The cloud coverage has at last lifted from the city, giving Vancouverites the early opportunity to enjoy everything a relaxing patio season can offer. As we take our annual tour of some of the best patios in Vancouver, we’ll be breaking them down by category. Undoubtedly, one of the best reasons to partake in patio season is for the views — and not just a glance at what a rare sunny day looks like in Vancouver.
Situated on the waterfront, Bridges has been a landmark spot in Vancouver for 30 years. Floor-to-ceiling windows capture every aspect of Vancouver’s waterfront, mountains and city skyline simultaneously. The perfect view to accompany local beer on tap.
Address: 1696 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
This restaurant/pub features patios on both levels, with the upper floor featuring a sweeping view of False Creek. Committed to being local and sustainable, Tap & Barrel features an extensive menu of local microbrew draft beer covering lagers, ales and stouts.
Address: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Irish aesthetic and dining are infused into Mahony & Sons where stone inlay and celtic artwork are framed by a large patio overlooking the ocean at the Convention Centre.
Address: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
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Sleek, modern design is balanced by wood paneling and wall-to-wall windows as well as an outdoor patio overlooking English Bay at this trendy chain spot.
Address: 1790 Beach Avenue
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Situated at the western tip of Stanley Park, this historic restaurant boasts a fireplace on its outdoor patio — allowing diners to be warmed as they relax with a cup of tea or one of their many wines as the sunsets over the Georgia Strait.
Address: Ferguson Point Stanley Park, Vancouver
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Overlooking the Burrard Inlet, check out Miku Restaurant’s incorporation of traditional Japanese cuisine with local west coast elements while sitting on the outdoor waterfront patio.
Address: 200 Granville Street, Vancouver
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The perfect conclusion to a day spent at Jericho Beach, The Galley offers beachside views with a beachside menu to match. Its beautiful vista includes views of Stanley Park, the Northshore Mountains, Bowen Island, and the Georgia Strait.
Address: 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver
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Situated on one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, the Boathouse in Kits features a heated, covered deck for those days at the beach that turn into cool summer nights. Enjoy steak and seafood alike at any of the Boathouse locations.
Address: 1305 Arbutus Street, Vancouver