Romantic Things to do in Vancouver

At Creative Travel Guide, we are excited to share a guest post from Lesley at Freedom56Travel about the best romantic things to do in Vancouver.

I’m sure every city in the world has romantic things to do.  Photos of couples on romantic gondola rides in Venice are as common as memes of couples holding hands while walking on a moonlit beach.

But, have you ever taken a romantic stroll 4 kilometres out into the Pacific Ocean? How about ice skating on top of the law courts building?

Vancouver has some of the most unique romantic things to do that you can’t find anywhere else!

Romantic Things to do in Vancouver

Iona Beach Regional Park

Located just south of Vancouver, Iona Beach Regional Park is the home of one of the most romantic walks in Vancouver.

Iona Jetty is a 4-kilometre long jetty that juts out into the Straight of Georgia, right into the Pacific Ocean.  The walk is flat and you can often see wildlife and interesting sea creatures.  Once you get a few kilometres out, the shoreline becomes indistinct and you can almost believe you’re in the middle of nowhere, walking hand-in-hand with your sweetheart; just the two of you against the wild currents of the open ocean.

You can walk all the way to the end of the jetty to the very tip and pretend you’re Rose & Jack on the Titanic.  It might be just as windy as it was for them on the prow of the ship!

Dress warmly in layers and bring water – it’s a long walk back to dry ground.

Cooking Class at the Dirty Apron

What better way to get to know your partner than to see how they fare in the kitchen?

The Dirty Apron Cooking School offers a cooking class, especially for couples.  “It Takes Two” is their original couples’ class for those that like to get their hands a little dirty.  Bring some sexy back to the kitchen and stay in for dinner!

In this class, you receive expert guided instruction to make a decadent 3-course meal for two.  A variety of classes are available but my favourite is the Ocean-inspired class wherein together you learn how to prepare a live one-pound lobster for a lobster and sturgeon caviar salad.  After working your way through each course, couples sit down to enjoy what they’ve prepared together with a perfectly paired wine.

Instructors are trained chefs who watch over you to ensure that you both enjoy what you’re doing and learn something along the way!

What could be better than learning how to prepare a fine meal with the one you love and then enjoying it together?

Romantic Things to do in Vancouver

Skating at Robson Square

Robson Square is one of the landmark public plazas and civic centres in Vancouver. Home to Vancouver’s provincial court, Robson Square is also the location of the only outdoor ice-skating rink in downtown Vancouver!

Covered by a steel and glass dome, the ice rink becomes a skating rink in the winter season.  Imagine skating hand in hand with your sweetie outdoors in beautiful downtown Vancouver to traditional and upbeat music.  To make it even more romantic, it’s free!

You can bring your own skates or skate rental is available for just $5. It’s a really magical place to enjoy wintertime in Vancouver.

If you happen to be visiting Vancouver in the summer months, you can still enjoy Robson Square but instead of ice skating, you’ll find free ballroom and salsa dancing lessons.  Shake your booty with your sweetie!

Romantic Things to do in Vancouver

Riding Bikes on the Stanley Park Seawall

Stanley Park is one of the best things about Vancouver and one of the main reasons is the 9-kilometre seawall that provides some of the best views Vancouver has to offer.

You can walk around the seawall but it’s much more fun to ride!  There are many places to rent a bike near Stanley Park, and you can rent all kinds from cruiser to bike to hybrid.

Most bike rental shops will make sure you and your sweetie are comfortable on the bike and will even give you a map to make sure you know where you’re going.

Don’t miss all the great sights in Stanley Park including Lovers Walk, a beautiful romantic stroll where you will find two trees that appear to be embracing. Stop and have a bite to eat at The Teahouse, where you can enjoy the sights from the beautiful patio. For hiking lovers, head up these Grouse Grind alternatives. 

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  1. I live in Vancouver and second all of this. Some fun things to do. Haven’t done the cooking class though so might have to look into that

    • The classes at The Dirty Apron are really fun – definitely check it out!

  2. I’ve never been to Canada but it’s somewhere I’d love to visit! Cooking classes are one of my favourite things to do when I visit a new city 🙂

    • There are so many great places to visit in Canada, but Vancouver is definitely the most beautiful and most romantic!

  3. I have never been to Vancouver but it is definitely on my to go list! This post will be perfect for planning my itinerary for me and my boyfriend. Thanks for sharing!

    • You’ll really love visiting Vancouver! It’s really nice any time of year but the best time is really May-September, if you want to avoid the rain 😉

  4. Vancouver is one of my favorite cities, I can’t wait to go back and check some of these places out! The “It Takes Two” cooking class sounds especially cute

    • The cooking classes are so much fun! You’ll be amazed at how great a cook you really are with their help!

    • I’m sure you’ll have a great romantic time in Vancouver when you come back with your boyfriend! Vancouver is such a special place 🙂

  5. Great recommendations! I have yet to visit Vancouver but it’s high on my list.

    • Vancouver really is a must-see city! You really can’t beat it for scenic beauty and great things to do. It’s a real romance capital!

  6. This is so great! I’m moving to Vancouver soon, so this will come in super handy! I did the Stanley Park Seawall ride and it was so lovely.

    • I’m so excited for you! I really hope you enjoy living in Vancouver – there’s so much to enjoy here 🙂

  7. Vancouver is so gorgeous! It’s high on my list of places to visit. I might need to bring my boyfriend to try some of these out.

    • You should definitely visit Vancouver soon with your boyfriend! I’m sure you’ll both love it as much as I do!

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