Canadians take part in many long weekend traditions, but there’s one that may be most popular across the country — the backyard get together.

Whether you have a painstakingly crafted patio or a charmingly disheveled fixer-upper, there aren’t many people who don’t enjoy soaking up the sunshine in their outdoor living space. To celebrate the long weekend we found some amazing photos that will have you reaching for the nearest patio chair. They may even inspire a patio redesign…



Small and simple, this patio looks extremely luxurious and comfortable. Photo: JT Interior

With kitchen

The craftsmanship of this patio gives it a refined look, but it’s really the built-in kitchen that makes it amazing. Photo: houzz


We’d love to be invited to a party on this beautiful patio in Mexico. Photo:


Checkers anyone? We can’t get enough of this funky patio design. Photo:


Is there anything more relaxing than a Mediterranean-inspired patio space? Photo: houzz


Entertaining would be stress free with everything this outdoor kitchen includes. Is that a pool we see in the background? Photo:

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This Tuscan style patio is molta bella. Love that fountain and stone work. Photo:


Backyard fire pits are the perfect alternative for making s’mores when you can’t make it out of the city. Photo: Pinterest


We’d happily spend every second of every long weekend on this patio. Photo: M2 Design Group

modern nyc

This modern NYC patio is a beautiful mix of the great outdoors and urban living. Photo: houzz

We hope everyone is having a terrific long weekend!

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