Not sure about your Valentine’s Day (or evening) plans yet or are you looking for something different to do this year? Here’s my hand picked list from To Do in Canada … and the great thing about it is that most suggestion are for any and all types of Valentine’s from lovers, partners, Gal Pals or even your special little humans.
The first 2 are my fav 🙂
Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival
Chocolate is the food of love, so go indulge with delicious creations and treats across Vancouver! SOme of our best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato and ice cream makers are coming together to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before during Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. Through February 14, 2020 Download the Walking Map here
Valentine’s Wine & Dine: Charcuterie Workshop
Enjoy time with someone you love. You will be presented with a welcome beverage as well as a Charcuterie Start-up Kit. Chef Ariana of White Linen Catering & Events will go over professional tips on how to style your own curated charcuterie board. There will be 5 different stations where we will also create different elements for a custom board.
An Adults-Only After hours Aquatic Affair
The Vancouver Aquarium offers adults a unique Valentine’s Day event: a party at the Aquarium that includes special programs and activities as well as cocktails, beer, wine, and snacks, making it the ultimate date night. Entertainment for this year’s Valentine’s Day After Hours event includes a shark reproduction show, an animal sex talk with the aquarium’s veterinary fellow, watching the sea otter feeding, and live musical entertainment.
After Hours will take place at the Vancouver Aquarium on February 14, 2020, from 6:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. Admission to the event is charged separately from regular admission to the aquarium, and while guests must be 19 years or older to attend After Hours, a special children’s area is available so parents can still attend and leave the little ones to explore the aquarium with a supervisor.
Hidden Wonders the Speakeasy Magic Experience
Attend Hidden Wonders, a speakeasy-style performance at a secret venue hidden behind a fake business facade in Vancouver’s Chinatown and is the brainchild of two-time world champion of magic, Shawn Farquhar.
Illuminate Yaletown 2020
Enjoy Valentine’s day without spending a penny! Explore Yaletown hand in hand and enjoy this immersive light show experience. Downtown Vancouver’s free light festival is set to take over the 1200 block of Hamilton Street for two days, featuring never before seen activations and artists. February 14 & 15, 2020 @ Yaletown, 1200 Block Hamilton St., Vancouver. AND, you you want to splurge, there are plenty of fine dining establishments in Yaletown.
Valentines is always better with flowers. Dine at the Farmers Apprentice which will include a delicious 6 course meal, offering a flower theme including edible flowers!
Cozy up for a free skate at Robson skating bowl located in the heart of downtown! A romantic and sweet way to practice trust while having fun!
Sealed with a fish
To celebrate Valentine’s Day, the Vancouver Aquarium will be offering Vancouver’s most romantic dining experience. Indulge in a 3-course meal specially prepared by our Executive Sous Chef as you’re serenaded by our live soloist. Also included with your delicious meal is two glasses of premium wine. Friday February 14, 2020 from 5.30PM.
Evening skiing or snowshoeing at Mount Seymour
Have an active date! Take your loved one to the stunning, incredible slopes of Mount Seymour for the evening night skiing where the mountain remains lit. Have fun on the slopes before relaxing over a cup of hot chocolate in the lodge… or go to Squamish & do the Via Ferrata Ladder Experience
Valentines Day Mystery Date
Experience a unique adventure solving a mystery – the city of Vancouver is your game board! It all begins when you book your mystery game online. You will receive a message with instructions– including where to meet the undercover Game Operators to activate your mystery and collect your mystery game kit. February 14 | 7:00 PM @ Lot 19, 855 W Hastings St, Vancouver
Rebel Hearts Supper
Join us for an unconventional Valentines feast, made for all! Enjoy a heart warming, four course vegan supper served up at a communal table. Bring your family, friends and loved ones for an alternative take on the traditional, commercialised Valentine’s experience. February 14 | 7:30 PM – 9:00 PM @ Eternal Abundance, 1025 Commercial Drive, Vancouver
Spend an enchanted evening at The H.R. MacMillan Space Centre as the Planetarium Star Theatre into a starry soirée for Valentine’s Day. Enjoy drinks, appetizers, activities, and a live musical performance by Blonde Diamond at this 19+ event. Sit in on a playful debate as astronomers discuss Einstein vs Newton’s theories on gravity. Friday, February 14, 2020 | 7:00 PM to 9:30 PM @ H.R. MacMillan Space Centre – 1100 Chestnut Street, Vancouver
Check out Boobies & Wieners Art Show –See the hottest drawings from over 120 artists at this pre-Valentine’s warm up. Expect to see things you didn’t know you just had to have. Friday, February 07, 2020, 6:00 PM to 10:00 PM @ The Arts Factory, 281 Industrial Avenue, Vancouver
Snow Moon Dinner
Don’t want to wait until Feb 14? Burdock & Co invites diners to indulge in culinary magic and cosmic vibes. The new Moon Dinner Series is held on full moon evenings throughout the year. Each spiritual feast will feature a multi-course farm-to-table menu unique to the corresponding moons and celebrate our gravitational partner while educating guests about earth-friendly biodynamic farming practices and natural wines. Sunday February 9, 2020 | 6:30 p.m @ Burdock & Co, 2702 Main Street