We're pleased to present the winners in our first annual People's Choice awards. Of course, the real winners are the British Columbians who get to enjoy these incredible businesses and services every day

Thanks to you, our first annual BC's Best People's Choice Awards were a huge success. All over BC, readers chimed in with kudos for their favourite local gems, and thousands of votes flooded in from people all over the province eager to root for their local business and share the best their hometown has to offer.

To thank you for your efforts, we've drawn a winner in our $1000 prize draw for a gift certificate to shop at JYSK. Carla Harman of Ladysmith, BC, is our lucky winner. Congrats, and thanks to everyone who participated.

The results of your votes are in and confirm one thing we already know: BC is replete with a stunningly diverse array of options when it comes to seeing, doing and trying fun and delicious things. Whether we're enjoying a scrumptious meal at Vancouver's Best Restaurant (Vij's), camping out at Bear Creek Provincial Park in the Okanagan Lake district (Best Park/Public Garden) or pampering ourselves at Parksville's Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort & Spa (Vancouver Island's Best Spa), we're making the most of the wonderful west coast lifestyle.

So, without further ado, here is the complete list of winners and runners up around BC:

Vancouver & Lower Mainland
Vancouver Island
Interior BC

Northern BC