SkyTrain dates: 8 things to do around Olympic Village station

Jul 18 2017, 7:10 am

It’s no secret that Olympic Village Station is one of the hottest spots on the SkyTrain network.

From craft breweries to epic eats, this station is your one-stop shop for anyone looking to impress that special someone. You can go for a stroll on the Seawall, rent some bikes, then go beer shopping at the largest beer market in the city.

If this sounds like an ideal evening to you, check out this list of things to do around Olympic Village Station.

Walk or bike the Seawall

Vancouver False Creek seawall / Shutterstock

  • What: A 28 km greenway that wraps around Vancouver’s coastline. The ideal romantic venue during sunset.
  • Where: Along the coast stretching from the Vancouver Convention Centre to Spanish Banks Park
  • When: Anytime
  • How much: Free!

Go on a brewery hop

  • What: A circuit of various breweries all within walking distance of Olympic Village Station. Optional hopping points include R&B Brewing, Faculty Brewing, Big Rock Urban, and 33 Acres Brewing.
  • Where: Close to West 2nd, 3rd, and 4th Avenue
  • When: 9 am to 11 pm daily
  • How much: Around $6 per beer

Beer shop at Craft Beer Market

Photo courtesy CRAFT Beer Market

  • What: A restaurant and beer vending utopia that all Vancouver hipsters must visit at least once in their lives. Stocked with over 100 varieties of craft beers you’re sure to find something that tickles your fancy here. Pro tip: plan your date on a Tuesday to score some cheap tacos!
  • Where: 85 West 1st Avenue
  • When: 11 am – midnight Sunday to Thursday, 11 am – 1 am Fridays, and 10 am – 1 am Saturdays
  • How much: $6 – $10 per beer and around $17 per plate

Buy fancy loaves at Terra Breads

  • What: Gotta soak up all the beer somehow right? Why not fight gluten with gluten and munch on some freshly baked bread and baked goods.
  • Where: 1605 Manitoba Street
  • When: 7 am – 7 pm Monday to Thursday, and 7 am – 8 pm Friday to Sunday
  • How much: $3 – $6 per item

Check out Myfanwy MacLeod’s “The Birds” statues

  • What: Built as a reminder of the interdependence of nature, two larger than life sparrows remind us that the introduction of foreign species can upset the ecosystem of an area.
  • Where: 1 Athletes Way
  • When: Anytime
  • How much: Free!

Marvel at the Vancouver skyline after dark

  • What: The best vantage point in the city to view Science World amongst the Vancouver skyline. Be sure to arrive after dark for romantic ambience.
  • Where: The Vancouver Seawall
  • When: After dark
  • How much: Free!

Eat at the Tap and Barrel

  • What: One of the city’s best year-round patios featuring jaw-dropping views of the Science World and Rogers Arena. Stocked with ample supplies of craft beer and pub style eats.
  • Where: 1 Athletes Way
  • When: 11 am to late Monday to Friday, and 10 am to late Saturday to Sunday
  • How much: Around $16 per plate

Catch an improv show on Granville Island


Improv/Vancouver TheatreSports League

  • What: A truly unique (and affordable) date night that’s guaranteed to leave you with a smile on your face. Since no two shows can be the same, this is one date idea that’ll never get old.
  • Where: 1502 Duranleau Street, Granville Island
  • When: Daily shows at 7:30 pm
  • How much: $8 – $23.50 per ticket
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