Best patios on Granville Island

Jun 2 2016, 12:38 am

Whether you’re showing off our incredible city to out-of-town visitors (or a visitor yourself) or a local, it’s hard to beat the very Vancouver vibes of Granville Island. When the weather warms up, head to this central spot for arts and eats and pull up a seat along False Creek at one of the unique area’s best outdoor dining spots.

Here are the best patios on Granville Island.



Photo courtesy Dockside Restaurant

Photo courtesy Dockside Restaurant

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 and North Shore Mountains, all nestled alongside False Creek. Head over for brunch, a beer and a snack, or a seafood-centric dinner.

Address: 1253 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-685-7070
Twitter: @eatDockside


If there’s one restaurant that’s served as an enduring landmark on Granville Island its Bridges. You can see its bright yellow exterior from far away, beckoning like an old pal. Their waterfront deck is hard to beat when it comes to views, and a prime spot for drinking in a sunny Vancouver day.

Address: 1696 Duranleau Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-687-4400
Twitter: @BridgesGI

Edible Canada

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Not only is Edible Canada an ideal spot for seeking out some of the city’s best locally-focused foods, but they also offer a cozy restaurant patio for terrific outdoor dining.

Address: 1596 Johnston Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-682-6681
Twitter: @ediblecanada

The Sandbar

Sandbar is located right under the Granville Street Bridge, with a great view of False Creek and waterfront residential towers. Their patio is heated and covered, so its a great spot rain or shine.

Address: 1535 Johnston Street – Creekhouse #102, Vancouver
Phone: 604-669-9030
Twitter: @The_Sandbar

Vancouver Fish Company

Photo courtesy The Vancouver Fish Company (Jenn Chan Photography)

Photo courtesy The Vancouver Fish Company (Jenn Chan Photography)

Situated just past the main entrance to Granville Island is the Vancouver Fish Company. Their cozy covered patio is tucked in right next to the docks, so you can enjoy your fresh-off-the-boat seafood overlooking actual boats.

Address: 1517 Anderson Street, Vancouver
Phone: 604-559-3474
Twitter: @VanFishCo

Go Fish Ocean Emporium

For a casual dockside patio experience, head to Go Fish, a shack-style eatery at Fisherman’s Wharf, where you can grab a bite to eat and sit outside and watch the boats and people come and go. Stop off here for a patio hangout before or after a visit to Granville Island–it’s just a couple of minutes on foot away.

Address: 1505 West 1st Avenue, Vancouver
Phone: 604-730-5040

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