Stars of Vancouver is all about recognizing the best in business, service, entertainment and city offerings as voted by our readers. Although our life and business has changed since voting began, when times are tough it’s important to show the positives around us.
There’s a social media post going viral these days encouraging people to shop local when the time comes that our lives get back to (the new) normal. In the meantime, share reviews of your favourite businesses, buy gift cards or use their online or delivery services to help support them as we all navigate this unprecedented time.
For this year’s Stars of Vancouver feature, we also wanted to pick the brains of some of our winners and get them to tell us, and readers, their favourite things about Vancouver.
Second place in Funeral Home category
Assistant manager Gerry Haslett writes:
Favourite thing to do in Vancouver:
Walking the seawall
Favourite local restaurant:
Favourite street in the city?
Favourite local musician or band:
Favourite place for people watching:
Favourite Vancouver building:
Vancouver Convention Centre — I love the hanging globe
What’s the most underrated thing about living in Vancouver?
We don’t have to dress in layers in winter
What’s one thing you’d change about Vancouver if you could?
Too many bike lanes
What’s one thing you’d like everyone to shut up about in Vancouver?
You’ve been given $100, where are you spending it?
A restaurant with a view of the water — probably Cactus Club at English Bay or Coal Harbour
Favourite spot in the city to walk:
Mountain View Cemetery — a calm in the middle of the craziness — perfect for walking the dogs
Where’s one place you’d recommend in Vancouver that feels nothing like Vancouver?
Fraser River Park.