7 Romantic Ideas for Couples Who Love Adventure

These romantic ideas for couples who want to explore Victoria in an active way. If you and your partner love to get out and enjoy nature, these ideas are for you.

Be sure to check out our relaxing things for couples to do and our romantic vacation ideas for those who love food and drink.

Mix and match all of these romantic ideas for couples to ensure your Victoria getaway is unforgettable.

Adventurous Romantic Ideas for Couples

1. Tandem Kayak

If you’re idea of date night is getting out in nature for some adventurous fun, then you might want to try tandem kayaking. Book lessons or a wildlife kayaking tour for your chance to get up close with marine wildlife such as harbour seals, river otters, bald eagles, jellies and more.  

2. Tandem Bicycle

Prefer to stay on land? A bicycle built for 2 could be the perfect romantic activity. Victoria is blessed with an abundance of dedicated bike paths and connected trails that will take you from Sooke to Sidney. Hop on a tandem bike from downtown and follow the Galloping Goose and Lochside Trails out to Sea Cider Farm and Ciderhouse for a romantic cider tasting. 

3. Whale Watching

The number one thing most people want to do is go whale watching. And what a memorable experience this is. I have been fortunate to go out three times – once we were so lucky to have so many whale sightings and an abundance of other marine life; the second time, we were on the water for about 4 hours without a single sighting. It was late winter and not exactly the best time to go. We took advantage of their whale sighting guarantee and went back a couple years later with great success! If this is on your bucket list, be sure to check it off on your Victoria vacation.

4. Wildplay

Get your heart pounding with one of the most thrilling obstacle courses around – high in the trees at Wildplay Elements Parks. Nestled in the heart of the wilderness, this outdoor adventure park promises an unforgettable day filled with adrenaline-pumping activities and breathtaking views.

High above the forest floor at Wildplay in Victoria

At WildPlay Victoria, visitors can unleash their inner thrill-seeker with a variety of exciting challenges and obstacles. From ziplining through the forest canopy to navigating suspended bridges and swinging from tree to tree like Tarzan, there's no shortage of excitement for adventurers of all ages. The park offers several different adventure courses tailored to different skill levels, ensuring that everyone can find their perfect challenge.

One of the highlights of WildPlay Victoria is its thrilling zipline course, which allows participants to soar high above the forest floor and take in panoramic views of the surrounding landscape. Whether you're a first-time zipliner or a seasoned adrenaline junkie, flying through the air at WildPlay is an experience like no other.

For those looking to test their balance and agility, the park's aerial adventure courses offer a series of obstacles and challenges suspended high in the treetops. From wobbly bridges to swinging logs and cargo nets, navigating these courses requires focus, coordination, and a healthy dose of courage.

But WildPlay Victoria isn't just about adrenaline-fueled thrills; it's also a place to connect with nature and enjoy the great outdoors. As visitors explore the park's lush forest setting, they'll have the chance to spot native wildlife, listen to the soothing sounds of birdsong, and breathe in the fresh, pine-scented air.

So if you're ready to unleash your inner adventurer and experience the thrill of a lifetime, head to WildPlay Victoria on the grounds of Westshore Parks and Recreation Centre in Colwood, and prepare for an unforgettable day of excitement, challenge, and natural beauty.

5. Floatplane Tours

Take your love to new heights with an aerial tour of Vancouver Island or Salt Spring Island. See where the city, ocean and mountains meet with a breathtaking tour onboard a seaplane. Floatplanes take off and land from the water, right in Victoria’s Inner Harbour – a truly delightful west coast experience. 

6. Explore the Shoreline

One of my favourite romantic vacation ideas is visiting local beaches and exploring the shoreline. If you like beach combing, this is an excellent way to spend time with your partner without costing you anything.

A popular spot in Victoria is the Esquimalt Lagoon where you can have fun searching for painted rocks (start a date night hobby painting rocks), enjoy the artistic Bark Birds creations or simply find a log to sit and listen to the ocean. 

7. Visit Mount Doug Park

A visit to Mount Douglas Park can include an easy stroll along the beach or a more strenuous hike up 229 metres on one of the parks trails to the summit.

Locally known as "PKOLS" meaning "white rock" in the indigenous Lekwungen language, this mountain holds significant cultural and historical significance for the First Nations people of the region. Once at the summit, you will be treated to 360-degree panoramic views of the Saanich Peninsula, Gulf Islands, Mount Baker, City of Victoria and beyond. From its towering Douglas fir trees to breathtaking vistas of the Salish Sea, Mount Doug Park is a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike.

Mount Doug Park boasts a network of well-maintained trails suitable for hikers of all skill levels. Whether you're seeking a leisurely stroll through lush forested paths or a challenging ascent to the summit, there's a trail to suit every preference. Along the way, keep an eye out for native wildlife such as deer, owls, and songbirds, as the park supports a diverse ecosystem of flora and fauna.

For those interested in history and culture, Mount Doug Park offers opportunities to learn about the indigenous heritage of the region. Interpretive signage throughout the park provides insights into the traditional uses of plants and landmarks by the Lekwungen people, fostering a deeper appreciation for the land's rich cultural history.

Mount Doug Park invites visitors to connect with the natural world and create lasting memories in one of Victoria's most cherished green spaces.

I hope I've given you enough romantic ideas for couples to convince you that a trip to Victoria simply will not disappoint!

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