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10 romantic things to do in and around Victoria for Valentine’s Day


Ah *sigh*—love is in the air.

How do you like to celebrate Valentine’s Day, Victoria?

If you’re looking for inspiration, there are plenty of incredible activities to choose from around the city that’s sure to bring spark to your celebration.

Whether it’s having a quiet and stunning crafted cocktail at the Empress, taking a haunted love stories ghost walk, or treating yourself to a three-course meal at Irish Times Pub, we’ve got something for you!

Here’s 10 romantic things to do in and around Victoria for Valentine’s Day on Wednesday, February 14th:

Valentine’s Day Offerings at The Fairmont Empress

Looking for a luxurious way to spend Valentine’s Day with your boo?

In celebration of all things love, the Fairmont Empress has begun rolling out romantic offerings to give you and your partner the opportunity to try something special.

Enjoy exclusive menu items that stretch from a unique and luxurious hot chocolate concoction to a four-course tasting menu and dessert buffet.

Whether you’re stopping by for a quick drink or a full meal, the Fairmont Empress has you covered!

Click on the link below for the full list of offerings.

Full article: Here’s a delectable list of Valentine’s Day offerings at Victoria’s Fairmont Empress

(The Rose Garden Sour / Photo by Curtis Blandy)
  • Where: The Fairmont Empress, 721 Government Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 14th as well as additional dates—time slots vary

Walk Through Butchart Gardens

What’s more romantic than an afternoon stroll through the most beautiful variety of flowers, trees, and shrubs?

Take a romantic walk amongst 900 bedding plant varieties, all expertly curated to give the gardens a refined, and lush look that is guaranteed to leave you in awe.

They even have their Spring Prelude indoor garden open right now—made up of beds of daffodils and tulips that bloom alongside tropical plants and orchids, creating a fantasy garden.

  • Where: Butchart Gardens, 800 Benvenuto Avenue, Brentwood Bay
  • When: Wednesday, February 14th from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Off The Eaten Track City Tours

For a mouth watering and classy food experience, try Off the Eaten Track’s food and city tour or the Chocolate and Churches self-guided tour!

A wonderful mix of adventure through the city as well as the perfect way to test out multiple different foodie hotspots.

They’re offering a promo on gift cards up until February 14th too!

You can book your tour here.

  • Where: Steamship Terminal, 470 Bellville Street
  • When: Select days and timeslots throughout February

Comedy Night at The Mint: Valentine’s Edition

Dim the lights and set the stage—Morgan Cranny and Drew Farrance have picked another great lineup for this Wednesday’s comedy night!

Always new and always filling up fast, be sure to get your tickets as soon as possible for this special Valentine’s Day late show.

Tickets are $15 and can be purchased via Eventbrite!

(The Mint / Instagram)
  • Where: 1414 Douglas Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 14th from 8 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Fired Up! Ceramics Valentine’s Day Paint

Fired Up! is offering a Valentine’s Day paint for anyone looking for something fun and cute to do with a special someone!

The timeslots they have available for Wednesday, February 14th are 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

You can book your reservation here—there’s a $5 sign-up fee and treats will be included!

  • Where: Fired Up!, 1801 Fort Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 14th at 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Day at Irish Times Pub

The folks at the Irish Times pub have a magical night planned at the pub on Valentine’s Day.

This year they will be serving a three course dinner where guests can enjoy a selection of incredible food while soaking in the ambience of its architectural beauty.

Make sure to call them to book your reservation!

  • Where: Irish Times Pub, 1200 Government Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 14th—timeslots vary

Till Death Do Us Part

Ghostly Walks is ready to give you the ultimate Valentine’s Day experience…with a dark twist!

Their talented guides are ready to share share tales of tragic romances, murdered lovers, and broken-hearted spirits.

No date? No problem. There are plenty of ghosts who would love to make your acquaintance!

Book your timeslot here.

Fake Ghost Tours
(File photo)
  • Where: Bastion Square,
  • When: Wednesday, February 14th from 7:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

Valentine’s Concert with Club Voltaire

Check out Hermann’s Jazz Club on Wednesday, February 14th and celebrate Valentine’s Day in the best way—with catchy music!

Club Voltaire performs in the style of Django Reinhardt and Stephane Grappelli, which were popular in the clubs of France in the 1920s and 30s.

They’ve put together a set filled with hot swing, sultry ballads, and more with their soaring vocals and stunning instrumentalism.

Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here or in-person.

(Hermann’s Jazz Club / Facebook)
  • Where: Hermann’s Jazz Club, 753 View Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 14th from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. (doors open at 5:30 p.m.)

Vancouver Giants vs Victoria Royals

Take your hunny on a hockey night date to watch the Vancouver Giants take on our home team, the Victoria Royals!

It’s value ticket nights, so you get tickets for $10 and enjoy special deals on food and beverages—get yourself a $5 beer and a $3 hotdog.

While you’re there, try to make it on the kiss cam to celebrate your special day of love!

(Victoria Royals)
  • Where: Save-On-Foods Memorial Centre, 1925 Blanshard Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 14th at 7:05 p.m.

Pinhalla Pinball Pizzeria

Take your date to the newest arcade spot in town!

Brought to you by the creators of popular hotspot Quazar’s Arcade, Pinhalla is one of the largest pinball arcades in Canada and offers a wonderful selection of refreshing beverages and pizza.

Check out their full list of games here!

  • Where: Pinhalla Pinball Pizzeria, 516 Fisgard Street
  • When: Wednesday, February 14th from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m.

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