If you’re considering popping the question sometime soon, we’ve got a solid list of scenic viewpoints around the city that would make for the perfect place for a memorable proposal. From a classic park or beach proposal to an adventurous hike up a mountain, here are 10 scenic spots in and around Vancouver to pop the question.
Not only is the park picturesque, but this beach offers one of the best vistas of the Vancouver skyline. It’s less busy than Kits Beach too, so you won’t have to fight off other people in order to get your viewpoint experience. And even on busier days, there are quieter corners by the water where you and your partner can seclude yourselves and enjoy the moment.
Where: 3241 Point Grey Road
If you’re looking for a convenient spot for a proposal that can easily happen while on a walk around False Creek, consider Charleson Park. The viewpoint is the perfect spot for dog lovers, as you’ll get a comprehensive view of the skyline, water, trees, and off-leash dogs running around the park. What could be more wholesome than that??
Plus, the park’s location ensures that you won’t get hit by cyclists mid-proposal.
Where: 999 Charleson Street
The Cypress Mountain lookout definitely isn’t as popular as the Grouse Grind. But! This one does save you like 2800 stairs to climb and is still absolutely gorgeous. Perfect for a quick afternoon trip to West Van, and a great way to show off the full city to anyone who might be visiting.
Where: Cypress Bowl Road, West Vancouver
This sprawling park in the heart of Mount Pleasant also happens to be the highest point in the city of Vancouver, so if you want the whole city behind you as you propose, this is a great option. And the beautiful flowers surrounding you certainly add to the romance – as do the snowcapped mountains to the north. Our suggestion? A lovely springtime picnic proposal at the peak of cherry blossom season.
And for a proposal spot that doubles as a special occasion dining spot, check out Seasons in the Park.
Where: 4600 Cambie Street
If you’d rather whisk your special someone off to a treetop view from above, consider the Capilano Suspension Bridge. While it might hold up foot traffic on busier days, going on a quieter afternoon or evening could make for just as exciting a story – so long as you’re not holding anyone up while on the suspension bridge.
Where: 3735 Capilano Road
Ok, time for a few Metro Vancouver picks. Burnaby Mountain Park has the best of both worlds for the fall. You can experience all the fall foliage while you’re walking around, then you’ll be treated to one of the best vistas once you reach the top. Not feeling like a climb is on your to-do list this fall? Don’t worry- there’s a parking lot right beside the lookout.
Where: 100 Centennial Way, Burnaby
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Another beautiful ‘above the clouds’ option, atop Grouse Mountain is the perfect
Grouse Mountain offers the quintessential view of Vancouver from above. Sure, it might be a ‘grind’ to get up there, but you’ll be rewarded with a stunning vista of Vancouver, the ocean, and the rest of the Lower Mainland. Catch it on a super clear day and you might even see Mt. Rainier in the distance.
Where: 6400 Nancy Greene Way
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For our last North Shore pick, we’re opting for Lighthouse Park. This stunning lookout sits at the end of a beautiful, forest trail that offers some wonderful natural colours no matter the time of year. For this pick, we say pack a picnic and enjoy a late lunch as you take it all in.
Where: 4902 Beacon Lane
We like this spot because it offers gorgeous views of downtown Vancouver and is still relatively accessible. And as an added bonus, taking the SeaBus to get over there is actually a nice ride, and might give you some more time to rehearse your proposal in your head before popping the question!
Where: 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver
Lastly, we want to touch on these beautiful dining spots around the city that are as romantic as they are practical for filling up your stomach. Whether you propose at one of them mid-meal, or go out for a celebratory engagement dinner afterwards, these are some great options to consider.
Where: See our picks above
And that’s a wrap on some truly stunning spots around Vancouver for the perfect proposal. And if you need some ideas by way of romantic resorts to check out to celebrate, we’ve got you covered.
Good luck out there, proposers. We’re rooting for you!