Happy Valentine’s Day!

The day has finally arrived… Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone! We hope that our list of our Top 5 Valentine’s Day Ideas made finding something to do for today easier!

Here are some honourable mentions:

  1. Make a card. You can be as creative as possible.
  2. Look on Groupon. Groupon is a great way to save and find deals around the city. There are many participants such as restaurants, spas, outdoor activity locations, and much more.
  3. Go bowling! This could be a great group activity.
  4. Paint in a studio. You can express yourself creatively and take something away from the date. http://ow.ly/J4f3b
  5. Go get Ice Cream or Frozen Yogurt. This is a classic, cute date.  

To find more Groupon’s: http://ow.ly/J4eZo

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Valentine’s Day Idea #5

When was the last time you got to sit outside and enjoy the sun? Well, you’re in for a treat because Valentine’s Day is going to be sunny here in Vancouver.. And there’s no better way to spend a sunny day than having a picnic! Don’t deny it, you’ve always wanted to be part of a legitimate picnic. To make it even more personal, try baking a little treat (cookies, cupcakes, etc…), or making/buying your date’s favourite food. This will be an unforgettable, “dreams-come-true”, kind of date.

Picnic location references:

Yelp: http://ow.ly/IZbpH

The Province: http://ow.ly/IZbt6

Vancouver Coast & Mountains Blog: http://ow.ly/IZbEf

Estimated price range: $30-$40 date.

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Valentine’s Day Idea #3

Want to show your funny side? Take your date out to watch the TheatreSports Improv Show on Granville Island! The “St. Valentine’s Day Massacre” is a show where the entertainers create different scenes on the spot, at the request of the audience. It’s a guaranteed fun, light-hearted date, with a lot of laughing. Also, when the show is over, you can sight see and take a stroll around the beautiful island.

Ticket prices:

$8.75 for students

$11.75 for adults

Estimated price range: $20-$30 date.

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Here’s the link for more information on the Vancouver TheatreSports League and their events: http://ow.ly/IRfsn

You can buy tickets on the following link http://ow.ly/IRf6L

Valentine’s Day Idea #2

If you’re looking for an affordable gift, Count On Me has the perfect idea for you! Fill a mason jar with little notes of things you love about your significant other. This is a really simple, but incredibly thoughtful present. Make sure to not be too generic though; write things that are specific to him/her. For example, instead of saying “you’re really funny”, write down a little quirk about them that always makes you laugh. This shows that you’re really paying attention, and that you care for them. Really try to show your personality.

Supplies needed:

  • Mason Jar
  • Paper
  • Pen
  • Things to decorate the Jar (ribbons, stickers, etc..) .. Be creative!

Estimated price range: $0- $10.

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Valentine’s Day Idea #1:

February 14th is the last day of the Vancouver Hot Chocolate Festival! Explore various, unique Café’s around the Lower Mainland that custom make fun, new flavours of hot chocolate specifically for this festival. These flavours range from classic desserts like the “Nanaimo Bar” to a beer flavoured drink. So get comfortable and cozy up to a nice hot mug with your date! This will also allow for great conversation and who knows, maybe you’ll find your new special place. There’s just something about hot chocolate that puts people in a state of ease.

Estimated Price Range: $4-6 per glass of hot chocolate. $20 date.

For more information, check out City Food’s website below.


One of the featured drinks at the 2014 Hot Chocolate Festival
One of the featured drinks at the 2014 Hot Chocolate Festival