Raise your hand if you're a fan of going on dates but not a fan of spending a bunch of money? Us too. It can be difficult to think of cheap date ideas in Vancouver that are still fun, unique, and memorable. Whether you're starting a new fling or in a long-term relationship, keeping your date nights interesting is important. Not to worry, we've got your back. In fact, we've got a list of dates that will cost you under $15.
Vancouver is filled with diverse and exciting activities anybody is sure to love. Some are quite expensive, and some don't cost a thing. We've rounded up a list of dates that fall under that $15 sweet spot so you don't break the bank.
From visiting art galleries to renting bikes, eating tacos to drinking beer, playing board games to eating ice cream, this list has really got it all. We want you to wow your date but we don't want your wallet to take a blow in the process.
Sometimes, we end up spending tons of unnecessary money on dinner dates when it's just as effective to eat at home before taking off on an adventure. Ditch the dinner and do something different. Here are nine dates under $15 to go on in Vancouver.
Check Out the Vancouver Art Gallery on a Tuesday Evening
Price: By donation
Address: 750 Hornby St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Checking out awe-inspiring artwork with the architectural wonder that is the Vancouver Art Gallery is the perfect date for anyone who appreciates a little art. Luckily, every Tuesday evening they allow visitors to enter by donation.
Rent Mobi Bikes & Ride Along the Sea Wall
Price: $12 per person
Address: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: If you have your own bike, even better! Mobi bikes cost $12 to rent for 24 hours, so you can ride for as long as you like. The sea wall along Stanley Park could not be more stunning. The amazing views and ocean air make for an adorable date.
Split a Custom Sundae at Rain or Shine
Address: 3382 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Build a sundae together and split it! A cute twist on a classic ice cream date that's affordable and delicious. There's nothing like sharing a sweet treat with a new boo.
Take a Brewery Tour & Tasting at Granville Island Brewing
Price: $12 per person
Address: 1441 Cartwright St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Get a look behind the curtain and see where the magic happens at Granville Island Brewing and taste beer along the way. There’s no better date spot than Granville Island, so once your tour is over, take a stroll around the area.
Buy Eachother a Book at Pulp Fiction Books
Price: Prices vary with purchase
Address: 2422 Main St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This unique date will be memorable for weeks after as you flip the pages of a book your boo picked especially for you. Head to Pulp Fiction, sift through the books together and pick the one you think your date would love.
Have a Drink & Play Board Games at Storm Crow
Price: $5 drinks, free to play games
Address: 1619 West Broadway, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Storm Crow is home to more board games than you can imagine and tons of $5 drink offerings. This endearingly geeky pub is very cozy and perfect for a night of games and drinks with your date.
Go Glow Bowling at Grandview Bowling
Price: $5.88 per game/person
Address: 2195 Commerical Dr., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: It's fun to get a little competitive sometimes! Lace-up those bowling shoes and see who can bowl the best game. You don't have to go for the glow in the dark option but... you should.
Get $1.99 Tacos at The Pawn Shop Happy Hour
Price: Prices range with order
Address: 1117 Granville St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: The Pawn Shop hosts a happy hour from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. daily. During this time, they offer selected beer and drinks for $4.95 and tacos for only $1.99. You need to get 3 tacos and a drink to get the happy hour deal, so order up!
Sip an Espresso Flight at Revolver
Price: $7.50 or $8.25
Address: 325 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Revolver is an extremely trendy coffee shop that's beautiful aesthetic and delicious blends make for a cozy and memorable date. Get yourselves espresso flights or share one and sip on unbeatable caffeinated goodness.