Breaking news! Consider this: if Vancouver is ranked amongst the Top 3 livable cities in the world, and Lynn Valley has just been picked as the North Shore’s best neighbourhood, does that mean we just might live in what may be the best community on earth?!? We think so!

Lots of people feel that way about their hometown, as they should. But we’re proud to point out that Lynn Valley came out on top in the North Shore News annual Readers’ Choice Awards, which were announced in that newspaper today.

This year over 4,000 North Shore residents cast their votes in the Readers’ Choice Award categories, via print and online ballots. We’d like to send our congratulations to the many Lynn Valley winners and finalists, and our thanks to our readers. Your support meant that was voted the North Shore’s Best Website!

Here is the list of local luminaries, who work hard to make our neighbourhood #1:


  • Best Neighbourhood: Lynn Valley
  • Best North Shore Website:
  • Best Florist: Posy
  • Best Optical Store: Lynn Valley Optometry
  • Best Butcher: Westlynn Meats and Seafoods
  • Best Produce Store: Kin’s Farm Market, Lynn Valley Centre
  • Best Hair Salon: Zazou Salon & Spa
  • Best Yoga Studio: YYoga, Lynn Valley Village
  • Best Place for Cocktails: Browns Socialhouse, Lynn Valley
  • Best Patio: Browns Socialhouse, Lynn Valley
  • Best Business Lunch: Browns Socialhouse, Lynn Valley
  • Best Neighbourhood Pub: Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub
  • Best Coffee Bar: Delany’s Coffee House, Lynn Valley
  • Best Caterer: Tommy’s Catering
  • Best Biking Trail: Seymour Demonstration Forest
  • Best Bakery: Westlynn Bakery, LV Centre
  • Best Tourist Attraction: Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge & Ecology Centre


  • Best Garden Centre: Maple Leaf Garden Centre
  • Best Drug Store: Shoppers Drug Mart, LV Centre
  • Best Dressed Window: Posy
  • Best Home Improvement: Woodstop Building Suppplies (Irly)
  • Best Dry Cleaner: Courtesy Cleaners
  • Best Health Food Store: Lynn Valley Vitamin House
  • Best Seafood Store: Westlynn Meat and Seafood
  • Best Gift Store, owner-operated: The Red Tulip
  • Best Annual Festival: Lynn Valley Day
  • Best Retirement Home: Sunrise of Lynn Valley
  • Best Alternative Health/Therapy: LV Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapy
  • Best Community Fitness Facility: Karen Magnussen Rec Centre
  • Best Dance Studio: RNB Dance & Theatre Arts
  • Best Skincare Services: Zazou Salon & Spa
  • Best Spa Facility: Zazou Salon & Spa
  • Best Private Liquor Store: North Shore Liquor
  • Best Weekend Brunch: Browns Socialhouse, Lynn Valley
  • Best Breakfast Restaurant: Tommy’s Cafe
  • Best Hiking Trail: Baden Powell & the Lynn Loop
  • Best Place to Walk the Dog: Lynn Canyon

If you haven’t tried out the above merchants or attractions, maybe now’s the time – your neighbours know what they’re talking about!