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Best Edmonton Spots for a Unique Date Night

Best Edmonton Spots for a Unique Date Night

Whether you’ve just met someone brand new or you want to rekindle the flame of romance with someone you’ve known for a while, Edmonton is one of the best cities in Canada in terms of unique and interesting places to go on a first date.

And, while nothing can guarantee romantic chemistry, when you choose to go on a date in one of the below locations, at least you’ll be guaranteed to have an interesting time.

Best Edmonton Spots Unique Date Night Axe ImageAxe Throwing

It may sound like something that only lumberjacks would really enjoy, but the Bad Axe Throwing centre in downtown Edmonton is a great place for a unique first date.

Located right in the heart of Edmonton on 136th Street, this axe-throwing centre is a great way to blow off steam and enjoy some healthy competition. While throwing an axe accurately is difficult, even the most petite ladies will have fun hurling a lethal weapon. 

And when you’re done laughing at one another’s throwing styles, you can have fun snacking on drinks and food that you brought yourself, another great way to impress your date.

Virtual Reality

Meeting people in the flesh for a first date can be a nerve-wracking affair, so why not lessen the tension with a trip to a Virtual Reality game centre?

Breakout VR Edmonton is conveniently located on 81st Avenue and has a wide range of the latest VR games. Simply strap on some goggles and immerse yourselves in a make-believe world. With over 30 different games to choose from, you’re guaranteed to find something to please both of you.

Be sure to book ahead of time in order to guarantee your spot.

Escape Rooms

Escape rooms are one of the fastest-growing adult entertainment options in Edmonton, with more than a dozen different companies now offering game-play for a modest fee.

Part theatre and part action adventure game, escape rooms start by “locking” the players in a room. In order to exit (or “escape”), a series of puzzles must be solved. Perfect for date nights, you and your date will have to work together in order to win the game, an excellent way to get to know someone.

Check out TripAdvisor’s top rankings for a list of popular escape room games in Edmonton.

Cooking Classes

One of the best ways to assess a potential partner is through their love and passion for food. A great idea for a first date night is by taking a cooking class at Sorrentino’s, one of Edmonton’s most beloved restaurant chains.

A wide variety of classes are offered, including Spanish cuisine (tapas), Vietnamese food, Thai cuisine, making chocolate, and Italian classic foods. And even if the date doesn’t pan out, at least you’re guaranteed to get a good meal!

Board Games

If axe throwing and escape rooms are too much, why not consider a more old-fashioned way to play games? The Table Top Cafe, with two locations in Edmonton, has dozens of board games ranging from classics like chess and Scrabble to lesser-known games such as Exploding Kittens and Cards Against Humanity.

Archery

Located in northwest Edmonton, Wyld Archery is an indoor facility where you can practise being William Tell (you remember, the guy who shot an apple off his son’s head). Even if you’ve never picked up a bow, the centre’s coaches will happily teach you the basics. 

By exercising a little creativity, it’s easy to find a unique and special place to invite someone for a first date. Whether you end up making a love match or not, all of the above options will, at least, guarantee that you get out of the house and try something fun and unusual.

If you liked this post, be sure to check out the 5 Best Edmonton Restaurants for Date Night.

 

Photo credits: archery, axe

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