If you don’t know exactly what to do with your significant other this Valentine’s Day weekend, but you do know that you don’t want a simple chocolates and roses kind of date, that’s where we got you.
It doesn’t matter whether you’re single, coupled up, somewhere in between, or just looking for fun activities with friends or family in Edmonton, because we promise this weekend will be full of creative and easy ideas to have a great time.
Plus, this is a great way to support local businesses and explore the city!
A Paint and Sip Kind Of Night
A unique way to bond and have fun with your partner or friend is to organize a painting night together. Go buy some blank canvas, brushes and acrylics paint and try creating your own masterpiece. While sipping on your favorite wine or cocktail, try to reproduce one of the renowned Alberta sunsets.
Proud Canadian community-run business since 1985, The Paint Spot is the place to go for art supplies, advice and inspiration in Edmonton. You should try Color De Vino, a family owned boutique in the heart of the French Quarter. Don’t let yourself fool by their name, they provide you with an impressive selection of spirits and one-of-a-kind beers.
Ice Skating and Après Skate
We know, Ice skating is a traditional activity beloved in North America! It is indeed a good way to have some fun and to take advantage of the Canadian winter. The Victoria Oval Park, in the city, is a place where you’re pretty much guaranteed to get close to each other. Once you’ve had your fill of the ice, you can enjoy some hard-earned drinks at one of your favorite local pub.
Tottem Outdoor Outfitters has been a commission based Edmonton owned and operated business for more than 50 years and their Sports Exchange, Rental and Repair Department is the go to place to rent some ice skates. After your time on the rink, you can always hit one of the Sherlock Holmes Irish Pubs. They promise you great times, food people and service since 1985.
Take Up Mixology
We guess you have never thought about making your own cocktails at home instead of going out. Now it is the perfect opportunity to know exactly what is going in your glass and this means… no excuses for the next morning because you’ll be the one making yourself drunk!
We hear Edmonton’s oldest distillery, Strathcona Spirits Distillery, is exactly the place to go to get the finest locally farmed and foraged Alberta spirits.
Candy And Chocolate Tasting Date
Become a chocolate or a candy connoisseur and host your own tasting party! This super sweet (no pun intended) date night is perfect for a dinner for two, a girls night or a bigger group.
Go stock up on handmade chocolates at Carol’s Quality Sweets, located on 102 Ave and support a small Alberta business at the same time. Celebrating more than 30th year, this company will serve you with the purest Belgium Chocolate only using natural flavors and no preservatives.