According to the latest press release from Cupid, love is in the air this summer and there's more than enough to go around. Why not make the most of this season with some of these great date ideas in Vancouver? Romance isn't dead and these are some cheap ways to get your fix.
Vancouver is expensive, but that doesn't mean your date night has to be. B.C. is a gorgeous place to live, especially when it's not raining, so why not take advantage of the season with your date?
We've compiled a list of some fun date ideas for you and your summer fling to try, and they're all hits as far as we're concerned. From biking the seawall to picnicking in Stanley Park, there are so many memorable adventures to try before summer ends.
If you're a vampire and can't go into direct sunlight, no worries there either. We've also picked a bunch of indoor-friendly activities from glow-in-the-dark bowling to shopping for antique books. There's something here for everyone.
So make the most of the summer before the rain returns — B.C. can only stay gorgeous for so long, don't let it go to waste!
Go Retro Bowling At Grandview Lanes
Price: $5.99 to $6.49 per person
Address: 2195 Commercial Dr., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This funky bowling alley comes has a neon/glow in the dark floor right out of the 80s.
Ride A Tiny Boat From Granville Island
Address: Granville Island, 1804 Boatlift Ln., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: It's not quite a gondola, but these cute little boats can get the job done.
Get Cultured At The Vancouver Art Gallery
Price: $18 to $24
Address: 750 Hornby St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Show your beau how cultured and artsy you are at this fantastic gallery. You could even go luxe on your date and treat them to lunch at the classy cafe on the roof.
Cool Off With Creative Flavours At Rain Or Shine Ice Cream
Address: Kits location at #102 - 1926 4 Ave., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Try out their delicious and unique flavours like blueberry balsamic or malted milk chocolate.
Put Your Love On Lock Down At New Westminster Pier Park
Address: 1 6 St., New Westminster, BC
Why You Need To Go: This well-known park became the home for tons of love locks. It's a memorable way to commemorate your relationship and just costs you the trip to the dollar store for the lock.
Picnic In Stanley Park
Address: Stanley Park, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Simplicity is the name of the game. Take advantage of all this sun and beautiful weather for a relaxing afternoon by the water.
Get Lost In A Hedge Maze
Address: VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Visit one of Canada's only six Elizabethan hedge mazes in the VanDusen Botanical Gardens for a super romantic date between the flowers.
Bike Along The Seawall
Address: Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Bring or rent a bike and spend the afternoon exploring the city's scenic seawall.
Share Your Love Of Books
Address: The Paper Hound, 344 Pender St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: This whimsical book store has tons of antique offerings and cheap books you can spoil your sweetheart with.