If you are looking for the perfect date night idea in Vancouver then you are in the right place! Nestled between the majestic mountains and the glistening waters, Vancouver sets the perfect stage for a captivating date night. With its unique blend of natural beauty and urban charm, Vancouver beckons lovers to indulge in a truly enchanting experience. In the summer months, the late night sunsets mean that the beaches are perfect for picnics. In the winter, cuddle up in a romantic restaurant and indulge in Vancouver’s culinary scene! Below you will find some unique date night ideas in Vancouver
Vancouver Date Night Ideas
Grab a bike and a picnic basket and you have yourself a treat. Have a picnic in the park, watch the sun set at the beach, or enjoy a bike ride around this Vancouver gem. This is the perfect date night activity for those who like to be active. If you need bike rentals there are plenty of options just outside of the park. You can also grab hourly bike rentals from the racks around town!
Frankie’s Jazz Club
Frankie’s Jazz Club offers an intimate setting and if you or your partner appreciates music, you’ll probably have a blast. There are plenty of different artists playing and what better way to listen to music than at a Jazz Club with food and drink service?
Address: 755 Beatty St., Vancouver, BC
Arcade Games at the Rec Room
Game Lover at heart? Head to the Rec Room in Burnaby for some fun and games.
Address: 1920 Willingdon Ave, Burnaby BC
Be A Tourist at Fly Over Canada
If you have never seen Fly Over Canada, then you are in for a treat. During the Ultimate Flying Ride, you will see numerous cities and vistas across the country. The production team for FlyOver Canada were able to select 18 scenes from over 100 hours of footage to represent Canada in the ride film. There are no subtitles or voice-overs during the experience, as the designers did not want to detract from the flying sensation. Fly Over Canada is rated near the top of things to do in Vancouver at any time of year!
Tickets: Book your tickets online in advance here.
Location: 201 – 999 Canada Place Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Canadians Baseball
Take me out to the ballgame! Enjoy the footlong hotdogs, the peanuts, the sushi run? It is all there for you when you watch the local minor league Vancouver Canadians at Nat Bailey Stadium. If you have never attended a game, then take your date to an evening of fun and entertainment!
Location: Nat Bailey Stadium 4601 Ontario St
Dates: various dates in the summer months.
Check out the Vancouver Art Gallery
For the art lover, there is no better date night idea than the Vancouver Art Gallery. The VAG is open until 8pm on Thursdays and Fridays. It closes at 5pm the rest of the week.
Location: 750 Hornby St, Vancouver
Pick a Restaurant with a View
Want to enjoy the views of Vancouver? Make a reservation at one of Vancouver’s best waterfront restaurants.
Visit an Animal Cafe
Vancouver has three cafes where you can enjoy snacks while petting cute kitties and bunnies. And the best part: all of the animals are available for adoption! If your date is an animal lover, visiting an animal cafe on a date night is a cute way to support these locatl businesses (and get some animal snugges!)
Catfe Animal Cafe Location: Unit #2035 (Second floor, International Village Mall) 88 West Pender Street, Vancouver
Book ahead online as it is often full.
Catoro Pets Cat Forest Location: 666 East Broadway Vancouver
Book ahead online for Cat Forest
Bunny Cafe: 1696 Venables Street, Vancouver
Van Dusen Gardens
If flowers and colors will get your date excited, then Van Dusen Gardens in Vancouver is the perfect date night spot for you. A 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver, VanDusen Botanical Garden features over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world. Admission rates are around $10 (it changes seasonally). It is a popular attraction in the cherry blossom season in Vancouver.
Location: 5251 Oak St. Vancouver
Ice Skate at Robson Square
Looking for a winter date night activity in Vancouver? Since 2010, Robson Square ice rink has been open each January for locals and visitors to skate! It is located between Howe and Hornby streets behind the Vancouver Art Gallery and is one of the most popular ice skating rinks in Vancouver. The ice skating rink is in the middle of the square. The rink is open-air, but also covered and partly underground.
Location: 800 Robson Street, Vancouver, V6Z 2E7
More Info: Robson Square Ice rink
Explore Capilano Suspension Bridge
Capilano Suspension Bridge is a popular place to enjoy nature in June in Metro Vancouver. You can get up close to Vancouver’s Giant trees as you explore the park at your own pace. Cross Vancouver’s Capilano River on a 450-foot-long suspension bridge with this entry ticket. Appreciate nature from 3 breathtaking perspectives: the world-famous Capilano Suspension Bridge, the Treetops Adventure, and the thrilling Cliffwalk.
Location: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Tickets: Online here
Book a Photoshoot
Want to wow your date? If you are like me and love photos, consider booking a photoshoot. If you use the code LINDSAY you will save $25 off your booking!
Day Trip to Victoria and See Butchart Gardens
If you are visiting Vancouver or even you are a local, get out of town and take a day trip to Vancouver Island. It can easily be done in a day and you can enjoy Victoria’s waterfront, or local attractions like Butchart Gardens.
If you want to take an organized tour, there are tours online that start from downtown Vancouver.
Go Whale Watching
There is not much more thrilling than seeing these majestic whales in their natural habitat off the coast of Vancouver. The waters off British Columbia’s coast are rich with marine life and orcas, humpback, gray and minke whales are the most common whales that you will see on a Vancouver whale-watching trip! This is available from April to October.
Location: 1666 Duranleau St
Tickets: Online here
See Vancouver from A New Perspective on a Float Plane
In the summertime, a floatplane tour offers unbeatable views of downtown Vancouver, Stanley Park, and the North Shore mountains. It is a vantage point that few get to see.
Location: 1055 Canada Pl, Vancouver
Booking Details: Online here
Cooking Class at the Dirty Apron
These cooking classes are actually designed for couples and are such a great way to learn something new together on a date night. Plus, at the end, you will get to enjoy the dishes you made together.
Address: 540 Beatty St., Vancouver, BC
Coming from out of Town and want to spend the night? Consider these hotels below or check out the best Vancouver hotels with jacuzzis
BOUTIQUE: Blue Horizon Hotel
MIDRANGE: Sandman Suites on Davie
Lindsay Nieminen is the creator of UncoveringBC.com. She grew up and still lives in the suburbs of Vancouver with her family. She aims to inspire inform, and educate others about traveling in her home province of British Columbia. She is also the creator of carpediemourway.com which aims to show parents how to seek out adventure at home or abroad, with their children in tow!