Winter in Vancouver can be dark and miserable, but it can also be magical and romantic if you know where to look. The next time you're planning a date night, we've got you covered. We brought together the best winter date night ideas in Vancouver that no date can resist.

Whether your date is charmed by cocktails fireside or mesmerizing lights, there are so many amazing things going on this winter in the city that you'll never be bored.

Go ahead and bundle up against the cold (and the wet) together this winter. You can always hold hands and hot chocolate to keep warm, after all.

Best of all, we tested every single one of these date ideas to prove that the experiences were worth the money. You're going to want to keep them in your back pocket the next time you are ready to lay on the romance.

Don't cop out by making plans to hit up yet another restaurant together. This city has amazing food but there's more to life than just eating, apparently, and this list will help you see more what Vancouver has to offer this winter.

Here are seven ultra-romantic ideas for your next night out that your date is probably secretly hoping you'll plan for them:

Ice Skating

Price: Free, skate rentals extra

Address: Various locations in Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: Holding hands while ice skating is a classic date night idea for winter. You can check out the Robson Square rink downtown or the brand-new rink in North Van that will make you feel like you're in NYC.

Catoro Cafe

Price: Varies

When: See website for opening hours

Address: 666 E. Broadway St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Take your date to play with the cats at the magical cat forest cafe. Plus, this winter they're having a ton of unique events like holiday movies with the cats.

Canyon Lights

Price: $53.95

When: Now until Sunday, January 26, 2020

Address: 3735 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: When you need to seriously impress your date this season, take them to this stunning light display in the forests just outside of Vancouver.

Winter Road Trip to Fort Langley

Distance from Vancouver: 1 hour

Why You Need To Go: Grab a car and hit the road to spoil your date with a day in Fort Langley. It looks like an actual Hallmark Christmas movie there and you can relax, explore the town together and eat delicious eats you won't find in Vancouver.

Go for Holiday Cocktails

Address: Various locations in Vancouver

Why You Need To Go: Plenty of places around Vancouver are serving up special cocktails just for the season. Bring your date to an extra cozy place or even the Christmas Market and sip on boozy drinks perfect winter date night.

Festivale Tropicale

Price: $6.75

When: December 7, 2019, to January 5, 2020, from10 a.m. to 9 p.m., closed on December 25

Address: 4600 Cambie St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Treat your date to a Hawaiian getaway this winter with a trip to the conservatory that's all decked out in holiday lights. It's super colourful, magical and seriously romantic.

Merry Kissmass — A Royal Romance

Price: Tickets from $17.75

When: Now until December 24

Address: 1502 Duranleau St., Vancouver, BC

Why You Need To Go: Most couples can't agree if those cheesy holiday movies are worth watching or not. This comedy show turns the genre on its head and it's a surefire romantic and hilarious show your date will love, regardless if they love or hate those holiday movies.

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