as many of them as we know of.

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  • 14: Vaughan, ON - $17.8 million

    Six bedrooms and 12 bathrooms in this house the realtor describes as a veritable "Versailles" in the Toronto suburbs. Amenities include a seven-car garage, a "Ferrari room" (can you keep any other cars there?), handpainted sculptures and ceilings, and a heated indoor pool.

  • 14: Vaughan, ON - $17.8 million

  • 14: Vaughan, ON - $17.8 million

  • 14: Vaughan, ON - $17.8 million

  • 14: Vaughan, ON - $17.8 million

  • 14: Vaughan, ON - $17.8 million

  • 14: Vaughan, ON - $17.8 million

  • 14: Vaughan, ON - $17.8 million

  • 13: Toronto, ON - $19 million

    This two-story, 10,000-square-foot condo in the heart of Toronto's super-ritzy Yorkville neighbourhood boasts four bedrooms, five baths and 5,000 square feet of terraces. One feature that could make many Toronto commuters jealous is the parking availability — the condo comes with four spots.

  • 13: Toronto, ON - $19 million

  • 13: Toronto, ON - $19 million

  • 13: Toronto, ON - $19 million

  • 13: Toronto, ON - $19 million

  • 13: Toronto, ON - $19 million

  • 13: Toronto, ON - $19 million

  • 12: Vancouver, BC - $19.7 million

    Though it might look like a bungalow from some angles, this is actually a three-story house located on UBC's endowment lands. Eight bedrooms and eight bathrooms on some 11,500 square feet. Not to mention an indoor pool and a view of the ocean.

  • 12: Vancouver, BC - $19.7 million

  • 12: Vancouver, BC - $19.7 million

  • 12: Vancouver, BC - $19.7 million

  • 12: Vancouver, BC - $19.7 million

  • 12: Vancouver, BC - $19.7 million

  • 12: Vancouver, BC - $19.7 million

  • 11: Vancouver, BC - $19.8 million

    This penthouse unit in Vancouver's tallest waterfront tower features a media room, a climate-controlled wine room and views in all directions from multiple terraces. Four bedrooms and five bathrooms on 6,000 square feet of living space.

  • 11: Vancouver, BC - $19.8 million

  • 11: Vancouver, BC - $19.8 million

  • 11: Vancouver, BC - $19.8 million

  • 11: Vancouver, BC - $19.8 million

  • 11: Vancouver, BC - $19.8 million

  • 11: Vancouver, BC - $19.8 million

  • 11: Vancouver, BC - $19.8 million

  • 10: Vancouver, BC - $19.8 million

    For a house of this price, the 3,400 square feet of living space and four bedrooms might seem less than impressive. But then, the house sits on a 75,000-square-foot lot overlooking the ocean. In Vancouver's Point Grey neighbourhood, that's enough to crown you king. For a wealthy investor, this property could be an ideal "tear-down." Sadly, only two pics available of this house.

  • 10: Vancouver, BC - $19.8 million

  • 9: Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

    The selling agent promises "360 degree panoramic views of Coal Harbour, mountain, Stanley Park & the city" in this 6,000-square-foot, three-bedroom penthouse. Features include a double-height living room, a rooftop jacuzzi and ensuite bathrooms in each bedroom.

  • 9: Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

  • 9: Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

  • 9: Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

  • 9: Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

  • 9: Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

  • 9: Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

  • 9: Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

  • 9: Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

  • 9: Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

  • 8: West Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

    OK, this is NOT actually the house for sale. There is no house on this property; it's a vacant lot. The pictures depicted in the realtor's ad, of this rather extravagant property, are actually artist's renderings. But the renderings <a href="http://www.vancouverobserver.com/city/realestate/38-million-listing-featured-fake-mansion" target="_blank">caused some confusion earlier this year, with the realtor being accused of running a "fake" ad</a>. So rather than show you pictures of a vacant, $19.9-million lot, here are the artist's renderings of the non-existent, ninth-most-expensive house for sale in Canada.

  • 8: West Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

  • 8: West Vancouver, BC - $19.9 million

  • 7: Kelowna, BC - $20 million

    Only four bedrooms and two baths in this property in B.C.'s Okanagan Valley. But the property sits on more than 100 acres, and features a massive dock and a waterfall with guest houses near each.

  • 7: Kelowna, BC - $20 million

  • 7: Kelowna, BC - $20 million

  • 7: Kelowna, BC - $20 million

  • 7: Kelowna, BC - $20 million

  • 7: Kelowna, BC - $20 million

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