10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

The day for all things romantic is approaching and expectations can be high. Don’t worry, we’ve got it covered for you.


1. Ballet BC Performance: Romeo + Juliet
What tells the story of star-crossed lovers better than Shakespeare’s classic Romeo and Juliet? Win tickets for you and your date to the February 23rd 8pm production and enjoy a magical night at Ballet BC as they perform a fresh and thought-provoking retelling of the classic. Shows available Feb 21 – Feb 24. Enter the contest here!

Check out: Ballet BC

2. Couples Spa Day
A visit to a spa is perfectly pampering for you and your loved one. Unwind your body and mind together and enjoy a relaxing massage. At our Yaletown spas you’ll find everything from couples massage to acupuncture.

Check out: Czechrose Natural Therapy, Pink Lime Salon and Spa

3. Vancouver Canucks vs. Florida Panthers
It’s game day! A good ol’ hockey game makes a great date night (if BOTH of you are into sports…). Keep it simple with stadium food or take it up a notch with dinner and carefully crafted cocktails before the game at any of our Yaletown restaurants.

Check out: Vancouver Canucks, Rogers Arena, Casual Dining and Pubs in Yaletown, Fine Dining in Yaletown

4. Romantic Getaway
Get away from it all and surprise your sweetheart with the ultimate staycation! Forget about the hassle and cost of travelling, just pack your bags and focus on enjoying each others company. Check in early at Opus Hotel or Rosedale on Robson and make it a 24-hour getaway so you have plenty of time to explore. You are just steps away from all that Yaletown has to offer!

Check out: Opus Hotel, Rosedale on Robson, Top Ten Things to Do in Yaletown, Walking Tours

5. Unsung Heroes
Do you fancy seafood? Then Unsung Heroes at Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar is the perfect place to spend V-day! The Unsung Heroes Festival celebrates lesser known and often overlooked local fin and seafood to educate diners about alternative sustainable Ocean Wise choices. Indulge in a special menu of unique dishes available Feb 1 to Feb 27!

Check out: Blue Water Cafe + Raw Bar

6. Swirl Wine Store: Valentine’s Day Wine & Food

A perfect way to to spoil your Valentine is with some delicious vino! Imbibe in different types of wine at Swirl Wine Store’s special 4 course-tasting menu paired with some of BC’s best wines, including a Valentine’s Day Sparkling wine.

Check out: Swirl Wine Store

7. Happy Hour

We all know that if there is anything better than eating and drinking – it’s doing so for a great price! If you want to spoil yourself or your date but don’t want to spend too much – these places have you covered.

Check out: Happy Hour Deals, Cactus Club Cafe, Earls Kitchen + Bar, Fayuca, La Pentola, Opus Bar, Phat Yaletown Sports Lounge, Provence Marinaside

8. Get a Style Upgrade

Getting dolled up can be a fun change when you’ve been spending most of your time in yoga pants or sweats. Love what you see head-to-toe with a new outfit or add a sweet accessory for the special day. These stores will help keep your date night look on point.

Check out: Brooklyn Clothing, Exposure, Fine Finds, Global Atomic, Mavi, Woo To See You

9. The Talking Stick Festival

Get cultured on Valentine’s Day by enjoying a community art show. With a desire to appeal to Indigenous and non-Indigenous attendees alike, the Talking Stick Festival focuses on the diversity of Visual Arts, Dance, Theatre, Music, Pow Wow and Film in both traditional and contemporary formats.

Check out: Roundhouse Community Art and Recreation Centre

10. Spend Valentine’s Day at Home

Why would you want to spend Valentine’s Day at home? Perhaps the real question is why wouldn’t you! Take the pressure off the big day and cosy up at home. Our pro tip is to put on a good Netflix movie and snack on goodies from Urban Fare. You’ll find everything from traditional sweet treats and chic luxury chocolates to mouth-watering savoury snacks.

Check out: Urban Fare

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