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Summer, Drinks, Patios, Restaurants, Food

Best patios in Banff and Lake Louise

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Kayla Schultz May 25, 2018 10:00 am 509

Skiing isn’t the only thing to do in Banff and Lake Louise, with all the amazing sights and wildlife to see here you’ll want to enjoy the warm weather from a patio.

Luckily, for road-trippers, there are some great patios to enjoy a good drink, good food, great company, and some spectacular sights.

Check out the best patios in Banff and Lake Louise.

Waldhaus Pub

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Possibly one of the best-kept secrets in Banff is the Waldhaus Pub. The patio at the Waldhaus overlooks Stanley Thompson golf course and is located beneath the Waldhaus Restaurant only steps away from Bow Falls.

Address: 405 Spray Avenue, Banff
Phone: 403-762-5755

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Stanley’s Smokehouse

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Can you think of anything more summer than some BBQ? Right in the middle of the Fairmont Banff Springs golf course lies Stanley’s Smokehouse. Enjoy their patio, soak in the mountain views and enjoy the good ol’ barbeque.

Address: 405 Spray Avenue, Banff
Phone: 403-762-6860

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Rose & Crown

The Rose & Crown is Banff’s oldest pub, established in 1985. Their new patio is set to open this summer so you can sit back and enjoy all the great views Banff has to offer.

Address: 202 Banff Avenue, Banff
Phone: 403-762-2121

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Elk & Oarsman

The rooftop summer patio at this joint offers 360-degree views of Banff all season long. Take advantage of the scenery and enjoy one of their 12 beers on draft.

Address: 119 Banff Avenue, Banff
Phone: 403-762-4616

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Juniper Bistro

The Juniper Bistro boasts wall to wall glass overlooking a vista for one gorgeous view. Catch some rays on their patio and watch the local wildlife, all while grabbing some food.

Address: 1 Juniper Way, Banff
Phone: 403-763-6219

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Magpie & Stump 

Magpie & Stump’s patio is a rooftop taco bar, open from June to September. Hit up this joint for unbelievable views with some tacos and their signature tequila cocktails.

Address: 203 Caribou Street, Banff
Phone: 403-762-4067

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Park Distillery Restaurant & Bar

This joint has a distillery on site where they make small-batch spirits like vodka and gin. Check out one of their two patios for some seriously awe-inspiring views and try one of their handcrafted drinks.

Address: 219 Banff Avenue, Banff
Phone: 403-762-5114

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Bear Street Tavern

Is there anything better than pizza on a patio in the middle of summer? Bear Street Tavern serves up pizza and other comfort foods, check out their patio and their wheeler hut pizza (drizzled in honey) with a side of mountain views.

Address: 211 Bear Street, Banff
Phone: 403-762-2021

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Saltlik Banff

Saltlik is nestled in the heart of Banff. Take in dinner on their patio and watch the sunset over the mountains.

Address: 221 Bear Street, Banff
Phone: 403-762-2467

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Block Kitchen & Bar

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This trendy tapas bar is perfect for sharing food with friends. Block Kitchen is first come first serve so you won’t want to wait to hit up this patio and try one of their tapas like their vegetable samosas.

Address: 201 Banff Avenue, Banff
Phone: 403-985-2887

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