Canadian Date Ideas: Converse Over Coffee
Grabbing a cup of java together is one of the most classic and simple Canada date ideas (or anywhere date ideas, really) in the book and is a great way to create a casual, talkative environment for your date. From coast to coast you can find amazing cafes and coffee houses in Canada, including deVille in Calgary, Tommy Cafﾃｩ in Montreal, and Bridgehead Roastery and Coffee Shop in Ottawa. If you are looking for a high class high tea experience, you might want to try The Empress in Victoria, Hotel Saskatchewan in Regina, or The Kitten and The Bear in Toronto. Plus, this country is home to some of the best themed Canada date spots anywhere in the world! In Toronto, you will find Snakes and Lattes, a coffee shop that is stoked with hundreds of board games available for playing while you sip some coffee and nibble on food. Also in Toronto, you can find the Poop Cafe, which-you guessed it-is "poop" themed! And if you are a lover of felines, why not check out Le Cafﾃｩ des Chats in Montreal, Catfe in Vancouver, or Miss J.La's Fur Babies in Winnipeg, where you can visit with kitties while enjoying coffees and teas.
Canadian Date Ideas: Grab Some Drinks
After a coffee house sit down, grabbing some drinks at a local bar is a close second when it comes to classic Canada dates ideas. Canada is full of cool, fun, and unique bars that can give you a memorable date for a long time to come. Some of our favorite Canada date spots are The Belvedere Ice Room Kelowna, British Columbia; The Shameful Tiki Room in Toronto, Ontario; The Roost Social House in Winnipeg, Manitoba; Noble in Halifax, Nova Scotia; and Big in Japan in Montreal, Quebec. For something more unique, you could try Serve Ping Pong in Hamilton, Ontario where you can play ping pong while you drink! Or what about The Lockhart Cocktail Bar in Toronto, Ontario where everything is Harry Potter themed? Also in Toronto, you can find Snakes and Lagers (sister site of Snakes and Lattes), a bar that is stoked with hundreds of board games available for playing while you down a beer and nibble on food. Other Canada date spots gaming bars include The Storm Crow Tavern and EXP Restaurant + Bar in Vancouver, Bartari Videogame Restaurant & Bar in Saskatoon, The Denizen Hall in Edmonton, MacFly Bar Arcade in Quﾃｩbec City, North Star in Montreal, and Dundas Video in Toronto.
Canadian Date Ideas: Get Your Nosh On
'Noshing' is another word for eating, if you didn't know (yeah, we're hip!), and eating is one of the classic worldwide and Canada date ideas. This country is eatery rich when it comes to Canadian date spots, but living in a big city will definitely put you closer to high scale food, if that is what you are into. According to Canada's 100 Best magazine, the top ten current Canadian restaurants are Alo, Edulis, Buca Yorkville, Canoe, and DandyLion in Toronto; Toquﾃｩ!, Joe Beef, and Le Vin Papillon in Montreal; Hawksworth in Vancouver; and Pigeonhole, Calgary. If you are looking for a more unique dining experience, there are tons of Canada date spots for that, too! For example, Coombs Old Country Market in Coombs, British Columbia has goats on its roof. Oasis Surf in Montreal,Quebec allows you to grab munchies in between grabbing waves at their indoor wave pool. O'Noir, with locations in Toronto and Montreal, serves multiple courses in complete darkness. Signs in Toronto, Ontario teaches you ASL (American Sign Language) as you dine under an all-deaf staff. The Cave Restaurant in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan welcomes you to interior design akin to The Flintstones. Dinner Between Heaven and Earth, which has multiple Canada date spots, hoists a platform with you (along with 21 other diners, chefs, and servers) on it 150 feet in the air before serving their meal!
Canadian Date Ideas: Check Out Your Local Landmarks
What better way to get your heart beating and your blood pumping than to trek off the beaten path and out into nature? If you and your date are both active people, getting outside and checking out your local landmarks can be one of the best Canada date ideas out there. If you're up for something on the vigorous side, why not suggest scaling the Niagara Escarpment anywhere across Southern Ontario or hiking to the top of Mount Finlayso along the Goldstream River in British Columbia! Okay, so maybe that's a bit much for a first date. But, how about exploring the Scenic Caves in Blue Mountains, Ontario, walking along the Haunted Woods Trail in Cavendish, PEI, or strolling through the Butchart Gardens in Brentwood Bay, British Columbia? If that all sounds a bit too intense for you... don't worry! There are plenty of outdoorsy Canada date ideas that will not leave you dripping with sweat. If you like your physical activity to be on the lighter side, why not head out to one of the many beachy Canada date spots-such as Wasaga Beach, Singing Sands Beach, or Sauble Beach-and partake in some relaxing sunbathing or a refreshing dip! Touristy sight-seeing can be fun, too. Have you ever checked out Horseshoe Falls in Niagara Falls, Ontario; the giant sundial in Lloydminster, Alberta; the screaming heads in Burk's Falls, Ontario; or the dinosaur statues in Drumheller, Alberta? And the best part about these Canada date ideas? For the most part, they are all absolutely FREE! Active dates are good for your health, too!
Canadian Date Ideas: Hit Up A Local Festival
One of our favorite suggestions for Canada date ideas is to hit up your area's local festival! Festivals come in all shapes and sizes, celebrate all kinds of interests, and are located in Canada date spots across the country. You can find local festivals for food, movies, music, comedy, culture, and so much more! If music is your thing, you can check out Canada date spots like the Montreal Jazz Festival, the Ottawa Bluesfest, or Toronto's Canadian Music Week. If you and your date are more interested in movies, you could grab tickets to the Toronto International Film Festival, the Calgary Underground Film Festival, or Halifax's Atlantic Film Festival. If you have got your eyes on Canada date ideas that involve tasty treats, why not enjoy Ontario's Best Butter Tart Festival in Milton, Ontario; the Shellfish and Seafood Festival in Comox Valley, British Columbia; the Corn and Apple Festival in Morden, Manitoba; the Shediac Lobster Festival in Shediac, New Brunswick; the Vancouver International Wine Festival in Vancouver, British Columbia; or the Lobster Clam Jam in Montreal, Quebec? And if you are leaning a little more towards gaining some more cultural exposure in your Canada date ideas, there is always Alberta's Calgary Stampede, Toronto's North By Northeast, or Gatineau's Winterlude. For comedy, you can check out Just For Laughs in Montreal, Quebec. For LGBTQ+ celebrations, you can visit Pride in Toronto. There is even a Fireworks Festival in Montreal, Quebec!
Canadian Date Ideas: Learn A Thing Or Two
Taking classes or workshops as Canada date ideas is great for those who are interested in finding a way to learn something while also getting to know someone new or deepening the bond with a current partner. In Toronto, you can take sausage making classes at The Healthy Butcher, belly dancing classes at Hannan's Bellydance Studio, or improv classes at The Second City Training Centre. In Montreal, you can take burlesque classes at Arabesque Burlesque, pottery classes at Ceramic Cafe-Studio, or baking classes at Lincoln Apartment Bakery. In Vancouver, you can take soap making classes at Soak Essentials, sword fighting classes at Academie Duello Sword Fighting School, or gun classes at the DVC Indoor Shooting Centre. Any one of these would make a great choice when thinking about Canada date ideas.
Museums across the country are also great Canada date spots for those looking to learn a thing or two. From coast to coast, the Royal British Columbia Museum in Victoria, British Columbia; the Alberta Aviation Museum in Edmonton, Alberta; the Canadian Fossil Discovery Centre in Morden, Manitoba; the Hockey Hall of Fame in Toronto, Ontario; the Alexander Graham Bell National Historic Site in Baddeck, Nova Scotia; and the Canadian Potato Museum O'Leary, Prince Edward Island are just some of the great choices for Canada date ideas!
Canadian Date Ideas: Engage In Unique Activities
Partaking in new and interesting activities can make for some of the most unique Canada date ideas out there! Since most people opt for the 'tried and true' date of dinner and a movie, you can slide in as the most memorable date with relative ease just by choosing Canada date ideas with a little more chutzpah! For example, have you ever gone to a zoo or other animal-based locations on a first date? For most people it is not the first thing that comes to mind when thinking of Canada date ideas, but if you both like animals it can make for an excellent and memorable date. Some of the best in Canada include the Toronto Zoo, Ripley's Aquarium of Canada, the Donkey Sanctuary of Canada, and the Victoria Butterfly Gardens. If you are interested in activities with more of a physical aspect, what about ax throwing at Toronto's Backyard Ax Throwing League or Edmonton's Axehole, or archery at Burnaby Archery Range or Hamilton's Brockley Archery Club. You could always venture over to the trippy side and try out indoor skydiving at Toronto's iFly or Montreal's SkyVenture, or sensory-deprivation chambers and flotation tanks at Vancouver's Float House or Ottawa's Tank Action. You could even take your date out to experience North America's latest trend: escape rooms! In Canada, you can find them all over the country: Escape From The 6 in Mississauga, Escape Manor in Ottawa, The Locked Room in Calgary, Enigma Escapes in Winnipeg, Horror Escape in Victoria, Casa Loma Escape in Toronto, Escape Club in Regina, and more!