There’s nothing that transforms a basement or bachelor or blah apartment like fresh flowers, whether you go for a couple of delicate stems or a completely OTT bunch of blooms. Our fave Vancouver shops have flowers in every imaginable size, shape and colour—plus plenty of succulents, if you prefer something with staying power. And for a roundup of the best florists around the country, click here.
Granville Island Florist
Find it: 3050 Granville St., gifvancouver.com
The atmosphere: This luxe flower shop has been decorating Vancouver’s chicest hotels, weddings and boutiques for more than 25 years. Starting off with a charming booth at the Granville Island Public Market and later opening a flagship store, these industry veterans have mastered the craft of floral design.
Prices: $50 to $5,000 for bouquets and arrangements (average $100 to $200)
Standout blooms: Depending on your SO’s style, you can’t go wrong with lush peonies or classic roses in either a grand bouquet or a more botanical, natural arrangement.
Blossom & Vine Floral Co.
Find it: 156 E. 11th Ave., blossomandvinefloralco.com
The atmosphere: Located in the historic Mount Pleasant district, this old-fashioned shop is just begging to be snapped. From the forest green–painted brick storefront to the chalkboard with “Blossom & Vine” in calligraphy behind the front desk to the breathtaking blooms all around, this sweet spot will be your new go-to.
Prices: $25 to $75 bouquets; $50 to $300 for arrangements
Standout blooms: The Valentine’s Collection, a gorgeous pastel pink arrangement that includes roses and ranunculus—and exudes romance
Find it: 1930 Arbutus St., celsiaflorist.com
The atmosphere: This quaint florist in Kitsilano calls a centuries-old heritage building home (the arched entryway is oh-so cute). These floral enthusiasts specialize in European-inspired arrangements, finding the perfect balance between vintage and modern blooms.
Prices: $50 to $75 for stems; $100 to $405 for arrangements; $45 to $100 for plants
Standout blooms: The Signature Dozen, a versatile, customizable bouquet fit for any occasion. Choose between jewel tones, pastels, bright hues, or white and green for the foliage, accent blooms and roses.
Garden Party Flowers
Find it: 415 Industrial Ave., gardenpartyflowers.ca
The atmosphere: This spacious store truly lets the flowers do all the talking. Grey marble floors and sleek white walls allow you to focus your attention on the pretty petals and statement vases decorating the shop.
Prices: $60 to $149+ for bouquets; $65 to $225+ for arrangements; $35 to $125 for terrariums; $60 to $249 for orchids
Standout blooms: 99 Ivory Roses, for a striking romantic gesture your significant other will be talking about for years to come. Fair warning: You might not be able to top this next year.
The Flower Factory
Find it: 4285 Main St., flowerfactory.ca
The atmosphere: Step inside this friendly female-run flower shop, and you’ll immediately enter a lush botanical paradise. Every inch of the airy space is covered in a rainbow of blooms (as it should be) that will make you forget about whatever the weather is outside.
Prices: $25 to $300+ for bouquets and arrangements; $30 to $250 for plants
Standout blooms: Any of the mixed bouquets, for an unexpected yet romantic selection of in-season blooms, like hyacinths, tulips and ranunculus