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10 Romantic Things To Do In Vancouver

Seema
Published Jan 25, 2019

Movies typically show romantic travel in places like Paris, New York, or Rome. In reality, all couples have their own vision of romance. For one, it is a walk on a beach while for another, it could be hiking on the Alps. And sometimes, you find romance in the most unexpected of cities, such as in Vancouver. This coastal town brings together the best of the mountains, beaches, and a lively city culture. The fairytale setting is perfect to spend time with a loved one. Read on for a list of romantic things to do in Vancouver for a memorable couples getaway.

1. Romantic cruise along the Pacific Ocean (from USD 65)

Go on a romantic evening cruise on the Pacific Ocean. The ever-changing views of the enchanting West Vancouver shoreline will melt your partner’s heart. This cruise starts in the evening, during sunset and ends with a dinner buffet on the sea. You get to see the beautiful golden sunset, with dulcet music playing in the background. Enjoy an expansive, unlimited, West Coast-themed buffet dinner. There’s also the option of dancing on the deck in the starlight.

Vancouver 2.5-Hour Sunset Dinner Buffet Cruise

Duration 2.5 hours

Rating 4.7 / 5

Number of Reviews 80

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2. Cosy stroll through Victoria city and Butchart gardens (from USD 159)

This 13-hour day tour is perfect for a romantic couples activity. Go on a scenic ocean journey to the fascinating city of Victoria, a picture-perfect town. Named after Queen Victoria of England, it is among the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest, with beautiful historical buildings. Stroll through the city as your guide regales you with romantic stories and anecdotes about the architecture. Woo your lover with flowers during a stroll through the colourful blooms in the Butchart Gardens.

Victoria City and Butchart Gardens

Duration 13 hours

Rating 4.7 / 5

Number of Reviews 99

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3. Vancouver stories and dazzling Canyon Lights (from USD 87)

Explore the highlights of downtown Vancouver with an experienced guide. This five-hour tour shows you the highlights of Vancouver: famous monuments such as the 2010 Olympic Cauldron, the creative Vancouver Arts District, Robson Street a hip fashion hub, Stanley Park with the 1000-acre (404.7 hectares) urban rainforest, and Granville Island market. During the holiday season, the suspension bridge is decorated with Canyon Lights. The suspension bridge, Stanley Park, Treetops Adventure, and CliffWalk are all decorated with endless magical lights twinkling in a symphony of colours. And, there’s also a gigantic living Christmas tree. It is a moment right out of a romantic movie!

Vancouver and Capilano Suspension Bridge Canyon Lights

Duration 5 hours

Rating 4.9 / 5

Number of Reviews 7

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4. Action-packed date in Grouse Mountain (from USD 264)

This Alpine tour is perfect for a couple looking for a fun-filled date in the lap of nature. You drive across the Lions Gate Bridge to the Capilano Suspension Bridge. From the bridge, you’ll take a Skyride to the Grouse Mountain alpine area. There is a short orientation walk to help you get an understanding of the area. After that, you are left to yourselves to bask in nature and enjoy a stunning sunset over the English Bay. You can also decide to go for one of the short hiking trails such as the dramatic Cliffhanger Walk. The tour includes complimentary access to snowshoeing, ice-skating, Theatre in the Sky, and other seasonal attractions.

Grouse Mountain Alpine Adventure Private Tour

Duration 6 hours

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5. A romantic Sea-To-Sky tour (from USD 97)

Spend the day with your loved one exploring the raw beauty of British Columbia’s wilderness. Feel the love in the air, as you explore the fairy-tale seaside village of Horseshoe Bay. Take a photograph beside the majestic Shannon Falls, hold hands as you take the Sea To Sky gondola and walk across the 210 feet (64 meters) high Sky Pilot Suspension Bridge. You also get to explore an interesting, underground Britannia Mine Museum. You and your special someone will surely remember this experience.

Vancouver: 7-Hour Sea to Sky Tour

Duration

Rating 5.0 / 5

Number of Reviews 29

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6. An exciting sea plane ride (from USD 284)

A ride in the clouds that takes you over the hanging glaciers, shimmering lakes, and knife-edged ridges of Mount Mamquam. In summer, you get to land on a secret alpine lake for a few minutes to have a closer look at the clear water of a secret alpine lake. With only 14 people in the group, you get personal attention from your guide as well as an introduction to the geography of the Alpine mountains. The bird’s eye view of these snow-clad ranges will have your adrenaline pumping.

Mount Mamquam and Alpine Lakes Seaplane Tour from Vancouver

Duration 90 minutes

Rating 4.5/5

Number of Reviews 2

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7. Skyride surf adventure at Grouse Mountain (from USD 54)

If you and your partner enjoy soaring heights, then this scenic Skyride to Peak Chalet with a 5282-feet (1609 meters) ascent is perfect for you. Ride inside the fully enclosed cabin or to feel the wind on your faces, stand in the open-air platform above. Enjoy the stunning panoramas of the coastal mountains. It is the perfect spot for those romantic photographs. There is a guide who provides an interesting talk on key landmarks at Peak Chalet. As there is a ride every 30 minutes, you can easily fit this into your travel itinerary.

Skyride Surf Adventure at Grouse Mountain

Duration 15 minutes

Rating 5/5

Number of Reviews 1

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8. A dreamy walk in VanDusen Botanical Garden (from USD 6)

Plan a date in the 55-acre (22.3 hectares) VanDusen Botanical Garden. The garden is beautiful all year round. There are two restaurants in the park, however, meals are not included in the entrance fee. The natural beauty of the park is enhanced by the sculptures scattered throughout the property. For some fun time, tackle the maze hedge! You can easily get away from the crowds here, in one of the many unfrequented alleys and secluded nooks. Walk through the dreamy pathways flanked by a variety of plants and whisper sweet nothings to each other.

VanDusen Botanical Garden Admission

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9. Magical flight from Vancouver to Whistler (from USD 165)

As Vancouver locals will tell you, visiting the Alpine village of Whistler is a magical experience. You get ample time in Whistler, as the flight starts from the Vancouver Harbour Floatplane Centre quite early (by 9 am). After a 40 minute flight over the scenic Coal Harbour and up the Georgia Strait, you will land near a glacier lake, the Green Lake. From the lake, there is a complimentary shuttle bus ride to the pedestrian-only Whistler village. Spend the day here with your partner. Stop by the cafes, restaurants, shops, and galleries as you stroll along its stone walkways. Remember, you have to book a return flight which is not included in this tour. This scenic flight is a once-in-a-lifetime experience that you can always cherish as a couple.

Vancouver to Whistler Scenic Flight

Duration 40 minutes

Rating 5/5

Number of Reviews 1

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10. Capture your journey though perfect photos (from USD 182)

Three is not always a crowd. This vacation, follow the travel trend of having your own personal travel photographer. Enjoy Vancouver while your local photographer gets shots of you in some of the best locations. Leave the angles, lighting, and timing to the professionals. Focus on each other instead! This private photoshoot provides you with photographs that bring out the best in you, set in some of the most beautiful backdrops that capture the essence of Vancouver. All the tour photographers are experienced professionals who will put you at ease. Treat yourself to this personal souvenir that will forever preserve your romantic vacation memories. Come home with a set of brilliant photos to share on social media, with friends, and family.

Vancouver: Personal Travel & Vacation Photographer

Duration 30 minutes - 3 hours

Rating 5.0 / 5

Number of Reviews 1

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Vancouver is a heaven for couples

Vancouver is just the place for couples looking to spend quality time together. With beaches and snow-clad mountains around, there’s everything you need for a memorable romantic experience. So don’t wait for too long. Gift your lover a romantic getaway in Vancouver now!

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Seema Misra likes to call herself Lonely Canopy. Standing tall, reflecting on its shadow, fearless in the crowd, and raring to grow further. A communications industry professional, she also works...Read more

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