For the Love of the Craft: Valentines Day Brewery Tour

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If you have a love affair with beer, it’s time to celebrate this Valentine’s Day with a tour hosted by Vancouver Brewery Tours. The tour connects couples (or beer-loving singles) to the heart of the city’s booming craft-beer community for an exclusive “For the Love of the Craft” Valentine’s-themed tour on Sunday, February 14 from noon until 3:30pm.

If you and your loved one aren’t fans of chocolate and red wine, this is the perfect answer that will make you both… hoppy!

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For the Love of the Craft: Valentines Day Brewery Tour

Fun (and unusual) things to do for Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Forget Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. These are the two lovebirds you want to share Valentine's Day with!

Forget Ryan Gosling and Rachel McAdams. These are the two lovebirds you want to share Valentine’s Day with!

Looking for something fun yet unusual to do this Valentine’s Day? How about a burlesque show set to the music of Prince, a screening of Robocop (the original, not the remake, of course!) or an evening of female comics? We have all of those, plus a few more, listed below.

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Fun (and unusual) things to do for Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Celebrate Valentine’s Day among the Trees: Sea to Sky Gondola’s Lovers’ Lane Stroll & Supper

Sourced from the Sea to Sky Gondola website

Sourced from the Sea to Sky Gondola website

A couple days ago, I saw a look of distress in my boyfriend’s eyes as he suddenly realized that Valentine’s Day was less than two weeks away. “S” is sweet and kind but since he can’t translate romance into a mathematical equation, he finds it hard to grasp the concept. However, he’s made a resolution to up his boyfriend game this year, and assured me he will come up with something impressive (we’ll see).

Fortunately, if you’re like S and romantic creativity is not your strong suit, a Valentine’s Day package offered by Sea to Sky Gondola might just be the thing.

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Celebrate Valentine’s Day among the Trees: Sea to Sky Gondola’s Lovers’ Lane Stroll & Supper

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Happy Valentine’s Day weekend!  Take your loved ones out and about everywhere this weekend; there’s something for everyone of all ages!  Read on for our top picks for things to do in Vancouver this Friday through Sunday…
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Things To Do In Vancouver This Weekend

Single (and fabulous) in Vancouver for Valentine’s Day?

Photo credit: Amandal Productions/The Float House

Photo credit: Amandal Productions/The Float House

With Valentine’s Day rolling around it’s all too easy to feel overlooked if you’re single on the big day. But hold on a minute before you throw an epic pity party just for one – what are you really missing out on here? Expensive – and unimaginative – gifts of red roses? Heart-shaped chocolates when you’re just getting back into your jeans after losing that holiday weight?  Cheesily themed all-pink set menus in restaurants stuffed with two kinds of diners: disappointed long-term couples with nothing to say, glaring at each other over the cut-out cupids, and the Dear God, Get A Room couples who just met and can’t quit groping each other between courses. Um, no thanks.

Instead of taking part in this carnival of commercialism, I propose you celebrate your awesome state of singleness by doing things that only YOU can do alone. From taking a meditation class or paddling solo, to chilling in a one-person float tank or indulging in an epic guilt-free shopping session, repeat after me: Valentine’s Day is the best day to have fun with me, myself and I. Continue reading:
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5 Uniquely Vancouver Valentine’s Day Date Ideas

Photo courtesy of Grouse Mountain

Photo courtesy of Grouse Mountain

On this Saturday, Feb. 14, thousands of couples all across Vancouver will sit down for a romantic Valentine’s Day dinner in a nice restaurant.

Yawn. For lovebirds looking for something a bit more out-of-the-box, here are five distinctly Vancouver date ideas to spice up this Valentine’s Day. Some of these options will be booked up already, but there’s always next year!

Snowshoe your way to chocolate fondue: Vancouver’s North Shore mountains can be a winter wonderland this time of year. Why not strap on a pair of snowshoes and a headlamp for a romantic guided trek under the moonlight with your special someone? Local ski mountains Grouse Mountain and Cypress Mountain offer special snowshoe packages, which include rentals, expert guides and – afterward – delicious fondue served inside cozy ski cabins and chalets.

Cook up something special in a couples cooking class: The popular It Takes Two class at downtown’s Dirty Apron Cooking School offers lovebirds a four-hour foray into French provincial cuisine. Start by preparing a warm goat cheese and apricot cake, move onto a whole roasted Cornish game hen and top things off by whipping up a chocolate soufflé and Grand Marnier crème brulee. Continue reading:
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Vancouver talent comes together for an interdisciplinary Valentine!

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Singer Louise Burns performs with Dances for a Small Stage point 5. Photo: Renata Raksha

It’s almost February, and love is in the air – or, at least, Vancouver’s version of it.

Some of the city’s best music and dance talent is coming together for Small Stage point 5  – the valentine’s edition. An eclectic array of artists and genres – electronica, Indian dance, waacking, and more – are combining their skills to give audiences their own unique interpretations of amour.

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Vancouver talent comes together for an interdisciplinary Valentine!

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