Vancouver winter date ideas

Bundle Up Vancouver! 7 Perfect Winter Date Ideas

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 7 fun and festive date ideas.

For long time couples that want to keep the spark alive, choose 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.

Here are 7 Fun and Festive Winter Date Ideas


Vancouver Christmas Market

Embrace the holiday spirit at the Vancouver Christmas Market. Modeled 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.


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 night ice side snuggled up with a blanket and a thermos of hot chocolate.


Indoor Rock Climbing

Feeling sporty and adventurous? Trying new activities together has been shown to build chemistry and increase bonding and trust. Vancouver has 2 facilities Cliffhanger and The Hive Never climbed before? No worries introductory classes are available.


Snowshoe and Fondue

Enjoy a romantic evening together, exploring gorgeous mountain views by snowshoe and end by sharing a cheese and chocolate fondue together with a nice glass of vino. Offered by both Cypress and Grouse Mountain.


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.



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 cracking the champagne.


Holiday Movie Marathon

Sometimes there’s nothing better than staying in. Light some candles, grab that tub of popcorn, add a great 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 or mix it up with Die Hard, Trading Places and Elf for more ideas check out this list. Fun fact, a study found that divorce rates were half as much for couples who watched relationship-focused movies together and discussed them afterwards.

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