One of the city's popular art districts and installations, The Colors of Corydon near Osborne Village has eight abstract metal figures that represent some of the cultures of the world. Check out the Nunavut Gallery and Stoneware Gallery to get the chance to meet some of the artists behind the award-winning ceramics and then pop by The Frenchway Cafe for delicious pastries and a gourmet cup of coffee to finish off the perfect artsy date night. Try something new at Frescolio for extra virgin olive oil tasting and tasty bites. In West Broadway, there's the Art City Parade, a celebration of arts, culture, and the community with public art and costumes created by Art City with walking tours of the 100-year-old Cornish Library and river peninsula as well.
If you want to soak up as much good weather as possible, or just the love outdoors, Assiniboine Park and Zoo is one of the best Winnipeg date ideas you can have. It's an urban playground with the Leo Mol Sculpture Garden and outdoor performances and shows at Lyric Theatre. Don't forget to bring your bike with you. The bike paths in the park let you see everything and it's a great workout for healthy and active couples. There are also English gardens, a duck pond, and a pavilion for a cute lunch spot. The park is located in the new and upcoming neighborhood of St. James which is a mix of boutiques, specialty shops, and quaint cafes and restaurants. It's also a perfect place for outdoor adventurists with Adrenaline Adventures. If you love airplanes, St. James has the Royal Aviation Museum of Western Canada and the outdoor Air Force Heritage Air Park. You'll love strolling along and see all 14 of the historical aircraft in dramatic action poses and you can even make a scavenger hunt out of it for some extra fun.
The West End is where the fun is if you love to party and socialize. West Broadway has a cool urban vibe with eco-friendly fashion, street patios, and excellent hangout spots. There's the Good Will Social Club which is a top hangout spot in the area with excellent music from local DJs, live musical performances from local bands, and lots of special events. After you've gotten drinks, make sure to try out the pizza at Little Pizza Heaven. While you're there, drop by the West End Cultural Center with concerts by folk, jazz, and indie artists including Canadian artist Feist. If you're looking for the party scene in Winnipeg, the West End is where you want to be.
Best Time to Go Out
Weekends are not the only date nights anymore. In fact, most of the date nights tend to take place on Thursdays or Friday nights, leaving plenty of room to have fun. Remember the night is young and there are no need to hide away and leave all your Winnipeg date ideas to only two days. Date night is any night and the thriving social scene in Winnipeg has tons of events and themed parties or specials that happen on the weekdays, usually Wednesday or Thursday.