Even when it’s raining, it’s not hard to have some date-night fun around this city. If you need some inspiration, we’ve got you covered with some romantic date ideas for this fall in Vancouver. Because sometimes, it’s nice to have a few options in your back pocket, just in case you need to get out and about with that special someone!

Here are 10 romantic date ideas for this fall in Vancouver.

See the best of Vancouver’s changing colours

While cherry blossom season gets a ton of love (and rightfully so), Vancouver is also downright beautiful during the fall. If you’re looking for a simple activity that’s still packed with romance, then check out our guide to the best places to see fall colours in Vancouver. Mix in a lunch or dinner at a nearby restaurant to kick things up a notch, too!

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Go to a pumpkin patch

Corn mazes are fun, but we prefer the pumpkin patch for an accessible, fall-forward date idea. And luckily, the Southlands Heritage Farm offers a great option that’s still in the city! For the even more outdoorsy people, you can also enjoy a farm tour before or after your visit, because who doesn’t love some barnyard animals.

Where: 6767 Balaclava Street

Granville Island

 

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No matter how you slice it, Granville Island is a great option for a romantic date. Pick up some groceries from the market (and a couple sweet treats while you’re at it). Go on a gallery tour and see if there are any live shows playing that night. Or, just stroll around the area and grab a bite to eat afterwards!

Where: 1689 Johnston Street and surrounding area

VIFF Centre

Between the downtown location and the newly renovated interior, the VIFF Centre is a fantastic choice just about any time of year. But fall is a particularly nice time, especially because the Vancouver International Film Festival is set to return at the start of October!

Where: 1181 Seymour Street

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

For the next step up the culture ladder, the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra is a can’t-miss option. Between the gorgeous setting and the wondrous music, you’ll feel like you’re sitting in New York or Paris instead of Vancouver. And, to blend the two worlds, they also do live scores for much-loved movies every once in a while.

Where: 601 Smithe Street

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Vancouver Art Gallery

It’s hard to deny that hanging around a beautiful building and looking at art is anything but a romantic idea. Of course, it’s also nice that it’s just a stone’s throw away from some of the most delicious restaurants in the city, making for a fantastic (if a little pricey) duo of romantic experiences.

Where: 750 Hornby Street

Lonsdale Quay

 

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Similar to Granville Island, the Lonsdale Quay has enough stuff going on to entertain any kind of romance. Our top pick though? Spend a few hours at the Polygon Gallery, then go for a waterfront stroll before getting a lovely dinner nearby. Bonus points if you time the walk with a sunset!

Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court

VanDusen Botanical Garden

Ok, time for an outdoor option (the sun still can shine in the fall!). Thanks to their incredible array of plants and flowers, the VanDusen Botanical Garden is a beautiful option any time of year. And on a nicer day, it’s a downright otherworldly experience for you and that special someone to stroll through.

Where: 5151 Oak Street

Bloedel Conservatory

Meanwhile, the Bloedel Conservatory is a great way to spend a rainy day in the city. Filled to the brim with tropical birds and plants, the conservatory will lighten pretty much any day, and especially if the rain is coming down heavy. And besides, if the skies clear while you’re in there you can take a walk through Queen Elizabeth Park afterwards!

Where: 4600 Cambie Street

Vancouver Aquarium

For our final pick, we’ve got an activity that will have you feeling like a tourist in your own city! The Vancouver Aquarium reopened earlier this summer and brought new experiences with it. The best one though? The new Marine Mammal Rescue exhibit, which offers a behind-the-scenes look at the rehab of ailing mammals. If an otter getting better isn’t a cute and romantic sight, then we don’t know what is.

Where: 845 Avison Way

Can you feel it in the air? We sure can, and it’s not just the cold! We hope you make the most of these romantic date ideas in Vancouver this fall. Personally, we’re trying to see them all.