Valentine's Day is coming and boyfriends/girlfriends everywhere are stressing over how to plan a romantic night on this (hyped up) evening. There can be an extra sense of pressure to make this night perfect, so we have got you covered.
Dinner can be fun, but dinner on a cruise? That's some next level date night. Impress your date and check out our guide to Valentine's Day 2017 (listed in no particular order) in Vancouver for a night you won't forget.
1. Valentine's Day Dinner Cruise // Magic Yachts Tour, Pride of Vancouver, Vancouver Cruises
Wine, waterfront views, live music, a buffet, all on a luxurious yacht - pretty much all the ingredients you need for a romantic Valentine's Day. Several cruises and boats in Vancouver are offering special Valentine's Day cruises, such as Magic Yachts Tour, Pride of Vancouver, and Vancouver Cruises. Check out their websites for more information on prices and registration.
If your date (or maybe you) loves chocolate, look no further than the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival for a guaranteed chocolatey and delicious time. The festival's last day will be on Valentine's Day, so it'll be your last chance to check out the sweetest event in Vancouver. Check out the full lineup of flavours and participating cafes here.
3. Valentine's Day Snowshoe Fondue // Grouse Mountain
Want to experience winter wonderland for Valentine's Day? Grouse Mountain is hosting 2 special events for Valentine's Day. The Valentine's Day Snowshoe Fondue, held on both February 12th and 14th, consists of a guided group snowshoe tour finished with chocolate fondue. There is also the Valentine's Day Dinner, which is a special 5 course menu accompanied by a scenic view of Vancouver from up top. After these events, you can also bring your special someone to explore the Light Walk, which is free with your Lift Ticket, to add even more magic to your night.
4. Spa Day // 9 Incredible Winter Spa Resorts In BC For Under $60
Let things get steamy at a spa or hot springs resort. With the winter cold and the weather so frightful, what better reason to cozy up and get warm at a spa.
5. Hugs & Fishes Sleepover // Vancouver Aquarium
Out of all the fish in the sea, you're the one for me - endless #cheese and pickup lines await you at the annual Valentine's Day sleepover at the Vancouver Aquarium. On Saturday February 11, 2017, the Vancouver Aquarium is hosting a one of a kind date night complete with a three course plated dinner, explorations of the aquarium, sleepover in the underwater Wild Coast exhibit featuring a false killer whale, and a pacific white sided dolphin, and more! For more information, check out their website here.
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6. Rent an Airbnb // 9 Romantic Airbnbs In BC To Rent For Cheap Instead Of Going On A Date
Keep things fresh by going for a budget friendly romantic retreat or staycation in the city. Even if all you want to do is Netflix & chill, at least it's somewhere new, cozy, and with a view.
You jump, I jump Jack. Take a leap of faith (both literally and figuratively) and try something new this Valentine's Day. Also a great excuse to hold on tight to each other.
8. Winter getaway // 8 of the most romantic places in BC
Go for a change of scenery on a romantic getaway to escape the city and your stress. BC is filled with magical light displays, surreal beauty, and small town charm, making it easy to find the perfect romantic escape. Check out our ultimate guide to the most romantic places in BC here.
Kick it old school and take a cue from 70's romance. Surprise your date with your some good ol' retro romance - it is sure to be a date night that stands out from the rest. Escape back to the time of drive in theatres and diners.
10. Visit a BC National Park
Looking for a more budget friendly date? ALL of Canada's national parks will be free for 2017. #explorebc and get views from up top - even though the real view is your date of course.
11. Go for a horseback riding tour // Copper Cayuse Outfitters, Leghorn Ranch, Adventures on Horseback
There's something romantic about horseback riding, maybe it's because it's shown in countless fairy tales and romantic comedies like The Princess Diaries and The Princess Bride. Get your own fairy tale ending and escape to the beautiful backcountry of BC with your Prince Charming. There are several horseback riding tours offered through the Lower Mainland.