6 Out of the Ordinary VALENTINE’S DAY Activities

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Love is in the air this month! If you’re feeling a little stumped on how to celebrate V-Day, you’re definitely not alone. A holiday that can border on being gimmicky, here are a few unconventional activities that are far from cheesy and that are sure to delight your significant other:

6 Adults Only Aquatic Affair

Vancouver Aquarium
February 14
6 pm – 10 pm

Find love amongst the corals during a super intimate, after hours V-Day extravaganza at the Vancouver Aquarium! Where else can you sip on cocktails and chill with penguins?

Valentine’s Day sealed with a fish! $27 for members, $35 for non-members.

Unique Valentine's Day activities in Vancouver
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5 Valentine’s Day at VIFF Vancity

1181 Seymour Street
February 14
3:30 pm – 10 pm

Couple up and hit up VIFF Vancity for special V-Day screenings of La La Land, Moonlight, and Choose Me! Two seats for just $20.

6 Out of the Ordinary VALENTINE’S DAY Activities
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4 Vancouver TheatreSports: Romance Week

The Improv Centre
February 6 – 14

Love is funny. Prepare to laugh with a few love-themed performances put on by the talented folks at Vancouver TheatreSports! Love Matches – classic TheatreSports™ features matches given a romantic twist; Love Unscripted – An Improvised Rom Com is a celebration of the clichés and funny/awkward moments common in the majority of romantic comedies – as suggested by the audience; and Red Hot Improv is inspired by today’s hook-up culture!

Tickets start at $11.75.

Unique Valentine's Day activities in Vancouver
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3 Learn Chinese and Make Dumplings

2200 Ontario St
February 15
6:30 pm – 9 pm

If picking up a new language while sipping bubbly and learning how to make dumplings sounds like your idea of the ultimate date night, you should probably book a class with The True Nosh Company.

Learn everything you need to know about making dumplings including steamed pork and shrimp dumplings, vegetable dumplings and chicken potstickers. Bonus: Pick up a bit of Chinese, Mandarin and Pinyin! #Cultured

Tickets are $65.

2 Valentine’s Chocolate Cave Buffet

February 14

For the sweetest Valentine’s Day experience, a reservation to the Chocolate Cave at Notch8 will wow your date, especially if he/she is a chocolate addict.

Picture this: floor-to-ceiling custom built chocolate walls, over 20 different, made-in-house,  chocolate desserts to choose from and bubbly!

$70 per couple.

1 Piñata-building Workshops at This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven

2244 E Hastings St

It’s a V-Day fiesta! Local curio shop, This Monkey’s Gone to Heaven, presents “Smash Your Love!” a fun piñata-building workshop. Led by professional piñata artist Meaghan Kennedy (#bestjobever ), get ready to recreate your bae or bff in piñata form!

$60 per person. Piñata building supplies and candy included!

Unique Valentine's Day activities in Vancouver
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Did we miss any? Let us know!

Notch8 Restaurant & Bar, West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
Vancouver Aquarium Marine Science Centre, Avison Way, Vancouver, BC, Canada
1181 Seymour Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
The Improv Centre, Duranleau Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2200 Ontario Street, East Vancouver, Vancouver, BC, Canada
2244 East Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC, Canada
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