Date Night in Edmonton: Winter Edition

Jan 10, 2024

Winter's chill can't cool the flames of romance. Hand in hand, even through woolly mittens, the sparks fly. Need first date ideas, spice for your outings, or romantic weekend plans? Your guide is here!

Explore a World-Class Culinary Scene

Then, Stop for a Cocktail

Snowshoe and Stargaze at Elk Island

Escape the city and snowshoe side by side as you gaze upon the countless stars in our galaxy! The Snowshoe and Stargaze Experience at Elk Island National Park will take your breath away. A friendly park interpreter will be happy to third-wheel in the heart of the Beaver Hills Dark Sky Preserve. You may even see a bison poke its head out from between the trees. Plan your future together while you munch on s'mores and sip hot chocolate by the campfire.

Glide Across the Ice

Take Your Love to New Heights

Take a Distillery Tour

Surprise your date with a tour and spirit tasting at Edmonton's very first distillery! Strathcona Spirits is the smallest distillery in North America, but the small-batch gin and vodka produced here packs a punch. Introduce yourself to the stills, the process, and the history of this Edmonton original. The tour is a quick one, leaving plenty of time to hop over to one of the many Old Strathcona restaurants.

Get a Little Artsy

Flora and Fauna at the Muttart

Get Jazzy at the Yardbird Suite

Prove that you're one cool cat with an outing to the Yardbird Suite. Here, you'll find the performance venue of the Edmonton Jazz Society – this joint presents the best in local, national and international jazz & blues. You'll find a unique experience in an intimate atmosphere every weekend between the middle of September and the end of June. They’re bringing sax-y back!

Celestial Romance

Sparks fly at Telus World of Science

Dark Matters at Telus World of Science

If you think Telus World of Science is just for kids, then listen up. Dark Matters is an 18+ event featuring food, a bar and a live DJ (so get those party pants ready). Each Dark Matters event has a different theme with a variety of activities. Don't miss the hands-on science experiments, games, galleries and provocative talks by local experts.

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