If you're tired of the mall and are looking for something a little more active than why not try a fitness class? Edmonton has so many fun and interesting fitness date ideas for all kinds of intensities. Learn how to surf on land with the Surfboard Fitness Class, no swim suits required. There's also the Hula Hooping Class which takes place at King Edward Park Community Hall. These hoops don't joke around although you're sure to have a fun time figuring out how to keep the hoops up and learning some tricks to impress your friends. Or, take a dance class at Casa Tango. It's a great way to stay fit and still have fun. Once you've finished your workout, it's time to indulge in something sweet as a reward and enjoy some bold flavors at the Jacek Chocolate Tasting evening.
If you love history and learning something new, Edmonton has lots of galleries and museums for you to check out. Of course, City Hall and Churchill Square is the hub of Edmonton and there are lots of festivals and events that take place here including the New Year's party. In the heart of the Downtown Arts District, you can enjoy free ping pong, play chess with the giant chess board, or take a dip in the free outdoor pools. In the winter, they offer free ice skating. It's also home to the Muttart Conservatory which is a collection of giant, 8-story crystal pyramids that house exotic gardens and plant species. Each pyramid has a different theme including Tropical, Arid, Temperate, and Feature. It's worth a look if you've never explored here before. It's a great place to kill a few hours too. You can also try the Royal Alberta Museum which has half-price admission on weekend mornings between 9-11am. Looking for a little art with your history? You might want to look out for the Neon Sign Museum along the 4th street promenade where neon signs from old or demolished Edmonton buildings shine brightly. You can learn all about these famous signs by reading the individual plaques. It's a part of the neighborhood's revitalization project and is a great monument to Edmonton history.
The city has lots of cool places to discover that make fun date ideas including Edmonton's fun and youthful neighborhoods. They're great places to discover independent stores, quaint coffee shops, craft beers, art exhibits, and so much more. Besides City Hall and Winston Churchill Square and the Downtown Arts District, there's 124 Street which has a collection of artisan shops, independent restaurants, art galleries, antique stores, and indie coffee house, Credo. The neighborhood galleries put on the Gallery Walk twice a year where you can explore some of the local arts for free and as well as other seasonal exhibits that happen year-round. Take a stroll down to the funky and youthful neighborhood of Old Strathcona and Whyte Ave. Here you'll find a rich arts and cultural community with local boutiques, restaurants, cafes, and vinyl record shops like Blackbyrd Myoozik. You can also check out olive tasting at Evoolution for one of the many fun date ideas you can have in the city.
Best Time to Go Out
Date nights work best when you're not swamped with people and don't have to wait too long which makes Thursday-Friday an ideal date night. There are tons of adults-only evenings at Edmonton's galleries and museums, including Telus World of Science and those, are usually on Thursday nights. If you want to beat the crowds and save some money at the same time, try getting up early on a Saturday morning and checking out the Royal Alberta Museum, or any of the other galleries and museums, or even checking out Muttart Conservatory.