#CanadaGem: Picture-perfect patios across Canada you'll want to check out this summer

All the patio season places we wish we were at right now.
The patio at Gahan House, with its strings of patio lights and view of the Halifax harbour is a picture-worthy place to spend a summer evening, as shown in this Instagram by @mr.e.shooter. (Credit: Instagram/@mr.e.shooter)

This article was originally published June 8, 2017. It was edited and updated June 29, 2018.

We here at CBC Life are just as excited as you about Canada's 150th birthday. So in the month leading up to July 1, we're showcasing some of our country's amazing hidden gems from coast to coast: totally Instagram-worthy food, tiles too pretty to *not* shoot, crazy views and more. #CanadaGem#CBClife

It's officially patio season! And, as most Canadians already know, those lovely words mean it's time for us to emerge from hibernation, strip off some of those long-sleeved layers and get outside to enjoy the sun — with an icey cold bevvy in hand and some scrumptious eats within reach, of course.

Here's a look at some of the most scenic patios fit for warm-weather lounging from coast to coast across the country, our two cents on what makes them so special. We highly recommend patio-hopping across the country to soak up the sun on every last one of 'em!

The fresh seafood by the red sand beach at Prim Point Chowder House, Charlottetown, P.E.I.

The poolside C.N. Tower views at Lavelle in Toronto, Ont.

The epic view of the rockies at The Juniper Hotel & Bistro, Banff, Alta.

The dreamy, lush greenery at Pub Le Sainte-Élisabeth, Montreal, Que.

The live music and maritimes bustle at the Saint John Ale House, Saint John, N.B.

The beachfront vibes at Galley Patio & Grill in Vancouver, B.C.

The farm-to-table eats and sunset views at Willow on Wascana, Regina, Sask.

The craft beer on the boardwalk at Gahan House, Halifax, N.S.

The no frills vibe and delicious fresh fish at Bullock's Bistro, Yellowknife, N.W.T.

The sprawling, lively Barney's Patio in London, Ont.

The postcard-perfect views at the Eldorado Hotel Restaurant, Kelowna, B.C.

The little taste of Europe in Old Quebec at Bistro 1640, Quebec City, Que.

The tasty cocktails and sun, sun, sun at Woodcutter's Blanket, Whitehorse, Y.T.

The panoramic look at the mountains from the Whitehorn Bistro, Lake Louise, Alta.

The striking view of St. John's harbour from St. John's Fish Exchange & Wet Bar, St. John's, N.L.

The live music by the water at Cibo Waterfront Cafe, Winnipeg, Man.

The front row seats to the harbourfront at Lido Waterfront Bistro, Victoria, B.C.

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