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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

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