Skip to content

Craft Kelowna, Sky Bistro in Banff in the running for North America’s top rooftop patio

1 of 9 nominees selected by World Culinary Awards
CRAFT Beer Market is up for a prize as the top rooftop patio in North America. (Contributed)

Downtown Kelowna’s CRAFT Beer Market is up for some continent-wide accolades.

The Bernard Avenue establishment is one of nine nominees for the best rooftop patio in North America, and one of just three in Canada, including Banff’s Sky Bistro and the Broadview Hotel in downtown Toronto.

A panel from the World Culinary Awards picks the nominees annually.

The rooftop at CRAFT boasts the ability to hold up to 200 guests, and is complimented by murals, a fireplace, and the ability to serve over 100 beers on tap – but don’t forget the view.

“Although we are honoured to be nominated for this award, the nomination is deserving of our amazing backdrop in the Okanagan,” said founder PJ L’Heureux. “We are extremely proud to showcase the Okanagan and specifically Kelowna to the world with this nomination nod.”

Accessible by the Banff Gondola, the Sky Bistro in Banff sits on the summit of Sulphur Mountain, offering diners breathtaking views of the Rocky Mountains.

The winner of the prestigious honour now comes down to a public vote, which is open at Voting closes on June 30.

READ MORE: Creating core memories at the top of a Banff mountain

Plan your adventures throughout the West Coast at and follow us on Facebook and Instagram @thewestcoasttraveller. And for the top West Coast Travel stories of the week delivered right to your inbox, sign up for our weekly Armchair Traveller newsletter!

Jake Courtepatte

About the Author: Jake Courtepatte

Editor of Kelowna Capital News & West K News since February 2022. I have spent the majority of my career working in the Toronto area as both a sports reporter and a general reporter.
Read more