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Just because summer is ending and the air is cooling, that doesn’t mean all the fun activities are done in Calgary. There’s still time to get out and enjoy that fresh autumn air before the cold winter sweeps in. Don’t let Netflix and your cozy blanket scoop you up for the season just yet; grab your date and do something different this fall. Here are our top picks to fully embrace fall in Calgary:
One Last Barbecue
If you have a barbecue at home, this one’s easy. Light a few candles, cut some fresh flowers and enjoy a cute date night in as you grill up some of your favourites. If you don’t have a barbecue in the comfort of your own home, no problem. Head down to Bowness Park with your picnic essentials and grill over one of their public standing grills beside countless picnic tables, utilizing our beautiful Calgary parks while spending time in the great outdoors.
Whether your date is in the mood for chicken wings, burgers, juicy pork chops or a drumstick, truLOCAL has the widest selection of local meat around, perfect for any occasion, any place, anytime. Get the Date Night Insiders discount here.
Tour the Brewery Scene
While the air is still warm during the day and crisp at night, get out and try some new local brews. Calgary has SO many amazing breweries, it’s hard to know where to start; we recommend Burwood Distillery. Starting originally as an idea between friends, Burwood is now home to a distillery, a restaurant and a safe haven for many, enjoying locally made, pure spirits with all their pals.
Grab your date and enjoy a complimentary tour of Burwood Distillery and a discount on your own designated driver by simply signing up for Date Night Insiders prior to your date.
Year-Round Golf Dates
Don’t worry golfers, the season doesn’t have to be over just yet. Sure you won’t be practicing your drives at this joint, but your short game is just as important. Enjoy a 9-hole mini-golf course while diving into some of Calgary’s finest tacos, juicy chicken, kimchi tots and local brews at Taiko Canteen. Perfect for first dates, fifth dates or ninety-ninth dates, treat your partner to a night out on the course this fall.
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Leaf-Hunting in Fish Creek Park
Everyone knows that fall is one of the most beautiful seasons. Multi-coloured leaves in all shapes and sizes adorning the trees and floating to the ground, creating beautiful piles everywhere. Wander around this large park with your date, hand-in-hand, to fully enjoy the changing fall-season in Calgary. Maybe you collect leaves to press at home or bring a rake to make a pile and jump in to relive those fun childhood memories.
Perhaps you turn leaf hunting into a competition with your date. The person who finds the biggest red leaf buys the other a bottle of wine from Willow Park Wines & Spirits up the road or a drink at Confluence Distillery. Date Night Insiders receive discounts at both of these locations and so many more, so do yourself a favour and start saving money riiiiiiight now: sign up.
Four perfect ways to spend a fall day – which one will you choose first, YYC?!
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.