Date :: Winter Edition

 

While you’re not one to turn down dinner and a movie, you’ve been feeling less excited about this pairing lately. But in the dreary days of Edmonton winter it's easy to default to this option. We're here to encourage you to mix it up and we've got some ideas to get you started.

Over the years, we've compiled quite a list of fun winter activities, as we've been exploring our wonderful city (we'd love for you to add to it in the comments section.)

At home:

Pick up some bread, cheese and and olives at a Farmer’s Market or the Italian Centre and have a picnic in your living room.

Try a board game marathon.

Host your own chocolate tasting. (pick up the new spring collection at Jacek Chocolate Couture)

Break out the deck of cards. Both of you will surely have one or two games in your repertoire!

In the City:

Go ice-skating. The City of Edmonton has a list here, updated daily with notifications of open or closed.

Head to the hills to toboggan. Check out our list of the best hills.

Belly laugh while bowling. The shoes alone will provide lots of entertainment!

Try a cooking class. Get Cooking Edmonton has such a variety, there's a topic for everyone!

Visit the Royal Alberta Museum. Tip: half price admission on Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-11am

Drink up on a Brewery Tour. Two to try locally are Alley Kat and Yellowhead

Beyond:

Visit a greenhouse (and more)- The Enjoy Centre features a greenhouse, restaurant, bakery, deli and whole foods market, kitchen and décor boutique, liquor store and floral studio.

Walk over the snow: the City has a list of good snow shoeing locations but Gillian highly recommends the strathcona wilderness centre  (I can't wait to go this weekend!)

Leave town to view the Northern Lights. The University of Alberta has a free alert service that will help you find the best times to see the lights.

 

Stay tuned for a new series Night Out/Night In, where I will highlight great experiences to delight in with your date, friends or family.