Skytrain dates: 8 things to do around Marine Drive Station
Sam SchonewilleNov 10, 2017 4:51 pm798
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.
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.
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
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
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
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?
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
How much: Free!
Hiker, runner, and amateur climber following the call to the great outdoors. You can follow Samantha’s adventures on Instagram @outdorphins.