Summer is finally here and it's time to say goodbye to nights of binge watching Netflix (at least for now) and go outside to soak up some much needed and much missed sunshine. This season is chock full of romantic date opportunities, whether it's with your longtime BF or a summer fling – cuffing season is over, after all. 

We're here to make planning easier with this guide to summer in the city. From outdoor movies beside the beach, endless adventures in nature, night markets, road trip getaways and more, it's safe to say that date night in Vancouver will be nothing short of exciting this summer. 

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1. Chill at these breathtaking lakes in Vancouver

2. Go tandem biking in Stanley Park

3. Watch free outdoor movies by the beach 

4. Stroll through the Shipyards Night Market 

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5. Visit the wineries of the Okanagan

6. Get #couplegoals photos at these Insta-worthy spots

7. Cozy up to The Celebration Of Lights fireworks 

8. #ExploreBC by hiking

9. Play a match of tennis at a free tennis court

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10. Catch some waves in Tofino

11. Hit up these nightclubs with no cover

12. Play Frisbee at the beach

13. Learn how to salsa together for free at Robson Square

14. Visit Ladner Creek Trestle 


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15. Explore the B.C.'s surreal waterfalls

16. Visit Granville Island 

17. Explore the beautiful and romantic Hatley Castle

18. Go berry picking at a U-Pick farm

19. Float down this 7 km lazy river in Penticton


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20. Explore the breweries of Vancouver

21. Explore the Vancouver Art Gallery on Tuesday night

22. Join the street party, Khatsahlano in July

23. Eat your heart out at the Richmond Night Market 

24. Play volleyball at the beach


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25. Have a romantic camping trip at one of these beautiful and free campsites

26. Go kayaking at Deep Cove

27. Rent out a beautiful BC waterfront Airbnb for a romantic getaway

28. Channel Tarzan and Jane during a Tree Top Adventure course in Whistler