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9 Romantic Winter Dates In Ottawa That Won't Break The Rules

Date ideas that aren't another movie night at home. 💕

Show your special someone how much you adore them. If you are searching for some Ottawa winter date ideas that won't break any of the rules, we got you covered.

It's time to be more creative than another evening binging Netflix. Instead of rewatching Bridgerton, the two of you can star in your own romantic story.

From holding hands as you glide across the ice to working together to solve an escape game, the two of you are going to make some incredible memories.

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Glide Through A Forest

Price: $13.50 per person

Address: 2900 York's Corners Rd., Metcalfe, ON

Why You Need To Go: Just 30 minutes outside of Ottawa you'll find the gorgeous 3-kilometre RiverOak skating trail. The trail goes through orchards, meadows and forests, and is even torchlit at night.

Learn How To Make Tasty Cocktails

Price: $60.00 for a kit for four drinks

Why You Need To Go: You can order a cocktail kit with everything you need to make four cocktails. The two of you will have so much fun learning how to make boozy beverages that taste as good as they look.

Warm Up With A Mug Of Hot Chocolate

Price: $4.95+

Address: 53 William St. & 225 Marché Way, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: For a classic winter date, you can order two cups of Cacao 70's decadent hot chocolate and explore the snowy wonderland outdoors.

Put Your Sleuthing Skills To The Test

Price: $29.99+ per team

Why You Need To Go: Escape Manor has two online escape rooms where you'll need to work together to track down a crime boss or save a kidnapped member of the United Nations.

Get Artistic And Paint Pottery

Price: prices vary

Address: 200 Kennevale Dr., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Art Haven sells pre-made kits with everything you need to paint your custom plate, planter or mug at home. You can also build your own kit by choosing one of their ceramics.

Explore A Serene Snowy Boardwalk

Price: Free

Address: Moodie Drive, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: You can enjoy the crisp air and see tons of wildlife on this network of trails. The trails are divided into three easy loops: short (0.7 km), medium (1.7 km) and long (2.3 km).

Start The Day With A Brunch Board

Price: $45.00 for two people

Why You Need To Go: You won't need to cook a thing to enjoy a mouthwatering brunch feast at home. This brunch board comes with Belgian waffles, yogurt parfaits, meat, cheese, bagels, fruit, jam, honey, and so much more.

Go Tobogganing

Price: Free

Address: Green's Creek, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: The two of you can feel like kids again as you race each other to the bottom of this tobogganing hill. There are also hiking and skiing trails in the area.

Skating On The Rideau Canal

Price: Free

Address: Rideau Canal, Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: No winter in Ottawa would be complete without skating on the Rideau Canal, the world's largest skating rink, and then enjoying some delicious BeaverTails.

Before you get going, check our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.