Vancouver has it all. Beautiful parks. Surrounding mountains. A delightful waterfront. A friendly and lively city center. The list goes on. Come day or night, you will never be short of things to do in Vancouver.
So, if you are planning on heading to one of Canada’s greatest cities, then here are seven of the best things to do in Vancouver at night.
Things to Do in Vancouver
Take a Delightful Sunset Dining Cruise
If you are visiting Vancouver with your other half, you can have a romantic night to remember with a sunset dining cruise.
The Harbor Dinner Cruise offers much more than a delicious gourmet meal. You get to casually cruise along the water with a stunning view of the city’s waterfront and the lit-up West Vancouver skyline with the Rocky Mountains in the distance.
There is even a nostalgic orchestra on board to provide a succulent ambiance as you watch the sun go down with your partner.
Go on a Spooky Ghost Tour
When the sun goes down in Vancouver, all manner of ghosts, ghouls, and specters come out of the shadows. Apparently. If you like things that go bump in the night, you are sure to love the spookiness of doing a ghost tour around Vancouver.
Ghostly Vancouver Tours provide three options for a night of unparalleled paranormal pandemonium. On the Downtown Tour, you get to learn about the area’s most haunted theaters, galleries, and hotels, and on the New Westminster Tour, you will discover the place’s dark history.
But the Ghostly Gastown Tour is the best. The 90-minute walk takes you through the cobbled streets and alleyways of Gastown where you will hear stories about the Headless Railman and the mysterious Lady in Black.
Visit Parq Vancouver Casino
Located in the Parq Vancouver development, you will find the best casino in Vancouver. The world-class casino spans two floors. It features 600 of the most popular and current slot machines, and even holds weekly slot tournaments.
You will also find 75 gaming tables, where you can play casino favorites like baccarat, blackjack, Texas Hold ‘Em, craps, and roulette. If you already enjoy playing such games at an online casino in Canada, you are sure to love playing the games in-person at a stylish brick-and-mortar gambling establishment.
The Parq Vancouver Casino, which is situated downtown, also provides two exclusive salons that offer private gaming with full-service VIP hosts.
Explore Science World After Dark
You are sure to have a memorable experience at Science World’s After Dark event. Each month, adults-only can explore the wide range of scientific, technological, and immersive exhibits. But the After Dark event provides much more as well.
In addition to food and drinks, you will find special guest speakers, fun activities, and live music. In the past, programs have featured performances by LEGO Builds, Circus West, and storytelling group The Flame, as well as science-themed murder mysteries!
Laugh Out Loud at Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club
Montreal may be the home of Canada’s internationally-celebrated Just for Laughs festival, but you will find plenty of laughs at comedy clubs across Canada.
One of the best things to do in Vancouver is visit the Yuk Yuk’s Comedy Club. Both local comedians and big names play the club. But whatever night you visit, you are sure to find some jokesters who will crack you up.
If you want to enjoy some drinks in a lively atmosphere that is sure to get you smiling, Yuk Yuk’s is the place to go.
Experience the Magic of Night-time Skiing
If you are looking for something more active than sitting on your behind at a comedy club, you can have an amazing experience by going night-time skiing.
British Columbia is of course well known for its Rocky Mountains and winter sports, so there are plenty of resorts around Vancouver to choose from. Many allow you to ski in the evening where you can gaze out over a sea of stars and distant city lights from a beautiful snowy landscape.
Skiing at night is a magical experience you will never forget. Grouse Mountain comes recommended, as it is open until 10 pm throughout the season.
Have a Nightcap at Narrow Lounge
You will probably want to end an evening in Vancouver with a nightcap, and there is no better place to do so than at the Narrow Lounge bar on Main Street.
An exterior red light tells you whether the place is open or not. If it is, you will descend down graffiti-lined stairs and find yourself in one of the coolest and most striking bars in Vancouver.
Narrow Lounge is called so for a reason. It is little larger than a train carriage, and it is jam-packed with junk-shop pictures and stuffed animals.
There are a variety of craft beers and classic cocktails available. If you are able to get in, you will love spending a few hours squeezed into the friendly and atmospheric Narrow Lounge.
These are just a few of the many things to do in Vancouver after dark. So, pack your bags and enjoy!