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Here are your 2024 Stars of Vancouver winners

The votes are in! Here are all the winners of Rejournalonline's 2024 Stars of Vancouver readers' choice awards.
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Showcasing the most awesome businesses and services the city has to offer, V.I.A.'s Stars of Vancouver is our chance to put the spotlight on everything that makes our city shine.

From the best place to buy a bridal gown to the city's top spots for a burger or brews, over the past few weeks, Rejournalonline readers had the chance to cast their votes in our annual readers' choice awards.

Showcasing the most awesome businesses and services the city has to offer, V.I.A.'s Stars of Vancouver is our chance to put the spotlight on everything that makes our city shine.

This year, V.I.A.'s Stars of Vancouver had a record number of votes cast in a broad range of categories. You let us know your favourite neighbourhood (Kitsilano), your go-to for Greek food (The Greek), and where you like to stroll on a rainy day (Granville Island). You've given us the scoop on who's got the best scoops (Earnest Ice Cream) and super spin classes (Spin Studio) and so many more, from wellness to public art to pet care.

All of these were nominated and voted on by our readers, so this truly reflects what locals love most in Vancouver. Thank you so much for taking the time to cast your ballots.

We hope you can continue to support these truly awesome Vancouver businesses.

Lindsay William-Ross

Editor-in-Chief, Rejournalonline

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2024 WINNERS

EVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT

ART GALLERY
1. Vancouver Art Gallery
2. Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art
3. Hill's Native Art Gallery

DANCE STUDIO
1. Harbour Dance Centre
2. iDance Vancouver
3. Goh Ballet

NEIGHBOURHOOD
1. Kitsilano
2. Commercial Drive
3. Yaletown

PERFORMING ART VENUE
1. Queen Elizabeth Theatre
2. The Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts
3. Pal Studio Theatre

TOURIST ATTRACTION
1. Stanley Park
2. Granville Island
3. Pacific Spirit Regional Park

PUBLIC ART
1. Vancouver Olympic Cauldron
2. A-maze-ing Laughter
3. The #Kitswing Mural

BEST TV SERIES
1. Poker Face
2. Riverdale
3. Ted Lasso / Succession (tie)

FOOD & DRINK

BAKERY
1. Purebread
2. Breka Bakery & Café
3. COBS Bread

BRUNCH
1. Medina Cafe
2. Yolks
3. Jam Cafe

BURGER
1. Burger Heaven
2. Romer's Burger Bar
3. Vera's Burger Shack

CHINESE RESTAURANT
1. Peaceful Restaurant
2. Sandy La Chinese Restaurant
3. Szechuan Chili Restaurant

COFFEE SHOP
1.JJ Bean Coffee Roasters
2. 49th Parallel Coffee Roasters
3. Bean Around the World Coffees

CRAFT BREWERY
1. Yellow Dog Brewing
2. 33 Acres Brewing Company
3. Granville Island Brewing

DESSERT
1. Thierry Chocolates
2. True Confections
3. Thomas Haas

FINE DINING
1. Five Sails Restaurant
2. Hawksworth Restaurant
3. Seasons in the Park

FOOD DELIVERY SERVICE
1. DoorDash
2. Uber Eats
3. SkipTheDishes

FOOD TRUCK
1. Japadog
2. Chickpea
3. Tacofino

GREEK RESTAURANT
1. The Greek by Anatoli
2. Stepho's Souvlaki Greek Taverna
3. Maria's Taverna

ICE CREAM/GELATO
1. Earnest Ice Cream
2. Rain or Shine Ice Cream
3. Dolce Amore

INDIAN/ SOUTH ASIAN RESTAURANT
1. Sula Indian Restaurant
2. Vij's
3. Agra Tandoori Restaurant

ITALIAN RESTAURANT
1. Ask for Luigi
2. Pepino's
3. Cioppino's Mediterranean Grill

JAPANESE RESTAURANT
1. Applause Sushi
2. Miku
3. Minami

KOREAN BBQ RESTAURANT
1. Kook Korean BBQ
2. Chosun Korean BBQ
3. SURA Korean BBQ

LATE NIGHT EATS
1. Denny's
2. Lucy's Eastside Diner
3. McDonald's

MIDDLE EASTERN RESTAURANT
1. East is East
2. Nuba
3. Jamjar Canteen

NEWER RESTAURANT
1. Alimentaria Mexicana and Chupito (tied)
2. Giovane Caffè

PATIO
1. Joe Fortes
2. Tap & Barrel
3. Mahony's Tavern

PIZZA
1. Via Tevere Pizzeria
2. Pizza Garden
3. La Ruota Pizzeria

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT
1. Joe Fortes
2. Rodney's Oyster House
3. Blue Water Cafe

SPANISH/ TAPA RESTAURANT
1. Bodega on Main and Como Taperia (tied)
2. España Restaurant

SPORTS BAR
1. Shark Club Sports Bar & Grill
2. Boston Pizza
3. Red Card Sports Bar + Eatery

MEXICAN RESTAURANT
1. Tacofino
2. La Taqueria Pinche Taco Shop
3. Sal y Limon

THAI RESTAURANT
1. Bob Likes Thai Food
2. Thai Away
3. Sala Thai

VEGAN RESTAURANT
1. MeeT
2. Chickpea
3. Chau

VEGETARIAN RESTAURANT
1. Heirloom
2. MeeT
3. Chickpea

LIFESTYLE & SERVICES

APPAREL
1. Lululemon Athletica
2. Aritzia
3. Eddie Bauer

ARTS & CRAFT SUPPLIES
1. Michaels
2. Opus Art Supplies
3. Urban Source

AUTO REPAIR
1. M & N Auto Repairs
2. Tremblay Motors
3. Canadian Tire

BABY/CHILDREN'S STORE
1. West Coast Kids
2. Babes on Fourth
3. Toys"R"Us

BARBERSHOP
1. Big Bro's Barbershop
2. TopGun Barber
3. The Barbershop

BIKE SHOP
1. Reckless Bike Stores
2. West Point Cycles
3. Ride on Bike Shop

BRIDAL STORE
1. Bisou Bridal
2. Luxx Nova Bridal Boutique
3. Everly Bridal

BUTCHER
1. Columbus Meat Market
2. Windsor Meats
3. Rio Friendly Meats

CAR DEALER
1. Brian Jessel BMW
2. Open Road
3. Regency Toyota

CAR SHARE
1. Evo Car Share
2. Zerocar
3. Modo

CAR WASH
1. Shine Auto Wash
2. Shell
3. M & J Car Wash

CATERER
1. Emelle's Catering
2. Savoury City Catering
3. The Lazy Gourmet

CHARITY
1. BC SPCA
2. BC Children's Hospital Foundation
3. Terry Fox

CONTINUING STUDIES INSTITUTION
1. BCIT
2. Langara College
3. UBC

COOKING CLASSES
1. Dirty Apron
2. Vancouver Community College
3. The Gourmet Warehouse

DRY CLEANER
1. Fletchers Fabricare Dry Cleaners
2. Busy Bee Gold
3. A Star

EYEWEAR STORE
1. Hi-Care Vision Centre
2. Bailey Nelson
3. Della Optique

FLORIST
1. The Flower Factory
2. Queen Bee
3. Celsia Florist

FUNERAL HOME
1. Kearney Funeral Services
2. Mount Pleasant Universal Funeral Home
3. Amherst Funeral and Cremation Services

FURNITURE AND DECOR STORE
1. Ikea
2. Structube
3. Parliament Interiors

GARDEN STORE
1. Hunters Garden Centre
2. Southlands Nursery
3. Figaro's Garden

GIFT SHOP
1. Giving Gifts
2. Pacific Arts Market
3. Make Vancouver

GROCERY STORE
1. T&T
2. Safeway
3. Save On Foods

HAIR SALON
1. East Vanity Parlour
2. Chura Hair Salon
3. Suki's

HARDWARE STORE
1. Rona
2. Home Hardware
3. Home Depot

HEARING CLINIC
1. NexGen Hearing
2. Connect Hearing
2. Vancouver Hearing Centre

HOME APPLIANCE STORE
1. Trail Appliances
2. Home Depot
3. Forum Home Appliances

HOME RENOVATIONS
1. Home Depot
2. Garage Door Depot
3. Lower Coast Building Group

INSURANCE
1. BCAA David
2. Jack Chow Insurance
3. Westland Insurance

JEWELERS

1. Tiffany & Co.
2. Birks
3. Blue Ruby

KITCHENWARE STORE
1. Ming Wo
2. The Gourmet Warehouse
3. Forum Home Appliances

LANDSCAPING
1. Hyland Landscapes
2. Elemental Garden
3. Sprout Landscapes

LASER AND SKIN CLINIC
1. Arbutus Laser Centre
2. Skin Technique
3. Arion Skin Laser Clinic

LAWYER
1. Russell G. Lew
2. Krista Simon
3. Taylor and Blair LLP

LIQUOR/ WINE STORE
1. BC Liquor Stores
2. Legacy Liquor Store
3. Liberty Wine Merchants

MEAL KIT DELIVERY
1. Fresh Prep
2. HelloFresh
3. Goodfood

MORTGAGE BROKER
1. Birgit Christina Holm
2. Silver Hill Mortgage Corp.
3. Pinsky Mortgages

NAIL SALON
1. Joyride Beauty
2. Pure Nail Bar
3. Modern Nails

OIL CHANGE
1. Mr. Lube Bryce
2. Mobil 1 Lube Express (Langley)
3. Jiffy Lube

PET STORE
1. Bosley's
2. PetSmart
3. Tisol

PLUMBER
1. Papa Plumbing Heating & Draining
2. Canada West
3. MIlani Plumbing

PRE SCHOOL DAYCARE
1. Pebbles and Piaget
2. Little People's Community Preschool
3. Kiddy Junction Academy

PRIVATE SCHOOL
1. Crofton House
2. York House School
3. St. George's School

REALTOR
1. Rod Chow
2. Michelle Yu
3. Paul Toffoli

ROOF SERVICE
1. Marine Roofing (Burnaby)
2. Robinson Roofing (PoCo)
3. EnviroClean Industries

SENIORS CARE SUPPORT SERVICES
1. Qualicare
2. Nurse Next Door
3. Sunrise Senior Living

SENIORS RESIDENCE
1. Sunrise Senior Living
2. Blenheim Manor
3. Louis Brier

SHOE STORE
1. Gravitypope
2. Browns
3. Private & Co.

SHOPPING CENTRE
1. CF Pacific Centre
2. City Square
3. Kingsgate Mall

SPA
1. Spa Utopia
2. Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim
3. Sabai Thai Spa

SPECIALTY GROCERY STORE
1. T&T
2. Greens Market
3. Whole Foods Market

TOY STORE
1. Toys“R”Us
2. The Granville Island Toy Company
3. Kaboodles Toy Store

TRAVEL AGENCY
1. Travel Best Bets
2. Expedia Cruises Center
3. Canada Revealed

VETERINARIAN
1. Atlas Animal Hospital
2. Yaletown Pet Hospital
3. West Boulevard Veterinary Clinic

VINTAGE/ CONSIGNMENT STORE
1. Value Village
2. Front and Company
3. Turnabout

WEDDING VENUE
1. Brock House Restaurant
2. Heritage Hall
3. Stanley Park

HEALTH & WELLNESS

ACUPUNCTURE
1. Jenny Abel Acupuncture
2. Acupoint Wellness Centre
3. Main Acupuncture Clinic

FITNESS STORE
1. Fitness Town
2. PowerBlock
3. Peloton

CHIROPRACTOR
1. Dr. Bradley Yee - C.A.R.E. Clinic
2. Kingsway Spine & Muscle
3. The Powerhouse Chiropractic

DENTIST
1. Dr. Harry Sangha Dentistry
2. Broadway Dental
3. Kingsgate Dental

DENTURE CLINIC
1. Northwest Denture Clinic
2. Inspire Dental Group
3. Kerrisdale Denture Clinic

FERTILITY CLINIC
1. Dr. Elena Fenske
2. Olive Fertility Centre
3. Grace Fertility Centre

GROUP FITNESS STUDIO
1. Rumble Boxing Studio
2. Studeo
3. Pure Barre

HEALTH & FITNESS CENTRE
1. YMCA
2. Anytime Fitness
3. Fitness World

HEALTH & WELLNESS STORE
1. Body Energy Club
2. Finlandia Natural Pharmacy
3. Alive Health Centre

LASER EYE CLINIC
1. Pacific Laser Eye Centre
2. Lasik MD
3. BoydVision Centre

MASSAGE THERAPY
1. Nicole Scott
2. Spa Utopia
3. Evolve Vancouver RMT

NATUROPATHIC CLINIC
1. Dr. Vanessa Lindsay
2. Vancouver Naturopathic Clinic
3. Cross Roads Clinics

NUTRITIONIST
1. Adrienne Ngai
2. Jordan Bruce Nutrition
3. Nourish

OPTOMETRIST
1. Hi-Care Vision Centre
2. Della Optique
3. Mount Pleasant Optometry Centre

PERSONAL TRAINER
1. Precision Athletics
2. Kalev Fitness Solution
3. Turnfit Personal Trainers

PHYSIOTHERAPIST
1. Tall Tree Integrated Health
2. Total Therapy
3. Kelvin Physiotherapy Clinic

SPIN STUDIO
1. Spin Society
2. Cadence Cycling and Movement Fitness Studio
3. Method Indoor Cycling

YOGA STUDIO
1. YYOGA
2. Oxygen Yoga & Fitness
3. Open Door Yoga

OUTDOOR ACTIVITIES

URBAN HIKE
1. The Seawall
2. Stanley Park
3. Pacific Spirit Regional Park

BEACH
1. Kitsilano Beach
2. Stanley Park
3. Spanish Banks Beach

PUBLIC GARDEN
1. Queen Elizabeth Park
2. VanDusen Botanical Garden
3. Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden

OFF-LEASH DOG PARK
1. Spanish Banks Beach Park
2. Trout Lake Park
3. Queen Elizabeth Park

BIKE TRAIL
1. Stanley Park
2. Arbutus Greenway Park
3. The Seawall

RUNNING TRAIL
1. The Seawall
2. Stanley Park
3. Pacific Spirit Regional Park

PLACES

BEST OUTDOOR PLACE ON A RAINY DAY
1. Granville Island
2. Stanley Park
3. Pacific Spirit Regional Park

BEST PLACE FOR A FIRST DATE
1. Stanley Park
2. Pacific Spirit Regional Park
3. The Seawall

FAMILY OUTING
1. Pacific National Exhibition
2. Pacific Spirit Regional Park
3. Science World

DOG WALK
1. The Seawall
2. Pacific Spirit Regional Park
3. Spanish Banks

STAYCATIONS

BEST HOTEL
1. The Westin Bayshore
2. Sylvia Hotel
3. Stanley Park

FAVOURITE SKI HILL
1. Mount Seymour
2. Cypress Mountain
3. Whistler Blackcomb