Dining in the Sun: Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in Vancouver

The bar at Social YVR's rooftop patio

The bar at Social YVR’s rooftop patio. Photo: Social YVR/Instagram

With summer weather comes patio season. Soak up the sun on Vancouver’s diverse rooftop patios. You can enjoy city views, garden oases, laid-back hang spaces, and mountain-top panoramas.

 

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Dining in the Sun: Rooftop Bars and Restaurants in Vancouver

Experience Winter and Summer on the Same Day in Vancouver

An aerial view of skiing at Grouse Mountain with the city in the background.

Skiing at Grouse Mountain. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Kindred & Scout.

With snow in the mountains and warmer temperatures at sea level, now is the perfect time to experience winter and summer on the same day in Vancouver. Here’s the perfect itinerary to make it happen.

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Experience Winter and Summer on the Same Day in Vancouver

How to Night Ski and Après in Vancouver

Night skiing at Grouse Mountain near Vancouver

Photo: Grouse Mountain

Watch the sunset from a mountain top, then swish downhill on lighted runs while the city lights twinkle beneath you – that’s night skiing in Vancouver. Here’s how to make it happen, plus where to après-ski.

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How to Night Ski and Après in Vancouver

8 Things to Do at Grouse Mountain in the Summer

People enjoying the Skyride Surf Adventure at Grouse Mountain

On the Skyride Surf Adventure you get to ride on top of the Grouse Mountain gondola. Photo: Destination Vancouver/Devin Manky

Known as the Peak of Vancouver, Grouse Mountain is the place to go for great hiking, incredible views, close encounters with wildlife, high-adrenaline sports, and lots more.

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8 Things to Do at Grouse Mountain in the Summer

Rooms with Views: Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

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Whenever I return to Vancouver from a trip, I’m always struck by the phenomenal scenery and views of the city that I often take for granted during my day-to-day life here. It takes being away, as well as special occasions, like dinner out, that make me see and appreciate Vancouver anew.

Luckily, there are many excellent restaurants with locations that make them perfect for admiring what the city has to offer, whether it’s a waterfront view or sightlines of the mountains. Twinkly lights, blue gray mountains, and shimmery water – paired with great food and drink – make for an unforgettably romantic evening, especially with someone special.

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, here are five recommendations for restaurants with views for the 14th, or for your next date night:

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Rooms with Views: Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

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