Victoria’s ‘Best of the City’ serves up both new and old

23rd annual edition discovers the best of Victoria as chosen by our readers

Each year our readers submit their favourite restaurants, activities, shopping spots and other services from around the Greater Victoria region. These are then compiled and ranked into our Best of the City.

It’s a fun way to connect with our readers — both online and in print — across the various communities while also allowing the public to discover hidden gems, old favourites and new haunts as chosen by those who know best, in this, the 23rd annual edition.

Here is a sampling of the 2017 winners as determined through reader surveys. The special magazine-style publication is now available and can be picked up at 818 Broughton Street in Victoria.

Best Free Fun

  1. Beacon Hill Park
  2. Dallas Road
  3. Inner Harbour

Best Burger

  1. Bin 4 burger Lounge
  2. Big Wheel burger
  3. Pink Bicycle

Best Patio Bar

  1. Glo Restaurant & Lounge
  2. Canoe Brewpub
  3. The Local

Best Barbershop

  1. Status Barbershop
  2. Victory Barber & Brand
  3. Brothers Barbershop

Best Tattoo Piercing Parlor

  1. Urge Studios
  2. Painted Lotus
  3. Government Street Tattoo

Best Farmers Market

  1. Moss street Market
  2. Red Barn Market
  3. The Rootcellar

Best Golf Course

  1. Bear Mountain
  2. Cordova Bay
  3. Cedar Hill

Favourite Local Sports Team

  1. Victoria Royals
  2. Victoria Harbourcats
  3. Victoria Shamrocks

Best Politician

  1. Elizabeth May
  2. Lisa Helps
  3. Andrew Weaver