Feeling energized by the warmer weather in the city? Make the most of it with that special someone and check out some amazing spring date ideas around Vancouver. We have to admit, the cherry blossoms really do kick the romance up a notch, so we should definitely have some romantic fun around the city.

Here are some amazing spring date ideas around Vancouver.

Check out the cherry blossoms

We thought we’d start strong, and list the most quintessential spring date option in the city. After all, cherry blossoms are beautiful, free, and a great opportunity for some fresh air. Now, the issue is picking where to go, but we’ve got you covered with the city’s best areas.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Listen to some live music

The return of concerts to Vancouver is easily one of the things we’ve been most excited about. Looking for a place to start? Don’t worry, because we’ll be giving you highlight picks around the city on a monthly basis!

Where: Click the link above for our April picks

Try a new restaurant

Of course, spring’s not all about getting outside and being active. It’s also a great time to take advantage of Vancouver’s dining scene. If you’re looking for a new favourite, we recently rounded up some recent spots to stake a claim in the city. From new breweries to fine-dining, there are tons of places to look forward to.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Then go uncover a hidden bar

Turn a dinner out into a full evening with a nightcap at one of Vancouver’s hidden bars or speakeasies. Ambience, delicious drinks, a relaxed atmosphere (most of the time)… it’s the perfect after dinner option!

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Have a food fest feast

Looking for a more adventurous night out, but keeping food as your love language? Definitely keep in mind all the amazing food and drink fests coming to Vancouver this spring, from the Vancouver International Wine Fest to the Richmond Night Market.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Go for a hike

That’s right nature enthusiasts… while some hikes around Vancouver need a few more months, others are perfectly suited for a springtime trip! What’s more, we’ve rounded up our top picks for you.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Take a weekend trip to Whistler Blackcomb

Of course, another option is to get a little bit of spring skiing done! While the Whistler side is set to close mid-April, Blackcomb Mountain is slated to stay open until late May. If you didn’t get the chance to hit the slopes this winter, then this is a great time to go.

When: Slated to close May 23rd
Where: Whistler
Cost: Varies

HSBC Canada Sevens

Keeping the sporty options rolling, but this time for those wanting to watch instead. Half incredible display of athleticism, half costume party, with a few beers and some laughs as the cherry on top. It’s a bucket list event for sports fans, and could be a perfect ‘group date’ idea.

When: Saturday, April 16th and Sunday, April 17th
Where: 777 Pacific Boulevard
Cost: $134.28+ for a tournament pass

Cirque du Soleil- Alegria

After a 2-year hiatus, Cirque du Soleil has returned to Vancouver! What’s more, it’s brought a ‘reinvented’ version of one of its most popular shows- Alegria. If you’re hoping to be wowed this spring, then this is a great option.

When: Showtimes throughout the spring
Where: Concord Pacific Place
Cost: $65 for GA

Arts Club Theatre

Speaking of live arts, we’ve got some theatre for a nice (and cultured) night out! First up is Arts Club, which has got a variety of shows coming for the spring program, with one thread holding them together- they’re all musicals!

When: Showtimes throughout the spring
Where: Online and in-person options
Cost: Varies

The Cultch

Meanwhile, The Cultch also has a great lineup for the season. Their options are more for the classic play experience, but of course, expect some contemporary premises and tour-de-force performances from them.

When: Showtimes throughout April
Where: Online and in-person options
Cost: Varies

Watch a movie

Of course, what’s more classic than dinner and a movie for a date? We always like to see what’s playing at the Rio, the Cinematheque, or the VIFF Centre. From recent releases to cult classics and even some live options here and there, all three of them are interchangeable for a great experience.

When: Showtimes throughout the spring
Where: Locations around Vancouver
Cost: Varies per event

Enjoy the Capilano Suspension Bridge

Ok, time for some of the iconic choices around the city. North Vancouver’s amazing tourist attraction has reopened for the spring. Dress properly, and you can experience the beauty of the bridge in the rain, which is an underrated sight for Vancouverites.

When: Open daily
Where: 3735 Capilano Road, North Vancouver
Cost: $54.95 (same price as an annual pass)

Visit a Japanese garden

The Nitobe Memorial Japanese Garden has reopened for the spring! Located at UBC, this incredible garden prompted the former Japanese Emperor to say “I am in Japan” during a visit. If that’s not a mark of authenticity, then we don’t know what is. Plus, admission is cheap as chips!

When: Open throughout the spring
Where: 1895 Lower Mall, UBC
Cost: $5 per person

Get a jump start on summer

Our best recommendation for those looking for summer fun is to head to the Bloedel Conservatory, where you’ll be treated to an incredibly lush experience. Tropical plans and tropical birds? Pinch us, we must be dreaming. Great if you need a break for Vancouver’s gloomier spring days.

When: Open daily
Where: Cambie Street 4600
Cost: $6.90, get tickets online

Wander around the Vancouver Art Gallery

The Vancouver Art Gallery is easily the most impressive museum in western Canada, and has got a wealth of exhibitions to check out this spring. And, keep in mind that admission is still by donation on Tuesday nights, making it a perfect lead-in option for dinner afterwards!

When: Open throughout the spring
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Varies

Ok lovebirds! Those are our picks for the best date ideas around Vancouver this spring. Valentine’s might have come and gone, but with this options, you’ll feel like it’s happening year-round! That’s our hope, at least.