In case you’ve been living under a rock, Valentine’s Day is today. Don’t panic, we have your back. We know that coming up with a fun date idea can be stressful. That's why we came up with 11 things for you and your lover to do this Valentine's Day in Calgary. You can thank us later.
Today is the day of love. If you haven’t made plans yet, then we are here to help you avoid that awkward last-minute talk with your partner!
While going out for dinner in the city is always a nice fall-back idea, it’s been done before. It's time to get creative.
Fortunately for the unorganized among us, Calgary has no shortage of things to do on this romantic day of love.
We've done the internet browsing for you, and we have compiled a list of last-minute Valentine's Day date ideas in Calgary that are too good to pass up.
From the totally romantic, to the nice and casual, this list has it all. Some of these activities even involve your fur baby and we consider that a massive win for everyone!
We've already done the hard part for you, now all you have to do is ask your Valentine out.
Visit The Space Exhibit At Contemporary Calgary
Address: 701 11th St. SW., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: There is an unreal exhibit going on in Calgary that will let you get up-close-and-personal with the moon. You always say you love your significant other to the moon and back, why not prove it?!
GLOW Winter Festival
When: Friday, February 14 to Sunday, February 16
Address: Stephen Ave., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Christmas is over but the magic of the holiday season doesn’t have to be. This gorgeous light show will bring you great drinks, food, and epic activities including axe throwing. It’s totally romantic.
Go Tubing At WinSport Tube Park
Address: 88 Canada Olympic Rd. S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This is for all the adrenaline junkies out there. This tube park in Calgary is so much fun and you need to try it before the winter season is over. Plus, it’s the perfect excuse to hold your significant other tightly as you go zooming down the hill.
Watch The Beautiful Alberta Ballet
Price: Starting at $60
When: Friday, February 14 to Saturday, February 15
Address: 1415 14 Ave. N.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: If you’ve never been to the ballet, now is your chance. The gorgeous Alberta Ballet is coming to Calgary this Valentine’s Day weekend. The elegant performance is a romantic way to spend an evening and there are still tickets available.
Go To The Central Library V-Day Escape Room
When: Friday, February 14
Address: 800 3 St. SE., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: The Calgary library is doing an escape room for one day only. Get trapped in a room with your loved one and put your brains to the test. Think you have what it takes to escape?
Snowshoeing At Bow Habitat Station
Address: 1440 17a St. S.E., Calgary AB
Why You Need To Go: The winter season is almost over so enjoy it while you can. Bow Habitat Station has snowshoe rentals for you and your partner so there's no need to bring your own. Grab a coffee and your lover's hand and go for a walk. It’s intimate and totally romantic.
Sip Hot Cocoas At The Hot Chocolate Festival
Price: $5 and up
When: Now until Saturday, February 29
Address: Various locations
Why You Need To Go: There are 85 places in Calgary taking part in this delicious festival. From PB+J hot chocolate to heart-shaped marshmallow-topped drinks, this event has all you need this Valentine’s Day.
Dog Walk To Cold Garden
Address: 1100 11 St. S.E., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: Your fur baby should be a part of your Valentine’s Day plans too. You love them after all, don’t you? Cold Garden is a dog-friendly brewery that all three of you can enjoy. Just be sure to put Fido on a leash.
Visit A Selfie Studio
Address: 200 118 8 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This selfie studio in the city has 30 different backdrops that are all totally Instagram worthy. You and your lover can do an adorable photoshoot for two on this special day of romance.
Stroll Through Devonian Gardens
Address: 400 317 17 Ave. S.W., Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: The indoor gardens are gorgeous and it houses over 500 different types of trees and 50 types of plants. You and your lover will feel like you’re in a tropical climate without having to travel far or spend any money.
Late Night Dim Sum
Price: Starts at $5.29
Address: 233 Centre St. S.W. #201, Calgary, AB
Why You Need To Go: This epic dim sum spot in the city is open until 4 a.m. It’s super cheap and you and your lover can get a late-night snack.