Calgary is a beautiful city in Alberta, Canada, with a lot of restaurants and attractive places, but how do you choose where to take your date for the first time?
The answer depends on who you are going out with and what your preferences are. Still, we can give you suggestions of great places for a first date in Calgary.
Whatever your choice is, you must eat at some point. You could enjoy an interesting evening at Sky 360 where you will see a romantic panoramic view of Calgary while savoring contemporary Canadian dishes.
Or, if you and your date like crowded and loud places, try the multi-level Mexi-castle Julios Barrio where burritos, beers and margaritas are served over the view of the Bow River.
Anyone who loves jazz should try Café Koi that offers the perfect environment for a relaxing conversation and the pleasure of live jazz music. The menu combines Asian cuisine with delicious vegetarian dishes and adventuresome cocktails to make the night more interesting.
The classic dinner and a movie date
Dinner and a movie is a common date option but make it special this time. Instead of first going to the movies and then heading on to grab a bite, how about you enjoy a three-course dinner at the Selkirk Grille restaurant while watching a classic movie?
The tickets cost around $43 per person and you can enter if you have a reservation. This option works only for those who have a special taste for the classics.
Here are a few titles that will run at the Selkirk Grille: Casablanca, Singin’ in the Rain, Chicago, Breakfast at Tiffany’s and Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory.
Think out of the box and do something different from all the other dates you had. If your date knows how to cycle, why don’t you enjoy a ride under the light of the stars? Hoping that Calgary has a decent bike sharing system, you don’t even have to own the bikes.
Moreover, it’s a cheap and romantic first date option but it depends on who you’re going out with. If she doesn’t know how to ride a bike, this is a good chance for you to teach her. This will be a cute moment of a potential long term relationship.
Also, how about going on a date on Captain’s Cruises? You will sail on Calgary’s only paddlewheel boat while enjoying the views of the Rocky Mountains and Glenmore Reservoir.
If you date someone who loves wildlife and nature, don’t hesitate to take a walk on the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary trails while watching birds. The sanctuary is home to many species of mammals, amphibians and butterflies.
This option is good for out of town dates. Offer to show her/him around and start with a walking tour of downtown Calgary. Think beforehand where you want to take your date to make sure the place is actually open at that time.
Here are a few attractions in the city center: the Chinese Cultural Center, the Peace bridge, the McDougall Center and the Olympic Plaza. You could also walk down the Stephen Avenue or enter the mall for an ice cream.