Get Cozy this Winter at Vancouver’s Heated (and Covered!) Patios

Vancouver rooftop patio

Photo Credit: Glowbal Restaurant Group

Baby, it’s cold outside! But thanks to awnings, heaters and cozy blankets, patio season is still alive and well at many restaurants Vancouver. So cozy up – here’s a list of eateries and bars with outdoor where you can enjoy Happy Hour or eat a hearty meal without catching a chill!

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Get Cozy this Winter at Vancouver’s Heated (and Covered!) Patios

5 Vancouver Patios for Catching Summer Rays

Joe Fortes’ patio; Photo Credit: Tara Lee

With the forecast calling for unbroken days of sunshine, it’s time to snag a table on one of the many patios in the city, order a few bites and drinks, and just relax in the glory of summer.

Coupled with Vancouver’s extraordinarily scenic surroundings, the city has a wide variety of different patios that offer both water and urban views. Here are 5 patios to visit to maximize your summer chilling.

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5 Vancouver Patios for Catching Summer Rays

6 Ways to Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver This Summer

Reflections at Rosewood Hotel Georgia | Image via OpenTable

If you’re reading this, you either know what hygge is, or you’re possibly wondering what it is, and how on Earth to say it. So here you go: hygge is the Danish concept of living well and being cozy, and it’s pronounced ‘hue-guh’. And while cozy tends to be associated with autumn and winter, I’ve got some fantastic summer ways for you to get your hygge on in Vancouver!

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6 Ways to Get Your Hygge on in Vancouver This Summer

Let’s Patio #onRobson! Your Passport to Summer Fun

The following article was submitted by the Robson Street Business Association.

To celebrate the arrival of summer, the Robson Street Business Association (RSBA) launches Let’s Patio #onRobson today, a passport to summer fun and rewards you won’t want to miss!

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Let’s Patio #onRobson! Your Passport to Summer Fun

Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Happenings: Patio Time on Robson Street

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The following article was submitted by the Robson Street Business Improvement Association

Summer time is synonymous with patio time #onRobson. The longer, warmer days mean more time spent outdoors and patio hopping – day or night – is among our fave summer activities. Extended lunch hours and dedicated happy hours are totally acceptable in summer, right?

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Vancouver’s Neighbourhood Happenings: Patio Time on Robson Street

Five Date Worthy Vancouver Patios

Sourced from Brix & Mortar website

Sourced from Brix & Mortar website

With the weather warming up, it’s time to start taking advantage of Vancouver’s many fabulous patios. To up the romance of your next date, how about throwing in a scenic view, pretty surroundings, well-crafted drinks, and delicious food?

Here are my top picks for patios in the city that are date friendly:

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Five Date Worthy Vancouver Patios

Inside Vancouver’s Summer Patio Party Series

Gastown on a summer afternoon. Photo: HappyBarbers | Flickr

Gastown on a summer afternoon. Photo: HappyBarbers | Flickr

Ah, summertime. That most glorious of seasons that adds extra sparkle to the Pacific Ocean, infuses our West Coast flesh with golden bronze and lures Vancouverites out in droves to sun-drenched patios across the city. But while we tirelessly park ourselves at familiar haunts, pop open craft beers and settle in ‘til October, alternative outdoor oases remain unexplored – to our own detriment. Because for every event life throws at you – from impressing a big client to satisfying your inner hipster to mingling with cute strangers – there’s a patio in Vancouver patiently waiting to deliver.

Today, Inside Vancouver introduces the first of a six-part investigative series that surveys patios spanning the city, puts each to a stringent test and gives you, dear reader, a fresh batch of possibilities for life’s most important situations. Try ‘em out, tell us what you think and help us expand the list – just don’t forget the sunscreen. Cheers!

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Inside Vancouver’s Summer Patio Party Series