If you’re considering popping the question sometime this winter, we’ve got a solid list of scenic viewpoints around the city that would make for the perfect place for a memorable proposal – and if there’s a little snow on the ground, even better! 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.

Jericho Beach

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 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

Charleson Park at False Creek 

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

Cypress Mountain Highview Lookout

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For a less crowded alternative to the Grouse Grind, consider the lookout at Cypress Mountain. It’s 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

Queen Elizabeth Park

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 if you’re waiting for a spring proposal, you’ll be surrounded by blooming cherry blossoms that make for the perfect backdrop.

Where: 4600 Cambie Street

Capilano Suspension Bridge

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

Burnaby Mountain Park

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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On top of Grouse Mountain


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Another beautiful ‘above the clouds’ option, atop Grouse Mountain is a great place to propose if you’re looking for a quintessential view of Vancouver. 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

Lighthouse Park


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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

Lonsdale Quay

We like this spot because it offers gorgeous views of downtown Vancouver and is still relatively accessible – weather you venture onto the pier for a bit more privacy or stick with one of the lookout points. 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

A scenic restaurant

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 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!