® Best of Vancouver 2015

City LIfe winners

Best political party to represent you in Ottawa

  1. New Democratic Party
  2. Liberal Party of Canada
  3. Green Party of Canada

Year's dumbest political move

  1. OmTheBridge
  2. Transit plebiscite
  3. Bill C-51

Vancouver's claim to shame

  1. Stanley Cup riot
  2. Downtown Eastside
  3. High cost of housing

Best example of city planning

  1. Bike lanes and routes
  2. Olympic Village
  3. SkyTrain

Best local casino

  1. River Rock Casino, 8811 River Rd., Richmond
  2. Edgewater Casino, 760 Pacific Blvd. S
  3. Hard Rock Casino Vancouver, 2080 United Blvd., Coquitlam

Favourite Whitecaps player

  1. David Ousted
  2. Pedro Morales
  3. Octavio Rivero

Best new condo development

  1. Independent at Main
  2. The Spot on Cambie
  3. River District

Best indoor climbing gym

  1. Cliffhanger Vancouver, 670 Industrial Avenue
  2. Hive Bouldering Gym
  3. Edge Climbing Centre, 2–1485 Welch Street

Best running club

  1. Running Room
  2. Forerunners, 3502 West 4th Avenue
  3. Pacific Road Runners, False Creek Community Centre

Best snowboard shop

  1. Comor, 1766 West 4th Avenue
  2. Boardroom Snowboard Shop
  3. Pacific Boarder, 1793 West 4th Avenue

Best skateboard shop

  1. PD's Hot Shop, 3734 West 10th Avenue
  2. Antisocial Skateboard Shop, 2337 Main St
  3. Boardroom

Best sporting-goods store

  1. MEC, 130 W. Broadway
  2. Sport Chek
  3. Sports Junkies, 102 West Broadway

Best used-sporting-goods store

  1. Sports Junkies, 102 West Broadway
  2. Cheapskates, 3644 West 16th Avenue
  3. North Shore Sports Swap, 1433 Pemberton Avenue

Best kayak-canoe-rental store

  1. Deep Cove Kayak, 2156 Banbury Road
  2. MEC, 130 W. Broadway
  3. Ecomarine Paddlesport Centre