5 awesome ways to celebrate Galentine's Day in Vancouver

Feb 3 2021, 7:54 pm

February is known as the month of love, mostly because of Valentine’s Day.

A day filled with chocolates, flowers, and gifts from your special someone – sounds cute, right? Yeah, it’s great…for the people in relationships.

For the sweet souls that are single as a Pringle, the pleasure of celebrating Galentine’s Day as aĀ February holiday is still on the table.

Galentine’s Day was first popularized by Leslie Knope,Ā a character from NBCā€™s hit comedy seriesĀ Parks and Recreation. This holiday, celebrated on the 13th of February, is a day to show love and appreciation to pals and celebrate friendship love.

While Galentine’s Day events might look a little different this year, celebrating friendship with your closest pals and loved ones can be done while being safe and abiding by health orders.

Whether it’s grabbing a hot chocolate and going for a walk or doing a virtual painting class in honour of the modern-day holiday, here are some ways to celebrate Galentine’s Day in Vancouver this year.

Art from the Heart


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Paint the night away with your besties in this art class hosted by Art from the Heart. They have an upcoming Valentine’s Day virtual paint night on February 11 from 7 pm to 8:30 pm. For $35, participants receive everything needed to create a masterpiece. So tell some friends, purchase those tickets, get cozy and grab a favourite drink. Enjoy a virtual night filled with art and love.


Galentine’s Day Ride


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It might be hard to envision celebrating a night of love with a four-legged boyfriend, but here we are. A&T Equestrian Shop is hosting a Galentine’s Day ride on February 13. Whether with your social bubble or going it alone like the independent person you are, this experience will be quite the memorable one.

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Phone: 604-574-3211

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Hot Chocolate Vancouver 2021


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We don’t enforce the rules, we just follow them, and it’s a fact that Galentine’s Day should always include chocolate. What’s a better way to indulge in some creamy chocolate than by enjoying the last few days of Vancouver’s Hot Chocolate Festival? Put on a cute Valentine’s outfit and try out different, and exclusive, flavours of hot chocolate drinks in and around Vancouver before the festival ends. You can find a list of participating stores here. You go, Glen Coco.

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Afternoon Tea with Bon Moment Bake Shop


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Have your Emily in Paris moment with your gal pals with the Bon Moment Bake Shop’s afternoon tea set. Each tea box set is $70 and good for two or more people, so splitting the cost with a mate is doable. It includes four savoury bites and two scones with a seasonal jam, along with four desserts and a choice of tea.

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Virtual Cooking Class with Nourish


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There’s a famous quote that says, “the way to a lover’s heart is through their stomach,” but it’s 2021, and you don’t need someone as a reason to eat well. Discover self-love through food by attending a Nourish Cooking Class for only $40. Put that apron on, virtually invite your pals to sign up, or go alone and meet new ones, and enjoy making memories and discovering new recipes from the comfort of your own home.

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