Best of the City 2016: The results are in!

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It’s no secret that Vancouver is best place to live in the world. Heck, we know it, that’s why we live here! Vancouver has a lot going for it: there’s the majestic mountains, the ocean, the beaches, the parks, and the untamed wilderness at our doorstep.

But what makes Vancouver a truly great city is more than good looks and fortuitous geography. It’s the people who make this multicultural metropolis what it is today. It’s our friends, our families, our neighbours that make Vancouver the best place on Earth.

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So for the 19th year in a row, Westender has asked you, the people of Vancouver, our readers, to tell us what makes this city so special. This year a record number of people took part in the online poll, proving once again that Vancouverites love their city, and they’re not afraid to say so.

Congrats to all of our winners, and thanks to everyone who participated in our online poll!

Robert Mangelsdorf, Managing Editor

 

 

City Life

 

Best neighbourhood 

1. West End

2. Kitsilano

3. Mount Pleasant

 

Favourite thing about Vancouver

1. Access to the mountains and ocean/natural beauty

2. Mild weather/climate

3. Food scene

 

Best park

1. Stanley Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park

 

2. Queen Elizabeth Park

4600 Cambie

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/queen-elizabeth-park

 

3. Dude Chilling (Guelph) Park

2390 Brunswick  

 

Best place to go for a bike ride

1. Seawall

 

2. Stanley Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park

 

3. University of BC

2329 West Mall

1-866-596-0767

UBC.ca

 

 

Best Skate Park 

1. Hastings Skate Park

175 Renfrew

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/hastings-skateboard-park

 

2. Plaza Skate Park (under Georgia Viaduct)

Quebec and Union

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/downtown-skateboard-plaza

 

3. Metro Skate Park (Bonsor)

6550 Bonsor, Burnaby

Burnaby.ca/Things-To-Do/Outdoor-Facilities/Metro-Skate-Park

 

Best place to go for a hike

1. Grouse Grind 

6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver

604-980-9311

GrouseMountain.com/GrouseGrind

 

2. Lynn Canyon

3663 Park Road, North Vancouver

604-990-3755

LynnCanyon.ca

 

3. Cypress Mountain

6000 Cypress Bowl Blvd, West Vancouver

604-926-5612

CypressMountain.com 

 

 

Best place to go swimming 

1. Kitsilano Pool

2305 Cornwall

604-731-0011

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/kitsilano-pool

 

2. Hillcrest Community Centre

4575 Clancy Loranger Way

604-257-8680

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/hillcrest-centre

 

3. Wreck Beach

WreckBeach.org

 

 

Best place to go skiing/snowboarding 

1. Whistler/Blackcomb

4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler

604-967-8950

WhistlerBlackcomb.com

 

2. Cypress Mountain

6000 Cypress Bowl Blvd, West Vancouver

604-926-5612

CypressMountain.com 

 

3. Grouse Mountain

6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver

604-980-9311

GrouseMountain.com

 

 

Best weekend escape 

1. Whistler

WhistlerBlackcomb.com

 

2. Tofino

Tofino-BC.com

 

3. Harrison Hot Springs

HarrisonResort.com

 

Best place to have a picnic

1. Stanley Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park

 

2. Queen Elizabeth Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/queen-elizabeth-park

 

3. Jericho Beach

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/jericho-beach

 

Best free event

1. Celebration of Light fireworks

HondaCelebrationOfLight.com

 

2. Fresh Air Cinema outdoor movies

FreshAirCinema.ca

 

3. Car Free Day

CarFreeVancouver.org 

 

Best outdoor festival

1. Vancouver Folk Music Festival

TheFestival.bc.ca

 

2. Jazz Festival free concerts

CoastalJazz.ca

 

3. Vancouver Pride parade

VancouverPride.ca 

 

Best night out

1. Gastown

Gastown.org

 

2. Commodore Ballroom

868 Granville

604-739-4550

CommodoreBallroom.com

 

3. Downtown 

 

Best place to go on a first date

1. Granville Island

GranvilleIsland.com

 

2. Stanley Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park

 

3. Walk along the seawall

 

Best place to listen to buskers

1. Granville Island

GranvilleIsland.com

 

2. Granville Street

 

3. Gastown

 

Best place to meet new people

1. Granville Island

GranvilleIsland.com

 

2. English Bay Beach

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/english-bay-beach

 

3. Tinder

GoTinder.com

 

Best place to people watch

1. English Bay

2. Robson Street

3. Commercial Drive

 

Favourite place to worship

1. Christ Church Cathedral

690 Burrard

604-682-3848

TheCathedral.ca

 

2. St. Andrews-Wesley United Church

1022 Nelson

604-683-4574

StAndrewsWesley.com

 

3. In nature/outdoors/the mountains

 

Best college/university

1. University of BC

2329 West Mall

1-866-596-0767

UBC.ca

 

2. Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre

515 West Hastings

778-782-5000

SFU.ca

 

3. BC Institute of Technology (Downtown Campus)

555 Seymour

604-434-5734

BCIT.ca 

 

 

Best high school

1. Kitsilano Secondary

2706 Trafalgar

604-713-8961

Kitsilano.VSB.bc.ca

 

2. Lord Byng Secondary

3939 West 16th

604-713-8171

Byng.VSB.bc.ca

 

3. Point Grey Secondary

5350 East Blvd

604-713-8220

PointGrey.VSB.bc.ca

 

Best Tourist Attraction

1. Stanley Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park

 

2. Granville Island

GranvilleIsland.com

 

3. Capilano Suspension Bridge

3735 Capilano, North Vancouver

604-985-7474

CapBridge.com 

 

Best Public Toilet

1. Any Starbucks

2. English Bay

3. Any Cactus Club

 

 

Best place for outdoor sex 

1. Stanley Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park

 

2. Wreck Beach

WreckBeach.org

 

3. Pacific Spirit Park

5495 Chancellor

PacificSpiritParkSociety.org

 

Best place to drink in public

1. English Bay Beach

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/english-bay-beach

 

2. Wreck Beach

WreckBeach.org

 

3. Third Beach

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/third-beach

 

Best place to smoke a joint

1. Anywhere/everywhere!

 

2. Wreck Beach

WreckBeach.org

 

3. Stanley Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park

 

 

People

 

Best Local Activist

1. David Suzuki

Co-founder, David Suzuki Foundation

DavidSuzuki.org

 

2. Katrina Pacey

Executive director, Pivot Legal Society

PivotLegal.org

 

3. Harsha Walia

Co-founder, No One Is Illegal

NoOneIsIllegal.org

 

Best Humanitarian

1. David Suzuki

Co-founder, David Suzuki Foundation

DavidSuzuki.org

 

2. Judy Graves

Vancouver homelessness advocate

 

3. Steve Nash

Co-founder, Steve Nash Foundation

SteveNash.org

 

Best Local Businessperson

1. Jimmy Pattison

Founder, chairman and CEO of the Jim Pattison Group

 

2. Chip Wilson

Founder of Lululemon and co-founder of Kit and Ace apparel

 

3. Vikram Vij

Celebrity chef and restaurateur

 

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Best Local Municipal Politician: Vancouver mayor Gregor Robertson with actor Ryan Reynolds on the set of Deadpool - Contributed

Best Local Municipal Politician

1. Gregor Robertson

Vancouver mayor, Vision Vancouver

MayorOfVancouver.ca

 

2. Andrea Reimer

Vancouver city councilor, Vision Vancouver

VoteVision.ca

 

3. Adrienne Carr

Vancouver city councilor, Green Party

VanGreens.ca

 

Best Local Provincial Politician

1. Spencer Chandra Herbert

NDP MLA, Vancouver-West End

SpencerChandraHerbert.ca

 

2. David Eby

NDP MLA, Vancouver-Point Grey

DavidEbyMLA.ca

 

3. Christy Clark

BC premier

BCLiberals.com

 

Best Local Federal Politician

1. Hedy Fry

Liberal MP, Vancouver-Centre

HedyFry.com

 

2. Jody Wilson-Raybould

Liberal MP, Vancouver-Granville

Jody.Liberal.ca

 

3. Don Davies

NDP MP, Vancouver-Kingsway

DonDavies.ca

 

Best Local Radio Personality

1. Kid Carson

Formerly of KiSS RADiO

 

2. Stephen Quinn

CBC Radio One

 

3. Nardwuar the Human Serviette

CiTR/CBC Radio 3

Nardwuar.com

 

Best Local TV Personality

1. Tamara Taggart

CTV News

 

2. Sophie Lui

Global BC News Hour

 

3. Chris Gailus

Global BC News Hour

 

Friendliest Bus Driver

1. “I don’t know his name, but he drove the 236 Grouse Mountain earlier in 2015, and when a girl was lost he helped her for about 10 minutes then told us that you would do that for any of us.”

 

2. “The guy who drives the No. 84 and always says good morning to everyone.”

 

3. “The guy who looks like Walter White on the SFU route.”

 

 

Media and Sports

 

Best Local Sports Team

1. Vancouver Canucks

Canucks.com

 

2. Vancouver Whitecaps

WhitecapsFC.com

 

3. BC Lions

BCLions.com

 

Best Local Athlete

1. Sedin twins

2. Trevor Linden

3. Terry Fox

 

Best Local Radio Station

1. CBC

690 AM/88.1 FM

CBC.ca/news/canada/british-columbia

 

2. Roundhouse Radio

98.3 FM

RoundhouseRadio.com

 

3. The Peak

102.7 FM

ThePeak.fm

 

Best Local TV Station

1. Global BC

GlobalNews.ca/BC

 

2. CTV Vancouver

BC.CTVNews.ca

 

3. CBC Vancouver

CBC.ca/News/Canada/British-Columbia

 

Best local blog

1. Miss 604

Miss604.com

 

2. Vancity Buzz

VancityBuzz.com

 

3. Vancouver is Awesome

VancouverIsAwesome.com

 

Best Local Instagram Feed

1. @vancouverfoodie

2. @scoutmagazine

3. @vancitybuzz

 

Best Local Podcast

1. Stop Podcasting Yourself

MaximumFun.org/shows/stop-podcasting-yourself

 

2. Caustic Soda

CausticSodapodcast.com

 

3. West Coast Geeks vs Nerds

WCGeeksVersusNerds.com

 

Best Local Twitter Feed

1. @Miss604

2. @VancityBuzz

3. @KingsgateMall

 

Arts & Entertainment

 

Best burlesque troupe

1. Screaming Chicken Theatrical Society

Venue: The Wise Hall

1882 Adanac

ScreamingChicken.net

 

2. Kitty Nights Burlesque

Venue: The Biltmore

2755 Prince Edward

KittyNights.com

 

3. Sweet Soul Burlesque

Venue: The Keefer Bar

135 Keefer

SweetSoulBurlesque.ca

 

 

Best comedian 

1. Ed Hill

KingEdHill.com

 

2. Graham Clark

GrahamClark.com

 

3. Charles Demers

ChuckOfTheSea.wordpress.com

 

Best comedy club

1. Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club

2837 Cambie

604-696-9857

YukYuks.com/vancouver

 

2. The Comedy Mix

1015 Burrard

604-684-5050

TheComedyMix.com

 

3. Vancouver TheatreSports League

1502 Duranleau

604-738-7013

VTSL.com

 

Best comedy/improv group

1. The Sunday Service

Venue: The Fox Cabaret

2321 Main

TheSundayService.ca

 

2. Vancouver TheatreSports League

Venue: The Improv Centre

1502 Duranleau

VTSL.com

 

3. The Fictionals

Venue: Café Deux Soleils

2096 Commercial

TheFictionals.com

 

Best trivia night

T-1. Nice Guys Trivia

Venue: Lamplighter

92 Water

DonnellyGroup.ca/the-lamplighter

 

T-1. There Is No Easy Mode: Video Game Trivia

Venue: EXP Restaurant + Bar

309 West Pender

EXPBar.ca

 

2. QuizPlace Trivia

Venue: Displace Hashery

3293 West 4th

DisplaceHashery.com

 

3. Bingo For Life

Venue: Celebrities Nightclub

1022 Davie

CelebritiesNightclub.com

 

Best nightclub

1. The Roxy

932 Granville

604-331-7999

RoxyVan.com

 

2. Celebrities Nightclub

1022 Davie

604-681-6180

CelebritiesNightclub.com

 

3. Venue Nightclub

881 Granville

604-646-0064

VenueLive.ca

 

Best after-hours club

1. Gorg-O-Mish

695 Smithe

604-694-9007

Gorgomish.com

 

2. Red Room

398 Richards

604-687-5007

RedRoomVancouver.com

 

T-3. Encore

1058 Granville

604-336-7755

EncoreDanceClub.com

 

T-3. Hello Goodbye

1120 Hamilton

HelloGoodbyeBar.com

 

Best gay bar

1. Celebrities Nightclub

1022 Davie

604-681-6180

CelebritiesNightclub.com

 

2. The Junction

1138 Davie

604-669-2013

JunctionPub.com

 

3. XY

1216 Bute

604-679-9166

XYYVR.com

 

 

Best drag queen show 

1. Vancouver’s Next Drag Super Star

Venue: Celebrities Nightclub

1022 Davie

CelebritiesNightclub.com

 

2. Carlotta Gurl Absolutely Drag-u-lous

Venue: The Junction

1138 Davie

JunctionPub.com

 

3. Peach Cobblah Shame Spiral

Venue: 1181 Lounge

1181 Davie

1181.ca

 

Best live music venue

1. Commodore Ballroom

868 Granville

604-739-4550

CommodoreBallroom.com

 

2. Orpheum

601 Smithe

604-876-3434

Vancouver.ca

 

3. Vogue

918 Granville

604-688-1975

VogueTheatre.com

 

Best local actor

1. Ryan Reynolds

Known for: Deadpool, Green Lantern

 

2. Ryan Beil

Known for: The Sunday Service improv, those A&W Commercials

 

3. Seth Rogen

Known for: The End, Knocked Up

 

Best local actress

1. Cobie Smulders

Known for: How I Met Your Mother, The Avengers

 

2. Joely Collins 

Known for: Coded, Cold Squad

 

T-3. Gabrielle Rose

Known for: If I Stay, The Sweet Hereafter

 

T-3. Meg Roe

Known for: Saint Joan (Arts Club), All the Way Home (Electric Company)

 

Best local author

1. Douglas Coupland

Known for: Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture, Girlfriend in a Coma

 

2. William Gibson

Known for: Neuromancer, coining the term “cyberspace”

 

3. Charles Demers

Known for: Vancouver Special, The Horrors

 

 

Best local musician 

1. Dan Mangan

Known for: “Robots”, “Rows of Houses”

DanManganMusic.com

 

T-2. Hey Ocean

Known for: “Big Blue Wave”, “Make a New Dance Up”

LoveHeyOcean.com

 

T-2. Mother Mother

Known for: “Monkey Tree”, “The Stand”

MotherMotherSite.com

 

3. Sex with Strangers

Known for: “Dance Police”, “Moment 13”

SexWithStrangersMusic.com

 

Best music festival

1. Vancouver Folk Music Festival

TheFestival.bc.ca

 

2. TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival 

CoastalJazz.ca

 

3. Squamish Valley Music Festival

SquamishFestival.com

 

Best art gallery

1. Vancouver Art Gallery

750 Hornby

604-662-4700

VanArtGallery.bc.ca

 

2. Hot Art Wet City

2206 Main

604-764-2266

HotArtWetCity.com

 

3. Ayden Gallery

88 West Pender, International Village

604-376-6947

AydenGallery.com

 

Best classical music ensemble

1. Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

VancouverSymphony.ca

 

2. Chor Leoni Men’s Choir

ChorLeoni.org

 

3. Musica Intima Society

MusicaIntima.org

 

Best dance company

1. Ballet BC

677 Davie

604-732-5003

BalletBC.com

 

2. Goh Ballet

2345 Main

604-872-4014

GohBallet.com

 

3. Harbour Dance Centre

927 Granville

604-684-9542

HarbourDance.com

 

Best performing arts festival

1. PuSh International Performing Arts Festival

PushFestival.ca

 

2. Vancouver Fringe Festival

VancouverFringe.com

 

3. Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

BardOnTheBeach.org

 

Best performing arts venue

1. Queen Elizabeth Theatre

650 Hamilton

604-665-3050

Vancouver.ca

 

2. Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage (Arts Club Theatre Company)

2750 Granville

604-687-1644

ArtsClub.com

 

3. The Cultch

1895 Venables

604-251-1363

TheCultch.com

 

Best public art

1. “A-maze-ing Laughter” by Yue Minjun

Morton Park, West End

 

2. “Trans Am Totem” by Marcus Bowcott

Quebec and Milross, False Creek

 

3. “Giants” by OSGEMEOS

Ocean Concrete, Granville Island

 

 

Best theatre company 

1. Arts Club Theatre Company

2750 Granville

604-687-1644

ArtsClub.com

 

T-2. The Cultch

1895 Venables

604-251-1363

TheCultch.com

 

T-2. Vancouver TheatreSports League

1502 Duranleau

604-738-7013

VTSL.com

 

3. Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival

1695 Whyte

604-739-0559

BardOnTheBeach.org

 

Best visual arts

T-1. Douglas Coupland

Coupland.com

 

T-1. Alice Rich

Alice-Rich.com

 

T-2. Ola Volo

OlaVolo.com

 

T-2. Paul Wong

PaulWongProjects.com

 

T-3. Angela Grossman

AngelaGrossman.com

 

T-3. Joe Average

JoeAverageAnnex.com

 

Best visual arts festival

1. Vancouver International Film Festival

VIFF.org

 

2. Eastside Culture Crawl

CultureCrawl.ca

 

3. Queer Arts Festival

QueerArtsFestival.com

 

Best casino

1. River Rock Casino Resort

8811 River Road, Richmond

604-247-8900

RiverRock.com

 

2. Edgewater Casino

760 Pacific

604-687-3343

EdgewaterCasino.ca

 

3. Hard Rock Casino

2080 United Blvd, Coquitlam

604-523-6888

HardRockCasinoVancouver.com

 

 

Retail 

 

BEST ANTIQUES

1. Salmagundi West

321 West Cordova

604-681-4648

 

2. Antique Market

1324 Franklin

604-875-1434

AntiquesDirect.ca

 

3. ReFind Home Furnishings

4609 Main

778-855-0969

ReFindHomeFurnishings.com




 

BEST AUTO REPAIR & SERVICE

1. Pawlik Automotive

966 SW Marine

604-327-7112

PawlikAutomotive.com

 

2. Craftsman Collision

Various locations

CraftsmanCollision.com

 

3. Canadian Tire

Various locations

CanadianTire.ca

 

BEST BRIDAL STORE

1. Bisou Bridal

440 West 2nd

604-696-0880

BisouBridal.com

 

2. Blush Bridal & Special Occasions

1189 Hamilton

604-336-6696

BlushOccasions.com

 

3. Clara Couture

2423 Burrard

604-730-9378

ClaraCoutureBridal.com

 

BEST CAMERA STORE

1. Leo’s Camera Supply

1055 Granville

604-685-5331

LeosCamera.com

 

2. Kerrisdale Camera

2170 West 41st

604-263-3221

KerrisdaleCameras.com

 

3. Broadway Camera

1055 West Broadway

604-733-9282

BCCamera.com


 

BEST CANDY STORE

1. The Candy Aisle

2083 West 4th

604-739-3330

CandyAisle.com

 

2. Commercial Drive Licorice Parlour

1002 Commercial

604-558-2422

 

T-3. Karameller Candy Shop

1020 Mainland

604-639-8325

Karameller.com

 

T-3. Purdy’s Chocolates

Various locations

Purdys.com

 

BEST CAR DEALERSHIP

1. Autoform

1885 Clark

604-877-0800

AutoformCo.ca

 

2. Carter Honda

2390 Burrard

1-877-790-0978

CarterHonda.com

 

T-3. The BMW Store

2040 Burrard

604-659-3200

TheBMWStore.ca

 

T-3. Jim Pattison Toyota Downtown

1395 West Broadway

1-888-778-4869

JPToyotaDowntown.ca

 

 

BEST COBBLER 

1. Quick Cobbler

430 West 2nd

604-682-6354

QuickCobbler.com

 

2. Both Feet on Main Street

4410 Main

604-872-1318

BothFeet.ca

 

3. East Van Shoe Repair

60 East Hastings

778-807-5942

EastVanShoeRepair.com

 

BEST DRY CLEANER

1. Busy Bee Gold

704 West 6th

604-872-1519

BusyBeeGold.com

 

2. Busy Bee Cleaners

Various locations

 

3. Swan Laundry Drycleaning

1352 Burrard

604-684-0323

SwanLaundry.com

 

BEST EYEWEAR

1. Avenue Eyecare

2041 West 41st

604-558-1133

AvenueEyecare.com

 

2. Bruce Eyewear

219 Abbott

604-662-8300

BruceEyewear.com

 

3. Clearly

Various locations

1-866-501-2729

Clearly.ca

 

BEST FLORIST

1. Flower Factory

3604 Main

604-871-1008

FlowerFactory.ca

 

2. Blumen Floral Boutique

438 West 8th

604-708-0882

Blumen.ca

 

3. Granville Island Florist

1689 Johnston

604-669-1228

GIFVancouver.com

 

BEST GARDENING STORE

1. Hunters Garden Centre (formerly David Hunter Garden Centre)

2560 West Broadway

604-733-1534

HuntersGardenCentre.com

 

2. Figaro’s Garden

1896 Victoria

604-253-1696

FigarosGarden.ca

 

3. Home Depot

Various locations

HomeDepot.ca

 

BEST GREEN/ECO FRIENDLY BUSINESS

1. Fresh Start Recycling

604-637-6400

FreshStartRecycling.com

 

2. The Soap Dispensary

3718 Main

604-568-3141

TheSoapDispensary.com

 

3. BlueShore Financial

Various locations

604-982-8000

BlueShoreFinancial.com

 

BEST HARDWARE STORE

1. Magnet Home Hardware

1575 Commercial

604-253-1747

HomeHardware.ca

 

2. Blight’s Home Hardware

3322 Dunbar

604-738-3312

BlightsHomeHardware.com

 

3. The Little Hardware Co.

1320 Davie

604-687-6285

 

BEST HOME ACCESSORIES

1. HomeSense

493 Robson

604-683-4406

HomeSense.ca

 

2. The Cross Décor & Design

1198 Homer

604-689-2900

TheCrossDesign.com

 

T-3. CB2

1277 Robson

604-669-9797

CB2.com

 

T-3. Front & Company

3772 Main

604-879-9431

FrontAndCompany.com

 

T-3. Parliament Interiors

115 Water

604-689-0800

ParliamentInteriors.com

 

BEST HOME DÉCOR

1. HomeSense

493 Robson

604-683-4406

HomeSense.ca

 

2. The Cross Décor & Design

1198 Homer

604-689-2900

TheCrossDesign.com

 

T-3. Parliament Interiors

115 Water

604-689-0800

ParliamentInteriors.com

 

T-3. West Elm

2947 Granville

604-733-6730

WestElm.com

 

BEST HOME ELECTRONICS

1. Best Buy

Various locations

BestBuy.ca

 

2. London Drugs

Various locations

LondonDrugs.com

 

3. Visions Electronics

1672 South East Marine

604-718-6434

Visions.ca

 

BEST HOME FURNISHING

1. Moe’s Home Collection

1728 Glen

604-687-5599

MoesHome.ca

 

2. CB2

1277 Robson

604-669-9797

CB2.com

 

3. Parliament Interiors

115 Water

604-689-0800

ParliamentInteriors.com

 

BEST JEWELLERY

1. Tiffany & Co.

Various locations

Tiffany.ca

 

2. Maharani Jewels

701 West Georgia

604-637-1947

MaharaniJewels.com

 

3. Birks

Various locations

MaisonBirks.com

 

BEST KIDS’ STORE

1. Toys R Us

1154 West Broadway

604-733-8697

ToysRUs.ca

 

2. Dilly Dally

1161 Commercial Drive

604-252-9727

DillyDallyKids.ca

 

3. KidsBooks

3083 West Broadway

604-738-5335

KidsBooks.ca

 

BEST KITCHENWARE/COOKING STORE

1. Ming Wo

Various Locations

MingWo.com

 

2. The Gourmet Warehouse

1340 East Hastings

604-253-3022

GourmetWarehouse.ca

 

3. Cook Culture

Various locations

CookCulture.com

 

BEST LEATHER GOODS

1. Danier Leather

1018 Robson

604-689-7330

Danier.com

 

2. Holt Renfrew

737 Dunsmuir

604-681-3121

HoltRenfrew.com

 

3. Roots

Various Locations

Roots.com

 

BEST LIGHTING STORE

1. Robinson Lighting & Bath Centre

2285 Cambie

604-879-6847

RobinsonLightingAndBath.com

 

2. LightForm

425 Carrall

604-688-7022

LightForm.ca

 

3. Light The Store

2045 West 41st

604-879-6377

LightTheStore.com

 

BEST LINGERIE

1. Victoria’s Secret

750 Burrard

604-684-2329

VictoriasSecret.com

 

2. Diane’s Lingerie

2950 Granville

604-738-5121

DianesLingerie.com

 

3. Honey Gifts

3448 Cambie

604-708-8065

HoneyGifts.com

 

BEST MENS’ APPAREL

1. Harry Rosen

Various locations

HarryRosen.com

 

T-2. Nordstrom

Pacific Centre – 799 Robson

604-699-2100

Shop.Nordstrom.com

 

T-2. Hudson’s Bay

Various locations

TheBay.com

 

3. Holt Renfrew

Pacific Centre – 737 Dunsmuir

604-681-3121

HoltRenfrew.com

 

BEST SECOND-HAND/CONSIGNMENT FURNISHING

1. ReFind

4609 Main

778-855-0969

ReFindHomeFurnishings.com

 

2. Salvation Army Thrift Stores

Various locations

ThriftStore.ca

 

3. Attic Treasures

944 Commercial Drive

604-254-0220

AtticTreasuresVancouver.com

 

BEST SHOES

1. John Fluevog

Various locations

Fluevog.com

 

2. Gravity Pope

2203 West 4th

604-731-7647

GravityPope.com

 

3. Aldo Shoes

Various locations

AldoShoes.com

 

BEST SHOPPING CENTRE

1. Pacific Centre

701 West Georgia

604-688-7235

CFShops.com/Pacific-Centre

 

2. Oakridge Centre

650 West 41st

604-264-9221

OakridgeCentre.com

 

3. Kingsgate Mall

370 East Broadway

604-879-0114

KingsgateMall.com

 

BEST SHOPPING STREET

1. Robson Street

RobsonStreet.ca

 

2. Main Street

ShopMain.ca

 

3. West 4th Avenue

ShopWest4th.com

 

BEST TAILOR

1. Oakridge Tailors

5534 Cambie

604-325-0545

 

2. Blair Shapera

865 Hornby

604-683-4715

BlairShapera.com

 

T-3. Threads Fashion Alterations

3170 Cambie

604-708-4689

ThreadsAlterations.com

 

T-3. Townline Tailors

541 Howe

604-684-6105

TownlineTailors.com

 

BEST TOY STORE

1. Toys R US

1154 West Broadway

604-733-8697

ToysRUs.ca

 

2. Granville Island Toy Company

Various locations

ToyCompany.com

 

3. Dilly Dally

1161 Commercial

604-252-9727

DillyDallyKids.ca

 

BEST TRAVEL AGENCY

1. TravelMasters

Various locations

TravelMasters.ca

 

2. Flight Centre

Various locations

1-877-967-5302

FlightCentre.ca

 

3. Expedia Cruise Ship Centers

Various locations

1-800-707-7327

CruiseShipCenters.ca

 

BEST UNIQUE GIFTS

1. Front & Company

3772 Main

604-879-8431

FrontAndCompany.com

 

2. Bird on a Wire Creations

2535 Main

604-874-7415

BirdOnAWireCreations.com

 

3. Paper-Ya

1666 Johnston

604-684-2531

Paper-Ya.com

 

BEST VINTAGE CLOTHING

1. Mintage

1714 Commercial

604-646-8243

MintageVintage.com

 

2. Front & Company

3772 Main

604-879-8431

FrontAndCompany.com

 

3. Used House of Vintage

831 Granville

604-694-0322

UsedHouseOfVintage.com

 

BEST WOMENS’ APPAREL

1. JQ Clothing

2120 Commercial

604-215-7833

JQClothing.com

 

2. Aritzia

Various locations

Aritzia.com

 

3. Oak & Fort

Various locations

OakAndFort.ca

 

 

Services

 

Best Auto Detailing

1. VIP Auto Detailers

200 Burrard

604-801-6887

VIPAutoDetail.com

 

2. Ultra Shine Hand Car Wash

160 East 2nd

604-558-3998

Ultra-Shine.ca

 

3. Vancouver Paintless Dent Repair

3365 Victoria

604-862-5463

Vancouver-Paintless-Dent-Repair.com

 

Best Bank / Credit Union

1. Vancity

Various locations

604-877-7000

Vancity.com

 

2. TD CanadaTrust

Various locations

1-866-222-3456

TDCanadaTrust.com

 

3. RBC

Various locations

1-800-769-2511

RBCRoyalBank.com

 

Best Car Share

1. Car2go

Car2Go.com

 

2. Evo Car Share

Evo.ca

 

3. Modo

Modo.coop

 

Best Carpet Cleaning

1. Cleaning With Love

420 West 16th

604-475-5683

CleaningWithLove.ca

 

2. EcoGREEN

1339 Barclay

604-700-6808

CleaningServicesVancouverBC.com

 

3. Kirei Cleaning Services

604-363-2475

KireiCleaning.ca

 

Best Construction / Renovation Contractor

1. Refine & Design

778-895-4001

RefineAndDesign.com

 

2. Designer Closet Guys

604-484-0374

DesignerClosetGuys.com

 

3. reVISION Renovations

338 West 8th

778-379-4403

RevisionRenovations.com

 

 

Best Continuing Education 

1. Vancouver Community College

1155 East Broadway

604-871-7000

VCC.ca

 

2. University of BC

2329 West Mall

1-866-596-0767

UBC.ca

 

3. Simon Fraser University at Harbour Centre

515 West Hastings

778-782-5000

SFU.ca

 

Best Daycare Facility

1. Kids and Company

910 West 6th

604-742-0552

KidsAndCompany.com

 

2. Extra Steps Preschool

726 West 16th

604-569-0388

ExtraSteps.ca

 

3. The Adventure Zone

Granville Island Kids Market (2nd Floor)

604-608-6699

TheAdventureZone.ca

 

Best Funeral Home

1. Amherst Funeral and Cremation

207 West Hastings

604-831-3023

AmherstCremation.com

 

2. Mount Pleasant Funeral Home

306 East 11th

604-876-2161

DignityMemorial.ca

 

3. Forest Lawn Funeral Home

3789 Royal Oak, Burnaby

604-299-7720

DignityMemorial.ca

 

Best Hotel

1. Fairmont Pacific Rim

1038 Canada Place

604-695-5300

Fairmont.com/Pacific-Rim-Vancouver

 

2. Fairmont Waterfront

900 Canada Place

604-691-1991

Fairmont.com/Waterfront-Vancouver

 

3. Rosewood Hotel Georgia

801 West Georgia

604-682-5566

RosewoodHotels.com/HotelGeorgia

 

Best Junk Removal

1. 1-800-Got-Junk

Various locations

1-800-468-5865

1800GotJunk.com

 

2. Fresh Start Recycling

107-237 East 4th

604-637-6400

FreshStartRecycling.com

 

3. 505-Junk

3537 West 6th

604-505-5865

505Junk.com

 

Best Landscaper

T-1. Tyler Merkel, Inspired Plantings

604-202-4372

InspiredPlantings.com

 

T-1. Elemental Gardens

337 SE Marine

604-831-9183

ElementalGardens.ca

 

2. Meridian Landscaping

1263 East 2nd

604-255-6500

MeridianLandscaping.com

 

3. Houston Landscapes

260 Riverside Drive

604-734-0907

HoustonLandscapes.ca

 

Best Mortgage Broker

1. Patricia Collins, Dominion Lending

604-996-7701

PatriciaCollins.ca

 

2. Birgit Holm, Mortgage Alliance West

604-762-0166

MortgageAlliance.com/BirgitHolm

 

3. Michelle Byman, The Mortgage Group Canada

604-817-9229

MichelleByman.com

 

Best Moving Company

1. Crown Mountain Moving

778-872-7696

CrownMountainMovers.com

 

2. East Van Moving

1192 East Hastings

604-251-1100

WelcomeToEastVan.com

 

3. Ferguson Moving & Storage

1584 Columbia

604-922-2212

FergusonMoving.com

 

Best Plumber

1. Yaletown Plumbing

1503-1255 Seymour

604-727-4484

YaletownPlumbing.com

 

2. High Mark Plumbing and Heating

604-678-1650

HighmarkPlumbing.com

 

3. Uncle Bill’s Hillcrest Plumbing & Heating

212 East 17th

604-879-1415

HillcrestPlumbing.com

 

Best Real Estate Agency

1. RE/MAX

Various locations

Remax.ca

 

2. Macdonald Realty

Various locations

MacRealty.com

 

3. Blu Realty

86 Kingsway

604-730-0076

BluRealty.com

 

Best Real Estate Developer

1. Bosa Development

500-1901 Rosser

604-294-0666

BosaDev.com

 

2. Mosaic Homes

500-2609 Granville

604-685-3888

MosaicHomes.com

 

3. West Bank Corp.

1067 West Cordova

604-685-8986

WestbankCorp.com

 

Best Real Estate Agent

1. The Mike and Will Team, Royal LePage City Centre

204-345 Robson

778-772-4252

MikeAndWill.com

 

2. Paul Toffoli, Residential Group Realty

1965 West 4th

604-787-6963

Toffoli.ca

 

3. Rosalind Chang, RE/MAX Central Realty

1-5050 Kingsway

604-433-2211

HomesForBC.com

 

Best Storage Company

1. Maple Leaf Storage

Various locations

MapleLeafStorage.com

 

2. Public Storage

Various locations

1-877-777-8672

PublicStorageCanada.com

 

3. U-Lok Storage

915 East Cordova

604-215-2156

ULok.com

 

Best Wedding Venue

1. Stanley Park Pavilion

610 Pipeline

604-602-3088

StanleyParkPavilion.com

 

2. Brock House Restaurant

3875 Point Grey Road

604-224-3317

BrockHouseRestaurant.com

 

3. Shangri-La Hotel

1128 West Georgia

604-689-1120

Shangri-La.com/Vancouver/ShangriLa

 

Best Wedding Photographer

1. Ami Sanyal, Ambrosia Photography

Ambrosia-Photography.com

 

2. Roger Mahler, Union Photographers

209-1549 Kitchener

604-319-0494

UnionPhotographers.com

 

T-3. Butter Studios

5-3009 Murray

604-782-6460

ButterStudios.ca

 

T-3. Jackie Dives

778-828-1619

JackieDives.com

 

Lifestyles and Hobbies

 

BEST ART/CRAFT SUPPLIES

1. Opus Art Supplies

100-207 West Hastings

604-678-5889

OpusArtSupplies.com

 

2. Michaels

Various locations

Michaels.com

 

3. DeSerres

Various locations

DeSerres.ca

 

BEST BOOK STORE

1. Chapters

Various locations

Chapters.Indigo.ca

 

2. Pulpfiction Books

Various locations

PulpfictionBooksVancouver.com

 

3. MacLeod’s Books

455 West Pender

604-681-7654

 

BEST GAMES STORE

1. Strategies Games & Hobbies

3878 Main

604-872-6911

StrategiesGames.ca

 

2. EB Games

Various locations

EBGames.ca

 

3. Drexoll Games

103-2880 West 4th

604-733-6511

DrexollGames.Blogspot.ca

 

BEST HEAD SHOP

1. Puff

Various locations

PuffPipes.ca

 

2. CottonMouth Smoke Shop

1120 Davie

604-331-1602

CottonMouthSmokeShop.com

 

3. Ignite

109 West Cordova

778-786-0977

IgniteSmokeShop.ca

 

BEST MARIJUANA DISPENSARY

T-1. Canna Clinic Medicinal Society

2223 Commercial Drive

604-558-2454

CannaClinics.org

 

T-1. VanCity Weed

Various locations

VanCityWeed.com

 

2. Marc Emery’s Cannabis Culture

Various locations

CannabisCulture.com

 

3. Eden Dispensary

Various locations

MyEden.ca

 

BEST MOBILE DEVICE RETAILER

1. Rogers

Various locations

Rogers.com

 

2. Telus

Various locations

Telus.com

 

3. Fido

Various locations

Fido.ca

 

BEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS

1. Long & McQuade

368 Terminal

604-734-4886

Long-McQuade.com

 

2. Tom Lee

Various locations

TomLeeMusic.ca

 

3. Bonerattle Music

2012 Commercial

604-251-2663

Bonerattle.com

 

BEST PERSONAL COMPUTER RETAILER

1. Apple Store

Various locations

Apple.com

 

2. Best Buy

Various locations

BestBuy.ca

 

3. NCIX

Various locations

NCIX.com

 

BEST RECORD STORE

1. Red Cat Records

4332 Main

604-708-9422

RedCat.ca

 

2. Zulu Records

1972 West 4th

604-738-3232

ZuluRecords.com

 

3. Audiopile Records

2016 Commercial

604-253-7453

Facebook.com/AudioPileRecords

 

BEST SEX/EROTIC SHOP

1. Womyn’s Ware

896 Commercial

604-254-2543

WomynsWare.com

 

2. Honey Gifts

3448 Cambie

604-708-8065

HoneyGifts.com

 

3. Little Sister’s Book & Art Emporium

1238 Davie

604-669-1753

LittleSisters.ca

 

BEST TATTOO STUDIO

1. Gastown Tattoo Parlour

105 West Cordova

604-642-6556

GastownTattoo.com

 

2. Adrenaline Tattoo

1014 Granville

604-669-6800

AdrenalineVanCity.com

 

3. Funhouse Tattoo

3001 Cambie

604-879-4114

FunhouseTattoo.net

 

 

Personal Care

 

BEST BARBER

1. Barber & Co

Various locations

UnionOfBarbers.com

 

2. Robson Barbers

345 Robson

604-336-1670

RobsonBarbers.com

 

3. Regal Barbers

971 Hornby

604-343-7668

RegalBarbers.com

 

BEST BOTOX CLINIC

1. Yaletown Laser Centre

1010 Mainland

604-331-1777

YaletownLaser.com

 

2. Spruce Body Lab

1128 Richards

604-683-3220

SpruceBodyLab.com

 

T-3. CüR Laser & Skin

2830 Main

604-662-7368

CurLaser.com

 

T-3. The Vanity Lab

1110 Hamilton

604-699-1001

TheVanityLab.com

 

BEST BROW BAR

1. Bombay Brow Bar

Various locations

BombayBrowBar.com

 

2. iNail Spa

1075 Howe 

604-915-6688

NailSalonVancouver.ca

 

T-3. Sephora

Various locations

Sephora.com

 

T-3. Sugarbox Waxing Boutique

1025 Cambie

604-569-1100

MySugarbox.com

 

BEST COSMETIC SURGERY

1. Skinworks

3568 West 41st

604-733-9711

Skinworks.ca

 

2. Fairview Plastic Surgery

999 West Broadway

604-734-1416

FairviewPlasticSurgery.com

 

3. Yaletown Laser Centre

1010 Mainland

604-331-1777

YaletownLaser.com

 

BEST COSMETICS RETAILER

1. Sephora

Various locations

Sephora.com

 

2. Shoppers Drug Mart

Various locations

ShoppersDrugMart.ca

 

3. MAC

Various Locations

MacCosmetics.ca

 

BEST HAIR SALON

1. Hype Hair Salon

2695 West 4th

604-732-4973

HypeHairStudio.com

 

2. Bangtown Hair Saloon

438 West Pender

604-682-7775

Bangtown.ca

 

3. Axis Hair Salon

1386 West Pender

604-609-3535

AxisHairSalons.com

 

BEST HAIR STYLIST

1. Shalon Jackson at Hype Hair Studio

2695 West 4th

604-732-4973

HypeHairStudio.com

 

2. Karl Brown at Axis Hair Studio

1386 West Pender

604-609-3535

AxisHairSalons.com

 

3. Dean Thullner at Volume Hair Studio

1209 Bute

604-559-5977

VolumeStudio.ca

 

BEST LASER EYE CENTRE

1. Pacific Laser Centre

1401 West Broadway

604-736-2625

Pacific-Laser.com

 

2. Lasik MD

1281 West Georgia

604-639-8088

LasikMD.com

 

3. Coal Harbour Laser Eye Centre

1177 West Hastings

604-682-4900

SeeWell.ca

 

BEST LASER HAIR REMOVAL

1. Yaletown Laser Centre

1010 Mainland

604-331-1777

YaletownLaser.com

 

T-2. Absolutely Fabulous Urban Spa

1500 Hornby

604-738-6245

MySpa.ca

 

T-2. Arbutus Laser

2025 West Broadway

604-731-5512

arbutuslaser.com

 

T-2. CüR Laser & Skin

2830 Main

604-662-7368

CurLaser.com

 

3. Electra Laser

955 Hornby

604-255-2737

ElectraLaser.com

 

BEST LASH BAR

1. Mink Lash Boutique

1237 Burrard

604-336-5274‎

MinkLashBoutique.com

 

2. Prep Beauty Parlour

1054 Hornby

604-764-6452

PrepBeautyParlour.com

 

3. Noir Lash Lounge

Various locations

NoirLashLounge.com

 

BEST NAIL SALON

1. iNail Spa

1075 Howe 

604-915-6688

NailSalonVancouver.ca

 

2. Pure Nail Bar

Various locations

PureNailBar.com

 

3. Frilly Lilly

1076 Hamilton

604-623-3330

FrillyLilly.ca

 

BEST SKINCARE FACILITY

1. Yaletown Laser Centre

1010 Mainland

604-331-1777

YaletownLaser.com

 

2. MASC

433 Davie

877-811-8113

ShopMasc.com

 

3. Skoah

Various locations

Skoah.com

 

BEST TANNING SALON

1. Banana Tans

Various locations

BananaTans.com

 

2. Sunscape Tanning Salon

Various locations

SunscapeTanning.com

 

T-3. Cocoa Tanning Studio

Various locations

CocoaTanning.ca

 

T-3. Tan de Soleil

911 Denman

604-689-5110

TanDeSoleil.com

 

 

Health and Fitness

 

Best Acupuncturist

1. Kelli Taylor, Elements Wellness Centre

207-2678 West Broadway

604-732-9355

ElementsWellnessCentre.com

 

2. Poke Acupuncture Clinic

225 East Broadway

604-568-7322

 

3. Tanya Gee, Bodhi Tree Healing Centre

415-2184 West Broadway

604-710-4372

TanyaGee.com

 

Best Bike Shop

1. Simon’s Bike Shop

608 Robson

604-602-1181

SimonsBikeShop.com

 

2. Our Community Bikes

2429 Main

604-879-2453

PedalPower.org

 

T-3. Ride On

2180 Main

604-738-7734

RideOn.com

 

T-3. Bike Doctor

137 West Broadway

604-873-2453

TheBikeDr.com

 

Best Board and Ski Shop

1. Comor

1766  West 4th

604-736-7547

ComorSports.com

 

2. Boardroom

1749 West 4th

604-734-7669

BoardroomShop.com

 

3. Pacific Boarder

1793 West 4th

604-734-7245

PacificBoarder.com

 

Best Chiropractor

1. Harold Meinzer

640-1285 West Broadway

604-558-1285

VancouverChiroEvolution.com

 

2. Farokh Zavosh

703-1160 Burrard

604-568-6545

DrZavosh.com

 

3. Victor Sam

1929 Commercial Drive

604-251-6878

 

Best CrossFit

1. CrossFit604

124 East Cordova

604-899-9443

CrossFit604.com

 

2. CrossFit Empower

3321 Dunbar

778-873-4427

CrossFitEmpower.com

 

3. CrossFit Kitsilano

1370 West 4th

604-558-3488

CrossFitKitsilano.com

 

Best Dental Clinic

1. Kits Family Dental                  

209-2233 West Broadway

604-738-1816

KitsFamilyDental.com

 

2. La Vita Dental

2259 West 4th

604-256-1459

LaVitaDental.com

 

3. Balsam Dental Centre

2438 West 41st

604-261-6229

BalsamDentalCentre.com 

 

Best Family Doctor

1. Dr. Kathryn Porter

2077 West 42nd

604-261-9494

KerrisdaleMedical.com

 

T-2. Dr. Asa Wong

5026 Joyce

604-438-8581

 

T-2. Dr. Carolyn Chong

4570 West 10th

604-224-0480

 

3. Dr. Ashleigh Stelzer-Chilton

1530 West 7th

604-738-2151

SeymourHealth.ca

 

Best Fitness Facility

1. Steve Nash Fitness

Various locations

SNClubs.com

 

2. Innovative Fitness

Various locations

InnovativeFitness.com

 

3. CrossFit 604

124 East Cordova

604-899-9443

CrossFit604.com

 

Best Massage Therapist

1. Maja Pilipovic

1065 Cambie

604-687-2900

TheBackDoc.ca

 

2. Janina Edgar

2678 West Broadway

604-732-9355

ElementsWellnessCentre.com

 

3. Brad Neate

316-1090 Homer

778-928-9029

BNeate.com

 

Best Naturopath

1. John Pidutti

1788 West Broadway

604-737-0012

SpringsEternal.com

 

2. Kyla Kremblewski

207-2678 West Broadway

604-732-9355

DrKylaKremblewski.com

 

3. Crossroads Naturopathic

350-507 West Broadway

604-568-6899

CrossroadsNaturopathic.com

 

Best Outdoor Outfitter

1. MEC

130 West Broadway

604-872-7858

MEC.ca

 

2. Arcteryx

2033 West 4th

604-737-1104

Arcteryx.com

 

3. Sport Chek

18 West Broadway

604-874-6530

SportChek.ca

 

Best Skate Shop

1. The Boardroom

1749 West 4th

604-734-7669

BoardRoomShop.com

 

2. Antisocial Skateboard Shop

2337 Main

604-708-5678

AntiSocialShop.com

 

3. Skull Skates

3734 West 10th

604-739-7796

SkullSkates.com

 

Best Spa

1. Spa Utopia

1001-999 Canada Place

604-689-7700

SpaUtopia.ca

 

2. iNail Spa

1075 Howe

604-915-6688

NailSalonVancouver.ca

 

3. Absolute Spa

1015 Burrard

604-684-2772

AbsoluteSpa.com

 

Best Sporting Goods

1. MEC

130 West Broadway

604-872-7858

MEC.ca

 

2. Sport Chek

18 West Broadway

604-874-6530

SportChek.ca

 

3. Sports Junkies

102 West Broadway

604-879-6000

SportsJunkies.com

 

Best Yoga Studio

1. YYoga

Various locations

YYoga.ca

 

2. Semperviva

200-1333 Johnston

Semperviva.com

 

3. Moksha

560 East 15th

604-569-3300

Vancouver.MokshaYoga.ca

 

 

Food and Drink

 

BEST BAKERY

1. Pure Bread

159 West Hastings

604-563-8060

PureBread.ca

 

2. Cobs Bread

Various locations

CobsBread.com

 

T-3. Beaucoup Bakery

2150 Fir

604-732-4222

BeaucoupBakery.com

 

T-3. Terra Breads

Various locations

TerraBreads.com

 

BEST BC WINERY

1. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery

500 Burrowing Owl Place, Oliver

250-498-0620

BurrowingOwlWine.ca

 

2. Mission Hill Winery

1730 Mission Hill, West Kelowna

250-768-7611

MissionHillWinery.com

 

T-3. Blasted Church Vineyards

378 Parsons, Okanagan Falls

250-497-1125

BlastedChurch.com

 

T-3. Quail’s Gate

3303 Boucherie, West Kelowna

250-769-4451

QuailsGate.com

 

BEST BUTCHER

1. Windsor Quality Meats (Main Street)

4110 Main

604-872-5635

WindsorQualityMeats.com

 

2. Jackson’s Meats

2214 West 4th

604-738-6328

JacksonsMeatAndDeli.com

 

3. Windsor Meats (Hastings)

2276 East Hastings

604-255-2032

WindsorQualityMeats.com

 

BEST CHEESE SHOP

1. Les Amis Du Fromage

Various locations

BuyCheese.com

 

2. Benton Brothers Fine Cheese

Various locations

BentonsCheese.com

 

3. La Grotta Del Formaggio

1791 Commercial 

604-255-3911

LGDF.ca

 

BEST DELI

1. Oyama Sausage Co.

1689 Johnston

604 327 7407

OyamaSausage.ca

 

2. La Grotta Del Formaggio

1791 Commercial 

604-255-3911

LGDF.ca

 

3. Santa Barbara Market

1322 Commercial

604-253-1941

 

BEST FARMERS’ MARKET

1. Trout Lake Farmers Market

EatLocal.org/troutlake.html

 

2. Nat Bailey Farmers Market

EatLocal.org/Markets/Winter-Market

 

3. West End Farmers Market

EatLocal.org/Markets/West-End

 

BEST FRUIT & VEGETABLE MARKET

1. Kin’s Farm Market

Various locations

KinsFarmMarket.com

 

2. Granville Island Public Market

1661 Duranleau

604-666-6655

GranvilleIsland.com

 

3. Donald’s Market

Various locations

DonaldsMarket.com

 

BEST GROCERY STORE

1. Whole Foods Market

Various locations

WholeFoodsMarket.com

 

2. Donald’s Market

Various locations

DonaldsMarket.com

 

T-3. Choices Markets

Various locations

ChoicesMarkets.com

 

T-3. No Frills

Various locations

NoFrills.ca

 

BEST HOME BREW SUPPLY STORE

1. Dan’s Homebrewing Supplies

835 East Hastings

604-251-3411

BeerMaking.ca

 

2. Centennial Brewing Supplies

2985 Rupert

604-435-2441

CentennialHomebrewing.com

 

3. Homestead Junction

649 East Hastings

604-568-7675

HomesteadJunction.ca

 

BEST LIQUOR STORE

1. Legacy Liquor Store

Various locations

LegacyLiquorStore.com

 

2. BC Liquor Signature Store on Cambie

5555 Cambie

604-660-9463

BCLiquorStores.com

 

3. Brewery Creek

3045 Main

604-872-3373

BreweryCreekLiquorStore.com

 

BEST LOCAL BREWERY

T-1. Parallel 49 Brewing

1950 Triumph

604-558-2739

Parallel49Brewing.com

 

T-1. Brassneck Brewery

2148 Main

604-259-7686

Brassneck.ca

 

2. 33 Acres Brewing Company

15 West 8th 

604-620-4589

33AcresBrewing.com

 

3. Granville Island Brewery

1441 Cartwright

604-687-2739

GIB.ca

 

BEST LOCAL DISTILLERY

1. Odd Society Spirits

1725 Powell

604-559-6745

OddSocietySpirits.com

 

2. Long Table Distillery

1451 Hornby

604-266-0177

LongTableDistillery.com

 

3. Liberty Distillery

1494 Old Bridge

604-558-1998

TheLibertyDistillery.com

 

BEST SEAFOOD SHOP

1. The Daily Catch Seafood Company

Various locations

DailyCatchSeafood.com

 

2. The Lobster Man

1807 Mast Tower

604-687-4531

LobsterMan.com

 

3. 7 Seas Fish Co.

Various locations

7Seas.ca

 

BEST STALL AT GRANVILLE ISLAND MARKET

1. Oyama Sausage Co.

604 327 7407

OyamaSausage.ca

 

2. The Stock Market

604-687-2433

TheStockMarket.ca

 

3. Lee’s Donuts

604-685-4021

GranvilleIsland.com

 

Pets

 

BEST DOG PARK

1. Nelson Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/nelson-park-dog-park

 

2. Trout Lake/ John Hendry Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/john-hendry-trout-lake-park-dog-park

 

T-3. Charleson Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/charleson-park-dog-park

 

T-3. Emery Barnes Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/emery-barnes-park-dog-park

 

BEST PET DAYCARE

1. DogPlay

8826 Osler

604-336-2240

DogPlay.ca

 

2. The Urban Puppy Shop

1375 West 6th

604-736-0557

TheUrbanPuppyShop.com

 

T-3. Pet Parlour

4242 Fraser

604-620-7297

PetParlourStore.com

 

T-3. Rex Dog Hotel & Spa

760 Terminal

604-696-5166

RexVancouver.com

 

BEST PET GROOMING

1. Pawsh Dog Spa

80 Smithe

604-685-6088

PawshDogSpa.com

 

2. Pet Shop Boys

3080 Cambie

604-569-3375

ThePetShopBoys.ca

 

3. Pet Parlour

4242 Fraser

604-620-7297

PetParlourStore.com

 

BEST PET SUPPLIES

1. Bones Pet Stores

181 Smithe

604-559-2663

BonesPS.com

 

2. Tisol

Various locations

Tisol.ca

 

3. Pet Smart

Various locations

PetSmart.ca

 

BEST VETERINARIAN

1. Granville Island Veterinary Hospital

1635 West 4th

604-734-7744

BCPetVet.com

 

2. Yaletown Pet Hospital

893 Expo

604-682-7389

YaletownPetHospital.com

 

3. Vancouver Veterinary Hospital

1541 Kingsway

604-876-2231

VancouverVeterinary.com

 

 

NEIGHBOURHOODS: DOWNTOWN

 

BEST COMMUNITY CENTRE

1. Roundhouse Community Centre

181 Roundhouse Mews

604-713-1800

Roundhouse.ca

 

BEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

1. Elsie Roy Elementary

150 Drake

604-713-5890

Roy.VSB.bc.ca

 

BEST HIDDEN GEM

1. Crab Park

101 West Waterfront

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/crab-park-at-portside-dog-park

 

2. Yaletown L’Antipasto

1127 Mainland

604-558-1174

YaletownLAntipasto.com

 

3. Bones Pet Stores

181 Smithe

604-559-2663

BonesPS.com

 

BEST LOCAL BEER/WINE STORE

1. Viti Wine and Lager Store

900 Seymour

604-683-3806

VitiWineLagers.com

 

2. BC Liquor Stores

Various locations

BCLiquorStores.com

 

3. Swirl WInes

1185 Mainland

604-408-9463

SwirlWineStore.ca

 

BEST LOCAL BUSINESS

1. Bones Pet Stores

181 Smithe

604-559-2663

BonesPS.com

 

2. Amherst Funeral & Cremation Services

1209-207 West Hastings

604-831-3023

AmherstCremation.com

 

3. Opus Art Supplies

Various locations

OpusArtSupplies.com

 

BEST LOCAL GROCER

1. Nesters Market

Various locations

NestersMarket.com

 

2. Urban Fare

Various locations

UrbanFare.com

 

3. Choices Market

1202 Richards

604-633-2392

ChoicesMarkets.com

 

BEST LOCAL HAIR SALON

1. Bangtown Saloon

438 West Pender
604-682-7775

Bangtown.ca

 

T-2. Is. Salon

1260 Hamilton

604-569-4247

isSalon.ca

 

T-2. VCC Salon & Spa

250 West Pender

604-443-8334

VCC.ca

 

3. Barrette Salon

1318 Hornby

604-681-1797

BarretteSalon.com

 

BEST LOCAL SPECIALTY FOOD SHOP

1. Meinhardt Fine Foods

609 Granville

604-681-8175

MeinhardtFineFoods.com

 

T-2. Choices Market

1202 Richards

604-633-2392

ChoicesMarkets.com

 

T-2. Urban Fare

Various locations

UrbanFare.com

 

T-3. Pure Bread

159 West Hastings

604-563-8060

PureBread.ca

 

T-3. Save On Meats

43 West Hastings

604-569-3568

SaveOnMeats.ca

 

BEST PARK

1. Crab Park

101 West Waterfront

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/crab-park-at-portside-dog-park

 

2. David Lam Park

1300 Pacific

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

3. Andy Livingstone Park

89 Expo Boulevard

 

BEST PLACE TO WALK YOUR DOG

1. Seawall

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/seawall

 

2. Crab Park

101 West Waterfront

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/crab-park-at-portside-dog-park

 

3. David Lam Park

1300 Pacific

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

 

NEIGHBOURHOODS: EAST SIDE

 

BEST COMMUNITY CENTRE

1. Trout Lake Community Centre

3360 Victoria

604-257-6955

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

2. Mount Pleasant Community Centre

1 Kingsway

604-257-3080

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

3. Britannia Community Centre

1661 Napier

604-718-5800

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

BEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

1. Florence Nightingale Elementary

2740 Guelph

604-713-5290

Nightingale.VSB.bc.ca

 

T-2. Mount Pleasant Elementary School

2300 Guelph

604-713-4617

MountPleasant.VSB.bc.ca

 

T-2. Lord Strathcona Elementary

592 East Pender

604-713-4630

Strathcona.VSB.bc.ca/

 

T-3. Britannia Elementary

1110 Cotton

604-713-4497

Britannia-Elem.VSB.bc.ca

 

T-3. Tyee Elementary School

3525 Dumfries

604-713-4723

Tyee.VSB.bc.ca

 

BEST HIDDEN GEM

1. Jokes Please!

Thursdays @ Little Mountain Gallery

195 East 26th

LittleMountainGallery.ca

 

2. Le Marche St. George

4393 St. George

604-565-5107

MarcheStGeorge.com

 

3. Trout Lake/John Hendry Park

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

BEST LOCAL BEER/WINE STORE

1. Brewery Creek Liquor Store

3045 Main

604-872-3373

BreweryCreekLiquorStore.com

 

2. Liberty Wine Merchants

1622 Commercial

604-633-1922

LibertyWineMerchants.com

 

3. High Point Beer Wine Spirits

2769 East Hastings

605-638-1632

HighPointBWS.com

 

BEST LOCAL BUSINESS

1. Discover Dogs

701 Kingsway

778-228-7458

DiscoverDogs.ca

 

2. JQ Clothing

2120 Commercial

604-215-7833

JQClothing.com

 

T-3. Burdock & Co.

2702 Main

604-879-0077

BurdockAndCo.com

 

T-3. Strategies Games & Hobbies

3878 Main

604-872-6911

StrategiesGames.ca

 

BEST LOCAL GROCER

1. Donald’s Market

Various locations

DonaldsMarket.com

 

2. Santa Barbara Market

1322 Commercial

604-253-1941

 

3. Famous Foods

1595 Kingsway

604-872-3019

FamousFoods.ca

 

BEST LOCAL HAIR SALON

1. TRiM Hair Salon

3851 Main

604-876-2118

TRiMHairSalon.com

 

2. Kokopelli Salon and Body Lounge

2052 Commercial

604-253-6950

KokopelliSalon.ca

 

3. Beehive

3904 Fraser

604-709-9928

BeehiveHairLounge.ca

 

BEST LOCAL SPECIALTY FOOD SHOP

1. Santa Barbara Market

1322 Commercial

604-253-1941

 

2. Harvest Community Foods

243 Union

604-682-8851

HarvestUnion.ca

 

3. The Gourmet Warehouse

1340 East Hastings

604-253-3022

GourmetWarehouse.ca

 

BEST PARK

1. Trout Lake/John Hendry Park

3300 Victoria Drive

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

2. Dude Chilling (Guelph) Park

2390 Brunswick

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

3. Grandview Park

1657 Charles

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

BEST PLACE TO WALK YOUR DOG

1. Trout Lake/John Hendry Park

3300 Victoria Drive

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

2. Everett Crowley Park

8200 Kerr

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

3. New Brighton Park

3201 New Brighton

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

 

NEIGHBOURHOODS: WEST END

 

BEST COMMUNITY CENTRE

1. West End Community Centre

870 Denman

604-257-8333

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

2. Coal Harbour Community Centre

480 Broughton

604-718-8222

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

3. Vancouver Aquatic Centre

1050 Beach

604-665-3424

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

BEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

1. Lord Roberts Elementary

1100 Bidwell

604-713-5055

LordRoberts.VSB.bc.ca

 

2. Lord Roberts Annex

1150 Nelson

604-713-5495

VSB.bc.ca/Schools/Roberts-Annex

 

BEST HIDDEN GEM

1. Greenhorn Espresso Bar

994 Nicola

604-428-2912

GreenhornCafe.com

 

2. Adesso Bistro

1906 Haro

604-568-9975

AdessoBistro.net

 

3. Grotto Italian

1725 Davie

604-620-1998

GrottoItalian.ca

 

BEST LOCAL BEER/WINE STORE

1. Marquis Wine Cellars

1034 Davie

604-684-0445

Marquis-Wines.com

 

2. Denman Beer Wine and Spirits

1060 Denman

604-633-1863

DenmanLiquorStore.com

 

3. West End Liquor Store (Dover Arms)

961 Denman

604-689-3100

MyLiquorStore.ca

 

BEST LOCAL BUSINESS

1. India Bistro

1157 Davie

604-684-6342

IndiaBistro.ca

 

2. Ayoub’s Dried Fruits and Nuts

986 Denman

604-732-6887

Ayoubs.ca

 

3. Score on Davie

1262 Davie

604-632-1646

ScoreOnDavie.com

 

BEST LOCAL GROCER

1. Kin’s Farm Market

Various locations

KinsFarmMarket.com

 

2. Your Independent Grocer

1255 Davie

604-688-0911

YourIndependentGrocer.ca

 

3. Joe’s No Frills

1030 Denman

604-682-4331

NoFrills.ca

 

BEST LOCAL HAIR SALON

1. Axis Hair Salon

1386 West Pender

604-609-3535

AxisHairSalons.com

 

2. Volume Studio

1209 Bute

604-559-5977

VolumeStudio.ca

 

T-3. A Salon

1015 Burrard

604-697-5321

ASalon.ca

 

T-3. Sassy Hair Fashion

1196 Davie

604-681-4612

 

BEST LOCAL SPECIALTY FOOD SHOP

1. Tango’s Gourmet Meats

865 Denman

604-681-2121

TangosGourmetMeats.com

 

2. The Daily Catch Seafood Company

1059 Denman

604-221-4474

DailyCatchSeafood.com

 

3. Ayoub’s

986 Denman

604-732-6887

Ayoubs.ca

 

BEST PARK

1. Stanley Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park

 

2. Nelson Park

1030 Bute

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/nelson-park-dog-park

 

3. English Bay Beach

1700 Beach

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/english-bay-beach

 

BEST PLACE TO WALK YOUR DOG

1. Stanley Park

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/stanley-park

 

2. Seawall

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture/seawall

 

3. English Bay Beach

1700 Beach

Vancouver.ca/parks-recreation-culture/english-bay-beach

 

 

NEIGHBOURHOODS: WEST SIDE

 

BEST COMMUNITY CENTRE

1. Hillcrest Community Centre

4575 Clancy Loranger Way

604-257-8680

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

2. Kits Community Centre

2690 Larch

604-257-6976

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

3. False Creek Community Centre

1318 Cartwright

604-257-8195

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

BEST ELEMENTARY SCHOOL

1. Crofton House School

3200 West 41st

604-263-3255

CroftonHouse.ca

 

2. Queen Elizabeth Elementary

4102 West 16th

604-713-5408

QueenElizabeth.VSB.bc.ca

 

3. General Gordon Elementary

4102 West 16th

604-713-5403

GordonElementary.ca

 

BEST HIDDEN GEM

1. Wreck Beach

North West Marine, UBC

WreckBeach.org

 

2. CrossFit Empower

3321 Dunbar

778-873-4427

CrossFitEmpower.com

 

3. Laurel Street Land Bridge

North end of Laurel Street at West 6th

 

BEST LOCAL BEER/WINE STORE

1. Legacy Liquor Store

1633 Manitoba

604-331-7900

LegacyLiquorStore.com

 

2. Liberty Wines

4583 West 10th

604-224-8050

LibertyWineMerchants.com

 

3. Broadway International Wine Shop

2752 West Broadway

604-734-8543

BroadwayWineShop.ca

 

BEST LOCAL BUSINESS

1. CrossFit Empower

3321 Dunbar

778-873-4427

CrossFitEmpower.com

 

2. Travel Masters West Broadway

2678 West Broadway

604-659-4150

TravelMasters.ca

 

3. Aarm Dental

2180 Cambie

604-684-0224

Aarm-Dental.com

 

BEST LOCAL GROCER

1. Stong’s Market

4560 Dunbar

604-266-1401

Stongs.com

 

2. Choices Markets

Various locations

ChoicesMarkets.com

 

3. Greens Organic & Natural Market

1978 West Broadway

604-568-3079

GreensMarket.ca

 

BEST LOCAL HAIR SALON

1. Hype Hair Studio

2695 West 4th

604-732-4973

HypeHairStudio.com

 

2. Suki’s International

Various locations

Sukis.com

 

3. Aveda Tonic

2714 Granville

604-697-9227

TonicAveda.ca

 

 

BEST LOCAL SPECIALTY FOOD SHOP 

1. Meinhardt Fine Foods

3002 Granville

604-732-4405

MeinhardtFineFoods.com

 

2. South China Seas Trading

1689 Johnson

604-681-5402

SouthChinaSeas.ca

 

T-3. Parthenon Supermarket

3080 West Broadway

604-733-4191

ParthenonSupermarket.com

 

T-3. Les Amis Du Fromage

1752 West 2nd

604-732-4218

BuyCheese.com

 

BEST PARK

1. Queen Elizabeth Park

4600 Cambie

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

2. Pacific Spirit Park

5495 Chancellor

PacificSpiritParkSociety.org

 

3. Jericho Beach Park

3941 Point Grey

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

BEST PLACE TO WALK YOUR DOG

1. Pacific Spirit Park

5495 Chancellor

MetroVancouver.org

 

T-2. Jericho Beach Park

3941 Point Grey

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

T-2. Kitsilano Beach Park

1499 Arbutus

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

 

3. Hadden Park

1905 Ogden

Vancouver.ca/Parks-Recreation-Culture.aspx

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