They say that summer is the season of love, but we disagree because what’s cuter than several months of twinkling lights, ice skating and drinking hot chocolate? Unfortunately, on days like today, it’s far too chilly to enjoy the outdoors but don’t fret! We’ve put together a list of super cute indoor date ideas for a chilly winter day in Calgary – so you don’t freeze your butts off.

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Greta Bar


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Some of your fondest memories were made playing SEGA, Wii or Nintendo. Why not make one more? At GRETA, you can have a beer, talk a little and then kick each other’s butts during one of their many, many games. After all, who doesn’t love a little healthy competition?

Where: 213 10 Ave SW, Calgary

Hexagon Boardgame Cafe 

You never truly know someone until you’ve played opposite them in a game of Monopoly. This winter, check out the Hexagon Boardgame Cafe, where couples can have a coffee, a laugh … and put their entire relationship to the test. How romantic!

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

Calgary Rock Climbing

Whether it’s your first date or your 100th, the Calgary Climbing Centre is the perfect spot to get to know each other a little better. From exercising support and encouraging one another – cheer for and challenge your special someone to reach the top, or crush a previous record. This place is a ton of fun.

Where: See locations above
Cost: $22

Online Cocktail-Making Classes

From Argentina to France, New York and Canada, some of the world’s best offer educational (and delicious) cocktail-making classes through Airbnb’s online experiences. The couple who learns together stays together! 

Freestyle Social Club

Miss hitting the range? This winter, check out the Freestyle Social Club, where regardless of the weather, you and your partner will be able to hit a few balls on their simulators and have a couple of drinks.

Where: 119 12 Ave SW, Calgary
Cost: $45+

Calgary Flames

Noting can bring two people closer together like cheering for the same team. This winter, grab a hand, a jersey and a beer – then hit the dome for a night of fights, fun and fandom – win or lose!

When: Various dates
Where: 555 Saddledome Rise SE
Cost: Varies

Banff 360° Dome

Outdoor… but indoor! This winter treat each other to a romantic meal in Fairmont’s 360° Dome dining room – an unbeatable private venue with unreal food and a spectacular view. Located on their Upper Garden Terrace, the dome will feature a gourmet brunch, afternoon charcuterie, and an extravagant 5-course menu. Check out the pricing above!

When: Year-round
Where: 405 Spray Avenue Banff, AB
Time: See times above
Cost: $125+

Candlelight Concert

Featuring talented musicians and hundreds of brightly lit wicks, Calgarians can enjoy a beautiful Candlelight Concert at various venues all over Calgary. With new events every month – several times a month – you’re bound to find something you can enjoy with your special someone. Get your tickets now and enjoy!

When: Various dates in January
Where: Various locations
Time: various times
Cost: $29+

Calgary Speakeasy

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

Where: Click the link above for our picks

Studio Bell

Love music? This winter hit Calgary’s iconic National Music Centre and explore five incredible floors of exhibits, fun and facts. Check out the link above for more information!

Where: 850 4 St SE, Calgary, AB
Cost: $21.50

And there you have it! 10 indoor date ideas perfect for a chilly winter day in Calgary. Enjoy!