We can’t get enough of these amazing, intricate and carefully-designed pergolas that appeared on HGTV Canada. Offering plenty of shade and architectural appeal to spare, these designs will no doubt help inspire your next backyard renovation.
Published April 9, 2014, Updated July 16, 2021
This gorgeous design from Backyard Builds co-hosts Brian McCourt and Sarah Kennleyside has us considering our own pergola plans for summertime renovations. This simple addition is spruced up with strings of lights – perfect for evening social gatherings.
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Pergolas Gone Wild
Welcome to the mecca of decks with three entirely separate pergola rooms! No doubt this was one of Decked Out host Paul Lafrance’s finest moments.
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This simple wood pergola with glass siding offers respite from the sun for family and party guests while also acting as a gorgeous gateway into this newly-renovated yard from Backyard Builds.
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Here Comes the Sun
This clean and modern Paul Lafrance creation can transform into a canopy when needed or can otherwise remain open to let the sun in.
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Off to the Side
This open concept pergola featured on Backyard Builds acts as both side pathway and companion piece to the renovated backyard dining area. Think of all the barbecue parties you could host.
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Putting the “Fun” in Functional
This Paul Lafrance pergola is not only functional, but its design element naturally creates a show-stopping backyard centrepiece and dining area.
Back to the Garden
These covered garden structures featured on Backyard Builds are perfectly divided by a simple dark wood pergola.
This pergola offers plenty of shade during certain hours of the day, but with an open top, it’s also ideal for those days you want to spend basking in the sun.
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We can’t get enough of this stunning and unique pergola created by Paul Lafrance. From its elevated platform to the criss-cross top, it’s a design dream.
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Catch the Wave
Inspired by the ocean, this gorgeous pergola makes you feel as though you escaped to the tropics. Now going on vacation can be just as easy as stepping into your backyard.
Keep it it in line, people! As much as we love that wave design, a linear look can be just as appealing.
This gorgeous pergola design by Paul Lafrance boasts an old-world romanticism with its lattice roof and elegant white drapery. It’s a perfectly whimsical backyard retreat – one that is bound to impress your guests, as well.
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