Valentine’s Day is so much more than a card and drug store teddy bears these days. The best “Valentine’s Date” ideas in Vancouver to keep the spark alive…
Eschew the usual chocolate and flowers this Valentine’s Day and plan something a little different to wow your significant other. Plan on celebrating the big day with an alternative (and fun) date that’ll land you in the good books. Check out our list of ideas below, and start planning your ultimate Valentine’s Day celebration.
Try out a cooking class at one of the city’s many culinary schools, or score your sweetie a gift certificate to choose a class of their own to do at a later time. Hook up with casual and fun spots like Quince and Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts where you can kick back and enjoy a social night out honing your collective culinary skills together.
Rather than contend with the crowds who’ll be heading out in droves for a fancy Valentine’s Day dinner, head to Granville Island with your significant other and have fun strolling aisle after aisle at the market picking up fresh goods to create your own dinner a la casa. We love hitting up the market’s endless array of fresh-made pasta, specialty cheeses, spices, deli meats, and produce sections. Bonus: score something sweet for dessert and pick up a stunning floral arrangement while you’re there too. We’ll leave the rest of the romance to you.
Get away from it all on Valentine’s Day and head up Grouse Mountain for your very own love fest. Toss in a little snowshoeing followed by a romantic fondue dinner and your date is set. Have fun touring around the trails surrounded by a stunning wintery scene high above the city, and then make your way in for a cozy dinner featuring fondue and drinks at the mountain’s Alpine Timber Room. For all the booking details, click here.
Romantic Gondola Ride
Given that Valentine’s Day falls on a Saturday this year, why not plan a mini escape from the city and make your way up and away to The Sea To Sky Gondola in Squamish? Take in the coastal mountain scene as you ascend your way to the top, and enjoy a casual winter walk on the trails. Stick around and reserve a spot at the Summit Lodge for dinner. They’re hosting a Mountaintop Valentine’s Day Dinner featuring a special fondue menu just for the occasion.
Chocolat at the Shangri-La Vancouver
Get cozy at Market by Jean-Georges (at the Shangri-La Vancouver) and nab a few spots to catch a screening of Chocolat as part of their ultimate Valentine’s Day date night. Gear up for a culinary journey through a quiet French village as you watch romance unfold on the silver screen. Enjoy gourmet popcorn, champagne, and save room for a custom five-course meal inspired by the film.
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