Best of the City survey online

NANAIMO – News Bulletin readers asked their opinions on important things, such as: where’s the best place to get a cup of coffee?

It’s that time of year when we ask News Bulletin readers their opinions on important things, such as: where’s the best place to get a cup of coffee?

Our 12th annual Best of the City survey is open and waiting for our readers to give us their opinions on what makes Nanaimo a great place to live – on everything from the best place to buy meat to the best place for live music.

Filling out the extensive – but quick – survey also enters readers into a draw for some great prizes, provided by Budget rental cars, Alberni Outpost and Woodgrove Centre.

Tell us what you’re passionate about in Nanaimo – your favourite biking routes and hiking trails, the best shops and restaurants and best night-time entertainment spots.

Some of our survey questions gather general information, like interesting places to people-watch and spots to relax outdoors, while others ask about services offered by local businesses such as the best place to get a good hamburger or to shop for unusual items.

All responses will be compiled and published in our annual special section, which celebrates those people, places and businesses that make Nanaimo great.

The grand prize draw includes a $250 Woodgrove Centre gift card, a private sunset kayak tour around Newcastle Island for you and nine friends from Alberni Outpost, and a premium car for a weekend, courtesy of Budget Car Rentals.

There are also many mini prizes up for grabs as thanks for taking part in our survey.

The survey winners’ names will be announced in our Best of the City special issue in June.

A minimum 50 per cent of the questions must be answered. Limit one entry per person (one entry per IP address).

Fire up your computer, laptop, iPad or cellphone (check out the QR code to take you directly to the survey) and get to choosing. Deadline to enter is May 11.

Best of the City survey is available online at, and click on the ad.