Romantic Things to Do in Vancouver
If you’re planning a romantic getaway in Vancouver, you’re in for a treat. With a gorgeous setting and plenty of culture, the city’s made for romance—whether you’re looking for luxury or seeking out adventure. A bit of advance planning helps bring it all together, so you can treat yourselves to a relaxed, stress-free escape. Here’s where to start.
Take a Seaplane Flight
From the Vancouver skyline to the coast range, British Columbia’s even more beautiful from above. Where you go is up to you: Fly to Victoria for a whale-watching cruise, touch down in an alpine lake, visit Butchart Gardens, or just lift off from Vancouver Harbour for a flight over the city.
Discover Local Wine and Beer
Sip your way through the beautiful Fraser Valley on a day that’s all about wine; a dedicated driver means you can enjoy included wine tastings without worrying about driving. Beer lovers won’t be disappointed, either, since Vancouver’s vibrant craft beer scene produces some of Canada’s finest pours. Join a brewery tour for access to top names and up-and-coming brewers.
Cruise the British Columbia Coast
Watch for whales, dolphins, and bald eagles as you skim across the chilly water off Vancouver, whether you’re bundled up for a high-speed adventure or cuddling on a whale-watching cruise. Destinations include scenic Howe Sound, Granite Falls, and the San Juan Islands, but you don’t have to go far; even nearby Vancouver Harbour is home to a wide range of wildlife.
Book a Private Sightseeing Tour
With a private guide to whisk you between sites, you can immerse yourself in exploring together. Since many private tours can be customized to your preferences, it’s an experience that can reflect what you want to do (private guides are a great resource for romantic sites, as well). Explore the soaring peaks of Whistler, take in Gastown’s cobblestoned streets, or dare each other to cross the Capilano Suspension Bridge.