There is no denying it…

BUT, that does not mean it’s time to work on our winter bods and do nothing for the next 4 (or 6) months! One of the many awesome things about Edmonton is how magical it becomes in the winter!

So, here are some cute and fun winter date ideas for you and your person whether it is your bf, gf or bff!

  1. Ice On Whyte

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With the Extreme Cold Warning in effect issued by Environment Canada, we will be closing the Festival site on Sunday, February 3rd to ensure the safety of our patrons, volunteers, and staff. We invite all ticket purchasers to redeem their tickets today and join us for a celebration with DJ Mike Tomas spinning the latest hits in Ice Bar from 7pm-9pm, cool beverages from local brewers and distillers, food from Poutine World, and Big Chippers ice carving classes at 7 pm and 8 pm. Thank you from the Boardwalk Ice on Whyte management team. . . . #IceonWhyte #yeg #yegevents #yegfestivals #yegwx #yeglocal #yegfood #yegdrinks #yegmusic #yegarts #yeglife #yegwinter #mybwalkmoment #exploreedmonton #explorealberta #yeglivemusic #icecarving #winter

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Not only are the ice sculptures impressive but, there is music and an ice bar! It is a great way to spend a day, or evening. Plus, you’re already on Whyte Ave so you can easily hop to the next bar! Tickets are on sale now!

Dates: January 23-February 2nd!

Address: 10208-82 Ave.

2. Ice Castles

The Ice Castles are coming back to Edmonton! These magical castles will make you feel like you’re queen Elsa and, they’re insanely Instagram-able! Bundle up and go enjoy them!

Dates: TBD. Should be open mid-late January!

Address: Hawrelak Park, 9330 Groat Road

3. Victoria Park Iceway

Okay. Picture this: Mario Kart in real life, on skates! The Victoria Park Iceway makes that dream come true! It is pure winter magic with all of the colourful lights. Take your guy or gal there, hold hands and skate around! *Aww*

Dates: TBD (It might be open now, but, I couldn’t find anything to 100% confirm!)

Address: 12030 River Valley Road

4. The GIANT Gingerbread House at The Hotel MacDonald

I mean, this thing is GIANT. It is literally the biggest Gingerbread in Canada and it is right here in Edmonton! The Hotel MacDonald has a ton of amazing views and things you can enjoy while you’re there! Once again, it’s super Instagram-able and, maybe it will give you some inspo for your own Gingerbread house!

Dates: Open now until January

Address: Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, 10065-100 Street.

5. Zoominescence

This would be the BEST date night! The Edmonton Valley Zoo transforms in to a colourful festival of lights with awesome tunnels and some art installations! Plus, the animal exhibits are open! YES PLEASE!

Dates: Every Friday, Saturday & Sunday in December

Address: 13315 Buena Vista Road & 87 Ave.

6. Luminaria at The U of A Botanic Garden

I think that this picture says it all! A romantic walk through a garden while candle lit? Umm. Yes. It’s a perfect date spot!


Address: 51227 AB-60 (Spruce Grove)

7. Glow Edmonton

Literal engagements have happened here! It is so magical and pretty! (Think about the Instagram posts!!). It is also indoors so, you’re not freezing your toosh off! Plus, there is a bar and the cups are cute light bulbs!

Dates: On now until January 4th.

Address: Edmonton Expo Centre (7515-118 Ave).

My boyfriend better get ready for all the posing and cheesy Instagram captions that I’m already brainstorming!


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