It's been months in the making, and it's finally here: the Georgia Straight's 16th annual Best of Vancouver issue.

For this issue, we were helped enormously by our readers, who completed more than 10,000 online ballots to tell us everything from their favourite politician to the best place to buy cheap drinks. There are over 250 readers’ choice categories, dealing with a vast number of topics.

The people have spoken. Now it’s time to enjoy the results.


2011 Best of Vancouver Archive

Our contributors' picks

The Straight's editorial team spent months on the lookout for good deeds, weird urban details, and various howlers to highlight. Here's what they picked.

In these feature, you will meet feral punks, mysterious electro-enigmas, hardcore lunatics, and purveyors of everything ranging from chiaroscuro Americana to garage rock to sweet...


The neighbourhood reinvents itself again with indie faves and monied residents.

More Best of Vancouver Features

We spoke to a few of Vancouver's long-term servers to find out what they like best about their jobs. (Hint: it's all about the people.)
As years go for big sporting events in Vancouver, 2011 will have been one of the best ever.
What makes the 125 Legacy Books particularly fascinating is that they offer a Vancouver that might have been, along with suggestions for what our city might eventually become.
Getting a taste of art and culture doesn’t have to come with a hit to your pocketbook.
Lynn Canyon Park, Kensington Park, and Maplewood Flats are just some of the best places to walk, play, and explore in the Lower Mainland.
For close to a decade, Rev. Steven Epperson has served as minister of the Unitarian Church of Vancouver.

2011 Photos and Videos

Winners Photos

Best of Vancouver Winners' Group Photo

Winners Breakfast

Best of Vancouver Winners' Breakfast

16th annual Best of Vancouver awards breakfast

Video: 16th annual Best of Vancouver awards breakfast

The Georgia Straight's 16th annual Best of Vancouver awards breakfast was held at the Salt Building, September 22, 2011
Best of Vancouver 2011 Contributors Highlights

Photos: Contributors' highlights

Sometimes the best is simply the best. Elsewhere, it’s the funniest. Or the tastiest. Or the rudest. Or the most outrageous. Here's the best of Vancouver in pictures.