We are excited to announce that nominations for the 2023 Sunshine Coast People’s Choice Awards are now open! The 3rd Annual Sunshine Coast People’s Choice Awards will put the spotlight on the eclectic diversity of local businesses we have here on the coast, celebrate and promote positive stories of community building and economic brilliance, and create a fun and inclusive online event, bringing our community together.



You can either nominate your own business or a local business that you love during the 4-week nomination period: May 4 at 11:00am through May 31 at 11:59pm. The nomination process will go as follows:

  • Nominators will click on the “It’s Time to Nominate” buttons below to nominate in the 125 established subcategories within this year’s four main categories: Food & Drink; Health, Wellness & Lifestyle; Retail; and Services.
  • Nominators can nominate in one, some, or all of the 125 subcategories within the four main categories. Nominators are allowed one nomination per subcategory.
  • Nominated businesses must offer a category appropriate product and/or service in order to have their business nominated in that subcategory.
  • A minimum of 3, and a maximum of 10, nominees for each subcategory will move through to the voting round. If more than 10 nominees are received for a given subcategory, the top 10 most-nominated businesses will move on.
  • Nominated businesses will be notified via email, published on this page and announced through our social media channels in mid June.
  • Voting for the successful “Sunshine Coast People’s Choice Awards 2023” nominees will begin on July 7 at 10:00am using online voting forms on the Coast Reporter’s website – more details to follow.
  • Local Business Owners! Social Media tiles you can use to promote nominating your business for an award are available HERE.



PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS: We develop a digital marketing kit each year with graphic assets that you can use to promote your local business and encourage your customers to nominate and vote for your business to receive a People’s Choice Award.

SPONSORSHIP OPPORTUNITIES: The People’s Choice Awards are a celebration of business and entrepreneurial excellence here on the Sunshine Coast and your sponsorship helps to make this campaign special for all our local businesses! Learn more about the sponsorship opportunities available, and be sure to get involved in this exciting campaign next year!


We would like to congratulate the winners, finalists and all the local businesses that were nominated for a People’s Choice Award in 2022! Whether you’re looking for a great place to grab a bite to eat, or if you’re in need of an accounting firm, a home builder, a grocery store, a nail salon or anything and everything in between—we’ve got you covered! The people have spoken and below are last year’s coastal favourites!

Let’s continue to celebrate and support our vibrant local business community here on the beautiful Sunshine Coast, each and every local business, small or large, adds something unique, different, and one-of-a kind, and only together can they create the exciting, livable coastal community we are proud to call home.

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Art/Craft/Hobby Store
Auto Parts Store
Book Store
Butcher Shop
Cannabis Dispensary
Car Dealer
Children's Clothing Store
Computer Sales/Service
Delicatessen/Specialty Foods
Dollar Store
Flooring Store
Garden Centre
General Store
Gift Store
Grocery Store
Health Food Store
Home Appliance/Mattress/Lighting Store
Home Furnishings/Decor Store
Home Improvement/Hardware Store
Lingerie Store
Liquor Store
Men's Clothing Store
Music Store/School
Optical Store
Paint/Painting Supply Store
Pet Supply Store
Pop-Up/Mobile Retail Vendor
Produce Store
Roadside Stand/Farm Gate
Seafood Store
Shoe Store
Sporting Goods/Outdoor Store
Thrift/Consignment Store
Tire Store
Toy Store
Women's Clothing Store
Zero Waste/Refill Store

Health, Wellness and Lifestyle

Art Gallery
B&B/Private Rental
Barber Shop
Coastwide Event/Festival
Dance Studio
Dental Clinic
Event Space Rental
Family Entertainment
Farmers/Artisans Market
Golf Course
Gym/Personal Training
Hair Salon
Home Healthcare Service
Favourite Lower Coast Event/Festival (Gibsons to Davis Bay)
Martial Arts Studio
Massage/Day Spa
Nail Bar
Outdoor Sport Rentals/Lessons
Performance Venue
Physiotherapy/Chiropractic Clinic
Skin/Laser Treatment Clinic
Tour Operator
Favourite Upper Coast Event/Festival (Sechelt to Egmont)
Wellness Practitioner