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Our Fave Fun Date Ideas in Edmonton for Every Kind of Couple 

Fun Date Ideas For Every Kind of Couple

Don’t you just love romance? We at Best in Edmonton definitely do – so we gathered our team’s favorite date places in the city just for you!  

So, whether you’re sweating bullets right now looking for exciting first date ideas to impress someone (we’ve been there!), or a couple searching for the best anniversary adventure in Edmonton, we’re here to the rescue. 

1. Solve puzzles together at Time Escape (Escape Game)


Address: 10939-120 Street NW, Edmonton, Alberta T5H 3R3 Canada

Contact: 780-707-6889

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Thursday (4 PM-10 PM)
  • Friday-Saturday (12 PM-12 AM)
  • Sunday (12 PM-10 PM) 

Price: $30 per person

We tried ​​Time Escape for one of our team-building activities, and we found it to be fun and interactive. So we highly recommend this place if you’re looking for an unconventional date idea! 

They have different themed rooms including The Prophecy, The Imperial Palace, Spaceship Mysteries, Castle Secrets, and Time Warp – our personal favorite being The Imperial Palace. 

How it works is you have to solve a sequence of logic puzzles and unlock access to items by sniffing out clues and interacting with the room in a specific way. The ultimate goal is to open the final door for your escape within 45 minutes. 

Pro Tip: Although it’s recommended that you make a reservation (especially for big groups), drop ins are also accommodated. 

2. Play a game or two at Victoria Golf Course


Address: 12130 River Valley Road, Edmonton, Alberta


  • Outside Edmonton: 780-442-5311
  • Golf Course Reservation Line: 780-496-4710
  • Edmonton (311)

Operating hours: 

  • Golf course (6 AM- dusk)
  • Driving range (9 AM- 6 PM) 

If you and your partner enjoy a good game of golf, then Victoria Golf Course is one of your best bets. It’s the oldest city-run course (developed in 1896)! 

We think the fairways and greens of Victoria are forgiving, so it’s ideal for beginners out there who want to try it out. Plus we love the view here – definitely worth checking out yourselves. 

Pro Tip: Aside from calling their hotlines, you can book a reservation here

3. Jump your heart out at LaunchPad Trampoline Park. 



  • Southside – 6142 – 50th Street NW, Edmonton, AB  T6B 2N7
  • Westside – 10442 184 Street NW, Edmonton, AB T5S 0K3


  • Southside – (780) 468-3161
  • Westside – (780) 760-JUMP


  • Monday-Thursday (12 PM-9:30 PM)
  • Friday-Saturday (10 AM-10:30 PM)
  • Sunday (11:30 AM-5:30 PM) 


  • 1 Hour – $16.50
  • 1.5 Hours – $20.50
  • 2 Hours –  $24.50
  • Note: You can add additional hours to the original purchase for $8 per person and $5.00 for an additional 1/2 an hour. 

Unleash your inner child and visit LaunchPad Trampoline Park here in Edmonton with your date. They have over 2229 square meters of custom-made trampolines where you can skip and jump to your heart’s content. 

We love the friendly and warm atmosphere here so much. Everyone of all ages and abilities is welcome, and there are plenty of jump areas to choose from – trampoline dodgeball courts, foam pit area, basketball courts, climbing walls, and many more. 

Pro Tips: 

  • Remember to wear athletic clothing or clothes you can easily move around in. 
  • Walk-ins are allowed. 
  • Make sure to check for promos such as 20% off on Tuesdays and BOGO Wednesdays and Thursdays.

4. Test your arm strength at Boulders Climbing


Address: 10505 107 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 2Y5

Contact: 780-705-7110

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Friday (6 AM- 11 PM)
  • Saturday-Sunday (8 AM-10 PM)
  • Holidays (10 AM-5 PM)


  • Day Passes – $23 (Adult), $21 (Student)
  • Punch Passes- $205 (Adult), $185 (Student)
  • Ongoing Monthly Membership (EFT) – $79 (Adult), $69 (Student)
  • Single Month Membership – $115 (Adult), $100 (Student) 
  • Annual Membership- $760 (Adult), $660 (Student) 

If you’re looking for a challenge that will test your limits, a day at Boulders Climbing might be a great idea for you and your date. It’s a fun and exhilarating option if you want something different. 

We love that aside from bouldering, they even have studio spaces where you can take yoga and dance classes. It’s a wonderful place you should visit at least once. 

Pro Tip: If you’re a first-timer who wants to check out the facility, they have a promo where your first week is only $25. That even includes shoe rentals and unlimited climbing – a great deal, if you ask us! 

5. Enjoy some friendly competition with your date at Plaza Bowling Co.


Address: 10418 118 Ave NW Edmonton, AB T5G 0P7

Contact: 780-477-7848

Operating hours: 

  • Monday (league bowling only)
  • Tuesday (5 PM-10 PM)
  • Wednesday (1 PM-10 PM)
  • Thursday (1 PM-11 PM)
  • Friday (1 PM-12 AM)
  • Saturday (12 PM-12 AM)
  • Sunday (1 PM-7 PM) 

Price: $42/hour per lane (each lane accommodates up to 6 guests); Afternooner Special -$35/hour per lane 

Bowling and Alberta’s finest craft beer and cider? Sign us up! 

Plaza Bowling Co. has been around since 1959 – they have vintage 5-pin original wood lanes, maple benches, scoring tables, and the works. The whole place is just bursting with character. 

Although you can enjoy a game with just your partner, we think this activity is best if you’re planning a group date. Do know that they don’t allow walk-ins and would need a reservation. 

Pro Tip: If you don’t have bowling shoes, shoe rental costs $2.95 per person. 

6. Relive some childhood memories at Ice Palace Edmonton


Address: West Edmonton Mall 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2

Contact: 780-444-5300

Operating hours: *Usually (11 AM-4 PM); will depend on the day and can change without notice; best to check website


  • General adult: $16
  • Ages 3-10: $11

If you’re like Elsa and the cold never bothered you anyway, then going to Ice Palace Edmonton can be a lot of fun. Bring back many childhood memories by spending a day ice skating at this National Hockey League-sized rink with your date. 

We love going here because it’s always a cheap yet very enjoyable date idea. Just make sure to check the website before going because the operating hours may change from time to time. 

Pro Tip: You can book your tickets here

7. Feel nostalgic at GRETA Bar YEG


Address: 10141 109 St NW Edmonton, AB T5J 3M5

Contact: 780-705-0572

Operating hours: Tuesday-Sunday (3 PM-2 AM) 

Price: For food prices, you can view their entire menu here

If you’re an 80s or 90s kid who grew up on arcade games, you’ll get a kick out of GRETA Bar YEG. It’s an arcade with oversized brick archways, wood-beam ceilings, and murals for that vintage feel. 

They have loads of popular games such as Donkey Kong, Tetris, and Pinball – talk about a throwback. You can also play Pop-A-Shot Basketball and Air Hockey with your date for a more interactive experience. 

They’re usually hired for corporate parties and networking functions, but we think it’s also a great place to bring a significant other for a nostalgic date sure to bring out the kids in you. 

Pro Tip: You get 24/7 free parking if you get the Zipstall app. 

8. Splash around at World Waterpark with the love of your life


Address: 1338 – 8882 170 ST NW Edmonton, Alberta T5T 4M2

Contact: 780-444-5321

Operating hours: 

  • Monday -Thursday (12 PM to 5 PM)
  • Friday (11 AM-5 PM)
  • Saturday (10 AM-5 PM)
  • Sunday (11 AM-6 PM) 


  • General – 48″ (122cm) and taller -$64
  • Under 48″ – $54
  • Ages 2 and Under -FREE
  • Seniors -$54
  • Guests with disabilities -$54

If you both love the water, then you should consider going to World Waterpark. They have the world’s largest indoor wave pool with an average temperature of 31°C. It has over 17 different waterslides and features that will spark your taste for adventure. 

Some of the highest slides are Twister, Sky Screamer, and Cyclone – all are over 25.3 meters high. So yes, they take their slides very seriously here. 

They also have hot tubs, surf lessons, a bar, and places to get some snacks. It’s a family place but we think it can also be potentially an extremely fun date. 

Pro Tip: You can rent a towel for $3 if you forget! They also have lockers and cabana rentals. 

9. Have a romantic brunch at Versailles Cafe

Address: 12507 102 Avenue, Edmonton

Contact: [email protected]

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Friday (7 AM – 7 PM)
  • Saturday-Sunday (8 AM – 8 PM) 

We absolutely adore brunch so when we discovered this cafe, we fell head over heels in love. 

They have omelets, French toast, buttery croissants, macarons, tarts, and – wait for it – quiches. 

Aside from brunch items. We’re also fans of their decadent desserts and coffee. Plus the ambiance here is just wonderful – with beautiful interiors and a calm and relaxed vibe. 

Pro Tip: Don’t miss out on their salmon omelet – it’s our team’s personal favorite! 

10. Taste all 80 unique flavors at 80 Flavours Meadowlark

Address: 4025 Gateway Blvd, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Alberta

Contact: 780-444-5321

Operating hours: Monday-Sunday (12 PM-10 PM) 


  • Single scoop: $4
  • Double scoop: $6
  • Waffle Cone: $1 extra

For those with a sweet tooth, we highly recommend a visit at 80 Flavours Meadowlark. Great for after-dinner desserts, from our experience.

They have a WIDE  selection of ice cream, no-sugar-added ice cream for guiltless indulgence, frozen yogurt, sorbet, and sherbet. I mean they’re not called 80 Flavours for nothing. 

Pro Tip: Although they have some tables and benches around the area, we prefer finding a spot in the grass to enjoy our ice cream, which you’ll see a lot of patrons do as well. If you’re like us, you can bring a picnic blanket along or anything you can sit on. 

11. Enjoy many food choices at EPIC 5th St.


Address: 10344 105 Street Northwest, Edmonton, AB, Canada

Contact: 825-480-4800

Operating hours: 

  • Tuesday-Wednesday (12 PM-8 PM)
  • Thursday-Saturday (11 AM-Close)
  • Sunday (11 AM-8PM) 


All options:

See the following links for each restaurant’s menu:

If it takes you and your partner a long time to decide where to eat (i.e. long-drawn back and forths of “Where do you want to eat?” and “Anywhere, you decide”), we have the perfect solution. Take them to a place with many choices such as EPIC 5th St.. 

They have four restaurants under one roof starting with Gnudi by Chef Cam Nelson which serves handcrafted pasta dishes. Pick this if you enjoy bold flavors and aren’t watching your carb intake. 

They also have OilBurgers with the best gourmet burgers and sides for chill nights. This is perfect for when you want some grub while watching a game at home. 

Next is Meat Shack Barbecue for low and slow Texas barbecue. Meat lovers will adore this place plus they have lots of tasty sides to choose from. 

Lastly, they also have Seitans for our vegan friends out there that serve plant-based Southern food. We love their vegan fried chickun, sourdough crust pizza, and dairy-free cheezecake. 

Pro Tip: While we love that they have a wide range of choices, it can also be quite overwhelming when you get there. So make sure to browse their menus beforehand so you get a feel of what you want to try. 

12. Have a perfect first date at El Beso


Address: 10432 Jasper Avenue, Edmonton

Contact: 780 244 7799

Operating hours: 

  • Closed on Monday
  • Tuesday-Thursday (5 PM-12 AM)
  • Friday-Sunday (4 PM-10 PM) 

Price: Full menu: 

If you find yourself in central downtown Edmonton, then make sure to try El Beso – one of YEG’s hottest Mexican eateries. We love their Ancho Suadero tacos on house-made tortillas (They’re to die for! We’re craving them right now.)

They also have delicious cocktails and a list of handpicked tequila and mezcal. It’s a wonderful place to eat good food and drink. 

Pro Tip: The casual feel of this place makes this a good first-date place! 

13. Enjoy some vegan dishes at Padmanadi 



  • Southside 106, 6925 Gateway Blvd NW Edmonton, AB
  • Downtown 10740 101 St NW Edmonton, AB


  • Southside- (780) 428-8899
  • Downtown – ​(780) 428-8899

Operating hours: Closed on Monday; Tuesday-Thursday (11 AM-2 PM); Friday-Sunday (11 AM-9 PM) 


If you’re looking for a great vegan option, we think Padmanadi is a must-try. It’s a vegan Indonesian restaurant that you can find in two locations here in Edmonton. 

Their menu has Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Indonesian dishes now – so you have plenty of choices. We love that it’s a family-owned business with very hands-on owners. 

When their family moved to Canada in 2002, they decided to recreate a similar restaurant their family had in the 1970s in Jakarta. Just like their previous restaurant, Padmanadi is also a raging success. 

The food is fresh, delicious, and unique! Definitely worth bringing a date to! 

Pro Tip: Aside from their food, their smoothies are the bomb and worth checking out. You can choose from Green Nature, Coco Nutty, Morning Glory, or Tropical Plant for the flavors. 

14. Have some delectable pastries at Duchess Bake Shop



  • DUCHESS BAKE SHOP ON 124TH STREET -10718 124 Street

Contact: 780-488-4999.

Operating hours: 

  • DUCHESS BAKE SHOP ON 124TH STREET -Tuesday- Saturday (10 AM-6 PM); Sunday (10 AM-5 PM)
  • LITTLE DUCHESS IN RITCHIE MARKET – Tuesday-Saturday (10:30 AM-5 PM); Sunday (10:30 AM-4 PM) 


It’s no secret that the Best in Edmonton team love pastries – so we always love going to Duchess Bake Shop. With the smell of fresh bread wafting in the air and friendly staff, it’s always a delightful visit. 

We always end up with bags filled with bread and honestly? – we have no regrets. Aside from croissants, brownies, and butter tarts, there’s a special place in our hearts for their macarons. 

They make all their products daily from scratch, so you’re sure you’re getting good quality. So make sure to treat your sweet to some sweets!  

Pro Tip: They have special treats specific to some holidays, so make sure to check their social media for announcements. Check out the cake they made for Mother’s Day: 

15. Enjoy comfort food at Friends & Neighbors Cafe

Address: 10834 82 Ave NW, Edmonton, AB, Canada, Alberta

Contact: +1 780-433-6506

Operating hours: 

  • Monday; Wednesday-Saturday (8 AM-9 PM)
  • Sunday (9 AM-5 PM) 

Price: Full menu: 

Another great restaurant, Friends & Neighbors Cafe has been around since 1981. Since then, they’ve built a name for themselves in the city for the quality of their food and services. 

They have a very relaxed environment here serving some good comfort food. We love their pancakes and sandwiches the most but they have so much to choose from! 

Definitely, a great place to take your date for a breakfast date or a go-to place on bad days to get comfort food. 

Pro Tip: They have a vegan menu and a lot of soup-based dishes! 

16. Have a good cuppa and great conversation at Anvil Coffee House


Address: 6148-90 Avenue NW Edmonton, Alberta T6B 0P2

Contact: 780-250-5245

Operating hours: 

  • Monday- Friday (8 AM-6 PM)
  • Saturday (9 AM-6 PM)
  • Sunday (9 AM-4 PM) 


If you’re looking for a great place for the quintessential coffee shop getting-to-know-you kind of date, then Anvil Coffee House is one of the best ones to visit.  

With beautiful art and calming atmosphere, we love going to this neighborhood coffee shop to study, chill, work, or hang out with family and friends. 

We love that this business values the local community so much. You’ll see the level of care they put into their menu and the events they hold. 

You can check out this link to see the events they’ll be having! 

Pro Tip: They also sell products for home brewing, which you can view here: 

17. Take glorious walks hand-in-hand at Muttart Conservatory


Address: 9626 – 96A Street Edmonton, AB T6C 4L8

Contact: 780-442-5311

Operating hours: 

  • Monday- Tuesday
  • Friday-Sunday(10 AM-5 PM)
  • Wednesday-Thursday (10 AM-9 PM)


  • Adult – $14.95
  • Youth/Senior – $12.95
  • Kid – $7.75

The Muttart Conservatory is absolutely beautiful and we highly recommend a day trip here. It’s one of the country’s largest indoor botanical collections. 

They have what they call the Pyramids, which is a section that has over 700 species of plants in three climate-regulated biomes: arid, temperate, and tropical. They also have a feature pyramid where you can enjoy themed displays. 

You can either go on a guided tour, but if you prefer to explore it at your own pace, you can opt for a self-guided tour with your date – which is perfect if you want to leisurely stroll and talk. 

We love seeing the orchids, banana trees, huge palm trees, cacti, exotic desert species, and Eucalyptus trees.  The whole place is just a feast to the eyes.

Pro Tip: Check out the Culina café inside the place – we recommend the roasted chicken and pumpkin hazelnut soup! 

18. Relax at Broadmoor Lake Park

Address: Sherwood Park, AB T8A 0W9, Canada

Contact: 780-442-5311

Operating hours: Monday- Sunday (6 AM-11 PM)

Price: FREE

Nothing beats a good old-fashioned picnic in a park – and Broadmoor Lake Park is no ordinary park. It has beautiful views and plays such a colorful role in the life of the community. 

They have different amenities such as asphalt trails, plenty of seating areas and picnic areas, washrooms, a spray park, volleyball courts, sports fields, and a picnic shelter. 

So whether you want to play sports or just relax, you can do so in this park. Plus – admission is free, so it’s the perfect date idea if you have a limited budget. 

We adore the picnic shelter because you can reserve it for your needs. It has picnic tables, a large fire pit, counter space, access to power, and washroom access. 

So if you’re going on a group date, we can’t recommend this enough! Just make sure to reserve at least a week in advance to ensure a slot. 

Pro Tip: Make sure to be reminded that smoking and drinking are not allowed. 

19. Appreciate plants at St. Albert Botanic Park 


Address: 265 Sturgeon Road St. Albert Alberta

Contact: 780-442-5311

Operating hours: 

  • Monday- Sunday (10 AM-7 PM)
  • Saturday (10 AM-5 PM)

Price: FREE

This park is dedicated to the collection, cultivation, and display of all kinds of plants. We love that they have labels of their scientific names. 

We found out that this park is maintained and operated by volunteers, which is such a testament to Canadian camaraderie and spirit. Plus, it’s free to enter! 

Do know that this park isn’t a play or picnic park, it’s more of a park to appreciate plants. You can take it further by bringing a camera and going on a nature walk with your partner. 

Professional photography sessions must be booked in advance, however. 

Pro Tip: Check out the full list of gardens here

20. Get up close and personal with sea creatures at Marine Life 


Address: West Edmonton Mall 8882 170 St NW, Edmonton, AB T5T 4J2, Canada

Contact: 780-444-5320

Operating hours: 

  • Monday- Thursday (11 AM-4 PM)
  • Friday-Sunday (11 AM-5 PM) 


  • Single admission – $16
  • Kids (3-10 years) – $11

If you want to be part of Ariel’s world, exploring Marine Life at Sea Life Caverns is the closest thing. It’s a wonderful underground aquarium with over a hundred species of sharks, fish, sea turtles, amphibians, reptiles, penguins, and invertebrates. 

It’s an educational, fun, and interesting date idea. For us, we recommend it as a before-dinner date, so you’d have plenty to talk about after. 

You can catch the sea lion shows, meet penguins, and get up close and personal with their creatures through interactive exhibits. 

Pro Tip: The sea lions show starts at 2 PM on weekends. Arrive at least 20 minutes before to ensure your slot. 

21. See how talented local performers are at Citadel Theatre


Address: 9828 101 A Avenue, Edmonton, AB T5J 3C6

Contact: 780.425.1820

Price: You can buy tickets for individual shows. Prices depend on the show and the seats. See prices here: 

This Edmonton-grown theater is a must-visit if you want to see amazing productions and talented artists. They provide polished and inventive live experiences that take people to other worlds. 

We love that this theater is passionate about the role of young people in the shows. This shows in their programming and various initiatives for the youth including camps, theater classes, etc. 

Granted, live theater can be expensive, but we have to vouch for the quality of the shows and the talent of local performers here. It’s worth the investment. 

Pro Tip: Here’s where you can buy season tickets: 

22. See great shows at The Arden Theatre


Address: 5 St. Anne Street, St. Albert, AB T8N 3Z9

Contact: 780-459-1542 / 780-459-1600

Operating hours: Monday-Friday (10 AM-2 PM) 

Price: To see their full list of upcoming events and shows with prices, visit  or 

The Arden Theatre opened its doors in 1983, and since then they have hosted a lot of talented artists such as Celine Dion, Robert Cray, Arlo Guthrie, Jann Arden, a lot of local musicians, dance schools, theatre groups, and school productions. 

We love going here because the shows are versatile plus we really dig the sound system. They have a state-of-the-art sound console, new theater seating, aisle lighting, and many more. 

They are very accessible, with a wheelchair-accessible lobby, washrooms, and seating. They also have an infrared hearing system and sensory support devices upon request. 

Pro Tip: Cell phones must be turned off before entering the theater. 

23. Read books and explore Stanley A. Milner Library


Address: 7 Sir Winston Churchill Square Centennial Plaza, Edmonton, AB T5J 2V4


  • Branch: (780) 496-7070
  • Children’s Library: (780) 496-7039
  • Children’s Makerspace: (780) 496-7039
  • Gamerspace: (780) 944-0856
  • Makerspace: (780) 944-5342

Operating hours: 

  • Monday-Friday (9 AM-9 PM)
  • Saturday (9 AM-6 PM)
  • Sunday (10 AM-5 PM) 

Price: FREE 

The Stanley A. Milner Library is known as the flagship branch of the Edmonton Public Library – and one of our favorite places to be. 

With meeting rooms, photocopiers, printers, fast Wi-Fi, and a 24-hour book return, it’s a conducive space to read, study, work, or even have productive meetings. You can have a productive date with your significant other here. 

Don’t miss out, get a library card for more frequent visits here

Pro Tip: Entrance to the library itself is free but there are several events/classes held inside the complex. Most of them are free and available for walk-ins but some may need pre-registration. The list of events can be found here

24. Learn about our colorful history at Fort Edmonton Park


Address: 7000 143 St NW, Edmonton, AB T6H 4P3

Contact: +1 780-496-7381


  • Adults (18+) – $26.20
  • Child/Youth (3-17) – $20.90
  • Senior (65+) – $20.90
  • Family (2 adults & up to 4 children/youth who live in the same household) – $95.00

If you’re up to learn about our history, then a trip to Fort Edmonton Park can be another great date idea. It’s the largest living history museum in Canada – and it’s so fascinating to visit. 

There are original and rebuilt historical structures and even costumed historical interpreters during the summer. There are a lot of really cool experiences here such as boarding a fully functional steam train, riding horse-drawn carriages, streetcars, and even vintage automobiles. 

If you like to do something unconventional and educational, Fort Edmonton is ready for you. 

Pro Tips:

We hope this list gave you plenty of ideas on where to take your date no matter what your budget or interests are! We love Edmonton because there are just countless of things to do and places to visit. 

Did we miss out on any of your favorite date places? Make sure to reach out to us! 

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