Valentine's Day is just around the corner, and in Winnipeg, the cold weather won't stop the warmth of romance. From art galleries to comedy clubs, there’s plenty of unique settings for a memorable celebration with your significant other. So, layer up, grab your partner's hand, and let's dive into some romantic Valentine's Day date night ideas in Winnipeg.
Winnipeg Art Gallery + SMITH Restaurant + Dessert at the Forks
Start your night at the Winnipeg Art Gallery, open until 5pm daily. WAG-Qaumajuq features an impressive collection of over 27,000 artworks spanning centuries, cultures, and media, including the largest public collection of contemporary Inuit art in the world.
After browsing the gallery, head to nearby Inn at the Forks for a romantic dinner at SMITH Restaurant, before closing the night with dessert or coffee at one of the many options at the Forks. Hopefully we get a warm night so you can take a walk around the thawing river and take in the relaxing ambiance.
Art Gallery: https://www.wag.ca/
Jets Game + Deer and Almond + Amsterdam Tea Room
Start the night big by cheering on the Winnipeg Jets as they take on the San Jose Sharks, then head to the exchange for a fantastic multiple course meal at Deer and Almond. If you’re not ready to go home, you have plenty of options for a nightcap such as cocktails at Amsterdam Tea Room, Patent 5, or Cibo Waterfront Café.
Jets Tickets: https://www.nhl.com/jets/tickets/single-game-tickets
Deer and Almond: https://www.deerandalmond.com/
Amsterdam Tea Room: http://amsterdamtearoom.com/
The Leaf + Rumors Comedy Club
Start with a visit to The Leaf, a spectacular indoor horticultural attraction at Assiniboine Park. Their Gather Craft Kitchen and Bar offers a spread of fresh, locally-sourced, and seasonal ingredients from their gardens. It makes for a perfect romantic dinner before ending the night in a more casual fashion at Rumors Comedy Club.
The Leaf Restaurant: https://www.gatherattheleaf.ca/
Rumors Comedy Club: https://rumorscomedyclub.com/
Festival du Voyageur + Chaise Lounge
Grab a drink and a bite to eat at Chaise Lounge before bundling up for Winnipeg’s favourite winter festival. Whether you catch a show in one of their tents, take in the snow and ice sculptures, or check out the traditional programming, there’s no shortage of great things to keep you busy all evening all night long.
Chaise Lounge: https://www.chaisecafe.com/
Whether you choose to explore the city's romantic venues, indulge in culinary delights, or cheer on our home team, Winnipeg has no shortage of things to do.
Happy Valentine's Day, Winnipeggers! Here's to celebrating love in the heart of this beautiful city.