It’s Valentine’s Day—Get Your Heart Racing
Valentine’s Day only comes once a year—and the Winter Games every four years! Combine the two with a romantic outing to Vancouver’s Robson Square followed by dinner at YEW restaurant + bar.
Walk one block south from Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver to Robson Street and there you are on downtown Vancouver’s main drag, famous for shopping and people-watching day and night. At Robson Square, also known as “The Olympic Fun Zone,” head down the stairs for a much-loved city landmark which re-opened in celebration of the Winter Games. Over C$40 million dollars were spent on the renewal and repair of the Rockefeller-esque heart of downtown. It’s the perfect opportunity to grab your sweetheart’s hand and your skates (rentals available) and hit the rink for a cruise around the ice.
Once you’ve warmed up, keep the excitement going with a trip down a zip line, courtesy of Whistler’s Ziptrek Ecotours. Perched above Robson Square, you’ll have the chance to zip 170 metres (550 feet) across Robson Street six stories above the crowds. This unique attraction gives a taste of the thrill and exhilaration of zip-lining, available at the company’s flagship operation in Whistler. Here, they swap the traditional backdrop of old-growth forest, for cityscape to present a fun and rare opportunity only during the Winter Games.
Robson Square is also the site of ongoing entertainment from bands, singers, quartets, fashion shows, and sports demos throughout the Winter Games. And like the skating and zip-lining at Robson Square, these events are also free! That means you’ll be able to indulge in a romantic and delicious dinner at YEW restaurant and bar.
The Olympic Love Menu, dinner à deux, features a Canadian cross-country dine-around with fabulous flavours from across the nation. Chef Oliver Beckert has delved into the pantry of Canada’s Olympic cities past and present to create a podium-worthy menu that reflects our nation’s best flavours from Montreal’s French flair to Calgary’s hearty cowboy country to Vancouver’s Asian-inspired West Coast style. A decadent dessert, heavy on the chocolate—and a glass or two of bubbly, perhaps—is the cherry on a Valentine’s Day “sundae.”