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Readers' choices

These winners were selected by readers in an on-line survey conducted earlier this year.

Favourite Vancouver Canucks player

  1. Ryan Kesler
  2. Roberto Luongo
  3. Alex Burrows

Favourite B.C. Lions player

  1. Geroy Simon
  2. Travis Lulay
  3. Paris Jackson

Favourite Whitecaps player

  1. Jay DeMerit
  2. Eric Hassli
  3. Davide Chiumiento

Favourite Vancouver Canadians player

  1. Drew Permison
  2. Balbino Fuenmayor
  3. Shane Opitz

Best ice skate shop

  1. Cyclone Taylor Sports, Various locations
  2. Cheapskates, 3644 West 16th Avenue
  3. Larry's Sports, 2029 Lonsdale Avenue

Best skateboard shop

  1. PD's Hot Shop, 2868 W. 4th
  2. Antisocial Skateboard Shop, 2337 Main St
  3. The Boardroom, Various locations

Best ski/snowboard shop

  1. The Boardroom, Various locations
  2. Comor, 1980 Burrard Street
  3. Pacific Boarder, 1793 West 4th Avenue

Best sports apparel shop

  1. lululemon athletica, Various locations
  2. Mountain Equipment Co-op, 130 West Broadway
  3. Sport Chek, Various locations
  4. Atmosphere, Various locations

Best indoor climbing gym

  1. Cliffhanger Climbing Gyms, Various locations
  2. The Edge Climbing Centre, 2-1485 Welch Street
  3. Vertical Reality, 202–7728 128th Street

Best running club

  1. Running Room, Various locations
  2. Forerunners, 3502 West 4th Avenue
  3. Ladysport, 3545 West 4th Avenue

Best sporting goods store

  1. Mountain Equipment Co-op, 130 West Broadway
  2. Sport Chek, Various locations
  3. Running Room, Various locations
  4. Cyclone Taylor Sports, Various locations

Best used sporting goods store

  1. Sports Junkies, 102 West Broadway
  2. Cheapskates, 3644 West 16th Avenue
  3. The Sports Exchange, 2151 Burrard Street
  4. North Shore Sports Swap, 2021 Old Dollarton Road

Best kayak/canoe rental store

  1. Deep Cove Canoe & Kayak Centre, 2156 Banbury Road, North Vancouver
  2. Ecomarine Ocean Kayak Centre, 1668 Duranleau Street
  3. Mountain Equipment Co-op, 130 West Broadway

Best neighbourhood/community bike store

  1. Our Community Bikes, 3283 Main Street
  2. Bike Doctor, 137 West Broadway
  3. Bikes on the Drive, 1350 Commercial Drive

Best local casino

  1. River Rock Casino Resort, 8811 River Rd., Richmond
  2. Edgewater Casino, 311–750 Pacific Blvd. S.
  3. Grand Villa Casino

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.