Thanks to Vancouver's mild weather, patio season starts early-even if it's with the help from patio heaters. From waterfront restaurants to fine dining experiences to casual outdoor eateries, you've got options when it comes to outdoor dining. Pair great food with epic views and it's easy to see why Vancouverites love dining outdoors.
Whether you're celebrating something special or just in the mood for something fab, Ancora Waterfront Dining and Patio is the place to go. This waterfront restaurant is an all-around treat. The menu blends Peruvian and Japanese cuisines to make for an incredible meal-this alone makes it worth a visit. However, when enjoyed on their lovely patio that overlooks False Creek, it tastes even better.
You know it's officially warm out when you find yourself at Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House's beautiful rooftop patio–it's truly one of the best in the city. Despite it's location on one of Vancouver's busiest streets, the secluded patio makes you feel as though you're in a garden outside of the city. While you enjoy the warm air, tuck into freshly shucked oysters, a cold glass of white and wistfully dream that this moment could last forever.
For something much more casual, head to the Gallery Cafe & Catering. Located on the second floor of the Vancouver Art Gallery, this patio is a welcome reprieve from the bustle. Neoclassical architecture, beautiful greenery, and soothing music are enough to draw you here, but the house-made desserts and crisp sparkling wine may be what makes you stay. This cafeteria-style restaurant is open from morning until early evening, serving freshly made salads, sandwiches, soups, baked goods, quiches, and entrees. Quench your thirst on a hot summer's day with a cold drink coffee, tea, or boozy treat.