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The Penticton Downtown Market is located along Main Street and Front Street in Downtown Penticton, BC. The market is held from 8am until 1pm each Saturday from May until October and is an open air market containing a range of vendors from local produce, artisan crafts, retailers and food vendors. Musicians are staged throughout the market to enhance the ambience of the event space. Local businesses in the downtown are also encouraged to bring their wares into the market setting. The market has been in existence since 1991. Originally held in a downtown park, the market has grown over the years to encompass the five amazing blocks of public event space that exists today...More
A gem in the heart of Truro, Victoria Park is a natural woodland park of roughly 400 acres in the centre of town. Lepper Brook, with its two sets of waterfalls, flows through a steep tree covered rocky gorge. Several walking trails follow along the brook allowing a close view of this unique setting. The first set of falls is named after the distinguished Joseph Howe who admired them during a visit in 1830. The next are the Waddell Falls, named after Susan Waddell Stevens, who donated the first land in 1888 containing the falls and gorge, thus beginning this park for the enjoyment of Truro citizens...More
The Rideau Canal system, with its 45 locks extends from Ottawa to Kingston in Ontario. It opened in 1832 and has played a major role in the history and development of eastern Ontario. UNESCO recognized it as a world heritage site in 2007. The 200 km canal includes sections of rivers and lakes as well as approximately 20km which were manmade...More
Emery Barnes Park, located in Downtown South and just a few blocks from North False Creek, is a pocket neighbourhood park amidst the number of mixed-use and residential towers of the Downtown Peninsula...More
This famous intersection is located in Winnipeg, Manitoba. It's about 150 years old, and was originally an old Red River ox cart trail. It's about 15-16 kms long...More
Ministers Island lies just off-shore from Saint Andrews New Brunswick and has the distinction of being a part-time island, connected as it is by a gravel bar of approximately one-half kilometre in length which is exposed during the low tide cycle. Its chief claim to fame, other than having served as a First Nations encampment and the site of a pre-Loyalist-era farm, is as the summer home of Sir William Van Horne, the driving force behind the completion of the Canadian Pacific Railway. His great house and barn are still there along with a number of smaller buildings. Ministers Island is the last significant site connected with Sir William in Canada...More
English Bay Beach is located in Vancouver's beautiful West End near the intersection of Davie and Denman St. The beach sidewalk is part of over 20km of the seawall path in the city. Part of its charm is the numerous windmill palms which line the sidewalks and bicycle paths, giving it a tropical feel (even in the rain), and there are lots of shady spaces for those who prefer not to sit in the sun. There is also a beachside restaurant with both indoor and outdoor seating, and even in the rainy winter, the view of the ocean and the beach is breathtaking with the mountains, especially at sunset...More
The laughing statues located by English Bay at Morton Park are part of the Vancouver Biennale.. Titled “A-maze-ing Laughter” by artist Yue Minjun they have brought exactly that to the visitors they attract on a daily basis. Unlike the other pieces of art in this city, this piece has been very well received and on any given day you will often see people hanging from them or laughing with them (at them?) while posing for a photo or two...More
Keswick Ridge, population approximately fifteen hundred is located twenty kilometres from Fredericton (New Brunswick's capital city). A small beautiful, rural community in York County, Keswick Ridge is on Route 616. Tracing its roots to Loyalists from Massachusetts, the area is close to Saint John River, Mactaquac Head Pond and Keswick River...More
The Victoria Harbour, gateway to British Columbia and Canada, is one of the most beautiful harbours in the world. The harbour has had a long history, starting with its use by First Nations.
Ever since Captain James Cook first explored Vancouver Island in 1778, Victoria Harbour has been a majestic and breath-taking backdrop for ships and boats to moor. Victoria, British Columbia, Canada is home to one of the world’s few natural harbours and is now a popular for visitors who love the lively ambience and authenticity of the West Coast...More
Steveston is a historic fishing village off the coast of Richmond, BC...More
This lake is a manmade lake that fills every year. The water is crisp and clean. It is a river that is dammed in the States that creates this amazing lake for us to enjoy every year. It got its name from being in the Kooteneys (or part of the Kooteney river), being partially in Canada and the United States. KOO CAN US...More
The Meewasin Valley in Saskatoon is a great connector place. The trail network runs adjacent to the river and there are many picturesque locations on both sides of the South Saskatchewan River...More
Civic Square is an outdoor plaza centrally located in downtown Kitchener constructed principally with granite. It continues to be one of the main hubs of activity in downtown Kitchener...More
Nestled in the centre of Vancouver, Granville Island is a gathering spot for both locals and tourists that draws 10 million visits each year...More
Built in 1876, the Saint John City Market is the oldest continuing farmer's market in Canada. The Market forms the historic centerpiece of a revitalized city centre as it lies adjacent to the main street of the urban core area and abuts the City’s most prominent public square, “King’s Square”. The unique architectural design of the building reveals an exterior façade reflective of the Victorian era in which it was built, while the interior space of the Market resembles the hull of a ship. The design was an intentional nod to the City’s economic and cultural heritage, as the City was an active ship building port city in the 19th Century...More
With a central location, mountain views and lakefront amenities Bernard Avenue is downtown Kelowna's main street. It has more than 140 stores, heritage brick buildings and a variety of retail space offering an array of restaurants, cafes, fast food, entertainment and both personal and professional services...More
Rocky Point Park in Port Moody, British Columbia.
There is a recreational pier, outdoor pool, children's water park, paths for cycling and walking, boat launch, Old Mill Boathouse meeting place for groups and clubs, wildlife viewing. It recently had a big renovation, including the addition of a bandshell...More
Lynn Valley is a neighbourhood of North Vancouver, British Columbia. Located at the northern edge of Metro Vancouver, it is nestled between the forested slopes of Mount Fromme and Mount Seymour. Lynn Valley is named after British Royal Engineer John Linn (Royal Engineer), who settled in the area after 1869...More
The South Dyke trail is in Steveston, near Steveston Village (Richmond, BC). As you can see from the picture it is peaceful and provides beautiful scenery...More
Muskoseepi is a Cree word meaning Bear Creek. The concept for Muskoseepi Park was created in 1980 when the provincial Government of Alberta announced the availability of funding through the Heritage Trust Fund for the development of urban parks in Grande Prairie. Muskoseepi Park then opened to the public on July 6th, 1986...More
Malahat Drive/Viewpoint rise from sea-level in The Capitol-Region of Victoria B.C. to almost 1500 ft. above sea-level at the summit. From the viewpoint one can see not only the southern-tip of Vancouver Island, but across to Vancouver and environs. On a clear day, one can see majestic Mt. Baker, which is an dormant volcano in North-western Washington State...The Malahat Drive is currently being up-graded to ensure safe road-conditions for all-seasons...It is a MUST see for all heading up-Island or travelling down to Victori...More
224th Street in Maple Ridge is becoming one of the most vital areas in the city. It is right in the heart of downtown with the Memorial Peace Park, City Hall, Art Center and Community Center surrounding the landscaped area...More
The High Level Bridge serves as a great public place, transportation corridor, stunning vista, and link to the past. The riveted-steel bridge was constructed 100 years ago as a link from Edmonton to the town of Strathcona, and remains the city's only level crossing, handily spanning the mighty divide of the North Saskatchewan River from nearly 300 feet above. This imposing span was designed from the onset to accommodate pedestrians, streetcars, rail, and motor traffic, and is in my mind Edmonton’s greatest place.
It is a prime example of function over form, with a lack of adornment that is unusual for prominent structures of this era across Canada. In this starkness, however, lies the charm of the High Level Bridge. The name itself speaks volumes to the way in which residents relate to the structure; it has almost no name, but is incredibly distinctive in the urban environment. In a way it is a reflection of Edmonton's approach to city building over the years, a massive undertaking with little to no pomp...More
The International Summer Night Market (iSNM) is a multicultural outdoor market and festival. It's voted Top 4 in the world by BBC Travel & Travel & Leisure Magazine as well as Top 10 Hidden Gems of BC by Huffington Post...More
The 104 Street Promenade (north of Jasper Ave to 104 Avenue) played an important role in Edmonton’s development and with its recent revitalization. The area serves a powerful example of the importance of heritage buildings in attracting investment and building distinct urban neighbourhoods with a strong sense of plac...More
Prince Arthur's Landing is Thunder Bay's celebration of civic pride. Over the past few years, I had undergone a dramatic transformation where citizens’ love for their community is rekindled. It includes a historic CN Station, the original baggage building with a new public space addition, the Water Pavilion art gallery, a new restaurant on the water called Bight, a public splash pad/skating rink, competition size skate park, full boat marina, Tai Chi space, public art, festival area, Spirit Garden with amphitheatre, public bonfire space, and a future marketplace...More
The Red Deer Public market is located downtown Red Deer; it takes place in front of the Red Deer Arena at the corner of 43rd Street and 48th Avenue every Saturday morning during the spring thru to fall...More
Saint Catherine Street is the primary commercial artery of Downtown Montreal It crosses the central business district from west to east, beginning at the corner of Claremont Avenue and de Maisonneuve Boulevard in the city of Westmount and ending on Notre-Dame Street just east of Viau Street...More
King Street runs parallel to Queen Street in downtown Fredericton, New Brunswick. King Street is urban and features an abundance of local tailors and merchants, government offices, international organizations and a range of restaurants...More
50 Avenue is the Main Street is Lacombe, welcoming residents and visitors into this charming community and showcasing an intact Edwardian streetscape. 50 Avenue runs the entire width of the City, ushering people through beautiful historic residential homes, a lovely urban park and a gorgeous Edwardian commercial centre...More
Old South/ Wortley Village
Ramsey Lake is the glistening jewel in the City of Greater Sudbury. Although many may know of the Lake and its location by the popular tourist destination, Science North, the Lake and its surroundings has much more to offer and that’s why it makes for a great public space.
Bell Park is named after William J. Bell, a former lumber baron in the city. The Park formed part of estate land that was donated to the City in 1926. The City's mining heritage is commemorated by a monument that overlooks the park site...More
The 10 Street/Kensington Business Revitalization Zone serves the neighbourhoods of Sunnyside and Hillhurst. Sunnyside was established in the 1880's, while Hillhurst was established in 1914. This area is roughly 100 years old and there are approximately 10,000 people living in the combined neighbourhoods (Hillhurst/Sunnyside). The BRZ is a mix of various commercial shops, restaurants and new mixed use and multi-residential while surrounded by the mostly low density residential areas of Hillhurst and Sunnyside...More
Kootenay Lake is a 100km water system which is home to many quaint and charming communities including Nelson, Balfour, Ainsworth Hot Springs, Kaslo and Meadow Creek. These communities have earned a solid reputation for their spectacular waterfront views and delicious mountain scenery. Kootenay Lake, meanwhile, draws thousands of tourists each year for its spectacular landscapes and vast array of water sports and recreational activities.
Kootenay Lake is part of the traditional territory of the native Sinixt and Ktunaxa people who used it as part of their seasonal migration and trading routes. However, mining landed the surrounding communities on the map in the late 1800s and the area has maintained its historic charm with hundreds of heritage buildings standing as a major attraction for tourists today.
The region's eclectic culture and arts scene also draws visitors from near and far, not to mention a vast array of outdoor activities, shopping and dining options to suit all tastes...More
This Station was built in 1900 out of local granite by men in the town and designed by architect Edward Maxwell. During WW2 it was a hub for Hundreds of trains’ carrying soldiers heading to Halifax. Several well know people including Winston Churchill, Barbara Ann Scott and Marilyn Monroe all stopped at McAdam Station. It is not well known by the rest of Canada but it is a historic Canadian site and makes a great day trip for many people from NB Maine and Quebec...More
This neighbourhood is located 40 minutes north of Toronto. Our neighbourhood is a village founded in the mid-1800s and still has that charm. We have a downtown core with stores and restaurants...More
Greenwich Prince Edward Island is located in the St. Peters area which is about 60 kilometers from Charlottetown. It is a provincial park. It consists of woodland trails, a variety of bird species, rare plants, marshes, dunes and a floating boardwalk that leads you to the ocean...More
The Seawall is a walkway along the waterfront in downtown Nanaimo...More
The Distillery District, the site of the former Gooderham & Worts Distillery, was originally established in 1837 in what is now downtown, on the east side of Toronto. It is "the largest and best preserved collection of Victorian Industrial Architecture in North America." It survived Prohibition, two World Wars and other challenging social/political times. In 1990, after 153 years of continuous production, the Gooderham & Worts Distillery finally closes its doors. It has played host to -- and still plays host to -- many TV, film and (advertising) commercial productions, including the four-time Oscar-winning musical film CHICAGO. In May 2003, The Distillery Historic District re-opens as a place to shop at unique, one-of-a-kind boutiques, explore a key part of Toronto's history, relax at a cafe, dine and enjoy various special events. It is an instant hit with locals and tourists alike, and quickly becomes one of Canada’s top tourist attractions. http://www.thedistillerydistrict.com/history.phpMore
Withrow Park is 21-acre outdoor park in Toronto's East End. It about 100 years old, with two playgrounds, a wading pool, a clubhouse, a dog run, a skating and ball hockey rink, a soccer pitch, baseball diamond, volleyball court, two tennis courts and a toboggan hill. It also features other amenities such as water fountains, park benches, picnic areas, and more recently, a campfire pit. Several paved paths criss-cross the park, providing pedestrian and cycling connections between the streets that front onto the park...More
Fraser River Heritage Park is located in Mission B.C. on the former grounds of St. Mary's Mission and Residential School, which was established back in 1861, and ultimately gave our town its name. In 1974 the Mission property was sold back to the Government of BC and sat vacant for years while many uses were debated. High density housing was decided upon in the 1980's, which was quickly opposed by the Mission Heritage Association and eventually culminated in the establishment of a heritage park in 1985...More
Kitsilano (Kits) is named for a former Squamish chief August Jack Khatsahlano, and is located on the south side of Burrard Inlet in Vancouver. It has been inhabited since the 1880's if not before, and today, is home to a diverse ethnic population along with families, singles and seniors, all who take great pride in their neighbourhood...More
The Rotary Beach Seawalk is a 6 km paved walkway that follows the shoreline of Discovery Passage...More
It is an outdoor space in Port Coquitlam B.C. It's at the top of the hill and was developed about 20 years ago...More
Parlee Beach Provincial Park is home to one of Canada's finest beaches. It is located in Pointe-du-Chene New Brunswick. This park boasts the warmest salt-water in Canada...More
Located on the banks of the scenic and historic Manuels River, in Conception Bay South, Newfoundland and Labrador, the Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre and 6.5 km Manuels River trail system is a prime example of what can be accomplished through partnerships, perseverance, and good planning. The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is a bright new addition to our Town which prides itself on being a “Bright Town with a Bright Future”. Opened in July 2013, the Centre highlights the unique geology and internationally recognized trilobite fossil beds of Manuels River. Recognizing the importance of the fossil resources and trail system, the river valley is designated and zoned as Open Space Conservation in the Conception Bay South Municipal Plan and Development Regulations; a portion of the river was designated as a Significant Paleontological Site by the Newfoundland and Labrador Provincial Government in 2011.
The Manuels River Natural Heritage Society, a volunteer, non-profit organization, had long recognized the value of the world-renowned Manuels River system and developed the extensive trail system throughout the area. The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre replaces a tiny chalet which served as a tourist information centre as well as a location for basic educational programming. Since its opening, the Centre has focused on providing first-class geological and biological interpretation opportunities and is a resource for students as well as tourists and the general public. Creative exhibits explore geology and earth sciences, ecology, biology and the natural history of Manuels River and the surrounding river valley. It has helped cement Newfoundland and Labrador’s reputation as a destination for those seeking unique geological experiences.
The Manuels River Hibernia Interpretation Centre is the anchor for the Town’s Mainstreet and T’Railway developments. It serves as a focus for community activities with its café, gift shop, theatre, classrooms and multifunctional reception hall. It is a source of community pride as many local organizations and individuals were committed to fundraising and supporting the development. The well-established trails are a popular location for wellness activities, as many local residents walk the Manuels River trail system on a regular basis...More
This 102 hectare of land is located on the north shore of the Speed River located in the historic Preston area of the city of Cambridge. The land was obtained in 1888 and was originally a riding and driving track...More
This outdoor plaza is located in the heart of downtown Yellowknife on the shore of Frame Lake. It's located on the former grounds of the Gerry Murphy Arena which was torn down in 2005...More
This is a designated 11 acre green waterfront area which was created on the northside of the Saint John River, in Fredericton, NB. This park, referred to as Carleton Park, runs parallel to riverfront drive and directly across from another park on the opposite side of the river.
The space was used for unloading granite to build the first train bridge across the St. John River starting in 1888. After the 1893 Gibson Fire, the area was primarily used for lumber mills. It was last used as a railway yard.
A monument is present on the grounds depicting the history of the area. Carleton Park was developed in 1945 after the town of Devon amalgamated with the city of Fredericton...More