Vancouver to Victoria: One-Night Road Trip

Women love to be “whisked away,” but another evening at your local sushi joint just won’t cut it. For your next date night, hop aboard a 35-minute flight to Victoria, for a date night worth remembering.

Watch and Dine: Catch an early show at the Belfry Theatre and refuel over small plates and good wine at foodie favourite Stage. Stroll Fernwood Peak for a few hours before returning downtown, which takes about 20 minutes to walk to. Fernwood Rd. and Gladstone Ave.

Cocktails: Cozy up in front of the fireplace at Clive’s and explore the House Mixology menu. After downing a few Nick and Noras, head to Club 9 One 9, home to the best dance floor in town. 740 Burdett Ave., 250-382-4221; 919 Douglas St., 250-220-8587.

Brunch: Start your Sunday with the Simon Whitfield Yam Omelette at Mo:Lé, where hangovers go to die. 554 Pandora Ave., 250-385-6653.

Browse: Lower Johnson Street is lined with boutiques for you and her. Two favourites: Still Life and North of Wednesday. While you check out Four Horsemen send your girl to Suasion (562 Johnson St.)

Shop: Take care of your holiday shopping at local art fairs like Out of Hand, Noel Bazaar (Dec. 1-3; 250-380-0906) and A Touch of Saltspring, all of which offer surprisingly cool objets d’art.

Sleep: The Magnolia Hotel & Spa’s “Declare a Spa Date” package will ease your lady (and you) into date-night bliss, thanks to a 30-minute couples massage, chocolate fondue and a deluxe continental breakfast. From $259. 623 Courtney St., 250-381-0999.

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