2012 People’s Choice Awards Winners: The Interior Region

Introducing the 2012 People's Choice Awards winners from the Interior Region!

BC’s Best Interior Region Winners

Congratulations to the winners of the inaugural People’s Choice Awards in the Interior region!

Discover the best-kept secrets of the Okanagan and the Rockies!

This year's winners, as voted by you, have been decided. The quality in this field was incredibly high, so it goes to show just how special the winners are. If you're passing through the Okanagan or the Rockies, every winner should be on your must-see list.

Best Cafe

Winner: The Marmalade Cat Cafe, Kelowna

1st Runner Up: Bluebelle Bistro & Beanery, Kaslo

2nd Runner Up: The Art We Are, Kamloops

Best Patio

Winner: Gray Monk Estate Winery, Okanagan Centre

1st Runner Up: NK'MIP Cellars, Osoyoos

2nd Runner Up: 19 Okanagan Grill + Bar, Kelowna

Best Breakfast/Brunch

Winner: Blind Angler Grill, Peachland

1st Runner Up: Hello Toast, Kamloops

2nd Runner Up: Amsterdam Restaurant, Kamloops

Best Restaurant

Winner: Dorian Greek House Restaurant, Kamloops

1st Runner Up: Table 24, Salmon Arm

2nd Runner Up: Bouchons Bistro, Kelowna

Best Desserts

Winner: Sweet Caroline's Bakery, Vernon

1st Runner Up: The Cake Box Bakery, Summerland

2nd Runner Up: Wouda's Bakery, Penticton

Best Grocery Store

Winner: Choices Markets, Kelowna

1st Runner Up: Safeway (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: Cooper's Foods (Various Locations)

Best Health Food Store

Winner: Nature's Fare Markets (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Choices Markets, Kelowna

2nd Runner Up: Kootenay Co-op, Nelson

Best Spa

Winner: Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon

1st Runner Up: Solstice Spa, Osoyoos

2nd Runner Up: La Dolcevita Day Spa, Kamloops

Best Fitness Centre

Winner: Curves (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Let's Move Studio, Kamloops

2nd Runner Up: Peachland Fitness Club, Peachland

Best Sports Store

Winner: Valhalla Pure Outfitters (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Sport Chek (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: Sun Valley Source For Sports, Vernon

Best Home Decor Store

Winner: HomeSense (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Willow Home Gallery, Kaslo

2nd Runner Up: Casa Décor Home Furnishings, Kamloops

Best Hardware Store

Winner: Home Hardware (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Home Depot (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: Fisher's Hardware, Vernon

Best Gardening Store

Winner: Art Knapp's (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Swan Lake Nurseryland, Vernon

2nd Runner Up: Dogwood Nursery, Kelowna

Best Park/Public Garden

Winner: Okanagan Lake Provincial Park

1st Runner Up: Ellison Provincial Park, Vernon

2nd Runner Up: BC Wildlife Park, Kamloops

Best Tourist Attraction

Winner: Mission Hill Winery, Kelowna

1st Runner Up: Wells Gray Park, Clearwater

2nd Runner Up: Big White Ski Resort, Kelowna

Best Accommodation

Winner: Sparkling Hill Resort, Vernon

1st Runner Up: The Grand Okanagan, Kelowna

2nd Runner Up: Manteo Resort, Kelowna

Best Camp Site

Winner: Bear Creek Provincial Park, Okanagan Lake

1st Runner Up: NK'MIP Campground & RV Park, Osoyoos

2nd Runner Up: Salmon Arm Camping Resort, Salmon Arm

Best Golf Course

Winner: Predator Ridge Golf Resort Community, Vernon

1st Runner Up: Gallagher's Canyon Golf & Country Club, Kelowna

2nd Runner Up: Tobiano Golf, Kamloops

Best Bar/Pub

Winner: Sir Winston's Pub, Vernon

1st Runner Up: Duffy's Pub, Kamloops

2nd Runner Up: Barley Station Brew Pub Restaurant, Salmon Arm

Best Live Music Venue

Winner: The Royal on Baker, Nelson

1st Runner Up: Kelowna Community Theatre, Kelowna

2nd Runner Up: Miyazaki House, Lillooet

Best Local Festival

Winner: Okanagan Wine Festival

1st Runner Up: Roots & Blues Festival, Salmon Arm

2nd Runner Up: Kaslo Jazz Festival, Kaslo

Best Hair Salon

Winner: Mod Salon, Kelowna

1st Runner Up: Impressions Hair and Esthetics, Vernon

2nd Runner Up: Changes Hair Studio & Spa, Kamloops

Best Clothing Store

Winner: Winners (Various Locations)

1st Runner Up: Still Eagle Planetary Persuasions, Nelson

2nd Runner Up: Plum, Kelowna

Best Beauty Store

Winner: Sephora, Kelowna

1st Runner Up: Shopper's Drug Mart (Various Locations)

2nd Runner Up: Changes Hair Studio & Spa, Kamloops

Best Local Media Personality

Winner: Betty Selin, Sun FM

1st Runner Up: Mark Jeffries, EZ Rock

2nd Runner Up: Toby Tannas, CHBC News

More winners from across BC!

Check out more winners from the other parts of BC:

Vancouver & the Lower Mainland

Vancouver Island

Northern BC & Cariboo Chilcotin Coast