Celebrate Valentine’s day in Edmonton: A short list of ideas to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Edmonton with your special someone including free fun, cooking classes, creative ideas, and more!
1. Shop For Your Valentine
Edmonton’s local shops, boutique stores, and florists are going to help make your Valentine’s Day something special. Our new normal doesn’t mean we can’t still celebrate and show those we love most a little gratitude with a gift. Here are 25 Edmonton shops to get gifts for those who you care the most about this Valentine’s day.
2. Valentine’s Day Dinner
Your 2021 Valentine’s Day is probably going to look different than last year’s. However, celebrating this year won’t be difficult. With the uncertainty of February’s restrictions, many restaurants and catering companies around Edmonton are stepping up to help you celebrate this upcoming weekend of love and romance. No matter who you celebrate Valentine’s Day with this year, you can do so while enjoying amazing food and drinks.
- Takeout: Restaurants to Order Valentine’s Day Dinner in Edmonton
- Dine-in: Restaurants Offering In-Person Valentine’s Day Dinner in Edmonton
3. Silver Skate Festival
Want to spend valentine’s day on a budget? Join for Silver Skate Festival festivities. Rooted in Dutch winter traditions, the festival combines sport (especially skating), arts and culture, and recreation. This year due to COVID-19 there will be no formal gathering or typical festival programming, but the festival organizers are creating an abundance of DIY winter-friendly experiences and challenges you can safely do with your household or co-hort, on your own time. Details
When: February 12-21, 2021
Where: William Hawrelak Park, 9930 Groat Road Northwest, Edmonton
How much: Free
4. Boardwalk Ice On Whyte Festival Self-Guided Sculpture Tour
Boardwalk Ice on Whyte will be adding sculptures to winter patios around YEG in February for some winter fun! Explore Old Strathcona and Downtown with your partner and enjoy the best of Edmonton Winter.
When: Starting February 12, 2021
Where: Old Strathcona and Downtown
5. Deep Freeze: A Byzantine Winter Festival
Visit various locations in Old Strathcona from February 5 to 14 to mark the passing of the old year and to celebrate our cold northern climate by enjoying the artistic panache, cultural stories and virtual workshops. Details
February 5th-February 14th, 2021
Where: Old Strathcona
6. Fun in the Snow
1. Snowshoe & Stargaze
Trek over snow and gaze into a star-filled sky. Following a short guided hike on snowshoes you’ll enjoy snacks around a fire and learn about the night sky above. Details
When: Saturday, February 13, 2021 | 7:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Where: Astotin Lake, Elk Island National Park
How much: $29.80 per person
2. Go Snow Tubing
Spend the evening on the hill snow tubing. Details
When: Saturday, February 14, 2021 | 11AM-9PM
Where: Edmonton Ski Club, 9613 96 Avenue, Edmonton
7. Living Room Love Songs
Nuela Charles, Michael Bernard Fitzgerald, John Wort Hannam, Tara Jackson, Audrey Ochoa, and Farren Timoteo will each perform a set of three songs all about love. The songs have all been pre-recorded following all COVID protocols. From their homes to yours! Enjoy this online video concert full of timeless classics and original works with your loved ones in your own living room.
When & Where: Friday, February 14, 2020 | 8:00 PM @ Century Casino, 13103 Fort Road, Edmonton
Livestream tickets $40
RGE RD Three-Course Meal with a Bottle of Wine : $175+ GST
Whimsical Cake Studio Crate of Chocolates: $50+GST
Graham & Lane Florists Bouquet: $95+GST
8. Valentine’s Day Getaway in Edmonton
Your romantic getaway is waiting- right in your backyard. This Valentine’s Day, why not enjoy a romantic staycation at one of these Alberta hotels or resorts?
1. Fantasyland Hotel
Amore Package: West Edmonton Mall is a perfect staycation location- on top of all the extras you’ll receive with this romantic overnighter, you’ll also have all the perks of a massive mall. With the Amore package, your room comes decorated with rose petals as well as chocolate strawberries, sparkling wine, and a dessert tray. Save 20% If you book your Valentine’s getaway before February 12.
2. Union Bank Inn
Staycation: Help support local in Edmonton this Valentine’s Day with a romantic Staycation at the Union Bank Inn. This boutique downtown hotel offers pampering in the ways of an evening Wine and Cheese Box, a Take-Away Breakfast Box, and a cozy fireplace in every room.
3. Rosslyn Inn & Suites
Love is in the Air: This romantic staycation in Edmonton’s North End offers all you need for a special Valentine’s Day: a room with a jacuzzi, a bottle of wine, and a box of Purdy’s chocolates. The hotel also hosts two onsite restaurants, perfect for dinner or breakfast.
9. Dine & Dash
If you and your partner like to run, then join for Dien and Dash. Run 10K, Half Marathon (21.1K), or Full Marathon (42.2K) from February 7th – 14th and celebrate your amazing hard work with amazing local food. Choose from either Red Star, The Next Act, Cafe Mosaics, Dorinku Osaka, Campio Brewing Co, or Tres Caranales Rostizado for a delicious post-run dinner at the comfort of your own home. Details
When: February 7th – 14th
10. Date Night Under the Stars
Take a whirl down an ice slide built for adults, declare your love on a tree sculpture designed for initials and hearts, and let the sounds of live music wash over you as you stroll the paths of the Kurimoto Japanese Garden. And when it’s time to slow things down, a warmup by a firepit, a selfie on an ice chair in the Aga Khan Garden, and some time spent gazing at the stars around the Calla Pond will round out the evening. Details
When: February 13 to 14, 2021 | 5:00 PM – 10:00 PM
Where: University of Alberta Botanic Garden, Spruce Grove
Cost: $15 to $20
11. “The Big Easy” A Taste of New Orleans
Enjoy a taste of New Orleans this Valentine’s Day. Chef Steven & Flint are bringing you creole cajun inspired dinner paired with an amazing drink. Details
When: Sunday, February 14, 2021| 6 PM to 10 PM
Where: Rocky Mountain Icehouse, 10516 Jasper Avenue Edmonton
Cost: $75.00 +GST
12. Valentine’s Day Couples Massage Workshop
Join for this three-hour connection workshop in your own home, with a #datenight massage delivered to your door.
Touch. It’s one of the most essential components to a relationship. In this fun, interactive experience, you’ll learn from a registered massage therapist, virtually, the touch techniques to deliver an incredible massage, in a three-hour session.
When: Saturday, February 13, 2021, 7:30 PM to 10:30 PM
How much: $43.44 – $116.66 (for Kits)
13. Cook for Your Valentine
Commemorate life’s special moments with a custom online diner tour creating the ultimate Valentines Day experience. Chef Levi will be making a delicious 2-course meal served w/ a dessert. Everything needed to curate these meals will be delivered doorstep.
When: Sunday, February 14, 2021 | 3:30 PM to 5:00 PM
Where:Online; Kits Delivered to Homes in Edmonton
How much:$40.06 – $118.03
14. Couples Packages
Unwind, let loose, and do so together. Whether you’re in search of Valentine’s gift or a special surprise, a couples’ massage or spa retreat is a wonderfully romantic gift. Within Edmonton, you can find several serene and cozy salons that can provide you and your loved one some warmth over the winter. Choose from one- or two-hour massages, full-day getaways with wine and food, or special packages with manis, pedis, and facials included.
15. Go on a Scavenger Hunt
Explore Edmonton through the eyes of a tourist through this Scavenger Hunt! Lace-up your walking shoes and get ready to experience the city like you never have before. Snap pics, race against the clock, and put your navigation skills to the test as you wander at your own pace.
When: Any time
How much: $16.18
16. The Science of Sex – A Virtual Experience
Want to get behind the Science of Sex? Tellus World of Science is holding a Virtual Experience that combines the fun and games with the infinite possibilities of the internet. The cherry on top? Pants are optional. Details
When: Saturday, February 20, 2021, 8:00 P.M. to 9:30 P.M.
Cost: $15.00 +GST
17. Outdoor Date Ideas/ Free or Cheap to Celebrate Valentine’s Day
Having a date night (or morning or afternoon) that is not only outside of your house, but that is also safe by public health orders, maybe just what you and your partner need to heat things up in the coldest of Edmonton months. Here are few ideas to enjoy a fun Valentine’s day weekend.