Winter Patios, Igloos, and Pop-Up Domes to Dine Outdoors in Edmonton


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Patio season was, at one point, exclusive to summer. But in Edmonton, you can now find a variety of heated winter patios at different pubs and restaurants. Below is a list of local eateries who are working towards not only providing warm outdoor space, but also enough space for social distancing. Across Edmonton’s winter patios you’ll find rooftop igloos, riverside igloos, fireplaces galore, and a huge selection of great food and drink.

As per government restrictions, these restaurants very kindly ask that you only attend in-person dining with people from the same household.

Culina on the Lake


At this local café, you can consider all Hawrelak Park and its many picnic benches as your winter patio. But if you seek heat, then you can take your coffee, breakfast, burger, or sandwich, over to one of the close-by propane fires. There is plenty of space around the large fires for during your meal, and after you eat you can enjoy skating, winter walks, or cross-country skiing within the Park.

Address: Hawrelak Park – 9330 Groat Rd., Edmonton

Phone: (780) 250-7044



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Cask & Barrel

Within the downtown community is the winter patio of Cask & Barrel, a restaurant and bar’s whose aim it is to make you feel at home. But the best part is, you won’t be at home! Let them take care of your dinner, drinks, and desserts, while you enjoy a warm winter night in the bright lights of the Ice District.


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Address: 10041 104 St., Edmonton; Phone: (780) 498-1224


Little Brick Café & General Store

Relax in Little Brick’s cozy and picturesque setup in the east downtown neighbourhood of Riverdale. The café is best known for delicious coffee and hot drinks, and these make great companions to an outdoor gathering. But remember to bring your appetite, as their sandwiches, brunch spreads, and sweets are dishes you won’t want to pass up.

Address: 10004 90 St. NW, Edmonton

Phone: (780) 705-1230



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Rocky Mountain Icehouse

In this essential downtown eatery and pub, you can enjoy the Jasper Ave. patio experience all year long. The Icehouse prepared to create an enjoyable, safe, and comfy experience for you while you enjoy their drinks and southern comfort food with an “Alberta flare.” They even provide blankets!


Address: 10516 Jasper Ave, Edmonton

Phone: (780) 424-3836


Boxer Albertan Kitchen & Bar

Located in Old Strathcona, Boxer is a truly Albertan Kitchen and Bar through their seasonal fare like The Great Steak, English Style Fish and Chips, Past Fresca, or a variety of others. Boxer also offers a large wine and appetizer menu, making it the perfect stop for a gourmet snack on a scenic rooftop patio under a heated and stylish dome.

Address: 10315 83 Ave. NW, Edmonton

Phone: (780) 760-4567


The Greenhouse Restaurant at Victoria Golf Course

Along River Valley Road, you can find the Greenhouse’s winter patio at the Victoria Golf Course, as well as the park’s skating oval a few blocks down. If you’re planning to visit the area for a skate, we suggest making a stop at the golf course either before or after to sip some coffee, mulled wine, or beer, on their gorgeous and cozy outdoor setup.

Address: Victoria Park – 12130 River Valley Rd. NW, Edmonton

Phone: (780) 496-4710


Odd Company Brewing

This local Edmonton brewer made patio season a 365-day affair, as you are always welcome on their outdoor benches! After relaxing outside, you can also take a peek inside where they’ve been working extremely hard to provide a safe and comfortable atmosphere. You can also help support this local company through take-home growlers filled with their house-brewed beers.

Address: 105 12021 102 Avenue NW, Edmonton

Phone: (587) 590-9973


Riverside Bistro at Courtyard by Marriott

Enjoy dining in a heated igloo at the Marriott downtown, and enjoy the amazing views to the south. As you enjoy the Bistro’s gourmet dining, you can take in wintery scenes to the west and east over the North Saskatchewan River. The patio is decorated with lights, and fires.

Address: Courtyard by Marriott – 1 Thornton Court NW, Edmonton

Phone: (780) 945-4747


Tiramisu Bistro

For another heated igloo experience, you can try the Arts district on 124th street. Tiramisu Bistro provides an authentic Italian dining experience with fresh-baked breads, local produce, and imported specialties. Come for breakfast, lunch, or dinner, and enjoy some fresh air in a comfortably heated setting.

Address: 10750 124 St. NW, Edmonton

Phone: (780) 452-3393


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Café Bicyclette

If you plan on attending the Flying Canoe Volant at the beginning of March, we suggest a stop for food and drink at this popular local café. Café Bicyclette just a walk away from the Flying Canoe festivities. They are reopening in conjunction with this event, but you can enjoy their winter patio as long as the snow falls in Edmonton.

Address: #4 8627 rue Marie-Anne Gaboury (91 St.), Edmonton

Phone: (587) 524-8090



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Duggan’s Boundary Irish Pub

With it’s large fireplace and space-heaters, Duggan’s makes for a quiet outdoor space on the south side of Edmonton. While you’re enjoying their winter patio, be sure to try some of their Irish Pub specials like Bangers and Mash, Steak and Guinness Stew, or Chicken Pot Pie.

Address: 9013 88 Ave. NW, Edmonton

Phone: (780) 465-4834



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The Common

The spacious and heated patio at downtown’s The Common is a great place to enjoy a drink, food and company outside of your home. Their assortment of comfort food is sure to warm you on the coldest days, and includes soups, greens, appetizers, and hearty mains like Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Braised Lamb Stew, or Chicken & Waffles.


Address: 9910 109 St. NW, Edmonton

Phone: (780) 452-7333


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