Here is a list of ideas to celebrate 2021 Valentine’s Day in Vancouver with your special someone.
Book a table at one of the Romantic Restaurants in Vancouver.
1. Restaurants to Enjoy Valentine’s Day Dinner in Vancouver
A cozy, delicious meal in a restaurant sounds like the perfect date night for Valentine’s Day. Luckily, the Vancouver food scene awaits you! The restaurants are both impressive and creative and highly regarded as some of the best eats in all of Canada. Depending on the food you crave, there is truly something for everyone so be sure to get in your reservations soon!
2. Go for a Walk
Vancouver offers plenty of walks and hikes that give you the best views and at the same time provide you ample opportunities to spend a day outside with your loved one without spending lots of money.
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3. FIND LOVE YALETOWN
This February, find love in Yaletown by searching for LOVE installations scattered around the district. You won’t miss it. We’ve got giant candy heart pop-ups and a NEW umbrella installation called Love is in the Air at Bill Curtis Square (behind Yaletown-Roundhouse Stn. AND, if you want to splurge, there are plenty of fine dining establishments in Yaletown.
4. National Chowder Chowdown Festival
If your Valentine likes seafood, then enjoy culinary creations by famous chefs. National Chowder Chowdown Festival will be a month long celebration throughout February celebrating all things sustainable seafood. Ocean Wise Seafood partners from across the country will be selling sustainable seafood chowders, inspired by some of the best culinary minds out there! Part proceeds of each chowder sold will be donated to the not-for-profit Ocean Wise Seafood program.
5. Explore Vancouver Murals
Explore the city together and enjoy art during Vancouver Mural Winter Festival. Discover murals that are spread all over the city and this year, the organizers have come up with something very special and found ways to unite the virtual and physical world.
6. Twilight Drive-In Langley
Snuggle in and enjoy a drive-in movie under the stars from the comfort and privacy of your own vehicle.
7. Dine Out Vancouver Festival & Night Out of Dine Out
With over 330 participating restaurants, you can treat your Valentine all February long. There’s no shortage of options to satisfy your loved one’s taste buds and dining establishments are serving up multi-course meals in price ranges from $15 to $54 and special promotional offers.
Make a night out of Dine Out! Visit and culinary getaway accommodation options comfortable, affordable and delicious. The 2021 hotel program includes a $50 Visa Gift Card offer for each night up to a maximum of 5 nights.
8. DINING for the Feast of Fortune
Celebrate Year of the Ox, Valentine’s day and support the new St. Paul’s at the Jim Pattison Medical Centre by getting Gourmet gifts for the New Year or dining at the participating restaurants. Culinary delicacies include Fortune Terrace Chinese Cuisine’s Braised Seafood Bird’s Nest Soup, which features the extravagant edible bird-nest in a rich and savoury soup. The Fish Man’s BC Dungeness Crab and Seafood Rice symbolizes an abundance of wealth and joy in the new year.
Grouse Mountain, Mount Seymour and Cypress Provincial Park offer the opportunity to go snowshoeing! What could be more romantic than walking together through a winter wonderland?
Cost: Mt. Seymour: $15 ($35 incl. rental) | Cyress: $16 ($36 incl. rental) | Grouse: $59 ($20 for rental)
10. Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
Chocolate is the food of love, so go indulge with delicious creations and treats across Vancouver! Vancouver’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers coming together to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before during Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. Through February 14, 2021
11. Vallea Lumina
Join an evening excursion and follow cryptic radio transmissions and the lingering traces of two long-ago hikers to find the scenic trailhead where the real journey begins… This pathway leads toward a place filled with beauty, and proof that the legends of Whistler are true. Vallea Lumina, winter experience, created by Moment Factory and powered by The Adventure Group Whistler, will greet the season with a winter wonderland filled with dazzling lights, emotive soundscapes and stunning scenography.
12. Light Walk
On Grouse Mountain, after dark, you can walk through a tunnel of lights along a path of light around Blue Grouse Lake. The glowing lights and sparkling snow add extra romance to your walk on snowshoes or on foot.
Cost: $59 mountain admission plus $8 skate rental
13. Bird watching
Many of Vancouver’s parks, such as Stanley Park, Eagle’s Nest and Burnaby Lake are perfect for bird watching. If you want to play it safe, you should visit the Bloedel Conservatory. There the birds fly freely under a dome.
Nonessential travel is currently not recommended this February. However, that does not mean you cannot book a romantic hotel in Vancouver. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to pamper yourself, enjoy time together and order breakfast in bed from room service. Cost: $298 / night & up
15. Take a cooking class
Who cooks together stays together! Online you can find many cooking classes offered by local cooking schools and restaurants, where you not only prepare a delicious meal together but also learn something new.
16. Rent a bike
Sign up for the Mobi app or rent a bike from a bike store! Vancouver offers many long bike paths that are great for exploring the city together.
17. Paint together
Some art schools offer virtual painting classes in which you can participate together. Sip & Paint Nights are particularly popular, where you can give free rein to your creativity over a glass of wine.
18. Go bowling
Bowling is a fun way to get your sporting spirit going! Bowling alleys are located all over the city and are great for starting a competition to see who can throw a strike first.
19. Have Dinner at one of Canada’s Best Romantic Restaurants
These are the best romantic restaurants in 2020 in Metro Vancouver area according to OpenTable.
Ancora Ambleside – West Vancouver
Atlas Steak + Fish – Burnaby – Burnaby
Botanist – Vancouver
Boulevard Kitchen & Oyster Bar – Vancouver
Five Sails Restaurant – Vancouver
forage – Vancouver
Gotham Steakhouse and Bar – Vancouver
Joe Fortes Seafood & Chop House – Vancouver
L’Abattoir Restaurant – Vancouver
Lupo Restaurant & Vinoteca – Vancouver
Osteria Savio Volpe – Vancouver
These are the 2019 best romantic restaurants in Metro Vancouver area according to OpenTable.
Bishop’s – Vancouver
Five Sails Restaurant – Vancouver
Hart House Restaurant – Burnaby
Old Surrey Restaurant – Surrey
The Salmon House – West Vancouver
Seasons in the Park – Vancouver
Tap Restaurant – Surrey
20. SPA Day
Relax and unwind with a spa day! It does not matter if you want to spend a whole day at the spa, book a single massage or just get your nails done together. (You can even enjoy a spa day from the comfort of your own home.)
21. Enjoy a picnic with a charcuterie board
Charcuterie boards are a great Valentine’s Day surprise for all foodies. Enjoy a Limited Edition Valentine’s Day Graze Box presented in a beautiful white box, tied with a white velvet ribbon and custom Graze gift tag. Each box contains a 375ml bottle of Côte des Roses wine or Moët Champagne, a selection of 3 cheeses, 2 charcuteries, in-house made dips, an artisan preserve, handcrafted macarons, marshmallows and chocolate covered strawberries, a selection of fresh fruit, olives and cornichons, nuts, fresh honeycomb, artisan crackers and chocolate.
22. Visit an Art Gallery
The Art Gallery Vancouver, the Contemporary Art Gallery and the Ian Tan Gallery are also open on Valentine’s Day. They are a great way to get inspired and talk about art together even if the weather is bad.
23. Beer Tasting
Especially in East Vancouver and Mount Pleasant, there are many smaller breweries that offer flights. Find out together which beer you like best by tasting their range of different craft beers.
24. Capilano Bridge
Enjoy a stroll on the suspension bridge, Treetops Adventure & Cliffwalk to enjoy a change of scenery! Capilano Suspension Bridge Park in North Vancouver is keeping the lights on until Monday, February 15, 2021 from 11am – 6pm daily, with COVID safety measures in place. 2021 has got to be brighter!
25. Romantic Stroll
Take your special someones hand and lead them around the beauty for Coal Harbour enjoying the city views, Burrard Inlet and the North Shore Mountains. Enjoy the waterfront views before stopping to wine and dine at Lift Bar and Grill.
26. Scandinave Spa
Surprise your love with a trip to Whistler to completely relax in the Scandinavian bath spa experience included with your couple massage, with hydrotheory! Enjoy the views of peaceful Whistler while you relax with your special someone.
27. The Observatory in Grouse Mountain
Offer your sweetie only the best: the finest views of the city, finest food and finest wine! Book early at the Observatory restaurant at Grouse Mountain so you won’t be disappointed. Before you cuddle up for the perfect meal, surprise your date with a lovely stroll through the winter wonderland, go skating or sledding!
29. Evening skiing at Mount Seymour
Have an active date! Take your loved one to the stunning, incredible slopes of Mount Seymour for the evening night skiing where the mountain remains lit. Have fun on the slopes before relaxing over a cup of hot chocolate in the lodge
30. Bouldering at the Hive
Located near Science World, The Hive Climbing Wall is fun adult playground! Try bouldering which doesn’t require any ropes or pulleys to assist you! A fun and challenging way to experience something new.
31. Aquaferry to Granville Island
Taking the Aquabus is a great activity and offers a beautiful view of the city. Upon arrival to Granville Island, fresh seafood restaurants, art stores and delicious bakeries await you. Afterwards, take a walk hand-in-hand along False Creek.