10 Ideas for Romantic Winter Dates in Manitoba

Posted January 31, 2024 | Author Breanne Sewards

When your heart needs a spark...Canada's heart is calling.

Kindle the flames of love with brunch in a romantic dome, an unforgettable dining experience in a carved snow den or a night out at the ballet. These 10 cozy date ideas will warm the heart this winter in Manitoba.

1. Explore Love's Turmoil at the Royal Winnipeg Ballet

Royal Winnipeg Ballet Company Dancers performing.
Daniel Crump

2019 Romeo & Juliet - RWB Company Dancers - Photo by Daniel Crump

Royal Winnipeg Ballet | Winnipeg

Revisit Shakespeare's timeless romance with the Royal Winnipeg Ballet. Follow the journey of Romeo and Juliet as they challenge family feuds in Renaissance Italy. From innocence to tragedy to redemption, experience remarkable artistry in one of RWB's standout productions. Toer van Schayk's sets and costumes transport you to sixteenth-century Verona, complementing Rudi van Dantzig's choreography and sword fighting. Witness this captivating portrayal of love's challenges and triumphs from Feb 15 to 18!

2. Fall in Love with Pineridge Hollow and The Village

Pineridge Hollow and The Village | On the edge of Birds Hill Provincial Park

Love is in the air at the ever-cute and always-romantic Pineridge Hollow. For something extra special, Pineridge Hollow is offering a number of unique experiences in the cozy domes of their Forest Rooms. Choose from a brunch box, a charcuterie box or a multi-course dinner in the limited-space pop-up forest dome restaurant!

There are also some cute workshops happening in February including Valentine’s Day Block Printing and Mandala Painting.

3. Dine in a Snow Den

The Den, A Maze in Corn | St. Adolphe

Experience a winter date like no other at The Den, nestled south of Winnipeg in St. Adolphe, Manitoba. Crafted from 500,000 pounds of snow by renowned snow architect Clint Masse, find yourself surrounded by beautiful ice sculptures as you connect over a candlelit gourmet dinner. IMPORTANT: Due to weather, the Den will be postponed until winter 2025.

4. Book a Romance Package

Inn at the Forks | Winnipeg

Check into a romantic getaway at the Inn at the Forks in Winnipeg. The romance package includes an overnight stay, breakfast for two at SMITH Restaurant and enjoy some added sweetness with chocolate-dipped strawberries and a bottle of sparkling wine. Relax in comfy robes and slippers provided by the hotel. Whether you decide to explore the many winter activities right outside your door at The Forks or stay in to unwind at the hotel's spa, the choice is yours. Plus, take advantage of a late check-out at 2:00 pm to make the most of your stay.

5. Swoon under the aurora

Bakers Narrows Lodge, Flin Flon

Immerse yourself in the splendour of the northern wilderness with an overnight stay in the Aurora Pod at Bakers Narrows Lodge. During the day, relish in a range of activities such as snowmobiling, ice fishing, cross-country skiing, or snowshoeing with convenient rentals on hand. As night falls, stay up late to be captivated by the breathtaking display of the northern lights, adding a celestial touch that is undeniably romantic.

6. Be Serenaded by Candlelight

Various Locations | Winnipeg

Ignite the romance with Candlelight Concerts that will bring a touch of elegance and magic to your date night. Venues include Winnipeg Art Gallery, the Manitoba Museum, Crescent Arts Centre and more. Share special moments with your partner as you enjoy upcoming tribute shows featuring the timeless hits of Coldplay, the catchy tunes of ABBA, the cinematic brilliance of Hans Zimmer, and the chart-topping melodies of Taylor Swift.

7. Stay overnight in a Castle

Bella's Castle | Morden

Discover romantic charm with a getaway to Bella's Castle in the heart of Morden, Manitoba. With five unique rooms to choose from, this enchanting escape promises a weekend filled with relaxation and exploration. Add a touch of luxury to your stay with a Swedish or therapeutic deep tissue massages offered right on the main floor of Bella's Castle.

While in the Morden Winkler area, there are plenty of museums, restaurants and shops to explore together.

8. Marvel at Lights on in the Exchange

Lights in the Exchange | Winnipeg

Illuminate your date night in Winnipeg from January 21 to March 21 with the enchanting Lights on the Exchange – Allumez le Quartier. Together, venture through the historic Exchange District as it transforms into a mesmerizing canvas of light, encompassing brick and terracotta buildings, storefronts, rooftops, and hidden alleyways through installations, sculptures, and projections. Add on one of the many restaurants in the area and you have a unique and fun date idea!

9. Indulge at Klar So Spa

Elkhorn Resort, on the edge of Riding Mountain National Park

Escape into serenity with a romantic getaway to Klar So Nordic Spa at Elkhorn Resort. Treat yourself and your loved one to a spa treatment, melting away stress and rejuvenating your senses. Then spend the day in the hot tubs, relaxation rooms, sauna and take the daring cold plunge. There's an exclusive restaurant on-site with a fantastic lineup of food and mocktails.

10. Go old school

Various locations

Kick off a vintage-style date night in Manitoba with a milkshake for two at spots like Dreamland Diner in Winnipeg or Half Moon Drive In in Lockport. Once you've satisfied your taste buds, hit up Uptown Alley or Phantom Amusement at The Forks for some old-school arcade games. It's a simple yet fun way to shake off those winter blues and enjoy a throwback evening in the heart of Manitoba.

About The Author

Hey! I'm Breanne, Editorial Content Specialist for Travel Manitoba. First to jump in the lake and last to make it down the River Trail. Lover of croissants, cats, and croissant-shaped cats. Got a story idea? Email me at bsewards@travelmanitoba.com.

Editorial Content Specialist