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25+ things to do on Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Forget the flowers and chocolates – take your Valentine’s Day to the next level with these unique date ideas.

Valentine’s Day in Vancouver is filled with exciting activities at home and around the city.

Whether you’re planning a first date or have been happily married for what seems like a lifetime, we’ve rustled up a stack of date ideas and activities to spice up your celebration on 14 February.

Valentine’s Day breakfast and brunch in Vancouver

Brioche Urban Baking & Catering

Brioche Urban Baking & Catering from Groupon

Start the day of love on the right foot saying bellissimo to this Italian favourite over breakfast or brunch. On the menu are prosciutto and feta omelettes, smoked salmon and scrambled egg croissants, French toast with brie and more.

  • Location: Gastown
  • Price: $30 for two
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Boteco Brasil

Boteco Brasil from Groupon

Surprise them with a Brazilian brunch by sneaking out in the early morning to pick up a handful of appetizers, desserts and drinks from Boteco. They won't see this one coming.

  • Location: Downtown Vancouver
  • Price: $42 for three appetizers, two desserts and two juices or smoothies, takeout
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P2B Bistro & Bar

P2B Bistro & Bar from Groupon

Early risers? P2B Bistro & Bar is the perfect breakfast stop. It opens at 7am which lets you maximise the day with a myriad of meals and activities.

  • Location: Coal Harbour
  • Price: $44 for a breakfast for two with shared starter, a main and coffee or juice per person
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The Lobby Restaurant at Pinnacle Hotel

The Lobby Restaurant at Pinnacle Hotel from Groupon

Choose the crab cake and benny and you won't be disappointed at this hotel restaurant which also serves up fantastic waterfront views.

  • Location: North Vancouver
  • Price: $42 for two a-la-carte brunch entrees with drinks and underground parking
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Caffe Cittadella

Caffe Cittadella from Groupon

Got a sweet tooth loved one on your hands? Buy them an assortment of freshly baked pastries and coffee, naturally, and you've practically got this Valentine's Day sorted.

  • Location: Mount Pleasant
  • Price: $7 for $10 toward food and drink
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Valentine’s Day lunch in Vancouver

Gastown Food Tour

Gastown Food Tour from Klook

Find a new favourite food joint as you're taken through Gastown on this gastronomic adventure. Over 2.5 hours you'll taste eight dishes, savour two alcoholic beverages and tuck into some delectable desserts.

  • Location: Gastown
  • Price: $114.45 per person
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Kiku Sushi Downtown

Kiku Sushi Downtown from Groupon

Delight in your shared love of sushi with a smorgasbord of flavours from Kiku Sushi. Meals for two include edamame, gyoza, tuna sashimi, house roll, caterpillar roll, volcano roll and deep fried ice cream.

  • Location: Coal Harbour
  • Price: $40 for a meal for two
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Valentine’s Day dinner in Vancouver

Yokohama Teppanyaki And Sushi Bar: 12-Course Teppanyaki for Two

Yokohama Teppanyaki And Sushi Bar: 12-Course Teppanyaki for Two from Groupon

Set the mood with this Japanese-style dinner and show that’ll have you and your special someone in awe as culinary creations are prepared and plated right before your eyes.

  • Location: Richmond
  • Price: $79 for two
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Happy Lamb Hot Pot Coquitlam: Deluxe Combo for Two

Happy Lamb Hot Pot Coquitlam: Deluxe Combo for Two from Groupon

This deal has delicious bites with all the trimmings. Make like a Mongolian and dig into a giant hot pot with tons of juicy meat, seafood and veggie options for dunking.

  • Location: Coquitlam
  • Price: $45 for two
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Pier 7

Pier 7 from Groupon

For the ultimate romantic dinner, Pier 7 has it all from a top-notch 3-course dinner to waterfront and cityscape views of Vancouver.

  • Location: North Vancouver
  • Price: $85 for a three-course dinner for two
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Jordy's Indian Bistro

Jordy's Indian Bistro from Groupon

Delight in the tastes and smells of an authentic Indian meal of masalas, kebabs, chutneys and peneers amongst a romantic setting of candles and ambient music.

  • Location: Kitsilano
  • Price: $13.50 for $20 worth of Indian cuisine for two
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Things to do on Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Vancouver Art Gallery Admission (Skip the Line)

Vancouver Art Gallery Admission (Skip the Line) from Viator

If a love of art brought you together, take it to the Vancouver Art Gallery for an impressive array of paintings, photographs and sculptures that'll have you discussing the day away.

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Price: $24 per person
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Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Admission Ticket

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Admission Ticket from Klook

Spend the day out at one of Vancouver's most captivating attractions, walking the rainforest at 230 feet (70 metres) above ground and making lasting memories.

  • Location: Capilano
  • Price: $51.20 per person
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Vancouver Aerial Tour

Vancouver Aerial Tour from Expedia

Show that grand gesture - and maybe even pop the question - with a bucket-list seaplane flight over Vancouver.

  • Location: Coal Harbour
  • Price: $139 per person
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Vancouver Scavenger Hunt: Red Bricks & Gold Dragons

Vancouver Scavenger Hunt: Red Bricks & Gold Dragons from Expedia

Team up with your bestie as you explore your city from a new perspective, discovering its hidden gems, scratching your brains over local trivia and battling against the clock for victory.

  • Location: Downtown Vancouver
  • Price: $25.70 per person
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Couples Day Spa Session

Couples Day Spa Session from Groupon

Treat yourselves and enjoy some time to relax and unwind during a calming and stress-relieving spa session that includes a 60-minute couples massage, foot reflexology and a stress-relief head massage.

  • Location: North Vancouver
  • Price: $139 for two
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Craft Beer Tasting By Bike

Craft Beer Tasting By Bike from Groupon

Pedal your way around the best local breweries in Victoria, tasting your way through their beers and ciders and pairing them like a pro with truffle chocolates.

  • Location: Ogden Point Cruise Ship Terminal
  • Price: $87.24 per person
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Live Online Cooking Classes

Live Online Cooking Classes from Groupon

Staying in? Don't settle for takeout. Instead book yourselves in for a cooking class with a special romantic twist. Options for Valentine's Day this year include hot cocoa and donuts, chocolate mousse dome cake with hazelnut, handmade ravioli and cupcake baking and decorating.

  • Location: Online
  • Price: $25 per class
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Corks and Canvas Painting Events

Corks and Canvas Painting Events from Groupon

Unleash your creative self over this two-hour painting event. You supply the supplies and tools and your online teacher will guide you toward creating that masterpiece.

  • Location: Online
  • Price: $22.50 per person
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Hotel packages and deals to book in Vancouver for Valentine’s Day

Executive Hotel Vintage Park - Vancouver

Executive Hotel Vintage Park - Vancouver from Groupon

Towering above the skyline, this wine themed hotel is for anyone who loves a good tipple and a big pamper. It hosts evening wine tastings in the Lobby Wine Bar and is on the doorstep of Downtown Vancouver.

  • Location: Downtown Vancouver
  • Price: $95 per night for a deluxe two-double room or $109 per night for a deluxe king room
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L'Hermitage Hotel

L'Hermitage Hotel from Luxury Escapes

Settle in to a night of ultimate luxury with Egyptian cotton sheets and down comforters laid out ready for you at this esteemed hotel. Includes free cancellation right up to the wire and free Wi-Fi and high-speed Internet.

  • Location: Downtown Vancouver
  • Price: $245 per night for a classic boutique room
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Fairmont Waterfront

Fairmont Waterfront from Luxury Escapes

This is the very definition of having a room with a view. The Fairmont sits right on the water's edge and boasts premium bedding and private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations. But you'll be spending most of the day at the outdoor rooftop pool, soaking up the sunshine and the water views. Amirite?

  • Location: Central Vancouver
  • Price: $272 per night for a Fairmont City View Room
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Valentine’s Day cruises in Vancouver

Zodiac Whale Watching and Wildlife Cruise from Victoria

Zodiac Whale Watching and Wildlife Cruise from Victoria from Klook

Grab your puffer jackets and board a Zodiac in search of majestic orcas and humpback whales, seals and otters as they frolic through the local waters. Romantic? We think so.

  • Location: Downtown Victoria
  • Price: $121.05 per person
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Ucluelet Harbour Tour

Ucluelet Harbour Tour from Expedia

Bundle up and head to the quaint fishing village of Ucluelet as you kayak and hike your way through its pristine scenery over a half-day tour.

  • Location: Ucluelet
  • Price: $80 per person
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Boat Rental in Downtown Victoria

Boat Rental in Downtown Victoria from Groupon

Make this Valentine's Day a private affair renting your very own boat to cruise down Vancouver's waters. Mighty impressive, don't you think? You can skipper yourself or book a captain, and a barbeque and bluetooth music system are also included.

  • Location: Vancouver
  • Price: $492.21 per rental
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Free things to do on Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

  • Check out the Catherine Babault portrait exhibition. Hosted by Le Centre Cultural Francophone de Vancouver, admire Babault’s beautifully detailed landscape and nature portraits.
  • Attend LunaFest. This year Valentine’s Day falls days after Lunar New Year. With celebrations running all weekend long you can spend your day of love filled with a cultural program of visual arts, ballet performances, lantern workshops and more.
  • WMF Winter Arts. Taking an interactive approach to art in the city the Vancouver Mural Festival Winter Arts turns public spaces into an augmented reality gallery. Simply download the VMP mobile app and explore with your other half.
  • Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. When the weather is cold, hightail it to the hot choc festival for a wintry warmer. While this one isn’t a free event (you do have to purchase drinks and goodie bags) it’s still very much an easy one on the hip pocket.
  • Hike Lynn Canyon Park. Vancouver is not short of parks and hiking trails and Lynn Canyon Park is both easily accessible and offers a number of breezy walks you can fill your day with.
  • Hang out at Queen Elizabeth Park. Arguably one of the best viewpoints of the city, Queen Elizabeth Park towers over the rest at 410ft above sea level. Pack a picnic to up the romance today.

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