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Romance is in the air this Valentine’s Day at VanDusen Botanical Garden and select Park Board facilities

February 4 2015

Take your sweetheart out this Valentine's Day to a Vancouver park or community centre. Special events and packages are available at Van Dusen Botanical Gardens, Hillcrest Aquatic Centre, Vancouver ice rinks, and the Marpole Community Centre.

VanDusen Valentine's Day package

Why give a bouquet when you can share a whole garden? Enjoy a romantic stroll and delicious picnic in beautiful 55-acre VanDusen Botanical Garden!

VanDusen is a great place for walking, admiring the botanical blooms, and spotting local wildlife.

Enjoy a special Valentine’s Day at VanDusen Park on February 14 between 10:00am and 4:00pm. Purchase a special Valentine's Day package for $42.00 for two. The package includes:

  • Garden admission
  • Classic tunes in the plaza area
  • A couple’s selfie at an on-site photo booth
  • A delicious picnic lunch from Truffles Café with two gourmet sandwiches, cold drinks, and chocolate covered strawberries amongst the trees or overlooking a picturesque lake

The event will run rain or shine, and a limited number of tables and chairs will be set up under tents at viewpoints throughout the garden.

Register for a Valentine's Day package

Hillcrest Aquatic Centre to be coloured pink

Come down to Hillcrest Aquatic Centre on February 14 at 11:00am. We will be colouring the city’s largest swimming pool pink in honour of Valentine’s Day.

View the pool's schedule

Two-for-one admission at ice rinks

Put your loved one on ice! Glide to classic tunes and enjoy free hot chocolate, treats, and prizes.

Enjoy a skate at these rinks with two-for-one admission on February 14:

Ice rink facility  Two-for-one admission time
Hillcrest  3:30pm-4:45pm
Kerrisdale   6:45pm-8:30pm
Killarney   5:45pm-7:15pm
Kitsilano 2:30pm-4:00pm
Sunset 1:15pm-2:30pm
Trout Lake 3:30pm-5:00pm
West End 2:30pm-4:30pm

Find out more about our ice rinks

    Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre games

    Take in an afternoon of arts and crafts, ‘heart-pounding’ games, entertainment, and more for all ages at Marpole-Oakridge Community Centre on February 14 from 1:00pm–3:00pm. Cost is $5.00 per child and parents can attend for free.

    Register for this event

    Valentine's Day activities at other facilities

    Check your local community centre for other Valentine’s Day themed programs.

    View community centre programs

    Visit VanDusen Botanical Garden

    VanDusen Botanical Garden

    VanDusen Botanical Garden

    Visit VanDusen Botanical Garden, a 55-acre oasis in the heart of Vancouver with over 7,500 plant species and varieties from around the world.

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    Community centres

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