Don’t let the cold bring you down! Snow has finally fallen in Calgary and it’s probably here to stay for the next few months. Instead of hiding away with your TV shows all winter long, we’ve compiled a list of fun activities to try out throughout the winter months whether you like learning, games or sports. Grab your date and do something different this weekend YYC, Netflix will still be there when you get back.
Snowshoe Across Calgary
If this little guy can do it, so can you! Snowshoeing is great exercise and a unique way to explore the city. Below is a list of tracks in Calgary that are groomed specifically for snowshoeing, so grab your gear, your partner’s hand and head out to adventure right here in the city.
- Shaganappi Point Golf Course – maintained by Calgary Ski Club volunteers.
- Confederation Golf Course – maintained by Foothills Nordic Ski Club volunteers.
- Canmore Park – maintained by Foothills Nordic Ski Club volunteers.
- Maple Ridge Golf Course – maintained by Calgary Parks.
- South Glenmore Park – maintained by Calgary Parks.
- Bowness Park – maintained by Calgary Parks.
Game Night @ Hexagon Board Game Cafe
Winter dates don’t ALWAYS have to be spent outside. Head down to Hexagon Board Game Cafe for a night filled with laughs, drinks and heaps of new games to try out with your date. They’re open late so plan a fun day outdoors and then let your competitive side finish off the night with a rousing game of Settlers of Catan.
Skating @ Olympic Plaza
Grab your date and head out skating with Calgary’s gorgeous downtown at a backdrop. The rink is open from Thursday to Sunday so pop in after work or head down after a long Sunday sleep in. Don’t own skates? No problem! Skate rentals are available for $8-12 so check the Skate Hut’s operating hours before you go.
Adult Night @ Telus Spark
When it gets too chilly outside, there’s always plenty of indoor entertainment in this city. On December 13, Telus Spark is hosting another one of their adult nights BUT this one’s different. Get ready for a night packed with the greatest hits from all 2018 Telus Spark Adult Nights, including the adorable pups from @palscalgary! Don’t wait, get you and your date’s tickets on the Telus Spark site now.
Explore Kensington, Inglewood, Mission
With Christmas around the corner, these neighbourhoods are looking cuter than ever. Get out of the house and onto the streets of these historic Calgary communities, full of local shops, designer boutiques and mouthwatering food. Bae might even give you some hints for Christmas gifts!
Sick of the city? Hit the road! With Canmore, Banff and the Rockies so close to Calgary, it’s the perfect day trip with your date. Hike, snowshoe, ski, skate – do whatever you do best and get outside to breathe in that fresh mountain air!
Kelsey is the Editorial & Events Manager for Date Night. Monday-Friday she works as an independent Marketing & Communications Contractor, providing writing, editing and digital marketing services for small businesses here in YYC. When she’s not busy writing about our city, you can usually find her trying the newest fitness studio, exploring the Rockies or chasing the sun – whether here in AB or halfway across the world.