Spring has almost sprung in Vancouver and as the warmer weather is fast approaching, what better way to celebrate then to plan your next great date in the city.
Here are 8 different places to take your sweetheart on a date this Spring!
Nothing says Spring more than freshly bloomed cherry blossoms in Vancouver. Instead of giving flowers to your date, why not bring them to these beautiful cherry trees instead? The annual celebration always draws in quite a crowd with over 43,000 trees in bloom in Vancouver during Spring, and over 20 events happening.
When: March 30 – April 23
Cost: Free, events that require admission are listed
Kayaking in Deep Cove
Escape from the city for a few hours and take your date out on the water in scenic Deep Cove. You can rent a kayak, canoe or even a paddleboard and go for a guided tour or for those adventure-seekers, go it alone!
When: March – October (weather permitting)
Where: Deep Cove Kayak – 2156 Banbury Rd, North Vancouver
Cost: $39 for two hours in a single kayak, $55 for a double – more pricing information available at deepcovekayak.com
Hike up Quarry Rock
If you prefer to stay on dry land, you can also visit Deep Cove with your sweetheart and take a climb up Quarry Rock for breathtaking views of the Indian Arm and the mountains around Belcarra. The 3.8km hike takes approximately 1.5 hours to complete and is dog friendly, so bring Fido too.
Where: Baden Powell Trail, North Vancouver
Imagine a blur of rainbow-coloured fields stretched as far as your eye can see, a flowery scent fills your nostrils while beautiful blooms begin to surround you.
Sounds pretty nice right? Spend your next day date at BLOOM, The Abbotsford Tulip Festival which returns this year on April 10.
With over 35 different varieties of tulips and ten acres of breathtaking views, the festival also includes food trucks on site, a children’s play area, a flower market and a U-Pick area. Anyone can buy flowers, so why not pick your very own bouquet for your bae!
When: April 10 – May 7
Time: 9 am – dusk, everyday
Where: 36737 North Parallel Road, Abbotsford
Tickets: $5 to $30 on abbotsfordtulipfestival.ca – tickets must be pre-purchased online and parking is included
Star gazing at YVR Airport
What could be more romantic than cuddling up with your love underneath the light of a thousand stars!
You can head to the Larry Berg Flight Path Park at YVR airport to watch planes take off -literally before your eyes. Planes from the South runway fly right over the park, so you’re in for a date that you’ll never forget. Who knows, on a clear night you may just see a shooting star too!
Where: Russ Baker Way, Richmond
Tandem bike rental in Stanley Park
Okay – so you’ve probably been on a bike before, but how about a tandem?
Built for two, this bike quite literally requires you and your partner to work in unison to pedal and get around. The front rider must steer the bike, while the back rider is responsible to balance and navigate.
Located right before Stanley Park, Spokes Bicycle Rentals offers tandem rentals starting at $16.19 for your first hour. So connect with your other half while practicing your communication skills – trust us you might need them.
When: 9 am – 7 pm, everyday
Where: 1798 West Georgia Street, Vancouver
Cost: prices range per bike, see rates at spokesbicyclerentals.com
Partner Yoga at Unity Yoga Teahouse
Want to shake up your typical Friday night and challenge your partner’s trust and strength?
Unity Yoga Teahouse in Vancouver is offering partner/acroyoga every Friday night. This class welcomes all levels and combines traditional yoga with acro-balance and Thai massage all in one. You know the saying – couples who workout together, stay together.
When: Fridays at 8 pm
Where: Unity Yoga Teahouse, 1672 10th Ave East, Vancouver
Cost: $17 drop in rate, prices vary per class – rates and full schedule available at unityyoga.ca