11 Ideas For A Rainy Date Night In Vancouver

Sophia Quinn Sophia Quinn

11 Ideas For A Rainy Date Night In Vancouver

Read on for 11 of our favourite date night ideas on a rainy day in Vancouver.


1. Check out an exhibit at the Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery is a classic date night spot, rain or shine. You can always count on seeing some fantastic local artists or a beautiful exhibit that’ll give you a refreshing cultural experience. On right now is the awesome Yoko Ono exhibit, Growing Freedom, that is truly a must-see! Don’t forget that Tuesday nights from 5pm to 8pm is by donation!


2. Watch a movie in theatres

November 2021 is the month of all the hit movies. The long anticipated Dune movie is out, as well as the French Dispatch; both of which we absolutely loved. On our bucket list is the Last Night in Soho and the House of Gucci. The Fifth Avenue cinema is one of our favourite spots to watch a new movie, but there are tons of cool movie theatres all over the city.


3. Release your inner child at one of Vancouver´s best arcade bars

Is there anything more fun than having a drink and playing arcade games with your friends at a retro arcades bar? You don´t need sunshine to go crazy on the air hockey table or to challenge your friends in a game of pool. And the best part? They have all -day happy hour on Tuesdays and events pretty much every night of the week. There´s always something fun happening here.


4. Get lost in an immersive art show

Wander through the stunning frescos of Michelangelo’s Sistine Chapel at the Exhibition coming to Vancouver in November. Using a special printing technique, this beautiful exhibit brings to life the look and feel of the original paintings to a whole other magnitude. Grab your tickets and experience the beauty of the Sistine Chapel (without flying to Italy).


5. Try your luck at Trivia Night

This local Kitsilano bar is home to fantastic happy hours and week-day deals, but our favourite night to visit is Trivia Night! But trust us, you won´t believe how competitive these can get…see if you and a date can handle yourselves one of these nights.


6. Spend a wholesome morning in the Granville Island Public Market


Even in the rain, a visit to Granville Island is the perfect way to spend the morning. Stock up on the best local produce, delicious cheeses and meats, and grab a warm drink at one of the cafes inside. Honestly, a wander along the seawall here is always lovely, even when the sky is grey.


7. Check out one of Strange Fellow Brewing´s Strange Skill Nights

You can always count on this fantastic local brewery to be hosting some crazy fun events. The next one coming up is their Candle Making Workshop on Wednesday November 17th 2021 from 7pm – 9pm. With your ticket, you´ll have a beer and get to learn how to make your own globe candles! Stay tuned for tons of other awesome events they’re hosting!


8. Admire the night sky at the Space Center

If you’re looking for something both intellectually stimulating and beautiful for a date night, why not try the HR MacMillan Space Centre? They have both day time and Friday evening programming that feature a Star Theatre show, a tour of their Cassegrain telescope and a visit to their Observatory! A date night here is sure to be memorable.


9. Dance your heart out at concert

Slowly but surely things are returning to normal. There are tons of awesome musicians and performers touring in Vancouver. A favourite of ours, TOPS, is performing on November 11th at the Imperial Theatre, as well as tons of others in the coming weeks. Check online where you can grab tickets and get your blood pumping!


10. Go climbing

Want to break a sweat? The Hive Indoor Bouldering Gym is an awesome spot for indoor climbing with four locations all around Metro Vancouver. Have no fear if you´ve never been before, drop-ins of all levels are welcomed! Not only will you be surprised at how difficult it is, but how rewarding it feels getting to the top!


11. Watch a Canucks Game

Another thing we´ve been missing – cheering on our favourite home teams in person! Snag some tickets for the next home game and support the Vancouver Canucks with your date on your next night out. It´s a guaranteed good time for everyone.


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