Compiled by the Road Trip Alberta team
Last updated on February 13, 2023
We’re firm believers that you should show your special someone how much you love them EVERY day of the year. But regardless of what we think, February 14th is still a special day for many people to express their love to one another. Need some help planning an epic day to celebrate your love? Below you’ll find some super romantic ways to enjoy Valentine’s Day in Calgary this year!
Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Calgary
Plan a Romantic Valentine’s Dinner
Calgary Tower’s revolving restaurant, Sky 360, gives you and your special someone stunning views of the city while you celebrate Valentine’s Day over a romantic dinner. Their 3-course Valentine’s Day menu starts with a selection of canapés, including oysters and foie gras.
The first and second dishes include lamb tartare, burrata and winter citrus salad, a braised short-rib, and seared Icelandic cod. The meal finishes with a choice of chocolate marquise, olive oil financier or a decadent cheeseboard for dessert.
Make the perfect reservation for Valentine’s Day in Calgary at Sky 360 here.
A family-friendly location for your Valentine’s date, the Selkirk Grille sits just outside the Heritage Park Historical Site of Calgary. Their Valentine’s Dinner is a three or four-course option with some incredible mains selections, including Beef Tenderloin, Arctic Char Gremolada, or Asparagus and Truffle Risotto. It will be a meal that you and you’re loved one won’t forget.
Reservations can easily be made online through Open Table.
Thomsons Kitchen & Bar
Celebrate the special day with a five-course Valentine’s Day meal at Thomsons Kitchen & Bar. The dinner features a warming winter salad and a delicious Alberta bison steak, among other tasty dishes. A wine pairing is also offered with the meal.
Seating is available between 5:00 pm and 10:00 pm on February 14, 2023. Book your reservation here.
Book a Romantic Stay in Calgary
Hotel Arts and Yellow Door Bistro
Spending a night at the Hotel Arts will help you have a Calgary Valentine’s Day you won’t soon forget. Located in the heart of downtown, the Hotel Arts Valentine’s Day “Staycation Package” offers a night’s stay, a food and beverage credit worth $100 at Yellow Door Bistro, plus two complimentary welcome drinks.
Fairmont Palliser Hotel
Impress your loved one by staying in the heart of downtown Calgary at the Fairmont Palliser Hotel. The “The Grandest Romance” package is their special offer for Valentine’s Day.
The package includes a one-night stay with a complimentary upgrade (subject to availability at check-in), chocolate-covered strawberries and sparkling wine upon arrival, a $50 CAD Hawthorn dining credit, valet parking for one vehicle, and best of all, a late check-out the next day so you can sleep in (or not sleep – wink wink) late.
Azuridge Estate Hotel
Are you looking for a unique and memorable day with your partner? Head 20 minutes south of Calgary to Priddis and ‘Say Yes to Love‘ at the Azuridge Estate Hotel.
Book their Couples Package, and the special day includes a one-night stay, a romantic five-course dinner, pampering spa treatments, in-room Champagne, chocolate truffles and truffle popcorn, plus more! So spoil your loved one with this incredible package, only available on February 10 and 11, 2023.
Contact the Azuridge Butlers at email@example.com to reserve your stay.
Stillwater Spa Calgary
Pamper your Valentine with a visit to the Hyatt’s Stillwater Spa. As a special Valentine’s Day promotion, the spa has an offer that if you spend $250 or more on spa services on February 14, you can choose between a $50 credit for your next service or a discounted price on Thomsons’ special Valentine’s Day five-course dinner.
The Spa Ritual
A spa day is a perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day with your partner! The Spa Ritual has a full menu of services designed with couples in mind, including facials, massages and, best of all, massage lessons. What better way to express your love than to learn how to ease your partner’s aches and pains in a relaxed and romantic setting? With every lesson, guests get to take home a free massage candle.
Book an appointment for you and your special Valentine here.
Leela Eco Spa
Leela Eco Spa, one of our favourite Calgary spas, invites you and your loved one to a relaxing date night to reconnect, unwind and find the inner zen. Enjoy an hour-long couples massage followed by a soothing pedicure for your Valentine’s Day. Best of all, end the experience with a complimentary glass of wine and toast an incredible day together.
Leela Eco Spa has seven locations throughout Calgary. Book your appointment here.
Other Romantic Activities for Valentine’s Day in Calgary
Kick off Valentine’s Day weekend at Market Wines for a night of Perfect Pairings on Friday, February 11.
Taste your way through different pairing stations set up throughout the store in search of a new favourite bottle to share with your partner. The event starts at 7:00 pm at their southern location only. Get tickets here.
Valentine’s Day at the Zoo
For the 29th year, “In the Heat of the Night” at the Calgary Zoo is an 18+ Valentine’s Day event being held for three nights only on February 11 (sold out), 13th and 14th. Enjoy a four-course romantic dinner followed by a cheeky presentation about how animals show their love in the wild at the ENMAX Conservatory.
Don’t delay and get your tickets to this fun and unique event!
Aroused at the Telus Spark Science Centre
It’s time to celebrate the Science of Sex and Romance! On February 10, Telus Spark Science Centre kicks off its first Spark After Dark event of the year with Aroused, an immersive exploration into the science of romance. It ventures deep into the “biological and psychological science that goes into sex, romance and arousal.”
There will be guest speakers, a local vendors market, snacks, a cash bar, live music, and plenty of fun workshops for you and your partner to try together. The event goes from 6:00 pm until midnight. Get your tickets here.
Southern Stardust Big Band Valentine’s Dinner and Dance
Enjoy an evening of elegance on February 11 at the Austrian Canadian Culture Centre‘s Valentine’s Day Dinner and Dance featuring Calgary’s own Southern Stardust Big Band. After the dinner buffet, taste an assortment of cakes and squares from Austria, such as Sacher torte.
Following the meal, there will be an orchestra specializing in music from the heyday with ballroom dancing that will have you on your feet until the end of the night.
The doors open at 5:00 pm, and the band starts at 7:30 pm. Tickets are $81 and are available here.
Free Things to Do on Valentine’s Day in Calgary
There are several spots for outdoor ice skating in Calgary. Bowness Park, Olympic Plaza, Glenmore Ice Trail and Shaganappi Park are all popular spots to strap on the skates. It’s always super cute to see couples holding hands and gliding across frozen ponds. After your skate, what better way to warm up than with a steaming cup of hot chocolate? (Note that Olympic Plaza is closed for skating on Valentine’s Day.)
Valentine’s Extravaganza Market
On February 11, over 60 vendors will gather at the Dalhousie Community Association for the Valentine’s Day Extravaganza Market. The event features live music, prizes every hour, and dozens of booths selling homemade jewellery, clothes, art and food.
Come and celebrate Valentine’s Day by shopping locally! The Valentine’s Extravaganza Market is free to enter, but you’ll need to reserve a spot.
Celebrate Valentine’s weekend with a visit to Chinook Blast for the city’s best art, music and theatre. This is the annual event’s final weekend of 2023, which means it’s your last chance to see B!G Art light installations, catch a live music performance, theatrical performances, outdoor sports events, night markets, plus much more!
You can catch most of the action in Downtown Calgary at Olympic Plaza, Stephen Avenue and the East Village. February 12 is the last day of Chinook Blast, and you don’t want to miss it.
Looking for more to do on Valentine’s Day?
- If you’d rather just kick back with a casual night, see our list of the best spots for pizza in Calgary.
- Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Edmonton.
- Here are some other Romantic Alberta Getaways.