2012 People’s Choice Awards Winners: Vancouver & the Lower Mainland

Introducing the 2012 People's Choice Awards winners from Vancouver and the Lower Mainland!

BC’s Best Vancouver and the Lower Mainland Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural People’s Choice Awards in the Vancouver & Lower Mainland region!

It’s no secret that Vancouver and the Lower Mainland are brimming with incredible places to see, do and try.

The winners of this year’s BC’s Best People’s Choice Awards beat out some very stiff competition – each nominee was truly deserving of the title “BC’s Best”!

Best Cafe

Winner: Caffe Artigiano, Vancouver (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Bean Around the World, Vancouver

2nd Runner Up: JJ Bean Coffee Roasters, Vancouver (Various Locations)

Best Patio

Winner: The Boathouse Restaurant, Vancouver (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Bridges Restaurant, Vancouver

2nd Runner Up: Reflections (Rosewood Hotel Georgia), Vancouver

Best Breakfast/Brunch

Winner: Sophie's Cosmic Café, Vancouver

1st Runner Up: Medina Café, Vancouver

2nd Runner Up: IHOP (Various Locations)

Best Restaurant

Winner: Vij's Restaurant, Vancouver

1st Runner Up: Raincity Grill, Vancouver

2nd Runner Up: Yew Restaurant + Bar, Vancouver

Best Desserts

Winner: Thomas Haas Chocolates & Patisserie, Vancouver (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Original Cupcakes by heather & lori, Vancouver (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: Sweet Revenge Patisserie, Vancouver

Best Grocery Store

Winner: Whole Foods Market, Vancouver (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Real Canadian Superstore (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: Urban Fare, Vancouver (Various Locations)

Best Health Food Store

Winner: Whole Foods Market, Vancouver (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Choices Markets (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: Greens Organic + Natural Market, Vancouver

Best Spa

Winner: Absolute Spa (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Spa Utopia Health and Wellness Center (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: Sense, A Rosewood Spa, Vancouver

Best Fitness Centre

Winner: Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Club16 Trevor Linden Fitness (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: Level 10 Fitness & Physiotherapy, Vancouver

Best Sports Store

Winner: Mountain Equipment Co-op, Vancouver

1st Runner Up: Sport Chek (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: Atmosphere (Various Locations)

Best Home Decor Store

Winner: IKEA (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: HomeSense (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: JYSK (Various Locations)

Best Hardware Store

Winner: The Home Depot (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Home Hardware (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: RONA (Various Locations)

Best Gardening Store

Winner: Art Knapp Plantland & Florist (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: GardenWorks (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: The Prickly Pear Garden Centre, Steveston

Best Park/Public Garden

Winner: Stanley Park, Vancouver

1st Runner Up: Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver

2nd Runner Up: VanDusen Botanical Garden, Vancouver

Best Tourist Attraction

Winner: Stanley Park, Vancouver

1st Runner Up: Vancouver Aquarium, Vancouver

2nd Runner Up: Grouse Mountain, Vancouver

Best Accommodation

Winner: Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver

1st Runner Up: Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver

2nd Runner Up: Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver

Best Camp Site

Winner: Cultus Lake Provincial Park, Fraser Valley

1st Runner Up: Golden Ears Provincial Park, North Fraser Valley

2nd Runner Up: Cat Lake, Squamish

Best Golf Course

Winner: University Golf Club, Vancouver

1st Runner Up: Furry Creek Golf & Country Club, Furry Creek

2nd Runner Up: Mayfair Lakes Golf & Country Club, Richmond

Best Bar/Pub

Winner: Yaletown Brewing Company, Vancouver

1st Runner Up: The Irish Heather, Vancouver

2nd Runner Up: Layback Lounge, Harrison Hot Springs

Best Live Music Venue

Winner: Commodore Ballroom, Vancouver

1st Runner Up: Orpheum Theatre, Vancouver

2nd Runner Up: Deer Lake Park, Burnaby

Best Local Festival

Winner: Celebration of Light, Vancouver

1st Runner Up: Vancouver International Jazz Festival, Vancouver

2nd Runner Up: Bard on the Beach Shakespeare Festival, Vancouver

Best Hair Salon

Winner: Suki's International (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Hype Hair Studio, Vancouver

2nd Runner Up: Zennkai (Various Locations)

Best Clothing Store

Winner: The Bay (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Spank (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: Front and Company, Vancouver

Best Beauty Store

Winner: Sephora (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: MAC Cosmetics (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: EGO Aveda Lifestyle Salon, Vancouver

Best Local Media Personality

Winner: Tamara Taggart, CTV

1st Runner Up: Squire Barnes, Global BC

2nd Runner Up: Chris Gailus, Global BC

More winners from across BC!

Check out more winners from the other parts of BC:

Vancouver Island

The Interior Region (BC Rockies & the Okanagan)

Northern BC & Cariboo Chilcotin Coast