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Love in 2021 – Date Ideas

Love in 2021 – Date Ideas

Vancouver Date Ideas

While things may be a little different this year, we’re sharing our top five date ideas for off-the-beaten-path romance for those wanting to love like a local Vancouverite. 

Get Outside

Couple biking
Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala

Vancouverites are a famously outdoorsy bunch — even in the winter. Naturally, the best date ideas are those in nature. Stroll on the beach, hop in a kayak or head up the local mountains for a day of snowshoeing.


Peak of Love

Grouse Mountain
Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Rishad Daroowala

Winter magic awaits on Grouse Mountain. Lace up your skates for a winning date idea and go for a spin on the mountain’s 8,000 square foot ice skating pond — the only one of its kind on the West Coast.

Must Love Dogs

Lion's Gate Bridge
Photo: Tourism Vancouver / Albert Normandin

Just over the Lion’s Gate Bridge is West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park. At the entrance, you’ll find the 3.5-acre dog park with beach access, a beautiful spot for (dog) lovers. This hidden gem features a pedestrian-only Seawalk that overlooks Stanley Park and Vancouver’s city skyline. 

PUPPY LOVE: For month of February, pets stay free! Learn more about our pet-friendly amenities. 

Date Ideas For The Creative Couple

Vancouver Aquarium
Photo: Unsplash / Sarah Brown

Try something new and bring out your inner Bob Ross. A paint night is the perfect date idea to spark conversation and create a keepsake that will make for a lasting memory. With just a few simple tools and these accessible virtual classes, you can kiss the same old movie night goodbye. And PS: the first person to use the line “paint me like on of your French girls” has to do the clean-up.

Bonus Local Tip: Mix it up! Order a cocktail kit for delivery to kick off the evening.

Sky’s The Limit

Sky Helicopters

If you’re looking to make a grand gesture – this is IT. Your adventure includes a half hour remote backcountry landing for a deluxe picnic, packed especially for you by Fairmont Waterfront’s culinary team. Enjoy your lunch from one of SKY’s magical backcountry remote landings – each location has its own magic and showcases an aspect of British Columbia’s beautiful back country. Learn More>

ARC After Dark

Bottomless Tasting Plates

The way to the heart is through food, right? Cuddle up Thursday, Friday and Saturday evenings in ARC Restaurant for ARC After Dark. From 5-9pm enjoy bottomless tasting plates and lo-fi music. View Menu>

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