It’s hard to believe that February 14th is around the corner! Whether you’d like to make plans to celebrate the day of love with your partner, your kids, or the entire family, there are plenty of great ways to spend Valentine’s Day in Calgary with the people you love most.
Ready to make plans but don’t know where to start? Check out our list of 10 sweet activities to try for Valentine’s Day in Calgary in 2022!
Sweet Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Calgary
Decorate Cookies Together | cravecupcakes.ca
Nothing says Valentine’s Day quite like sweet treats shared with the people you love! If you’ve ever ordered dessert from Crave Cupcakes, you know just how delicious their confections are, and now you get to have a hand in decorating them yourself! For $30, you get a sugar cookie dough log, which makes about 6 large and 12 medium cookies, 2 containers of buttercream, 1 container of sprinkles, 2 piping bags and baking instructions.
Grab a Special Meal
Going out to restaurants on Valentine’s Day is a classic way to celebrate. Whether dining in or ordering takeout is more your style, if you’d like to splurge a little, there are quite a few restaurants in YYC offering Valentine’s Day menus for the special day. Some of our favorite menus this year come from Moonlight and Eli (mmm… fondue!), Sunterra Market (four course meal, anyone?), Boston Pizza (how can anyone resist a heart-shaped ‘za?) and Pie Junkie (a virtual pie and wine tasting? Sign us up!)
Check Out Hot Chocolate Fest | yychotchocolate.com
Few things can warm your heart quite like a hot cup of cocoa on a chilly winter’s day – except when that day is Valentine’s Day! Could it be any more perfect that YYC’s annual hot chocolate fest falls during the month of February? Grab your heart day crew and head out to some of this year’s 89 competing establishments to cast your vote for Calgary’s best cup of cocoa. There are 96 entries in the 2022 competition, so you may want to make a day of it!
Make a Craft Together | deliverydiy.com
Do you love getting crafty? Why not celebrate a special afternoon or evening Valentine’s Day in Calgary with your loved ones by working together on a project from Pinnovate? Visit their website to check out their huge assortment of DIY kits – they’ve got just about anything you could dream of, from macrame to puzzles, porch signs and paintings (and a bit of everything in between). Pick up your project at their storefront or have it delivered straight to your door, and be prepared to have a blast!
There’s plenty of fun to be had in the great outdoors this Valentine’s Day in Calgary. Whether you want to take a hike or a stroll, head out to an outdoor ice rink for skating or ice biking, or want to race your love down the hill on a toboggan, a day in the fresh air is one of our favorite ways to celebrate!
Take in the Lights at Glow Fest | glowfestyyc.ca
We can hardly think of a more magical (or romantic) way to spend an evening than taking in the sights and sounds of Calgary’s Glow Festival. Although the event doesn’t take place on Valentine’s Day itself, you can still celebrate on one of the weekends on either side of it, since the festival runs nightly from 6-11 pm on February 10-12 and 17-19. Visit the Glow website to learn more about the artists and to find a map of where to find each installation and experience.
Book a Day at the Spa
Have you had a chance to check out the hot springs at the Banff Upper Hot Springs or the Kananaskis Nordic Spa? If you don’t mind taking a bit of a drive, both of these scenic mountain spots have a day of relaxation just waiting for you to enjoy! Be sure to book your visit ahead of time to the Nordic Spa to make sure that you get a spot. Experiences at the Banff Upper Hot Springs are first-come, first-served. If you’d rather not venture outside of the city, there are plenty of places in YYC to plan a few hours of relaxation, like Cedar & Steam, Clear Float Spa and Riverside Spa.
Enjoy High Tea Together
There’s something so fun about sipping a hot cup of tea while munching on dainties with someone special. High Tea is the perfect way to spend an afternoon together, and there are quite a few places in Calgary to do it! The Fairmont Palliser, Bow Valley Ranche, Cafe du Centre, and the Lougheed House are some of our favorite places to visit for High Tea – just be sure to call ahead to book a reservation!
Take a Cooking Class Together | cookbookcooks.com
They say that food is the language of love, and we’d be hard pressed to disagree! Have you ever thought about signing up for a cooking class together with your partner or kiddos? Not only will you bond over the fun experience of creating a meal together, but you’ll also get to enjoy the fruits of your labor afterwards! Cookbook Cooks has tons of exciting cooking classes available to check out close to Valentine’s Day, including a Thai Classics class on February 20th and a Grown-Up and Kids Class on February 22nd.
Take the Night Off | facebook.com
Looking for a date night but don’t have a sitter lined up? My Gym Calgary has your solution! For just $49, you can drop off your kiddo aged 2.5 – 10 for three hours of fun while you get some time to enjoy your partner’s company, uninterrupted. Don’t feel bad, either – your kids will have a blast playing games, eating pizza and doing the Zipline over at My Gym! Register soon to guarantee your spot.
Do you have plans to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Calgary 2022? We want to hear your ideas in the comments!
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