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9 Date Night Ideas for Couples in Metro Vancouver

9 Date Night Ideas for Couples in Metro Vancouver

Let’s face it – juggling diapers, snack times, and sleep schedules is no joke. But guess what? You’ve earned some time off from the parenting Olympics, and what better way to celebrate than with a date night that’ll make you feel like the stars of your own rom-com? From hot pot indulgence to arcade showdowns, Vancouver’s got the playbook for a night of fun, love, and maybe a dash of competitive spirit. Here are 9 date night ideas that’ll have you laughing, loving, and possibly questioning your mini-golf skills.

1. Stevens Restaurant in Downtown Langley + Mural Walk

Photo credit: Discover Downtown Langley

Start your evening with a culinary adventure at Stevens, the new restaurant installation from the owners of Haven in Downtown Langley. Immerse yourselves in the super fun vibes of their funky atmosphere and delicious menu, and once you’ve savoured every bite, take a leisurely mural walk around downtown Langley. Admire the vibrant street art that adorns the city’s walls, creating a picturesque and Instagram-worthy backdrop for your date night.

2. Dinner at Chambar and then Broadway Across Canada Show

Photo credit: Chambar Restaurant Facebook

Indulge in a culinary masterpiece at Chambar, an iconic restaurant in the heart of Vancouver. Known for its Belgian-inspired dishes and chic ambiance, Chambar promises a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. From tantalizing appetizers to delectable main courses, each bite is a journey into the world of fine cuisine. After a delectable dinner, hit the theatre scene with Broadway Across Canada. Get ready to laugh, sing, and maybe even dance in your seat as the upcoming production of Hairspray (April 2-7) takes centre stage.

3. Science World After Dark:

Photo credit: Museum of Discovery

If you’re feeling more in the mood for science and wonder after your downtown Langley escapade, another great date night ideas would be Science World After Dark as an alternative. It’s a chance to explore the awe-inspiring exhibits of Science World in the evening, creating a unique and engaging atmosphere for you and your partner.

4. Fly Over Canada + Water St. Cafe:

Photo credit: Experience Flyover Facebook

Love is in the Air (and on the Plate): Soar to new heights with Fly Over Canada, then touch down at Water St. Cafe for a cozy dinner date. Because nothing says “I love you” like virtual flight experiences and decadent dishes.

5. Bow & Stern + Castle Fun Park:

Photo Credit: Bow & Stern

Kick off your evening with a nautical-inspired culinary experience at Bow & Stern. Nestled in the heart of Abbotsford this seafood haven promises a voyage of flavors. From fresh catches to inventive seafood dishes, each bite is a celebration of the ocean’s bounty. Toast to the night with a glass of wine or craft beer, and let the maritime charm of Bow & Stern set the tone for your date. After savoring the seafood delights, it’s time to unleash your inner child at Castle Fun Park. Rev up those engines at Castle Fun Park for a date night that’s equal parts Mario Kart and mini-golf mastery. Loser does tomorrow’s bedtime duty – trust me; it’s a fair trade.

6. Hot Pot Extravaganza at The Dolar Shop:

Photo credit: The Dolar Shop

Head to The Dolar Shop for a hot pot experience that’s not just delicious but downright steamy. Bond over trying new seafood delicacies and give yourselves something to talk about other than the funny things the kids said earlier. And let’s not forget the bottomless ice cream cones – because, as parents, you’ve earned it!

7. Love Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge:

Pink lights at the Capilano Suspension Bridge for date night ideas
Photo credit: Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Embark on a romantic journey at Love Lights, where you can swing across the Suspension Bridge, wander the sparkling Cliffwalk, and bask in the enchanting ambiance of the rainforest chandelier. The Cliff House Restaurant is also offering a special menu featuring delights like the Rose Martini and decadent Dark Chocolate Molten Cake, with seating available on a first-come, first-served basis. As part of the admission, enjoy Raptors Ridge Birds of Prey, live music, and interactive games. Love Lights creates a magical experience, included in the ticket price, during park hours from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. (Extended hours until 9 p.m. from Feb. 14 to 18, 2024).

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8. Rollerskating, Arcade, and Bowling at Central City Fun Park:

A group of people roller skating which is a great date night ideas
Photo Credit: Central City Fun Park Instagram

Strap on those rollerskates and roll back to the ’80s at Central City Fun Park. Glide hand in hand, score big in the arcade, and perhaps even engage in a friendly bowling match. Warning: may cause spontaneous outbreaks of disco fever.

9. Improv Laughs at Granville Island’s Improv Centre:

A group of people on stage performing to the audience for a date night idea
Photo credit: The Improv Centre on Granville Island

Get ready for a laughter workout at The Improv Centre. Comedy, improv, and maybe a snort or two – ’cause who says parenting can’t be hilarious?

Vancouver parents, you’re not just surviving – you’re thriving. Take a break from the parenting hustle, grab your partner, and dive into these date night ideas that’ll make you laugh, love, and maybe even discover hidden talents (looking at you, mini-golf prodigy). After all, being a power couple is just another role you nail in this wild ride called parenting. Enjoy the date, ’cause you’ve earned it!

Written by Ashley Kizito of @theashleyrhapsody.com

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