Looking for some new ideas or things to do with the love of your life? If you want to tackle experiences over “stuff” then we have just the ideas for you. It becomes easy for relationships to fall into routines that have no choice other than to work around, well, work. Taking the time to plan and enjoy something that you have never done before with someone you love is always worth the effort.

Here are 5 of the best date ideas (you’ve probably never tried) in Calgary:

1)      Picnic in Eau Claire

How can you not enjoy sitting by the Bow, enjoying a healthy and homemade meal, while staring longingly at the one you love? Well that’s easy, you can’t not. Not interested in making your own meal? Try hitting up one of our favorite lunch spots that you might have never tried. Freshii or Chopped Leaf.

2)      Tandem Bike Ride through Fish Creek Park

Okay, seriously how cute are those tandem bikes? Try renting one for only $35 from the UofC, and snap some cute couple photos along the way. The pathways you can explore are never ending, and the scenery in Fish Creek leaves nothing to the imagination (wink, wink).


3)      Volunteer at Brown Bagging for Calgary Kids

If you’re feeling a little philanthropic and want to try something that makes you feel good, and helps out our local organizations, contact BB4CK! Not only do they supply lunches to kids for $1 each, they do it out of their own kitchen downtown. Spend time doing something good. It’s seriously fun.

4)      Take a Shot (And Not of Tequila)

Ever wondered what it would be like to shoot a gun? In a safe place, of course. Spice it up and add a little bit of adrenaline to your next date night by hitting up the The Shooting Edge. Not only will you get to try out a couple of guns, you’ll also learn to do it the right way.

5)      House Hunt

There are some seriously beautiful homes in this city, and sometimes the best way to motivate yourself to a more luxurious lifestyle is to experience them for yourself. Take a trip down Elbow Drive, atop of the Memorial Stairs, or out to Priddis to see some large and in charge homes. You won’t be disappointed.


Looking to stretch that date into a road trip? Our bonus date includes a ridiculously beautiful drive along the Icefields Parkway. This 3 day trip is an experience you’ll never want to forget, and you can experience over a long weekend. Getaways don’t have to cost you thousands!

What are some of your favorite date ideas? Let us know!