Four Fun Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day This Weekend

Whoever you’re with and however you’re celebrating this long weekend, here are some ideas to help you plan the perfect Valentine’s Day! 


Couples Staycation  

This Valentine’s Day, why not book a staycation for you and your boo? Located along the water in the heart of Downtown New West, Inn at the Quay’s cozy rooms offer great views of the Fraser River. Don’t forget to check out their deals and packages to make the most of your weekend getaway! 

Photo courtesy of @innatthequay

For dinner, head Uptown or order takeout from Artusi’s for a romantic meal. Check out their San Valentin dinner menu otheir new ‘Terra’ and ‘Mare’ tasting menus for two. 

Photo courtesy of @artusirestaurant

After dinner, enjoy the waterfront views or head out for a stroll along the Quay to see the lights over the water. 

Photo courtesy of @missmayette


Palentine’s day  

Platonic love is just as worthy of celebration this weekend! If you’re feeling nostalgic, why not grab your bubble and head over to Industry Arcade for a private arcade session 

Photo courtesy of @industryarcadeshop

After an hour or two at the arcade, you’re bound to have worked up an appetite. Although there are plenty of great places to eat nearby, the kababs and wraps from Food Zone Inn are sure to hit the spot. Don’t forget that you can order food directly to the arcade too!

Photo courtesy of @foodzoneinn

Don’t forget to check out Another Beer Co.‘s selection of IPAs before their Sapperton Haze festival draws to a close on February 14th  

Photo courtesy of @anotherbeerco


Galentine’s day 

What Galentine’s day is complete without a good brunch? We recommend checking out Craft Café’s selection of delicious drinks and breakfast items. 

Photo courtesy of @my_foodcrush_yvr

After brunch, hit the town for an afternoon of shopping along Columbia St., or try your hand at an escape room at Pandora’s Locks. 

Photo courtesy of @pandoraslocks

Spend the evening sipping on a bottle of Pacific Breeze Rosé while you whip up delicious meal (or just snack on a pre-made charcuterie board)Wine lovers, don’t forget to check out their Valentine’s day deals as well!  

Photo courtesy of @pacificbreezewinery


Don’t forget to #treatyourself  

Why not celebrate yourself and head off on a solo adventure around the city this holiday Long weekend? Start your day off right by grabbing a drink at your favorite downtown café before hopping on the Q2Q Ferry over to Queensborough. 

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Enjoy a relaxing stroll along the waterfront via the Port Royal Riverfront Trail for some scenic views of Downtown New Westminster and the Fraser River.  

Photo courtesy of @burfoerste

After your walk, head over to Value Village for an afternoon of thrifting. You never know what treasures you’ll find! 

End the evening with takeout from your favorite local restaurant. If you’re looking for something sweet, we recommend trying Epic Silogs Grill’s sans rival (a Filipino dessert cake made of layers of buttercream, meringue, and chopped cashews) 

Photo courtesy of @vanfoodiepharmily


How will you be celebrating this Valentine’s day? Don’t forget to share your adventures with us using the Hashtag #MadeInNewWest. 


No matter what your plans are this long weekend, please remember that now is not the time to travel outside of your community. Let’s follow provincial health orders and wear a mask while celebrating and exploring locally.