Applications are now open for  businesses to apply for the Sidewalk Patio Program.

The Sidewalk Patio Program is a new initiative that enables local businesses to expand their outdoor dining and seating areas onto public sidewalks and roadways, thereby creating lively communal spaces that encourage social interaction and foster a sense of community. 

It is designed to invigorate the downtown core, promote economic growth, and enhance civic pride, supporting Council’s Strategic Priorities of Quality of Life and Innovative Efficiencies & Economic Readiness. 

Application Information

Local businesses interested in participating can now find specific information, application details, and the necessary form on the City's webpage. To access this information, visit

Restaurants, bars, and cafes with a valid business licence and compliance with AGLC standards are welcome to participate in this program. Businesses may choose from four options provided and create a lively outdoor space for your customers:

  • Option 1: Small Sidewalk Patio
  • Option 2: Parklet Patio
  • Option 3: Full Sidewalk Patio with Re-Routed Sidewalk
  • Option 4: Partial Sidewalk Patio (no boardwalk sidewalk)

For more information on the Sidewalk Patio Program and how to apply, contact Access GP by calling 311 or emailing

Information provided by the City of Grande Prairie