Totally Unique Dates You Must Try In Alberta

From exploring Alberta history to exploring a historic coal mine, these ideas will give you unforgettable date inspiration in Alberta.
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Are you tired of the same old dinner and a movie for date night? Alberta is full of unique and quirky date spots that will make for a memorable and fun evening. From dining in complete darkness to exploring a historic coal mine, there’s something for every type of couple. Here are 10 unique date spots in Alberta that are sure to impress.

A scenic drive that offers stunning views of glaciers, mountains, and wildlife, perfect for a romantic road trip. Along the way stop at Bow Lake, the Weeping Wall, go for a hike, see the Columbia Icefield, take in the views of the skywalk or join a tour. 

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A quirky museum with dioramas of stuffed gophers dressed up in human clothes. It’s a fun and unique date spot for those who like the weird and wacky. 

Location: 208 1 Street South Southwest
Torrington, Alberta T0M 2B0
Opens in May for the 2023 Season

Take a guided tour through a historic coal mine and learn about the lives of the miners who worked there. The mine opened back in 1936 and was closed in 1984.

Open to the public in May 2023

Site Admission:

Adults: $13.50

Youth/Senior: $10.50 

Location: 110 Century Dr W, East Coulee, AB T0J 1B0

Get lost in a corn maze, pick your own fruits and vegetables, and enjoy a farm-to-table meal in a beautiful setting.

Spring Hours (May – June): Monday – Sunday 9:30am-7:00pm

U-Pick Pass: $25/person (July-August) & $27/person (September-October)

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Learn about the history of the indigenous people who used to hunt buffalo by driving them off a cliff. Head-Smashed-In Buffalo Jump Interpretive Centre is a UNESCO-designated World Heritage Site that preserves and interprets over 6,000 years of Plains Buffalo culture. 


18 kilometres (15 minutes) north and west of Fort Macleod on secondary Highway #785 (paved) Fort MacLeod, Alberta

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A beautiful outdoor spa with hot and cold pools, saunas, and steam rooms, surrounded by stunning mountain views. Make it a staycation and stay overnight in Kananaskis.

Location: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis, AB T0L 2H0

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Celebrating the Spirit of the Machine. The Reynolds-Alberta Museum is a museum dedicated to the history of transportation, with vintage cars, airplanes, and motorcycles on display.

Pricing: Adults $15

Location: 6426 – 40 Ave, Wetaskiwin, Alberta

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Back in the early 1900s, this town was a bustling community of almost 1,000 residents. Built near an anthracite coal mine, Bankhead was a prosperous hub of activity. Today, what’s left of Bankhead is a ghost town that serves as a testament to its once-thriving past. Enjoy a fun, educational interpretive walk around the remains of the former Banff coal mining operation. 

Location:  The main portion of the ghost town is located in Lower Bankhead, which can be reach by traveling North on Range Rd 1158 (closed Nov – Apr), following the signs to Lake Minnewanka.

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Canada’s only museum dedicated exclusively to the study of ancient life. Walk among the dinosaurs and learn their history.

Location: 1500 N Dinosaur Trail, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0

While in Drumheller, you should also visit the Hoodoos and the Amphitheatre. 

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A stunning outdoor venue carved into the Badlands landscape, this is a perfect spot for a summer evening concert or performance. This 2500 seat natural amphitheater is surrounded by spectacular scenery.

Location: 605 17 St SW, Drumheller, AB T0J 0Y0

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Whether you’re looking for a romantic road trip or a wacky museum experience, Alberta has no shortage of unique date spots to choose from. Trying something new together can be a great way to deepen your connection and create lasting memories. So next time you’re planning a date night, consider one of these offbeat options for a truly unforgettable experience. 


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