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Edmonton’s winter patio culture is growing! Be sure to share your favourite winter patio with us on Twitter @WinterCityYEG. Here are a few we know about – and some of them even have blankets if you need one.
Please check with individual locations to see what their services are during the pandemic.
Winter Patio Locations
- Café Bicyclette / 8627 Rue Marie Anne Gaboury (91) Street
- Cask & Barrel / 10041 – 104 Street
- Culina on the Lake / Hawrelak Park
- Little Brick Café & General Store / 10004 – 90 Street
- Rocky Mountain Ice House / 10516 Jasper Avenue
- Sandwich & Sons / Edmonton Valley Zoo
- Say Uncle / 10184 – 104 Street
- The Greenhouse / Victoria Park
- Urban Green Café / Louise McKinney Park
Polar Patio Club
Join this intrepid group downtown for a drink on the winter patio at Rocky Mountain Ice House or Cask & Barrel! Watch the Twitter hashtag #PolarPatioClub to find out where and when the next event will be held.
Patio Design Tips
Why a winter patio?! Patios are a key way to add vibrancy to our city and help support the prosperity of businesses in winter. Even just putting out a few chairs, tables, and colourful blankets will catch people’s eyes. Start small and see how many customers accept your invitation!
Need some ideas for how to extend your patio season? Check out our new Four Season Patio Design Tips! Many thanks go to Emma Sanborn, a graduate of the Luleå University of Technology Master’s programme in Climate Sensitive Urban Planning, for helping us to create this great tip sheet.
Why not create your own winter patio at home? We get lots of beautiful sunny days in the winter. The tip sheet has ideas that will work in your yard, too. Find a sheltered spot, dig out your deck chairs, grab your woolly blankets, and enjoy a hot drink while basking in the sunshine.
We also have spectacular Northern Lights at night. Enjoy a mulled wine under nature’s light show, snuggled up in a blanket by your backyard fire. You could even add some fairy lights to make your winter yard sparkle.
Share your #yegpatio with us on Twitter!