Vancouver has more than enough things to see and do to easily fill your days while visiting. You won’t want to miss Science World at the Telus World of Science, the Museum of Anthropology or enjoying the beautiful scenery at Lynn Canyon Park. And, while you’re sure to love checking these places out, you may also want to take your partner to a few romantic destinations, as well. Have you considered checking out Willow Steam Spa or the Robson Square Ice Rink? Read on to find out more about these and other fun, romantic things to do and see while visiting Vancouver, Canada.
1. The Seawall
There are several places in Vancouver that are great places to walk hand in hand with your significant other and the Seawall is definitely one of them. The Seawall is actually the world’s longest uninterrupted waterfront path, offering its visitors just over 17 miles (28 km) of beautiful scenery that starts at the Vancouver Convention Center and goes all the way to Spanish Banks Park. You’ll find that the wall is divided into two sections, one for walking or jogging pedestrians and one for bicyclists and skaters, so make sure you stick to the correct area for you and your partner’s safety.
Address: Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
Website: The Seawall
Hours: Always open
2. Robson Square Ice Rink
Ice skating is a great way to spend time with your partner, even (or, perhaps especially) if neither of you has skated before - you can learn together! The Robson Square Ice Rink is open to visitors during the winter months, so it should definitely be on your list of places to visit if your trip to Vancouver falls between December and February. Admission to the rink is free and you can rent skates, as well as helmets, on-site for a small fee.
Robson Square Ice Rink
Address: 800 Robson St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 3B7, Canada
Website: Robson Square Ice Rink
Hours: December 1 - February 28: Sunday - Thursday: 9:00 am - 9:00 pm; Friday & Saturday: 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Price: Free admission; skate rental: 3.78 USD
3. Willow Stream Spa
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Enjoy spending time with your significant other while being pampered at the same time, what could be better? Step into the Willow Stream Spa, and you’ll find nine treatment areas, including one for couples - perfect! The spa is located on the fifth floor of the Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel so, if you happen to be staying here, this romantic suggestion becomes a no-brainer. For a full list of services offered, be sure to visit the spa’s website.
Willow Stream Spa
Address: 1038 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada
Website: Willow Stream Spa
Hours: 7:00 am - 10:00 pm
Price: from 15.11 - 452.68 USD
4. Sunset Beach
One of the best beaches in Vancouver to visit if you like your beaches less crowded, Sunset Beach is close to downtown Vancouver and the West End and features access to the False Creek Ferry and the Stanley Park Seawall. Pay parking is available, as are lifeguards from late May to early September.
Address: 1204 Beach Ave, Vancouver, BC V6E 1V3, Canada
Website: Sunset Beach
Hours: Daily: 6:00 am - 10:00 pm
Price: Free; Parking: 2.65 USD (Hourly); 9.82 USD (Daily)
5. Grouse Mountain
For the ultimate winter sports experience, Grouse Mountain has you covered! Skiing and snowboarding are available, as are lessons, if this is your first time. After the sun goes down, be sure to check out the Light Walk with your partner, it is certainly a romantic point within the resort that shouldn’t be missed. While Grouse Mountain may serve primarily as a fantastic ski resort, don’t skip it if you’re traveling during the summer months - the beauty it offers beyond the snow is well worth seeing.
Address: 6400 Nancy Greene Way, North Vancouver, BC V7R 4K9, Canada
Website: Grouse Mountain
Hours: Daily: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
6. Vancouver Aquarium
Enjoy a few hours of fun with your partner checking out the wildlife at the Vancouver Aquarium. Featuring a total of over 50,000 animals spread across 30 exhibits, you’re sure to meet some creatures you haven’t heard of before, or learn something new about your favorite ocean dwellers. The aquarium often features special events, so be sure to check their calendar of events while planning your trip to see what they have planned!
Address: 845 Avison Way, Vancouver, BC V6G 3E2, Canada
Website: Vancouver Aquarium
Hours: Daily: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Price: 28.72 USD (adults)
7. Stanley Park
Stanley Park is a great place for couples to explore the great outdoors of Vancouver, all while staying within the confines of the city’s largest and oldest urban park. The park spans 988 acres (400 hectares) and features over 16 miles (27 km) of forest trails that are perfect for walking, jogging or biking through. Other great places to explore include the park’s beaches, historical landmarks and fantastic dining options.
Address: Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4, Canada
Website: Stanley Park
Hours: Always open
Price: Free admission
8. Granville Island
Granville Island is located on a peninsula that sits on False Creek and has quickly become a must-visit destination while in Vancouver. Here, you and your significant other can do as much shopping as you can muster, check out the numerous art galleries or visit the public market. There are also plenty of restaurants around to keep your hunger at bay, while you discover everything there is to see on Granville Island.
Website: Granville Island
Hours: Daily: 9:00 am - 7:00 pm
9. Whytecliff Park
Whytecliff Park was established back in 1909 and was one of the first Marine Protected Areas in Canada, which means stopping here with your partner during your trip gives you a reasonable chance to see any of around 200 species native to the area. Take sea lions for instance: during the summer, they love to sunbathe on the beach! There are plenty of scuba diving opportunities to be had in Whytecliff Park, as well as ample hiking, swimming and other outdoor sporting activities. Be sure to stop by the Whytecliff Kitchen for a bite to eat while visiting the park.
Address: 7102 Marine Dr, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2T3, Canada
Website: Whytecliff Park
10. VanDusen Botanical Garden
Botanical gardens are a wonderful way to enjoy the surrounding nature and VanDusen is no exception. As you walk hand in hand with your partner, be sure to check out some of the garden’s best features, including the Elizabethan Maze, the Stone Garden and the Scottish Shelter. Each month, the garden features a self-guided tour, with copies of the tour available at the front desk. If you are interested in previous self-guided tours, be sure to visit VanDusen’s website, where you can print copies of all prior tours.
VanDusen Botanical Garden
Address: 5251 Oak St, Vancouver, BC V6M 4H1, Canada
Website: VanDusen Botanical Garden
Hours: Daily, except Christmas; Hours vary by the month
Price: 6.05 - 8.50 USD (adults)
Enjoy these romantic destinations while in Vancouver
Vancouver has so much to offer its visitors, making it an easy choice for a romantic couple’s getaway. Keep the romance alive and well and check out some of these attractions with your partner - they’re sure to love them!
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