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Best patios on the North Shore

DH Vancouver Staff Jun 04, 2015 11:00 am

It’s that time of year again when the weather is better than ever. We’ve done patio guides for different areas in Vancouver, but it’s time to bring the guide to the North Shore.

Pier 7

Spend an afternoon walking along the Lonsdale Quay pier before heading to Pier 7, a restaurant and bar with the best city skyline view of downtown Vancouver. Enjoy happy-hour with food and drink specials every day from 3-6 p.m.

Address: 25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-929-7437


Arms Reach Bistro

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Image: Lisa Whetstone

Arms Reach Bistro is a fairly upscale restaurant located in the heart of Deep Cove, alongside the charming old shops on Gallant Ave. The patio features an excellent view of the doc and the mountain backdrop. Arms Reach is known for their seafood and pasta.

Address: 4390 Gallant Ave #107C, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-929-7442


Green Leaf Brewing Co.

Is Pier 7 out of your price range? Take a seat on the Lonsdale Quay patio and enjoy the beautiful view of Vancouver Harbour. While you’re at it, grab a beer inside the market. As one of the newer additions to Vancouver’s booming craft beer scene, Green Leaf Brewing sells traditional beers but dabbles with new tastes by trying new brews.

Address: 123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-984-8409


The Observatory Restaurant – Grouse Mountain


The Observatory Restaurant

You’re going to have to take a gondola up to get to this one — but trust me, it’s worth it! Enjoy a class dinner starting from 5 p.m. and stare off at arguably North Shore’s best patio view.

Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-980-9311


Tap and Barrel – North Vancouver

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If all delays are avoided, a North Vancouver branch of Tap and Barrel is set to open this summer. By referencing the current two locations (Coal Harbour and Olympic Village), you can expect this place to have a top-notch patio. This new location with be the company’s flagship branch and will put a higher focus on food and service.

Address: Wallace Mews Road, North Vancouver


MarinaSide Grill

The MarinaSide Grill is one of the North Shore’s “best kept secrets.” Located at a doc underneath the Second Narrow Bridge, this is a great place for brunch. The patio allows you to watch boat traffic in the marina while enjoying your meal and drinks.

Address: 1653 Columbia St, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-988-0038


The Village Tap House

The Village Tap House sits in a cozy building designed to look like a watch tower. Pick from over 20 different beers and sit out of the patio facing the Park Royal Village.

Address: 900 Main St #1C, West Vancouver
Phone: 604-922-8882


The Beach House

As probably one of the classiest spots on the North Shore, The Beach House is surely not a cheap one. But with a beachside patio, a selection of fine wine and an upscale lounge, this place is well worth it if you’re on a special day out. The Beach House also features a great view of the Burrard Inlet.

Address: 150 25th St, West Vancouver
Phone: 604-922-1414


Italian Kitchen (Park Royal)

Italian Kitchen Park Royal Patio

Global Restaurant Group

Italian Kitchen’s open kitchen has just been established above Trattoria only last month, and has become a go-to place in West Vancouver for Italian food. The restaurant gets busy with Park Royal goers coming in for a shopping break, but its second-floor patio has plenty of room for that.

Address: 757 Main St Park Royal South, West Vancouver
Phone: 604-424-8777



Drive down to the scenic Horseshoe Bay to visit a West Vancouver branch of Boathouse. This dockside restaurant specializes in seafood and steak. The branches have a tradition of featuring a waterfront view, whether it’s English Bay, Coal Harbour or Horseshoe Bay.

Address: 6695 Nelson Ave West Vancouver
Phone: 604-921-8188

DH Vancouver Staff
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