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Unique Ways to Spend Your Valentine's Day

By Tarana Rana, 29 Jan, 2019

    Romance is in the air. Ditch the usual restaurant dinner for one of these unique and unforgettable Valentine’s Day experiences around Vancouver.



    Celebrating Valentine’s Day this year? Chances are, you are tired of the same old date ideas. Restaurants or a night out at the movies can get old and fast. This year, plan for a memorable and unforgettable evening by trying out one or more of these six unique activities around Vancouver! 

    Visit the Vancouver Aquarium After Hours

    See a whole new world with your loved one. Explore the underwater galleries at the Vancouver Aquarium After Hours event with a drink in hand. You’ll get to experience special programming such as a puppet show, trivia and more, after the space has been closed to the general public. This popular event only takes place a couple of times a year and makes for a truly unforgettable date night. Tickets at

    Enjoy Valentine’s Day Snowshoe Fondue

    For a memorable Valentine’s Day experience, head up to Mount Seymour for their annual Valentine’s Day Snowshoe Fondue. After an enchanted snowshoe hike across forested trails, enjoy chocolate fondue and fresh fruit served by candlelight at the hand-carved snow lounge! You can book this romantic evening online at

    Take a Couple’s Cooking Class

    Here’s the dinner for two with a twist – you’ll be the one cooking it. Take a quick little trip to France with your valentine! Sign up for a couple’s cooking class on February 13 and learn how to cook a romantic dinner, while enjoying delicious French food. You can register for the class – “An Early Valentine in a French Bistro” at or call 604-530-1518.


    Go on a Brewery Tour

    If you’re both a fan of craft beer, check out Vancouver’s most popular brewery tour, which runs on Valentine’s Day at 5 pm. This three-hour tour will whisk you away on a fun and informative craft beer adventure where you’ll visit unique breweries and sample some of the finest craft beer Vancouver has to offer, together. You can save your spot at


    Hit up an Improv Show

    For an evening of hijinks and politically incorrect jokes, head to the Rio Theatre to catch an improv comedy show by The Fictionals. On February 6, they’ll be presenting their ‘Improv Against Humanity: Game Of Love’ edition. With special guests, themes and prizes, you can get your tickets to this night of guaranteed laughter at


    Have a Game of Archery Tag

    Ready to literally play cupid? Grab your partner and a couple of friends and arm yourself with foam-tipped bows and arrows at 6Pack Beach, Vancouver’s first and only Archery Tag venue. This unique sport promises all the fun of paintball, minus the pain. Visit to make a reservation.

    Images: Courtesy of events/organizations featured, Ocean Wise

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