There's nothing wrong with being alone on Valentine's Day, and with the mounds of things to do in Vancouver, you almost wish you were!

We've shown before how Vancouver is a great place to be alone, and this annual love fest is no exception.

So if you find yourself pining for a date to buy you dinner, flowers and chocolate, just remember there's plenty to keep you busy, from snowboarding to enjoying a fine B.C. wine.

Oh, and by the way: Valentine's Day is on a Thursday this year. Not the most romantic night of the week. So don't feel bad if you're spending it by yourself.

Check out some of the best things you can do alone on Valentine's Day:

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  • Valentine's Day BLiMP Event

    Single and alone on Valentine's Day? Here are few things you can do in Vancouver. AuBar is hosting a <a href="http://www.clubzone.com/events/576797/vancouver/aubar/valentines-day-blimp-event">Valentine's Day BLiMP Event</a> where you can mix and mingle with others using QR and barcodes. Because, you know, that's better than talking to people.

  • Reading or writing in a Main Street cafe

    Valentine's Day is on a Thursday this year, so it's not out of place to curl up in a cafe with a good book. We recommend <a href="http://www.jjbeancoffee.com/">JJ Bean</a>, where there's no Internet access. Or <a href="http://kafkascoffee.ca/">Kafka's Coffee and Tea</a>, where you can read... well... Kafka.

  • Stroll along the Convention Centre pathway

    Unlike the Seawall, the pathway around the Vancouver Convention Centre great businesses and a roof to protect you from the inevitable Vancouver rain. Plus, there's <a href="http://www.coupland.com/digital-orca-2/">this thing</a>.

  • Night skiing or snowboarding

    There are only two places in the world where you can ski or snowboard so close to town. One's cool, and the other is Salt Lake City. Seriously though, skiing or boarding at night at <a href="http://cypressmountain.com/">Cypress Mountain</a> is a spiritual experience.

  • See a movie at Fifth Avenue Cinemas

    Vancouver has very few good movie theatres left, and Fifth Avenue Cinemas is one of them. There's a glut of sobby movies to check out this year like "Amour," "Silver Linings Playbook" or even "Les Miserables."

  • St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Did you know the Vancouver Theatresports League has groomed some of the world's best improv comedians, like Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles? Every year they host the <a href="http://www.vtsl.com/mainstage/shows/25th_st_val_massacre.php">St. Valentine's Day Massacre</a>, a world-famous improv tournament.

  • Rio Theatre burlesque show

    This ain't no date night. East Vancouver's most popular movie theatre turns into a <a href="http://riotheatre.ca/movies/?movie_id=719">burlesque cabaret</a> as the city's "top teasers" grace the stage in pairs. Burlesque diva Violet Femme hosts the festivities.

  • Hit the gym

    Vancouver is packed to the hilt with exercise facilities, whether a <a href="http://www.yogavancouver.ca/studio_classes">yoga studio</a>, <a href="http://www.crossfit.ca/">Crossfit</a> or <a href="http://www.trevorlindenfitness.com/club16/">weight room</a>. Besides, whatever calories you burn there, some other couple will just pack on at Vij's.

  • Get a bottle of B.C. wine

    You can't take it out of province, but it's so good, so why would you want to? B.C. has great wines like <a href="http://www.nkmipcellars.com/">Nk'mip</a>, <a href="http://www.kettlevalleywinery.com/">Kettle Valley</a> and <a href="http://blastedchurch.com/wines/hatfield_s_fuse_2011">Blasted Church</a>. Buy one and curl up with your favourite book or a House of Cards episode. Ahhh...


Valentine's Day BLiMP event
AuBar Nightclub is hosting a Valentine's Day BLiMP Event where you can mix and mingle with others using QR and barcodes. Because, you know, actually talking to people is overrated.

Reading or writing in a Main Street cafe
Valentine's Day is on a Thursday this year, so it's not out of place to curl up in a cafe with a good book. We recommend JJ Bean, where there's no Internet access. Or Kafka's Coffee and Tea, where you can read ... well ... Kafka.

Walk along the Convention Centre pathway
Unlike the Seawall, the Vancouver Convention Centre has great businesses and a roof to protect you from the inevitable Vancouver rain. Plus, there's this thing.

Night skiing or snowboarding
There are only two places in the world where you can ski or snowboard so close to town. One's cool, and the other is Salt Lake City. Seriously though, skiing or boarding at night at Cypress Mountain is a spiritual experience.

See a movie at Fifth Avenue Cinemas
Vancouver has very few good movie theatres left, and Fifth Avenue Cinemas is one of them. There's a glut of sobby movies to check out this year like "Amour," "Silver Linings Playbook" or even "Les Miserables."

St. Valentine's Day Massacre
Did you know the Vancouver Theatresports League has groomed some of the world's best improv comedians, like Colin Mochrie and Ryan Stiles? Every year they host the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, a world-famous improv tournament.

Rio Theatre burlesque show
This ain't no date night. East Vancouver's most popular movie theatre turns into a burlesque cabaret as the city's "top teasers" grace the stage in pairs. Burlesque diva Violet Femme hosts the festivities.

Hit the gym
Vancouver is packed to the hilt with exercise facilities, whether a yoga studio, Crossfit or weight room. Besides, whatever calories you burn there, some other couple will just pack on at Vij's.

Get a bottle of B.C. wine
You can't take it out of province, but it's so good, so why would you want to? B.C. has great wines like Nk'mip, Kettle Valley and Blasted Church. Buy one and curl up with your favourite book or a House of Cards episode. Ahhh...

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