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14 things for singles to do on Valentine's Day around Vancouver

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Daniel Chai Feb 08, 2017 3:09 am 4,010

Riding solo this Valentine’s Day? Congratulations, you get to spend more time with that special someone – yourself! To help you on your way, here are 14 things for singles to do on Valentine’s Day around Vancouver.

Roxy Live Tinder

  • What: Roxy presents Live Tinder, where five women will swipe through a group of eligible bachelors to find a Valentine’s Day Match. All door proceeds from the event will be donated to The Burn Fund!
  • Where: The Roxy Cabaret – 932 Granville Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 14 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: At the door, minimum $5 to The Burn Fund

Vancouver International Wine Festival

  • What: Enjoy 8 days packed full of incredible wine-centred events, tastings, and dinners. The festival will showcase 180 wineries from 16 countries, pouring a projected 1,700 wines at 54 events.
  • Where: Participating venues across Vancouver
  • When: Saturday, February 11 to Sunday, February 19
  • Tickets: Online

XOXO! Valentine’s Day Speed Dating

  • What: Speed Dating with pre-screened eligible singles at Lickerish, Vancouver’s freshest loft-style resto-lounge. Includes Valentine’s icebreaker game and a professional host. Bring a friend for a Dashing Duo discount.
  • Where: Lickerish Lounge – 903 Davie Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 14 at 17 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $35-$39

Robson Square Skating Rink

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  • What: The Robson Square Ice Rink wraps up its season on February 14. Skating is free with your own skates, and rentals are available. The rink also features a concession stand with snacks and warm drinks.
  • Where: Robson Square – 800 Robson Square, Vancouver
  • When: The rink is open daily from 9 am to 9 pm Sunday to Thursday, and from 9 am to 11 pm Fridays and Saturdays, until February 14.
  • Cost: Free, skate rentals are extra

FestEVOLVE

  • What: A celebration of Charles Darwin and the evolution of life. Celebrate the theories and people who introduced the world to the concepts of evolution with museum tours and activities.
  • Where: Beaty Biodiversity Museum – 2212 Main Mall, UBC, Vancouver
  • When: February 11 to 19
  • Admission: Regular museum rates apply

Puzzled Pint

  • What: Puzzled Pint is a casual, social puzzle solving event which happens at bars and pubs in multiple cities around the world. The Friday before each event, a location puzzle is posted. The solution to that puzzle will lead you to a local pub, bar or restaurant. On the night of the event, show up at the specified pub to to solve more puzzles in a relaxed atmosphere.
  • Where: To be discovered by you
  • When: The second Tuesday of every month
  • Cost: Free, though buying food and drinks at the pub, bar or restaurant is encouraged

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival

  • What: The Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival celebrates mountain sports and culture over nine days. Also includes a photo competition, speakers, and more.
  • Where: Various venues across Vancouver and North Vancouver
  • When: February 10 to 18
  • Tickets: Online, $12-$21

Crawlspace – Boca del Lupo Theatre

  • What: In this tale of ‘buyer beware,’ dream house turns into nightmare ordeal for performer Karen Hines, a Dora Award-winning performer from Toronto. This ‘Theatre of Realty’ is all too plausible, as a cute coach house is riddled with hidden problems and threatens to drain the artist’s life savings. What’s better, the two-tier ticket pricing further pokes fun at the difference in experiences between homeowners (plush seating, premium vodka) and renters/everyone else (adequate seats, passable vodka).
  • Where: The Fishbowl – 100-1398 Cartwright Street, Granville Island
  • When: February 8 to 18
  • Tickets: Online, $15-$40

Roses Are Dead: Love. What’s the Worst That Could Happen?

Instant Theatre

Instant Theatre

  • What: A rom-com spliced with a disaster movie. Instant Theatre explores the romantic life of a single person through improvisation. The catch? Periodically, the host will ask the audience “What’s the worst that could happen?” and then the answer to that question actually happens.
  • Where: Havana Theatre – 1212 Commercial Drive
  • When: February 14 at 8 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $10

Valentine’s Day Decentralized Dance Party – Vancouver!

  • What: The world is in need of a little more love these days, and there is no better way to spread the good vibes than with good old fashioned a dance party. The #SaveLove Decentralized Dance Party (DDP) is planned for Vancouver on Valentine’s Day and will also launch simultaneously in Austin, San Francisco, and New York.
  • Where: Location will be announced the night before the party. Check online for updates.
  • When: February 14 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Free. Everyone is also strongly encouraged to bring out props, lights, fog machines and other party necessities in order to take everything to the next level.

Valentine’s Day Speed Dating

  • What: A speed dating experience focused on a relaxing and welcoming environment. The evening will feature two seatings, which allows for a more “intimate” gathering. Each couple will get three minutes to get to know each other. Hosted by Nicole Alleyne.
  • Where: Moose’s Down Under – 830 West Pender Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 14 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $20

Cartems Valentine’s Day Donut Tasting

  • What: Cartems is hosting a special Valentine’s Day four-course donut tasting experience, hosted by co-owner and Executive Chef Rags. Savoury and sweet donut creations will be served along with wine and port pairings.
  • Where: Cartems Donuterie – 534 West Pender, Vancouver
  • When: February 14 at 7 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $45

ProAm Comedy Night at The Comedy Mix

  • What: Laughter is a great aphrodisiac, so head down to The Comedy Mix for ProAm Comedy Night. Headlined by Patrick Maliha, MCed by Levi McCachen, and featuring San Aung, Lisa Person, and more.
  • Where: The Comedy Mix – 1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver
  • When: February 14 at 8:30 pm
  • Tickets: Online, $8

Romantic Dinner for One

  • What: Vancouver is home to some very romantic restaurants, and it’s time to treat yourself to an intimate ambiance, great food and drink, and impeccable lighting. From cozy French bistros to some of the most popular new spots in town, check out our list of 25 utterly romantic restaurants in Vancouver.

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Daniel Chai
Daniel is a writer and comedian based in Vancouver, BC.

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