Written by: Rachel Antony, Best of Calgary

Whether you’re celebrating your 2nd, 5th, 10th, or 35th anniversary, you want the day to be special to celebrate all of the past moments together and all of those to come. You’ve been on so many date nights together that you want to make your anniversary special.

Relaxation, food, and fun will let you and your partner reconnect and take time out of your busy lives to slow down and enjoy each other’s company. Calgary has an extensive list of romantic spots to help celebrate your love.

Hotel - Kensington Riverside Inn

Kensington Riverside Inn Exterior

A small and quaint boutique hotel in Kensington, you’re located in a central spot to be able to walk everywhere from coffee to dinner, or just enjoy a romantic stroll along the river. The coziness will make you feel right at home as you experience the luxuries that the hotel has to offer.

Breakfast - River Café 

Eating on the Patio at River Cafe

Just a little down the river from Kensington, the River Café is located on Prince’s Island Park, secluding it from the hustle and bustle of the city. The carefully crafted menu will satisfy your cravings. They use the best tasting local ingredients in season and make their breads in house, so you know your meal will be the best quality ingredients and made with love.

Day Activity - Couples Massage at The Spa Ritual 

Couples Massage at Spa Ritual

Get a little close and personal with a couples massage at The Spa Ritual. Both of you will be pampered with a facial and a massage and get to experience the relaxing and refreshing spa treatments together. If you’re feeling more adventurous, you can take a lesson in giving massages and learn specific relaxation massage techniques.

Getting Ready - espy 


Now that you’re relaxed and refreshed, pop into espy in Inglewood to spruce up your date night outfit. They specialize in Canadian made brands, but offer a wide range of styles and price points so that you can look and feel your best within your budget. The stylists will help both of you get dressed up and ready for your evening out.

Dinner - Bow Valley Ranche Restaurant


The perfect getaway for a romantic dinner, Bow Valley Ranche is located in Fish Creek Park in the south of Calgary, but you feel like you’ve left the city altogether. The elegant country atmosphere of this historical landmark adds to the dining experience. Their menu is made up of fresh, locally-sourced Canadian cuisine and tastes just as good as it sounds.

Dance the Night Away - Rio Bar and Grill


Don’t let the night end, put on your dancing shoes and show off your best salsa moves at Rio Bar and Grill. Rio has salsa night every Thursday and a Latino DJ on Fridays for you and your date to get up close and intimate. Salsa moves a little rusty? Don’t sweat, there are plenty of veterans there to show you the ropes.


Rachel Antony is a writer for Best of Calgary
. Best of Calgary is a celebration of the best our city has to offer for food, drinks, culture, and entertainment. Follow Rachel on Instagram @almostffamous.

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