What Makes Vancouver Sexy?
Vancouver is like no other place in the world for lovers. The stunning natural setting, relaxed west coast rhythm, rich cultural tapestry and many urban distractions make this city a feast for all your senses. What could be sexier than that?
Sights of Vancouver
There is no shortage of things to look at in Vancouver - mountain peaks, ocean vistas, the jewelled night lights of downtown. Take a romantic walk through over 2700 acres of Vancouver parks. View First Nations art and totems at the Museum of Anthropology. Enjoy people watching at streetside cafes like Turk’s on Commercial Drive or amidst the bustle of Robson Street’s high end shopping district. There are also many opportunities for live theatre at venues like Bard on the Beach, the Vancouver Playhouse, the Arts Club or the rapid fire improv of the Theatre Sports League. And if you are here in the middle of the summer, watch or join the lavish and colourful Gay Pride Parade supported by one of North America’s largest gay and lesbian communities.
Sounds of Vancouver
Vancouver provides a soundtrack for your romantic getaway like none other. The city hosts world renowned live musical entertainment from the international artists of the Jazz and Folk Festivals, to the Vancouver Opera, to the street buskers on Granville Island or lively Commercial Drive. The sound of rain on the roof is a good excuse to snuggle inside your hotel room or to enjoy raindrops hitting the canopy of the rain forest above your head as you explore the Pacific Spirit Regional Park on the Endowment Lands at the University of British Columbia. On a Friday or Saturday night you cannot miss the pounding dance beat of gay or straight night clubs as you walk throughout the downtown core. Or relax to the sound of the surf at any one of the multitude of beaches throughout the city from Jericho and Kitsilano on the city’s west side to Ambleside in West Vancouver and more.
Textures of Vancouver
Take in the city through your fingertips and skin. Run your hands through the brightly coloured smooth saris in Vancouver’s Punjabi Market. Slip on the silky soft undergarments from Diane’s Lingerie. Pick up fresh local produce or one-of-a-kind artisans’ wares on Granville Island. Book a highly tactile and unforgettable treatment for two at the Turkish style Miraj Hammam Spa. Or experience the wide variety of textures available in the “pleasure products” of such tasteful shops as Womyn’s Ware and The Art of Loving.
Smells of Vancouver
The scents of Vancouver will trigger memories of your sexy adventure for years to come. Breathe deeply in the salty air as you walk around the sea wall of Stanley Park (the largest Vancouver park at almost 1000 acres in size). A distinctive spicy smell lets you know when you’ve entered the second largest Chinatown in North America. Fresh air filled with the scents of rainforest vegetation permeates hikes through Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve or Lynn Canyon Park and Suspension Bridge. Tantalize yourselves with the amazing aromas of Uprising Breads Bakery or Thomas Hass Fine Chocolates. In the winter make the trek to the top of Grouse Mountain for the crisp, clean smell of a fresh snowfall. Or pamper your partner with a trip to the Flower Factory’s 1,700 feet2 showroom filled with blooms and plants that make up their unique and beautiful bouquets.
Tastes of Vancouver
Whether you are in the mood for ethnic cuisine, the creations of five star chefs or culinary treasures off the beaten path, Vancouver has it all. Tickle your taste buds at with the local west coast cuisine of Feenies and West. Experience the international flavours of Vij’s (nouvelle Indian cuisine), Wild Rice (Chinese tapas), Bo Kong (Buddhist cuisine and the best vegetarian dim sum), Havana (Cuban), or one of the many top Japanese and sushi restaurants from this Pacific Rim city such as Hon Jin’s in Yaletown. Indulge in the substantial martini list of Bacchus Piano Lounge. These restaurants and many, many more offer you and your loved one the chance to stimulate your palates and fuel the sensual engine.