7 Patios with Great Views

When you want to dine outside somewhere scenic, try one of these great locations.

Boxwood cafe's patio.

Photo courtesy Boxwood Cafe.


1410 Bier Haus

One of the better rooftop patios on 17th Avenue S.W., 1410 Bier Haus' is the perfect place to people watch, stare out across the city and grab some rays all day long.

1410 17 Ave. S.W., 403-229-1410, 1410bierhaus.ca, @worldbierhaus


Boxwood Cafe

Its Central Memorial Park location means that the view from Boxwood Cafe's patio is one of the greenest in the downtown area.
340 13 Ave. S.W., 403-265-4006, boxwoodcafe.ca@BoxwoodCalgary


The Lake House

This patio extends out onto the beautiful Lake Bonavista and will make you feel like you're eating on water, because, well, you will be.
747 Lake Bonavista Dr. S.E., 403-225-3939, lakehousecalgary.com@thelakehouseyyc


Oak Tree Tavern

Sticklers might argue this to be more of a deck than a patio, but the end result is the same; a great Kensigton location with a view of the 10th Street hustle and bustle and an awesome graffiti mural backdrop to boot.

124 10 St. N.W., 403-270-3347, @OakTreeYYC

River Cafe

Located in the heart of Prince's Island Park, the surrounding nature makes your outdoor experience feel like dining in a forest, and the unobstructed view of the river make this patio feel as serene as they come.

25 Prince's Island Park, 403-261-7670, river-cafe.com, @rivercafeYYC



The Sirocco Golf Club's in-house restaurant, Siraia's unparalleled views of the surrounding golf course and Pine Creek region are beautiful enough to warrant the 5 kilometre drive south of the city
Off Spruce Meadows Way S.E., 4 kilometres south of Highway 22X, 403-984-1392, siraia.ca


Vin Room

Another people-watching hotspot, Vin Room's patio let you look out over Mission's busy 4th Street from the comfort of a padded bench seat or bar stool, with the added bonus of being within walking distance of the Elbow River if you'd like to stroll the pathway after your meal.

2310 4 St S.W., 403-457-5522, vinroom.com, @VinRoom


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