Valentine’s Day is highly anticipated every year. For some, it's romantic and exciting. For others, not so much. For those of us that are single, we often feel like there is nothing to do on V-Day. Luckily, that is so far from the truth. Our city has some amazing things to do if you’re single in Edmonton on Valentine’s Day. From bakeries to shows, there is so much going on and honestly, you’ll be happy you’re doing it alone or with a group of friends.
A day filled with red, pink, and roses is just around the corner.
If you are like a large majority of the population and happen to find yourself single on this day of love, no worries. We've got you covered.
Edmonton has some amazing things to do on any given day and Valentine’s Day is no exception.
To make sure that you get the most out of this day, we compiled a list of 11 super fun things to do in the city.
From game rooms and plays to cocktails in hidden bars, all of these activities are way better than going out on a dinner date.
Being single on Valentine’s Day doesn’t have to be a bummer. Gather your friends, or yourself, and hit the town.
You deserve a great night.
Solve A Valentine’s Murder
When: Friday, February 14
Address: Sawmill Restaurant, 4810 Calgary Tr. S., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a dead body. This 1920s inspired murder mystery party is the perfect way to spend a night you won't soon forget. Put your mind to the test and see if you can crack the case.
Watch Romeo And Juliet
When: Friday, February 14
Address: Metro Cinema, 8712 109 St. N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: This classic Shakespeare play is about two star-crossed lovers who die in the end. How romantic! Metro Cinema is doing a special showing of the movie and it's the perfect evening activity.
Get A Treat At La Boule Patisserie And Bakery
Price: $4 and up
Address: 8020 101 St. N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: This little bakery is like stepping into Paris. From pastries to amazing lattes, this cafe will literally make you feel like you’re in Europe and far away from any exes or crushes you want to avoid.
Take Part In A Seance
Address: 1920 St., Fort Edmonton Park, Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Hear us out. We love all things spooky and mysterious and at Fort Edmonton Park, you can experience a paranormal phenomenon like no other. It’s a re-creation of a late 1800s spiritualist meeting. Just prepare yourself for a wild ride.
Play All The Arcade Games
Address: 1725 99 St. N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: The REC Room has everything you need to distract yourself from Valentine’s Day. From classic pinball to Pac Man, this building has everything to keep you busy and have a blast.
Check Out Some Dinos
Address: 9810 103a Ave. N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: It’s not your typical Valentine’s Day idea which means you could have the building pretty much to yourself. Take all the time you want and learn about some pretty epic dinosaurs. You’ll seriously feel like a kid again.
Eat So Many High Tea Goodies At The Art of Cake
Address: 11811 105 Ave. N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: There are some amazing high tea places in Edmonton that will leave you feeling like you’re in London. Be your own Valentine’s Day date and get yourself a macaroon, tiny triangle sandwich, and some of the best tea you can handle.
Go To The International Festival Of Winter Cinema
When: Friday, February 7 to Monday, February 17, 2020
Address: Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Rd. N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: There is nothing wrong with going to a movie by yourself. In fact, it’s better since no one can distract you. Skip your average theatre and hit up this theatre made entirely of snow. It’s so Canadian it hurts.
Buy Cheap Candy
Address: 16930 107 Ave. N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: There is an Edmonton candy shop that gives out discounts when it’s cold. The discount directly matches the current weather so if it’s -28 C, you will get 28% off. Why wait for someone else to buy you a sweet treat?
Address: 10150A 82 Ave. N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Valentine’s Day is all about pink and red. Why not go purple? Yelo’d Bake Shoppe is an amazing dessert place that is literally all purple. From their desserts to their drinks, everything is a gorgeous shade of violet and you need to go.
Have A Secret Drink At A Secret Spot
Address: 10344 102 St. N.W., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Treat yourself to a well-deserved cocktail but skip the crowds. Not many people know about this hidden bar is behind a bookcase and it has a massive cocktail menu with your name on it.