Vancouver is known for mountains, shopping, eating, nature and of course its gorgeous ocean views.
If you can’t get enough stunning views of the water, there are tons of options to choose from when it comes to places to eat and patios to sit on.
Here are the best patios with epic water views in Vancouver.
There can be absolutely no denying that the patio attached to this upscale restaurant in Coal Harbour is pretty damn spectacular. Situated on the waters of Vancouver Harbour, LIFT Bar & Grill offers diners stunning coastal views, as well as a range of fresh seafood, focused selections.
Address: 333 Menchions Mews, Vancouver
Hook Seabar is new to the list this year. With the patio’s great view of English Bay and their selection of seafood, you won’t want to miss this patio on a hot summer’s day.
Address: 1210 Denman Street, Vancouver
Enjoy a positively summery vibe on Tap & Barrel’s sizeble patio. Set right on False Creek patrons are encouraged to lap up the water views, while they dig into the casual eatery’s comforting fare and throw back one of the many craft beers on offer.
Address: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Enjoy terrific cocktails and unique Japanese-Peruvian fare with an upscale West Coast bent at the award-winning Ancora. They’ve got one of the most enviable patios in town, with a terrific vista of Granville Island and lots of water.
Address: 1600 Howe Street, Vancouver
The Local Public Eatery is an obvious choice but we had to include it. The casual beachside sports bar has a hugely popular patio across the road from Kits beach. It’s always packed, so be prepared to wait for a spot, and those fish tacos will taste even better.
Address: 2210 Cornwall Avenue, Vancouver
The patio at Dockside is hard to beat for its scope and views. Settle in and soak up the sunshine and enjoy the vista of Yaletown’s skyline and the North Shore Mountains, all nestled alongside False Creek. Head over to Dockside for a lingering brunch, on the weekend when the restaurant offers a range of tempting plates like smoked wild sockeye benedict.
Address: 1253 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver
This upscale restaurant is hard to beat as it boasts an all around water front view of Stanley Park and perfect ocean views. The patio is perfect for watching the sun set or grabbing a bite to eat with friends for dinner. Check out Cardero’s for their signature cedar plank salmon.
Address: 1535 Johnston Street, Vancouver
This seafood hot spot is located under the Granville Street Bridge on Granville Island. Boasting views of Vancouver and False Creek you won’t want to miss this eatery. Head to the Sandbar for their smoked salmon pizza and some blackened fish tacos.
Address: 1583 Coal Harbour Quay, Vancouver
The Teahouse Restaurant sits in Stanley Park nestled in the trees, but the patio has a stunning ocean view. Head here for their prix-fixe menu and extensive wine list and sit back to enjoy the view.
Address: 7501 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
For those who like to feast on seafood and sip on wine by the waterside, Provence is the perfect spot. Their sun-splashed patio overlooks the Marinaside, and is a great place for brunch, lunch, or dinner.
Address: 1177 Marinaside Crescent, Vancouver
Right on False Creek, this casual Irish pub’s sun-drenched patio offers gorgeous waterfront views and a laid-back vibe, complete with brews and pub grub.
Address: 601 Stamps Landing, Vancouver