While there are a number of regular chain restaurants and bars to enjoy a date in Vancouver, sometimes it’s fun to venture a little off the beaten path. Not only will doing so impress your date, but it will shake up your regular routine.
Let’s have a look at some unique date ideas in our oceanside city.
Date Ideas In Vancouver
The New Westminster Quay
Some Vancouverities forget that there are so many places to explore just outside of the city; it is amazing! The New Westminster Quay is one such place, as it is the perfect place to take a date for a stroll around the pier. What’s more, it even has an adorable Tin Man soaring above the pier that is great for photographs. Nothing quite complete the trip like locking up a love lock along the waterfront. Also, there are myriad places to eat and enjoy ice cream in the summer.
Dinner at Le Faux Bourgeois
This renowned eatery is one of the premier spots to enjoy French cuisine in the city. What’s more, this charming restaurant doesn’t break the bank. While there are other delectable French restaurants in the city, this one is particularly special. Not only does it have a quiet, intimate atmosphere, but it won’t charge an arm and a leg for even the most gourmet entrees.
Poetry Slam at Cafe Deux Soleil
Every Monday night this Commercial Drive eatery is transformed into an exciting poetry slam. A multitude of people, from all different backgrounds and ages, get up and recite poetry. Not only are some of them incredibly talented, but the performances are extremely unique and heartfelt. It makes for a memorable and unique date experience.
This eatery is completely unique: not only will you the novelty of dining in the dark, but you’ll enjoy the adventure along with your date. Without the sense of sight, the senses of touch, taste, hearing and smell are intensified, allowing a new perception of reality. In addition, the servers at Dark Table either blind or visually impaired, so they are skilled at navigating the darkness. Bon appetit!
Adult Evening at Science World
While it is still lots of fun during the day, it is very crowded with families and classrooms. In order to beat the crowds, Science World offers After Dark – adult only evenings that take place every 2 months. You can unleash your inner child without having to circumnavigate large packs of children, and it will be a very memorable night.
Champagne plus decadent last course concoctions equals taste bud heaven! This classy spot has some of the most lavish dessert offerings in the city. With things like Grand Marnier Saffron Crème Brulée and Kabocha Pumpkin & Milk Chocolate Tart, you’ll be going on a flavour adventure! What’s more, this exquisite eatery has a wide range of delectable champagnes to sip, which makes the experience extra fancy. Mosquito Dessert is located in Gastown and stays open late.
Had fun with this cute couple who had their first date at PaintNite. Made their night when I asked them…. well the guy, how many kids they wanted. That’s when he told me this was their 1st date. 😱Oops my bad 😓 but they were a good sport and had a good laugh 😂🤣 abt it. I did ask if there was going to be a 2nd date cause we girls want to know. The girl was glad to hear there was one. Looking forward to see you two blossom in ❤️❤️❤️ . . . . #paintnitevancouver #Vancouver #vancouverisawesome #vancouverevents #vancouverbc #vancity #drinkcreatively #yvr #paintparty #thingstodoyvr #yvrevents #paintnight #downtownvancouver #downtownvancity #firstdatenight #paintnightfun #paintniteyvr
Paint Nite is an American company that offers live painting events accompanied by wine or cocktails. The events are held at various bars, restaurants, and hotels across Metro Vancouver. Also, the company’s website allows you to see all the upcoming dates with themes and buy tickets. The events are a great way to mix up your regular routine with your sweetie or flex your creative chops to wow a first date.
Not only is the experience fun, but a professional artist/party host guides the experience. Tickets usually sell for roughly $45 CAD, and the experience typically lasts a couple of hours.
Romantic Jazz Experience
Blue Martini Jazz Cafe is a lively and romantic place to take in some jazz music in the city. What’s more, this eatery pairs fine tunes with delectable Italian cuisine. Vancouver’s finest soul, jazz, and blues musicians all congregate here to bring some extraordinary performances to your next outing. Located in Kitsilano, this venue is sure to impress your date.
Lost Souls of Gastown Walking Tour
Designed for adults, the Lost Souls of Gastown walking tour is also a marvelous theatre piece. The plot weaves through back streets and alleyways to a dramatic finale in the heart of Gastown’s Maple Tree Square. Highlights include the story of a wild frontier town that suffered a devastating fire, smallpox outbreaks, and unsolved murders.
If you love the aquarium by day, then you are sure to love it by night! Not only will you get to peer into the tanks with a glass of wine or a beer, but you won’t be fighting huge crowds. These kid-free nights are perfect for taking that special someone out to enjoy an intimate night with beautiful views.
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