The days get colder, but the dates heat up! Get cozy, be active…go enjoy the best that Calgary has to offer in this magical holiday season!

Cross Country Skiiing and Snowshoeing

Enjoy cross country skiing and snowshoeing or hiking on the paved trails in some of Calgary’s favourite parks or golf courses. Work up an appetite and head out for a well earned dinner date!

Where to go: 

Canada Olympic Park, Shaganappi Golf Course, Kananaskis Provincial Park, Nipika, Golden and Kimberley B.C.

Lion’s Festival of Lights

The largest free drive by christmas light showcase in yyc!  Located on 14th St NW, you can enjoy the pretty lights within the comfort of your cozy car. You’ll be happy about this when you can still feel your toes. 

Once Upon a Christmas at Heritage Park

Take a step back into true holiday enchantment by going for a wagon ride, taking in live historical theatre, singing carols or visiting jolly old Saint Nick himself at Heritage Park. Experience the magic of Christmas past as three of our historical family homes open their doors to share their Yuletide traditions. More info here

Zoo Lights

Calgary’s favourite holiday tradition and the BEST winter date is at The Calgary Zoo! Enjoy over 1.5 million lights twisted around trees, tracing animal and dinosaur shapes to music- truly a magical experience. Dress warm, cozy up and take in the sites-they have fire pits for you to stop and warm up along the way.  Let’s give extra special love to Zoo Lights this year to try and make up for such a sad summer season. We love the zoo and zoo lights makes for the perfect winter date night! 

Outdoor Skating Rinks

A perfect festive date night! Bring your own skates to Olympic Plaza and enjoy the gorgeous rink. If you fall on your ass it’s all good-the restaurants on Stephen Ave will warm you up after. 

Big Marlborough Park 

Bowness Park Lagoon 

Carburn Park 

Olympic Plaza 

Prairie Winds Park 

Tobogganing and Sledding

A thrilling way to play in the snow!

Here are 12 hills to get your sled on!

Canada Olympic Park

The ultimate winter playground in Calgary! Activities include luge, bobsleigh, cross country skiing and snowboarding. Just a short drive from the city to a winter wonderland! 

Dog Sledding

If the conditions are right dogsledding is an amazing winter experience! You get cozy with your date as you take int he beautiful scenery…try and keep your eyes on the path. Take a day trip up to Canmore and check out Howling Dog Tours.

Snowmobiling and Sledding

Take a guided tour through the Rockies on a snowmobile! Make it an adventure and head to Golden or Fernie for an action packed weekend on the slopes or check out the amazing scenery and wildlife in Crowsnest Pass just over 2 hours outside of Calgary! You’ll be a sledding enthusiast in no time!