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Guide: 6 Calgary patios with stunning city views

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Full-fledged summer is finally here! To celebrate, we’ve teamed up with Lynx Ridge to compile a list of outdoor patios with the best views in Calgary. Grab your sunnies, rock your shorts, and go soak up some vitamin D!

Lynx Ridge is Northwest Calgary’s golf course treasure. Their course features well-designed fairways that are fun and challenging, and also a state-of-the-art driving range for those looking to perfect their swing. The marshals don’t judge here, so don’t be shy!

Rooftop Bar @ Simmons

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The rooftop of Simmons was named one of Calgary’s best rooftops of 2018, so it was bound to make our list. Enjoy views of the Bow River and city skyline while sharing plates from a Mexican taqueria-inspired menu. They’ve also got umbrellas for when the sun is fierce and heaters for when it gets a little nippy. Good company, good food, and fiesta vibes, will have you forgetting about the bustling city outside.


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An extension of One18 Empire, the in house restaurant at the Calgary Marriott Downtown, this pop-up is one that you’ll want to hit up with friends! This second-floor patio overlooks Stephen Ave with views of the Calgary Tower. It has a casual vibe, with couches, a games area, and umbrellas for the extra sunny days. Don’t miss their signature ONEup Rum cocktail.

River Café

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River Café’s patio is an enchanting experience that we’re sure will win your heart. Enjoy award winning Canadian cuisine while nestled in the lush trees of Prince’s Island Park. The calm of the greenery while enjoying locally sourced and ethically produced food will have you feeling all types of ways.

Bow Valley Ranche

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This iconic historical landmark is home to one of the best outdoor dining experiences in the country. Their patio, which is an old-fashioned veranda around the building, backs onto Fish Creek Provincial Park making you feel like you’re in a really nice and realllly big backyard. Get immersed in history while enjoying brunch, dinner, or high tea. The natural and historic setting, and wild game-inspired menu is the epitome of Canadian history.

Murrieta’s Bar and Grill

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If people watching is your thing, Murrieta’s is your place. On the second floor of the century-old Alberta Hotel building, you’ll have a bird’s eye view of Stephen Ave. Come with friends and share a House Charcuterie board and a bottle of vino and you’ll forget to look at your phone.

The Lookout Kitchen & Bar

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You don’t have to golf to come to The Lookout at Lynx Ridge golf course. Overlooking the driving range, golf course, Bow Valley, and the Rocky Mountains, this patio has one of the best views in town. Outfitted with a fireplace and two large screens, it’s the perfect place to kick back and relax. Add an order of their famous ginger beef and a beer or wine from their extensive list, and you’re set.

Well Calgary, that’s all we’ve got for now. We’ll catch ya on the patio!

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