It’s that time of year again. Love is in the air and you’re looking for that perfect date, gift or special gesture to show your partner (or whoever you may be trying to woo) you care. So you’ve turned to the internet…. good choice. Here in Vernon it’s easy to be romantic when cupid has struck you with his arrow. Whether you’re looking to spend a small fortune, very little or nothing at all there are so many ways to show you care. Doesn’t matter if you’re a hopeless romantic or just don’t want to spend the day sitting at home, there are so many things to do on Valentines Day in Vernon B.C. (Feature Image PC : all-free-download.com)
$$$ Sparkling Hill Resort : Sparkling Hill Local Love Package is here February 1st-29th 2016. Just your luck if you’re a Thompson Okanagan resident and you want to surprise your sweetheart with a night or two at Sparkling hill, now’s your chance to get it at a discounted price! Includes hot breakfast for 2 at PeakFine, couples chocolate bath with a flute of champagne, Valentines day movie specials at 9pm every night to snuggle up and enjoy, full Kurspa access, hot pool, infinity pool and more! Starting at $195 per week night (Sun-Thurs) and $225 weekend nights (Fri-Sat). Although this may be super romantic it is also super expensive. (Photo Credit : SparklingHill.com)
$-$$$ Silver Star Mountain Resort : There’s something undeniably romantic about a day at a beautiful snow covered mountain resort. The best part about Silver Star for Valentines day is there’s a range of activities for a range of prices. You can choose to hit the slopes for a day or even go big with a hotel get away and a ski vacation weekend. Or you can simply take a drive up and do a little snowshoeing for just $10 each and take in those beautiful Thompson Okanagan Mountain Views you can’t get anywhere else but in beautiful British Columbia. Go for a skate on Brewers Pond or a take rip down Tube Town starting at just $6 each. You don’t have to spend a ton to have a memorable day here. (Photo Credit : pinterest.com)
Last Day of Vernon Winter Carnival : Okay, so maybe you aren’t a hopeless romantic but would still like to get out on Valentine’s day. Peewee Hockey tournament is here. “Tomorrow’s hockey stars, here today.” Top teams from Alberta, BC, Alaska and the Pacific North West are playing in this tournament. Can’t go wrong with a play Heroes & Heroines is playing the night of Valentines day at the Vernon District Performing Arts Centre and there are still more Carnival events going on that day you can attend! Toonie and a Tin Community Skate, Jopo Swim & Dance lessons! Full events listing and details are in the Vernon Winter Carnival Link above. (Picture Credit : Vernon Winter Carnival Society Facebook Page)
Although Vernon has it’s own local special touch to Valentines Day you can also plan a Classic Valentines Day date! : Dinner at one of Vernon’s lovely restaurants. Naked Pig, Earls, 27th St. Grill, Bourbon Street, Intermezzo & PeakFine are a few of the fancier ones but there are so many around Vernon BC worth going to. To make finding a delicious place to eat easier for you, here’s our Vernon Restaurant Directory but you might want to make a reservation ASAP as it is the most romantic day of the year! Nothing wrong with going with the most classic date in the book… Dinner & a Movie. Luckily Vernon has both the Cineplex Galaxy Cinema and the Vernon Towne Cinema to choose from. Vernon also has a few flower and gift shops that have anything you might want for your partner on Valentines day. A nice gift basket from Simply Baskets or 27th Street Florists (who also have beautiful flower arrangements.) A breath taking bouquet from Vernon Flower Shop & the best part is they’re all conveniently located right in Downtown Vernon. The last cliché you may want to experience is the romantic stroll. Well if it’s a nice day Kalamalka Lake Provincial Park has beautiful trails and views for you to immerse yourselves in. Polson Park is also a gorgeous little place for a walk anytime of year. (Picture credit : ‘Be My Love Bouquet’ from http://www.vernonflowershop.net)
Hopefully this will help you plan the ultimate romantic experience in Vernon BC. But whether you’re spending the day at Sparkling Hill Resort with your partner, going on a first date to the movies or ordering a pizza in your underwear with your cat, we hope that this Valentines day is everything you want it to be and more.
Happy Valentines Day.
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