The 9 Best Hotel Rooftops Across Canada
Let’s face it, in reality there are two seasons in Canada: the dark, gloomy, dreadful winter where the wind literally hurts your face and the one that all Canucks can agree is by far the best - patio season! And while it is a glorious time for all the right reasons, it is short lived in the Great White North, so make it count.
Booking.com, the global leader in connecting travellers with over a million incredible places to stay, has found the top Canadian hotels with rooftops that offer everything you need to optimize your time under the sun. Whether your perfect getaway involves a quick game of volleyball, getting your daily dose of Vitamin D in the company of tapas and cocktails or even a soak in a hot tub under the stars, these hotels have got a rooftop to meet all of your vacay needs!
Sheraton on the Falls, Niagara Falls
The Sheraton on the Falls Hotel not only gives you a view of the magnificent Niagara Falls from your room but also from the rooftop pool. Located on the seventh floor of the hotel, the outdoor Fallsview pool and patio is the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of the falls and the warm weather without having to leave the property.
The Drake Hotel, Toronto
Known as one of the best rooftop patios in Toronto, the Sky Yard atop The Drake Hotel will not disappoint. Whether enjoying a late dinner or delicious cocktail under the stars this rooftop patio is a must visit in Toronto. Open all year round the ever-changing space is complete with its very own satellite cocktail bar.
The Juniper Hotel and Bistro, Banff
After an exhausting day of hiking, instead of heading to Banff Avenue, stay onsite at the Juniper Hotel. Home to the Juniper Bistro, this rooftop restaurant boasts views of “one of the most renowned vistas in North America.” Though the spectacular view is enough to make the visit worthwhile, this family friendly venue also serves a delicious breakfast, late lunch and dinner.
Hotel Arts, Calgary
Escape the heat this summer at the Hotel Arts, with their rooftop pool and patio oasis. Easily the best stop in Calgary to enjoy a cocktail and cool off, you’ll be surrounded by original art and décor that makes you feel like you’re in South Beach. The hotel patio also allows you to indulge in award-winning cuisine served from its Yellow Door Bistro menu during the day and its Raw Bar in the evening.
Hotel Bonaventure, Montreal, Quebec
Filled with lush gardens, paths and streams, the rooftop of Hotel Bonaventure in Montreal is truly a greenery paradise. Standing 17 stories up, this rooftop features a year-round outdoor pool complete with a poolside bar to help you cool off during the blistering summer heat. Enjoy lunch, dinner, or late night snacks amongst delicious cocktails as you enjoy the surrounding scenery without ever having to leave the hotel.
Strathcona Hotel, Victoria
If you’re looking for a place with great views, delicious food, signature cocktails and even two full-size volleyball courts, then the Strathcona Hotel rooftop is the place for you! This surf themed rooftop and entertainment mecca is an unforgettable patio experience with weekly events, great service, and the ideal summer atmosphere.
Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver
Situated within the Rosewood Hotel Georgia’s inner courtyard, this laid-back oasis brings a calmness to the heart of Vancouver. Reflections: The Garden Terrace, offers light tapas in a sophisticated bar and lounge setting, surrounded by vibrant flowers, extravagant greenery, and soft lighting. If the night is chilly, heaters and warm blankets are available for your comfort.
Hotel Le Crystal, Montreal
Luxe Montreal property, Hotel Le Crystal offers the ultimate relaxing rooftop experience. Located on the 12th floor of the hotel, the outdoor heated hot tub is open year-round for hotel guest use. With a certified lifeguard on duty, a wooden terrace and gorgeous view of downtown Montreal, take a moment to unwind before heading back out into the bustling city.