With summer winding down, spend what’s left of it on a patio soaking up the sunshine before the city gets covered in clouds for the rest of the year.
Here are some of the best patios in Vancouver with a view.
Situated on the waterfront, Bridges has been a landmark spot in Vancouver for 30 years. Floor-to-ceiling windows capture every aspect of Vancouver’s waterfront, mountains and city skyline simultaneously.
Address: 1696 Duranleau Street, Vancouver (Granville Island)
This restaurant/pub features patios on both levels, with the upper floor featuring a sweeping view of False Creek. Committed to being local and sustainable, Tap & Barrel features an extensive menu of local microbrew draft beer covering lagers, ales and stouts.
Address: 1 Athletes Way, Vancouver
Irish aesthetic and dining are infused into Mahony & Sons where stone inlay and celtic artwork are framed by a large patio overlooking the ocean at the Convention Centre.
Address: 1055 Canada Place, Vancouver
Sleek, modern design is balanced by wood paneling and wall-to-wall windows as well as an outdoor patio overlooking English Bay at this trendy chain spot.
Address: 1790 Beach Avenue
Situated at the western tip of Stanley Park, this historic restaurant boasts a fireplace on its outdoor patio — allowing diners to be warmed as they relax with a cup of tea or one of their many wines as the sunsets over the Strait of Georgia.
Address: 7501 Stanley Park Drive, Vancouver
The patio at Miku’s waterfront location has a breathtaking view of Canada Place. The restaurant’s name literally translates to “beautiful sky,” and the ownership has certainly done what they can to put that into play for the place’s design.
Address: 200 Granville Street, Vancouver
The perfect conclusion to a day spent at Jericho Beach, The Galley offers beachside views with a beachside menu to match. Its beautiful vista includes views of Stanley Park, the Northshore Mountains, Bowen Island and the Strait of Georgia.
Address: 1300 Discovery Street, Vancouver
Situated on one of the most popular beaches in Vancouver, the Boathouse in Kits features a heated, covered deck for those days at the beach that turn into cool summer nights. Enjoy steak and seafood alike at any of the Boathouse locations.
Address: 1305 Arbutus Street, Vancouver
While these patios aren’t in the City of Vancouver, they’re in Metro Vancouver, and are packed with perfect views.
A restaurant and bar with the best city skyline view of downtown Vancouver, Pier 7 is just a 15-minute SeaBus ride away from Waterfront. Enjoy happy hour with food and drink specials every day from 3 to 6 p.m.
Address: 25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver
You’re going to have to take a gondola up to get to this one – but trust us, it’s worth it! Enjoy dinner starting from 5 p.m. and stare off from Metro Vancouver’s highest patio.
Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver