Contest: 10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! In need of some romantic inspiration? Whether you want to pamper yourself or that special someone – we’ve got you covered.

Here are 10 ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Yaletown:

1. Sweets for your sweet 

Surprise your special someone with sweets that are just as special. At Karameller each candy is imported from Scandinavia so you will taste flavours that you have never tried before. Or explore Xoxolat where you will find an edible gallery of all things chocolate. Want to step it up a notch? Bring your loved one to a private chocolate tasting class! Mmmmmmm

Check out: Karameller, Xoxolat

2. Flowers for your favourite

Nothing says “I Love You” like flowers on Valentine’s Day! Pick a fancy Valentine’s arrangement or a hand-tied bouquet of your own choice.

Check out: Divine Vines, Urban Fare

3. Delicious dining 

What can be more romantic than a candlelit Italian dinner? Amore, si?. Combine your romantic dinner with an exquisite glass of wine from the extensive wine list of La Pentola, that highlights the diversity of Italy. It’s love, baby!

Check out: La Pentola, La Terrazza

4. Furry friends forever

Show your most loyal companion some appreciation. In Yaletown you’ll find plenty of treats for your furry love. We have everything from Valentine fashions to toys, goodies, and even furniture!

Check out: Barking Babies, Bones Pet Stores, Star Pets Only, VanPet Yaletown, Moonlight Dog Cafe

5. Spoil yourself at the spa

Never forget, love begins with you. Enjoy some true relaxation with a massage, facial, or even a boost of light therapy.

Check out: Active Shiatsu and Skincare, Czechrose Natural Therapy, Luxe Beauty LoungeMy Spa beauty + wellness centerPink Lime Salon & SpaSkoah, Sole Spa

6. Celebrate with champagne 

There is always a reason to pop a bottle when celebrating good times. Sparkle up V-day with a classic – champagne and oysters! In Yaletown you’ll find plenty of spots to enjoy love on the half shell.

Check out: Blue Water Cafe, Rodneys, WildTale Coastal Grill

7. Be strong with Barre

Valentine’s Day isn’t just for couples – bring your friends and get active together with barre. These ballet-inspired fitness classes will burn enough calories to leave room for dessert!

Check out: Barre Fitness, Bar Method, Pure Barre

8. Bakery with the BFF

Hit by a cupcake cupid or needing some dessert therapy? – a sweet treat for you and your BFF is never a bad idea. Prepare for love at first bite!

Check out: GanacheLime and MoonSmall Victory Bakery

9. Art for all, love on the wall

Take your date to an art exhibit, and explore the world of fine art together.  Since beauty is in the eye of the beholder, you’ll definitely find something to say about the piece you’re looking at.

Check out: Art Works Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery, Harrison GalleriesJennifer Kostuik Gallery

 10. Vino for your Valentine

Rather spend a quiet evening looking deeply into anothers’ Tinder profile? Take the pressure off the big day and cosy up at home. Find tasty types of wine that will make your evening flow.

Check out: BC Liquor Store, Swirl Wine Store, Yaletown Liquor Store


Enter to win a one night stay at OPUS Hotel in an Executive King Suite, valued at $500, for you and your special someone, and a round of drinks from Hurricane Grill.

The Opus Hotel Executive King Suite package includes:

  • A welcome beverage
  • Complimentary continental breakfast for two
  • Luxury car service
  • Free WiFi

To enter the contest share your best “pick up line” with us (yes, we just had to go there!).

  1. Comment on our website below.
  2. Let us know on our Yaletown Facebook page by commenting on our post.
  3. Follow us on Instagram (@iyaletown) and comment on our post.

Include #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest in your posts.

To increase your chances of winning: 

Love is in the air! Find our love installation behind the Yaletown Canada Line Station between February 9-14, take a photo, and post it on your Instagram. Don’t forget to add your best pick up line + hashtags!

Contest ends at 12pm on February 15, 2017. One lucky winner will win a one night stay at OPUS Hotel and a round of drinks from Hurricane Grill.

Note: Prize must be claimed by February 17. Otherwise Yaletown BIA reserves the right to award the prize to someone else.


Congratulations to our winner: Lisa

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  • Coral Ariel Seabrook

    <3 "Is Your Name WiFi? Because I'm Really Feeling a Connection."

    Seriously, can any of us live be without WiFi? 😉

  • Diane To

    Your smile is proof that the best things in life are free 🙂 #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • John Cabug

    Are you a magician? Because whenever I look at you everyone else disappears. #iheartyaletown #ytcontest #loveisintheair

  • Gina Field

    Did it hurt? When you fell from heaven? Haha #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • Lisa

    are you a magician? Because abracaDAYYYYYUM

    • Susanna

      Congratulations! We fell for your pick up line 🙂 You won a one night stay at OPUS Hotel and a round of drinks from Hurricane Grill. Please email Susanna at info[at] to claim your price.

      • Susanna

        Unfortunately, deadline to claim the prize was February 17 – we will now award the prize to someone else. Thank you for participating!

  • kelly

    Do you have any raisins? How about a date ?? 😉

  • Radical Notion

    You’re the only pearl in my ocean…

  • Havovie

    Hey Cucumber….whats your number? #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest #winnerwinnerchickendinner

  • Dionne Poon

    I’m no photographer, but I can picture us together ;))))))
    #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • Jen

    I would love to be your mirror… (lol)
    #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • Kar

    Do you have a name? Because I’d love to call you “mine”

  • Eva B

    Do you like raisins? How do you feel about a date?

  • Laura Daniel

    Are you an interior decorator? Because when I saw you, the entire room became beautiful.

  • Anthony Sklavenas

    If your heart was a prison, I would want to be sentenced to life.

    #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • Ron w

    Well as someone who split up with his fiance and now dating again years later and loving on a boat docked in false creek.. id love to win this!!

    “Are you not feeling well? Because i think youre suffering from a lack of vitamen me”

    #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • Patricia Fu

    Hello ( then sits on lap) ……..

  • Mikayla Davis

    To a tall person
    “I’d like to climb you like Mt. Everest.”

  • Gigi Tsui

    Are you a thief? Because you just stole my heart with your dreamy eyes #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • Andrea m

    You look cold! Do you want to use me as a blanket? 🤣

  • Sheena Abid

    Are you a fruit, because Honeydew you know how fine you look right now?

  • Heather

    Hubby used “If I followed you home, would you keep me?” …That was 30 yrs ago, guess it worked!

  • Lorena Grande

    The first time I met my beau I accidently blurted: “What happened to your face?” as he had a big scar down the left side of his handsome face. I really put my foot in mouth! #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest I was still smitten.

  • Steph Allwright

    Whoa! Are you an earthquake? Cos you make the 🎼🎤 Earth, move, under my feet, I feel the sky and the moon now a tumbling down…. 🎼 (sing full song Carol King Song depending on how dedicated you are) *Take a bow, and her number* #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest @stephi1989

  • Daniel Borowski

    The first words that came out of my mouth when I saw Daniel, were: “Where have you been all my life?!” This was right outside of West Oak in Yaletown, there were three of us girls walking outside the restaurant and I see him walking towards us with his two friends. To add to the line, I followed it by “Look at this, three of you guys, three of us girls this was meant to be! Oh you’re pulling out your phone because you want my number? Gimme it, I’ll put it in. Call me, we’ll have euro talk!” I had a feeling he was European from how he was dressed, and we both are. We celebrate our 1 year anniversary on April 23rd and I am certain he is my soulmate and like no one else I’ve had in my life. 😍

    P.S. He handed me the phone to write this and said “we must enter, that line was the best.” So here I am doing so – Fabiola Zefi

    #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

    • Susanna

      Congratulations on your 1 year anniversary! 🙂 We created a runner up price to celebrate this with you. Please email Susanna at info[at] to claim a $50 GC from West Oak.

      • Daniel Borowski

        Ha! Our first encounter WAS outside of West Oak! Thank you!

  • Ann-Marie Vaughan

    Is your last name Campbell? Cause you’re mm mm good!

  • Kristina H

    “Can we take a picture? I need to show Santa what I want for Christmas.” 🙂 #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • Nicole S

    “You’re so pretty you should be married.” -Shouted across a dive bar in Southern Alberta, good night…not. #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • I seem to have lost my phone number. Can I have yours? 😉 😆

    #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • aneband

    My little red coat goes in search of love to Seattle!

    Scenario: Standing at a traffic light with my older son waiting to cross.

    Minding my business navigating crossing a busy street…a random good-looking dude attempts to pick me up in front of my boy before I even make it to the other side. He’s coming in the opposite direction towards me, gives me a nod and once-over then turns around abruptly to follow us.

    Says, “hey family how ya’ll doing?” At first I thought he was going to ask me for money. He’s walking now right next to me saying, “Damn girl, you’re looking fine! Hey, little red riding hood I like your swag! Girl you got it going on and on…when can I get me some?”

    I laughed and said only in America! Then asked my son is swag a good thing? He laughed, said I can’t believe a dude just tried to pick up my mom crossing the street, we weren’t even at a bar!

    #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • shirley li

    do you have a band-aid? i just hurt myself falling for you (: #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • aneband

    They say no pain, no gain! Seriously folks the movie was painful to watch for 2 hours. It was an ordeal for its utter blandness. It’s all about Christian being nice and Ana being pleased, pretty much in a nutshell! I read Dornan walks through the movie like an “Abercrombie model looking for his Fitch!” I do agree he’s not hard to look at naked.

    Jamie Dornan and Dakota Johnson have zero chemistry! Yes, a pair of fish lying next to each other at Seattle’s famed Pike Place Market have more going on!

    Can you actually blame these two actors? They had nothing to work with no plot and cringe-worthy awful dialogue.

    While Dakota’s facial expressions do lend to moments of comic relief,
    I can’t help but wonder about her predicament and all her male suitors/predators she has lusting after her. Even the dude that takes pics of her unknowingly, then tries to sell them for a profit, what a creep!

    Not sure what’s more repugnant…

    A boyfriend that stalks your every move and is privy to your bank info or incapable of leaving you alone (a call to 911 might be prudent). Or a boss that tries to force himself and sexually harass you to death. Why did it take Ana so long to knee the dick? I would have done it at the get-go of his perverted leering glances. Boss or no boss, no call to HR, no filing a police incident, nothing he just gets fired by Christian. You know that’s going to bite him in the ass next Fifty instalment.

    Fifty Shades Darker the movie is a dreadful sex saga. You are better off to stay home and read the book. This movie is hardcore awful anyway you dissect it! As for porn…what porn? These days one can see more gratuitous sex scenes on TV. It’s about as dull and unsexy as it can possibly be. Basinger herself pushed the envelope much further 30 years ago in 9½ Weeks. Way to go Kim, fans are still talking about your movie with Mickey Rourke.

    Truth be told, Jamie Dornan makes a much more convincing serial killer than a S&M partner. You want to watch a brilliant actor perform then I recommend “The Fall” on Netflix.

  • Shaniah Hillis

    Roses are Red,
    Violets are Blue.
    Cash me ousside
    and I will cash you

  • Sarah Sutherland

    I wish you were my pinky toe… so I could bang you on every piece of furniture in the house

    #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • Kayte Barkshire

    Girl, did you just finish burning down the patriarchy? Because DAMN you’re hot!

  • Edmond Leung

    #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest Hey baby, are you from Tennessee cuz you are the only 10 I see. 🙂 I followed instagram @cute88sky.

  • Gizelle P

    Best Canadian pickup line:


    #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • Joana Lee

    If you were a fruit you’d be a fineapple

  • Dyon Yeo

    Are you Cinderella? Cause’ I see that dress coming off at midnight!

  • luckyheels

    Are you Yoda? Cause Yodalicious.

  • Soso

    Sorry can you please tell me where I am? I just got lost in your dreamy eyes.
    #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • fionavancouver

    If you were a vegetable you would be a cute-cumber. 🙂 #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • Elizabeth B

    Are you a magician? Because whenever I look at you, everyone else disappears! 🤗❤#iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • daydreamsun3

    Do you work at Starbucks? Because I like you a latte.
    #iheartyaletown #loveisintheair #ytcontest

  • Larissa

    #loveisintheair #iheartyaletown #ytcontest

  • Renato Azevedo Cossich Furtado

    I really liked it!