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Best local casino

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

Best place to make a bet

  1. Hastings Racecourse, Hastings Park
  2. River Rock Casino, 8811 River Rd., Richmond
  3. Edgewater Casino

Best criminal lawyer

  1. Cameron Ward
  2. Lewis Spencer
  3. Acumen Law Corporation

Best immigration lawyer

  1. Catherine Sas (Sas & Ing)
  2. Ryan Rosenberg (Larlee Rosenberg)
  3. Daniel McLeod

Best immigration consultant

  1. Sophie Yan (Top Consulting Group Inc.)
  2. Fred Li (FP Immigration & Associates)
  3. Sterling Immigration Ltd.

Best lawyer/notary when buying/selling real estate

  1. Jeremy Bohbot
  2. Alexander Ning
  3. David Watts

Best independent mortgage broker

  1. Birgit Holm (Mortgage Alliance)
  2. Michelle Byman (TMG The Mortgage Group Canada)
  3. Nicole Turcotte (Mortgage Alliance West)

Hip Bank or Credit Union

  1. Vancity
  2. Coast Capital
  3. BlueShore Financial

Best New Condo Development

  1. Vancouver House (Westbank)
  2. NAVÎO At The Creek (Concert)
  3. Ellsworth (Chard Development)

Best professional Photographer

  1. Randal Kurt Photography
  2. Julieth Fajardo Photography
  3. Ami Sanyal (Ambrosia Photography)

Best culinary school

  1. Vancouver Community College, 250 W. Pender
  2. Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts, 101-1505 W. 2nd
  3. LaSalle College Vancouver

Best new restaurant

  1. Botanist Restaurant, 1038 Canada Place
  2. St. Lawrence, 269 Powell Street
  3. The Arbor, 3941 Main

Best restaurant (chain)

  1. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations
  2. Earls Kitchen + Bar
  3. White Spot, Various locations

Best restaurant patio

  1. Tap & Barrel
  2. Cactus Club Cafe, Various locations
  3. Homer St. Cafe and Bar, 898 Homer St.

Best kid-friendly restaurant

  1. White Spot, Various locations
  2. Rocky Mountain Flatbread Co., Various locations
  3. McDonald's, Various locations

Most romantic restaurant

  1. Seasons in the Park, Queen Elizabeth Park (W. 33rd at Cambie)
  2. Le Crocodile, 100-909 Burrard
  3. Nightingale, 1017 W. Hastings

Most vegan-friendly

  1. The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th
  2. Meet, Various locations
  3. The Acorn, 3995 Main

Best all-day breakfast

  1. Yolk's Restaurant & Commissary
  2. Bon's Off Broadway, 2451 Nanaimo
  3. Denny's Restaurant, Various locations

Best brunch

  1. Café Medina, 780 Richards
  2. Yolk's Restaurant & Commissary
  3. Jam Cafe, 556 Beatty

Best bistro

  1. Tableau Bar Bistro, 1181 Melville
  2. Les Faux Bourgeois, 663 E. 15th
  3. Edible Canada, 1596 Johnston, Granville Island

Best barbecue

  1. The Yale Saloon, 1300 Granville
  2. Memphis Blues BBQ House
  3. Dixie's, 337 E. Hastings

Best brew pub

  1. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island
  2. Steamworks Brewing Co., 375 Water
  3. Big Rock Urban Brewery & Eatery, 310 W. 4th

Best brewery tasting room

  1. 33 Acres Brewing Company, 15 W. 8th
  2. Brassneck Brewery, 2148 Main Street
  3. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island

Best private beer store

  1. Brewery Creek Cold Beer & Wine Store
  2. Legacy Liquor Store, 1633 Manitoba
  3. Granville Liquor Store, 2658 Granville Street

Best local brewery

  1. Red Truck Beer Company, 295 E. 1st
  2. Granville Island Brewing, 1441 Cartwright St., Granville Island
  3. Brassneck Brewery, 2148 Main Street

Best B.C. wine/winery (white)

  1. JoieFarm Winery, 2825 Naramata Road, Naramata
  2. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver
  3. Quails' Gate, 3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna

Best B.C. wine/winery (red)

  1. Burrowing Owl Estate Winery, 500 Burrowing Owl Pl., Oliver
  2. Mission Hill Family Estate, 1730 Mission Hill Road, West Kelowna
  3. Quails' Gate, 3303 Boucherie Road, West Kelowna

Best local distillery

  1. Odd Society Spirits, 1725 Powell Street
  2. The Liberty Distillery, 1494 Old Bridge Rd., Granville Island
  3. Long Table Distillery, 1451 Hornby

Best sports bar

  1. Shark Club, Various locations
  2. Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery, 560 Smithe
  3. Library Square Public House, 300 W. Georgia

Best juice bar

  1. The Juice Truck, Various locations
  2. Glory Juice Co., Various locations
  3. Jugo Juice

Best wine bar

  1. UVA Wine & Cocktail Bar, 900 Seymour
  2. Salt Tasting Room, Various locations
  3. TWB - The Wine Bar

Best hotel bar/lounge

  1. The Lobby Lounge at the Fairmont Pacific Rim
  2. Opus Bar, 322 Davie St.
  3. 1927 Lobby Lounge at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia, 801 W. Georgia

Best place for cocktails

  1. The Keefer Bar, 135 Keefer
  2. The Blackbird Public House, 905 Dunsmuir
  3. Prohibition, 801 West Georgia Street

Best food truck

  1. Tacofino, Various locations
  2. Mom's Grilled Cheese, Mobile locations
  3. Japadog, Various locations

Best teahouse

  1. Secret Garden Tea Company, 2138 W. 40th
  2. DAVIDsTEA, Various locations
  3. Neverland Tea Salon, 3066 W. Broadway

Best bread bakery

  1. Terra Breads, Various locations
  2. Cobs Bread, Various locations
  3. purebread, 159 W. Hastings

Best pastry bakery

  1. Beaucoup Bakery & Café, 2150 Fir
  2. purebread, 159 W. Hastings
  3. Breka Bakery & Cafe

Best grocery store

  1. Choices Markets
  2. Urban Fare, Various locations
  3. Donald's Market

Best specialty grocery store

  1. Bosa Foods, Various locations
  2. The Gourmet Warehouse, 1340 E. Hastings
  3. SPUD.CA

Best organic-produce store

  1. Whole Foods Market, Various locations
  2. Choices Markets
  3. Organic Acres Market

Best place to pick up premade dinner

  1. Urban Fare, Various locations
  2. Whole Foods Market, Various locations
  3. Meinhardt Fine Foods, Various locations

Best specialty cheese store

  1. Les Amis du Fromage, Various locations
  2. Benton Brothers Fine Cheese, Various locations
  3. La Grotta del Formaggio, 1791 Commercial

Best butcher

  1. Market Meats, 2326 W. 4th
  2. Windsor Quality Meats, 4110 Main
  3. Jackson's Meats + Deli, 2214 West 4th Avenue

Best seafood store

  1. Granville Island Market
  2. Daily Catch Seafood Company
  3. 7 Seas

Best gelato

  1. Bella Gelateria, Various locations
  2. Amato Gelato Cafe/Mario's Gelati, 78 E. 1st
  3. Casa Gelato

Best frozen yogurt

  1. Menchie's Frozen Yogurt, Various locations
  2. Qoola Frozen Yogurt Bar, Various locations
  3. Yogen Früz

Best ice cream

  1. Earnest Ice Cream, Various locations
  2. Rain or Shine Homemade Ice Cream, Various locations
  3. Rooster's Ice Cream Bar, 1039 E. Broadway

Best local designer clothing store

  1. Devil May Wear
  2. Nicole Bridger, 14 Water Street
  3. Dish & DUER

Best shoe store (independent)

  1. John Fluevog Shoes, 837 Granville Street
  2. gravitypope, 2205 West 4th Avenue
  3. Umeboshi, 3638 Main Street

Best custom jewellery store

  1. Cavalier, 217 West Hastings Street
  2. Era Design, 1795 Venables Street
  3. Sonja Picard Collection

Best eyewear store

  1. Bruce Eyewear
  2. Durant Sessions
  3. Ollie Quinn

Best shopping mall

  1. Park Royal Shopping Centre
  2. Metropolis at Metrotown, 4700 Kingsway, Burnaby
  3. Pacific Centre, 701 W. Georgia

Best furniture store (independent)

  1. Moe's
  2. Inform Interiors, 50 Water Street
  3. Pallucci Furniture

Best antique/reproduction furniture store

  1. Attic Treasures and Mid Century Modern, 944 Commercial Drive
  2. Antique Market, 1324 Franklin Street
  3. TWR Interiors Vancouver

Best contemporary-furniture store

  1. INspiration Furniture, 1275 West 6th Avenue
  2. Briers Home Furnishings
  3. west elm

Best local home improvement store

  1. Home Hardware
  2. Windsor Plywood
  3. Kerrisdale Lumber

Best kitchenware store

  1. Ming Wo Cookware
  2. Gourmet Warehouse
  3. Cook Culture, Various locations

Best florist

  1. Flower Factory, 4285 Main
  2. Mayhew Sherwood Florist
  3. Celsia Floral

Best gift shop

  1. Obsessions Retail
  2. Bird on a Wire Creations, 2535 Main Street
  3. Walrus, 3408 Cambie Street

Best record/vinyl store

  1. Red Cat Records, 4332 Main
  2. Zulu Records, 1972 West 4th Avenue
  3. Neptoon Records, 3561 Main

Best local toy store

  1. The Granville Island Toy Company
  2. Kaboodles Toy Store
  3. Dilly Dally Toys & Delights, 1161 Commercial Drive

Best sex-toy store

  1. Womyns' Ware, 896 Commercial Drive
  2. Honey Gifts
  3. The Art Of Loving, 369 W. Broadway

Best fetishwear store

  1. Deadly Couture, 317 Cambie Street
  2. Womyns' Ware, 896 Commercial Drive
  3. Honey Gifts

Best tattoo studio

  1. Adrenaline Vancity
  2. Gastown Tattoo Parlour, 105 W. Cordova
  3. Liquid Amber Tattoo and Art Collective

Best cellphone service provider

  1. Telus Mobility
  2. Fido
  3. Rogers Wireless

Best ski shop

  1. Comor – Go Play Outside, 1766 West 4th Avenue
  2. Destination Slope & Surf Outfitters
  3. North Shore Ski and Board

Best sports apparel shop

  1. Arc'teryx
  2. RYU
  3. Lululemon

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
  4. Play It Again Sports Surrey, 15355 24th Ave., Surrey

Best local bike store (chain)

  1. Cap's Cycle
  2. MEC
  3. Denman Bikes

Best scooter dealer

  1. Motorino, 336 West 2nd Avenue
  2. Vespa Metro
  3. Daytona Motorsports

Best motorcycle dealer

  1. Carter Honda Motorsports
  2. International Motosports
  3. Vancouver BMW Ducati, 3061 Grandview Highway

Best hybrid car

  1. Toyota Prius
  2. Ford Fusion Hybrid
  3. Mercedes-Benz car2go

Best new-car dealer

  1. Brian Jessel BMW, 2311 Boundary Road
  2. Carter Honda, 2390 Burrard Street
  3. MCL Motor Cars

Best used car dealer

  1. Autoform
  2. Lucky 8 Auto Sales
  3. Blue Star Motors

Best auto service (independent)

  1. Pawlik Automotive Repair
  2. Lee's Transmissions
  3. Tremblay Motors, 1505 West 3rd Avenue

Best auto-body repair shop

  1. Craftsman Collision
  2. Colorworks
  3. Boyd Autobody and Glass
  4. Korva World Class Collision

Best local moving and storage company

  1. Crown Mountain Movers
  2. Bekins Moving & Storage
  3. East Van Moving, 1192 East Hastings Street

Best home cleaning service

  1. AspenClean
  2. Sweet & Tidy
  3. Life Maid Easy Home Cleaning Service

Best funeral home

  1. Amherst Funeral and Cremation Services, 1209–207 West Hastings Street
  2. Valley View Funeral Home & Cemetery
  3. Kearney Funeral Services

Best local street/community festival

  1. West 4th Khatsahlano Street Party
  2. Car Free Day
  3. Italian Day on the Drive

Best improv troupe or company

  1. Vancouver TheatreSports League (The Improv Centre)
  2. The Sunday Service Improv (Fox Cabaret)
  3. The Fictionals Comedy Company (Various locations)

Best local classical vocal ensemble

  1. Chor Leoni Men's Choir
  2. Vancouver Bach Choir
  3. Vancouver Cantata Singers

Best local modelling/talent agency

  1. Trisko Talent Management Inc
  2. Argent Talent Management
  3. LizBell Agency, 202-1477 W. Pender

Best local band (unsigned)

  1. The Boom Booms
  2. Redrick Sultan
  3. Two Apple Tobacco

Best independent label

  1. 604 Records/Light Organ Records
  2. Mint Records
  3. Groundwerk Recordings

Best dance/DJ club

  1. Celebrities Nightclub, 1022 Davie
  2. Venue, 881 Granville
  3. Fortune Sound Club, 147 E. Pender

Best nightclub

  1. Bar None
  2. The Roxy Cabaret, 932 Granville
  3. Caprice Nightclub, 967 Granville

Best place for karaoke

  1. Funky Winker Beans, 37 W. Hastings
  2. Fantacity, 1133 Robson Street
  3. Numbers Cabaret, 1042 Davie

Best lesbian club event/bar

  1. Hershe Bar
  2. Pumpjack Pub, 1167 Davie
  3. The Odyssey

Best strip club

  1. Brandi's Exotic Show Lounge, 595 Hornby Street
  2. No. 5 Orange, 205 Main Street
  3. Penthouse, 1019 Seymour Street

Best indoor-climbing gym

  1. The Hive
  2. Laserdome Plus
  3. Cliffhanger Vancouver, 670 Industrial Avenue

Best Running Club

  1. Running Room
  2. Vancouver Running Company
  3. Forerunners

Best Sports adventure centre

  1. Richmond Olympic Oval, 6111 River Road
  2. Origins Parkour
  3. Squamish Adventure Centre, 101–38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish

Best running race

  1. BMO Vancouver Marathon
  2. SeaWheeze Half Marathon
  3. Scotiabank Vancouver Half Marathon & 5K

Best spin studio

  1. Eastwood Cycle Sanctuary
  2. Ride Cycle Club, 881 Hamilton Street
  3. Spin Society Cycling Studio

Best Pilates Studio

  1. Pacific Spirit Pilates
  2. Treloar Physiotherapy Pilates Studio
  3. Line5 Pilates Studio

Best Dance Studio

  1. iDance Vancouver
  2. Harbour Dance Centre, 927 Granville, 3rd floor
  3. Ballet Lounge

Best Gym

  1. Ron Zalko Fitness & Yoga
  2. Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club
  3. Innovative Fitness

Best chiropractor

  1. The Powerhouse Chiropractic
  2. Dr. Dominic Chan
  3. Dr. Gordon Gertz

Best acupuncturist

  1. Acubalance Wellness Centre, 250–828 West 8th Avenue
  2. Yinstill Reproductive Wellness, 3523 Main Street
  3. Glow Acupuncture and Wellness Center

Best integrated-health clinic

  1. Qi Integrated Health, 1764 West 7th Avenue
  2. Peakform Wellness
  3. Yinstill Reproductive Wellness, 3523 Main Street

Best naturopathic clinic

  1. Acubalance Wellness Centre, 250–828 West 8th Avenue
  2. Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic
  3. Yinstill Reproductive Wellness, 3523 Main Street

Best herbal clinic

  1. Finlandia Natural Pharmacy , 1111 West Broadway
  2. Greenleaf Acupuncture & Herb Clinic, 1455-409 Granville
  3. Alchemy & Elixir

Best medical cannabis dispensary

  1. Eden Medicinal Society
  2. WestCanna Medicinal Cannabis Dispensary
  3. The Herb & Co

Dispensary most knowledgeable for medicinal use of cannabis

  1. The Village Dispensary
  2. Canna Clinic
  3. Buddha Barn

Best addiction recovery centre

  1. Edgewood Health Network, 1525 West 7th Avenue
  2. Orchard Recovery Center, 811 Grafton Road
  3. Jericho Counselling

Best Natural Pharmacy

  1. Finlandia Pharmacy & Natural Health Centre, 1111 West Broadway
  2. Pure Integrative Pharmacy
  3. Kripps

Best fertility clinic

  1. Olive Fertility Centre, 300-555 W. 12th
  2. Pacific Center for Reproductive Medicine
  3. Genesis Fertility Centre, 300–1367 West Broadway

Best medical clinic

  1. Khatsahlano Medical Clinics, 2685 West Broadway
  2. Vital Health
  3. Pacific Medical Clinic

Best laser eye centre

  1. Pacific Laser Eye Centre, 1401 West Broadway, 5th floor
  2. London Eye Centre, 918 12th Street, New Westminster
  3. Lasik MD, 101-1281 West Georgia Street

Best Optometrist

  1. Mount Pleasant Optometry Centre
  2. Vida Eyecare
  3. Performance Vision Eye Care

Best hearing-aid clinic

  1. Precision Hearing Clinic
  2. Connect Hearing
  3. Crystal Hearing Centre

Best place for cosmetic surgery

  1. Skinworks, 3578 West 41st Avenue
  2. SKINLIFE
  3. Cambie Surgery Centre

Best place for a nonsurgical makeover

  1. Skinworks Dermapure, 3568 W 41st Ave
  2. Project Skin MD
  3. CüR Laser and Skin

Best laser hair-removal centre

  1. Arbutus Laser Centre
  2. Ideal Image
  3. Dermal Laser Centres

Best barbershop

  1. Barber & Co
  2. Robson Barbers
  3. JD's Barber Shop

Best hair salon

  1. Suki's
  2. Stone Fox Hair
  3. Hype Hair Studio, 2695 West 4th Avenue

Best spa (independent)

  1. Le Petit Spa, 4-3701 West Broadway
  2. Pink Lime Salon & Spa
  3. Beverly's the Spa on 4th, 2185 West 4th Avenue

Best non-Internet dating-service company

  1. Executive Search Dating, 107-1529 West 6th Avenue
  2. It’s Just Lunch, 323–409 Granville Street
  3. Match-works Matchmaking

Best pet supply store

  1. Bosley's by PetValu
  2. Tisol Nutrition & Supply Stores
  3. Bones Pet Stores

Best animal hospital

  1. Anderson Animal Hospital
  2. Cypress St. Animal Hospital
  3. Granville Island Veterinary Hospital, 1635 West 4th Avenue

Best doggie daycare/boarding facility

  1. The Urban Puppy Shop
  2. Rex Dog Hotel + Spa
  3. Release the Hounds, 194-3381 Cambie

Best pet grooming/pet spa

  1. Pawsh Dog Spa + Boutique, 80 Smithe Street
  2. Spa Dog Organic Dog Spa, 3471 Commercial Street
  3. Pet Shop Boys, 3080 Cambie Street

Best boutique hotel–Metro Vancouver

  1. Loden Hotel, 1177 Melville Street
  2. Opus Hotel
  3. Wedgewood Hotel & Spa, 845 Hornby Street

Best winter destination

  1. Whistler, 4545 Blackcomb Way, Whistler
  2. Big White
  3. Sun Peaks

Best out-of-town spa getaway

  1. Scandinave Spa Whistler, 8010 Mons Road, Whistler
  2. Sparkling Hill Resort, 888 Sparkling Place, Vernon
  3. Harrison Hot Springs Resort, 100 Esplanade Avenue

Best resort/hotel–Okanagan

  1. Sparkling Hill Resort, 888 Sparkling Place, Vernon
  2. Delta Hotels by Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort
  3. Watermark Beach Resort, 15 Park Place, Osoyoos

Best resort/hotel–Gulf Islands

  1. Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa
  2. Poets Cove Resort & Spa, 9801 Spalding Road
  3. Hastings House Country House Hotel, 160 Upper Ganges Road

Best B.C. golf resort

  1. Predator Ridge Resort, 301 Village Centre Place
  2. Furry Creek Golf & Country Club, 150 Country Club Road, Furry Creek
  3. Bear Mountain Resort, 1999 Country Club Way
  4. Whistler Golf Club, 4001 Whistler Way, Whistler

Best local travel agency

  1. Flight Centre, Various locations
  2. Travel Best Bets
  3. Marlin Travel Hornby Street

Best B.C. wilderness resort

  1. West Coast Wilderness Lodge, 6649 Maple Road
  2. Clayoquot Wilderness Resort
  3. Wilderness Resort and Retreat

Best adventure-tour company

  1. G Adventures, 109-1965 W. 4th
  2. Canadian Outback Adventures & Events, 332 Esplanade East
  3. Canadian Wilderness Adventures