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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