Dating can be super intimidating. Between asking the person out and finding something to do, there is a lot of pressure. To make your life a bit easier, we came up with a list of 7 fun date ideas in Calgary that aren’t just the stereotypical dinner and drinks. From friendly competitions to intimate settings, these date ideas have you covered. 

Calgary has some amazing spots for food and drinks. But if you’re going on a first date, why not make a good impression by switching things up a bit? Calgary is buzzing with fun things to do that don’t involve hitting up the same restaurant over and over again. 

Before you go on that next date, read on to see all the fun things you can do. Now all you have to do is ask out the right person. Sadly, we can’t do that part for you. 

Calgary Zoo 

Address: 210 St. George’s Dr. N.E, 

Why You Need To Go: Grab your partner and head to the zoo. You can see the most adorable animals ever and learn a thing or two while doing it. The zoo is especially fun during the holiday season.


Bowling at the National 

Address: 341 10 Ave. S.W.

Why You Need To Go: Bowling in a bar is the perfect atmosphere for a date. Nothing is more fun than a little friendly competition. Perhaps the loser has to choose the next date idea?


PinBar

Address: 501 17 Ave SW

Why You Need To Go: Yeah, it’s a bar, but it’s also so much more than that. For only $10 on Sundays, you and your date can play all the pinball you could want. This is perfect if you are trying to go out on a budget. 


Mini Golf 

Address: 3851 Manchester Rd SE #107

Why You Need To Go: Lucky Putt Mini Golf should be on your radar as a must-do date activity. The adorable course spells out “Get Lucky” and it is surprisingly challenging. Plus, they have $5 tacos. 


Flying Squirrel

Address: 105, 572 Aero Dr. N.E.

Why You Need To Go: This indoor trampoline park is epic and isn’t just for kids. The young at heart can enjoy the foam pit, rope swings, obstacle courses, and the mega trampolines. Every Friday and Saturday there is a live DJ to make things even more fun.


Play Board Games 

Address: 1140 Kensington Rd NW #200

Why You Need To Go: Hexagon Board Game Cafe is one of the best board game spots in Calgary. You can challenge your partner to literally hundreds of games. If this is a group date, this spot is even better.


Hit Up a Classic Bakery 

Why You Need To Go: Drinks may be overrated, but baked goods never are. Calgary has some pretty epic bakeries and they are waiting to be explored. We suggest you pick your fav spot and let your date pick the other. What better way to spend quality time than with a dozen donuts?


Whether this is your first date or not, these refreshing ideas are sure to keep things interesting. 


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