I know from personal experience that it is easy enough to get into the habit of spending your winters on the couch, snuggled up in a fuzzy blanket, eating snacks and binge-watching Netflix. It's routine, it's comfortable, and not to mention, it's warm. We all know how brutal those Alberta snowstorms can be.
One thing I've learned, though, is that you can't let the weather get in the way of your life. In the summer, chances are you'll be complaining about the heat, and begging to be inside with the air conditioning, and some ice cold water. Just because it's cold outside, and there's snow on the ground doesn't mean you need to go into hibernation; you're not a bear.
Luckily for you, Alberta is a province that's full of beautiful sights, and lots of things to do. Unfortunately, these things might not always be within your budget, but that's why websites like Groupon exist; so that you can enjoy yourself, even when you're balling on a budget.
Don't let the cold get the best of you this winter. Try an activity you've always wanted to, like an escape room, touring a brewery, or treating yourself to a relaxing day at the spa in the float tank. Your options are endless, it's just a matter of getting out of bed, and taking advantage of them.
What places would you like to check out this December?
For Restaurant and Bar Groupons, click "Next".
Little India // Edmonton
Treat yourself to an authentic Indian dinner to keep warm this winter. We've heard that the buffet is amazing, and you get a lot of bang for your buck. Groupon offers two deals for this restaurant, one for lunch and one for dinner.
Original Price: $30 (dinner for two adults)
Minhas Micro Brewery // Calgary
Minhas is a super popular Calgary brewery, with not only a great drinks menu, but also great food options. Keep warm and joyful this winter with a great offer from Groupon; a tour for two with two empty growlers and one 12 inch pizza.
Original Price: $50 for four rounds of mini golf
Sweet Mango // Edmonton
Enjoy a taste of modern Asian Cuisine at Sweet Mango this Winter. We've heard that both the food, and the service are phenomenal, so throw in a nice discount from Groupon, and things will be even better.
Koto Sushi Lounge // Calgary
Koto Sushi is known for not only it's great service, but also for it's quality food and generous portions. Groupon is offering you a $50 coupon to put towards your meal, for just $28.
Original Price: $50
The Baking Shops Creative Sweets // Edmonton
Has your sweet tooth been calling extra loud lately? Then you'll want to take advantage of this super sweet deal. Save up to 68% on a dozen assorted cupcakes, no matter what the occasion is.
Original Price: $42 for 12 assorted premium cupcakes
For Fun Activity Groupons, click "Next".
The Original Paint Nite // Calgary
Looking to cure your winter blues? Grab your friends and head to your next local paint night and enjoy some drinks. Groupon is offering over 30% off, on packages of one, two, or four vouchers!
Original Price: $90 for two vouchers
Monster Mini Golf // Calgary
This place takes mini golf to a new level. Play all 18 holes of fun filled mini golf for 50% off with one of Groupons super great deals. Not only is this the perfect date idea for you or your boo or best friend, it'll also look super great on your IG feed.
Original Price: $50 for four rounds of mini golf
Impulse Escape Rooms // Red Deer
Escape rooms have become super popular lately, so here's another one to add to your bucket list. Groupon is offering an insane deal with up to 49% off game admission for you and all your friends.
Original Price: $100
VR Experience Centre // Edmonton
VR Experiences have also been taking off as of late, and now's your chance to join the hype at a super great price. If you find yourself in Edmonton, head to the VR Experience Centre and save up to 42%.
Original Price: $28 for two tickets
Ludic Zouk // Edmonton
Always wanted to learn how to partner dance? Now's your chance. Head to Ludic Zouk on Wednesday evenings at 7:30 for lessons in hip hop, pop, and lyrical. Groupon is offering up to 68% off, which is a deal that you'll want to take advantage of.
Original Price: $80 for three dance classes for two adults
For Spas and Salon Groupons, click "Next".
Rapha Acupuncture & Massage Clinic // Calgary
December can be a stressful month for a lot of people, so there's no time like the present to treat yourself to some acupuncture to help relax and destress. Groupon is offering an insane discount of 73% for you to enjoy.
Original Price: $110
Shine Beauty Studio // Calgary
Calgary is full of wonderful salons and spas, but there's no better place for a microdermabrasion session than at Shine Beauty Studio. If you've always wanted to try it, but have held back because of the price, take advantage of this awesome Groupon deal.
Original Price: $85 for one session
Concrete Blonde // Fort Saskatchewan
If the holiday season isn't reason enough to treat yourself, then what is? Now is the perfect time to get a fresh new 'do, and Concrete Blonde has just the deal for you. No matter if you're after just a simple haircut, or a full head of highlights, Groupon's got you covered.
Regular Price: $140 for a wash and style with full highlights
Sukha Shack // Edmonton
With all the giving you'll be doing this season, it's important that you remember to give back to yourself. Massages can be expensive, but with this Groupon deal, you'll be able to afford to give yourself a gift, as well as everyone else on your Christmas list.
Original Price: $88 for a one hour energetic healing massage
Float Remedy // St. Albert
Float tanks are another great way to forget all your stresses this holiday season. They can be kind of pricey, but again, Groupons got you covered. Whether you're after a solo float, or a float date, there's an option for you.
Original Price: $59 for a 60 minute session
For Getaway Groupons, click "Next".
Windtower Lodge & Suites // Canmore
Hoping to enjoy a Rocky Mountain getaway this winter? Head to Canmore and spend a few nights at the Windtower Lodge & Suites. They offer a hot buffet breakfast, and are located super close to Banff National Park.
Original Price: $163/night
Embassy Suites by Hilton // Niagara Falls
Heading across the country this December? Why not spend a few nights at the Embassy Suites in Niagara Falls. Not only are the views incredible, the hotel itself is very luxurious as well.
Original Price: $194/night
Cap Tremblant // Quebec
If you're looking to explore mountains that aren't in the Rockies, head to Quebec and stay a few nights at Cap Tremblant, which is located at an altitude of 1,200 feet and provides stunning views of the lakes, forests, and mountains of Quebec.
Original Price: $189/night
Brushbuck Wildlife Tours // Montana
Are you the outdoorsy type? Take a trip to Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks to admire the gorgeous wildlife and landscape. Take advantage of the great Groupon deal before it's too late.
Original Price: $125
Royalton Resort // Punta Cana
If Canadian winters are too much for you, pack your bags and head to Punta Cana. The gorgeous white sand beaches, clear blue water, and all-inclusive food and drinks will ensure you have the vacation of a lifetime.
Original Price: $1,498