While it’s nice to head downtown or across the border for a night on the town with your significant, it’s not always convenient (or affordable) for us Fraser Valley moms and dads.
But you know what? That’s okay! There are plenty of incredible local date night destinations that rival the big city that will add some sizzle to your summer.
Check out these 8 summer date nights you need to experience in ‘the Valley’ for 2019.
1-Museum After Dark
Leave the kiddos with grandma for this trip to the museum to take in the new LEGO®-themed exhibit in the feature gallery (Worlds of Wonder) after dark. Enjoy live music, food and talks, exclusive to this evening event. Enjoy music from DJ O Show. Cash bar on site. Ticket includes one complimentary drink. 18yrs+.
Where: Museum of Surrey
When: Thursday, Aug. 16 from 6:30-8:30 p.m.
Cost: $25.25 per person
2-Fort Langley Feasts & Makers Market
An outdoor foodie event featuring handpicked makers and tasty eats from across the Lower Mainland is coming to Fort Langley this summer. This is the perfect day date featuring over 35 makers, live music and8-10 food trucks.
Where: Fort Langley National Historic Site, 23433 Mavis Avenue, Fort Langley
When: Aug. 5, 10a.m. to 3:30p.m.
Cost: FREE admission; food available for purchase
3- Fraser Valley Cidery
Quench your thirst for romance with a trip to the Lower Mainland’s first craft cidery this summer. Sample from a range of traditionally made ciders and enjoy a chilled glass in the mountain-view picnic area. Charcuterie platters available for purchase! This Valley gem is dog and kid friendly – it also offers live music and alfresco long-table dinners under the stars. Check out their jam-packed event calendar to get the scoop.
Where: 22128 – 16th Avenue, Langley
When: Friday and Saturday 11am-9pm, Sunday 11am-6pm
Cost: Food and drinks available for purchase or, bring your own picnic
Info: visit fraservalleycidery.com
4-Bard in the Valley
Bring a picnic, come a bit early and enjoy Township 7 wines to accompany their latest alfresco production a la Shakespeare. Note, this is an outdoor performance, so dress weather appropriately. Rain or shine.
Where: Township 7 Winery, 21152 16TH AVE (AT 212TH ST)
When: July 5, 6, 7, 12 & 13
Cost: $20 per person
Info: Call 604-532-1766 or email email@example.com for more info
- Psst….You can also catch this live show on the Spirit Square Stage in Douglas Park in Langley City (July 18, 19, 20, 21, 25, 26, 27, 28). Admission is free. Sunday performances are matinees only and begin at 2 p.m. Evening performances begin at 7 p.m.
5- Twilight Drive-in Theatre
Motor on over to the Twilight Drive-in theatre in Aldergrove for the ultimate retro date. Originally introduced to North America in the early 30’s, the drive-in movie theatre has proven popular with motorists for decades. And while most have vanished over the years, nearing extinction, the outdoor entertainment trend is still as popular as ever in the Fraser Valley.
When: Now until mid-nov.
Where: Twilight Drive-in, 260th street & Fraser Highway
Cost: TUESDAY: $10 (general admission)*
THURSDAY: regular admissions up to $30/carload (max 5 people)*
Enjoy a VIP movie experience, complete with cocktails and appy’s in a reclining chair at Cineplex Cinemas Abbotsford VIP. We went a couple of years ago and I was so excited I got to relax during the flick with a glass of bubbly and some chicken wings. The cinema is located at The Shops at Highstreet, so arrive early for ample retail therapy time.
Where: Cineplex Cinemas Abbotsford VIP, 3122 Mt. Lehman Rd
When: Showtime’s vary
Cost: Check website for pricing
7- Sky Helicopters: West Coast Craft Beer Flight
SKY Helicopters is taking BC brewing to great heights with their new West Coast Craft Beer Flight. This experience starts at the Sky Hangar at Pitt Meadows airport and features a 20-minute helicopter tour to the pristine Coast Mountains before landing beside a glacier fed stream for a 20-minute sampling of complimentary West Coast craft beers. Exceptional taste with incredible views!
Where: departure at Sky Hangar, 170 – 18799 Airport Way, Pitt Meadows
When: Check website for availability
Cost: $249 per passenger
Info: skyhelicopters.ca; Call: 604-239-0760
8- Cultus Lake Marina
Does it get any more romantic that sailing on a beautiful sparkling lake with your main squeeze? Don’t own a boat? That’s cool. You can experience the lake life via Cultus Lake Marina. Explore the beautiful Cultus Lake with some of the finest watercraft and jet-ski rentals available for rental. Interested in water skiing, wake boarding, tubing, and more? They offer countless accessories to make your ideal day date at the lake a reality.
Where: #50 Sunnyside Blvd Cultus Lake
When: Opens at Noon on May 11, 2019 – Sept 21 2019
Cost: Check website for rental rates
And there you have it Valleyites—eight sizzling date night/day ideas to keep the romance alive this summer. Who knows, maybe we’ll see you at one of these great local hot spots. If you’re craving some more summer bucket list fun, don’t forget to check out our family bucket list HERE for family-based adventures in ‘the Valley.’