Make this Valentine’s Day spicier than cinnamon heart candies!
Winter might be here, but that doesn’t mean your date nights can’t be exciting. Wrap yourselves up in warm clothing and enjoy this season together. With so many things to see and do, you won’t have a hard time planning your next romantic getaway.
No matter the weather, food never goes out of style. And in Kingston’s thriving culinary scene, your
If you’re interested in learning about the history of craft beers and the brewery scene in Kingston, I would suggest trying their Beer and Bites Tour offered by Kingston Food Tour.
Located in the heart of downtown Kingston, you can glide hand-in-hand with your darling date around the large oval rink in front of City Hall, and then follow it up with a warm cup of hot chocolate, coffee or cider at one of the many delicious cafes located just across the street. Don’t be too worried about the cold as there are warming and change areas as well as lockers and skate rentals available in the Market Wing of City Hall.
Let’s face it, as Canadians, it is our right and duty to enjoy the game of Hockey. What could be more fun for a first date then a great view of Kingston’s very own hockey team – the Kingston Frontenacs? The Leon’s Centre, located on The Tragically Hip Way in Kingston, has all the snacks and drinks you could wish for as well as a great view no matter what seat you choose.
Forget about reality and take the ultimate test of trust and teamwork at Kingston’s newest escape room: Wonderland. Immerse yourself in a seven-dwarf themed escape room to help destroy the infamous evil apple. Get competitive (or co-operative) in their board game lounge with more than 450 games on site! We like the shareable menu items like the charcuterie board and candy spread!
Sometimes the unusual is what makes adventures more interesting. So we couldn’t help but add a winter hike through one of Brockville’s beautiful trails to this ‘Winter Date’ list. Saunter arm-in-arm through The Brock Trail, bring your camera to the Mac Johnson Wildlife Area, or spend an afternoon galavanting through the 1000 Islands Parkway and get to know your new special friend while being surrounded by stunning wetland, fields, forests and of course, the St. Lawrence River.
Make your way over to Brockville’s very own Aquatarium, the one and only massive aquarium and discovery centre in South Eastern Ontario. With interactive exhibits and activities (for not just children but adults too) including displays of ships used on the St. Lawrence River, viewing local fish and meeting some friendly otters! They also offer a challenging ropes course, which is open seasonally so check the website first before you make the trip down.
7. Go Cross-Country Skiing
Show your adventurous side by taking your special friend over to one of Rideau Heritage Routes stunning trails for some cross country skiing! Hit up Murphy’s Point Provincial Park or Little Cataraqui Creek Conservation Area for some shorter trails, or go big and head over to The Cataraqui Trail which has over 200
You sometimes need the perfect setting to set the mood of a good date. We recommend taking your bae to the Foley Mountain Conservation Area for an especially romantic Fall-themed date. There is no better chance to get to know one another on a deeper level than a quiet, private walk through a beautiful forest, hills and lakes.
Sometimes it’s best to keep things simple, and if that sounds like your kind of party, then you should check out
Experience the magic of Winter with Countryside Adventures where you can skate through the forest hand-in-hand with those you love the most. Make a day of it and enjoy their warm bonfire after gliding through the 3 kilometre stretch of trail and finish your day by filling your bellies with mouthwatering moose ears and poutine!
That’s right, we said it. Indulge in burger bliss at Truffles Burger Bar with their Solid Gold Burger. Beef, foie gras, black truffle shavings, 23 kt gold dust, and a glass of champagne. At Truffles, you can always find something outrageous and tasty! Who’s hungry?
Make this date an unforgettable experience for both of you by going all out! Huff Estates Inn has a winter package that offers a two-night stay in one of their rooms and a dinner voucher for $100 both nights. On top of that, you get a private tasting at the Huff Estates Winery. Talk about romantic!
The most unique experiences are those that are unanticipated, unusual and unique. That is what you will be in store for if you make your way to one of Prince Edward County’s beaches or trails this winter at Sandbanks Provincial Park.
Walk along the shoreline and feel as though you have travelled to another planet. The bright winter sunshine reflecting off the freezing waters will warm your heart and ease your mind from daily troubles. Keep reading to find out what other activities you can enjoy while you visit!
If you are feeling extra romantic, or are looking for a place to make a moment especially perfect, take your loved one to Lennox & Addington County Dark Sky Viewing Area. You will have to guide your sweetie through to the viewing platform as the area is quite dark, but the incredible backdrop of the unobstructed stars in the night sky will make it worth every misstep along the way.
If you are looking to make someone reciprocate your new-found love, then we have found the perfect date idea for you! Surprise your significant other with a private helicopter tour of the 1000 Islands. Customize your tour or choose from an already planned route as you get a birds-eye-view of the stunning land and lake from your high vantage point.
The next time a snowstorm gets you down, try and remember that more snow means more time to ski at the Batawa Ski Hill! Perfect for beginners, advanced and expert skiers and snowboarders due to their excellent staff and twelve hills that vary in style, length and difficulty. If you have never skied or snowboarded before, show up early and meet with your very own instructor to learn the ropes and then hit the slopes!
This is the perfect day-time date to go on if you find yourself in the mood for an adventure. Take a quick 5-minute walk up a large hill to meet a 30-foot tall tower to the Sager viewing platform. With a 360 degree view of the Bay, you can play some iSpy, or have a special moment with a certain someone while you overlook the country landscape. Worth the climb any time of year.