It's always exciting when the seasons change but we've got a real soft spot in our heart for fall in particular. The crisp air, the crunchy leaves, our PSLs and even the golden sunlight filtering through the browning tree canopies all put a smile on our face. Celebrate the return of fall in Vancouver with your s/o by going on the perfect fall date. We've put together our favourite Vancouver fall date ideas in no particular order so you'll never find yourself stuck this fall wondering what to do for date night.
Do yourself a favour and bookmark this page because after a long week sometimes the last thing we want to do is make weekend plans — we just want to chill. That's when this list is going to save your relationship with your s/o because there's something amazing on this list that's going to be the perfect fall date for you.
On this list, you'll find ideas including can't-miss events this fall, the best spots for brunch and unique ways to have all the cosy fall fun you could possibly imagine. Whether you've been coupled up for what feels like forever or you're still getting to know each other, these dates are going to give you the chance to have fun and get closer this fall.
Here are 28 romantic date ideas that you can take your s/o on this fall:
Brunch at Fufú Café
When: Opening on Saturday, Sept. 8
Address: 1266 W. Broadway, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: This brand-new cute Parisian style cafe is the best place for a romantic brunch, plus you can try these insane light as clouds fluffy souffle pancakes.
Try New Bubble Tea Flavours at The Alley
When: New flavours launch Tuesday, Sept. 3
Address: 985 Hornby St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: If your date is from Vancouver, nine times out of ten they love bubble tea. Try these new Devil and Angel lychee bubble teas from The Alley this fall for a fresh way to do a bubble tea date.
Address: 263 E. Pender St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: One of the most romantic spots in Vancouver that's made for fall is Kissa Tanto where you and your s/o can eat hearty Italian and Japanese fusion dishes and feel fancy upstairs in their dining room.
See What's New at the Vancouver Art Gallery
Price: $24 per person
Address: 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: The fall is the ideal time to go to the gallery because when it's a miserable rainy fall day in downtown Vancouver you can take shelter inside the gallery and spend hours together hiding out from the rain seeing incredible works that will spark your creativity.
Hit Up the UBC Apple Festival
Price: TBD, admission is usually less than $5 per person
When: Saturday, Oct. 19 and Sunday, Oct. 20 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Address: UBC Botanical Garden, 6804 SW Marine Dr, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This is the cutest fall festival in Vancouver and your s/o will love to split a slice of apple pie with you, go on an apple tasting, sip on hot apple cider and bring home bags of unique apple varieties you'll never find at the grocery store.
Shop at a Modern Flea Market
Price: $3 for single-day entry or $5 for all weekend
When: Saturday, Sept. 21 and Sunday, Sept. 22 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Address: Eastside Studios, 550 Malkin Ave, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Back in the day, you might have gone on a date to the mall. Hit up the Eastside Flea market for a modern version of the classic mall date and sip beers, listen to music and shop from local vendors you love.
Find Key Party Hidden Bar
Address: In the back room of the accounting office at 2303 Main St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: When it's a cold and rainy night this fall, go hideout together at this kitschy hidden bar. They even serve smores you can make at your table that are so comforting for fall.
Check out Cirque du Soleil
Price: Tickets from $54
When: Shows from Thursday, Oct. 3 to Sunday, Dec. 15
Address: Concord Pacific Place at 88 Pacific Blvd, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Cirque du Soleil is coming back to Vancouver this fall and it's a great way to spoil your s/o with a night at the circus watching stunning colourful displays of acrobatics.
Eat Pumpkin Pie at The Pie Hole
Address: Various locations in Vancouver, see website for full details.
Why You Need To Go: When the leaves start to fall that means it's time for pumpkin pie so head to The Pie Hole. They even have a vegan-friendly pumpkin pie so everyone can enjoy the most autumnal flavour of them all.
Go to Glow in the Garden at VanDusen
When: Friday, Oct. 19 to Wednesday, Oct. 31, from 4:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.
Address: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: VanDusen Gardens will be transformed into a glowy oasis of Halloween and fall fun this October so bring your s/o to see the lights and get in the mood for fall.
Visit the Corn Maze and the Pumpkin Patch
Price: $11.75 per person
When: See website for opening dates and hours
Address: 41905 Yale Rd W., Chilliwack, BC V2R 4J4
Why You Need To Go: Nothing says fall like a trip to the pumpkin patch. This is the best and biggest corn maze and pumpkin patch to check out on a perfect fall day and it makes for a fun mini-road trip.
High Tea at Notch8 at the Fairmont Vancouver
Address: 900 W Georgia St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: There are two kinds of people in this world: those who love high tea and those who haven't tried it yet. Treat yourself and your date to high tea this fall and it's a perfect outing for anniversaries or birthdays.
Old Spaghetti Factory in Gastown
Address: 53 Water St, Vancouver, BC V6B 1A1
Why You Need To Go: This is one of the few themed restaurants in Vancouver and it's adorable for a fall. You can eat in the train car inside the vintage-inspired restaurant and the place is reportedly one of the most haunted places in Vancouver.
Do an Escape Room Together
Price: $25 per person
Address: SmartyPantz Escape Rooms, 100 - 289 Abbott St, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: SmartyPantz has a horror-themed escape room if you like it super scary and they have a spooky paranormal-themed room that will get you two in the mood for Halloween this fall.
Address: 666 East Broadway St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Catoro is a brand-new magical cat cafe where you can sip bubble tea and then meet adorable cats who could all use a home. You've never seen anything like this.
Vancouver Aquarium Halloween After Hours
When: Oct. 31 from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m.
Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: This is the ideal date night on Halloween since there will be adorable marine critters, drinks, costumes and best of all not a child in sight at this boozy adults-only after-hours.
Go on a Spooky Tour of Gastown
Price: $28 per person
When: Every night from Monday, Oct. 14 to Saturday, Nov. 2
Address: Gastown, more details after booking
Why You Need To Go: The Lost Souls of Gastown walking tour is a must-do in the fall. You guys will get to feel like tourists in your own city plus you'll get insider info about one of Vancouver's most iconic neighbourhoods.
Go on a Cosy Chapters Date
Address: Various locations in Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Wander around the chapters together for hours checking out all the new stuff for fall and picking out books for your TBR (To be read) list.
Ride the Ghost Train
Price: $12 per person
When: Friday, Oct. 11 to Thursday, Oct. 31
Address: Stanley Park, 690 Pipeline Rd, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: The Stanley Park Ghost Train is your one-stop-shop for all things fall and Halloween from hot apple cider and pumpkins to people in costumes and eerie Halloween lights.
Indulge in Brunch at the Pourhouse
Address: 162 Water Street, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: The Pourhouse is one of Gastown's cosiest hidden gems for brunch and the fall is the best time of year to indulge in their unique Italian-inspired menu and delicious breakfast craft cocktails.
Get Crazy Milkshakes at Firecrust
Address: 808 Davie St, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: Split a pizza and one of these insane milkshakes with your s/o at Firecrust this fall for an epic post-movie dinner date.
Billy Button Dessert Bar
Address: 144 E Broadway, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: If your date loves to eat dessert as much as they love to Instagram it, then you have to take them on a dessert date to Billy Button to try their unique treats.
Hike Through the Magical Pacific Spirit Park
Address: 5495 Chancellor Blvd, Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: This easy hike is one of Vancouver's best trail network to explore in the fall to see changing colours.
Catch Flicks At VIFF
Price: Tickets from $15
When: Thursday, Sept. 26 to Oct. 11
Address: Various venues around Vancouver
Why You Need To Go: The excitement and buzz of VIFF is palpable and takes your movie night to the next level. It isn't fall in Vancouver unless you've lined up to catch one of the hottest movies of the fall with your sweetheart.
Sip On Cider Flights
Address: 22128 16th Ave, Langley
Why You Need To Go: Cider is the most autumnal boozy drink out there so drive to this gorgeous cidery and sip on delicious craft ciders for a taste of fall.
Make Boozy Potions at a Harry Potter Pop-Up Bar
When: Friday, Nov. 1 to Sunday, Nov. 3
Address: Secret Location, check for updates.
Why You Need To Go: Vancouver's Harry Potter-inspired pop-up bar will be the most magical date you go on this fall.
Apple Picking at Taves Farm
Price: $8.50 per five-pound bag
Address: 333 Gladwin Rd, Abbotsford
Why You Need To Go: Sip on apple cider slushies and playfully stroll through the apple orchard with your s/o as you pick your own apples. Bonus date: making apple crumble together.
Wine Tasting Inside an Old Chapel
Price: $10 per person, free tastings if you buy a bottle of wine
Address: 5290 Olund Rd, Abbotsford
Why You Need To Go: This super romantic date takes you to an idyllic winery with a tasting room that's actually inside an old chapel.