It’s cold, it’s snowy, it’s winter.
Just because it’s not summer, doesn’t mean you have to hide indoors and not go out.
There are so many ways to spend a day, an evening or a weekend in Regina - here are a few date night ideas to enjoy with your significant other depending on your interests.
For the Outdoorsy Couple
If you love the outdoors, you likely love winter. There are so many wonderful outdoor activities to have fun with, in the snow. (I firmly stand behind the saying that there’s no such thing as bad weather, just bad clothing).
A great way to spend an after-work date night is to head 70 kilometres northeast of Regina to Mission Ridge for a night of snowboarding under the lights (most Thursday-Saturday evenings until 10 pm throughout the winter). They even have a newly opened tube park this season.
If you don’t feel like going for a drive, hit up one of many trails around the city for snowshoeing, fat biking and cross-country skiing. Check out The Regina Ski Club for trail updates and trail-use policies and stop in at Fresh Air Experience and Sunshine and Ski for rentals.
Consider lacing up the skates to check out the skating rinks at Victoria Park, Wascana Lake or more than 50 other outdoor skating rinks and shinny sites around the city.
For the Arts & Culture Enthusiasts
Whether it be music, performing arts or museums, there is a lot to enjoy in terms of arts and culture in Regina.
Regina Public Library Film Theatre has several shows playing throughout the winter (they even have free films if you’re looking for budget-friendly activities)
There are several fine art galleries with ever-changing exhibitions. Stop in at the Assiniboia Gallery for contemporary and traditional art, the newly enhanced Slate Fine Art Gallery, the Dunlop Art Gallery for visual artwork and of course the always popular MacKenzie Art Gallery.
Saskatchewanians love to go out for food and bevvies. Thankfully, there’s no shortage of options in the city for a night out on the town. If you’re a coffee aficionado, stop in at 33 ⅓ Coffee Roasters for board games and ethically-sourced speciality coffee. Also, consider checking out any of Brewed Awakening, Drip Cafe and Naked Bean (the list for coffee-shops in Regina is pretty limitless - most of the locally-owned shop will serve up a great cup of joe with tasty treats).
If you’re looking for a casual pub, check out classics like Leopold’s, Victoria Tavern and Rebellion Brewing. If cocktails are more to your taste, stop in at Avenue, arguably one of the top spots for cocktails in the city (headed up by cocktail master Christopher Cho) or Crave Kitchen + Wine Bar for a nice glass of wine paired with a charcuterie board.
If you’re meeting up for a date right after work, head to Hotel Saskatchewan’s lobby bar, Circa 27, as you’ll get a free bit of booze as part of their “5-o’clock ritual” as well as a great cocktail menu selection.
For the Active Couple
It’s actually a pretty cool idea to go to a workout class with your significant other or someone you’ve been dating. There are so many places in the city that have an inclusive workout culture. Try Wheelhouse Cycle Club for an intense but fun workout or Local Barre Fitness for an unexpected challenge. If either of you are yogis, stop in at Bodhi Tree Yoga - the hot yoga is great for all levels.
For a different type of an adventure and active date, Sky Park Regina is the newest indoor adventure park opening in the city in December. It will have mini-golf, electric go-karts, a coffee shop as well as an indoor zip line and high ropes course.
For Couples Who Love Games
Escape rooms, golf simulators, game boards - even adult-night at the Saskatchewan Science Centre are all perfect ideas for a date-night games-night in Regina. We’ve even written about Games Nights before on the blog there are so many options.
Try District 3, Escape Manor, Mystery Mansion Regina, or Escape Club for the many escape rooms in the city. Check out Divots Golf for a golfing simulator and try Boards N Beans Cafe and Board Game Bistro for a fun double-date night out playing a variety of different board games.
What are your favourite date-night ideas in Regina during the winter months?