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 make the most of it.

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

Go for a bike ride

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Due to hipsters on fixies and North Shore dads, cycling for fun maybe isn’t as ubiquitous as it should be. But, the Park Board recently voted to keep one lane in Stanley Park reserved once more for cyclists this summer. This option, alongside tons of other cycling trails, is great for an active option.

Where: Click the link above for more info

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

Or a new rooftop patio

While technically not a new spot, The Roof at Black+Blue absolutely looks the part. The rooftop patio recently got a major makeover, swapping the moody, dark tones for a light and floral aesthetic. We have to say- we’re much bigger fans of this version, especially for the spring.

When: Now open!
Where: 1032 Alberni Street

Look at a food-focused art exhibit

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Do these past couple picks have you feeling peckish? Well, you might want to plan to visit The Polygon’s newest exhibit, titled A Feast for the Eyes. The show is a roundup of some of the world’s most famous photographers, and all the pieces have one thing in common- a focus on food.

When: Now open
Where: 101 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Cost: Admission by donation

Do a tour of roadside attractions

This is dependent on public health restrictions, but fun enough that we think it’s worth including. Turns out, Vancouver is home to a ton of major roadside attractions, ranging from giant hockey sticks to a glass mosaic house. Probably better as part of a spring camping trip, but the devoted few can see amazing things in a day trip.

Where: Click the link above for more info

Or a public art tour

This is definitely a much more accessible option. The Vancouver Mural Fest has covered neighbourhoods around the city with gorgeous artworks. But, we recommend that you check out the latest addition to the Vancouver Biennale’s Open Air Museum. Either way, interesting public art is a great daytime option.

Where: Click the links above for more info

Enjoy the Capilano Suspension Bridge

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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. Plus, the bridge is in the canon of date options in the city, and we’re not trying to change that.

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: Now open
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

Hit the Links

Vancouver is one of the few regions in Canada to offer outdoor golf year-round. What’s more, the sport practically guarantees no interaction with other people if you don’t want to. Like cycling, this is a great option if you want to get outside. Unlike cycling, there’s little chance you’ll be a sweaty mess afterwards.

When: Courses open daily
Where: Around Vancouver
Cost: Varies

Wander around the Vancouver Art Gallery

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There are quite a few exhibits on view at the Vancouver Art Gallery this spring. Explore the world of Optical Art, check out some local artists, or peruse some of the best photography in the gallery’s collection. Why do we like museums for dates so much? That’s easy- conversation is a breeze when you’re looking at crazy stuff for a few hours.

When: On throughout the week
Where: 750 Hornby Street
Cost: Varies

Go Spring Skiing

Rain in Vancouver usually means snow on the North Shore in the winter. Cypress, Seymour and Grouse are all open, and they’re waiting for you to check them out. And besides, you’ve only got a few weeks left of enjoying winter sports around the city, so you should make the most of it.

When: Now open
Where: Around Vancouver
Cost: Varies per hill

Bill Reid Gallery- Indigenous History in Colour

A new solo exhibition from the Indigenous contemporary artist Luke Parnell arrives at the Bill Reid Gallery this month. The emphasis is on reconciliation and representation, and the works are immediate, empowering, and poignant all at once.

When: Open throughout the spring
Cost: $13

Imagine Van Gogh

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This massive and immersive exhibition brings Van Gogh’s art to life in a whole new way. Unfortunately, the highly-anticipated event has already sold out, but we’re confident they’ll release more tickets throughout the spring. We don’t see anything else needing the Convention Centre anytime soon.

When: Starts March 19th
Where: 1055 Canada Place
Tickets: Click the link for more info

Goat Yoga at Maan Farms

This super-popular event held at an Abbotsford Farm is a perfect day-trip experience. However, like the roadside attractions thing, we’ll need to wait until interregional travel is safe once more before we can fully recommend it. So, keep it in mind for the next restrictions update!

When: Ongoing
Where: 790 McKenzie Rd, Abbotsford
Cost: $75

And that’s our roundup of some great spring date ideas around Vancouver this year! We hope that even with restrictions, you’re still able to treat that special someone in your life. Have fun and stay safe, folks!