Uncover the Ultimate List of Free Date Night Ideas to Impress Your Date in Calgary

Updated: May 25, 2020

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Our Ultimate List of Free Date Night Ideas in Calgary

Learn to Swing Dance

Learn to swing dance with our beginner-friendly introductory lessons and social dancing. No partner or experience required. In Partnership with Swing Dance Calgary.

Free Brewery Tour

Join a passionate team member as they tell you about our brewery, beers, and brand. The tour starts off with an explanation of the brand and why founder Steve started Red Bison.

Skywalk Downtown

Navigate the Plus 15 network through downtown, all in the warmth and comfort of the indoors.

Go for a Romantic Walk

You might not think of Calgary as a good place to take a scenic walk but there is a lot of great locations in and around Calgary to enjoy quality time with your loved one any time of year.

Watch Airplanes at YYC

Grab some drinks and head on over to the Calgary International Airport and find a nice spot to watch planes taking off and landing. Add to your experience by accessing PublicVueTM, an informational tool, designed to increase understanding about aircraft flight operations. This web-based tool provides near-real-time flight information.

Best Walking Trails in Calgary

Enjoy Works of Art

The Nickle Galleries features impressive galleries highlighting the best of contemporary art in western Canada and intriguing art and artifacts.

Stop by the Esker Foundation in Inglewood and enjoy the free art exhibits from local Calgary Artists.

Roasterie Tours from Phil and Sebastian

During this 20 minute tour, you will gain knowledge about vintage retro-fitted roaster and operations, as well as some info on green coffee sourcing strategies.

Search for New Events in Calgary

Check out the latest free Calgary event listings on Eventbrite.

Explore New Areas in Your Community While Geocaching

This is an anytime, any day adventure that will take you to amazing and beautiful places or even to a place in your town that you have never been to before. There are millions of geocaches to find worldwide with many available on the free version. To start your real-life treasure hunt download the app and get started today!

Visit the Free Aquarium

Head over to Pisces Pet Emporium and feed the fish! They also have small mammals, parrots and a nice sized Aquarium section with some more exotic species worth checking out.

Volunteer Together

Calgary offers a variety of volunteer opportunities. Sharing a few hours of your time and knowledge once a week can go a long way towards helping others and connecting as a couple.

Cook a new Recipe or Bake Together

Cooking can be a lot of fun, but it requires a sense of humour and a relaxed demeanour!

Tips for Cooking Together

Enjoy a board game

Dig out an old board game, pop some corn and let the competitions begin. You can up the ante by making the loser do a certain dreaded household chore or “favour” for the winner.

Free First at Glenbow

Take advantage of free admission to the Glenbow museum on the first Thursday of every month from 5 to 9 p.m

Explore the Bookstore

Allowing yourself to get lost in an aisle of books is an amazing way to get to know someone, as book preference will tell you a lot about a person’s personality!

Go Window Shopping

Design your dream home, bedroom, or wardrobe with some innocent window shopping in and around the city.

Home Spa

Draw a hot bath, light some candles, pour some bubbly and give each other massages. Then spend the rest of the evening laying around in your robes enjoying fresh cut fruit, music or a favourite movie.

13 DIY At-Home Spa Tricks

Spring Things to Do in Calgary

Aggie Days

Leave the kids at home and go see real farm animals, find out where your food comes from and more...

Make Spring Cleaning Fun

Turn up some tunes, order some take out and enjoy the dayspring cleaning together. Not only will you get some chores done but make light of decluttering and talking about memories certain items trigger.

Stampeders Funfest

The popular Stampeders Fanfest is held annually and serves as the kickoff to the football season.

The day includes a pancake breakfast, games on the field, the opportunity to interact with Stampeders players, alumni, coaches and more...

Start Seedlings

Start planting your seeds before the ground thaws with these indoor gardening tips.

Summer Things to Do in Calgary

Stampede Breakfasts

Get your boots on and find all the best listings of every Free Stampede Breakfasts and Pancake Breakfasts in Calgary, Alberta.

Enjoy the Tastes and Sounds of Festival Latino

Fiestaval will showcase the culture of Calgary’s Latin community and the vitality of the various Latin American heritages. It will advocate cultural awareness and activities to enhance multiculturalism in Calgary.  

Shake off the Winter Blues at the Lilac Festival

This free pet-friendly event in June contains loads of music, food trucks, and more.

Experience Shakespeare at the Bow

The Theatre Calgary-run program at Prince’s Island Park supports local, emerging actors and the best part is that it’s pay-what-you-can.

Picnic in the Park

Pack up your favourite cold foods and find a quiet spot to set up a romantic picnic in the park. Consider bringing along a sunshade, portable screen room or umbrella for added privacy.

Travel the Pathways

Kick summer into gear and explore Calgary on one of the many bike pathways. Your trip just got easier with Lime-E. Their electric-assist bikes get you where you're going quickly without breaking a sweat -- even uphill!

Go Rafting

Go rafting down the Bow River, admiring the view of the approaching downtown skyline.  

Get Sporty

Dig out the football, frisbee, badminton rackets or whatever you have around and get out in the yard for a few hours. Prepare some light snacks, some fresh lemonade and wrap it up with a good old fashion water fight.

Winter Things to Do In Calgary

Canmore Winter Festival

Enjoy ice carving competitions, kids’ ice carving, skating parties, street hockey, log sawing competitions, the always entertaining pooch parade, art crawls and the popular Snowy Owl Kid N' Mutt races.

Outdoor Skating Rinks

Outdoor skating rinks are weather dependent and typically open mid to late December through February, except for Olympic Plaza which is a refrigerated surface and is open from mid-November to mid-March. There are also numerous outdoor skating rinks in the communities. Visit the community website directly to see if they have an outdoor skating rink.

Snow Days in Banff

The annual celebration is a highlight of the winter season in Banff National Park; a free 12-day long event held during January, centred around massive snow sculptures in downtown Banff.

Build a Snowman

Get outside and enjoy some good old fashion fun by building a snowman or having a snowball fight. You might even get ambitious and try to build an igloo.

Pisces Annual Lion Dance

The event features a display of traditional Chinese lion dancing followed by a martial arts display.

Fuel Your Desire for each other and plan a hassle-free date night out in Calgary.

TELL US: Do you have any awesome free date night ideas not included above? Share them in the comments below.

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