Rooms with Views: Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

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Whenever I return to Vancouver from a trip, I’m always struck by the phenomenal scenery and views of the city that I often take for granted during my day-to-day life here. It takes being away, as well as special occasions, like dinner out, that make me see and appreciate Vancouver anew.

Luckily, there are many excellent restaurants with locations that make them perfect for admiring what the city has to offer, whether it’s a waterfront view or sightlines of the mountains. Twinkly lights, blue gray mountains, and shimmery water – paired with great food and drink – make for an unforgettably romantic evening, especially with someone special.

With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, here are five recommendations for restaurants with views for the 14th, or for your next date night:

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Rooms with Views: Romantic Restaurants for Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

Kids In Vancouver: 4 Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day With The Whole Family

A City With Heart | Photo: Spencer Finlay (Flickr)

For many, Valentine’s Day is a special occasion celebrated with romantic candlelit dinners, long-stemmed roses, and stolen kisses, but for parents with young kids, the day of love can easily shift from a day of passion, to an excuse to order in and implement early bedtimes.

Having kids shouldn’t mean forgoing the Valentine’s Day festivities! Vancouver offers a long list of great Valentine’s Day activities fit for the whole family to enjoy. Here are just 4 of the ways you can celebrate love on February 14th with your kid in tow.

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Kids In Vancouver: 4 Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day With The Whole Family

Vancouver Mysteries Presents the Third Annual Valentine’s Day Couples Competition

Team Katers (winners 2015, 2016); Sourced from Vancouver Mysteries’ Facebook Page

Do you and your sweetie have a competitive streak? Do you try to beat relatives and friends when you’re playing as a team during a friendly game of Pictionary or Charades?

If so, Vancouver Mysteries might just have the Valentine’s Day activity for you. You’ll get the chance to work as a team and have the opportunity to explore the streets of downtown Vancouver.

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Vancouver Mysteries Presents the Third Annual Valentine’s Day Couples Competition

For the Love of the Craft: Valentines Day Brewery Tour

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