Uniquely Vancouver Date-Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

A couple enjoys the Grouse Montain light walk

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This Valentines’s Day celebrate your love with a #VeryVancouver date night. Hold hands as you snowshoe under the stars, gaze into their eyes over a romantic dinner, or bliss out at the spa. Here are our picks for some uniquely Vancouver date night ideas for Valentine’s Day.

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Uniquely Vancouver Date-Night Ideas for Valentine’s Day

106 Delicious Hot Chocolate Flavours to Try at the 2022 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Close up of a woman's hands holding a mug of hot chocolate with whipping cream

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Get warmed-up in this cold weather at the 2022 Greater Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival. Now in its 12th year, the event runs from January 15 to February 14. Sample 106 different hot chocolate flavours from 44 different cafes. Use the handy virtual map to find a unique hot chocolate near you, or read on to discover a few of our favourites.

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106 Delicious Hot Chocolate Flavours to Try at the 2022 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Warm Up Your Winter at The 2019 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

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Hot chocolate from Thierry Chocolaterie Patisserie Cafe | Photo Credit: Leila Kwok

Feeling the winter chill? The 9th Annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is comin’ in hot with 30 vendors and 74 flavours to warm you up!

Running from January 19 to February 14, the festival spotlights Vancouver’s best (and all local) chocolatiers, pastry shops, bakeries, cafes, gelato, and ice cream makers. Always with the goal of making the humble hot chocolate the bombshell it’s meant to be, this year features 74 flavours from 30 locations to tickle a chocoholic’s cocoa fancy. (And for those looking for a dairy-free option, never fear; several vendors are whipping up tasty plant-based options!)

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Warm Up Your Winter at The 2019 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

Last Chance to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Getaway!

Read on for more Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver!

It’s the final day of our “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” series. Don’t forget to enter below to win a grand prize trip for two to Vancouver!

Fifty Shades Freed will be released in theatres on February 9, and Tourism Vancouver is celebrating the film’s Vancouver presence with a sultry contest guaranteed to add fireworks to your Love Day. Part Three of our three-day “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” campaign features 15 Vancouver activities that will leave your date swooning.

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Last Chance to Win Your Own “Fifty Shades of Romance in Vancouver” Getaway!

8 Most Unique Flavours at the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

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The Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival takes place Jan 20 – Feb 14

It’s the sweetest event of the season! Starting this Saturday, January 20 the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is back for its 8th annual celebration of all things hot, chocolatey and delicious!

The 8th annual Hot Chocolate Festival will run until February 14, 2018 (there’s your Valentine’s Day date planned), giving you 26 days to try all 75 of the crazy flavours from over 30 local businesses participating in the festival.

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8 Most Unique Flavours at the 2018 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival

The 2017 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival Features 61 Fun Flavours!

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When it’s cold outside one of the best ways to warm up is with a delicious cup of cocoa. If you’ve got a craving for a “warm hug in a cup” you’re in luck! The 7th annual Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival is coming back from January 19 – February 14 at various locations throughout the city.

The almost month-long festival makes it easy to give you a chance to check out all of the hot chocolate inspired drinks. For the 2017 Hot Chocolate Festival, there will be 29 cafes participating and over 60 fun flavours for you to try!

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The 2017 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival Features 61 Fun Flavours!

Attention Chocoholics: 2015 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival Starts Jan 17

Photo credit: Nonie | Wikimedia Commons

Photo credit: Nonie | Wikimedia Commons

There’s nothing like a hot chocolate to warm up on a damp winter day in Vancouver.

But how about a dark hot chocolate made with caramelized bananas and spiced rum? Or a kalamansi lime hot chocolate? Or a hot white chocolate blended with black sesame seeds? Or a Baileys-infused warm white chocolate served in a large syringe?

No, I’m not making these up.  These are just a few of the offerings at the fifth Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival, Jan. 17-Feb. 14.  Two dozen local cafes, bakeries and chocolate shops are offering up 57 crazy variations on hot chocolate over the 29 day festival. (In case you’re curious, the drinks mentioned above are – in order – Bella Gelateria’s “Erin Gone Bananas,” Chocolate Arts’ “Put De Lime in De Coconut,” Gem Chocolates’ “Cocoa Lily,” and Mink Chocolates’ “Flu Shot.”) Continue reading:
Attention Chocoholics: 2015 Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival Starts Jan 17