After a while in the dating scene, dates in Vancouver can typically end up being the same old coffee or dinner. So whether you're going on a first date or bored of the same dating rut in your long term relationship, these dates will be awesome for you.
These 12 unconventional and unique places will for sure make your date stand out.
Scuba Diving at Whytecliff Park
Did you know that you can scuba dive in Vancouver? Your date will be an unforgettable and next level as you explore the vast Pacific Ocean hand in hand. You can take lessons and get your certification that is valid internationally as well. Check out Vancouver Scuba School or Ocean Pro Divers. Whytecliff Park is a popular scuba diving spot in Vancouver.
Games Night at Storm Crow Tavern
Bring out your competitive side and play some old school board games with the drink of your choice. An easy ice breaker for a first date or an unique way to bring excitement into your relationship. Storm Crow Tavern is a board game themed bar complete with tens and tens of all the board and card games you could imagine, such as Scattergories, Cards Against Humanity, Candyland, Risk and Scrabble.
Go on a literal blind date. Dinner at the Dark Table is served completely in the dark, so that your other senses can be heightened when enjoying a meal. Experience each other without any distractions or other stimuli. There's even a Groupon right now for a three-course dinner for two, click here.
Shakespeare Festival at Bard on the Beach
If poetry, theatre, or literature is your cup of tea, this is the date for you. Even if it is not, why not try something new? Set in the beautiful waterfront location of Vanier Park, watch Shakespeare's plays come to life at Bard on the Beach. Watch Romeo and Juliet this summer.
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Billiards and Bowling at Commodore Lands & Billards
Grab a beer and go bowling and/or play billiards at this cool underground spot on Granville. Pool tables are priced per minute.
Painting and Cocktails at Paint Nite
Pair creativity and cocktails for a fun date night. Have a great conversation in an unique environment. Paint Nite hosts paint and drink parties at local bars all over Vancouver, check out their website to find the next event near you.
Bungee Jump at Whistler Bungee
Take a leap of faith with each other (literally and figuratively). Whistler Bungee offers tandem bungee jumps so you can hold onto each other while you jump off a bridge. Taking the trust exercise to a whole new level. Studies have shown experiencing adrenaline together can make you more attracted to the other person.
Skimboarding at Jericho Beach
Vancouver beaches unfortunately lack waves big enough for surfing. Skimboarding is a fun alternative and you might have a rad day together testing out the waters (pun unintended).
Escape Room at Guess HQ
See how well you work as a team as you solve a mystery or puzzle together. Guess HQ in Gastown is one of the many fun escape rooms located in the Lower Mainland.
Photo cred - @hj_clutchey
Play with Kittens at Catfe
Cuddle with cute kitties and each other at this cafe and foster home for cats.
Whale Watching with Vancouver Whale Watch
Seas the date. Cozy up and be amazed by the wonderful whales of the Pacific Ocean. Whale watching season is from April 1 to October 31 so you have plenty of time to catch the whales before they migrate.
Sunset Dinner Cruise with Harbour Cruise & Events
This is guaranteed to be a romantic, dreamy night. You'll definitely get that second date or a cute couple picture. Harbour Cruise & Event's Sunset Cruises take you through Vancouver's finest views - the downtown skyline, Canada Place, the North Shore, Stanley Park and more. There is also a buffet and live music. What more could you need for date night?
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