When you're planning to get engaged and want to make your proposal as romantic as possible, finding the ideal setting is one of the first things you need. Of course, many couples have a place that holds special meaning to them, but many opt for a romantic outdoor setting, romantic restaurant, or special event.
For a dramatic, scenic or romantic backdrop that will make for some divine "she/he said yes!" photos (or videos), and a great story to share in the years to come, use this list of unique places to propose in Vancouver, BC.
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Atop Grouse Mountain
In any season, Grouse Mountain is one of the best places to propose in Vancouver. You can propose while ice skating in winter or overlooking the incredible views of Vancouver in summer. In fact, a finalist for bride.ca 's ‘Canada’s Best Engagement Photos of 2012’ comes from Grouse Mountain.
You can also book professional engagement photos through Grouse Mountain, too.
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At Vancouver's Best Scenic Viewpoints
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At a Secluded Beach
Some of the most romantic places to propose in Vancouver are on our secluded beaches, where you and your partner can feel truly alone. A favorite proposal spot is Third Beach at sunset (in Stanley Park), which is accessible only on foot or bike. Wreck Beach, also accessible only on foot (you have to hike down a cliff trail), feels like a world away from the city, with its raw, natural beauty.
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One of the most unique ways to propose in Vancouver is on the water, and there are many ways to do it. You can rent a private boat from Granville Island to travel False Creek, you can propose after a candle-lit dinner and dancing on a harbor cruise, or you can rent a kayak at Ecomarine and propose off Jericho Beach.Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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At Deep Cove
One of the Top 10 Attractions in Vancouver, Deep Cove is one of the most beautiful spots in the Lower Mainland. You can propose while kayaking among sea lions and eagles, on the rugged beach at Cates Park, or you can boat past Deep Cove further into Indian Arm for spectacular scenery.
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Vancouver has many incredible romantic getaways--perfect for proposing!--just a few hours away by car/ferry. Propose in the Harrison Hot Springs, at a spa in Tofino, or a bed-and-breakfast in Victoria.
If you and your partner love camping, you can propose on your own private camping trip surrounded by nature.
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Somewhere Really Unique!
Since this piece is titled "most unique places to propose in Vancouver," I'm going to include some non-traditional choices that really are unique:
- While Ziplining in Vancouver.
- On the Capilano Suspension Bridge.
- On a Perfect Day adventure for two, like paragliding or a scenic flight over Vancouver.
- At the VanDusen Festival of Lights, where Santa can give you the ring.
- After the Celebration of Light annual Fireworks (or just before).
- Atop the Ferris Wheel at the Fair at the PNE.
- Among the flowers at Vancouver's Best Gardens.