Congratulations to the winners of The Next Great Save 2022 competition!

Grand Prize $50,000 – Duncan Train StationDuncan, BC  
2nd Place Prize $10,000 – La Vieille MaisonMeteghan, NS
3rd Place Prize $5,000 – Hope Station Hope, BC

Over 200,000 votes were placed between January 20 and February 22 from coast to coast to coast for ten groups who are saving heritage places that matter.   Thank you to the competitors, and to the public who voted for these incredible heritage conservation projects!
Learn more about all of the competing projects below:

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Duncan Train Station Duncan, BC 76608 VOTES LEARN MORE
Forward House Iroquois, ON 7648 VOTES LEARN MORE
Historic 1916 CNR Hope Station Hope, BC 22385 VOTES LEARN MORE
Hudgin Log House Milford, ON 6615 VOTES LEARN MORE
La Vieille Maison Meteghan, NS 52796 VOTES LEARN MORE
Rossland Drill Hall Rossland, BC 3572 VOTES LEARN MORE
St. John's Stone Church Saint John, NB 11813 VOTES LEARN MORE
Swallowtail Lighthouse Grand Manan, NB 17608 VOTES LEARN MORE
The Old Council House Mississaugas of the Credit First Nation 616 VOTES LEARN MORE
Turner House Abbotsford, BC 1564 VOTES LEARN MORE


The National Trust for Canada's Next Great Save competition is on a mission. Our mission is to help communities save heritage places that matter to them, with three cash prizes totalling $65,000. The first place prize is a $50,000 prize generously provided by Ecclesiastical Insurance, the second place prize is $10,000 and the third place prize is $5,000. The prize money can be used for a project that will adapt, renew or improve their heritage place for the future, and inspire us all in the process.

Heritage places are critical for sustainable communities, central to responding to climate change, and vital to our collective wellbeing and sense of belonging. Yet every day more are lost. The Next Great Save competition is our way of highlighting the impact of saving an endangered place, helping renew one of these places, and getting people from coast-to-coast-to-coast involved in the process.

What is a Great Save?

A Great Save is a project that successfully adapts, retrofits, renews, or improves a heritage place in a way that extends its useful life, and more, such as:

  • responding to new pressures and community needs such as climate change or affordable housing;
  • reducing environmental impact;
  • reflecting diversity and inclusion of new voices and new stories; and/or
  • offering experiences, education, and inspiration to many.

Rules & regulations

Votes are cast online and will be tallied in real-time on this website. Only those votes cast during the competition period will be tallied.

Use of mechanical or automated programs to submit votes for this Competition is strictly prohibited. If any person is found to be tampering in any way with the voting process, those votes will be disqualified.

There is no fee or obligation to the National Trust for voting in the competition.

Read the full Rules & Regulations here.

The Next Great Save is a platform for organizations to showcase the places and stories important to them in their own words. As the host, the National Trust for Canada recognizes that Canada's history and heritage is complex and contentious, dominated by settler perspectives, and that individually or collectively the stories may lack diversity.

Next Great Save projects were selected to participate in the competition based on their eligibility and the evaluation of their submission using the criteria outlined in the Next Great Save Submission Guidelines and Eligibility.

Ecclesiastical Insurance is deeply committed to protecting the needs of organizations that enrich the lives of others; to preserving Canada's distinct communities, cultures and history; and to supporting initiatives that help improve the lives of people in need. The National Trust for Canada has a long-standing relationship with Ecclesiastical Insurance our most faithful sponsor and we are excited to work with them to help fund the Next Great Save!


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