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9 Fun Victoria Date Ideas That Aren't Just Dinner & A Movie

The provincial capital is totally romantic.

Dating can be tough. With so many options, it can be hard to pick something to do. But don’t worry, we got you covered. We compiled a list of nine places to go on a date in Victoria that you need to try. Whether you are looking for something cheap or extravagant, this list has you covered. 

Victoria always has something interesting going on and right now is the best time of year to explore your options. There are literally dozens of fun date ideas. To make your life easier, we narrowed it down to the top nine.

These dates range in activity level and can be anything from a walk through magical lights to grabbing cocktails in an intimate spot.

Whether it is your first date or first of many, pulling out all the stops is a must. This time, you don't have to do any of the hard work. 

Bookmark this page, grab your significant other or that person you keep accidentally connecting wit,h,  and have a night. You deserve it. 

Even if you’re just visiting Victoria, these ideas will get you out and about and enjoying all the city has to offer. 

These date ideas are all you need to spice things up a little bit. Now all you have to do is build up the courage to ask that special someone out.

Festival of Fear

Price: $12

When: Sunday, October 13 to Sunday, October 20

Address: Galey Farms, 4150 Blekinsop Road, Saanich, BC

Why You Need To Go: The 6,000 square foot Carnevil Haunted House is all you need to get a little closer to your date. If you get too scared just remember, it’s not real. If this is too much, visit the corn maze.

2019 Craft Spirit Festival

Price: $35

When: Saturday, November 9

Address: Merridale Cidery & Distillery, 1230 Merridale Road, Cobble Hill, BC

Why You Need To Go: First dates can be tough, that why it’s always a good idea to do something interactive. Try taking your date to the Craft Spirit Festival to try some amazing cocktails and canapes. The awesome part is that there are a number of buses that go straight to the event so you won't have to worry about driving.

Sip on Some Cider 

Address: 2487 Mt St Michael Rd, Saanichton, BC

Why You Need To Go: The Sea Cider orchard is an adorable date idea because who doesn’t love a good drink while exploring an adorable farm? Here you can enjoy a flight of delicious and local ciders while snacking on some organic cheese. Just be sure to check out the nearly 1,300 apple trees while you’re there.

Stein & Dine 

Price: $45

When: Saturday, October 19

Address: Victoria Public Market, Victoria, BC

Why You Need To Go: Did someone say beer and sausage? Victoria's fifth annual Oktoberfest Stein & Dine is back and it’s the perfect date place. You and your partner can sip on drinks, enjoy food, and take in some live music all a the same venue. The environment will take the seriousness away from the date so you can focus on having fun.

Ride a Horse-Drawn Carriage 

Price: $60

Why You Need To Go: It may seem cliche but you have to admit, it’s pretty cute. You and your partner can hop onto a romantic horse-drawn carriage and view the city in the best way possible.

Watch the Sunset

Address: Dallas Road, Victoria, BC

Why You Need To Go: Ogden Point offers some amazing views of the sunset. And now that the sun is setting earlier, you won't have to wait around all night. Watch the sky change colours then hit the town. It’s the perfect ice breaker.

Walk Down Beacon Hill Park 

Address: 100 Cook St, Victoria, BC

Why You Need To Go: This park is beautiful any time of year, but right now, it is especially cute. Take your date for a stroll and chat the night away. You can take in the gorgeous fall leaves all while getting to know one another.

Visit Hatley Castle

Price: Free

Address: 2005 Sooke Rd, Victoria, BC

Why You Need To Go: This is the most magical castle on Vancouver Island and it's perfect for taking your date on a weekend, especially at sunset when the castle gets that romantic glow.

Victoria Public Market

Address: The Hudson, 6 - 1701 Douglas St, Victoria, BC

Why You Need To Go: The best way to a persons heart is through their stomach. So why not hit up the Victoria Public Market and eat some tasty treats while you browse the vendors.

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