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.

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.

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.

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' new patio igloos for date night. Cleaning safety protocols are in place between each reservation. Reserve ahead online for a $20 fee.

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.: 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.

Couples Staycation Packages

Treat your loved one to a night away to relax and enjoy some quality time with a Kamloops Valentine's Staycation. Packages include local wine, chocolates, hot tub time, dining discounts, and more.

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.