Sometimes it seems like the bigger cities have all the best date ideas, but Edmonton definitely has tons of things to do to make date night a really fun night. Whether it's strolling along 4th Street Promenade and grabbing a coffee at Credo, or taking advantage of the outdoors, Edmontoners know how to have fun and aren't going to let the weather keep them down. If you're tired of just sitting at home and watching Netflix or are looking for a new place to try, we've got you covered with a list of the best Edmonton date ideas.
Gone are the days where dates involved watching movies or staying at home, Edmonton has a vibrant and energetic city with tons of date ideas for you to try out. There's something for every kind of dater: fitness buffs, games lovers, competitive couples, foodies, or science nerds. No matter what kind of date you love, the city has something for you to do. It's also great if you want to try something new every time you go out, making memories that will last forever.
The classic date night setting is the West Edmonton Mall and why wouldn't it be? It holds Canada's largest indoor water park and has tons of other things to do especially if you're looking for a little thrill. You can zip line over the people, getting a bird's eye view of the mini-city from Line Tech Zip Lines, ride the Hurricane, or try out surfing and body surfing at the world's largest indoor wave pool. It's not just a place to buy brand name clothing and accessories and check out the independent boutiques, West Edmonton Mall is like another world. You can jump onto a full-size pirate ship, skate under the stars, check out the casino, movie theatres, mini golf courses, or the penguins and sea lions at Sea Life Caverns. Travel to New Orleans or Chinatown for a quick bite to eat by visiting Bourbon Street and T & T Asian Market. It's a one-stop entertainment spot. You can even shoot a few targets at Wild West Shooting Range. Make it more fun by seeing who can hit the most targets. It's indoors too which makes it a great place to go when the weather isn't that great.
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.
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.
If you want to impress your partner with some unique date ideas, this list will help you out with the best date ideas.We've got the inside scoop on the best Edmonton date ideas and events that are perfect to take your partner to. There's something for everyone and information on where to buy tickets and book your own perfect date night. Below is a quick guide to some of the best Edmonton date spots for couples who want to add a little excitement to their dating life.
To make a really good impression and have a great night out in Edmonton, it involves understanding the city. Edmonton is a really great city especially for younger couples because there's a lot of entertainment options with really great music or fun games. You don't want to get stuck in a rut and have the same boring dates. It's all about keeping it fresh and trying new things. With this list, InstantHookups has done all the work for you so now you just need to check out some of these places for yourself.
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