For the days when it’s too rainy or cold outside to enjoy a stroll through the park with your beau, we’ve got this trusty list of eats, drinks, and activities that will hopefully inspire your next date. Whether you’re looking to woo someone special or just have a reason to get dressed up and go out, here are 8 romantic indoor date ideas to try out in Vancouver.

Science World After Dark


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For something interactive, educational, and just plain fun – there’s always Science World After Dark, AKA – the monthly nights at Science World where adults get free reigns over the exhibits. Factor in a couple of drinks, and this activity can make for all kinds of silly fun.

Where: 1455 Quebec Street
Cost: $29

Cozy coffee shop date

Whether you want to hole yourself up in a cozy reading nook, see some new faces, or sip on a latte while you ‘people-watch,’ there are a ton of hidden gems and classic coffee shops across Vancouver that would fit the bill this season. And if you want to go for the highest-rated cafe in the country (because why not?) – hit up Incognito for some exceptional espresso.

Where: Check out our picks above

Grab a drink at a lobby bar

If you’re looking for an excuse to dress up in your favourite outfit and indulge in a cocktail or two with your honey, then consider this list a great jumping-off point. Enjoy some after-work cocktails or hit up a happy hour, the world is your oyster.

Where: See our picks above

Check out a concert

Fortunately for Vancouverites, there are some pretty amazing artists slated to take the stage this month. From Lizzo to Dominic Fike, here are 12 exciting concerts you and your beau can check out.

Where: Check out the list above

Plan a romantic dinner


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From authentic Italian food to grab-and-go slices of pizza, to the best sushi spots – Vancouver’s food scene is as extensive as it is delicious, which means the only problem you’ll have is choosing what to eat. And honestly, isn’t that a quintessential date experience already?

Where: See our picks above

Have a game night

This one’s for the cozy nights in when you don’t feel like stepping outside at all. Pull out that Twister mat, the Jenga, or share screens and play a round of something on Jack Box. Do you even know your significant other if you’ve never played a game of high stakes game of Monopoly or chess together?

There you have it, friends. Just a few indoor date night ideas to get you started – because man, oh man, is it chilly out there!

Go museum hopping

Like bar hopping, but more cultured. Fans of the arts (and those looking to get into the scene) should definitely take advantage of Vancouver’s many museums, including The Polygon in North Van and, of course, the Vancouver Art Gallery. This month, you can view feminist films from Iran at the former, and several new exhibitions at the latter.

Where: Multiple locations

Vancouver Symphony Orchestra

Maybe a little bit of culture is what you’re after. And, you’ll absolutely find it when you sit down in the Orpheum Theatre for a VSO performance. Even better, mix ‘high’ culture with pop culture and book tickets for one of their beloved live concerts accompanying classic and blockbuster movies!

Where: 601 Smithe Street

And that’s a wrap on our indoor date ideas for now, Vancouver, though we’re sure we’ll be adding to this list as we plummet into the colder months.