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When we scheduled a week in Calgary, Alberta we had no idea what to expect. We were so pleasantly surprised to find tons of unique things to do in Calgary! We were there with our son, but we kept saying that this or that activity would have made the perfect date night.
So here I am, living vicariously through you!
Interested in some romantic things to do in Calgary? Here are the most unique date night ideas for YYC!
Yep, axe throwing! BATL is the original home of axe throwing, and they’ve perfected the sport. Schedule a time to meet a coach and spend an hour or so throwing axes toward (and hopefully hitting) targets down fenced-off lanes in their super safe redesigned warehouse. Nothing will help you and your partner feel closer than to share such a new, unique experience together! Get a thrill and share a laugh at BATL!
Contact or Visit: 2151 32nd St. NE, Unit 80 Calgary, AB (587) 747-7606
Aren’t boats so romantic? Go on this river cruise to take in the historic and modern architecture of Calgary and see it from a beautiful angle. If you’re lucky you might get a cuddle to protect against a windy day!
Contact or Visit: 2526 Sable Dr. SE Calgary, AB (403) 637-3080
Take your date on a night you’ll both love: painting with wine! My husband and I don’t drink, but even visiting Vin Gogh for a couple’s painting night with soda would be fun. You get to tease and learn a new activity while expressing yourselves. There’s no better way to understand someone’s heart and soul than through art!
Contact or Visit: 118-7004 MacLeod Trail SE Calgary, AB (403) 512-5290
You’re sure to hear about Fiasco Gelato as soon as you step into Calgary. Fiasco is more than a great spot for a sweet treat: it’s also deeply dedicated to helping the community. You can feel good about what you’re eating and who you’re supporting when you visit Fiasco! Although they are crazy busy making enough gelato to send all over Canada, their flagship store in Calgary also houses a gelato cafe just so they can be even more accessable to locals. There are 3 main ways to enjoy this local treat: simply come for desert, take an official warehouse tour (which comes with tons of samples!), or sign up for one of their Gelato Academy nights. During Gelato Academy you and your partner will learn the history of and how to make gelato, share wine and charcuterie plates, and design your own gelato flavor! Each pair is sent home with 4 pints of your custom flavor, and trading among couples is included. So we’re talking education, wine, cheese, gelato, and fun… That sounds like the perfect couple’s night to me!
Contact or Visit: 221 19 Street SE Calgary, AB (403) 452 3150
River Valley Adventure in Calgary operates tons of sporty tours around Calgary! Biking, snowshoeing, rafting, paddle boarding, and, of course, segway! A couple’s tour of Calgary on segways is one of the most fun ways to see the city. Think outside of the box and enjoy this fun way to get to know someone else and YYC!
Contact or Visit: 403-970-7347, https://www.rivervalleyadventure.com/
What better way is there to skip forward in understanding someone than to have dinner in pitch black? Oh my goodness, it’s an amazing experience! When there’s no distractions from phones, other diners, or decor you’re forced to focus on the food and the person sitting across from you. OOoooooooh tres romantic!
Contact or Visit: 731 6 Ave. S.W. Calgary, AB (403) 287-1427
Drop in on dance classes any Wednesday or Thursday to learn to two-step and then head back on Friday or line dancing! All dance classes include drink passes and tons of fun. You’ll love learning such a fun, energetic dance with someone else!
Contact or Visit: 9615 MacLeod Trail South Calgary, AB, (403) 253-1100
If you’re in Calgary you’ve seen the famous red-topped Calgary Tower. It’s so synonymous with Calgary it’s almost cliche, but have you actually been there? As soon as you step off the elevator you’re greeted by a glass-bottom floor. It’s sure to give you a bit of a fright, as well as a super unique view of the downtown traffic underneath you! What better way to experience such a unique feeling and a new view of your city than with a loved one?
Contact or Visit: 101 9 Ave SW, Calgary, AB (403) 781-8518
I hope you’ve been able to find some romantic things to do in YYC. Enjoy your date night in Calgary!
This post was sponsored by Calgary Tourism. All opinions are my own.