Fall is the season of cute and cozy activities and we want you to make the most of it. If you and your s/o are on the hunt for some unique date ideas this fall, we've got you covered. These little-known Calgary places are ideal for romantic and memorable adventures in YYC. 

Fall has arrived, whether you like it or not, so it's time to turn that frown upsidedown, put on your best fall knits, and head out for an activity-filled season. From wine bars and speakeasies to art galleries and parks, this list will help you get in the groove.

Because we would hate to send you into the fall-crazed crowd, this list focuses on little-known places that you can enjoy without the hustle and bustle of the pumpkin patch this time of year. We're not saying you shouldn't go to the pumpkin patch, because of course, you should. In fact, there are tons of bucket list fall activities you need to do in Calgary

But, between the pumpkins, why not try something a little different? We've rounded up seve little-known but magical places that you should check out with your s/o this fall, so get ready. This is going to be the best fall yet.

Indulge at this Small & Stylish Wine Bar

Price: Prices vary

When: Wednesday to Sunday nights weekly

Address: 616 17 Ave. S.W.

Why You Need To Go: This chic wine bar is tucked away on 17th Ave. So much so, you might not even see it. There are only 20 seats in the cozy space and they feature a unique organic wine list along with French-inspired food. 


Sip Craft Brews at this Whimsical Microbrewery

Price: Price varies

When: Tuesday to Sunday weekly

Address: Cold Garden Beverage Company, 1100 11 St. S.E.

Why You Need To Go: Cold Garden Beverage Company serves what they call "eccentric beers" in their equally eccentric Inglewood location. Enjoy a laid back atmosphere, great company, and even better beer.


Check Out Unique Art Installations at The Esker Foundation

Price: Free

When: Reopening Sunday, Sept. 27

Address: 4th Floor, 1011 9 Ave. S.E.

Why You Need To Go: This unique and beautiful contemporary art gallery is constantly displaying relevant, accessible, breath-taking work for the public to see. It’s an absolute must-stop for arts and culture lovers in Calgary. 



Have a Pint at this House-Turned-Pub

Price: Prices vary

When: Tuesday to Sunday nights weekly

Address: 213 12 Ave. S.W.

Why You Need To Go: The old house at Hop In Brew has been turned into a trendy neighbourhood pub locals call that still features wood panelling and vintage artwork and paintings on the walls. Serving nachos, pizza, beer, and cocktails, this is the perfect place for shooting pool and having good conversations.


Take a Dreamy Stroll Through a Historical Garden

Price: Free

When: Daily from sunrise to sunset

Address: 231 15 Ave. S.E.

Why You Need To Go: Reader Rock Garden Historic Park features the restored Reader house which is now Reader’s Garden Cafe. You’ll also find beautiful pathways, bridges, and greenspace with remarkable city views.


Chill by the Water at the Glenmore Reservoir 

Price: Free

When: Until Thursday, Oct. 31

Address: Calgary Glenmore Reservoir, 24 St. S.W.

Why You Need To Go: The Glenmore Reservoir is a stunning Calgary chill-spot that's rarely overpopulated. You can take a stroll, sit on the floating dock, or bring yourself a picnic. A beautiful place to catch the sunrise or sunset in the fall.


Check Out This Secret Basement Cocktail Bar

Price: Prices vary

When: Wednesday to Saturday nights weekly

Address: The Tea House, 1213 1 St. S.W.

Why You Need To Go: Located in the basement of trendy Chinese hot-spot, Two Penny, The Tea House is a unique cocktail bar that hosts a variety of events including ping pong, comedy, and their famous Wu Wednesdays. Nothing makes you feel more VIP than visiting a secret bar. 


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