The 22 Best Date Ideas in Metro Vancouver in June

The beginning of June is the unofficial start of summer and that means it’s time to start planning some outdoor adventures and fun things to do around town with your most favorite.

From biking the seawall, hiking scenic trails, bar hopping and eating across town, these are the best date ideas around the city. Greater Vancouver area.

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Best date ideas in Metro Vancouver

Neverland’s Peter Pan Bar

This limited time the pop-up bar experience will transform you into Neverland. It will allow you to become a kid again, but with cocktails.

Sip on some magical cocktails and complete fun challenges along the way for an unforgettable evening.

Langley + Chilliwack Block Party Food Truck Fest

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It’s the event of the summer for totally gourmet couples. Head to the Chilliwack Coliseum for this food truck festival the weekend of June 4-5 or Langley on June 18.

There will be a plethora of food carts and trucks to try, including Slavic Rolls, Wings Outdoor Grill, Melt Town Grilled Cheese, Twisted Potatoes, Betty’s Greek Honey Balls and more.

Bard on the beach

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Shakespeare lovers will want to enjoy a romantic evening at Bard on the Beach.

“A Midsummer Night’s Dream” will be playing most nights throughout June, so don’t miss this favorite summer date activity.

Playland

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Relive childhood memories as you discover all there is to see and do (and eat) in Playland this summer. There are plenty of attractions for couples, whether they like thrill rides or carnival games.

And if they just want to go there to tap into all the fair trade food, that works too. And that makes for a pretty awesome date night. If you want to plan ahead, check out PNE’s incredible lineup for 2022 concerts.

Royal Canadian Circus International

The Royal Canadian Circus arrives in Vancouver

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Couples can catch a live show together for a fun night out on the town when the circus arrives from June 23 to July 3 in Surrey and Richmond.

Unlike other circuses, there will be no exotic animals and it will only focus on thrilling acrobatic stunts performed by the most talented performers.

Italian day on the road

Italian day on the road

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Whether you and your loved one are Italian or just honorary, be sure to celebrate Italian heritage at this classic summer event on Commercial Drive.

Held annually on the second Sunday in June, this is Vancouver’s largest street culture festival and brings plenty of Italian food and style to The Drive.

Alice in Wonderland Cocktail Bar

Fall down the rabbit hole and explore this whimsical pop-up experience where you can whip up cocktails under the watchful eye of the Mad Hatter and expect things to get more and more curious. The Wonderland Tea Party experience has been extended due to popular demand. Here is an overview of the final dates and times.

Vancouver Jazz Festival

Jazz lovers can enjoy the soothing sounds of the annual Vancouver Jazz Festival which returns to the city from June 24 to July 3.

During this time, several performances will take place in several venues across the city.

Live Shipyards

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Marking the start of outdoor events, North Vancouver’s Shipyards Live series returns to the Shipyards development site every Friday.

Watch a basketball game live

British Columbia’s only professional basketball team has kicked off its new season. Catch one of many exciting games scheduled at the Langley Events Center this month.

Cycling along the Stanley Park Seawall

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This quintessential Vancouver activity is a must for couples. Rent bikes from one of the many shops in town or jump on your own.

Take in all the scenic spots of Prospect Point, Third Beach, and Lost Lagoon along the way, before finding a nice grassy spot for a picnic.

Richmond Night Market

The epic Richmond Night Market is back and there are dozens of new (and old) food vendors for you to enjoy.

Eat through the market, then explore all the other fun things it has to offer, like carnival-style games and musical performances.

Chase Waterfalls (set)

There are many beautiful waterfalls to explore in and around Vancouver, including those that are easily accessible to the public. Some of the best to visit on the North Shore include Norvan Falls, Kennedy Falls, and Cypress Falls. All are relatively easy to get to and are only 45 minutes to an hour from the city.

Cultus Lake Water Park

Cultus Lake Water Park

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It’s official, Cultus Lake Adventure Park and Water Park will reopen on June 15th, so get ready to make a splash.

Couples can have hours of fun on the park’s 18 waterslides and five large hot tubs. Plus, there’s even a lazy river.

Star gazing at Porteau Cove

When it comes to romance, there’s nothing better than stargazing. And Porteau Cove is the perfect place to do it.

Nestled along the road to Squamish, this pristine park offers ample open space to fully enjoy the wonders of nature. An upcoming date you may want to visit is when the Strawberry Moon rises over British Columbia.

Valley Lumina

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Head to Whistler to embark on an evening adventure in the woods. Couples can walk hand-in-hand through the lush wilderness of Cougar Mountain, discovering a unique storytelling experience along the way.

There are many holograms that tell the story of two long-lost hikers, making this a magical experience unique to British Columbia.

Granville Island

Nothing beats a day spent on Granville Island. Board a water bus, then explore all the island has to offer on foot.

There are plenty of unique gift shops and boutiques to check out, as well as the iconic Granville Island Public Market.

Doing karting

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When it comes to go karting, there is nothing better than Richmond. The city is home to some epic tracks that will bring out your competitive side.

Check out Speeders Racing or TBC Indoor Kart Racing for some of the fastest karts you’ll find in Metro Vancouver.

Explore the Burnaby Village Museum

Burnaby Village Museum

Photo: Burnaby Village Museum and Carousel

The Burnaby Village Museum is open before summer this year. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Burnaby Village Museum opening to the public for its first full year in 1972. This year they are back with brand new attractions, sights to see and activities. Admission is free, but carousel rides are $2.65.

Check out Vancouver’s new Arcade bar

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The new GRETA arcade and bar have taken over the space previously occupied by The Bourbon and given it a makeover. Inside you’ll find an arcade, ping pong, air hockey, skee ball, street food, and a bar.

Savor the beauty of VanDusen

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VanDusen offers a plethora of beautiful views, and there are two very good options for a date. Visit the Bloedel Conservatory and its exotic plants and birds, or stroll through the famous VanDusen Botanical Gardens.

Beach day on one of the beaches

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Photo: Ken Eckert / Wikipedia Commons

One of the best things about Metro Vancouver is being surrounded by water and therefore beaches. Stay close to town by spending a day at Kits Beach or English Bay Beach.

Or head to Crescent Beach or White Rock in South Surrey for a leisurely stroll with your loved one by your side.

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