Nothing makes you more aware of your singleness than seeing February 14 approaching on the calendar. It's that time of year again and Valentine's Day is right around the corner. If you're not romantically involved, you're actually pretty lucky because you get the chance to hit up cool singles' events in your area. If you're in Alberta, Norquay in Banff has got you covered. "Lifts of Love," the Norquay Valentine's Day ski event is back for another year and you can forget about the awkward dinner date you've been psyching yourself up for.

Lifts of Love is an event catered to singles who are “tired of endless swiping with no results,” says the event page. “It’s time to get off the app and on the lift!”

Norquay, located in Banff, has come up with a new version of speed dating where singles get paired up to ride the chairlift together and who knows, maybe fall in love.

If you don’t meet your soul mate on a ride up the hill, at least you get to shred down and try it again.

Because there’s nothing more awkward than a day date, this event takes place in the evening. Oh, and of course, there's an after-party.

Checkin starts at 5 p.m., the speed date action kicks off at 7 p.m., and everyone is invited to an afterparty which includes trivia at the Lone Pine followed by an Après Ski Mixer with a live DJ.

There will also be food and drink specials and free transportation. Tickets cost $45 including your lift ticket and party pass.

If you're completely exhausted by the idea of sitting down at a stuffy dinner date or going for a coffee with someone you hardly know, this might help you shake your modern-day date fatigue.

It may sound nerve-wracking to hop on the lift and put yourself out there, but you might surprise yourself by how chill you'll feel with a fun activity to distract you from the flirting jitters.

Lifts of Love is coming to Banff for another Valentine's Day and it might just be one of the most unique singles' events you'll come across.

If you love shredding and flirting, you've already found your perfect match.

If you're not feeling Valentine's Day this year, there are plenty of cozy winter activities in the area that are not at all love-themed. There are also endless road trip opportunities if you just want to get out of town and forget about it.

Enjoy your Albertan Valentine's Day however you see fit!

Lifts of Love

Price: $45

When: Friday, February 14

Address: 2 Mt Norquay Rd., Banff, AB

Why You Need To Go: Hop on a chair lift for a chance to meet the one. Even if you don't luck out in the love department, you'll still have an awesome night on the ski hill followed by an epic afterparty.


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