With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, you may be thinking of some date ideas for you and your significant other. If you’re in the Saskatoon area, you’re in luck! Here are 20+ great outdoor winter date ideas you can try this year.
Go Tobogganing at Diefenbaker Park
Is there anything better than sledding as fast as you can down a hill? Diefenbaker Park is a great place to do exactly that. The park is home to Optimist Hill, a local favourite for anyone interested in tobogganing.
Address: Diefenbaker Park
Skate at the Skating Oval
Strap on your skates, grab your partner’s hand, and hit the ice! Saskatoon’s Skating Oval is a great place to spend a few hours with your date. You’ll both have a wonderful time skating around.
Address: 1201 Dudley St.
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Explore the Wanuskewin Park
Snowshoeing is a fun active winter sport, and it’s even more fun if you bring your date with you! Wanuskewin Park is absolutely beautiful, and the two of you will love exploring it on your snowshoes. If you don’t have your own snowshoes, don’t worry—the park offers rentals.
Address: RR 4, Penner Rd.
Cost: $14.00 for 1 adult
Go to the Cameco Meewasin Skating Rink
This is one of Saskatoon’s many outdoor skating rinks! This beautiful rink is a great place for an outdoor date. You’ll have to register to visit, but don’t worry, it’s free and worth the wait.
Address: 621 Spadina Cres. E
Cost: Free; Register
Ski the Eb’s Trail
This 55km network of well-maintained ski trails is perfect for couples looking to get active this winter. Wax your skis, grab your toques and head out on the trails! You and your date will have a fantastic time exploring the area. Map (PDF)
Walk Along Saskatoon’s Broadway
If you and your date feel like checking out something a little more urban, it might be time to visit Saskatoon’s Broadway. It’s a great place to just walk around and explore. There are also tons of shops and restaurants to visit while you’re here!
Strike a Romantic Pose
Saskatoon is made up of several bridges, which give it its name as the “City of Bridges.” These bridges make a great backdrop for a photo and also is a great way to explore the city!
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Go Tobogganing at Pest Hill
Pest Hill is one of the best local spots for a tobogganing date. Pack your sled, head out to this hill and spend a few hours seeing how fast you can go. Just remember to dress warm!
Address: Archibald Park N
Go Winter Camping
If you and your significant other are up for a challenge, winter camping is a great way to test your endurance. If you and your date are up to the task, there are plenty of parks around Saskatoon that make for great winter camping. One of the best things about winter camping is that you don’t have to worry about crowds!
Cost: Prices vary per site
Enjoy a Romantic Stroll
This beautiful conservation area is a fantastic date spot for the winter. You and your date can go for a beautiful romantic stroll. Pack a picnic basket or you can try one of the delightful baskets from Prairie Grazer. Don’t forget to bring your camera so you can take pictures of the beautiful natural sights.
Address: Beaver Creek Conservation Area
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Visit Saskatoon’s Artwork
Do you and your date happen to be art lovers? You’re in luck! Saskatoon is full of public art to check out. Just take a look at the public art map and see how many you and your date can find! Not all of the artwork is here to stay. So check them out before it’s time for them to come down!
Walk Through the University of Saskatchewan Grounds
Even if neither of you are students, the University of Saskatchewan is a great place for a walk. With so many beautiful buildings, it’s easy to turn a walk here into a casual, romantic date. If you get cold, just hop into one of the buildings to warm up.
Geocaching is a great activity for couples who like to explore. It’s also great for those who like a challenge! Check out the Saskatoon & Area Geocaching Association and start hunting for treasures.
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Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo
Are you and your date animal lovers? You’ll want to visit the Saskatoon Forestry Farm Park & Zoo! Spend a couple of hours walking around and learning all about nature and animals at this park.
Address: 1903 Forestry Farm Park
Cost: By donation
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Visit Saskatoon’s Downtown
Check out Saskatoon’s downtown for a walk in a more urban area. You and your date will have fun people watching, checking out the shops, and trying new restaurants. A perfect casual winter date!
Trying something new on a date is always fun. Kicksledding is a great way to do that while also staying active this winter! You and your date can rent kicksleds from escape sports and start exploring the city.
Cost: $20.00 for 1-day kicksled rental
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Visit Hyde Park
This city park is a great place to spend some time with your date. And what’s even better? If you and your significant other have a dog, you can bring him to this dog-friendly park and watch him romp around.
Address: Slimmon Rd.
Fatbiking is a great way to explore and stay fit. You can your significant other can ride around the city, the snow adding a new challenge. This is great for couples who love being active together!
Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Are you and your date interested in learning more about the City of Bridges? Why not go on a scavenger hunt? Let’s Roam has a great one for Saskatoon, and you and your date will have fun exploring and learning about the city!
Cost: 25.98 for 2 tickets
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Go Skating at City Park
There are many outdoor rinks around Saskatoon, including one in City Park! Grab your skates and hit the ice of the beautifully maintained rink. You and your date will have hours of fun here.
Address: 710 Duke St.
Go Winter Running
Grab your running shoes, your warmest fleece, and challenge yourself and your date this winter! Winter running is fantastic for active couples. Just make sure you dress properly for the cold weather.
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Go on a Birding Tour
Perfect for couples who love nature, Living Sky Wildlife Rehabilitation offers birding tours for people interested in the activity. You and your date will be able to learn more about Saskatoon’s birds. You can even book a custom tour!
Address: 100 Rayner Ave.
Cost: $290.00 for an afternoon tour
Hit the Great Trail
The Great Trail connects the Canadian provinces, and part of it runs through Saskatoon! It’s a great place to bring your date for a walk. The Saskatoon portion of the trail is about 20km, so you may have to make multiple trips to trek the whole thing.
A Short Day Trip
If you are planning to spend time outside on Valentine’s day plan a short trip to Pike Lake Provincial Park. Located just 40 km from the city, the park is a great place to spend time outside in the snow. Explore the park on snowshoes or skies, challenge each other with crokicurl or enjoy a romantic skate.