Extended patio hours help kick off an early summer in Vancouver

June 18, 2015 | Arts and Culture

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

“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.”

In order to apply for the pilot project, establishments are required to have up-to-date insurance, all fees paid in full and no patio noise-related complaints on record from the last 12 months. The extended patio hours pilot will run from April to October.

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

Interested businesses can apply online.


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