Compiled by the Road Trip Alberta team
Last updated on February 13, 2023
With February 14 quickly approaching, do you have special plans in place to celebrate with your special someone? Well, you better plan quickly, as restaurants and hotels sell out fast! But don’t worry, we’ve got you. Below you’ll find a curated list with plenty of romantic ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Edmonton this year.
Romantic Ways to Celebrate Valentine’s Day in Edmonton
Plan a Special Dinner
The Butternut Tree
Treat your sweetheart to a date night this Valentine’s day at The Butternut Tree where they’re serving a delicious 3-course meal. Tempting add-ons include seared foie gras, Acadian sturgeon caviar, and sustainably-sourced scallops.
Seating is available on both February 13 and Valentine’s Day, beginning at 5:00 pm. Book your reservation for a tasty night of romance here. If you can’t make dinner, another option they are offering is a special Valentine’s High Tea on February 12 starting at 11 am.
It’s all about classic Alberta favourites cooked over an open flame at Smokey Bear Restaurant. They’ve created a delicious menu for an unforgettable dinner for Valentine’s with your special someone.
Their set menu includes oysters, Bay scallops, and tender pork loin dressed with a smoked cream sauce. Add an optional drink pairing for the perfect meal in Edmonton this Valentine’s Day.
Chartier in Beaumont
Chef Tamara Solon of Chartier, the only French-Canadian restaurant in Beaumont, has put together a Valentine’s Day menu sure to make your eyes water. Her garlic celebration menu features three courses of garlic-based dishes, including a shared tapas board and shared dessert. Pair your meal with a bottle of wine from their extensive wine menu.
2-hour seatings are available starting at 5:15 pm on February 14.
Murder Mystery at The Sawmill
Take your date to the Sawmill in South Edmonton on Friday, February 11th, for an evening of excitement and intrigue at their Valentine’s Day Dinner and Murder Mystery – ‘Til Death Do Us Part.
Enjoy an hour of cocktails followed by a set menu before attempting to solve the mystery to win a prize. After dinner, music and dancing set the mood and put a perfect end to date night with your valentine.
The event starts at 7:00 pm. Get your tickets here.
The Melting Pot
The Melting Pot in Edmonton will have a unique Valentine’s menu designed for sharing, available throughout February. Guests can indulge in cheese fondue to start, then choose two entrees. You and your date will share a steaming pot of decadent chocolate fondue for dessert.
Reservations are recommended, so reserve your table in advance.
Book a Romantic Stay for Valentine’s Day
If you’re celebrating Valentine’s Day in Edmonton his year, why not book a theme room at the Fantasyland Hotel in West Edmonton Mall? For that extra bit of romance, there are a couple of special promotions for couples. Choose from either the “Be My Valentine” package, which includes a bottle of sparkling wine, a tasty treat for 2, a romantic rose petal setup on the bed and valet parking. Or choose the “Love Is In The Air” package, which includes a bottle of sparkling wine and a delicious treat for 2.
For dinner, surprise your date with a reservation at the L2 Grill for a 4-course Valentine’s Day meal. Seatings are available on February 11th and 14th.
Suppose you happen to be staying at the hotel on February 14th, head down to the World Waterpark for Resort Night. A live DJ, flair bartending, and a fire show make for a Valentine’s Day weekend that’s extra special.
Fairmont Hotel MacDonald
The “Love is in the Air” package at Edmonton’s fabulous Fairmont Hotel MacDonald is available between February 11 and 14 for couples looking to treat themselves to the ultimate romantic staycation in Edmonton. You and your Valentine will enjoy a three-course meal in the modernized Confederation Lounge. And after a romantic night in a guest room or suite, take advantage of a late check-out.
If luxury accommodation and special sweet treats are what you’re looking for this Valentine’s Day in Edmonton, then the Hotel MacDonald is the perfect spot to celebrate.
Spa Packages for Couples
Healing Waters Spa
Treat Yo’ Self to a spa day with your special someone at Healing Waters Spa. They offer a healing couples spa package that includes a relaxing Hammam treatment, Hydrolift treatment for the face and neck and a relaxing 90-minute tandem pedicure.
Body Polish Day Spa
Reserve a spa day with Body Polish Day Spa and choose from 5 different couples packages that define luxury. Want to really impress your date? Treat yourselves to their ultimate 7-hour Champagne Wishes package, including manicures and pedicures for two, spa facials, body scrubs, and a 90-minute relaxing massage plus lunch and four glasses of champagne.
The SPA by Spa’ology
During the entire month of February, The SPA offers several unique Valentine’s treatments in addition to its many couples offerings that are also available year-round. Unique therapies like a Berry Chocolate Facial and Chocolate Body Scrub will leave you with baby-soft skin and have you feeling refreshed and revived. Finish the day sharing a decadent chocolate fondue with that special someone.
Book your spa day at The Spa for Valentine’s Day in Edmonton.
Want more options? Check out our full article on Edmonton spas.
Valentine’s Day Activities and Events in Edmonton
Latin Valentine’s Day Dance Workshop
ETOWNS SALSA presents a Latin Valentine’s Dance Workshop on February 11 and 14. This fun class will bring you and your partner closer together as you learn the sensual moves of Salsa and Bachata. Beginners are always welcome.
The International Festival of Winter Cinema
Attend the annual IFWC and catch a special Valentine’s Day dinner and screening of ‘Prayer for a Lost Mitten’. Winner of ‘Best Canadian Feature’ at HotDocs Documentary Film Festival, the film is a tender story that will tug on your heartstrings.
Each ticket will get you entry for the screening and a buffet dinner at Hawrelak Park. Get your tickets to IFWC Valentine’s Day here.
Valentine’s Day Couples Massage Workshop
On Saturday, February 11, learn the techniques of relaxing massage during MaKami College’s special Valentine’s Day workshop. An expert RMT will guide you and your special guest as you snack on chocolate-covered strawberries, sip champagne, and learn relaxing massage techniques to practice on one another.
You can also feel good about attending this Valentine’s Day event, as half of the proceeds will benefit WIN House.
Free Things To Do for Valentine’s Day
There are plenty of free ways to celebrate Valentine’s Day in Edmonton.
Spend Valentine’s Day skating with your sweetie! The city of Edmonton has plenty of spots for outdoor skating, including at Churchill Square and the new rink in the ICE District. And for some festival fun, consider heading to Silver Skate Festival, running from February 10-20, 2023. No matter what, after an evening of ice skating, remember to grab a hot chocolate with your loved one to warm up!
Take a nature walk
Celebrate Valentine’s Day by reconnecting with each other and nature as you explore the many walking trails in Edmonton. Mill Creek Ravine Trail and Whitemud Ravine are local trails accessible in the winter. Head to the Riverdale neighbourhood to hike through Dawson Park and be rewarded with scenic views of the North Saskatchewan river and even some hoodoos.
Hazeldean Sweet Hearts Market
Find the perfect Valentine’s Day gift at the Hazeldean Sweet Hearts Market, which is free to attend and a fun place to wander! For the whole weekend, the market is your chance to discover local small businesses and support local artisans of all ages. There will be sweet treats at the indoor concession, locally-made art, food and jewellery and more.
The market is open from 10:30 am – 5:00 pm on February 11th and from 11:00 am – 4:00 pm on February 12th.
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Pete is a co-founder of Road Trip Alberta. Growing up in Edmonton he has an extensive knowledge of Alberta and everything the province has to offer. He loves to eat good food, hike (especially in the winter), play tennis and curl. Apart from running Road Trip Alberta, he is a director with HMI, a digital media agency, half of the Hecktic Travels duo, and a co-creator of the popular card game Trip Chaser.