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19 Fun Vancouver Spring Date Ideas That Wont Break The Bank

by Amy Huang |

 This can only mean one thing — spring is just around the corner. And that means it’s time to get out with your special someone and make the most of the season.

Take your significant other on one of these spring date ideas in Metro Vancouver that won’t break the bank.

Spring Date Ideas in Metro Vancouver

Celebrate the Spring Blooms


Go for a romantic stroll hand-in-hand at one of Metro Vancouver’s most scenic gardens. North Vancouver’s Park & Tilford Gardens, the Rose Garden on Burnaby Mountain and the Nitobe Memorial Garden at UBC are just a few beautiful gardens you can explore this spring.

Where & When: Ongoing around Metro Vancouver
Cost: Varies with Free admission at various public gardens

Wander through a Tulip Field

Speaking of flowers, frolic in a field filled with them at one of the tulip festivals happening in the Fraser Valley this spring.

The Botanica Tulip Festival in Chilliwack is gearing up for its return this April, promising a newly reimagined event adorned with over 1.5 million blooming tulips sprawled across 13 acres of farmland.

Formerly recognized as the Chilliwack Tulip Festival, this event is a celebration of spring, featuring charming country settings, floral pathways, tulip fields, and other captivating attractions. 

When & Where: April – May at the Botanical Tulip Festival, 41310 Yale Road, Chilliwack, BC
Cost: TBA

Walk amongst the cherry blossoms


No matter what is going on in Metro Vancouver, we can always count on the vibrant cherry blossoms to bloom and brighten up any day. So go for a stroll with the ultimate backdrop at one of the many spots in the region where these beautiful blossoms bloom.

When & Where: All over Metro Vancouver starting late March
Cost: Free to explore, Events Varies

Catch a movie for $3.99

Catch a flick at Cineplex for only 3.99 all of March – April. The deal is valid on Saturday mornings at all Cineplex locations across Canada. Be sure to check your local theatre’s website for screening times.

When & Where: Participating Cineplex Cinemas
Cost: $3.99 per person

Cuddle up at a Drive-In Movie

If you want a more unique movie going experience, check out Metro Vancouver’s last drive-in movie theatre. Twilight Drive-In just reopened this February for their last season ever. It was announced last year that the business will be closing due to rising land costs. This experience allows you to cozy up with your special someone in the comfort of your car with a lot of blanket pillows and treats.

When & Where: 3350 260 Street, Fraser Hwy, Langley Twp
Cost: $35 car for 2, cheaper if you double date

Eat at a Food Truck Festival

Calling all couples who are foodies. What better way to spend time together than by exploring lots of different foods together. The Greater Vancouver Food Truck Festival is returning to Metro Vancouver this April. There are usually dozens of food trucks on-site to try, as well as live music.

  • Food Truck Festival @UBC – April 4-5
  • Food Truck Wars 2024 @KPU Langley Campus – April 19-21
  • Coquitlam Community Fest – April 27-28
  • Food Truck Festival – Mother’s Day Edition @BCIT – May 11-12

Explore a LEGO Exhibit

Get ready to relive all of your favourite childhood memories. Metro Vancouver will once again host the popular adult LEGO fan convention BrickCan this April.

Visitors can explore hundreds of distinct LEGO models, meet builders worldwide, shop vendors offering new and used LEGO, minifigs, artwork, T-shirts, gifts, and vote for the People’s Choice builder’s award.

When & Where: April 20-21 at River Rock Casino Richmond
Cost: $16.50

Check out the Vancouver Auto Show


The Vancouver International Auto Show is making a much-anticipated return after a 4-year break! The most popular automotive event in Western Canada, the Vancouver International Auto Show | ELEVATE Automotive Experience, finally returns to the Vancouver Convention Centre from March 20-24, 2024.

It will also showcase ultimate supercars and exotic vehicles with brands like Lamborghini, Ferrari, Rolls Royce, McLaren and Porsche on display in the ballroom area of the spectacular Vancouver Convention Centre West.

When & Where: March 20-24 at the Vancouver Convention Centre
Cost: $20 each

Watch the sunset together

When all else fails, nothing beats just watching the sunset together. There’s lots of awesome spots in Metro Vancouver to take in the sunset, including White Rock, Sunset Beach, Queen Elizabeth Park and Burnaby Mountain.

Experience the Richmond Night Market

The Richmond Night Market is set to return this April for another amazing year. The market attracts over a million visitors annually, and its popularity keeps increasing. As per usual, it will be running Friday through Sunday until October next to River Rock Casino Resort.

Ride on the ferris wheel at the Spring Carnival


The annual Spring carnival, hosted by West Coast Amusements, is a local favourite for kids and adults. Entrance to the carnival is free, and individual ride tickets can be purchased on-site. Each ride takes 3 to 6 coupons per ride and each ticket is only $1.25

  • Chilliwack, BC – Chilliwack Coliseum – March 13-17
  • Surrey, Guildford Town Centre – March 15-24
  • Tsawassen, BC – Tsawassen Mills – March 28-31

Compete at a round of Mini Golf

Mini golf dates are the best because they offer hours of entertainment for less than $20 per person. Some popular spots include Stanley Park Pitch and Putt and West Coast Mini Putt in Richmond that offers glow in the dark putting.

Explore a neighbouring city

There’s so much to see and do outside of your city. Head to the bustling fisherman’s village of Steveston in Richmond for a romantic walk on the boardwalk. Or dig into one of the best brunch spots Langley has to offer.

Go for a tandem bike ride along Stanley Park

As the saying goes, teamwork makes the dream work. So rent out a tandem bike and cycle in unison along the iconic Stanley Park Seawall. It’s the perfect date activity for a sunny spring day.

Take a hike

Get some exercise in and hit the trails. The popular Quarry Rock trail in Deep Cove has finally reopened and it offers stunning views of Indian Arm and beyond. For more options, check out some easy hikes that even the laziest of couples will love.

Play on a playground

Act like kids again by playing on a playground together. Playgrounds and Vancouver go hand-in-hand, so there are ample parks and fun playscapes across the city.

Have a romantic picnic by a waterfall


Up your picnic game by taking your picnic to a waterfall. There are lots of easily accessible waterfalls within an hour of Vancouver, including Norvan Falls, Crystal Falls, Shannon Falls and Cypress Falls.

Have a water adventure

Make the most out of living in Vancouver by having an adventure on the water. Granville Island’s False Creek and North Vancouver’s Deep Cove are fun spots to go paddleboarding or kayaking.


Source: 604NOW