October is around the corner and with a chill in the air – so is that lovey-dovey feeling. Luckily, there are plenty of things for couples and close friends to do this autumn in and around the city. It’s just a matter of what to do first! Not sure where to start? Here are 15 wonderfully romantic date ideas for fall in Calgary.

GO DOWNHILL GO-KARTING

A little competition never hurt anybody, right? This season, check out Winsport Canada and go head to head on their 1,800 meters downhill go-kart track! The ‘loser’ buys the other a drink afterward!

When: Open until October 10th
Where: 88 Canada Olympic Road SW, Calgary
Cost: $6+

HIT A PUMPKIN PATCH 

 

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What’s more quintessentially fall than a pumpkin patch?! This autumn, toss on your season’s 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!

VISIT COBB’S ADVENTURE PARK 

This fall snuggle up… with a kangaroo or two! At Cobb’s Adventure Park, Calgarians can go axe throwing, play games and place a bet on a round of minigolf! Whether you check them out for one of their many adult nights or just go during regular hours, you and yours are bound to have a ton of fall fun.

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

EAT APPLE EVERYTHING AT GRANARY ROAD

This September, slip on a pair of booties then head over to one of Calgary’s favourite fun farms for Applefest, a pie-heavy day of ooey-gooey goodness, cinnamon and excitement. Featuring wild apple-based foods, jams, ciders and more the only thing sweeter than the food – will be your date.

When: Saturday, September 24th – 25th
Where: 226066 112 St W, Foothills County, AB

SPOOK YOURSELVES SILLY AT PUMPKINS AFTER DARK

Looking for something traditionally “fall?” With Halloween only weeks away, check out Pumpkins after dark, an event that sees over 6,000 professionally carved and displayed throughout Canada Olympic Park.

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

GET A HOLE-IN-ONE AT POTION PUTT

 

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Inspired by a wonderful world where magic, beasts and humans coexist, this competitive pop-up will feature 9 holes where golfers will encounter everything from familiar characters to a mystical portal.

When: Thursday, November 3rd – May 31st, 2023
Where: Springbank Links Golf Club – 25 Hackamore Trail, Calgary
Cost: $15

RENT A SCOOTER AND CRUISE BANFF 

Can’t afford Italy – but long for Euro-type travel, scenic views, and historic streets? This fall season, rev a two-wheeler and cruise Alberta’s favourite national park on a unique scooter tour of the area. It doesn’t get more romantic than that!

Where: 327 Railway Avenue, Banff, AB
Cost: $50+

CHEER ON THE STAMPS 

We love a good ol’ football date! This fall, grab a beer, your partner’s hand and cheer the Calgary Stampeders to victory at Calgary’s McMahon Stadium! For more information or to snag some tickets, head over to the link above!

EXPERIENCE A HALLOWEEKEND AT CALAWAY PARK 

Do you and your partner love a good thrill? Calaway Park has announced the return of Halloweekend, a series of ‘terrifying’ events for you and your special someone! Fun, parades, and carnival food? Talk about a 10/10 date.

When: Weekends until October 10th
Where: 245033 Range Road 33, Calgary
Cost: $47.95+

ENJOY THE HERITAGE INN BALLOON FESTIVAL

 

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Want to do something truly unforgettable? This season watch as giant inflatables float peacefully overhead at the incredibly romantic Heritage Inn Balloon Festival.

When: Wednesday, September 21st – 25th
Where: MacLeod Tr SW, High River
Time: See times here
Cost: FREE

TAKE A SELF-GUIDED FALL FOLIAGE TOUR OF ALBERTA

One of our favourite things about the fall months? Look at all the stunning foliage! Now we may be biased here, but one of the best places in the country to see the leaves do their thing is here in Alberta, but you can be the judge of that for yourselves! Check out the link above for the best times of year to see the trees come to life!

TEE OFF AT LAUNCHPAD GOLF

Modelled after TopGolf in the States, Launchpad is the first of its kind in all of Canada. This season, grab a drink, a date, and some grub then tee off from one of their bays.

Where: Mickelson National Golf Club – 34122 East Harmony Trail
Cost: $70+

WALK HAND IN HAND THROUGH NIKKA YUKO GARDEN

Lethbridge’s Iconic Japanese Garden is one of the most beautiful places in all of North America – and they’ve got the awards to prove it. This fall, grab someone’s hand and wander through fields of flowers, trees and beautifully cut grass of Nikka Yuko.

Where: Corner of 9th Ave S &, Mayor Magrath Dr. S, Lethbridge
Cost: $8+

SCREAM Y0UR WAY THROUGH HAUNTED CALGARY 

Couples who scream together, stay together… we think? 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: Saturday, October 1st – November 4th
Where:260300 Writing Creek Cres, Balzac
Time: 6 pm – 10 pm
Cost: $10+

‘FALL’ FOR HARVEST LIGHTS

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, giving you and your loved one more time to 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: Fridays-Sundays until October 31st
Where: 284022 Township Rd 224, Rocky Mountain County
Time: until 9:30 pm
Cost:: $19.95 +

There you have it, friends. No matter your style, we hope you enjoyed our list of 15 wonderfully romantic date ideas for fall in Calgary. Enjoy!