Thursday, February 21, 2013

Things to do on a first date in vancouver

Things to do on a first date in vancouver

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Finding that perfect place to meet during a first date is often a stressful endeavor. Many times a romantic dinner seems a bit to forward, while simply getting a cup of coffee often is a bit too informal. For singles living in and near Vancouver, there are a number of perfect first date options from cultural centers to outdoor parks.

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  1. Vancouver Art Gallery

    • Perfect for a casual first date, the Vancouver Art Gallery keeps the afternoon moving with thousands of art pieces to ponder and talk about. The gallery offers a wide range of art styles from contemporary to classical along a broad range of themes including African American history to social and political reflections. The permanent collection includes paintings and photography from local and regional artists, which focus on the history and culture of British Columbia.

      The gallery hours are 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesdays through Mondays and 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. on Tuesday. The gallery features discounted admission for both seniors and students.

      Vancouver Art Gallery

      750 Hornby St.

      Vancouver, BC V6Z 2H7



    Stanely Park

    • One of the best parks in Canada, Stanley Park features a wide variety of activities, which makes planning a first date much simpler. The Stanley Park Seawall offers the perfect walk or bike ride, while many visitors experience the lush gardens including the Ted and Mary Greig Rhododendron garden. If the first date includes a casual bite to eat, the park has that covered with the Prospect Point Café-, which features sit-down service or sandwiches to go for a picnic. The park is also home to a number of local artists with their works on display, an outdoor theater complex and a variety of sports activities such as tennis, pitch-and-putt golf and lawn bowling.

      Vancouver Board of Parks and Recreation

      2099 Beach Ave.

      Vancouver, BC V6G 1Z4



    Museum of Anthropology

    • A great option for a casual first date especially if there is a fear of awkward pauses, the Museum of Anthropology offers a mixture of historical and artistic objects from around the world, perfect for stimulating conversation. The museum features sculptures and other art pieces which help tell the story of many cultures including northwest North American native peoples, early Europeans and the ancient Chinese. The museum provides both interactive exhibits and small films to further enhance the experience.

      The museum is open daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., however on Tuesdays of each week, the museum extends its hours until 9 p.m. The museum provides special rates to students and seniors and allows free access to students of the University of British Columbia.

      Museum of Anthropology

      6393 N.W. Marine Drive

      Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z2




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