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13 Magical Places In Vancouver To Go On A Date During The Holidays

Get ready for the most romantic time of year.

If there's a season that wins the title for most romantic, the holiday season would have no competition. It's the most magical time of the year. As Love Actually teaches, love and Christmas is all around. Plus, Christmas is the same time as cuffing season... Coincidence? We think not. 

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So whether you're in a long-term relationship, just started seeing someone new, or are just about to embark on a Tinder adventure, you have got to make the most of the magical date opportunities that only the holiday season can supply. Christmas brings out a special side of romance that can't be found any other time of the year, so don't miss out on your chance to experience some holiday magic. Plus, endless adorable couple photo ops await. 

We're here to help make your holiday season a little more romantic with this essential list of date spots this winter. This is your definitive guide to Christmas in Vancouver. Make sure to send this article to your boo as a hint. 

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Reflections Winter Patio Pop-up

The most festive winter patio in all of Vancouver is coming back for the 2018 season! Make your dinner date infinitely more festive at this adorable patio that will be all decked out for the holidays. Reflections Winter Patio at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in downtown Vancouver will open this month on November 15th at 5 pm. There will be Christmas-themed cocktails as well as sweet treats. 

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Aurora Winter Festival

A North Pole-themed festival is coming to Vancouver for the first time ever this winter. Aurora Winter Festival will transform the Concord Pacific Place into a magical North Pole wonderland. There will be several fun winter activities, such as a 180-foot tube park for all ages, a 60 foot ferris wheel, and a Frozen River for ice skating. The festival runs from November 23rd to December 30th and you can buy tickets now. 

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Zipline through the snow 

Get some adrenaline pumping to warm up your date during the cold Canadian winter. There are several places where you can go ziplining and soar above the frozen landscape. You can check out operators such as ZiptrekSuperfly, and Grouse Mountain Ziplines.


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Contact Winter Music Festival

If you and your bae love to party, check out this fun annual winter music festival in Vancouver. This year, The Chainsmokers and Skrillex will be headlining the two-day indoor festival at BC Place. Contact will be held on December 28th and 29th this year. It's the largest indoor festival in all of Western Canada! 

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Spirit of Christmas at the Sea to Sky Gondola

The beautiful Sea to Sky Gondola is going to get even more magical for the holiday season. Walk through a snow covered suspension bridge while overlooking breathtaking views of the Squamish fjords and mountains. There will be several Christmas decorations and activities for the holiday season. The Spirit of Christmas runs every day from December 1st to January 6th. 

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Festival of Lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden

Walk through a million lights that decorate a beautiful 15 acre botancial garden and try not to have a magical time. The Festival of Lights is returning to VanDusen Botanical Garden on December 1st and will run until January 6th. Tickets cost $18.50 online and $20 at the gate. You'll also be able to go for a ride on the carousel, which is included with your ticket. 

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Go sledding, tobogganing, or tubing at Mount Seymour

Bring some playfulness into your date. You can relive your childhood fun and slide down the slopes at Mount Seymour on a tube, sled or toboggan. They have a Snow Tube Park and a Toboggan Park for all ages. Afterwards, you can go snowshoeing or hiking on the trails like Dog Mountain or hit the slopes for ski/board sesh. 

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Glow Gardens 

Experience a million twinkling lights and stroll through picture-perfect light tunnels at Glow Gardens in Langley, BC. The holiday event starts on November 22nd and you can get tickets on their website now. There will be tons of light displays, a Christmas market, three bars, and more! 

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Vancouver Christmas Market

Located downtown at the Jack Poole Plaza, this annual Christmas event is always a hit in Vancouver. The Vancouver Christmas Market brings a German-inspired Christmas experience to the city and will have over 80 huts of authentic German sweets and treats. 

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Canyon Lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

The ever-popular Capilano Suspension Bridge Park gets completely transformed into a magical Christmas light heaven every year and this year will be no exception. The whole park gets decked out for the holidays, and it is so extra and so perfect. This year, Canyon Lights will run from November 22nd, 2018 to January 27th, 2019. 

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Peak of Christmas on Grouse Mountain

The mountaintop on Grouse is transforming into a magical winter wonderland for Christmas! There will be tons of cute outdoor Christmas festivities, such as light tunnels and trails, an 8,000 square foot outdoor ice skating rink, sleigh rides, and more. The Peak of Christmas will take place from November 23rd, 2018 to January 6th, 2019. 

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Bright Nights in Stanley Park

If you want to see a free but spectacular light display, head over to Stanley Park for their annual Bright Nights holiday event. There will be three million sparkling lights, and could that sound any more magical? Entrance is by donation and proceeds benefit the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. There's also a Christmas train that you can ride for around $15. 

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Ice Skating at Robson Square

For a free and fun Christmas date, try ice skating at Robson Square. The skating rink is free to the public and is open long past Christmas is over, from December 1st, 2018 until February 28th, 2019. If you don't have your own skates, there are rentals available for $5 a pair. 

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