Dinner and a movie. A lesser date for a lesser man. You should aim higher, whether you’re wooing a new lady or injecting some romance into an old routine. Here, our guide to creative dates in Vancouver.
1. Napa North
Tour Domaine de Chaberton Estate Winery in the Fraser Valley before a leisurely lunch at Bacchus Bistro, which serves fine French fare alongside vineyard scenery.
2. Get Wet
With a baby beluga born in June and a new 4-D theatre, in which you can actually feel and smell the spray of the ocean, the Vancouver Aquarium‘s the perfect place to get wet, then wild.
3. Spice It Up
Heat things up with a cooking lesson at the Cookshop & Cookschool, where you can study virtually any cuisine, from Thai to Greek, Italian to Indian.
4. Nerdy Night
Science World: Not just for kids anymore. Attend an adults-only evening, like next month’s “The GEEE! in Genome” event, which takes a scientific approach to wine tasting.
5. Defy Gravity
Get her heart rate up as you soar through the air at 80 km/h on Grouse Mountain’s two-hour zip line tour.
6. Step Up
Swallow your machismo and take her to one of Harbour Dance’s drop-in hip-hop classes.
7. Get Competitive
Sip beers and make a little wager at the hidden art-deco gem, Commodore Lanes and Billiards (838 Granville Street). The stakes are up to you.
8. The Sure Thing
If Ecomarine’s sunset kayak tour doesn’t make her weak in the knees, nothing will.
Image courtesy of Mark J. Sebastian of Flickr.