Patios around Vancouver are thriving with extended hours this summer.
As part of the City of Vancouver’s patio pilot project, businesses are being encouraged to apply for extended patio hours at their restaurants.
The City of Vancouver has so far announced that 72 restaurants around Vancouver will have their patio spaces open until 1 a.m.
“Vancouver’s summer is off to an early start, and extended patio hours are making our city home to even more vibrant and lively streetscapes,” Mayor Gregor Robertson said in a press release. “There’s no better place to enjoy Vancouver’s famed local food culture than on a patio, and this program ensures that patios at establishments with strong neighbourhood track records can stay open later on Vancouver’s spectacular summer nights.”