From Thanksgiving dinner to Halloween costumes and parties, the next few weeks could get pretty expensive. Luckily, for those hoping to enjoy a morning, day or night out with their special someone, there are a ton of exciting events and activities happening in and around the city for less than $25. Not sure where to go? Here are 15 cheap date ideas for fall in Calgary.

PET A ROO AT COBB’S ADVENTURE PARK 

This fall, snuggle up with each other…. and an adorable Joey At Cobb’s Adventure Park, Calgarians can meet and greet adorable animals, go axe throwing, play games and place a bet on a round of minigolf! You’re in for a day of magic!

Where: 1500 84th Street NE, Calgary
Time: 11 am – 5 pm
Cost: $19.75+

DO AN AT-HOME BEER OR WINE TASTING

Put together a charcuterie board, and pick your poison. Whether it’s beer or wine, why not stop by and pick up a few bottles or cans of the good stuff? Score each one, jot them down and spend the evening drinking and talking.

TAKE THE 12-HOUR HORROR MOVIE CHALLENGE

Movie night…. but better! This fall, catch a scary flick or several during the CUFF Horror Movie Marathon! This spooky tradition will forever be one of our favourites not only because it’s a ton of fun – but also because it only costs $20!

When: Saturday, October 29th, 2022
Where: 617 8 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: 7 pm
Cost: $20

WANDER AN ALBERTA PUMPKIN PATCH 

 

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Are you two pumpkins from the same patch?! This autumn, toss on your autumn best and wander the fields of orange under the Calgary sun. Grab a hot chocolate, pick the perfect gourd and go home and make a pie or something. It doesn’t get any cuter than that!

MARVEL AT PUMPKINS AFTER DARK

Grab a coat, some mittens and the hand of someone special then check out Pumpkins After Dark, an event that sees over 6,000 professionally carved and displayed throughout Winsport.

When: Thursday, September 22nd – October 31st, 2022
Where:  88 Canada Olympic Rd SW, Calgary
Time: See times above
Cost: $21.05

GO HIKING TOGETHER

This season, engage in a meaningful conversation while admiring the peaks, valleys, trees and waterfalls of Alberta! Not sure where to see the iconic larch trees in all their glory? Check out the link above for 15 of the most gorgeous (and romantic) hikes you should take this fall!

HIT ONE OF CALGARY’S HEATED PATIOS

It won’t be long until there’s snow on the ground again, so it’s important we make the most of what we’ve got with the people we like most! This season, hit one of Calgary’s many heated patios, grab a bite to eat and split a bottle of wine under the stars. How romantic?

OR GRAB A DRINK IN A “HIDDEN BAR”

 

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Looking for something low-key, intimate – but original? Calgary is home to a ton of hidden bars and speakeasies, each of which will offer you a seriously fun experience in addition, to delightful drinks and maybe a bite or two. Check out the link above for our faves.

Where: Click the link above for our picks

HUDDLE TOGETHER FOR HAUNTED CALGARY 

Couples who scream together, stay together… right? This fall, check out Haunted Calgary – a terrifying event held at the Horizon Mall in Balzac. You never know what might be lurking around the corner… heck, maybe it’s love.

When: Weekends until November 4th, 2022
Where:260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $10+

CHECK OUT THE CALGARY CLIMBING CENTRE

So you and your new ‘friend’ bonded on Hinge over you’re mutual love for physical activity and the outdoors? The Calgary Climbing Centre is a perfect spot for a memorable date. Not only is it just a ton of fun, but you can also get a sense of how supportive and encouraging your special someone is.

Where: 7130 Fisher Rd SE, Calgary
Time: Mondays 6 pm – 11 and Saturday Sunday 8 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $22

‘FALL’ FOR HARVEST LIGHTS

 

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You’re in for an evening of whimsy and illumination! Every weekend between now and until October 31st, the Calgary Farmyard and all of its attractions will stay open past 9 pm, this season, snuggle with their animals, get lost in their giant corn maze or challenge each other to a game of mini-golf in the colourful lights set up around the park.

When: Weekends until October 31st, 2022
Where: 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky Mountain County
Time: until 9:30 pm
Cost: $19.95 +

SCARE YOURSELF SILLY AT SCREAMFEST

Want to get to know your other half on a deeper level? This fall, hit Screamfest 2022 for a night of spooks, frights, freaks and fun. After all, you don’t truly know someone, until you’ve seen them get chased through a haunted house.

When: Friday, October 7th-8th, 14th-15th, 21st- 22nd, 27th: (ADULT NIGHT) – 29th and 31st, 2022
Where: Grandstand, Stampede Park, 3rd St SE, Calgary
Time: 7 pm – 12 pm
Cost: $22.12+

WANDER THROUGH THE DOG PARK 

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.

GET COMPETITIVE AT THE HEXAGON BOARDGAME CAFE

 

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In a relationship, it’s healthy to go head to head from time to time. You really never know how much you care for someone until that special person hands you your ass in a game of Monopoly. At the Hexagon Boardgame cafe, couples can have a beer and then basically put their entire relationship to the test for under $5. Sounds like fun, right?

Where:  1140 Kensington Rd NW #200
Cost: $4

CHOCOLATE FEST 

Chocolate is unofficially the official food of romance, so what could be better than Granary Road’s Chocolate Fest? From brownies and cupcakes to hot chocolate and more – this delicious event is going to be the sweetest of the season – so check it out!

When: Saturday, November 12th – 13th, 2022
Where: 226066 112 St W, Foothills County, AB
Cost: $15

Whew! That’s it, friends! 13 free and. cheap date ideas for fall in Calgary. Enjoy, have fun and be safe out there, friends!