The first date can seem like the hardest one to plan. Do you opt for something simple—such as coffee—or are you the type of person who wants to do something out-of-the-box? Don’t stress! We’ve got your back with our list of favourite first date night ideas in Calgary.
Our Top First Date Night Ideas in Calgary
Find a Quiet Place for Coffee or Tea
We do not recommend Tim's for a first date. Try and find a less busy, quiet and intimate coffee or tea house that will allow for a comfortable conversation without distraction. Add interest by finding a board game cafe and make sure you leave the competition beast at home. Nobody likes a poor sport!
Pack a Picnic for the Park
Each of you is tasked with an item to bring. This is a great way to showcase your cooking skills or lack thereof. It is also a great way to share some of your favourite dishes and get to know each other in a more casual way.
Get Moving with Mini Golf or Bowling
Moving around and having something else to do can help with your nerves and make you more relaxed with each other. Since these activities involve little athletic ability you don't have to worry too much about impressing each other but can just have fun.
Enjoy a Sunset with a Light Walk
There’s no denying watching the sunset before never gets old. It’s magical, breathtaking, romantic, and soulful. Find a place to meet up and go for a quick stroll. Depending on the weather you can bring some cool or hot drinks to enjoy with some light conversation.
Scream for Ice Cream - not really
This might seem like a summer-only date night idea, but who said you can't enjoy ice cream all year long? Check out Fiasco Gelato for a small intimate setting, you might even be able to score a behind the scenes tour.
Explore the Museum
Museums encourage conversation, and they’re great places to explore and learn together. You don’t need an extensive background in art to talk about it with your date.
Make Music Together
Studio Bell has 22 stages with both permanent and temporary exhibitions that tell the story of music in Canada. Stop to make music together at interactive exhibits where you can play guitar, piano or bang on a drum.
Pick Produce at the Farmers Market
Expand your horizons, and buy a vegetable you’ve never eaten—or even heard of—before. Share your favourites with each other and make a connection to start planning the second date.