Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Spend this weekend with all the loves in your life with comedy, food events, performing arts, and more Olympic related activities!  Read on for our top picks for events happening around Metro Vancouver this Friday through Sunday!

 

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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

8 NSFW ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

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Nicky Ninedoors at Vancouver FanClub, June 7 2013. Photo: Jess Desaulniers-Lea.

This Friday is Valentine’s Day. Maybe you’re planning to watch a romantic comedy, or check out one or more of these 10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vancouver. Or maybe you have something spicier in mind.

Here are some activities best done undercover of the night. If our research has proven one thing, it’s that few of the city’s burlesque dancers will be without work Feb. 14.

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8 NSFW ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

The history of the People’s Prom on Valentine’s Day

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If you live in Vancouver long enough, you’re inevitably going to attend or meet someone who has attended the People’s Prom. This long-standing tradition started 13 years ago by a group of local activists. The intention was to throw a party that not only gave people who were bummed about Valentine’s Day something fun to do, but also raise funds for causes they felt were important – and underfunded.

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The history of the People’s Prom on Valentine’s Day

Top 5 Active Valentine’s Day Options in Vancouver

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Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be all chocolates and pillow talk.  Sometimes nothing’s sexier than working up a sweat.  For all the active romantics out there, here are 5 unique Valentine’s Day options in Vancouver to get your pulse pounding and heart racing:

Snowshoe and fondue in the North Shore Mountain: Strap on snowshoes for a guided nighttime trek through the North Shore Mountains with your special someone.  Then descend on a mountaintop chalet or cozy cabin for apres-snowshoe fondue around a roaring fire.  Grouse, Cypress and Seymour Mountains all offer these romantic outdoor packages, at prices ranging from $50-$85 per person.

Ice Skate at Robson Square: Lace up and take your Valentine for a twirl on the ice at Robson Square.  Not only is this a consummately Canadian Valentine’s Day option, it’s also a cheap one.  Skating is free and rentals are just $4. Continue reading:
Top 5 Active Valentine’s Day Options in Vancouver

Sweets for the Sweet: Best Vancouver Chocolates & Chocolatiers

Thierry chocolates from Vancouver's Thierry Patisserie.

I have no doubt that, as Valentine’s Day (February 14) approaches, mainstream blogs and magazines will publish the now de rigueur assortment of “How to Survive Valentine’s Day” screeds lambasting the holiday’s commercialization/heternormativity/ability to make non-partnered adults feel crappy.  It’s not that I don’t agree with those critiques—I usually do—but…Chocolate! Chocolate in heart-shaped boxes! Chocolate for breakfast! Chocolate all day long! How bad a holiday can it be when the traditional meal is chocolate?!

If you, like me, could care less about the rest of Valentine’s Day as long as you get your chocolate, then check out these top Vancouver Chocolate Shops & Chocolatiers for truly exceptional Valentine’s Day chocolates. Use them as gift or just indulge yourself. (I plan to.)

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Sweets for the Sweet: Best Vancouver Chocolates & Chocolatiers