PATIO Vancouver Giveaway

Comments 122 by Rebecca Bollwitt

Hot days call for a cool beverage on a shady patio and John and I experienced just that over the weekend. Our friends at PATIO Vancouver – a collaboration of a bunch of local BIAs (Business Improvement Associations) – have put together a map of over 400 outdoor dining spaces in Vancouver. From Dunbar to the East Village, Cambie to the West End and Gastown, with all points in between – it’s your go-to guide for outdoor dining in the city. To celebrate, I have a giveaway! But first, more important info:

PATIO Vancouver

John and I spent the afternoon on the patio at Minami in Yaletown, thanks to PATIO Vancouver and the Yaletown BIA. In the back courtyard, off the main street, covered by a lush green canopy, we sipped Nojitos (refreshing, non-alcoholic mojitos) to cool off.

PATIO Vancouver Giveaway

For our meal, we sampled the day’s top offerings in the Minami Premium Zen multi-course menu that included our favourite: Aburi sushi for the second course. To top off the dining experience, two desserts: a coconut mango creme brulee and a yuzu raspberry semifreddo.

Stay Downtown, Get More Deals!

To compliment your patio experience, you can also find great deals on Downtown Vancouver hotels – hello, air conditioning – when you book through using promo code PATIO. You will receive a $50 Visa PATIO gift card upon check-in. If you use your $50 Visa PATIO gift card at a participating PATIO restaurant, you will receive an additional $20 in value from the restaurant.  Valid on stays from June 15 to July 31, 2021.


I have a $150 gift card for Minami to give away so you can have an epic (and cool) outdoor dining experience in Vancouver this summer. Here’s how you can enter to win:

I will draw one winner at random from all entries at 12:00pm on Sunday, July 4, 2021. UPDATE: The winner is Ren!

122 Comments  —  Comments Are Closed

  1. jean smithMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 11:36am PDT

    A delicious local spot!

  2. RayMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 11:39am PDT

    Mina I has great sushi

  3. BeckyMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 11:42am PDT

    This would be an awesome date night!!

  4. HollyMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 11:43am PDT

    I have always wanted to try there!!

  5. Mary yuMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 11:43am PDT

    Looks amazing

  6. Mary yuMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 11:44am PDT

    Following accounts on IG @mary_yu_

  7. JeanMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 11:47am PDT


  8. SelinaMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 11:52am PDT

    Like Minami! Thank you for the chance!

  9. Tracy kMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 11:54am PDT

    Love minami!

  10. SusanMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 12:01pm PDT

    Would love this!

  11. Jill KMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 12:03pm PDT

    Delicious food

  12. Michelle AMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 12:05pm PDT

    This would be so nice!

  13. Carmella PMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 12:12pm PDT

    So generous! Minami’s garden patio would be so nice in this heat!

  14. LisaMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 12:16pm PDT

    Lovely pics of delicious looking food! Thanks for sharing this. 😀

  15. Bridget ODonnellMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 12:37pm PDT

    Anything to get out of the house! Lol

  16. Bridget ODonnellMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 12:38pm PDT

    Yes please!

  17. Justin LeeMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 12:42pm PDT

    Love Minami!

  18. HeidiMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 1:02pm PDT

    Would love to try it!

  19. OdetteMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 1:03pm PDT

    Love it ! Did all the steps !

  20. SofiaMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 1:06pm PDT

    Would loooooove to try Minami!!!!

  21. BevMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 1:13pm PDT

    Sounds like a great way to stay cool!

  22. BevMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 1:14pm PDT

    Sounds like a great way to stay cool! Woohoo

  23. Simone FoyMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 1:17pm PDT


  24. Debra GendronMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 1:36pm PDT

    never been i hope i win

  25. MayaMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 1:42pm PDT


  26. StephanieMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 2:08pm PDT

    Yum! Vancouver’s best place for aburi!

  27. HanaMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 2:19pm PDT

    Yes please!

  28. CheukMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 2:30pm PDT

    Great food. YUM.

  29. CarolMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 2:39pm PDT

    Looks amazing!

  30. Roberta NeilsonMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 2:42pm PDT

    The sushi looks so amazing! I wish I was there right now 😎

  31. Claudia AndrewsMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 3:19pm PDT


  32. Claudia AndrewsMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 3:20pm PDT


  33. Claudia AndrewsMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 3:21pm PDT


  34. Claudia AndrewsMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 3:22pm PDT


  35. Claudia AndrewsMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 3:23pm PDT

    LIKED THE REEL ON INSTAGRAM! @claudiandrews54

  36. Claudia AndrewsMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 3:24pm PDT


  37. Claudia AndrewsMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 3:26pm PDT


  38. TiffMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 3:30pm PDT

    A cool outdoor dining experience sounds like a dream right now!

  39. DougMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 3:38pm PDT

    This is such a delicious place!!

  40. MaryMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 4:00pm PDT

    I love this place!

  41. wenMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 7:41pm PDT

    This would be so nice! Thanks!

  42. AprilMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 7:56pm PDT

    Food looks amazing!!!

  43. MichaelMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 8:17pm PDT

    Looks wonderful

  44. SandraMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 8:21pm PDT

    This is a great giveaway! Thank you to Minami for offering and I hope to be the lucky winner. Fingers crossed.

  45. JeffMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 8:21pm PDT

    Great contest!

  46. HelenMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 8:45pm PDT

    Would be great to dine on the patio.

  47. Albert N.Monday, June 28th, 2021 — 8:48pm PDT


  48. CeciMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 8:56pm PDT

    This would be such a great little lunch getaway! 🙂

  49. CindyMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 9:15pm PDT

    Love it!!

  50. NancyMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 10:02pm PDT

    This would make an amazing first time experience for my mom!! Thank you for hosting such an amazing giveaway!! ❤️❤️

  51. Jason BMonday, June 28th, 2021 — 10:35pm PDT

    Would love to try.

  52. Ruby BBTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 1:12am PDT

    Awesome contest! Would love to try this restaurant.

  53. DoraTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 4:26am PDT

    We are lucky to have beautiful patios in Vancouver! This one looks like an oasis in itself…love the whole courtyard/nature feel. The food looks yummy.

  54. Tabby72Tuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 6:47am PDT

    I love Minami, thanks for the great prize!

  55. Renee STuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 8:32am PDT

    Looks great

  56. JosephineTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 9:14am PDT

    I’ve always wanted to try Minami!

  57. BreninTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 9:26am PDT

    Mm best spot.

  58. ClaudiaTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 10:10am PDT

    Minami has such a lovely patio!! Would love the opportunity for a chance to check it out 🙂

  59. NicoleTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 11:04am PDT

    The food looks so good & the patio sounds amazing!

  60. GregLTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 11:04am PDT

    Yum sounds good

  61. GregLTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 11:05am PDT

    followed all accounts on instagram

  62. GloriaTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 12:27pm PDT

    I learned to love patio dining Vancouver since the pandemic. Patio Vancouver is a great resource to help us navigate the patios in the Vancouver!

  63. NishaTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 6:43pm PDT

    Wow! looks amazing :)))

  64. NishaTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 6:44pm PDT

    Your insta reel looks delicious!

  65. amy liuTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 8:18pm PDT

    thanks for the great prize

  66. MandyTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 8:18pm PDT

    Would love to win this! Minami is such a treat!

  67. amy liuTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 8:18pm PDT

    i followed all accounts’ on instagram, my instagram account name is @mllil604

  68. amy liuTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 8:19pm PDT

    i liked and commented under facebook giveaway post

  69. MandyTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 8:19pm PDT

    Followed on Instagram.

  70. amy liuTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 8:20pm PDT

    i like and comment under Instagram giveaway post as @mllil604

  71. MandyTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 8:25pm PDT

    Liked and commented on the reel.

  72. sunshine hTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 8:58pm PDT

    We love trying new restaurants and this looks great!

  73. GlendaTuesday, June 29th, 2021 — 9:15pm PDT

    This restaurant has been on my must try list for over a year! Can’t wait to try it!

  74. Celina FengWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 6:38am PDT

    SOOO excited to try this restaurant – haven’t had this kind of sushi in a long time!

  75. TinaWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 7:51am PDT

    Sounds great!

  76. RobWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 8:28am PDT

    Anything cool these days sounds good.

  77. Angie TraceyWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 8:50am PDT

    Looks soo good!

  78. Alicia PWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 11:26am PDT

    Can’t wait to try this restaurant

  79. Eric McLeodWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 4:18pm PDT

    I LOOOOOVE Minami!!!!

  80. MasaneWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 4:37pm PDT

    Thank you for the post. Would love to take my mom to Minami for her 70th birthday!

  81. AnyaWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 4:45pm PDT

    What a wonderful way to enjoy the summer eating outdoor!

  82. TracyWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 6:28pm PDT

    Awesome prize !

  83. Shelly PanWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 6:31pm PDT

    Awesome giveaway! Love their sushi

  84. ConnieWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 7:53pm PDT

    Would ❤️To win!

  85. Ming KWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 8:42pm PDT

    Such an awesome prize!

  86. jane jamesWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 8:58pm PDT

    Love to win this incredible prize.

  87. RonWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 9:38pm PDT


  88. Margaret ButtnerWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 11:03pm PDT

    Patios are my thing×

  89. Donna LWednesday, June 30th, 2021 — 11:29pm PDT

    Sounds delicious!

  90. CathyThursday, July 1st, 2021 — 5:32am PDT

    What a great contest! We love patio dining!

  91. Catherine HercusThursday, July 1st, 2021 — 8:25am PDT

    Would love to win and take my daughter

  92. Catherine HercusThursday, July 1st, 2021 — 8:25am PDT

    Would love to win!

  93. Toni AshcroftThursday, July 1st, 2021 — 10:14am PDT

    What a lovely prize!!

  94. KennethThursday, July 1st, 2021 — 2:55pm PDT

    Can’t get enough of patio time in Vancouver

  95. Iain MThursday, July 1st, 2021 — 3:07pm PDT

    I’ll go anywhere there is shade.

  96. ShelleyThursday, July 1st, 2021 — 6:38pm PDT

    What a beautiful patio.

  97. Gail WhitworthThursday, July 1st, 2021 — 6:38pm PDT

    Yummy! Pick me!

  98. JamillaThursday, July 1st, 2021 — 10:42pm PDT

    Thanks for the chance!

  99. DonnaFriday, July 2nd, 2021 — 11:54am PDT

    Minami is a great place!

  100. GloriaFriday, July 2nd, 2021 — 12:48pm PDT

    Minami’s one of my all time favorite restaurants in Vancouver

  101. KathleenFriday, July 2nd, 2021 — 1:55pm PDT

    Looks great!

  102. Alicia PFriday, July 2nd, 2021 — 2:22pm PDT

    Would love to win this

  103. Aimee MFriday, July 2nd, 2021 — 3:38pm PDT

    I love their brussel sprout chips!

  104. wilsonFriday, July 2nd, 2021 — 5:42pm PDT

    I have never been there!
    what do you like from there?

  105. Susan SSaturday, July 3rd, 2021 — 9:43am PDT

    Would love this!

  106. Yung LSaturday, July 3rd, 2021 — 12:56pm PDT

    Hope to win this great prize!

  107. LindaSaturday, July 3rd, 2021 — 3:04pm PDT

    This would be wonderful. It’s such a good restaurant.

  108. NicoleSaturday, July 3rd, 2021 — 4:46pm PDT

    Yum 😋

  109. RenSaturday, July 3rd, 2021 — 4:47pm PDT

    Love their Aburi sushi!

  110. AmandaSaturday, July 3rd, 2021 — 8:09pm PDT

    I would love to take my husband out on a date night! 😊

  111. daneSaturday, July 3rd, 2021 — 8:48pm PDT


  112. JennSaturday, July 3rd, 2021 — 9:13pm PDT

    I love the green canopy!

  113. LorenaSunday, July 4th, 2021 — 12:04am PDT

    Minami is one of my all-time favourites … and a nice walk over the bridge.

  114. RaySunday, July 4th, 2021 — 7:34am PDT

    Looks amazing

  115. MichelleSunday, July 4th, 2021 — 11:11am PDT

    love patio dining!

  116. CindySunday, July 4th, 2021 — 12:00pm PDT

    Followed on IG

  117. Sherry FraserSunday, July 4th, 2021 — 10:07pm PDT

    I have wanted to try this patio! What a wonderful prize.

  118. Sherry FraserSunday, July 4th, 2021 — 10:10pm PDT

    Following on IG.

  119. ShannonThursday, July 8th, 2021 — 2:51pm PDT

    Thank you for the contest!

  120. David CFriday, July 9th, 2021 — 12:15pm PDT

    I hear their sushi is to die for.

  121. sandraFriday, July 16th, 2021 — 11:30pm PDT

    summer patio dining – a real treat!

  122. sandraFriday, July 16th, 2021 — 11:31pm PDT

    looking forward to a new patio experience

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