10 Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day In Vancouver

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Valentine's Day Vancouver

A holiday that celebrates love, Valentine’s Day legend traces back to the Roman period.

There are several theories about the great Saint Valentine that led to the creation of this holiday, including a timeline where St. Valentine used to perform marriages for young lovers in secret.

While the chance to get spontaneously married happens a few days before Valentine’s Day, here are an array of things to do on the day that celebrate the holiday, ranging from prom parties to a night with the fishes.

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Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Flight Of The Dragon

In honour of the Chinese New Year, FlyOver Canada is presenting a limited experience, where guests have the opportunity to follow a dragon and soar around China’s breathtaking landscapes.

The experience includes a Chinese New Year’s themed pre-show, a flight ride experience over China, and a flight ride experience over Canada.

On till February 18th, get your tickets here!

The People’s Prom

Photo: The People’s Prom

On its 18th annual year, The People’s Prom was started by a group of local activists to try and raise money for worthy causes.

A portion of the cover charge goes towards the People’s Trust Fund, which is dedicated towards ‘radical resistance.’ Supporting projects that challenge the social, economic, and environmental systems, these projects often achieve their goals through community-building, education, and direct action.

A vivacious dance party filled with great music and anti-capitalist attitudes,

there are only two rules that matter: dress prom-worthy, and have fun.

After Hours At The Aquarium

Photo: Vancouver Aquarium

Cozy up with the fish at this nocturnal event.

Only happening a few select times a year, After Hours is a popular experience — and for good reason. With shark sex talk, date with a penguin, adult puppet shows, and a variety of cocktails, it’s a guaranteed good time.

Burlesque Duos

Photo: René Blais/Rio Theatre

Although Cher or Christina Aguilera aren’t starring in the show, Rio Theatre’s thrilling Burlesque Duo’s show tradition is something that cannot be missed.

With four duos this year, there’ll be quadruple the allure, feathers, and heels. Faye Havoc & Clare Voyer, Vixen Von Flex and Miss Kiss are just some of the duos you’ll have the chance to see that will stop you in your tracks with their dance numbers.

Wine Tours

Photo: Henry Fournier

The Fraser Valley has an abundance of wineries to sample from. Indulge in the local made wine and end your day with your palette satisfied.

You can do a guided tour, either through Vancouver Wine Tours, Limo Wine Tours, Signature Wine Tours, or Vine and Hops.

Alternatively, you could visit a winery, and take a personalized tour. Krause Berry Farms, Chaberton Estate, Township 7 Vineyards, and Vista D’Oro Winery all offer wine tasting tours.

Couple’s Massage Workshop

Photo: Angel Hands Integrative Centre

Hosted by Angel Hands Integrative Centre, the three hour workshop demonstrates skills and techniques relating to relieving stress and tension, strengthening the intimate bond that couples share, and basic massage techniques.

Led by instructor Mihael Mamychshvili, there is a focus on mind-body connection. He became a Shiatsu Therapist in 2001, and has since developed his own style of transformative therapy.

Date Night At The Range

Photo: Antonio Grosz

What better way to show off your competitive side than at the gun range?

The Gun Range down in Langley is offering date night packages for Valentine’s Day, which includes admission fees, rental of a hand gun, rental of a rifle, two targets, four 9mm magazines, and four .223 magazines.

Dinner Cruise

Photo: Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours

There’s nothing more romantic than dinner with a view, and a moving view is an added bonus.

Paddlewheeler Riverboat Tours offers a three hour cruise along the Fraser River this Valentine’s Day, complete with a sensuous ambience and three course dinner.

The cruise will be held on the M.V. Native boat, which is able to hold upto 100 passengers and is a genuine replica of the steamwheelers that used to travel around the Fraser River in the late 1800’s.

Paris Paint Night

Photo: 100 Braid Studios

For those artsy couples out there, or those wanting to try something new, Braid Street Studios is holding a paint night.

The theme is Springtime In Paris, and there’s an artist that guides everybody through the painting step by step. All equipment is provided (that means alcohol and snacks as well).

All you need to bring is yourself for a night of creative fun!

Speed-Gaming

Photo: Jessie C./Yelp

Board game fanatics, get ready.

Stormcrow Tavern is holding a ‘speed-gaming’ night this Valentine’s Day, each game only lasts 10 minutes and you’re paired against someone new each round. The theme of the night is ‘play-tonic’, and the goal is to meet new people.

Tickets are $18.68 and include the registration fee, one seat, and a drink of choice.

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