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12 Romantic Date Ideas You Can Take Your S/O On This Winter In Calgary

Cuffing season is upon us, and love is in the air. It seems that this time of year is when many of us begin seeking out a significant other - someone to take to our work and family parties, binge Netflix with, and of course, do all those corny and cute things that couples do during the holidays.

If you do have a significant other this winter season, and you're wondering what exactly the two of you should be doing, let this list be your guide! We've gotten all the best winter-themed date ideas for the two of you to enjoy, and then some:


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Christmas may be over for another year, but you've still got time to check out the infamous Zoolights! The bright lights will be lit for you to check out until January 5th, so if you haven't paid them a visit yet, you'll want to ASAP! Now that there's finally some snow on the ground, you'll have even better photo ops, and feel even more festive during your visit.

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Skiing or Snowboarding at WinSport

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Although some people may not consider this "romantic", for those of you who are or are dating an athletic person, then you'll definitely love this date! It's no secret that you can find a ton of great ski hills here in Alberta. If you don't have time to leave Calgary though, that's no problem! WinSport is located within city limits and has a great hill, as well as plenty of other fun winter activities for you and yours to enjoy.

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Lions Festival of Lights

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Yet another Christmas lights display that should be on your radar is the Lion's Festival of Lights. This one is particularly great if money is an issue, as it will cost you absolutely nothing to enjoy the beautiful show. With over 450,000 bulbs, it's the largest FREE drive-by Christmas lights showcase in the city. You can take in the sights from the warmth of your car, or get out and take a walk around.

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Skating in Olympic Plaza

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There are a ton of places for you to go on a skate date in Calgary, but I'd say that Olympic Plaza is arguably the cream of the crop. Skating in this beautiful rink is totally free and provides an awesome view of downtown while you hit the ice. If you don't have skates of your own, they offer rentals as well!

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Watch a Calgary Flames Game

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If you have yet to experience the energy of a Calgary Flames game, you're definitely missing out. Whether you go because you're an actual fan, you just like hockey fights, or because you enjoy getting drunk off of the 'dome foam, you can always expect to be entertained at the Saddledome.

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Take a Road Trip to Lake Louise

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Ok so... this one's not technically in Calgary, but with the experience, you'll have during your visit, you shouldn't even be mad about it. Lake Louise is easily one of the most beautiful spots in Alberta, if not Canada. The crystal blue waters look amazing no matter if you're canoeing through them, or looking down on them from the top of a mountain.

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Check out the YYC Hot Chocolate Fest

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In my opinion, one of the best things to do on a cold winter day is to grab a sweet, hot drink, and relax away from the cold. Sure, you could head to the Starbucks down the block, or you could try some of the drinks available in Calgary during the YYC Hot Chocolate Fest! During the month of February, an abundance of restaurants around the city create tasty hot chocolate concoctions, and it's your job to make your way around, try them all, and vote for your favourites.

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Go snowshoeing in Bragg Creek

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Another fun spot to explore that's not too far from Calgary is Bragg Creek. Hiking may be more difficult in the winter, but if you want to get outside and hit the trails, why not try some snowshoeing? It's the perfect way for you to get some fresh air, get in a workout, and take in the seriously amazing views that we have around us.

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Spruce Meadows Christmas Lights

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We all know that Christmas lights are one of the best parts of the holiday season, so we were sure to include all your options on this list. The Spruce Meadows Christmas Lights will be up until January 6th, and did we mention that admission is also totally free? What are you waiting for - check them out before they're gone for another year!

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Relax in the Banff Upper Hot Springs

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A day in the mountains is relaxing enough as is, but what about a day in the hot springs... in the mountains? Sounds ideal to us! The Banff Upper Hot Springs are just a short drive away from Calgary, are totally affordable to get in, and provide quality relaxation with an even better view. What else could you possibly ask for?!

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Explore the Ice Castles in Edmonton

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The astounding Ice Castles that take over Hawrelak Park in Edmonton every year are worth the drive, trust us. This year's display is expected to open on January 4th, so come the new year you'll be able to take in this truly marvellous sight. Tickets range in price depending on the day, but are usually under $20, and are well worth every penny. It's the perfect spot to snap a romantic winter photo with your boo, and get away from Calgary for the day!

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Visit the Johnston Canyon Ice Walk

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If you do choose to go to Banff this winter, another spot that you and your s/o HAVE to check out is Johnston Canyon. It's definitely a popular tourist destination, but when you take it in for yourself, you'll understand why. The frozen waterfalls are a sight to behold, and the path that leads you around the canyon is easy enough for even the least experienced hikers! Be sure to bundle up - it can get quite cold.

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