It’s your turn to choose date night this weekend, and you really wanna ‘wow’ them. Dinner and movie is great in a pinch, but why not experience something new with your special someone? These outings are not only fun and nearby, but they are completely unique ways to get to know your date. Challenge yourselves and experience something new together this weekend.
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Dine & Stay at Aspen Crossing
Nestled in the small hamlet of Mossleigh 45-minutes southeast of Calgary, you’ll find a train-themed destination that is fast becoming a true rural gem in the Canadian Badlands. Now with five years under their belt, Aspen Crossing offers over 11 different themed train excursions each spanning between 2–3.5 hours, like Wine and Cheese, Ales on Rails, Circus Train, Dinner Theatre, Champagne Brunch – the list goes on.
Enjoy casual dining in an 1887 Pullman railcar that serves up delectable food with a side of history. This rail car once served as the 13th Prime Minister’s, John Diefenbaker, personal campaign car. Some train tours include a meal, while others have food and beverages available for purchase.
As if dinner and drinks aren’t enough, Aspen Crossing also boasts a large campground with 120 sites, complete with group shelters, laundry, showers, flush toilets, the works. Kick back, relax and reconnect with your hun less than an hour out of the city with plenty of room to walk, bike, hike and explore. Perhaps you’re not a camper – no sweat! Glamp in their well-maintained Caboose Cabins – like camping but with hotel amenities.
Discover & Drink With Pedal Pub
Perhaps you don’t have time to leave the city – no
worries! You can have a unique date right here in
Calgary that not many people have had the pleasure
to experience yet. Pedal Pub is a purveyor of happiness that offers a wholly different, head-turning way to see the city’s best attractions because it’s mobile, fun, exciting, exhilarating, inclusive and completely shareable.
Jump on this 15-person pedal-powered-patio to enjoy the sights, sounds and smells of Calgary as you tour brewery to brewery, jonesing to find the best local brew. Grab a seat beside your date, maybe buy their beer and take it from there. They won’t know what hit ’em.
Mountain View & Tea Too at Norquay
Mount Norquay is more than just a ski hill; they have activities running all summer and fall too! More than just a chairlift ride, Norquay‘s famous North American Chairlift is your gateway to an unforgettable, open-air journey into the sky. Sitting at 6,900 ft above sea level, gaze out at legendary, panoramic views above the clouds with your date. Endless, postcard-perfect scenery stretching across the horizon, teeming with life and natural splendour at your disposal.
Your trip – or your view – doesn’t end here; ride right up to the Cliffhouse Bistro, a social meeting spot on Mt Norquay that has been open since the 1950s. High tea, local ingredients, trendy urban bites – it’s all found here freshly prepared in the upscale-yet-unpretentious bistro atop a mountain. Inspired and influenced by our Rocky Mountain home, you’ll feel right at home as you and your date blissfully sigh, relaxing into each others’ arms as you stare out at the grand landscape before you.
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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.