10 romantic things to do in Vancouver

With majestic scenery, a smorgasbord of dining experiences and wide array of outdoor activities, Vancouver is a great romantic retreat for couples this Valentine’s Day. The following is a list of 10 romantic things to do in Vancouver: !!! Board the Grouse Mountain Skyride and ascend 3,700 feet above Vancouver for a romantic dinner at the Observatory Restaurant. With sweeping views of the city lights and glistening ocean, this romantic hotspot is ideal for a kiss or — better yet — a proposal. !!! Get in the mood with the Ritual of Two where “playful”couples treatment at Fairmont Pacific Rim’s Willow Stream Spa. Following your therapist’s instructions, you’ll apply each other’s aromatic algae mask, followed by a rinse with refreshing neroli water. Afterwards, take a soak in a Japanese-style tub and receive side-by-side massages. !!! Sip on classic cocktails while watching a sexy burlesque show at The Keefer Bar (Thursday nights). It’s the perfect way to let go of your inhibitions and bring out your honey’s wild side. !!! Join a Chocolate Fondue Snowshoe Tour on Cypress Mountain. Travel through the towering forest and glades of Hollyburn plateau en route to a rustic warming hut. Surrounded by candlelight, you’ll enjoy a mug of hot apple cider and chocolate fondue. !!! Bring some sexy back into your kitchen with a couple’s cooking class at Dirty Apron Cooking School. The intimate menu, designed just for couples, includes a line-up of mouth-watering eats accompanied by wine pairings. !!! Sit back, relax and take in the sights and sounds of an astronomy show at the 360-degree Planetarium Star Theatre located at the H.R. Macmillan Space Centre. !!! Give your love a bird’s-eye view of the region’s breathtaking scenery with Helijet’s West Coast Spectacular tour. The 20-minute helicopter journey travels past Stanley Park, over Lions Gate Bridge, along the rugged coastline of Horseshoe Bay and above the twin peaks of the Lions in the North Shore mountains. !!! Take your honey on a shopping spree through Vancouver’s stylish neighbourhoods. From the world’s biggest names in haute couture to quirky clothes designed by local style experts, there’s something for everyone’s tastes. !!! Hike the secluded Quarry Rock trail located in North Vancouver’s Deep Cove. This relaxed hike boasts gorgeous views of Indian Arm and the mountains around Belcarra. !!! Laughter is the foundation of any lasting relationship, so head for a night of improv comedy on Granville Island presented by the Vancouver TheatreSports League.