Spring has basically sprung and love is in the air! Whether you’ve been cooped up together for far too long and need to find that “spark,” or are hoping to get to know someone that you met online a little better, here are 15 wonderfully romantic date ideas for couples in and around Calgary
It’s practically patio season already and wow, are we spoiled for choice. This spring, check out one, or several of YYC’s new restaurants, bars, lounges, and coffee shops with that special someone. Check out the link above for a list of recently opened spots and cross off as many as you can!
Gear up for the sunny season! This spring, Banff has actually closed off several roads for cyclists meaning there’s more space than ever to enjoy the open road, the fresh air, and each other’s company while also admiring the sights and sounds of Calgary’s favourite national park.
Not feeling the restaurant scene? This spring, enjoy the River Cafe’s most romantic seasonal offering; A fully customizable picnic! Create your own menu, pick your favourite bottle of wine, your basket, and a place in the park, then enjoy!
From Lundbreak to Athabasca, where there are mountains, there are also plenty of breathtaking waterfalls. This spring we’d recommend seeing as many of them as you can, but not just because it’ll give you something to do. This season is actually the best time to go waterfalls watching due to the water pressure being so high from all of the ice melting and trust us, you won’t want to miss out on all of the action.
Pack some snacks and hit play on that ‘road tunes’ playlist of yours. We live in a dang-near-perfect province, so why not explore it? Start your engine and drive into the sunset on one of Alberta’s most scenic highways, the best of which are in the link above!
This spring snuggle a kangaroos or two, go axe throwing, and place a bet on a round of minigolf! Cobb’s Adventure Park is set to open again for the season on May 22nd and in our opinion, there’s really no better day out than this.
When: Saturday, May 22nd
Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Mead, wine, beer, or spirits. This spring, pick your poison and try one of the incredible breweries, distilleries, and wineries in and around Calgary with someone special! Learn about the process, the ingredients, and drink the day away together. Is there anything more romantic?
After spending a year of on and off lockdowns together, you may be asking “how could we possibly get any closer?” This spring, why not get out of the city and find out for yourselves! Escape the hustle and bustle, get some fresh air and reconnect with each other and the beauty of Alberta with cute couples getaway.
This sunny season, support local creators and spend some time hand in hand while you browse through everything from art to skincare, jewellery, and produce at one of Calgary’s many already scheduled spring markets.
The Nikka Yuko Japanese Gardens are one of the most beautiful places in not just Alberta, but all of North America. Now, they’re not open quite yet, but it shouldn’t be much longer until flowers are in bloom and the Lethbridge wonder opens once more!
Where: Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge
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This spring, dine like the kings and queens that you are! Foodies In The Park are back, this time with a Royal-themed dining experience. From April 15th until May 16th, enjoy a romantic meal under the stars in one of Bow Valley’s unique, distance-friendly, backyard garden domes – because you deserve a little royal treatment!
When: Thursday, April 15th – May 16th
Where:15979 Bow Bottom Trail SE, Calgary
Time: 5 pm, 7:05 pm, and 9:05 pm
This spring, hit the Grey Eagle Casino’s brand new 206 car venue and enjoy a live show from behind the wheel! It’s been a minute since most of us have been able to enjoy a performance of any kind, but this May you and yours will finally be able to head sway, neck pop, and sing along at a real (distance-friendly) concert.
When: Saturday, May 1st, 2021
Where: 3777 Grey Eagle Drive, Calgary
Want to do something a little less conventional? Run for your lives! This spring hit Heritage Ranch for their Mantracker style experience. Sneak through the woods, collect flags and watch out for the man on the horse, who will take you out of the game just as fast as you entered it.
Where: 6300 Cronquist Dr, Red Deer, AB
They say a way to someone’s heart is through their stomach, but if you give them the choice between fries and a pug snuggle, you’ll find out pretty quickly that this is simply untrue. Whether you’re looking to bond with each other or your partner’s furry friend, get some exercise, or just want to pup watch, hit one of Calgary’s favourite dog parks.
Miss hitting the range? This spring, check out Hotel Arts’ brand new virtual golf ‘course,’ where regardless of the weather, you and your partner will be able to hit a few balls, have a few drinks, and take a lesson or two poolside!
Where: 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary
Ah! So cute. There you have it, love birds, 15 super romantic date ideas for in and around Calgary this spring. Be safe, be smart and enjoy yourselves out there!
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