Winter may be cold and dark, but it can also be cute and cozy if you're in the right mindset. Though, you do need to get a little more creative with activities and outings in the winter since just chilling outside isn't always an option. Luckily, we've rounded up 18 winter date ideas in Calgary to keep your romance alive or stoke new flames all through the colder months.\nThis list is your guide for winter dates in Calgary so you and your boo can find the perfect bonding activity. From outdoor adventures to cozy indoor fun, you'll find something on this list to suit any mood and any weather forecast.\nCalgary isn't exactly known for its warm winter temperatures, so it can be easy to fall into a boring indoor routine heavily featuring Netflix during the darker months.\nWe support a good amount of movie-watching and chilling, but we also want you to make the most of all the romance Calgary has to offer.\nPlan the perfect date with your S/O, charm a new match, or bring your BFF on an unforgettable romantic friend date if you're not about the dating scene right now. Here are 18 romantic winter date ideas in YYC. Enjoy!\nZoo Lights\nPrice: $19.95\nWhen: Until Saturday, January 4\nAddress: 210 St. George's Dr. NE., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: There is something so adorable about Christmas and all of those cute qualities are captured perfectly at the Zoo Lights. Sip hot chocolate and explore the zoo after hours with your boo. The entire place is dressed to the nines in Christmas lights and decorations.\n View this post on Instagram Just a couple of party animals 🦁 A post shared by Melanie Cramer (@melaniekcramer) on Dec 22, 2015 at 10:29pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nDog Sledding In Canmore\nPrice: $175 to $205 per person for two hours\nWhen: Until Monday, April 6\nAddress: 113 302 Old Canmore Rd., Canmore, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Can you think of anything cuter than cozying up with your mate in a dogsled and being whisked through the Rockies by a team of sled dogs? We sure can't. Join Mad Dogs & Englishmen Expeditions Inc. for an unforgettable journey in the mountains this winter.\n View this post on Instagram • What an incredible experience 🏔❄️🐕🐾 #bravingtheelements #fifteenbelow #spaylake #maddogscanmore #sleddogs #sleddogtours #bucketlistticked #boxingday2018 #canada #canmore #banff #thegowanscanadianadventure @banff_lakelouise A post shared by Mr & Mrs Gowans (@the_gowans_canadian_adventure) on Dec 27, 2018 at 9:34pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nSpend the Day at Glenbow Museum\nPrice: $18\nAddress: 130 9 Ave. SE., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Calgary is home to a truly remarkable museum and it is definitely worth a visit. Stroll around with your S/O and exercise those creative muscles.\n View this post on Instagram Places where you can find me: under the stars, nature... anywhere that involves art, coffee and laughter. 📍 Wait, and food! Gotta have food.😋 ✨ ✨ ✨ #glenbowmuseum #art #loveart #hexaco #MEMENTOMORI #AMORFATI #stoic #stoicism #openness #aesthetics #alllove #marvel #justbe #bewilder #hatlover #beret #minimalist #teampixel #undercutgirls A post shared by ᜏᜒᜈ᜔ᜐᜒ (@classcy) on Oct 21, 2019 at 9:17pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nHit Up the WinSport Tube Park\nPrice: Starting at $17.99\nWhen: Opening Friday, December 20\nAddress: 88 Canada Olympic Rd. SW., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Love makes us all feel childlike and excited, so your date night activity might as well follow suit. Head to WinSport to hop in a tube and rip down a snow-covered ski hill. It's a total blast and you can give each other pep talks before takeoff.\n View this post on Instagram We'd say Day 1 of the Acura Tube Park was a success. Count on Calgarians to brave the cold wherever there's fun to be had. Who's coming tomorrow?? 📸 @davehollandpics #tubing #winterfun #yyc #betterthanyesterday A post shared by WinSport (@winsportcanada) on Dec 17, 2016 at 5:11pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\n\nFeel Fancy at Frenchie Wine Bar\nPrice: Starting at $10 a glass\nAddress: 616 17 Ave. SW., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Though it may be a little expensive at full price, this intimate, trendy wine bar has half-priced bottles of wine on Thursdays so, that's really all you need to know. Actually, you should know that there is also cheese fondue.\n View this post on Instagram Cheese #fondue #datenight #yyc @jenilily A post shared by Michael Dytynyshyn (@mikedyt) on Mar 11, 2018 at 6:44pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nGo See The Nutcracker Live\nPrice: Starting at $52\nWhen: Friday, December 13 to Tuesday, December 24\nAddress: 1415 14 Ave. NW., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Nothing says Christmas like The Nutcracker and no one performs it quite like the Alberta Ballet. Sharing a festive experience with a loved one is the perfect thing to do on a winter's day in Calgary.\n View this post on Instagram The @SunLifeCa Share the Excitement program provided tickets to the magical holiday production of The Nutcracker to hundreds of deserving Albertans . Many of these new patrons will get to experience live dance for the very first time thanks to this wonderful program. ⠀ Photo by @pmgimage #makingdreamshappen #sharetheexcitement #SunLifeCanada A post shared by Alberta Ballet (@albertaballetcanada) on Dec 12, 2019 at 11:59am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nJoin the Sea of Red at a Flames Game\nPrice: Starting at $23\nWhen: December 14, 17, 19, 22, 23, 27, 29, and 31\nAddress: 555 Saddledome Rise SE., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: The Calgary Flames have been having an especially notable season. With winning streaks, a change in management, and some truly memorable moments, you're going to want to be a part of this legendary season.\n View this post on Instagram Big. Save. Dave. A post shared by Calgary Flames (@nhlflames) on Nov 30, 2019 at 9:41pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\nDine at the Top of the Calgary Tower \nPrice: Lunch starting at $25\nWhen: Year-round\nAddress: 101 9th Ave. SW., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: This unique restaurant sits at the very top of the Calgary Tower and rotates slowly so you can get the full view of the skyline. You can also walk on a glass floor and look down at Calgary. It's a little bit unsettling but also a total must-see.\n View this post on Instagram All the way up A post shared by Emmy G (@emilymgoodman) on Apr 27, 2017 at 9:32pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nStep Back in Time at this Blues Bar\nPrice: No cover charge\nAddress: 1429 9 Ave. SE., Calgary, AB \nWhy You Need To Go: Sharing live music with your S/O can be a really special experience if you both enjoy a little serenading. The Blues Can is an old-school blues bar in Inglewood that everyone needs to check out at least once. Grab your boo and sing the blues.\n View this post on Instagram Turns out we like jazz almost as much as we like matching outfits 😉 A post shared by Isabella Martini (@isabellaxmartini) on Oct 6, 2019 at 10:39am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nTake a Stroll at Prince's Island Park\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 698 Eau Claire Ave SW, Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: The beautiful Prince's Island Park is the perfect place for a winter date. During December, the park is decked out in Christmas lights and as romantic as can be. Bundle up and enjoy!\n View this post on Instagram Prince's Island Park near downtown Calgary is a true winter wonderland after a fresh snowfall. Take a stroll in the evening or early morning for the most magical winter shots! #calgaryisbeautiful #yycnow #calgarylifestyle #yycparks #yycdowntownliving #princesislandpark #studyhere #calgarylanguageschool #learnenglishincalgary #learnenglish #studyabroad #studyenglish #eslcanada #weareglobalvillage A post shared by Global Village Calgary (@gvcalgary) on Dec 12, 2019 at 8:28am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\n\nGo Skating at Olympic Plaza\nPrice: Free\nWhen: Until March\nAddress: 228 8 Ave. SE., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Skate around a giant, stunning Christmas tree surrounded by Calgary's city lights with your loved one for the perfect winter date.\n View this post on Instagram Skate night 🖤 . . . Here’s a pic from last weeks skate sesh at Olympic Plaza. Today Little B and I were laid up in bed the entire day with the flu, hope to be way better tomorrow. I had to take a sick day today which I haven’t done in years. Hope everyone had a bomb Thursday night. A post shared by U N I C O R N M O M 🦄 (@2_tiny_humans) on Dec 5, 2019 at 8:47pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nSip Local Beer at Cabin Brewing\nPrice: Under $10\nAddress: 505 36 Ave SE., Calgary, AB.\nWhy You Need To Go: Cabin Brewing is a local brewery with an adorable cabin-like interior, perfect for a winter date. Their unique beer and amazing atmosphere will make you want to stay all day.\n View this post on Instagram beer, board games, cheese and @danipichonsky.. only the best A post shared by Keara Maria Elizabeth (@kearamariaa) on Jan 29, 2019 at 1:15pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nSpend an Afternoon at the Library\nPrice: Free\nAddress: 800 3 St SE., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Named one of the greatest places on earth by TIME Magazine, this beautiful place is a sight to behold. Pick out a book for one another and find the perfect reading spot to cozy up together.\n View this post on Instagram I’m just gonna leave this right.... Here.😉 📚 . Because these two are GOLD + hanging with them for the morning was sooo good. 🙌🏻 . . . . . . #yycwedding #calgaryengagement #calgaryweddingphotographer #yycweddingphotographer #calgarybride #banffweddingphotographer #whitneycowanphotography #rockymountainbride #albertaengagement #albertawedding #weddingphotography #connect #albertawedding #calgaryweddingphotographer #calgaryengagementphotographer #yycengaged #banffwedding #canmoreweddingphotographer #love #canmorewedding #destinationweddingphotographers #centrallibraryyyc A post shared by Whitney Cowan Photography (@whitneycowanphotography) on Nov 28, 2019 at 7:22pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nGet Cocktails at a Secret Speakeasy\nPrice: Starting at $13\nAddress: The Devenish Building, 908 17 Ave. SW., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: You need a secret password to enter this lounge. This small, dimly lit bar is perfect for an intimate evening of great cocktails, live jazz music, and good conversation.\n View this post on Instagram If you haven't been down to the library yet, tonight is the perfect time! We still have some seats available for tonight's performance by Juno-nominated @joannaborromeomusic. Doors open at 3. Performance starts at 6.🌹 . . . #17thavesw #yycevents #yyclivemusic #calgarylivemusic #livemusic #bartenders #cocktails #calgarycocktails #calgaryfoodie #classiccocktails #Calgaryliving #calgarybars #yycliving #YYCNow #yyclife A post shared by Betty Lou's Library (@bettylouslibrary) on Nov 4, 2018 at 11:06am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nTwo-Step the Night Away\nPrice: Free before 9 p.m.\nAddress: 9615 Macleod Tr. SE., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Ranchman's is the perfect place to go if you love country music, beer, and dancing. Bring your date for a night of boot-stomping and maybe even ride the mechanical bull.\n View this post on Instagram See YOU This Weekend On Our Dance Floor! DM Us For Guestlist! #ranchmans #RanchNation #RanchmansCalgary #RanchmansYYC #calgary #ForeverCountry #REALCountry #yycevents #yyc #yycnightlife #403 #nightclub #nightlife #guestlist #celebrate #vip #bottleservice #birthdayparties #lifestyle #club #bar #clublife #lifestyle #concerts #dj #bands #party #friends #goodtimes A post shared by Ranchman's Calgary (@ranchmanscalgary) on Dec 12, 2019 at 8:00pm PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nLaugh Until You Cry at Yuk Yuk's\nPrice: $19.95\nAddress: 218 18 Ave. SE., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Yuk Yuk's Calgary brings in local and touring comedians to make you laugh all night long. You can grab food and drinks while you watch the performances and your face will definitely hurt from laughing.\n View this post on Instagram 🎉 CONTEST : Channel your inner comedian for a unique date night idea! We're giving away ✌🏻 tickets to Sunday Night Standup this Sunday, June 18th @philandseb Mission. Hosted by @yukyukscalgary Top New Comic, @brettforte, you won't want to miss this. To enter to win, tag your comedy date + follow @brettforte. Show starts at 7pm. #datenightyyc A post shared by Date Night (@datenightyyc) on Jun 16, 2017 at 6:03pm PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\n\n\nHang Out with Wolf Dogs\nPrice: $26\nAddress: 263156 Range Rd. 53, Cochrane, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Yamnuska Wolfdog Sanctuary is a truly unique experience that you won't soon forget. See and interact with stunning canines in a beautiful setting. If you're a fan of fluffy friends, you'll love this.\n View this post on Instagram On my way to Calgary airport we visited @yamnuskawdsanct 🐺 (ramming in activities 😂). These wolf dogs were bred by humans to be domesticated wolves, some were 90% wolf, some 30% (like this lady in the pic). But as they weren’t born in the wild, they can’t be released into the wild, but also as they’re part wolf they just can’t be domesticated. So they’re stuck! Usually they are just killed, mistreated, used for breeding, or they’re rescued by lovely none profit organisations like this who are very respectful to the animals and who’s goal is to educate and to care. Highly recommend a visit! Can’t believe I got a kiss! Now on my way home and can’t wait to be back with my pack (of sausages)❤️ . . . . . . . . #yamnuskawolfdogsanctuary #explorealberta #canada #discoveralberta #discovercanada #travel #wolves A post shared by Helen Anderson (@helenanderz) on Sep 28, 2019 at 5:22am PDT\n\nWebsite\n\n\n\nVisit Spruce Meadows Christmas Lights\nPrice: Free\nWhen: Until Saturday, January 4\nAddress: 18011 Spruce Meadows Way SW., Calgary, AB\nWhy You Need To Go: Check out a sprawling light delay all along the Spruce Meadows grounds along with tons of activities like ice skating, music, snacks, and more. It's a Christmas classic in Calgary and you should probably go check it out with your sweetheart.\n View this post on Instagram There is no shortage of fun and free things to do this holiday season and checking out the Christmas lights is one of them! Every year, @spruce_meadows sets up a beautiful light show throughout the grounds and they want everyone to come and see it. Pile your closest friends, your significant other, or any other nearest and dearest into the car and go for a magical drive in the lights. If you feel a little peckish or want to set the mood with some hot cocoa, stop at Founders Plaza on the grounds from some hot chocolates and pastries. It’s totally free to drive around and check out the lights, so enjoy something Christmasey without having to break the bank! #yyc #yycevents #calgary #calgaryevents 📸 : @spruce_meadows A post shared by YYC Events (@yycevents) on Dec 12, 2019 at 6:44am PST\n\nWebsite\n\n\nThere are stories everywhere. If you spot a newsworthy event in your city, send us a message, photo, or video @NarcityCanada on Twitter and Instagram.