10 unique things to do this Valentine’s Day in Vancouver

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It’s the holiday that people love to hate, or maybe love to love? Either way, Valentine’s Day is quickly approaching and if you have a significant other in your life, most likely you’ll have to think of something romantic – even if it’s just chowing down on some heart shaped pizza.

So, if you’re on the hunt for something unique to do this Valentine’s Day in Vancouver, worry no more. Below is a list of 10 things to have yourself a night that will be unforgettable!

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19th Annual People’s Prom

Thursday, February 14th at 7:30pm | Eastside Studios

It’s the prom you always wished you had! The 19th annual People’s Prom is a guaranteed good time with all your prom favourites, including: a wheel of love, the Makeout Chopper, a photo booth, a (temporary) tattoo booth, dance competition and the crowning of prom ROYALTY at the end of the night! Plus, Djs will be spinning great music all night and you’ll be treated to a scintillating drag show celebrating boy bands over the years! Click here for more information.

Venus and Mars: A Love Story

Thursday, February 14th at 6:30pm | H.R. MacMillan Space Centre

Spend an enchanted evening at the Planetarium for a starry soiree just in time for Valentine’s Day!  Enjoy drinks, appetizers, activities, and a live musical performance by Jody Glenham. Sit in on a playful debate as astronomers discuss whether Venus or Mars is the best planets for colonization…and love! This is a 19+ event. Click here for more information.

Cheesy Valentine’s Karaoke

Thursday, Feb 14th at 8pm | Timber (1300 Robson Street)

Ever wanted to belt out your best rendition of power ballads to an audience feasting on fondue? You’re in luck! Go single, with your lovebird, or with a group. There will be fondue (or ‘fun-due’ if you’re feelin’ saucy) and Karaoke. The winners of  ‘Best Duet’ will take home gift cards and some other delectable treats. Fondue and Karaoke from 8pm-12am. No cover! Click here for more information.

Vancouver Mysteries: Couples Competition

Thurs, Feb 14th at 7:00pm | Downtown Vancouver

Do you love competition as much as you love your partner? Vancouver Mysteries has set up a game for the competitive couple in all of us. It’s all of the fun of a scavenger hunt and an escape room combined into an amazing race to see who will solve the mystery first! Three different games are played simultaneously during the Valentine’s Day Couples Competition that sells out every year. Do you want to be a detective, spy, or superhero? Choose when you sign up. Click here for more information.

Love Bites Beer & Chocolate Tasting Event

Thursday, Feb 14th at 7pm and 9pm | Luppolo Brewing

Join the gang at Luppolo Brewing for an evening of beer and chocolate that is open to everyone – friends, family, singles, and couples! Tickets include 5 beer and chocolate pairings with an info session on how chocolate is made, types of chocolate, how to taste chocolate and beer, and discuss the pairings. Buy tickets now.

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Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

On until Feb 14th | Various locations

They say that chocolate is the food of love, so indulge in some of the best flavours of hot chocolate creations until the final day of the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival! Some of the city’s best chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, and ice cream makers come together to make the humble hot chocolate hotter than it has ever been before. Click here for more information.

After Hours at the Vancouver Aquarium

Thurs, Feb 14h at 6pm | Vancouver Aquarium

Indulge in an alluring and amusing exploration of the sex lives of aquatic animals during the Valentine’s Day-themed After Hours on Thursday, Feb 14th at the Vancouver Aquarium. Explore the galleries with a drink in hand, and enjoy special programming. Highlights include: A shark reproduction show, animal sex talk with Dr. Megan, sea otter feed, adult-themed puppet show and a penguin walk. Beer, wine, Love Potion and food will be available for purchase. Tickets still available – very likely to sell out! Click here for more information.

Valentine’s Day Fondue & Snowshoe

Valentine’s Day Snowshoe and Fondue

Thurs, Feb 14 & Fri, Feb 15 | Grouse Mountain

Looking for adventure this Valentine’s Day? Grouse Mountain is pleased to offer a special edition of their Snowshoe Fondue tour. Enjoy a 1-hour, guided, snowshoe tour followed by chocolate fondue, served in an intimate two person setting… Click here for more information

Night Court: A Valentine’s Day Event at the Museum – 

Thurs, Feb 14 at 7pm | Vancouver Police Museum

Looking for a place to bring that special someone on Valentine’s Day? Look no further than Night Court at the Vancouver Police Museum & Archives! Brace yourself for a romantic evening of true crime, forensics, and murder! Explore the museum after hours and participate in special Valentine’s Day activities! Click here for more information.

Valentine’s Day: Burlesque Duos 

Thurs, Feb 14 at 7pm | Rio Theatre

This beloved (not to mention popular!) annual East Vancouver Valentine’s Day tradition is the ultimate spectacle of partnership and astounding creativity, coupling renowned dancers together to perform truly memorable numbers. Click here for more information.

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