10 winter date ideas for romance in Manitoba

Posted February 10, 2022 | Author Breanne Sewards

February may be the month of love, but it's important to keep romance alive all winter long. Warm the heart of your special someone with these 10 date ideas for the coldest months of the year.

1. Denatured

Winnipeg

Located in Winnipeg's historic Exchange District, Denatured is an open-access perfume lab and workshop space. The process of perfume making can be an intimate experience as you work together to step out of your comfort zone and create your own signature scent. There’s a special Valentine’s Day perfume creation session for two available, and plenty more private workshops slots open throughout the remainder of the winter.

2. Couple's getaway to Tallpine Lodges

West Hawk Lake

Located in the beautiful Whiteshell Provincial Park at West Hawk, Tallpine Lodges is a resort EXCLUSIVELY for couples. That means a ton of quiet time to connect with your loved one and with the surrounding nature. Don’t be surprised if you do have a noisy neighbour — deer are known to roam by the windows of each cabin.

3. Fancy drinks

Winnipeg

Grabbing a drink is not a groundbreaking date idea, but you can take things to the next level by putting some thought into the location. In Winnipeg, opt for spots with fancy cocktails and gorgeous ambience like Patent 5 Distillery, Oval Room Brasserie and The Roost. Other great options includes Amsterdam Tea Room and Bar, Rose Bar (in Hargrave Street Market) and Pauline for cocktails of the brunch variety.

4. Snowshoe tour

Winnipeg

Treat your date to a snowshoe and brew adventure with Bonjour Manitoba. This bilingual, guided snowshoe includes snowshoe rentals and a tour/sampling from one of Winnipeg’s breweries. Although the first two events have sold out, more dates are set to be announced soon. Keep an eye on new dates here!

5. Wintry drive to Pinawa

Pinawa and Beausejour

Pack some snacks and hit the road for a wintry road trip to Pinawa. Start with a self-guided tour of Pinawa Dam Provincial Heritage Park before heading over to the Pinawa Suspension Bridge for more photo ops and stunning winter scenery. Drive through Beausejour on the way home (if coming from the west) to grab a bite to eat from Colin's House.

6. Coffee and learning at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights

Winnipeg

Spark some conversation with your significant other at the Canadian Museum for Human Rights. The interactive galleries are sure to evoke ideas and strengthen your bond as you learn together. Plan to stop by the in-house Cloud Coffee, a bright and sunny cafe with specialty drinks and delicious pastries supplied by local bakeries.

7. Sweet treats

Various

If your sweetie has a sweet tooth, there are a ton of bakeries and ice creameries in Manitoba that are sure to delight. Outside of Winnipeg, many of these bakeries are open year-round (be sure to check ahead to avoid disappointment). In Winnipeg, treat your date to mochi donuts from Not a Donut, handcrafted ice cream from Chaeban Ice Cream, cream puffs from For Us Bakery and cake-in-a-box from Fusian Experience Cafe.

8. Date night at the Symphony

Grajewski Fotograph

Photo by Grajewski Fotograph

Winnipeg

Wrap up winter on a great note (literally) with a date night at the Symphony. The Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra is back this March with a great lineup of performances. Bonus points if you pair your evening out with a dinner in Winnipeg's Exchange District. Either way, it's a great excuse to dress up and take your significant other out for a night on the town.

9. Dog sledding

Gull Harbour

Hecla-Grindstone Provincial Park

Here’s a date that will be extra special for the dog enthusiast in your life. Gull Harbour is now offering an exhilarating dogsledding experience. Tours happen on Saturdays and Sundays through to May 2022 and includes an interpretive session, meet-and-greet with the dogs and a 45-minute ride.

10. Birding and dining

Birds Hill Provincial Park

Venture into Birds Hill Provincial Park to enjoy a few hours of winter and foodie fun. There are an abundance of trails (be sure to check the designated usage of each trail before heading out) including the Cedar Bog Trail, where with the right amount of patience, you can hold out a pile of birdseed and have a chickadee land in the palm of your hand. Before or after your hike, head to Pineridge Hollow for a delightful meal and even a little shopping in the boutique. By night, the restaurant has a dreamy ambience with twinkle-lit paths.

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