The 2012 Great Places in Canada and the People’s Choice Places


  • Cape Forchu Lighthouse

    Cape Forchu Lighthouse

    Public Space

    Yarmouth, Nova Scotia
    2012 Great Place in Canada – Public Space
    Cape Forchu Lighthouse, a historic nautical icon, has a magical 19-acre seaside setting. The local community and visitors enjoy accessing the functioning lighthouse and participating in on-site activities such as Dump Day (a tribute to the local lobster fishery), tending the community gardens, and sharing in social activities either formal or informal.

    Read More »
  • Osborne Street

    2012 People’s Choice – Street

    Read More »
  • Osborne Village

    Osborne Village


    Osborne Village has evolved into a vibrant mixed use neighbourhood. Near downtown, this century old and densely populated community is filled with character, boasting a pedestrian-oriented and transit-supportive urban form that offers a unique collection of restaurants and shops

    Read More »
  • Queen Street



    What makes Queen Street great is its mixture of eclectic design and users. As Fredericton’s original street, it contains historical buildings, open spaces, unique shops and people friendly sidewalks, providing the ideal setting for a wide range of community activities. It can adapt to a city’s ever changing needs without losing its character.

    Read More »
  • South March Highlands

    South March Highlands

    Public Space

    2012 People’s Choice – Public Space
    View more photos of South March Highlands.

    Read More »