Autumn is upon us and it’s time to plot some date ideas to soak up the season before Winter takes over.
With vibrant hues of red, orange and yellow taking over the city—it’s easy to find beautiful spots to spend the day with bae.
Autumn Date Ideas In Metro Vancouver
Walk Along The Stanley Park Seawall
Nothing beats a stroll through Stanley Park and walking through crunchy leaves hand-in-hand with your loved one and a pumpkin spice latte.
Sometimes the best date idea comes from acting like a kid again. Head to Richmond to race each other at their indoor or outdoor go-kart tracks.
Pondering Granville Island
Hop on the Aqua Bus and go window shopping at the cutest little shops in the most quaint place in the city. Make sure to also stop by the Public Market for a cup of tea, some decadent macarons and pick out some items to cook a cozy dinner together later.
Reflections ‘Winter Wonderland’ Patio
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One of the benefits of the colder months is the patio opening at Reflections. Nestled in the heart of the city, you’ll get some amazing views of downtown. Plus you can stay toasty with one of their cozy blankets. They’re also known for their seasonal cocktails and tasty small plates to share.
Dine On The Roof At Black + Blue
A romantic dinner out can’t be beat. This fancy steakhouse has cool vibes and great cuisine. Dig into a tasty meal and enjoy the views on their rooftop patio. Stay warm with blankets, heaters and cozying up with one another.
Take On A Hike
There’s lots of easier hikes to take on in the colder months. Try Deep Cove’s Quarry Rock (and then grab Honey’s Doughnuts) or check out Lighthouse Park on the North Shore.
Take A Cooking Class
Learn how to whip up some fancy new dishes together by taking a cooking class or learning a new recipe at home. After all, Fall and Winter is all about comfort food.
Movie Night Out
Sometimes a good old fashioned movie night is just what you need. And when the weather is dreary—it’s the perfect option to get you out of the house but keep you dry at the same time. Check out the VIP Theatre at Marine Gateway to have a meal and alcoholic drinks delivered right to your seat.
Movie Night In
Sometimes being in the comfort of your home is the best idea. Order in some food, watch Netflix and chill.
Dinner, Drinks & Comedy At Havana
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This hotspot on Commercial Drive has an awesome menu full of delicious eats, creative cocktails and they even have a theatre attached to the restaurant where you can watch some improv comedy.
Get crafty and creative together by attending one of the city’s fun painting events. Some even come with a glass of wine, so really what more could you ask for?
Back & Forth Bar
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Bring out your playful side by having some drinks and then playing some games at this cool ping pong bar.
Stargazing At Porteau Cove
Go for a mini road trip outside the city and have a romantic night looking up at the stars. Layer up and bring some blankets and a thermos full of hot chocolate to keep you warm and cozy.
Eat Dessert First
Be daredevils and have dessert first, or skip dinner altogether in exchange for a sweet treat. Our favourite? Mosquito—a chic little dessert eatery in Gastown. They only serve dessert, charcuterie and wine. Or head over to any of Vancouver’s delicious ice cream shops to satisfy that sweet tooth.
Go For A Bike Ride
When it’s a sunny crisp Fall day, it’s the perfect excuse to go for a bike ride around the city. Take in the stunning foliage and stop at some place along the way to grab a bite before heading back out into the fresh air.
A Weekend Getaway
The great thing about living in and around Vancouver, is there’s so many places to go for a weekend away that’s not too far. Get a couples massage at the Scandinave Spa in Whistler or stay in a cozy cabin on the Sunshine Coast.
Castle Fun Park
Have a cute and romantic little date night out at this gem in Abbotsford. You can play games together or challenge each other to a fun round of mini golf!
Relax By The Fireplace At Joe Fortes
Stay warm with an outdoor fireplace and dig into some fresh and delicious seafood—what more could you ask for? This is the perfect setting to bring your loved one and have a nice night on the town.
Vancouver Christmas Market
Check out the classic German-inspired market with lots of festive eats and mulled wine. Explore the vendors together, do a craft, and just take in all the surroundings hand-in-hand.
Lights At Lafarge Lake
Go for a romantic stroll around Lafarge Lake when it’s all lit up. The seasonal lights definitely add a touch of magic and make for a cozy night out exploring the park.
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