SUMMER WITH YOUR SWEETHEART IN YEG
Summer in Edmonton is beautiful and the perfect opportunity to discover new date ideas. Here are some great date ideas for the summer. Discover the High Level Bridge Streetcar with your love. Enjoy fine food and comedy downtown. Visit a festival that has something for every taste. Spend a quiet evening browsing books and an old fashioned diner. Find the joy of a market together.
The High Level Bridge Streetcar takes you on the former Canadian Pacific Railway tracks from historic Old Strathcona through the only CPR Tunnel build east of the Rockies and across the High Level Bridge into Downtown. The Jasper Plaza terminus is less than a block from Jasper Avenue. This a round trip ticket you can explore Jasper Ave before heading back. High Level Bridge Streetcar can also be booked for private charters and events. Look for events that stop the streetcar in the middle of the bridge and have live music.
For an evening of dining and comedy, head to Woodwork and then to the Citadel Theatre for Rapid Fire Theatre. Enjoy a menu centred around a wood-fired grill and one of Alberta’s most extensive collections of spirits, cocktails and wines. Woodwork is located in the McLeod Building at 100 Street and Rice Howard Way. After dinner, walk over and up a couple blocks to the Citadel Theatre at 99 Street and 102 Ave. There you can find Edmonton’s premiere destination for improvised comedy with weekly shows of Theatresports, CHiMPROV and the Saturday Series in Zeidler Hall.
Taste of Edmonton is a great opportunity to try a variety of local fare that you may not have discovered before. You won’t need to argue about what to eat because you can eat it all! This event runs July 18-28 at Capital Plaza, 9820-107 Street by the Federal Building on the Alberta Legislature grounds. There is line up of live music each evening.
For the book lovers, go downtown to Audreys bookstore and discover and new great read. Then head next door and enjoy a meal at the Commodore Restaurant. Considered an Edmonton institution by many, the old fashioned diner has been serving Edmonton since 1942. They are known for our “Good Food, Good Prices, and Great Value”
If you are looking for a more casual date, visit a local market and discover local products. Edmonton’s ‘Grandest Farmers Market’ in the heart of 124 Street now in two locations, two days per week. The 124 Grand Market produces many signature special events each year. Grand Taste Tour, Brunch Club, Holiday Bazaar, Sunset Soiree, and various pop-up markets at larger social events such as Nuit Blanche Edmonton.