Best of Vancouver 2013

Comments 6 by Rebecca Bollwitt

The Georgia Straight has released their 18th annual Best of Vancouver survey results and I am very honoured to be included among the list again this year.

Best of Vancouver 2013
Voted #1 Best Local Blog (tie with Vancouver is Awesome)
Voted #1 Best Local Twitterer (4th year in a row)

The Straight’s Best of Vancouver issue is always highly-anticipated, not only because it showcases local businesses, services, and personalities, but it’s also a fantastic resource throughout the year. They have so many listings that you can visit all of the top restaurants (in various categories), the top spas, find a local podcast, or plan a Vancouver Island getaway. Here are a few of the winners:

Media, Arts, Culture
Best local TV news anchor(s): Chris Gailus (Global)
Best local cable show: Breakfast Television
Best afternoon radio host(s): Stephen Quinn (CBC Radio 1)
Best dance company: Ballet B.C.
Best live music venue: Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville
Food and Drink
Best restaurant (fine dining): Hawksworth Restaurant, 801 W. Georgia
Best patio: Dockside Restaurant, 1253 Johnston Street
Best kid-friendly restaurant: White Spot, Various locations
Best late night takeout: The Naam Restaurant, 2724 W. 4th
Best shoe store (independent): gravitypope, 2205 West 4th Avenue
Best local designer clothing store: Nicole Bridger, 2151 West 4th Avenue
Best spa (independent): Linda’s Urban Spa, 1888 West 1st Avenue
Best scooter dealer: Vespa Metro Vancouver, 590 Clark Drive
Best car-share service: car2go
Best florist: The Flower Factory, 3604 Main
Best kitchenware store: Ming Wo Cookware, Various locations
Mind, Body, Soul
Best yoga studio: YYoga, Various locations
Best dance studio: Harbour Dance Centre, 927 Granville, 3rd floor
Best weekend getaway: Whistler
Best Interior destination: Kelowna
Best hotel (Metro Vancouver): Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place
Best out-of-town spa getaway: Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa
Best B.C. wilderness resort: West Coast Wilderness Lodge, 6649 Maple Road, Egmont
City Life
Best community centre: Mount Pleasant Community Centre, 1 Kingsway
Local hero: Trevor Linden
Best neighbourhood: Kitsilano
Best neighbourhood/community bike store: Our Community Bikes, 3283 Main Street

There are hundreds of more listings and you can find them all online and be sure to pick up your paper copy around town this week.

Thank You!

I sincerely appreciate all of the engagement and encouragement from my readers, from social media shares and comments, to feedback and event listings. I have loved writing over 5,600 posts over the last 9 years and I have no plan to stop any time soon. Thank you very much for following my adventures into Vancouver’s past, present, future, and even over to Iowa when I visit John’s family.

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6 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. DavidWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 10:39am PDT

    Hey hey! I get to be first to congratulate you (at least via the comments). Congrats, Again!!

  2. Rebecca Bollwitt, Miss604 Rebecca BollwittWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 10:41am PDT

    Thanks David!

  3. Lori-Airbnb SuperhostWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 11:02am PDT

    Congratulations to Miss604 and all the winners!

  4. Brian WawryshynWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 12:33pm PDT

    Congratulations Rebecca. For years you have certainly been an inspiration to me in my bogging and social media endeavors. Truly a leader among us all.

  5. Beth BollwittWednesday, September 18th, 2013 — 1:37pm PDT

    What is a perfect fit for my techno brother? A socially techno sister-in-law

  6. johnFriday, September 20th, 2013 — 2:37pm PDT

    pet peeves? how about rude bus drivers? or drivers that pass the stop pointing behind them to nothing.. or I want the #7 but he goes by pointing behind him to the #14 no jerkoff I wanted the #7 or how about waiting at a stop for a #20 for 35mins while 14s and 16s go by over and over? what is with you translink? gone stupid? your not gonna win any transit awards ever again.

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