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Extended patio hours help kick-off an early summer in Vancouver

June 18 2015

People on patio

It's patio season

With patio season in full swing, locals and tourists alike can enjoy extended patio hours at 72 restaurants throughout Vancouver this summer with spaces allowed to remain open until 1:00am as part of the City's extended patio pilot project.

Currently, 314 active large patios and 260 active small patios are eligible for the extension.

"Vancouver's summer is off to an early start, and extended patio hours are making our city home to even more vibrant and lively streetscapes," said Mayor Gregor Robertson.

"There's no better place to enjoy Vancouver's famed local food culture than on a patio, and this program ensures that patios at establishments with strong neighbourhood track records can stay open later on Vancouver's spectacular summer nights."

How to apply for extended patio hours

The extended patio hours pilot runs from April to October.

To apply, your establishment must have:

  1. Up-to-date insurance
  2. All fees paid in full
  3. No patio noise-related complaints on record from the last 12 months

Apply now for extended patio hours