Main Street in Lacombe has been named by the Canadian Institute of Planners as one of three "Great Places in Canada."

The street, which features the historic Denike and McLear buildings, was named a “Great Street.”

Mayor Steve Christie says the honour could convince people to move to the central Alberta city.

“I think it's a feather in our cap,” he said. “We've been named the eighth best city in Canada in which to live by MoneySense Magazine and it's just another tool in the arsenal to prove just that.”

Lacombe shares the honour with Old South/Wortley Village in London, Ont. and the City Market in Saint John, N.B.which were designated, respectively, “Great Neighbourhood” and “Great Public Space.”

Click on the image to see a TV report by the CBC's James Hees.