Winter is seriously the most romantic season of them all. It's the time for cuffing season, the holidays and snow – and with all these factors combined, 'tis the season to be romantic and for the cheese to come out (and we're not talking about brie here).
Christmas is the most magical time of the year, and it can also be the busiest. The amount of cute holiday date ideas, gifts and pictures can feel endless. Plus think of all the cute Christmas pick-up lines and songs to sing — ahem take a cue from Justin Bieber or Mariah Carey.
With so many pretty lights illuminating the city, snow falling on the mountains and cozy fireplaces and festivities that awat you and your S/O, what better time for date night?
Vancouver transforms into a winter wonderland of romance and beauty during the holiday season. Take your other half on a holiday heaven and get ready to cuddle up, whether it be in a sleigh ride, while roasting chestnuts on an open fire, in a cozy cabin or in a Christmas train.
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1. Experience Christmas Tradition at the Vancouver Aquarium
The Vancouver Aquarium is bringing a festive feel this holiday season. Their Christmas decorations and festivities will run from November 24 to January 7. We doubt you've ever seen an underwater scuba diving Santa Claus before.
Why not go on a cozy getaway in the most romantic season? Hello cozy cabins and warm fireplaces.
3. Walk through the Lights at Lafarge Lake
Take a romantic walk alongside a lit lakeside trail. 100,000 lights illuminate Lafarge Lake from November 26 to January 21, 2018.
4. Go skating on the Magical Outdoor Skating Rinks In BC
Holding hands while skating under fairy lights and holiday decorations... does it get any more quintessentially Christmas than this?
5. See the lights at Glow
Dazzle your date at the biggest light display in the entire world. Glow Langley will have more than 103,000 square feet of holiday magic. Think of all the cute couple pictures you'll get.
6. Go dog sledding with huskies
Try something new this winter and go dog sledding with huskies in Golden. Cuddle up during a ride through the valleys of beautiful B.C.
7. Stay Overnight In An Igloo In BC
Want to a cool date idea? Try cozying up in a real igloo for a unique sleepover?
8. Walk through the 15 acre light display at VanDusen Gardens.
Take your one in a million through one million lights at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens. VanDusen's 15-acre garden will be decorated with all those magical Christmas lights this winter.
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1. Visit the Scandinave Spa in Whistler
Spa getaway anyone? Put on your white robes and get ready for a day of romantic relaxation.
2. See "Kurios" by Cirque Du Soleil
Love going to shows together? Experience "Kurios" by Cirque Du Soleil together, which runs until December 31, 2017.
3. Visit The Spirit Of Christmas at Sea to Sky Gondola
For some next level #views and winter wonderland romance, head up the Sea to Sky Gondola and experience The Spirit Of Christmas.
4. Zipline through the snow // Ziptrek, Superfly, Grouse Mountain Ziplines
Get your hearts pumping together and add some adrenaline to your date. Zipline through the snow covered mountains and valleys of B.C. this wintertime.
5. Visit the Peak of Christmas
So many Christmas dates await you at Grouse Mountain this winter season. From skating on an outdoor ice rink, cuddling on a sleigh ride thousands, walking through twinkling lights and a light tunnel, the romance never ends.
6. Go glamping at WOODS on Pender
Are you or your S/O not into camping but love the outdoors? Glamping is the perfect alternative. WOODS on Pender is a 7.3-acre luxury campground with cozy cabins, hammocks, an outdoor hot tub and more.
7. Stay at one of these 9 Romantic Airbnbs To Rent For Cheap Instead Of Going On A Date
So many adorable winter cottages await you in B.C. The perfect place to roast some chestnuts over an open fire.
8. See the Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge
One of the most beautiful Christmas displays in Vancouver, the Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge feature hundreds of thousands of lights. Endless photo ops and romantic moments await you here.
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1. Take festive pics at this crystal light dome
Get those couple Christmas pics at this dazzling light dome in downtown Vancouver. Outside Pacific Centre on Granville Street is a dome waiting to satisfy your couple Insta dreams.
2. Go ice skating at Robson Square
This is a classic winter date in Vancouver. The rink will be open from December 1, 2017 until the end of February 2018.
3. Watch the NYE fireworks in Downtown
Experience your midnight kiss under the glow of beautiful fireworks on the waters. The free fireworks display will be in English Bay on December 31.
4. Go snowshoeing
Get outdoors together, and get lost (hopefully not literally) in the beautiful snowshoeing trails of Vancouver.
5. Visit one of these 8 Incredible Winter Waterfalls In BC
Who's up for a frozen adventure since the cold never bothered you anyways? Explore the winter waterfalls of B.C. together.
6. Party at Light Up Big White
For a fun ski trip, head on over to Big White Ski Resort on December 2nd for it's annual winter celebration. Light Up Big White will start ski season with a big carnival, fireworks and more.
7. Visit the BC National Parks that are free for 2017
Canada's 150th birthday gave us the opportunity to visit all the National Parks for free. Check out the BC National Parks at no cost before it's too late (aka 2018).
8. Warm up in a natural B.C. hot spring
With so many natural hot springs located throughout the province, there are tons of opportunities to warm up together while in the midst of beautiful nature.
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1. Check out the winter patio at Reflections at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia
You thought patio season was over...until this absolutely stunning winter pop-up patio appeared! Drink festive cocktails at the Rosewood Hotel Georgia in Downtown.
2. Drink glühwein at the Vancouver Christmas Market.
The Germans know how to make a good drink. Take a cue and try the glühwein or the feuerzangenbowle at the Vancouver Christmas Market.
3. Go for drinks at this cozy cabin bar called The Black Lodge
Go for a cabin getaway in Vancouver at The Black Lodge. Located on Kingsway, this bar serves Vegetarian comfort food, cocktails and beers.
4. Happy Hour at The Pawn Shop
Experience the cheap goodness of $1 happy hour Tacos and $3 Tequila at The Pawn Shop. If you're looking to save money for more dates, hit up this bar on Granville Street.
5. Visit Him & I Cafe
For an aesthetically pleasing date atmosphere, check out Him & I Cafe. The coffee shop is located in Coquitlam.
6. Hit up HJU:Z Lounge
Take your S/O on a food trip around the world at this new travel-inspired lounge that opened last month. Located in the Westin Bayshore, HJU:Z Lounge has worldly-inspired bites, decor and drinks like the Eiffel 75.
7. Try a Chocolate and Wine Tasting Class at XOXOLAT
If your boyfriend or girlfriend is a sweet tooth, they will love this treat. A chocolate and wine tasting class to bring some sweetness into your lives.
8. Eat delicious food at Maan Farms' Christmas Market
The Maan Farms' Christmas Market will run until December 3rd. So don't miss your chance to eat some authentic Indian food!
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1. Pick a Christmas tree from Oh, Christmas Tree Farm
Pick a cute Christmas tree to decorate together at Oh, Christmas Tree Farm. Just think of all the cute photo ops too!
2. Check out Bright Nights in Stanley Park and ride the Christmas Train
Experience 3 million sparkling lights and a Christmas Train at Stanley Park. Entrance is by donation and will support the BC Professional Fire Fighters' Burn Fund. The Christmas train is an additional cost.
3. Shop at the Shipyards Christmas Market
This year a huge Ferris wheel will steal the show (and the views) at this Christmas Market. The Shipyards Christmas Market is located near Lonsdale Quay in North Vancouver.
4. Rent out an Incredible Ski Chalet For Super Cheap In BC
Stay in a romantic ski chalet during your ski/board trips. Many of these chalets even let you ski-in and ski-out.
5. Watch movies on a massive IMAX screen at OMNIMAX
Change up your movie date and ditch Netflix for a night. There's currently a Groupon that gives you two or four tickets to an IMAX movie at the OMNIMAX theatre.
6. Go sledding, tobogganing, or tubing
The perfect reason to hold tight onto each other (as if you needed one). Go on a playful date in the snow at mountains like Seymour or Whistler that offer snow tubing hills.
7. Visit the Vancouver Christmas Market
Ready for all the Christmas food you can eat and more? The German-inspired Vancouver Christmas Market will have over 75 huts (and plenty of mistletoe) for you to wander through together.
8. Experience the Fly Over Canada Christmas Show
You might not be able to fly over Canada this Christmas, so why not try a different alternative? Check out the Fly Over Canada Christmas Show.