Kelowna's Bernard Avenue is 14 times prettier than Vancouver's English Bay, and three times more lovely than Victoria's Inner Harbour.
But it's only one-third as attractive as the Penticton Farmer's Market.
Those are some of the ways to interpret the current voting results in a contest aimed at identifying Canada's Greatest Places. Online voting in the contest, sponsored by the Canadian Institute of Planners, continues until Sept. 23, at greatplacesincanada.ca
As of Wednesday, Kelowna's newly-revitalized Bernard Avenue had 1,081 votes, a 100-fold increase from earlier this month before the contest was widely publicized in local media. That's far more the current number of votes for the Inner Harbour (33 votes) or English Bay (72 votes).
But Penticton's popular Saturday morning farmer's market is still far in front of Kelowna's Bernard Avenue, with more than 3,500 votes. Hundreds of places across Canada have been nominated in the contest. The winners will be announced on Nov. 8, World Town Planning Day.