Tuesday, February 27, 2024

7 Romantic Things To Do in Victoria this Valentine’s Day


Whether you’re looking for a “Nooner”, a four-course tea, or to lock up your love, we’ve got you covered for Valentine’s Day.

Here are 7 romantic things to do in Victoria:

1. St Valentine’s Chocolate Tea at Abkhazi Garden

  • What: Indulge your senses with this decadent tea service that showcases regional or Abkhazi Garden-grown produce. The Four Course tea includes such mouthwatering savoury items as Blini with Smoked Salmon and Creme Fraiche & Caviar and Dungeness Crab. As well as sweet treats like the delectable Profiterole Chocolate Cherry Scones with Housemade Strawberry Preserves and Devonshire Cream and Chocolate Eclair with Orange Creme Patissiere & Dark Chocolate Orange Glaze. Take a look at the entire menu!
  • Where: The Teahouse at Abkhazi Garden, 1964 Fairfield Rd
  • When: February 8 – 14, 2017, Wed–Sun, 11AM–5PM
  • Admission: $45 per person (plus taxes and gratuity)

2. Send a Singing Valentines

  • What: Four beautiful and talented women from the City of Gardens Chorus will sing a song, present a flower, and email a photograph of the occasion!
  • Where: All across Greater Victoria, including the Saanich Peninsula and West Shore.
  • When: February 14, 2017
  • Admission: Cost is $50. Contact Donna at 250-595-7810 or 250-213-6751 or by email at donnadbass@gmail.com

3. Stay for a Hotel ZED “Nooner”

  • What: Back by popular demand, and without any judgment, B.C.’s funky Hotel Zed’s are inviting loving couples for a “Nooner,” extended lunch break. This cheeky offer gives you, and your fun-loving guest, a room between 11AM and 2PM for $50.
  • Where: Hotel Zed, 3110 Douglas St
  • When: February 14, 11AM-2PM
  • Admission: $50. To book call 1-800-997-6797 or 250-388-4345 or go online and use promo code NOON. Three-day advance booking is required along with a credit card.

4. Lock up your Love!

  • What: Love locks are a longstanding tradition that’s popular around the globe. Lovers place a padlock – often inscribed with their names or initials – onto a gate, bridge or sculpture to celebrate their unbreakable love. Grab your lover, a lock and head to Uptown’s giant heart-shaped love locks sculpture. Post a pic of your love locks to Instagram using #uptownlovelocks and you could win a $500 gift card. Then pop over to Fin & Pearl Eatery at Whole Foods Market for their romantic February special of buck-a-shuck oysters and $6 glasses of local BC wine.
  • Where: Oak Street park at Uptown
  • When: Anytime
  • Admission: Free

5. Valentines Dinner Show – Gonzalo Bergara Quartet

  • What: For lovers of great music and fine dining The Victoria Django Festival presents international headlining artist The Gonzalo Bergara Quartet and NYC piano master Misha Piatigorsky at Northern Quarter on Valentine’s Day. Chef Torin Egan has prepared a special three course menu for this concert which will be the top dinner/concert ticket of the year for those lucky enough to attend!
  • Where:  Northern Quarter, 1724 Douglas Street
  • When: February 14, 5:30PM – 11:00PM: two seating times 5:30PM and 8PM
  • Admission: $95 + $6.31 fee, tickets available here.

6. Valentines Jazz Concert: Edie DaPonte & Company

  • What: A very special Valentine’s evening of music featuring: Singer, Edie Daponte with Joey Smith/ bass and guitar, Karel Roessingh/piano, Damian Graham/drums, Richard Moody/violin and Dave Flello/trumpet. Music of Edith Piaf, Abbey Lincoln, Jobim, Nina Simone and originals from Edie, Damian and Richard.
  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View St
  • When: February 14, 7:30PM
  • Admission: $20 on sale now at Lyles Place, or email ediedaponte@gmail.com

7. Watch a Valentine’s Day classic: A Good Day to Die Hard

  • What: Curl up with a box of chocolates and log onto Netflix to see John McClane travel to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working undercover, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces. It doesn’t get better than this. No, really! Released on February 14, 2013 it has come to be a Valentine’s Day tradition that many appreciate.
  • Where: On your favorite sofa
  • When: February 14, every year
  • Admission: Potentially free if you own the DVD. Which you should!
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