ontario patios

This Opinion article is part of a Narcity Media series. The views expressed are the author's own and do not necessarily reflect the views of Narcity Media.

While I currently call the city of Ottawa home, I was born and raised in Windsor, Ontario, and while you may find it surprising, there are a number of things I miss about the border city.

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Don't let another summer pass you by without an epic road trip across Ontario. While there is still hot sun to soak in, there are waterfall swimming holes, lazy river routes and floating water parks to add to your summer bucket list.

Here are seven stunning outdoor adventures in Ontario that you should check out before the summer comes to an end.

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You can "cheers" to summer beach days at this dreamy Ontario restaurant that's steps from white sand shores. Heydays is a stunning eatery in Sauble Beach, and it will whisk you away to a retro beach resort.

The restaurant is located at the June Motel, but you don't need to be a guest in order to eat there. It boasts a colourful interior and a spacious outdoor patio with tropical vibes.

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When you're in the mood for food and are hoping for the ultimate summer vibes there is an outdoor patio about an hour from downtown Toronto that will provide just that.

Joe Dog's Gasbar Grill is a casual pub-style restaurant with three different patios. The tropical bar patio has wooden tables and seating with palm trees, surfboards, straw roofs and decor that completes the feeling of being away on vacation.

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A little tropical getaway is awaiting you this summer, and you don't even need to leave the country. Ontario may not come to mind when you think of dreamy patios with waterfront views, but there are a bunch of gorgeous outdoor dining spots that will give you the vacation atmosphere that you're looking for.

From marina decks to rooftop dining on a river and restaurants right on a sandy beach, here are seven Ontario patios that will give you the ultimate summer vibes.

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