It’s the time of year where the days are shorter, the weather is cooler, and romance is in the air. Here are six date ideas for the winter months in 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. Whether you’ve decided to join friends on a group date or have romance on your own, there’s nothing more romantic (or Canadian) than a date on skates. Bring warm drinks and enjoy the crisp air as you glide across the ice.

Harper Mountain

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.

Stake Lake

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.

Western Canada Theatre

Get ready to laugh with Western Canada Theatre, as Canadian playwright Mark Crawford’s The New Canadian Curling Club comes to Kamloops from January 23-February 1. This heartwarming story about immigrants finding their place in Canada by joining a local curling team is timely and heartwarming. For next date night, keep their production Serving Elizabeth on your radar, happening February 20-29.

Kamloops Symphony & Orchestra

If you’re a true romantic and a fan of classical music, listen to the sounds of the Kamloops Symphony & Orchestra’sFor the Love of Clara” on February 8. Pianist Linda Ruan will help bring classical music’s most tragic romantic love triangle to life.

Craft Beer

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.: Board games and rotating between 25 different beers per year

Whether you explore the outdoors or spend time inside, there are plenty of ways to experience date night this winter.