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TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 8, 2011

Valentines Day in Vancouver: Romantic Locales

With Valentines Day right around the corner, why not check out some of the region's romantic (and inexpensive) locales from parks and beaches to overlooks of the city in the mountains high above and the beautiful sculptured gardens! Romantic walks along the Seawall, adventures up high in the three North Shore mountains - Cypress, Grouse and Seymour, and even ice skating at the Robson Square Ice Rink can make for a memorable date with your loved one or check out our favourite romantic spot: the Lost Lagoon in Stanley Park!

Vancouver's Beaches overlooking English Bay offer a quiet and romantic location for couples.There are several beaches spanning between Stanley Park and all the way to the University of British Columbia.

BEACHES: Vancouver's beaches offers a romantic setting with breathtaking views of English Bay and a quiet place to watch the sun set. Third Beach | Second Beach | First Beach | Sunset Beach | Kitsilano Beach | Jericho Beach | Locarno Beach | Spanish Banks

The Stanley Park Seawall is a great date with a nine kilometre long route with can be walked or cycled.Experience the beautiful walkways of Stanley Park - hand in hand.Explore Stanley Park for a romantic walk along totem poles, the picturesque seawall and through its forest.STANLEY PARK: Stanley Park's 1000 acres offers endless hours of fun and exploration with several kilometres of trails (including the Seawall), views, flora and fauna and much more! Enjoy a day of fresh air and explore Vancouver's most popular attraction hand in hand.

Outdoor skating is available at Robson Square Ice Rink and atop Grouse Mountain.Why not lace up your skates (or rent some!), grab your sweethearts hand and skate in the beautiful blue lights of Robson Square Ice Rink!ICE SKATING: Ice skating is a great way to incorporate winter into a romantic date - lace up your skates and make sure to grab a hot chocolate afterwards at the two outdoor ice skating rinks in the Lower Mainland: Robson Square Ice Rink and atop Grouse Mountain.

Nitobe Memorial Gardens at the UBC Campus is a beautiful teal stroll garden to enjoy year round.The VanDusen Gardens is an ideal date to stroll through the gardens and enjoy the beautiful flora throughout the Park.

The Dr. Sun Yat Sen Classical Chinese Garden is a beautiful Ming Scholars Garden with quiet pathways overlooking ponds, flora and unique architecture.GARDENS: Vancouver's mild temperate climate means its gardens are open year round and offer a quiet and beautiful place to enjoy. Nitobe Memorial Gardens | UBC Botanical Gardens | VanDusen Gardens | Dr. Sun Yat Sen Chinese Garden

Take a trek up to the snow covered North Shore mountains for fun in the snow including skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing or just to admire the beautiful views.Explore the snowy landscape with your loved one maybe followed by an impromptu snowball fight and hot chocolate!NORTH SHORE MOUNTAINS: Valentines Day falls in the midst of Winter and the snowy landscape offers the perfect opportunity to enjoy the outdoors with snowball fights, snow angels, skiing, snowboarding, tubing, snowshoeing and ice skating on the North Shore mountains. Cypress Mountain | Grouse Mountain | Mount Seymour

Check out the many museums in Vancouver for a romantic date!Totem poles at the Museum of Anthropology in Vancouver, British Columbia.Close up of Totem Pole.MUSEUMS AND GALLERIES: Rain or shine, there is no place better for a date than the many museums found throughout Vancouver! Museum of Anthropology | Vancouver Art Gallery | Vancouver Police Museum | Maritime Museum | Beaty Biodiversity Museum






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