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Skytrain dates: 8 things to do around Marine Drive Station

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Skytrain dates: 8 things to do around Marine Drive Station

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Sam Schonewille Nov 10, 2017 4:51 pm 798

Located at the corner of Cambie and Marine, Marine Drive Station is the last (or first depending on how you look at it) Skytrain stop in Vancouver. Not only is it a major hub for bus routes, but it’s also conveniently placed in the centre of commercial and residential developments.

Stroll along the tree-lined streets, beside the Fraser River, or walk to one of these fun date spots located within minutes of the station.

Catch a flick at Cineplex

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  • What: The ultimate you-can’t-go-wrong date idea. If you instantly don’t like each other, you can just enjoy a movie. If it’s love at first sight, you’ll have ample opportunity to hold hands or even lean in for a theatrical kiss.
  • Where: 452 SW Marine Drive
  • When: Show times vary
  • How much: $8.99 for general admission

Binge on donuts at Timmy’s

#timhortons #timbits #eh #ohcanada🇨🇦 #coffee #vancouver

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  • What: They say Canadian nationalism isn’t as high as our neighbours down South. But, the one thing that bonds ANY Canadian together is our mutual love of Timmy’s. If doughnuts can inspire so much patriotism just imagine what they can do for love. 
  • Where: 487 Interurban Way
  • When: Weekdays 5 am – 10:45 pm, and weekends 6 am – 10:35 pm
  • How much: $1 per donut

Supercharge your outfit at Winners

  • What: Bargain hunting can be frustrating, but as a date, it takes a hilarious turn for the best. You can’t go to Winners and not have a good time; the wardrobe options offer a little something for everyone. There are some weird dressers in Vancity, find some outfits that would suit the oddballs, and you’ll in for a fun time.
  • Where: 448 SW Marine Drive
  • When: Monday – Saturday 9 am – 9 pm, Sunday 10 am – 8 pm
  • How much: Free to look!

Eat Thai food at Pink Elephant Thai

Not sure what you feel like for dinner? Don’t worry, we’ve got something for everyone! Curries, noodles and more!

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  • What: The best place around if you’re in the mood for some killer lettuce wraps. They also offer excellent Thai curry among other fanciful delights. Great food+great ambiance=a great date.
  • Where: 1152 Alberni Street
  • When: Daily 11:30 am – 10 pm
  • How much: Around $16 per plate

Pretend to bed shop at Sleep Country

  • What: Why buy a mattress anywhere else? But really, even if you’re not buying a mattress this is the perfect chance to cuddle and jump on beds long before the “let’s go back to my place” discussion ever comes up.
  • Where: 402 SW Marine Drive
  • When: Weekdays 10 am – 9 pm, Saturday 9:30 am – 6 pm and Sunday 11 am – 5 pm
  • How much: Free to look!

Get tea and juice at Coco Fresh Tea and Juice

Taiwanese bubble tea #myfav #bubbletea #cocofresh

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  • What: Have a juice, try a tea, OR combine them both by ordering a hot juice! You’ll surprise your date, confuse your barista, but most importantly you might just like it.
  • Where: 491 SW Marine Drive
  • When: Daily 12 pm – 11 pm
  • How much: Around $4 per drink

Stay up late at Denny’s

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  • What: We’ve all been there, you go out, meet a girl, like the girl, stay out until 3 am drinking and talking. Why not take her to Denny’s and have your first official date right away? You know it’ll be the only thing open, but really what else do you need?
  • Where: 622 SW Marine Drive
  • When: Open 24 hours
  • How much: Around $12 per meal

Have a picnic at Ash Park

  • What: A large green field constantly at-the-ready for picnic blankets and peanut butter sandwiches. The park also boasts a medium-size children’s playground, ideally suited for nostalgic games of lava monster and tag.
  • Where: 8288 Ash Street
  • When: Whenever
  • How much: Free!

 


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Sam Schonewille
Hiker, runner, and amateur climber following the call to the great outdoors. You can follow Samantha’s adventures on Instagram @outdorphins.

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