Now that February has begun, you and your significant other officially have less than two weeks to plan your Valentine’s Day 2014! Luckily, it turns out that Vancouver can be quite the romantic city, so even if you aren’t jet setting off for a weekend in Paris, you can still enjoy the day with the one you love. Here’s our list of the top
14 Things To Do On Valentine’s Day In Vancouver 2014
1) Go on a Valentine’s Day Dance and Dinner Cruise
Sail Around the Vancouver Harbour on a luxury yacht, taking in the view from your own candle-lit table. Then, after you dine on the gourmet buffet dinner, you’re free to spend the remainder of the evening dancing to your favourite tunes!
To purchase tickets please click HERE.
2) Watch the Sunset From Kits Beach
It’s February, so although you may not be sporting a bathing suit, Vancouver’s nature is still beautiful! Walk along the path at Kits Beach and watch the sun as it sets behind the mountains. Then head to dinner out, at one of the local eateries.
3) Rock Out with Miley Cyrus
She’s one of the world’s biggest pop stars, so if your Valentine happens to be a fan, it’d be cruel not to take them to Miley’s Bangerz Tour stop at Roger’s Arena. Not only will Miley be in town for the 14th, but Valentine’s Day will mark the first day of her newest tour, AND what happens to be her first Vancouver show. It’s sure to be a big kick-off!
4) Laugh the Night Away at Yuk Yuk’s in Vancouver
After a sentimental afternoon, lighten up with an evening spent at Yuk Yuk’s, for the Northwest Comedy Fest. Performing that night will be comedian Natasha Leggero. With shows starting at 8:00pm, and 10:30pm, it’s an easy event to fit into your day!
5) Visit the Capilano Suspension Bridge
Take in North Vancouver’s beautiful surroundings with a self-guided tour of the Capilano Suspension Bridge Park. Not only can you walk across the infamous bridge, but you can explore the coastal forest by roaming through the series of smaller bridges that form Treetops Adventure.
6) Go for a 2-for-1 Valentine’s Day Skate
With six different rinks around Vancouver offering a 2-for-1 Valentine’s Day skate, this would be a great activity for you and your loved one! From 6:30pm-10:00pm drop in and be treated to free hot chocolate, prizes, and other goodies.
Participating rinks include: Killarney, Hillcrest, Britannia, Kitsilano, and the West End rink. For more information, click HERE.
There’s also FREE ice skating at Robson Square!
7) Go for a walk in one of Vancouver’s romantic parks
Brrrrr, the 604 is certainly chilly this time of year. However, if you bundle up properly a walk is the ideal way to spend some quiet time together. Check out our list of 8 romantic 604 parks to walk through on Valentines Day.
8) Spend Your Valentine’s on the Mountain
With the option to ski, snowboard, and even skate, Grouse Mountain is the perfect Valentine’s Day destination! This year Grouse is also offering a special Valentine’s Day dinner from February 12th-14th, where you can choose from a 3-course or 6-course meal. This is a great way to balance a day of fun, with a more intimate experience!
For more details, or to book reservations, click HERE.
9) Take in the View at the Vancouver Lookout
Have you ever imagined what Vancouver would look like 553.16 feet up? Then take your sweetheart to the Vancouver Lookout this February 14th! It is in fact, the one location in the city that allows visitors to see a full 360-degree view of the city.
Then if you are feeling hungry, head to the Top of Vancouver Revolving Restaurant, where you’ll see a different part of the city with each bite.
10) Enjoy an Evening of Live Music at the Hard Rock
Join 102.7 The Peak for free live music from Alexandria Maillot at the Hard Rock Casino Vancouver. If you’re traveling by transit, you don’t even need to worry about a ride there – you can simply catch the free shuttle from Braid St. Station between 6pm and 1am. Who knows, perhaps your love will bring you some luck at the slots too!
11) Spend Valentine’s Night at FiveSixty
Claiming to bring you “Vancouver’s Largest Friday Night” FiveSixty is a great place to finish off your Valentine’s day! With the party going until 3:00 am, you have plenty of time to make your way there.
Save yourself the wait in the cold, and get your name’s on the guest list now.
12) Spend the Day in Victoria
Who would have thought that Vancouver’s neighbor on the island, the city of Victoria, was actually voted as the country’s most romantic city by Amazon.ca? This of course means that it is indeed a Valentine’s Day hot spot, if you’re willing to hop aboard a ferry.
Tourism Victoria has conveniently posted a Valentine’s Day visitors guide on their site, viewable HERE. So if you’re looking for a Valentine’s weekend escape, this is certainly an option!
13) Dine at The Roof Restaurant + Bar
The 15th floor of the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver is re-opening to bring you The Roof Restaurant + Bar, open for breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, and dinner. This is the perfect place to begin or end your day in the city. Offering you exceptional views of downtown, you’ll be able to indulge yourself with Chef Cameron’s meals whilst taking in the sunset or sunrise.
14) Take a Limo Ride
It’s the one day a year you can celebrate your relationship – so why not arrive to your destination in style? Share a bottle of champagne with your date as you are taken around the city, and be the talk of the party when you arrive!
Before you book, head over to our contests section , and enter 604 Now’s Valentine’s Day 2014 Giveaway! Not only could you win one of two limo rides, courtesy of Silver Star Limousines, you’ll also win a trip to the spa for 2 at New Serenity Cosmedics, or a $75 gift card to a Global Collections restaurant!
Written by: Kerri J
photo credit: The Silent Man