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Valentine's Day Events in Vancouver

Things to Do on February 14

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Valentine’s Day -- which happens annually on February 14 -- sees a variety of festivities take place around Vancouver. Events range from traditional romantic dinners to family-friendly ice-skating and snowshoe tours.

1. Dance at Vancouver Nightclubs and Bars

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Vancouver nightclubs organize special events for Valentine’s Day. Clubzone is the best source for current listings -- both for romantic Valentine’s Day parties and anti-Valentine’s events.

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2. Dine at a Romantic Restaurant

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Most restaurants, from budget eateries to the best fine dining rooms, host Valentine’s Day specials. Try something simple, like oysters and a bottle of wine at the cozy Oyster Seafood & Raw Bar, or a mountain-top multi-course dinner at The Observatory Restaurant on Grouse Mountain.

3. Go Snowshoeing

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Take a snowshoeing tour or head out on a self-guided excursion at any of Vancouver’s three ski hills. For the most romantic experience, opt for the snowshoeing tour at Cypress Mountain: it includes a stop at Hollyburn Lodge for fondue.

4. Take a Boat Cruise

Hop aboard the Pride of Vancouver and cruise the Burrard Inlet and surrounding waters. A Valentine's Day boat cruise could include a candlelit dinner, champagne, and dancing -- all on board the vessel.

5. Go Ice-skating

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Fun and family-friendly, head to Robson Square Ice Rink for free skating throughout the winter. Ice-skating is a good chance to hold the hand of your Valentine. Best of all, with free ice-skating both at the Robson Square rink and the rink at Whistler Olympic Plaza, the activity is great for a budget date. You’ll even have money to spare for hot chocolate afterward.

6. Enjoy Shows and Performances

From comedy to classical music, take in an artistic performance to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Many arts festivals and major arts company seasons happen during the winter.

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