With winter now upon Calgary, you and your significant other might be looking for some activities that are both fun and yes, warm. Explore our curated list of 5 awesome activities that are great for couples.

1. Royal Tyrrell Museum

Create a cast of a real fossil, try your hand at digging in a quarry, or simply stand back and take in one of the world’s largest collections of dinosaur skeletons. The Royal Tyrrell Museum is a perfect hands-on date where you and your sweetheart can discover the fascinating history of life on planet Earth in a world-renowned museum and research facility.

2. Hiking around the Canadian Badlands

Whether a scenic stroll hand-in-hand or a challenging uphill hike is what you’re looking for, hikes through the Canadian Badlands range from flat stretches of prairie landscape to demanding climbs through some of Canada’s most majestic canyons. Keep your eyes peeled – the Badlands not only offer a spectacular view, they also hold some of the richest deposits of dinosaur fossils in the world.

3. Rosebud Theatre

Take a relaxing drive east of Calgary and you’ll find a cozy valley that is home to a picturesque community named Rosebud. Nestled in the town is Rosebud Theatre, one of Alberta’s premier theatre companies. Want to make it a romantic getaway? You'll find "stay & play" packages from various bed-and-breakfasts or hotels in Rosebud, Strathmore, and Drumheller. 

4. Calgary Zoo

The Calgary Zoo is for adults too. With various events that are specifically 18+, including their “In the Heat of the Night” for Valentine’s Day, and private behind the scene experiences, the zoo makes for the perfect date. This year, the Calgary Zoo celebrates the 20th year running ZOOLIGHTS. Explore over 200 illuminated displays, fire pits to keep you cozy and steamy mugs of hot chocolate. Be sure to visit Lover’s Lane, the perfect spot to steal a kiss, or snap a photo!

5. Heritage Park Historical Village

Travel back in time with your beloved with one of Heritage Park's adult education programs. Everything from learning to cook 1940’s style on a wood burning stove, a two day “Back to the Barn Workshop” where you’ll learn to handle, groom, and harness horses, to a Big Rock Brewing course where you’ll craft your own beer alongside a true brewmaster!

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