No matter what time of year it is, if you need Vancouver date night inspiration, then we got you. From wild classes and wonderlands to old school Vancouver institutions and places to treat yourself, this list has everything you'd need to impress a date in a pinch. It turns out that there are more ways to be romantic with your date than just by taking them out to dinner.
Plus, when you go on a date that doesn't involve dinner and drinks you end up getting more bang for your buck. The experience you share with your date is so much more important than splitting a plate of fries.
Whether you have just a few bucks to spare or you want to totally spoil your special someone, these date night ideas are going to come in really handy. Go ahead, send this story to someone you're dating — if you've known them for a minute or you're in a long-term relationship — this could be the inspiration they need to make your next date night extra special.
There's always a place for those dates where you split a decadent plate of pasta or where you hit up your favourite local bar, but sometimes we have to step our game up and think outside the box. Here are seven unique and romantic date night ideas that your date secretly wants to go on that aren't just your average dinner and drinks:
Ramen Making Classes
Address: 857 Beatty St, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Learn how to make ramen with your date at this totally unique and unusual experience. Plus, you can continue to impress your date with your mad ramen making skills long after the class is over.
Moon & Back Gallery
Address: 12800 Bathgate Way unit 9, Richmond, BC
Why You Need To Go: Explore Vancouver's magical mirror exhibit with your date and walk out with a camera roll full of the most incredible and trippy couples photos.
Improv Comedy at Vancouver TheatreSports
Price: Tickets from $10
Address: Granville Island, 1502 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: If you can't laugh with your date, then you know that relationship is going nowhere. Make sure you're on the same page when it comes to comedy and laugh out loud together at an outrageous improv show.
Address: 4600 Cambie St, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This tropical oasis under a gorgeous dome is super romantic. It's open year-round and it's so amazing to go inside when it's cold and rainy to get a hit of tropical warmth.
Movies at the Rio Theatre
Price: $12.50 for regular admission
Address: 1660 E Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Take your date to see one of your favourite movies, a cool event or a fun double-feature at this theatre that's a Vancouver staple that's always playing something unique.
Price: $27.15 for regular admission
When: Various dates
Address: 1455 Quebec St, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Science World is a great way to have fun with your date and get to know them. Don't like kids? You can go to an after-hours event or even their Uncorked wine event — both are coming up in November.
Forêt Noire Pâtisserie
Address: 236 W Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Your date would have to be crazy to say "no" to Parisian pastries and desserts. This place is cute, it's pink and most important of all it's tasty.