Best North Shore patios you need to visit this summer

Jul 22 2020, 10:10 pm

Your list of the best North Shore patios has officially arrived.

Whether you call the North Shore home, are just catching a SeaBus, or taking a drive across the Lions Gate Bridge to spend a little time on the other side of the Burrard Inlet, there are plenty of restaurants that offer welcoming outdoor spaces perfect for enjoying the spectacular views that seem par for the course in the area.

Here are our picks for the best North Shore patios, showcasing spectacular spots in both North and West Vancouver.

North Vancouver

Joey Shipyards


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Joey Shipyards boasts a two-storey spacious patio with stunning views of downtown Vancouver. It’s undoubtedly one of the best North Shore patios you could sit on.

Address: 125 Victory Ship Way Unit #110, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-343-2649


Cactus Club

Tri-Cities patios

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Nothing says summer more than enjoying happy hour on a patio. Cactus Club has a great variety of happy hour specials that will keep you coming back throughout the summer.

Address: 1598 Pemberton Avenue, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-986-5776

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Colony North


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Take in the hot summer days while enjoying a cold one on the patio at Colony. The overhanging roof gives this patio just the right amount of shade for you to savour every last bit of summer.

Address: 2100 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-770-4980

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Tap & Barrel – Shipyards

Tap & Barrel Shipyards Patio

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This Tap & Barrel outpost is a great spot to catch some rays if you’re in the North Shore’s Shipyards area.

Address: 8 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-638-2339

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Pier 7


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This North Vancouver waterfront restaurant boasts a stunning two-level patio with 180° views of the Vancouver skyline.

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

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Altitudes Bistro

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Located on the upper floor of the Peak Chalet at Grouse Mountain, this is a prime place to hang out and soak up the sun and some amazing views too.

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

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Arms Reach Bistro


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Chilling out under the yellow umbrellas at Arms Reach is a great place to be on a sunny day.

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

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West Vancouver

The Boat Shed


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The Boat Shed’s patio at Ambleside beach features unparalleled ocean and city views, live music Sundays from 3 to 6 pm, and a drool-worthy menu complete with classics like Fish ’n Chips and new favourites like Tuna Poke. This spot has also added a “beer garden” patio that’s worth checking out.

Address: 1200 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver
Phone: 604-925-0300

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Earls Ambleside

Earls Ambleside Beach (Photo: Jamie Hyatt)

This Earls outpost has an outdoor patio that seats 80. In addition to a refreshed menu and location along the beautiful Ambleside Seawall, this Earls has some amazing views of the ocean.

Address: 1375 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver
Phone: 604-262-3632

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Olive & Anchor


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Small but mighty, the covered patio is always a good option if you’re looking for a spot to dine outside in West Vancouver.

Address: 6418 Bay Street, West Vancouver
Phone: 604-921-8848

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Trattoria Park Royal


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Trattoria Park Royal is a fantastic place to park your crew for an afternoon full of pasta and sun, what could be better? There’s both a rooftop and a street-level outdoor dining space here.

Address: 757 Main Street (Park Royal South), West Vancouver
Phone: 604-424-8778

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The Village Taphouse


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One of the best patios around, Village Taphouse has ample room for sun lovers looking to enjoy the weather.

Address: 900 Main Street (Village at Park Royal), West Vancouver
Phone: 604-922-8882

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