Valentine's Day in YYC // 8 Date Ideas for You and Your Boo
Valentine’s Day is coming up quick!
Need some ideas? Here are some awesome things to do in Calgary (or surrounding area) this year!
The Nordic spa is so beautiful this time of year. Beware of those lines though! Take your boo during the week so you can skip those weekend waiting times (up to 5 hours!).
2. Candlelit Picnic
Candles, pie, and hot chocolate. Its a win-win for everyone involved. Too cold outside? Set up this intimate date inside with some soft lighting and gentle music playing in the background! Wanna go above and beyond? Surprise your boo and make them a beautiful dinner all by yourself!
3. Go dancing!
Spend the night in jamming to your favourite tunes, or take your date out on a night on the town! Want to get fancy? Go to the Valentine Ball in Calgary!
4. Movie Night at The Grand
Don’t just take your date to cineplex on Valentine’s day. Please. It lacks originality, and plus it’s going to be so busy anyways, you won’t even get any special time with your boo. Look at some similar alternatives, like why not go see Chocolat at the Grand this Valentine’s Day!
5. Cooking Class
Show your boo what you’re made of! Take them to a cooking class to show off your culinary skill, or be silly and have fun messing around in the kitchen. My top two suggestions? Sunterra or SAIT!
6. The Winter Light Festival
It’s the second annual GLOW Winter Light Festival this Valentine’s Day! Take your boo downtown and snuggle up nice and close while you walk around different public spaces, all with unique and interesting light installations or theatrical experiences. Best part? It’s free!
7. Ice Skating
Do something active! There are so many outdoor rinks in Calgary available for you and your boo to have a romantic lil skate.
Here are some rinks you could go to:
• Prince’s Island Park – 10:00am to 9:00pm
• Olympic Plaza – 10:00am to 9:00pm
• Big Marlborough Park – 5:00am to 11:00pm daily
• Bowness Park Lagoon – 5:00am to 11:00pm daily
• Carburn Park – 11:00am to 11:00pm daily
• Prairie Winds Park – 10:00am to 10:00pm
• Thomson Family Park – 10:00am to 9:00pm
8. Plan a weekend getaway
Dude. Airbnb it up. Nothing is more romantic than a weekend getaway with your significant other. Plus you don’t even have to go very far - there are so many cute and affordable cabins in Bragg Creek and surrounding area!
Pin the images below to save this date inspiration for later! (Or send it to your boo to give them that not so subtle hint!)