Kids In Vancouver: 5 Kid-Friendly Patios For Sun-Loving Parents

Tap & Barrel, Olympic Village | Photo: Bianca Bujan

There’s no better way to welcome the warmer weather than to spend an afternoon on a sun-drenched patio, sipping on ice cold drinks and taking in the colourful scenery while chatting with friends.

While many of Vancouver’s patios may be more suited for an adult audience, there are plenty of picture-perfect spots that welcome families too. Here are just 5 of the best kid-friendly patios that can be found in and around the city.

Tap & Barrel – Olympic Village Vancouver

Watch the rainbow-coloured Aquabus float by against a backdrop of Vancouver’s scenic skyline as you sit on the red chairs of Tap & Barrel‘s expansive patio in Olympic Village. Not only does the diverse and delicious menu feature mac n’ cheese, chicken strips and fries, and wood board pizza for picky little eaters, but they also offer healthier options such as the mouth-watering Togarashi Tuna Salad and the Salmon & Quinoa Burger.

Location: 1 Athletes Way (Olympic Village), Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-685-2223
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Trattoria Pizzeria, Park Royal | Photo: Glowbal Group

Trattoria Pizzeria – Park Royal, West Vancouver

End a day of shopping with a family dinner on the rooftop patio of Glowbal Group’s newest ristorante, Trattoria Pizzeria, where rustic Italian cuisine meets family-friendly fare in an atmosphere that marries European charm with a cozy backyard feel. With over a dozen delectable pizza options, there’s something to satisfy every palate.

Location: 757 Main St, Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-424-8777
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Bridges Restaurant, Granville Island | Photo: Bridge Restaurant

Bridges – Granville Island, Vancouver

You can’t miss the bright yellow building that houses Bridges Restaurant when you stroll through Granville Island, and the patio of the iconic bistro has become a landmark in Vancouver, in operation since 1980. Soak up the sun as you enjoy sweeping views of False Creek’s marina, the surrounding city bridges, and downtown Vancouver which sits just across the water. Nosh on fresh seafood dishes and sip sweet cocktails under a canopy of yellow umbrellas, where your children are just as welcome as the warm sunny days.

Location: 1696 Duranleau Street (Granville Island), Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-687-4400
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Arms Reach Bistro, Deep Cove | Photo: Arms Reach Bistro

Arms Reach Bistro – Deep Cove, North Vancouver

Family owned and operated, the quaint Arms Reach Bistro combines family-friendly fare with complicated west coast cuisine to create a dining experience to suit guests of all ages. Tucked at the tip of the stunning seaside village of Deep Cove, and featuring breathtaking water views, this petite patio is perfect for sun-seeking patrons with kids in tow.

Location: 107c-4390 Gallant Ave. North Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-929-7442
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Dockside Grill, Granville Island | Photo: Dockside Grill

Dockside Restaurant – Granville Island, Vancouver

Diners can enjoy panoramic views across False Creek, while sitting only steps from the wooden boardwalk that lines the neighbouring marina. Located in the Granville Island Hotel, the waterfront patio of Dockside Restaurant is the perfect spot for a family brunch, late lunch, or evening dinner.

Location: 1253 Johnston Street (Granville Island), Vancouver, BC
Phone: 604-685-7070
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