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Canada's Best Patios: Your Picks!

Canada's Best Patios: Your Picks!

We know you love patio hopping, we do too! Sipping on your favourite drink and munching on some food with your squad is a summer tradition and a fan favourite across the country. A good patio is like a watering hole and a spot where you can create memories with family and friends.

With so many awesome patios across the country, we wanted to know about the best! We asked some of our customers and brand ambassadors about their favourite patios. 

Here's what you guys had to say. 

New Brunswick:

Photo from Trip Advisor 

Photo from Trip Advisor 

Captain Dan’s, Shediac

I love the summer and boat life atmosphere! It gives you the tropical vibe of being down south, right here in New Brunswick. Also, the lobster is amazing!

- @vicrotiadeveau

Harbour Front Restaurant, Saint Andrews

The restaurant looks right out at the pier - Perfect to watch the sunset & the seafood was awesome!

- @chelsgauthier

Nova Scotia:

Photo from Governor's Pub website

Photo from Governor's Pub website

Governor’s Pub and Eatery, Cape Breton

Governor's has rooftop and ground patios overlooking the harbour. It's beautiful to watch  sunsets on warm summer evenings. 


Photo from  The Coast

Photo from The Coast

Your Father’s Moustache, Halifax

I love the rooftop patio because it's the perfect size, it has really pretty lights, fireplace tables for when it gets cold, and they make really yummy mimosas! The nachos and spin dip are to die for. 

- @karpiercy

Prince Edwards Island

Photo from fishbones.ca

Photo from fishbones.ca

Fishies on the Roof (FishBones Bar & Grille) , Charlottetown PEI

I like how relaxed of a space it is, AND you have a great view. There’s comfy seating and great drinks!


Photo from Tourism PEI

Photo from Tourism PEI

Mavor's Restaurant

I LOVE Mavor's! It's open and classy. They have great food and good drinks with lots of things to do before and after eating. You can catch a show at the Confederation Centre of the Arts (like Anne of Green Gables) , or head to Cow's for an ice cream cone! My favourite thing to get is the vegetarian penne pasta.  


Newfoundland and Labrador

 O'Reilly's Pub, St John's

My favourite patio by far is O'Reilly's on George Street. You can look over Water Street and see the shops, and when the sun goes down, there are beautiful outdoor lights.



Photo from Terrasses Bonsecours

Photo from Terrasses Bonsecours

 Terrasses Bonsecours, Montreal

I love it because it's outdoors, it has amazing drinks and the view is great! 

- @lucierheaume


Photo from Blog TO and  Taralyn Marshall

Photo from Blog TO and Taralyn Marshall

O&B Canteen, Toronto

It has great views of the CN Tower and awesome drink specials (also, I work there!)


Photo from inanutshell.com

Photo from inanutshell.com

Joey Lansdowne, Ottawa

Joey Lansdowne is by far the best Ottawa downtown patio! Since it’s all about the vibe – thanks to the fire bowls, cozy cushion seating, friendly staff and amazing food. This restaurant stands out from all the rest, I love getting cozy up on a nice summer evening and enjoying the ‘Leading Lady’ cocktail, paired with the Gyoza’s as a starter and the Herb Crush Salmon as my main. 



Cathedral Social Hall, Saskatoon

It's located downtown right by the South Saskatchewan River and the historic Delta Bessborough Hotel! It's the perfect place to go for afternoon drinks and take in the sights of downtown. The food is soooo good too (I recommend the fish tacos!) Also, their Moscow Mule is on point.



Photo from parkdistillery.com

Photo from parkdistillery.com

Park Distillery, Banff

It's on the upper level of the restaurant over looking the streets of Banff. It's such a cool restaurant, it has a campfire vibe all throughout and they have spirits distilled in house. They have THE BEST vodka. Make sure to have a flight there as well so you can taste all the different vodkas they make. I definitely go there every time I'm in the mountains. It's in the heart of Banff and the food is amazing!


British Colombia

Photo from Daily Hive Vancouver

Photo from Daily Hive Vancouver

Chill Winston, Vancouver

It’s such a great atmosphere here, Gastown feels so cool and hip. You’re right in the heart of downtown Vancouver. The drinks are fabulous, it’s just something you can’t get anywhere else! 

(This place is closing its doors in September, so check it out before it's gone for good!) 


Photo from Trip Advisor

Photo from Trip Advisor

Eleven22, Golden B.C

This cute little restaurant is located near Kicking Horse Mountain in the small ski town of Golden, B.C. Everything is made with super fresh ingredients. When you look up, you're surrounded by the mountains. I definitely recommend a pasta dish with some wine! 



We unfortunately had no responses from Manitoba, but we KNOW there are some awesome patios out there. If you have a favourite, please email us and we will put it on the list! 

If you think another patio deserves to be up here, email us @ alex@noraswimwear.com

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