Canada might be a massive country, but that doesn't hold its people back from claiming their particular spots as being the best in class.
Great Places in Canada, a contest run by the Canadian Institute of Planners, asked Canadians earlier this year to nominate areas they felt were the greatest in the country. The places could fall into one of three categories: public spaces, neighbourhoods or streets.
With 2014 marking the fourth year for the contest, finalists tend to focus on public spaces, where people gather to enjoy festivals, trails and the occasional carriage ride.
Previous winners include such beloved spots as The Forks in Winnipeg and Saint John City Market in Saint John, but the real charm of the contest lies in its ability to highlight areas that remain unknown to most Canadians.
Take a look at the nominees for 2014 here — the announcement of the winners will coincide with World Town Planning Day on Nov. 7.