15 First Date Ideas in Edmonton

15 First Date Ideas in EdmontonFirst dates don’t have to be intimidating – or boring! Break out of the ordinary for uniquely Edmonton experiences sure to impress.

Block 1912

Located on Whyte Avenue, it’s a favourite for couples. Whether you’re enjoying handcrafted drinks or listening to live jazz on Mondays, it’s perfect for getting to know each other.

Muttart Conservatory

No matter how cold it gets outside, it’s always warm inside Edmonton’s pyramids. Stroll through exotic landscapes and pretend you’re far away from polar vortexes.

River Valley

Exploring Edmonton’s river valley isn’t just for summer. Dress warm and head down to the trails to find out more about the city and about each other as you walk, snowshoe, or cross country ski.

Little Brick Cafe & General Store

There’s something quintessentially Edmonton about Little Brick. Nestled in the heart Riverbend in a heritage home, it’s great for swapping stories over a locally-sourced meal and cup of joe.

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Professor WEM’s Mini Golf

Try to impress each other with your skills on the course! See who can make the most hole-in-one shots before grabbing a bite to eat inside West Ed.

Cafe Bicyclette

Brush up on your French skills (or just look at the English menu…) to order at this French cafe. Cozy up together on the outdoor patio – even in the winter! – by the roaring firepit.

Board Game Cafes

Someone say friendly competition? Take your pick of places where you can grab a bite and challenge each other to classic and new board games.

Neon Sign Museum

15 First Date Ideas in Edmonton

It’s a first of its kind experience that won’t break the bank. The restored signs are sure to impress (and you don’t have to admit there’s no admission cost if you don’t want to!).


Pack in the thrills and try a game of chance at Edmonton’s thrilling indoor amusement park.See who will scream louder at the Mindbender – and who would prefer to stick to the carousel!

Metro Cinema

There’s something so classic about a movie date – so why not put a historic twist on this historic favourite at the Metro Cinema, operating out of the iconic Garneau Theatre.

Old Strathcona Farmers Market

First dates aren’t limited to evenings! Spend Saturday morning discovering local handmade treasures and tasting fresh ingredients.

Outdoor Skating Rinks

Lace up the skates and hit the ice! From the Victoria Park Oval to the community rink down the block, there are lots of outdoor rinks to choose from all over the city before grabbing the hot chocolate.

Art Gallery of Alberta

Impress each other with your knowledge of the masters, or make up the details as you check out the latest exhibits.

Paint Nites

Make masterpieces of your own at paint nite! They happen all across the city and are perfect for the artistic first date.

Take in a Festival

15 First Date Ideas in Edmonton

Edmonton Folk Festival

There is a festivalhappening almost every weekend in Edmonton — discover new food or enjoy old fashioned carnivals.

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