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Shake Up Date Night During Stampede

The heady swirl of Stampede makes July the perfect time for a little romance. Whether you’re in the midst of a summer fling or with your long-term honey, we’ve got your destinations covered for date night.

Making Time on the Rooftop

If you’re the fancy cocktail type, Charbar‘s Rooftop Bar in the Simmons building is the place for you. Cozy up on the patio with a cocktail in hand and enjoy the stunning view of the Bow River at dusk, or stop in a little later to watch the light display. Fireworks are a guarantee one way or another.

Tour de YYC

Been dating for a while? If this isn’t your first Stampede, skip the grounds and go for a hot lap on your bicycle. It’s always good to pack a few supplies in case an opportunity for an impromptu picnic arises off one of the many bike paths around town.

Take the Ride

If you’re in the dating early days, getting on one of the rides on the midway is the quickest way to get your hearts pumping and your date to cling to you (or you to them depending on your disposition). Besides, you already have sweaty palms.

The Sky 360 date

Sky 360, the revolving restaurant in the Calgary Tower, is a must-see for out-of-towners; a view 600 feet above ground and an inspired menu that will definitely score you extra brownie points. Dinner gets you stunning views and access to the observation deck; the ideal place to grab that eye-catching Instagram picture with your boo.

A Night in the Tents

Last but not least, for those of you who prefer the dosey-doe to the fancy cocktails or bike path, count on the Wildhorse Saloon to help keep date night countrified.