Photo Gallery: Inspiring Restaurant Patios
See some of Canada’s top terraces!
Vancouver’s Lift Restaurant holds prime real estate on the Coal Harbour shoreline. The contemporary patio features wood floors and striped lounge chairs for a nautical look that echoes the West Coast setting.
The Roof at Chicago-style steakhouse Black & Blue is Vancouver’s newest see-and-be-seen summer hangout. A modern wood bar, statement chandeliers and a glass fireplace that spans the back of the room add drama to the rooftop patio. Zebra-print pillows and fun, colourful accents give the space a young, trendy feel.
Located on Vancouver’s picturesque Granville Island, Dockside‘s patio has a California feel with its white wicker lounge furniture. Still, the space is equipped for crisp Canadian nights with a massive open fireplace and gas heaters.
Toronto’s Boiler House restaurant boasts a Miami-style patio. Its black, white and tan colour scheme looks all the more striking against the Distillery’s red brick walls.
When it’s rainy or the sun is blindingly bright, giant canvas sun shades cover the courtyard patio at Montreal’s Jardin Nelson restaurant.
The lounge on top of Toronto’s exclusive Thompson Hotel has beautiful wood decking, black-and-white striped loungers and cool blue ottomans.
In downtown Vancouver, the terrace at Joe Fortes seafood restaurant overlooks a rooftop lawn dotted with evergreen shrubs, tall grasses and pretty flowers.
Clean-lined wicker furniture and a grand-but-modern fireplace make the rooftop terrace at Vancouver’s Joe Fortes feel sophisticated.
A graphic, abstract mural by Balint Zsako and a wall of hanging garden pots contrast against the clean-lined loungers of the Drake Hotel’s Sky Yard bar.
An outdoor movie theatre and tiki bar are among the quirky, whimsical features of the Drake Hotel’s rooftop Sky Yard.
Is there anything more enjoyable than sitting in an intimate back patio, overlooking the very vegetable garden where your food was grown? Try Joe Beef recipes, too.