Some of these ideas might not be perfect for brand new couples, as skydiving is a little bit of an aggressive activity for your first date, but if you and your partner have been going out for ages and want to mix things up then take a browse through the exhilarating experiences we’ve listed below.
Challenge yourself to try something new and face your fears instead of just grabbing dinner and seeing a movie with your partner this weekend.
Take a class at The Atlantic School of Skydiving
What better way to break the ice than to jump out of a plane on the first date…right? Well, maybe not the first date. Experience an insane rush with your significant other and a *very* experienced guide at the Atlantic School of Skydiving by free falling thousands of feet above Maitland, just outside Halifax
Get tatted at the 11th Maritime Tattoo Festival
Create memories that will literally last a lifetime at the 11th Maritime Tattoo Festival next month from May 20th to the 22nd. Artists from all over the world will converge on the Halifax Forum for a three-day celebration of tattoo and piercing art, with tickets starting at only $15 each! Check out your admission options here.
Conquer your fear of heights and go Zip Lining
Abandon all common sense and hurl yourself along a thin metal cord 1,100 feet long above the lush wilderness of Pictou County at Anchors Above Ziplining this summer! The only company of it’s kind in Nova Scotia, try their two ziplines which stand six and ten stories high respectively for a date you’ll never forget because you’ll probably vomit at some point.
For an extreme weekend away from the city, drive out to Hants County during the beginning of May with bae and embark on a Tidal Bore Rafting tour along the Shubenacadie River. Book a romantic overnight stay at the Rafters Ridge Cottages nearby, and enjoy the region’s gorgeous scenery in between rafting trips.
Learn to kite surf on Martinique Beach
If surfing alone has lost its thrill, then try adding a kite to the mix because why not? Take your date to a class at the Halifax Surf School this school, and spend a romantic day on the water learning how to both fly and surf simultaneously.
Play some high-intensity Bubble Soccer
Get a group of couples together and organise a massive game of Bubble Soccer, in which players get into a giant inflatable plastic shield and go nuts tackling one another while also trying to seem like semi-capable athletes.
Establish your need for speed at Kartbahn Indoor Racing
Help your date channel their inner road rage by duelling it out Fast and Furious style on the track at Khartbahn Indoor Racing at Otter Lake Court - they also have laser tag!
Take a cycling tour of the South Shore
For a more long-term romantic getaway, pedal down to the South Shore and embark on a massive bike trip along the coastline. Join Pedal & Sea adventures as they take clients along a six-day cycling tour through the beautiful landscapes of Peggy’s Cove, Lunenburg, Liverpool, Shelburne and more!
Go rock climbing at Seven Bays
Head over to this indoor North End Bouldering facility for an awesome afternoon of climbing! Not only can you get a delicious espresso drink or craft beer and a snack with your date, but after you’re finished eating head over to the indoor bouldering wall and challenge yourselves to try something new.