Winter in Vancouver can get busy! With Christmas, Hanukkah, year-end wrap ups and holiday parties, there’s barely time for anything else. But spending time with your spouse is worth carving out the time for – so plan it early and schedule it in! We’ve rounded up 6 winter date night spots that are great for reconnecting and look good on the gram.
6 winter date night spots around Vancouver
Grouse Mountain Peak of Christmas
Do you and your partner love snow? Then, Peak of Christmas at Grouse is your place to be! Don’t skip the light walk among the trees and Blue Grouse lake. Or the magical sleigh ride. For something more thrilling, check out their snow carpet sliding zone! They also have skating under the stars at their 8,000 square foot rink – lots of room for you and your honey.
Take a charming twinkly stroll through the expansive light display at VanDusen Garden. There are countless romantic spots for snog or a snap including a lit up globe at the far end of the garden, several sparkly tunnels and even a carousel. Grab a hot chocolate and wander around hand-in-hand like the good old days! PS: Get there early and sneak in visit with Santa!
Vancouver Christmas Market
Meet your sweetie for a smooch in their twinkling Walk-in Christmas Tree, a wander down Lover’s Lane or seal your love at the Love Lock exhibit. There’s tons of romantic fun throughout the market and even a gorgeous Instagram frame with a view of the North Shore. Go hungry because you’ll want to try everything, right down to old world treats and mulled wine! Snap photos at the carousal, lighted Christmas pyramid then head to the Wunderbar for a cocktail. Did you know…proposals have been known to take place in this majestic fairyland.
Love Granville Island during the day with the kids? Well, you’ll also love it at night too! Right next to the Seawall, the stunning view is not to be missed. There is food, shopping, and music and lots of twinkling lights. Stop by Granville Island Brewery, then grab a sweet treat from Lee’s Doughnuts and do some people watching while you both connect without the kiddos. The Improv Centre is a fun activity and if you are a dog mama, be sure to stop by the Pet Treatery!
Aurora Winter Festival
Looking for the ultimate Technicolor light tunnel, one that will set your IG feed on fire? Then head to the PNE grounds for the Aurora Winter Festival. Mystical themed, its village is complete with four different worlds, magical characters, performances, a skating rink and their iconic ferris wheel. They also have the first tube slide in Vancouver at 200 feet long!
Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour
Do you love singing? Do you like Christmas lights? Combine the two and you’ve got this unique event, the Karaoke Christmas Lights Trolley Tour. Snuggle up with your honey and give those pipes a workout! The tour travels through the downtown lights, Hycroft, VanDusen Gardens, Canuck Place, English Bay, and ends at Bright Nights at Stanley Park, major fundraiser for The BC Professional Fire Fighter’s Burn Fund.
The blogger behind Nourish Through Movement, Reg Von Lok writes about DIY and style, nourishment through movement and integrates it all with motherhood, family and life's curveballs. She lives live in the Metro Vancouver area with my husband and two girls.