We’ve counted the votes and can now determine Canada’s top summer event of 2014 as chosen by Sun Media and Canoe.ca readers.
After more than 4,500 votes were cast, you chose Alberta’s Calgary Stampede as the top summer event in Canada with 33% of your votes. Last year’s winner, Seafest in Yarmouth, Nova Scotia, was a close second with 30% of votes, followed by Toronto’s CNE, which has a great showing in third spot with 16% of the votes.
Terri Surdzis holds up a Creole Cajan Chicken Po’ Boy sandwich at the Calgary Stampede Midway in downtown Calgary, Alta. This is some of the new food available at this years Stampede on Thursday July 3, 2014. Stuart Dryden/QMI Agency
The Stampede, called "The Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth," is a summertime tradition that goes back more than 100 years. Each year, cowgirls and boys gather to try their luck at the rodeo, experience some unique food options and enjoy stage shows from some of country music’s biggest stars.
@canoetravel Thank-you to all the readers who voted for us!— Calgary Stampede (@calgarystampede) August 29, 2014
To see all the provincial winners from the first round of voting, click here. See the final results of our national poll below.
LAST YEAR’S WINNERS
Want to see 2013’s winners? Check out the events named the best in each province or territory in our gallery here and see the overall winner for Canada in our gallery here.