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31 Fun Vancouver Date Ideas That Are Way More Fun Than You’d Think

There is so much to do around town!

When you think you've exhausted all the possible date locations in Vancouver - don't worry, because there are always endless things to do regardless of the time of year! Most of the time, it is the most unexpected activities that end up being the most fun!

This extensive list will give you plenty of ideas of where to go on your next date with your crush, your girl, or your boyfriend, so you never have to ask the dreaded question - "what do you feel like eating?" - again!


Go to the Vancouver Aquarium After Hours

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Explore what the Vancouver Aquarium has to offer - but after hours! There is also adult-targeted entertainment depending on the night, so be sure to check out their website for what is on offer!


Have dinner in pitch darkness at Dark Table

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It is said that when one of the senses has been hindered - the other senses will become enhanced. Test this theory out by dining in complete darkness, a fun and unique experience!


Attend a Lost Souls of Gastown Tour

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Go on a walking night tour of Gastown led by a professional actor, where you will walk the back alleys and streets of the area and learn about the city's dark early history! This is a unique date idea that will pleasantly surprise you!


Tackle the Grouse Grind

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Fit couples will love this - the Grouse Grind is the most popular hiking trail in Vancouver, and has recently reopened for the season after closing for routine maintenance. Enjoy the views from the top of the trail!


Wander around UBC's Botanical Garden

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Go on a walk with your date surrounded by the beautiful blooms you will find at UBC's Botanical Garden. Nothing beats a leisurely walk in the sunshine in a beautiful garden, so stop and smell the roses!


Walk along Iona Beach

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Nothing beats watching a beautiful sunset with someone you care about, and this beach in Richmond is one of the best spots in town to watch it from!


Go cafe hopping around Vancouver

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Our top pick at the moment is Quantum Coffee, located right in the heart of downtown on Granville Street - check this place out for some brilliant coffee and a great atmosphere!


Get ice-cream tacos at Rain or Shine

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Ice-cream tacos - need we say more? Nothing bonds two people together more than sharing an amazing food experience! Take note - you can only get the ice-cream tacos on Tuesdays.


Watch the planes land at YVR

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Watch the planes take off and land - as well as the sunset at Flight Path Park, which is right at the south end of the runway, the perfect location!


Get lost in the hedge maze at VanDusen Botanical Garden

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A 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver, there are over 7500 plant species alone in the VanDusen Botanical Garden. However, the main attraction here is the hedge maze - it is surprisingly fun to get lost in here!


Explore the Granville Island Public Market

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Enjoy the fresh produce there is on offer at the Granville Public Market, as well as the amazing food - you have to try the donuts! You can spend the entire morning grabbing coffee from inside the markets and wandering around.


Ride go-karts at Speeders in Richmond

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A little friendly competition can't hurt - go-karting is a perfect date idea for couples who want an adrenaline rush! Pretend like you're in Mario Kart and get fast and furious! 


Watch movies at the drive-in theatre

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Head to Lansdowne Centre for their drive-in movie series for an old-school date - park your car, tune in to the radio frequency, grab some snacks, and enjoy!


Go to an indoor trampoline park

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Extreme Air Park is Canada's largest trampoline park, and offers hours of fun jumping around - you'll feel like a kid again. This is a great location for a double date or group date!


Go ice-skating at Robson Square

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Ice-skating is always a lot of fun - I mean, nobody is ever any good but it's a laugh trying to figure it out together. Hit up the most popular rink in the city - right in the heart of downtown!


Get Japanese BBQ at Gyukaku

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The best way to bond is over delicious food - enough said. This popular Japanese BBQ spot is our pick, you can grill all your own food at your table (and not have to worry about the clean up)!


Enjoy the seaside at Spanish Banks

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The beaches in Vancouver are some of the best spots to watch the sun set from - and we all know there is nothing more romantic than a good sun set. Spanish Banks Beach is one of our favourites!


Get $1 tacos and fishbowls at The Pawn Shop

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We love a good casual eatery, and The Pawn Shop's happy hour is right up our alley. With tacos for $1.25 during their happy hour from 3pm till 6pm on any day - it's a good time for everyone!


Volunteer at the BC SPCA

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If you are both animal lovers, this is a fun and enriching way to spend the day together - all whilst doing a great deed!


Go down a giant waterslide at Slide the City

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Slide the City is only on for two days and has sold out in the past - it's a super exciting event that is a fantastic date idea for the summer!


Go on a Vancouver Food Tour

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This summer, Off The Eaten Track is hosting a food tour that is solely focused on ice-cream and pizza - that sounds like the most amazing combination to us. This is one of the best ways to experience the best Vancouver has to offer - and you won't have to decide where to eat, everything is sorted for you!


Go to the Fair at PNE

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You can only attend the Fair at PNE during the summer months, and so it is the perfect spot for a fun date. The entire atmosphere really just seems like a scene out of a 90's romantic comedy!


Fly a kite at Garry Point Park

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Who says kites are just for kids? Garry Point Park is one of the best parks in town to fly kites - which is evident from the number of people who fly kites here! Bring your date here for a unique and surprisingly fun day out!


Attend a summer music festival

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If you're both into festivals, hit up one of the summer music festivals that are in Vancouver and bond over a shared loved of music - try Fvded in the Park!


Hunt down food trucks around Vancouver

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Whether you and your date are seeking tacos, fried chicken, burritos, or acai bowls - there are endless food truck offerings around Vancouver! Check out the Street Food App for locations of your favourite food trucks.


Check out the goods at the East Side Flea Market

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For a fun date idea, see what vintage goodies you can dig up at the East Side Flea market - happening the third weekend of every month!


Go nude at Wreck Beach

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The beach is always a blast during the summertime, and who needs tan lines? Strip down at Vancouver's nude beach and enjoy the sunshine!


Try the bizarre ice-cream flavours at La Casa Gelato

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With 238 flavours in store and over 500 flavours to date, you can be daring and try wacky flavours including kimchi, Vegemite, garlic, and more - or perhaps just stick to the classics!


See a Shakespearean play at Bard on the Beach

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Literature fans rejoice, because this Shakespearean festival is back for the summer! This year, you can see Macbeth from June until September.


Do an escape room at i-Exit

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Escape rooms are a great way to spend time working together, and if you haven't tried if before - you have to. Get locked in a room and figure your way out in under an hour by solving puzzles! Go here with another couple or two for an even better time!


Visit the animals at Kangaroo Creek Farm

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Who doesn't love animals? Head to Kangaroo Creek Farm to see the kangaroos, wallabies, sugar gliders, birds, and more for a great day out!

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