10 Winter Date Ideas

Don’t hibernate this winter, go on dates! Bundle up during your online dating adventures and take advantage of the great Canadian chill. (Bonus: cuddling is a by-product of dropping temperatures.)

1. Be kids again.

Head outside and build snowmen. Go tobogganing. Line up for the Santa Claus parade. Start a snowball fight.

2. Or stay indoors.

If you’d rather stay warm, check out what’s new at local theatres, concerts, galleries, museums.

3. Go to the zoo.

Some animals are more active in cooler temps, plus the zoo is less crowded when snow is on the ground. Just be sure to bundle up — and take hot chocolate breaks.

4. Eat comfort food.

When the weather outside is frightful, light a candle or two and cook dinner together.

5. Embrace the old-fashioned.

Go for a horse-drawn carriage ride, make taffy in the snow at sugar bush, tour a pioneer village, or skate on a frozen pond.

6. Lend a helping hand.

The couple that serves together stays together. Shovel snow for seniors, serve at a soup kitchen, or help a single mom hand up her Christmas lights.

7. Winter sports!

Go skiing or snow shoeing. Or crack open a beer and watch hockey together.

8. Get rid of your inner Scrooge.

Wander through your neighbourhood together and check out the Christmas lights. Attend a tree-lighting ceremony or live Nativity. Go to a carol sing — or check out a local choir’s rendition of Handel’s “Messiah.”

9. It’s a Wonderful Life.

Cuddle up and watch winter classics.

10. Host a theme party together.

Throw a legendary soiree at New Years’, a Bill Murray appreciation night on Groundhog Day, and send out Oscar ballots in advance of an Academy Awards screening.