As the days grow longer and warmer, we find ourselves being beckoned to the most sun-drenched spots in the city. Instead of fighting for a seat on a busy patio, opt to elevate your sunny weather experience. Here, we have gathered a selection of Canada’s most beautiful hotel rooftops, where ambient evenings can be spent in style. Take in the glow of a warm sunset with a drink in hand or wade through a picturesque pool in the afternoon heat, all while far removed from the urban fray.
Take in views of Vancouver’s Coal Harbour neighbourhood and North Shore mountains from a private cabana at the Fairmont Pacific Rim’s rooftop pool. Photo courtesy of Fairmont Pacific Rim.
One may enjoy a view of Niagara Falls away from the masses from the seventh floor rooftop pool of the Sheraton on the Falls Hotel.
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. Photo courtesy of Rosewood Hotel Georgia.
After a day’s hike, take the elevator to the rooftop Juniper Bistro at the Juniper Hotel in Banff, which boasts a renowned vista of the glorious Rocky Mountains.
Luxe Montreal property Hotel Le Crystal offers the ultimate relaxing rooftop. Located on the 12th floor, the outdoor heated hot tub is open year-round for hotel guests and offers a stunning city view.
The city of Toronto’s premier rooftop is surely the Thompson Toronto, which offers an infinity pool, full bar service, and 360-degree views of the buildings below.
Escape the heat at the Hotel Arts’ rooftop pool and patio oasis, one of Calgary’s best stops to cool off, enjoy a cocktail, and dine on award-winning cuisine.
Known as one of the best rooftop patios in Toronto, the Sky Yard atop the Drake Hotel is ideal for a late dinner under the stars, any time of year.
In the middle of downtown Winnipeg, Delta Hotels by Marriott Winnipeg is open from mid-May through to Labour Day and offers a secluded swimming spot in the city.
If you’re looking for great views, beachy cocktails, and two full-size volleyball courts, then the Strathcona Hotel rooftop in Victoria, B.C. is the place for you.
This story was originally published in April 2017.
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