The little but lovable mountain town of Banff is definitely one of the most romantic spots in Canada. If it could be described in one word, it would be "cozy", which means that it's totally the best place to bring your bae for your next anniversary or birthday (or heck, even just because!).
If you're not a corny romantic noob like myself, you may find it hard to come up with creative date ideas that will impress your date. Well, have no fear, because we've come up with a list of 9 super romantic date ideas for when you next find yourself in the sweet little town of Banff, Alberta.
1. Stay a night at the Fairmont Banff Springs hotel.
Want to treat your S.O. like the king or queen they truly are? This castle-like hotel is guaranteed to make you feel like royalty. It's nestled right into the town of Banff, which means it has gorgeous mountain views and it's only a few minutes away from the main strip!
2. Road trip to Lake Louise or Moraine Lake and canoe on the blue water.
If you want to channel The Notebook vibes, you should definitely get out onto the gorgeous water and have a romantic canoeing date. The rates are a little expensive, but it's worth it for an absolutely unforgettable close-up view of the infamous Lake Louise and Moraine Lake.
3. Go for steak and fondue at Grizzly House.
Two of the best things in the world - steak and cheese fondue - because sometimes you just need to indulge yourself (and your date)! Nestled into the cozy A-frame cabin restaurant, it will be a super romantic evening, and it's the perfect way to unwind after a day of activities in town!
4. Unwind at Banff Upper Hot Springs.
Does your bae need an escape from reality and all the stresses and worries of everyday life? Take them to Banff's hot springs and their stress is sure to melt away with the steaming water and view of the glowing mountains. It's also perfect for photos!
5. Go on a hike and conquer Tunnel Mountain together.
Even if you've never hiked in your life, the Tunnel Mountain is a beginner level hike that you can definitely conquer. And the views? Rewarding as HECK. You will be greeted at the top by panoramic views of the town of Banff and the surrounding mountains.
6. Go shopping along the main strip.
Sometimes all you need is a little retail therapy, and there's nothing better than strolling along the main strip hand-in-hand with your partner while browsing the unique stores. And hey, maybe you can even buy a little something for bae to make the day extra special?
7. Fly high over Banff National Park on a helicopter tour.
Has your bf/gf always wanted to take a helicopter ride but has never gotten around to it? What better way to surprise them than with a helitour in one of the most gorgeous places in the world - Banff. They're sure to squeal with happiness and disbelief when you tell them!
8. Drive around exploring all the hidden gems in Banff National Park.
What's better than a good old-fashioned road trip? It's super intimate, super cozy, and it's the perfect way to get out exploring on a budget. Want to up your game even further? Wait until sunset and load up with blankets, pillows, and snacks for a night of stargazing in the mountains. Bonus points if you get to see some wildlife!
9. Go glamping or camping at Two Jack Lakeside Campground.
Whether you like creature comforts like mattresses and shelter, or whether you're more about the natural vibes of true camping, the campsite at Two Jack Lakeside Campground has everything you're looking for. It's situated beside one of the most gorgeous lakes in Alberta to boot!