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Patio Life in Banff

Now is the perfect time to safely enjoy outdoor dining with your closest family & friends.
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Cascade mountain and the pedestrianized Banff Ave patio experience

Here are our top Banff patio picks:

Banff Avenue Street Patios – main street in Banff is closed to vehicles this summer so pedestrians can safely spread out and enjoy Banff’s beautiful downtown core. Restaurants have set up spacious street patios where you can relax and take in a perfectly framed view of Cascade mountain. Start by grabbing a cocktail at Park Distillery then make your way down the street to The Balkan for a casual lunch or dinner.

el Patio – if you’re longing to escape to Mexico el Patio might be the closest thing to making your dreams come true. The rooftop patio above Magpie & Stump is colourful, laid-back and often sun-drenched. Friendly staff serve up fresh Mexican fare, margaritas and ice-cold beer. Grab a Corona, some street tacos and relax!

Brunch at The Bison - This secluded rooftop patio is a local favourite for Sunday brunch. Bask in the sunshine while sipping on a mimosa and digging into eggs benedict, gourmet French toast or a vegan scramble.

Heated rooftop dining at Chuck’s Steakhouse – looking for a great date spot? Cozy up next to a personal heater and take in (mostly) unobstructed views of the Bow River and mountain ranges at this secluded second floor spot. Known for killer Alberta steak & wine, this patio guarantees romance.

Dine under the stars at Three Bears Brewery & Restaurant - Sure, Banff’s newly opened craft brewery has patios, but did you know they also have a retractable roof? When the temperature cools off at night get that outdoor dining experience while staying warm indoors.

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Choose from a secluded heated rooftop patio or take in a perfectly famed view of Cascade mountain from one of our street patios on Banff Avenue. This spring & summer, Banff's downtown core will be transformed into a pedestrian friendly paradise complete with patios galore. Don't miss this limited time opportunity to safely dine in the beautiful outdoors. Space is limited, we recommend you plan in advance & make reserves to secure your patio table.

This article was submitted by The Banff Hospitality Collective. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of the editorial staff.