12 North Shore patios you need to visit this summer

Apr 25 2019, 5:28 am

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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.

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

North Vancouver

Cactus Club

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

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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

Another stellar waterfront patio to chill out on when visiting the North Shore.

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.

Address: Located on the upper floor of the Peak Chalet at Grouse Mountain, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-980-9311

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Bridge Brewing

Even when it’s pouring on the North Shore, this spot also happens to have a pretty stellar patio.

Address: 1448 Charlotte Road, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-770-2739

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Arms Reach Bistro

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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BLVD Bistro

Cozy up on a picnic table and soak up the sun at BLVD Bistro this season.

Address: 636 Queensbury Avenue, North Vancouver
Phone: 604-971-5559

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West Vancouver

Earls Ambleside


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The newest Earls outpost has an outdoor patio that seats 80. With a refreshed menu and located along the 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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Italian Kitchen – Park Royal

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Italian Kitchen in Park Royal is a fantastic place to park your crew for an afternoon full of pasta and sun, what could be better?

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

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The Village Taphouse

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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