It’s the time of year where the days are shorter, the weather is cooler, and romance is in the air. From cozy winter activities, to local events, here are six date ideas for the winter months in Kamloops.
Skiing or Snowboarding
Just a 25-minute drive from Kamloops, Harper Mountain offers skiing and snowboarding for beginners and experts alike. For a full mountain experience, check out the Snow Town Tube Park or their snowshoeing and nordic trails. After ripping up and down the mountain, indulge in a mug of their famous mulled wine by the wood-burning fireplace inside the rustic lodge. Sun Peaks Resort also offers an array of thrills including skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, dog sledding, and cross-country skiing - located only 45-minutes from Kamloops.
Skating at Inks Lake
Travel 20 minutes out of town and you’ll find Inks Lake, a local favourite for curling, hockey, or ice skating. Bring warm drinks and enjoy the crisp air as you glide across the ice, as there’s nothing more romantic (or Canadian) than a date on skates.
Explore over 60km of interconnected trails at Stake Lake with your significant other by Nordic ski or snowshoe. Make it a romantic evening during the week by night skiing under the stars on the fully lit loop around the lake until 9pm. Make it a family affair with your fur pup on designated dog-friendly trails.
Date Night Eats
Kamloops has several restaurants and cafes that serve locally grown food from casual family restaurants to lively pubs and modern dining. Discover eateries serving up flavours from around the globe such as Italian, Jamaican, Indian, Korean, and Greek. Try something new and dine in ROMEOs Kitchen & Spirits' patio igloos for date night. Cleaning safety protocols are in place between each reservation. Reserve ahead online for a fee.
Share a love of lagers or IPAs? Grab a flight or pint and taste your way through Kamloops’ 5 diverse craft breweries:
• Alchemy Brewing: Pairing craft brews with smoked meat cuisine
• Bright Eye Brewing: Kamloops' newest brewery that pours your glass from the tank
• Iron Road Brewing: Railroad inspired with 9 different tacos on the menu
• The Noble Pig Brewhouse: Kamloops' first brewery and offers a beer-infused scratch kitchen menu
• Red Collar Brewing Co.: Rotating between 25 different beers per year
If you like spirits, enjoy a gin or vodka tasting at Red Bridge Distilling or crafty cocktail at Gin Lane Co. located in the same building as Red Collar Brewing.
Arts & Culture
Treat your loved one to a night on the town at one of Kamloops' burgeoning arts and culture experiences. Listen to live music from the sounds of the Kamloops Symphony Orchestra or catch a live theatre production with Western Canada Theatre.
Whether you explore the outdoors or the flavours of Kamloops, there are plenty of ways to experience date night locally with your special someone this winter.