Best Vancouver Romantic Walks

Rain or shine (but most likely rain given the time of year), these walks around Vancouver are perfect for a romantic afternoon holding an umbrella together. Great for free (or very cheap!) Valentine’s Day dates!

Coal Harbour

Thankfully, this busy tourist spot quiets down in the winter, leaving space for couples to walk and admire the beautiful view of North Vancouver, the yachts moored near Stanley Park and the gardens and parks in the first throes of spring. You’ll find many restaurants with a view along the way, letting you combine this romantic walk with a romantic dinner.


Even on rainy afternoons, Chinatown is bustling with activity. Admire the gates at the entrance of the neighbourhood or stop by the Dr. Sun Yat Sen Gardens for an enchanting escape from the urban noise. After admiring the gardens, warm yourself up with hot tea at one of the many Chinatown tea shops.


Walk along the seawall on the south side of False Creek for great views of Yaletown and the West End. Just past Burrard Street Bridge, you’ll find Vanier Park and three fascinating museums: the Museum of Vancouver, the HR Macmillan Space Centre and the Maritime Museum. Once you reach Kitsilano Beach Park, walk down to 4th Avenue for some of the best restaurants and cafés in town. 

English Bay and Stanley Park 

Always a favourite of locals and visitors alike, this classic Vancouver walk offers the best of waterfront beaches and lawns and urban architecture. Stop for a drink at the famous bar of the Silvia Hotel, where mid-century Canadian literati used to meet. Then enjoy a quiet loop around Lost Lagoon and watch the swans swim around the fountains.

Vancouver is filled with romantic spots to explore—these are only a few of our favourites.