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Prince Rupert Northern View’s Readers’ Choice Award results

Rushbrook was chosen as the best trail in Prince Rupert by Northern View readers in the annual Readers’ Choice Awards for 2023. (File photo)

The results are in! Thank you to everyone who put forward nominations and voted in the 2023 Readers’ Choice Awards.

Runners-up are listed in alphabetical order.


Best Bakery

1 Saltwater Bakery


Sourdough YPR

Best Burger

1 The Sugar-Free Shop

Arabisk Mediterranean Cuisine

OV Burger Bar

Best Deli

1 Rupert Meats


Best Dessert

1 Arabisk Mediterranean Cuisine

Cowpuccino’s Coffee House

Waterfront Restaurant @ Crest Hotel

Best Ethnic Cuisine

1 Arabisk Mediterranean Cuisine

Opa Sushi

The Pavilion

Best Fish and Chips

1 Bob’s on the rocks

OV Burger Bar

Waterfront Restaurant @ Crest Hotel

Best Grocery Store

1 Safeway

Save On Foods

Best Meat Store

1 Rupert Meats

Maverick Mart

Save On Foods

Best Place for Breakfast

1 First Avenue Bistro

The Pavilion

Waterfront Restaurant @ Crest Hotel

Best Place for Coffee

1 Javadotcup



Best Place for Dinner

1 OV Burger Bar

Arabisk Mediterranean Cuisine

Naomi’s Grill

Best Place for Lunch

1 OV Burger Bar

Arabisk Mediterranean Cuisine

The Pavilion

Best Bar/Lounge/Pub

1 OV Burger Bar

Breakers Pub

Wheelhouse Brewing Company

Best Romantic Restaurant

1 Arabisk Mediterranean Cuisine

Charley’s Lounge @ Crest Hotel

OV Burger Bar

Best Seafood

1 OV Burger Bar

Dolly’s Fish Market

Smile’s Cafe

Best Service

1 Charley’s Lounge

The Pavilion

Yaga Cafe Garden Co.


Best Chiropractor

Dr. Cameron Fagan @ Skeena Sport & Spine

Best Dental Office

Dr. Pyde’s Office

Best Gym

1 Sweatrebel Fitness

Genetics Fitness

Pinnacle Performance

Best Health Practitioner

1 Dr. Corneli Coetzee

Dr. Amor Kloppers

Dr. Francois Erasmus

Best Massage

Andrea’s Relaxation Massage

Best Medical Clinic

1 2nd Avenue Medical Clinic

Casey Medical Clinic

Best Spa Services



Best Community Event

BC Annual Dance Competition

Best First Date Location

1 Arabisk Mediterranean Cuisine

OV Burger Bar

Best Hidden Gem

1 Arabisk Mediterranean Cuisine

OV Burger Bar

Yaga Cafe Garden Co.

Favourite Athlete

1 Kory Movold

Favourite Volunteer

1 Chrystopher Thompson

Chantel Meggison

Sean McGovern

Searra Becker

Teresa Mackereth


Best Local Artist

1 Robin Robinson

Chris Fraser

Suzo Hickey

Best Local Attraction

Museum of Northern B.C.

Best Local Lake

Diana Lake

Best Park

Mariners’ Park

Best Staycation Location

Highliner Hotel & Conference Centre

Best Tourist Spot

North Pacific Cannery

Best Trail

Rushbrook Trail


Best Accountant

1 Vohora LLP

Karl Hugenschmidt

Best Auto Service/Repair

1 Frank’s Auto

Gordon Blumhagen

Best Cleaning Business

YPR Cleaning

Best Community Group

1 Change Makers Education Society

Jazz Productions Association of BC

Rupert Rampage

Best Dog/Cat Groomer

1 Doggy Hotel & Spa

Jill’s Dog Grooming

Tidal Tails Dog Grooming

Best Electrical Company

1 Lighten Up Electric

Radical Electric

Best Excavation Company

1 Story’s Excavating

Best Financial Institution

Northern Savings Credit Union

Best Furnace Business

Sullivan Mechanical

Best Gas Station

1 Grassy Bay Services


Best Hair Salon

1 Habitat

Bury Hair Design

Best Hairstylist/Barber

1 Janessa Salm

Breann Paulson

Best Home-based Business

1 Mae & Filhas Baked Donuts

The Messy Bun

Best Hotel

1 Highliner Hotel & Conference Centre

Moby Dick Inn

Best Insurance Agency

Northern Savings Insurance

Best Nail Salon

1 Tipzbyjenn

Nails by Diane Marie

Val’s Nail Shades

Best Painting Contractor

Sandra Cummings - Colour Fresh Painting

Best Photographer

1 Hashmark Photography and Film

Jonelle Amanda Photographie

Best Plumbing Company

Sullivan Mechanical

Best Real Estate Agent

1 Mike & Nikki Morse - RE/MAX Coast Mountains

Emily Kawaguchi - RE/MAX Coast Mountains

Nadia Movold - RE/MAX Coast Mountains

Thai Pham - Realty Executives

Best Real Estate Company

RE/MAX Coast Mountains

Best Tattoo/Piercing

1 Crescent Moon Tattoos

Art from Ashes

Best Tire Shop

Entire Automotive

Best Tourism Service

Olde Time Trolley Company

Best Towing Company

1 Wayne’s Towing

Jay’s Towing

Best Travel Agent

Maria Woodworth - Quadra Travel

Best Auto Supplies

Bytown Parts & Industrial

Best Clothing Store

1 Ansens Consignment

Aria Apparels


Lazy Cat Closet

Best Customer Service

1 Homework

Five Corners Cannabis

Kaien Office Essentials

Best Electronics Store

Andre’s Electronics

Best Eyeglass/Vision Store

Kaien Island Optometry

Best Furniture/Appliance Store

City Furniture & Appliances

Best Liquor Store

Liquor Warehouse

Best Locally-made Products

Midnight Knots

Best New Business

1 Yaga Cafe Garden Co.

Arabisk Mediterranean Cuisine

Best Pet Store

1 Leanne’s Pet Shop

Pet Valu

Best Pharmacy

1 Safeway


Best Place to buy Jewellry

1 Cook’s Jewellers

Harris & Wick Goldsmiths Ltd

Homesteaders Pawn Shop

Best Retail Store

1 LeBlanc Boutique

The Bargain Shop

Rainforest Fabrics

Best Unique Gifts

Shutter Shack

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