19 Vancouver Date Ideas That Are Way More Fun Than You Think
Time to mix it up!
Every couple goes through their share of feeling like they've exhausted all date night options.
But just when you've thought you've done absolutely everything there is to do together as a couple, we've come to the rescue.
Here are a list of 19 date ideas that might seem a little lame or cheesy at first, but we can guarantee that you'll have a good time. And I mean, at the end of the day, it's not really about what you're doing, but who you're doing it with.
And if you don't have a bae, GRAB YOUR BESTIE ASAP!
1. The thrifting date
Love shopping but are broke to the bones? Go on a thrifting date with your bae down Main St. at thrift and vintage stores like F as in Frank, Front & Company, and YWCA Thrift Shop. Maybe even buy matching sweaters if you guys are 'bout that life.
F as in Frank //2425 Main St.
The Rag Machine // 2425 Main St. (back alley)
Front & Company // 3772 Main St.
YWCA Thrift Shop // 4399 Main St.
The Society of Saint Vincent De Paul // 2743 Main St.
2. The fitness date
It's the first week of spring, which means summer is just around the corner (though the weather might not seem like it). Whip your bods into shape together, whether it be with a ferocious hike up Eagle's Bluff or a brisk (but romantic) stroll along Buntzen Lake. Don't forget to take some awesome couples IG photos while you're at it. Then go home for a night for meal prep and wine...because you defs earned the wine.
3. The Instagram couples double date
I always run into the problem of wanting to take a cute couples photo but am wayyy to shy to ask a stranger to take a photo of me kissing my boyfriend. Solve all your problems by going on a double date with your bestie couples friends and take awesome couples IG pictures for each other!
Grab your DSLR, your iPhone, or whatever you take your pictures with and hit up these.
4. Take your relationship to new heights date
We really mean that. Take a little road trip to Whistler and face your fears with your the love of your life with the tandem bungee jump.
Whistler Bungee // #19-4314 Main St, Whistler
5. The ride or die date
If you so happen to somehow acquire a ton of money (I won't ask how) and you're literally bleeding cash, rent a Lambo for a day and cruise around the city.
6. The bad and boujee dinner date
Who said dinner dates were boring? Dress up and really ball out at a boujee dinner at a fine dining restaurant like Hawkworth or Gotham's.
Hawksworth // 801 W Georgia St. at the Rosewood Hotel
Gotham's Steakhouse // 615 Seymour St.
Hy's Steakhouse // 637 Hornby St.
Black & Blue // 1032 Alberni St.
Bauhaus // 1 W Cordova St.
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7. Couples who learn together stay together date
Go on an educational date to Science World (yes, Science World) and learn something new together! As long as you don't mind that there will more than likely be hundreds of kids running around, you're good.
Telus World of Science // 1455 Quebec St.
8. Take your date under the sea date
Go swim with the fishes at the Vancouver Aquarium. Okay, not actually, but you can take pictures that look like it!
Vancouver Aquarium // 845 Avison Way
9. The IKEA date
Going to IKEA and playing house, and then finishing they day off with some good old Swedish meatballs could low key end up being one of the most fun dates you'll ever have.
IKEA // #1-3320 Jacombs Rd and 1000 Lougheed Hwy
10. Bring out the animal inside date
Okay so we don't mean take your dog out for a walk, though we guess you could. But take your SO out to a super cute day at zoo if you or they love animals. You can even rent side-by-side tandem bikes here!
Greater Vancouver Zoo // 5048 264 St, Aldergrove
11. Get competitive with board games and beer date
If you haven't already been to Storm Crow, you must. Order a round of beers (or a few) for you and bae, and bring out the competitive side of you that will get vehemently enraged if you lose to a game of Jenga.
Storm Crow Tavern // 1305 Commercial Dr
12. The old school milkshake date
So maybe you love Jenga but you don't drink, Off The Grid Waffles has Jenga at every table and serves insane waffle milkshakes and ice cream. Definitely go for the gram. And if it's your first date, the Jenga defs makes the sober date a little less awkward.
Off The Grid Waffles // 2665 Kingsway
13. The coffee shop hop date
If you're a true Vancouverite, you're definitely a coffee snob. Chances are that you might know a few spots that your coffee loving SO doesn't. Take your bae out on a coffee shop hop around Vancouver withof must go coffee shops in the city.
14. A seriously insane caesar Sunday date
Conquer the city's craziest caesar together at The Score.
Score on Davie // 1266 Davie St.
15. Cats and caffeine date
So you both love cats but couldn't imagine taking care of an animal. No problem. Drop by Catfé to pet some cute kitties while sipping on a caramel latte.
Catfé // #2035-88 W Pender St at International Village Mall
16. Let's take a nice long stroll along the beach date
Okay, so you don't actually have to be at a beach, maybe a park or a lake, but some of the best conversations I've ever had with my significant other is while taking a nice walk in a quiet place. Try taking a stroll at one of thesewhile holding each others' hands and cute shit like that.
Protip: For additional romance, visit Iona Beach and go plane watching.
17. The haunted date
So maybe you two are a little bit eccentric and aren't the cutesy type. You guys like watching scary movies and playing with ouija boards. Try visiting one ofin Vancouver and let us know if you see anything creepy.
18. Unleash your inner child date
If you ever did gymnastics as a kid you will love this trampoline park, and if you didn't, you still will. Bounce around, throw foam cubes at each other, and be a complete savage at the Extreme Airpark in Richmond.
Extreme Airpark // 14380 Triangle Rd.
19. The VR date
No, not like a virtual date, but a date playing with virtual reality tech toys. This new VR lounge is the perfect place for all tech loving gaming addicted couples.
Univrs VR Lounge // #100-8160 Park Rd.