Contest: 10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day

*Peep peep* Do you hear that? That’s the sound of lovebirds chirping in the neighbourhood. Love is back in the air, baby!

10 Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Yaletown:

1. Flowers for your favourite

Divine Vines

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. We recommend going with one of Vancouver’s best florist such as Divine Vines. 

Check out: Divine Vines, Urban Fare

2. Romantic Dinners

La Pentola – FUOCO Photography

What can be more romantic than a candlelit dinner with your soulmate? Combine your romantic dinner with an exquisite glass of wine from the extensive wine list of La Pentola, that highlights the diversity of Italy. Or have a memorable dining experience at Minami Restaurant, where you can indulge in an exclusive entree boasting a variety of umami flavours. It’s love, baby!

Check out: La Pentola, Minami, West Oak and other Yaletown’s Fine Dining establishments

3. Vino for a Special Occasion

Swirl Wine Store

A perfect way 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. (visit www.swirlwinestore.ca/events/)

Check out: Swirl Wine Store, BC Liquor Store

4. Couples Spa Day

Pink Lime Salon and Spa

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 a couples massage to acupuncture.

Check out: Pink Lime Salon and Spa, Luxe Beauty Lounge, and other Yaletown’s Spa & Beauty shops

5. Romantic Getaway

Opus Hotel

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 or Family Day long weekend 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

Or check out Top Ten Things to Do in Yaletown and the Walking Tours

6. Treats and Drinks

Small Victory

Have a sweet and enjoyable day over tea, coffee and pastries at some of Yaletown’s iconic and adorable cafes. You can never go wrong from having a date over warm drinks and delicious pastries.

Check out: Cha Le Tea, Small Victory, Angus T, Bake 49

7. Get a Style Upgrade

Brooklyn Clothing – FUOCO Photography


Fine Finds

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 ClothingFine Finds, ExposureGlobal Atomic, Woo To See You, and other Yaletown’s Fashion Stores

8. Happy Hours

Banter Room

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

9. Home Cooked Meals

Urban Fare

Get the cooking gloves on! What better way is there to show your affection by putting together your own little project on the table? First, add candle lights and beautify the environment with gorgeous decors. Second, find the right ingredients that can get your romantic, first-class and homemade meal prepared. And third, propose (we’re kidding… unless you are serious). Plus, enjoy your alone time together by cozing up over Netflix.

Check out: Dwell LivingThe CrossUrban Fare, Blush Bridal

10. Celebrate Singles Awareness Day (SAD)

Don’t have any special someone to celebrate Valentine’s Day? No problem! There is so much you can still do while you’re single. Celebrate the day with your friends in Yaletown regardless of the love season. Here are some of our top ideas:

  1. Visit Swirl Wine Store so that you can still enjoy those wine nights with your single colleagues.
  2. Chocolates will be on SALE! Check out Shoppers Drug Mart
  3. Pump the iron. Do Yoga. Make yourself feel good at some of Yaletown’s Fitness Clubs
  4. Do you know who else needs some attention? Your non-human friend at home. Show some love to your pets at Barking Babies and Moonlight Dog Cafe
  5. #TreatYourself. Stock up with the things meant to be only for Valentines Day. We’re talking red/pink items, clothes and accessories, heart-shaped items, baking goods, seafood/steak, flowers, and more! Keep an eye on what’s Valentines’ related and wait until the day is over.



Enter to win a $100 valued gift card from West Oak and Urban Thai’s sister restaurant Pink Elephant for you to take your partner to a romantic dinner for Valentines Day.

To enter the contest, share with us what “Love is…”

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Contest ends at 11:59 AM on February 14, 2019. One lucky winner will win a $100 Gift card from West Oak and Pink Elephant.

Note: Prize must be claimed by February 18. Otherwise, Yaletown BIA reserves the right to award the prize to someone else.

Congratulation for being our random lucky winner! 

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