As a boutique hotel in downtown Vancouver, the staff at the Victorian Hotel knows there are lots of great activities all around the city, but Valentine’s Day requires something a bit more forethought. Thankfully, as a centrally located boutique hotel, the Victorian Hotel is close to a number of locations perfect for celebrating sweethearts.


Since most Valentine’s Day traditions include chocolate, the Ninth Annual Hot Chocolate Festival is a great place to start. The event will be taking place till February 14 at different venues  all across the city. Participating vendors include the Bel Cafe; Diva at the Metropolitan Hotel; Musette Caffe; Soirette; Thierry Chocalaterie, Patisserie, and Cafe; 49th Parallel Coffee and Lucky’s Doughnuts; and Chocolate Arts in Kitsilano.


For those who love the outdoors, ice-skating is a fun and romantic event, even if you’re both a bit rusty. The ice skating rink located at downtown Vancouver’s Robson Square is hard to beat, though it might get a bit crowded on Valentine’s Day. Admission is free, and skate rentals are a very affordable $4 each.


Anyone looking to splash out really make an impression might consider a luxury cruise aboard the Pride of Vancouver. They’re offering a Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance Cruise which includes three hours of candlelit buffet dining, stunning waterfront views, and live performances.


If unwinding with a loved one is more your speed, consider trying one of the many spas in the city. The Willow Stream Spa in Coal Harbor offers a special couples massage. Best of all, it’s close to the Victorian Hotel and features some of the best views of the city.


For couples overnighting in Vancouver, the Victorian Hotel offers affordable rooms with luxurious details like deep soaker tubs and fluffy pillow-top mattresses. For an extra special night, check out the Luv-Affair package option, which features roses, champagne, and an extra-late check-out. Please reserve 48 hours in advance.


The staff at the Victorian Hotel in Vancouver are ready to make your stay memorable and pleasant. Make a reservation or call 1.877.681.6369 to learn more.