Turns out, you can find a lot of romance in British Columbia, and not just in Vancouver! That's good news for singles and couples who are looking to make last-minute plans for Valentine's Day. If you're scrambling to make plans for Valentine's Day with your S/O or looking for something to do with your friends, then you'll find a ton of amazing things to do on this list.
It can be hard to get a reservation on Valentine's Day, but some of these places are pretty casual and you'll be able to slide in! Plus, a casual date night is perfect for couples who want to keep it low-key this year but still want to do something special. These places are so romantic that they'll really take the pressure off of you!
These places will make great romantic nights out any day of the year, not just on February 14th. Whether you want to splash out on an unforgettable romantic evening or find a fun spot for you to cozy up with your Valentine, this list is full of a selection of some of the most romantic places around the lower mainland.
Here are the 14 most romantic places to go in Vancouver and its suburbs with your Valentine!
Origo Club is a new-ish place in Richmond that intriguingly blends the concepts of restaurant, café and art gallery. This is the place to take your Valentine if you really want to impress them and have a glamorous time! This Valentine's Day, each table will get a special box of hand-made milk chocolate passionfruit truffles to take home courtesy of their in-house pastry chef.
Get a bird's eye view of Vancouver on one of these romantic tours offered by Harbour Air. They offer tours in Vancouver, Whistler, Victoria and other places around the province. Imagine holding hands and zooming around the skies above Vancouver!
Nightingale is kind of hidden in Vancouver's Financial District inside a beautiful older building. With ultra-high ceilings and a sophisticated interior, your date will love this place! Their happy hour is full of tasty deals like a rotating $5 cocktail. Even if you can't make it for happy hour, which is only available from Sunday to Wednesday, their delicious pizzas are surprisingly reasonably priced. Their sister restaurant Hawksworth is offering a Valentine's Day menu if you feel like splashing out for this romantic occassion!
There are very few places in Vancouver that are more romantic than the historic Fairmont Hotel Vancouver. You don't have to book a room here to have an amazing time here! Their Notch 8 restaurant is putting on a special Valentine's Day tea full of pastel pink pastries that you won't want to miss. It's on from Thursday, February 14 to Sunday, February 17 and you can get reservations online.
End Valentine's Day on a sweet note at this popular spot in Burnaby. If your S/O loves Riverdale or all things retro, then they'll love a date at this old-fashioned soda shop. Also, if your Valentine doesn't love milkshakes then you should probably be reevaluating your relationship.
It's not really fair to the other restaurants in and around Vancouver to have to compete with St Lawerence in the romance category. Not only are their interiors on point, but also they're serving up fine French Canadian cuisine. Everyone knows that French food is one of the most romantic kinds of cuisine!
Chocolate is an old-standby for Valentine's Day, and this spot offers a fun chocolate fondue! They have other locations around Vancouver and North Vancouver, but the menu offerings vary from place to place. This is the perfect Valentine's Day date for your S/O who can't get enough sweets!
The Vancouver Aquarium's after-hours party is one of the best date ideas ever. You and your sweetheart get to explore the aquarium without any kids around and even with a few drinks in hand! It's all very civilized. This is a great idea if you or your date have a big heart for animals.
This award-winning Indian restaurant by chef Vij has a warm and colourful interior that screams romance. If you guys want to spice things up this Valentine's Day, you have to check this place out and order their samosas and paneer pakoras! This is a perfect choice if you love Indian food and especially if you or your Valentine don't eat meat.
This Italian cafe on Commercial Drive is hands-down one of the most romantic spots for Italian food, coffee and pastries. Their delicate ricotta-filled sfogliatella pastries are to die for and they also serve up a fresh lunch menu filled with pasta made in house and on-site. Surprise your Valentine with a visit to this place to get a taste of old-world Italian charm on Valentine's Day.
This spot in South Surrey has an incredible aesthetic. It's impossible to have a boring date here! As if that weren't enough, their kitchen is serving up satisfying flavours and tasty treats. They're offering a special Valentine's day menu from Wednesday, February 13 to Friday, February 15 in addition to their regular menu.
If you want to treat your Valentine to a luxurious and entertaining experience, then you'll definitely want to get tickets for Bacio Rosso! This Cirque cabaret is full of amazing acrobatic feats, music, cabaret comedy and gourmet food.
Make Valentine's Day unforgettable with dinner at the Observatory. When you make a reservation, you also get admission to Grouse Mountain including all their mountaintop activities and access to the Skyride. You'll love the view high above Vancouver at this classically romantic restaurant.
Keep it cute and casual this Valentine's Day with a Fried Chicken Bouquet from Win Win Chick-N in Steveston! It's $28 for a dozen pieces plus you'll get an adorable purple ube cake. This is a great idea if you aren't into a classic sit-down dinner this Valentine's day and it's also a pretty hilarious gift.