Vancouver winter date ideas

Bundle Up Vancouver! 10 Perfect Winter Date Ideas

10 Fun Vancouver winter date ideas (perfect for couples at any stage).

Whether it’s your first date or you’re happily married, this time of year holds a lot of fun for couples. Celebrate winter in Vancouver with these 10 fun and festive date ideas.

For long time couples that want to keep the spark alive, choose winter date activities that will be a new experience for you both. If it’s a first date and you want to make a good first impression? Then keep the mood positive, playful and show genuine interest in connecting with each other.

10 Fun and Festive Vancouver Winter Date Ideas


1. Vancouver Christmas Market

Embrace the holiday spirit at the Vancouver Christmas Market. Modelled after an authentic German Christmas Market, get some treats, sip on mulled wine, ride the carousel and explore the over 50 vendors that are on display during the festive holiday season.

2. Ice Skating In Robson Square

Embrace the dropping temperatures and head to this charming outdoor skating rink for some old fashioned romance at Robson Square. Spin, glide and hold hands as you take your turn around the ice. Wrap up your romantic date night ice side snuggled up with a blanket and a thermos of hot chocolate.


3. Indoor Rock Climbing

Feeling sporty and adventurous? Trying new activities together has been shown to build chemistry and increase bonding and trust. The Hive has locations in Vancouver and across the lower mainland. Never climbed before? No worries introductory classes are available. This also a great indoor winter date idea if you don’t feel like braving the winter cold.


4. Snowshoe and Fondue

One of my favorite Vancouver winter date ideas is the snowshoe and fondue date! Enjoy a romantic evening together exploring gorgeous mountain views by snowshoe. Then end it by sharing a cheese and chocolate fondue together with a nice glass of vino. Offered by both Cypress and Grouse Mountain.


5. Festival Of Lights At VanDusen Gardens

Stroll hand in hand through VanDusen Gardens turned Winter Wonderland and experience the over 1 million lights that are on display at the Festival of Lights. Runs in Vancouver from late November, and all of December to early January. The ultra romantic light display also makes the perfect backdrop for a cute couples instagram post.

Winter date activities Vancouver

Winter Date Ideas Vancouver

6. Visit Whistler Together

If you’ve been dating for awhile there is nothing more romantic than exploring Whistler. It’s like having a charming European Village in our own backyard! Go for the day or bring your date to the next level by renting a room with an outdoor hot tub and popping the champagne.


7. Enjoy A Holiday Movie Marathon Together

Sometimes there’s nothing better on a cold night than staying in with your partner. Light a fire or a few candles. Then grab a tub of popcorn, add a cheap and cheerful bottle of wine. And snuggle up under covers for a winter themed movie marathon.

Mix it up with old and new holiday favorites – get romantic with White Christmas, Love Actually, and Sleepless in Seattle (my personal favorite) or spice it up with Die Hard, Trading Places and Elf for even more ideas check out this list.

Or indulge in one of the many Hallmark Romantic Christmas Movies that are available this time of year. While yes they can be cheesy, they can also be kind of fun. Interestingly, one study found that divorce rates were half as much for couples who watched relationship-focused movies together and discussed them afterwards.

Date Idea - Play In The Snow

8. Go Tubing or Tobogganing At Mount Seymour 

When it comes to Vancouver winter date ideas, one of the most fun activities you can do as a couple is to go tubing or tobogganing at Mount Seymour. This classic winter pastime is a great way to get outdoors and enjoy the season with your special someone. Whether you’re looking for a leisurely afternoon activity or an adrenaline-filled experience, you’ll definitely have a fun and memorable date.

Then once you’ve had your fill of fresh mountain air, head over to Enquist Lodge. Where you can wind down in front of a cozy fireplace with a hot beverage for two. For up to date info and times check out Mount Seymour’s listing here.

Things to do on a date in the winter - Check out a improve show with a holiday theme.

9. Check Out A Holiday Themed Improv Show

For a unique and entertaining date night idea this winter, why not check out a holiday themed improv show at The Improv Centre on Granville island. Not only is it an inexpensive way to spend an evening with your special someone, it’s also a great opportunity to share some laughs together.

Alternatively, another fun winter indoor activity is to head to a local comedy club like The Comedy Mix or Yuk Yuks for a night of laughter with your boo.

Active things to do on a winter date - Go cross country skiing

10. Go Cross-Country Skiing

Hit the trails and explore the winter landscape as a couple on a pair of cross country skis together. Both Cypress Mountain and Mount Seymour have wonderful groomed trails to choose from. If you’re looking for a romantic location then Hollyburn Lodge located at Cypress mountain makes for a perfect winter date night setting. Recently restored this historic lodge offers a charming place for active minded couples to rest and enjoy a hot chocolate, or romantic meal together. Complete with live music too!

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