Ahhhhh date night. It’s supposed to be fun! Not a night to stress over what you’re going to eat or where you’re going to go. It’s a night for the two of you to relax and enjoy each other’s company without distraction, without concern.
Whether you’re a couple taking a night off from the kids, a twosome looking for a night to connect, or two people just getting to know each other for the first time, we’ve got you covered. Check out these 15 unique Vancouver date spots designed for the perfect date, no matter what – or who – you’re into.
If you’re into food
1. A cooking class at Nourish Cooking School
This is a must-do for couples. Featuring classes like Hearty Rustic Italian, Bon Appétit French, and Contemporary Chinese, Nourish Vancouver brings people together for the ultimate cooking and dining experience. Discover your inner chef with an intimate class hosted by owners Dan Cheung and Abbey Pires at the award-winning cooking school du jour. You’ll learn some new cooking skills and perhaps something new about each other too! Visit nourishvancouver.ca for details and upcoming class schedules.
2. Dinner at Dark Table
Delight your senses – or at least 4 of them. Enjoy getting to know each other for the first time or all over again through an intimate dining experience in the dark. Upon arrival, you’ll choose your menu and then move to the darkened dining room with the aid of your blind or visually impaired server. Thought to intensify smell, touch, taste, and sound, this experience will get you in the mood for connection. Visit darktable.ca for location and reservation information.
3. A food tour through historic Gastown with The Original Vancouver Food Tour
From a brewpub, craft beers, cocktails, and canapes to small hidden eateries and local flair, this original experience will offer you a date night to remember. Stroll through historic Gastown led by an expert who will regale you with tales of local history and folklore while you sample the best eats and drinks this fantastic city has to offer. Visit vancouverfoodtour.com for info.
If you’re into adventure
4. Go ziplining at Grouse Mountain Zipline
Get your adrenaline flowing in the trees of BC’s old growth forests as you zip over Grouse and Dam mountains. A two hour experience that will heighten and thrill you like no other date night could, you’ll begin in the afternoon and glide into the evening as you reflect over drinks or dinner afterward. Visit grousemountain.com for times and online reservations.
5. Take on an escape room at Find and Seek Vancouver
Go on a true adventure together in this critically acclaimed escape room. A favourite among enthusiasts, Find and Seek has used the best technology available to immerse you in the stories of their world, creating an adventure like no other. Enjoy the perfect date as you collaborate and share in the thrill of escape! Visit gofindandseek.com for info.
6. Wilderness and Eagle Viewing Float with the Squamish Rafting Company
A perfect day date opportunity complete with a warm meal, this rafting experience is great for fall and winter. Highlighting the largest gathering of bald eagles in the world and a vast array of spawning salmon, this unique river experience is made for the outdoor, wilderness lover. Enjoy the awe inspiring landscape by river and cozy up by the fire afterward for some well-deserved romance and togetherness. Visit squamish-rafting.com for details.
If you’re into live entertainment
7. Laugh the night away with a comedy show at Vancouver Theatre Sports
Get laughing and loving as you enjoy a night of comedy at Vancouver Theatre Sports. Featuring Vancouver’s best improv performers, watch as two teams compete to provide with you with laughs for days. Visit vtsl.com/shows/calendar for a calendar of upcoming showtimes.
8. Take in a concert at the Commodore Ballroom or Vogue Theatre
There’s nothing like live music to bring couples together. Enjoy a common favourite or try out a new band or artist while you unwind at the casual Commodore Ballroom, or get a little fancier at The Vogue. Visit commodoreballroom.com and voguetheatre.com for concert listings and ticket details.
9. Get cozy at Kitsilano’s Blue Martini Jazz Bar
Romance is in the air at the Blue Martini, a New Orleans style venue that offers guests a relaxed, intimate vibe with food that won’t disappoint. Enjoy the mellow ambience and sway to the sounds of jazz performed by talented Vancouver musicians. Not your traditional date night, this romantic, soulful selection will make memories to last a lifetime. Visit bluemartinijazzcafe.com for details and reservations.
If you’re into relaxing
10. A romantic spa experience at the Miraj Hammam Spa
Let go of expectations and prepare for a night of relaxation and sensuality at the Miraj Hammam Spa. You’ll unwind with a private Hammam (steam room) & Gommage (exfoliation), authentic traditions of the Middle East, administered on Jerusalem gold marble. Next relish in a massage and time in the lounge complete with velvet beds, sweet cakes, tea and the sounds of soothing music. Visit mirajhammam.com to book your spa visit.
11. Experience a couple’s float tank at Cloud 9 Float Spa
Offering a unique couples float experience, this tranquil tank will provide an unimaginable sensory experience. “Share the sensation of being afloat in an infinite ocean” as you let go of your worries and sway to the sounds of the underwater ambiance. Meditative, luxurious, and romantic, this date night will leave you feeling relaxed and ready for a great night’s sleep. Visit cloud9floatspa.com for all the details and reservations.
12. Movies at the adult-only Fifth Avenue Cinema
Take your traditional movie date night, add a twist of alcohol, an absence of minors and a generous helping of romance, and voila – you’ll have the more mature viewing experience offered at the Fifth Avenue Cinemas in Vancouver. Featuring adult-centered snack options like charcuterie from Jackson’s Meats and Deli, and craft beer from Dead Frog Brewery, this movie night will add a little extra to your ordinary. Go to cineplex.com for showtimes.
If you’re into extra romance
13. Take a horse-drawn tour through Stanley Park
Sit back, relax, and cuddle as you enjoy the beautiful sights and scenery through Vancouver’s famous Stanley Park. Old-fashioned horse-drawn carriages provide an authentic experience full of romance and bliss. Narrated by an expert tour guide, you’ll gain some great Vancouver culture while you see the sights. Visit stanleypark.com for information.
14. Paint Night
No artistic talent necessary! Just bring a willingness to get creative, laugh and enjoy each other’s company. Taking place in bars and pubs in and around Vancouver, this fantastic date night option is two fun-filled hours full of food, drinks and a chance to create a one-of-a-kind masterpiece. Visit paintnite.com for times and locations near you.
15. Dinner and dancing at Federico’s Supper Club
Go back in time to experience the whimsical flair of Federico’s Supper Club, old-school-Italian-style. Choose options from a superb Italian menu, and then relax after dinner to some live entertainment and a few dances together. With warm hospitality offered in typical Italian style, this evening of pure enjoyment might just become your regular date night spot. Visit federicossupperclub.com for reservations.
Date night doesn’t have to be boring. Whatever you crave, whatever you’re into, get a little creative this season and treat your date to a night, and experience, they won’t soon forget.