Who won The Squamish Chief Reader’s Choice Awards?

Celebrating our 20th year of recognizing the best of Squamish.

Celebrating our 20th year of recognizing the best of Squamish, The Squamish Chief is pleased to present the 2022 winners:

The best of: Shopping

Art Gallery/Studio — Brackendale Art Gallery

Bike Rental — RideHub

Bike Shop — Tantalus Bike Shop

Building Supplies — The Home Depot

Cannabis Store — 99 North Cannabis Store

Children’s clothing — Kaos Kids

Consignment/Thrift Store—Pearl’s Value & Vintage

Deli Department — Nesters Market

Electronics Retailer — London Drugs

Garden Supplies — The Home Depot

Grocery Store — Nesters Market

Hardware Store: The Home Depot

Home Furniture – Anna’s Interiors

Liquor Store — BCLIQUOR

Meat Department — Nesters Market

Men’s Clothing — Mark’s

Motorsports Equipment — No Limits Motorsports

New Car Dealership — Squamish Toyota

Outdoor Rec Outfitters — Valhalla Pure Outfitters

Spot for a Bargain – Pearl’s Value & Vintage

Place to buy a unique gift — Empire of Dirt

Pet Store — O’Brien Pet Foods

Products – Nesters Market

Sporting Goods — Squamish Source For Sports

Tattoo Artist/Shop — Ashlar Tattoo

Value for Money — Pearl’s Value & Vintage

Women’s clothing — StyleZone

Best of: sports and recreation

Adventure guides — JF Plouffe

Adventure Tour — Squamish Rafting Company

Bike Trail — Half Nelson

Climbing Route — Burgers and Fries

Dance Studio — Squamish Dance Center

Golf Course — Squamish Valley Golf & Country

Hiking Trail — Sea to Summit Sea to Sky Gondola

Children’s Play Area — Airhouse Squamish

Martial Arts Studio — The Sound Martial Arts

Outdoor Adventure Company — Squamish Rafting Company

Outdoor Recreation Destination — Sea to Sky Gondola

Scenic Flights — Sea To Sky Air

Best of: People and Places

Boss (Solo) — Jamie and Ryan Sunflower

Festival/Community Event — Squamish Days Loggers Sports Festival

Live Music Venue — Sea to Sky Gondola

Local Artist — Andy Anissimoff

Local Writer — Amber Cowie

Musician (single) – Will Ross

Musical Group/Band — The Hairfarmers

Squamish’s Nicest Smile (Single) — Linley Mussett – Sky High Cannabis


Photographer – Paula Owen Photography

Waitress (solo) — Stephanie Cascanette – The Watershed Grill

Unique place for a first date — Sea to Sky Gondola

Volunteer — Squamish Fire Department

Wedding Venue — Sea to Sky Gondola

The best of: Services

Accountant—Rob Mcleod

Auto Service — Diamond Head Motors Ltd

Banking Service — RBC Royal Bank

Hairdresser — Casa Noble Beauty and Hairdressing

Bicycle Mechanic (Solo) — Brett Ward (Corsa Cycles)

Childcare — Fresh Ayre Daycare

Chiropractor — Dr. Bologna – Elaho Clinic

Customer Service – Food Service — Sunflower Bakery Café

Customer Service – Other — Sky High Cannabis Ltd.

Dentist — Dr. Chris Kelly – Diamond Head

Electrician — Alta Lake Electric Ltd

Esthetician (Solo) — Rose Laure Agbazan – Sugaring Beauty Boudoir

Financial Advisor (Individual) — David Sweeney – Strategic Wealth Advisor to Sweeney Bride

Gym – Mountain Fitness Center

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Friendliest Staff — Sunflower Bakery Café

Hairdresser — Casa Noble Hairdresser and Hairdresser

Home Inspection and Appraisal Services — House Sound Home Inspections Inc

House Cleaning Service — Details by Dre

Housekeeping — Squamish Handyman

Insurance Agents — Ryan Carrat

Landscape Designer – Hawthorn Landscape Design

Lawyer — Eddie Carter – Race & Co

Massage Therapist — Jenn Foreman

Mechanic (Single) — Yannick Labonté

Mortgage Broker — Michele Ellis Mortgages

Natural Health Practitioner – Dr. Natasha Wrenshall

Optometrist — Optomeyes Eye Care

Pet Boarding/Grooming Services — Ruff Stuff Dog Services

Pet Groomer — Canine Valley

Pharmacy — Shoppers Drug Mart

Physical Therapist (Individual) — Maggie Phillips-Scarlett

Plumbing Services – Big D Plumbing & Hot Water

Real Estate Agent (Individual) — Matt Davies Real Estate

Receptionist (Individual) — Celeste Danielson – Eagleview Veterinary Hospital

Skin Care Clinic — Lezara Laser and Vein Care

Tire sales and service — Ok Tire

Used Car Dealership — Squamish Toyota

Veterinary Services — Eagleview Veterinary Hospital

Yoga Studio — Breathe Squamish

Best of: Food and drink

Bakery – El Árbol Bakery

Breakfast — Fergie’s Café

Burgers — Flipside Burgers

Cafe — Sunflower Bakery Cafe

Chicken Wings — The Shady Tree Neighborhood Pub

Cocktail — The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar

Cup Of Coffee — Sunflower Bakery Café

Delivery/Take Away — Samurai Sushi

Dessert/Confectionery — Fox & Oak

Dining Experience — The Salted Vine Kitchen + Bar

Ethnic Food — Saha Eatery

Family Dinner – White Point Squamish

Fast Food — A&W

Fish and Chips – Wigan Quay

Food Truck — Luz Tacos

Fried Chicken — Sunny Chibas Fried Chicken Mexican Cantina

Indian Cuisine — Essence Of India Restaurant

Lunch Spot — Green Olive Market and Cafe

Microbrewery — A-FRAME Brewing Co.

Micro cider house or distillery — Cliffside Cider

Neighborhood Pub — The Backyard Taphouse

New business (opened last year) — Purebread

New Restaurant (opened last year) — Peckinpah

Pasta — Pepe’s Chophouse

Place to eat under $15 — Samurai Sushi

Pizza — Joe Pesto’s Wood Fired Pizzeria

Steak — Pepe’s Chophouse

Sushi — Taka Ramen & Sushi

Vegetarian food — Saha Eatery

The awards were presented at a celebration at Norman Rudy’s on November 23.

All photos by David Buzzard Photography/ For Chief Squamish.

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