For those of you looking for a classic, romantic date that is tried and true, take your significant other for a delicious meal and a movie! Warm up by sharing an appy, enjoying an entrée, and creating fond memories at one of the many local restaurants! Afterwards, head to Cineplex or Paramount Theatre to catch a newly released film of your choice! Whether you’re in the mood for a classic romantic comedy or you are both adrenaline-seeking action film fans, there will be something to catch everyone’s interests.
Ice Ice Baby
Here’s your chance to show off your epic skating moves. Check the public skating schedule and bring your partner for a couple hours of wintery fun, gliding and racing your way around the ice. There are different options available from public skating to drop-in hockey. Watch the schedule for the FREE Adult Only (18+) public skating sessions, too! After skating around to your heart’s content, stop by a local café to warm up with a delightful specialty hot chocolate.
Melt Away Winter Worries
A great way to warm up and melt away your winter worries is a couple’s massage. There are many spas in town that can accommodate a couple for romantic, relaxing massages that will leave both people feeling refreshed. Try something unique like a detoxifying body massage at Sunmore Ginseng Spa or a Hawaiian lomilomi massage at Aina Organic Spa, or go for more traditional massage treatments at these or one of the many other local spas. Be sure to ask about romance packages for an extra special experience!
Dashing through the Snow
What better way to explore the vast, snowy landscape around Kamloops than cuddling up in an open-air sleigh pulled by one or two horsepower? The Ranch offers sleigh rides by appointment, offering a chance for an adventurous and amorous winter date. If horseback riding is more your style, visit Erin Valley Riding Stables or Jandana Ranch for a romantic, snowy trail ride led by experienced guides.
It has been said that the way to a man’s heart is through his stomach, and in Kamloops there is no shortage of great food and beverages to entice every appetite! Visit the tasting room at Harper’s Trail (open weekends until December 22 from 11am-5pm) or Privato Vineyard and Winery (open daily November 30 to December 22 from 10am-4pm), and pick up a bottle of your favourite. Then, take advantage of the many local restaurants participating in BYOW by bringing and enjoying your bottle with a delicious meal. If beer is more to your taste, try The Noble Pig for amazing food and a variety of beer made on-site. Be sure to ask about the seasonal specials!
Kamloops is a great big playground for outdoor enthusiasts! There’s a wide variety of exciting winter activities for you and your other half to enjoy. With options such as cross-country or downhill skiing, snowshoeing, indoor and outdoor ice skating, ice fishing, tubing, and much more, there is something fun and exciting to do with your special someone every day of the winter season! Keep an eye out for the many winter events coming up, too! ~Sarah Reith