Smart Cities Challenge Finalists

The Smart Cities Challenge application process closed on April 24, 2018. Over 200 communities, large and small, from across Canada submitted their innovative ideas to the Smart Cities Challenge. An independent panel of 13 jury members evaluated the submissions based on the criteria set out in the Applicant Guide. Twenty finalists were selected to go on to the next step of the Challenge. Each finalist community will receive a $250,000 grant to help it develop its final proposal. Read on to view the full list.

The Finalists of the Smart Cities Challenge include:

1.     Biigtigong Nishnaabeg (Pic River First Nation), Ontario

2.     Cree Nation of Eastmain, Quebec

3.     Town of Bridgewater, Nova Scotia

4.     Mohawk Council of Akwesasne, Quebec

5.     City of Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

6.     Town of The Pas, Opaskwayak Cree Nation, Rural Municipality of

7.     Kelsey, Manitoba

8.     City of Côte Saint-Luc, Quebec

9.     Nunavut Communities, Nunavut

10.  Saint Mary’s First Nation and City of Fredericton, New Brunswick

11.  Parkland, Brazeau, Lac Ste Anne and Yellowhead Counties, Alberta

12.  City of Airdrie and Area, Alberta

13.  City of Richmond, British Columbia

14.  City of Guelph and Wellington County, Ontario

15.  City of Saskatoon, Saskatchewan

16.  Greater Victoria, British Columbia

17.  Region of Waterloo, Ontario

18.  Quebec City, Quebec

19.  City of Edmonton, Alberta

20.  City of Surrey and City of Vancouver, British Columbia

21.  Montréal, Quebec

The Finalist communities and their applications can be viewed at the Smart Cities Challenge Website:

For an interactive map of all submissions, see:

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