Here´s 11 romantic things to do for Valentines day in Vancouver.
1. Unwind at a spa
A spa-day is a fool-proof plan to celebrate Valentines day. Treat you and your loved one to a nice couples massage, or wind down in some relaxing thermal pools. There are tons of different spas around the city offering Valentines day special packages, but our favourite has to be the Scandinave Spa up at Whistler. They have special “apres” discounts on weekdays that you definitely should take advantage of.
2. Enjoy a romantic concert by candlelight
Legit, it can´t get more romantic than this. The mesmerizing Candlelight concert series returns this February with Romantic Valentine specials. Enjoy some of history’s greatest love songs played out masterfully in front of your eyes as the gentle flicker of flames dance around you and the strings soothe and swoon you.
3. Take a stroll through twinkling light walk
Both of these stunning walks feature thousands of beautiful, twinkling lights for you and your special someone to enjoy. Pretend like you´re in another world, surrounded by the most beautiful decorations. It´s a truly special experience.
4. Grab drinks at one of these incredible cocktail spots
A sure way to spice up your Valentine´s Day. We´ve found 14 of the best places for a cocktail on February 14th. From funky speakeasies on Main to more fine dining by Coal Harbour – we´ve got something for everyone´s taste.
5. Indulge in a beautiful Valentines day themed charcuterie box
Charcuterie Vancouver has released the most beautiful festive boxes for this special day. Filled with a salami rose, champagne, and of course dipped strawberries – this is the most delicious gift we could think of! Located right in Kits, they´re running low on their tasty platters, so place your orders asap!
6. Sign up for a ceramics class
Our favourite local ceramics studio on Kingsway just released new openings for their “date night” specials! Proven to have numerous mental health benefits, pottery is a really lovely new experience for you and your date to share together. We can bet you´ll want to go back!
It´s the day of love, remember? You´re supposed to give in to a little sugar cravings and trust us, these local bakeries make the most beautiful cakes ever. From rich rose milk chocolate buttercream to fluffy lemon blueberry cakes, some of these are next level.
8. Go for a snowshoe for sunset on Seymour
One of the most picturesque escapes in the winter, sunsets from the snowy peaks of Seymour are incredible. All you need now is to warm up afterwards with some hot chocolate! New this year is their day-pass system before accessing the provincial park, so make sure you plan ahead!
9. Buy your loved one a gift from one of these adorable local shops
Forget cliché gifts for Valentines day. These beautiful local shops have all the most perfect gifts you can imagine. You´re guaranteed to find something totally unique and timeless that your Valentine will love.
10. Sign up for a Farm to Table experience
Get to know the city´s local producers in this unique, Farm to Table walking tour in Kitsilano. For the next few Saturdays, the Farm to Table Experience is on and seems like such a cool way to discover the ins-and-outs of sourcing ethical, fresh produce. A great idea for a date – learn more about the full day´s itinerary here!
11. Weather sucks? Try one of the date ideas for a rainy day
We all know that a walk along the seawall or watching the sunset at the beach is an easy date idea. But what if it´s raining? We´ve got some fun ideas for date night even if the weather sucks so check them out!