It is Patio Season!
With new Public Health Orders (PHO), our restaurants have been busy getting their patios open. The PHOs state that dining may take only take place outdoors at restaurants (along with pick-up and delivery options). Wineries can continue to offer ‘sampling’ tastings indoors, provided they follow existing COVID-19 protocols. Please note that some of these photos are older and do not necessarily reflect the social distancing that is currently taking place.
Below is a list of eateries and wineries that have patio options. We encourage you to check out their website or social media accounts for the most up-to-date information as their opening dates and hours may change at a moment’s notice. Please note that at the time of this post (March 31), some patios have not yet opened, but are planning on opening up shortly.
Although the sun is shining and the temperature is warming up, it can still be cool when dining outdoors. The restaurants have done a great job with their heaters, but it is recommended you dress appropriately for outdoor weather and dining.
Ranging from street-side to vineyard-side, here are some patios you need to check out this season.
Patios with lake views
19 Okanagan | 3509 Carrington Rd
Patio with umbrellas along with views of Lake Okanagan and Two Eagles Golf Course
Modest Butcher at Mt Boucherie Estate Winery | 829 Douglas Rd
Covered patio overlooks Lake Okanagan, Lakeview Heights community and the vineyards of the Westside Wine Trail.
Blu Saffron at Volcanic Hills Family Estate | 2845 Boucherie Rd
Patio with umbrellas and views of the surrounding vineyards, Lake Okanagan and Mt Boucherie.
Courses Restaurant at Shannon Lake Golf Course | 2649 Shannon Lake Rd
Golf course restaurant with golf course and Shannon Lake views.
Old Vines Restaurant at Quails’ Gate Winery | 3303 Boucherie Rd
Voted as one of Canada’s most romantic restaurants. The patio has fire pits, is next to the vineyards of Quails’ Gate Winery, and has views of Okanagan Lake and Green Bay.
The Terrace at Mission Hill Family Estate | 1730 Mission Hill Rd
Fully covered outdoor terrace with views of Lake Okanagan looking westward and south towards Peachland.
Restaurant and Pub Patios
Cherry Pit | 2565 Main St
Partially covered patio, very popular for brunch.
Kelly O’Bryan’s | 3470 Carrington Rd
Covered patio with partial glass enclosure that has heaters for cooler temperatures.
Kind Brewing | 2405 Main St
Small street-side patio.
Pizzamoreh | 2565 Main St
Private outdoor patio with a firepit.
Neighbours Pub | 3099 Shannon Lake Rd
Heated patio in the Shannon Lake neighbourhood.
Lost Horn Mediterranean Grill | 2424 Main St
Small street-side patio.
Original Joe’s | #114, 3000 Louie Dr
East facing street-side patio with partial glass enclosure. Receives shade in the evening, so perfect for beating the heat.
Sammy J’s | #190 – 525 Hwy 97
Street-side patio that feels private with patio furniture and heaters for cooler summer evenings.
Whisky Jack’s | 2442 Drought Rd
Cooling mist for those hot days, this patio is street-side and has umbrellas, patio furniture, and string lighting at night.
Wineries with Tastings on the Patio
BC wineries can continue to offer ‘sampling’ tasting, provided they follow existing COVID-19 protocols. These tasting may take place inside or outside. Below are some wineries that offer outside tasting experiences. Please check their websites for opening dates, times, and protocols. Many wineries require reservations, so please check prior to touring.
Little Straw Vineyards | 2815 Ourtoland Rd
Ciao Bella Winery | 3252 Glencoe Rd (opening soon)
Off the Grid Organic Winery | 3623 Glencoe Rd
Kalala Organic Estate Winery | 3361 Glencoe Rd
Mt Boucherie Estate Winery | 829 Douglas Rd
the hatch | 3225 Boucheriue Rd
Black Swift Winery | 2345 Boucherie Rd
Quails Gate Winery | 3303 Boucherie Rd
Cafes with Patios
Blenz | 3645 Gosset Rd
Annie’s Beach Cafe & Lounge | 3725 Boucherie Rd
Lakefront picnic tables.
Kekuli Café | 3550 Carrington Rd, #307
Street-side patio with a pergola that offers shade.
Starbucks | 2475 Dobbin Rd
Street-side seating on sunny patio next to hwy 97. Good for watching the day go by.
Starbucks | 2231 Louie Dr
Patio on northside of café, so shaded and perfect for beating the mid-day heat.
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