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As we continue our tour of the best patios on the West Coast, we land in Richmond where the Fraser River meets the Pacific Ocean meets epic views all around. By Wade Kinley Milltown Bar & Grill Situated on a land bar in the Fraser River, Milltown boasts not one but two amazing waterside views to sit by and enjoy plates of West Coast pub favourites and one or two of their signature cocktails. On the north side, you’ll take in the majesty of the Coastal Mountains, the backdrop to the new and bustling Milltown Marina. Southside, you’re right next to the river with the main YVR Airport runway in the background. So pick your poison: boats or planes? Blue Canoe Waterfront Restaurant On the busy Bayview Pier in the iconic Steveston Village, Blue Canoe serves up fresh local-as-it-can-get seafood on their patio right along the boardwalk. All…

The Galaxie Craft Brewhouse in White Rock sits tucked just away from the hustle of Marine Drive, steps from the promenade, pier and the beaches. A perfect place to escape the world for an afternoon and try on some beers that take classic North American brewing methods and boost them with some unique experimentation. By Wade Kinley We arrived on a warm Sunday and got a nice spot in the sun on their large patio right off the sidewalk on Vidal Street, under a graffiti-style mural that is just one of the many galactic references you’ll find decorating the airy 60-seat establishment that has served a number of purposes over its almost 75-year history, including a recording studio and yoga center. Spaced out vibes, for sure. White Rock was bustling that day and it truly felt like summer was nearly here. Fitting then, that brewmaster Doug Card’s menu of eight…

By Kristi Alexandra Though many of us hope that COVID is nearly in the rearview, BCers should be fairly experienced patio diners by now because of former restrictions—and that’s not a bad thing! Many restaurants, bars and eateries have spruced up or expanded their existing patio spaces, and diners are reaping the benefits. Beat the heat and try out these new-and-improved patio spots in Vancouver this summer. Innocent Ice Cream Ice cream will certainly cool you down on a hot day! This gluten-free ice cream parlour boasts “the best ice cream sandwiches in Vancouver,” and you’ll know it’s true when you visit the Main Street Shop (4895 Main Street, Vancouver). Their cozy back patio (seats 8) also flaunts its solar-powered ice cream truck aptly named “Sunshine”, which is perfect for ‘gram-worthy snaps. Snap up a scoop of ice cream (vegan options available) pressed between two of their signature gluten-free cookies,…

By Jenni Sheppard It’s been a delicious summer in Vancouver, full of hearty beach barbecues, thirst-quenching patio cocktails, and tasty farmer’s markets bursting with fresh fruit and vegetables. Now, as glorious summer sunshine fades into refreshing fall rain, we’re looking for ways to keep those seasonal flavours lingering on our taste buds a little longer. For inspiration, we spoke to Chef Shaun Maclean at H Tasting Lounge about his love of desserts, summer in the city, and how his new galette could make summer last all year. What was the first dessert you ever created and why? My mother has always had a love for a good cheesecake, so that was the first thing I made sure I knew how to do well. What do you love most about creating desserts? It’s the final dish to hit the table. Like the encore of a concert, it has to be a…

Images by Michelle Mateus When the sun is out and the air is fresh, there is no reason to drink and dine indoors. Slip on the sandals, bring your friends and family, and set out to a few of Coquitlam’s best patios. We’ll be your photographic guide. First up, Pasta Polo. The Margarita pizza is topped with fresh basil from the on-site greenhouse, that even the youngest clientele love. Next up: Mariner Brewing. Click here for Part 2.

Bu Sonu Purhar Summer is here, and that means even longer days to fill with… well, food! To maximize your warm-weather enjoyment, we’ve rounded up eateries across Metro Vancouver where patios meet palate-popping brunches. Slap on your sunscreen, slip on your sunnies and let’s go! The Boathouse 900 Quayside Drive, New Westminster Lazy Sundays were made for brunching alongside a shimmering river. Situated along the New Westminster Quay, the Boathouse is best known for a traditionally West Coast menu starring locally sourced seafood, and brunch is no different. Try the Dungeness crab cake benny, topped with eggs, greens and creamy hollandaise; it pairs nicely with a sunny mango mojito. MARKET by Jean-Georges 1115 Alberni Street, Vancouver MARKET’s sun-washed patio is an idyllic spot for warm-weather brunching – especially with an innovative menu that raises the bar for morning meals. Start with avocado bruschetta for the table, topped with heirloom tomatoes,…