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Five Unforgettable Winter Date Ideas

Traditional, Untraditional, the Grande Prairie Region has it All…

 

When it comes to chilly winter weather, we get it – the temptation to stay inside, curl up on the couch, and turn on the TV is hard to resist. But if you and your significant other want to venture out beyond your living room for a romantic time, we’ve made a list of the top five winter date ideas in the Grande Prairie region.

 

Grande Prairie Live Theatre

1. Grande Prairie Live Theatre

Get a little shot of culture at the Grande Prairie Live Theatre. With a mix of classic plays and shows, touring bands and comedians, and original performances put on by locals, the GPLT’s ever-changing line-up can offer a wildly different experience from one week to the next. Laugh, cry, or rock out – do whatever you and your partner’s hearts tell you!

 

2. Dinner and Drinks

No matter the season, a nice dinner and drinks is a classic way to spend time with your partner. Winter’s a time for indulgence, so feast and drink to your heart’s content at some of the best spots in Grande Prairie proper. We recommend Latitude 55’s new cocktail lounge and eatery for their inventive hand-crafted spirits, the Crown and Anchor’s classic fare and warm atmosphere, Grain Bin Brewing Company’s mix of seasonal drinks, and Earl’s Kitchen + Bar for their expansive, popular menu.

 

Weekend getaway to Powder King3. Take a weekend getaway to Powder King

If one night’s not enough for you, a weekend at a nearby ski resort, Powder King, is a trip to remember. Named for the deep, fresh powder Mother Nature frequently delivers, Powder King is not as well-visited as the more crowded resorts in Jasper or Banff, meaning you and your partner have the chance to get lost in a snowy winter wonderland together. And remember, even if you don’t like skiing – there’s always the après-ski. A warm fire, hot cocoa, maybe a hot toddy.

 

4. Skating at Muskoseepi Park

Muskoseepi Park is one of the City of Grande Prairie’s best-kept secrets. Running almost the entire length of the city, you can easily access it from downtown to enjoy a stroll through the well-kept nature any time of the year. In winter though, Muskoseepi Pond freezes over and is open to the public at no charge. Lit until 10 p.m. every night, there’s an undeniably romantic vibe as the evening draws on.

Being so close to downtown, Muskoseepi Pond is also in proximity to a whole host of great establishments. Why not grab a couple of cupcakes at OMG! Cupcakes on 100 St. before you and your partner hit the ice? Remember, it’s winter: you need those extra calories for skating energy!

 

Skating at Evergreen Park5. Dog Sledding at Evergreen Park

Go beyond traditional date ideas, and take a ride together on a dog sled at Evergreen Park. Hosted by Elevation Sled Dogs – a team of dog sledders from our region who regularly compete at international sledding events such as Iditarod – you and your amour can hop on the back of a sled and be whisked around a course by a pack of faithful huskies. It’ll be worth it for the selfies alone!

Of course, Evergreen Park is also home to the Wild Horse Casino & Lounge. When you’re done shouting ‘mush!’, why not head over for a couple of drinks and a meal?

 

These are just a few ideas to help you and your partner spend time together through the winter. Don’t worry, we’ve got you covered for other seasons, too – check out our Date Night in Grande Prairie blog, or our Fall In Love In (and With!) the Grande Prairie Region blog for further hints and tips. Wherever you choose to visit, we love to hear about it on social media. Hit us up with your stories and photos using #GPTourism!