"Vancouver is Manhattan with mountains. It's a liquid city, a tomorrow city, equal parts India, China, England, France and the Pacific Northwest. It's the cool North American sibling." – The New York Times
Vancouver is just next door on Canada's beautiful west coast, but it is just starting to receive the credit it deserves as a lively, diverse and fun vacation destination. Its waterfront location, charming neighborhoods and thriving cultural scene provide everything you need for a city getaway that's not too far from home. If you are searching for where to propose, select the right diamond engagement ring and book a romantic weekend for two in Vancouver.
Where to Stay in Vancouver
Once a warehouse district full of textile shops and train yards, Yaletown has been transformed into one of the city's most eclectic and hip neighborhoods where you'll find great boutique hotels, restaurants, shops and bars.
3 Creative Ways to Propose in Vancouver
Cocktail Party: If you both love sampling new food and drink, check out one of the ongoing events in Olympic Village. Stop by for a free wine or beer tasting, or register for one of the Bittered Sling Bistro series, in which the city's top mixologists pair creative cocktails with delicious dishes. Stroll over to nearby Creekside Park, and propose while looking out over the water.
A Whale of a Good Time: Whale watching season runs from April 1 to October 31, so plan your trip to take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime experience (and maybe some warm weather). Killer whales visit the region to feed on salmon returning to the Fraser River to spawn, and you can book a boat tour to see them in action (Vancouver Whale Watch has a 90 percent success rate). Spend the day observing the wonders of nature, then at the opportune moment, get down on one knee with a diamond engagement ring and pop the question.
Get Festive: Vancouver offers a wide variety of festivals throughout the year. Browse the calendar, and find the perfect time to propose. Propose under a canopy of beautiful pink flowers during the Vancouver Cherry Blossom Festival in April or under the romantic glow of the Illuminares Lantern Festival in July.
What are your tips for where to propose in Vancouver?