February Blog

Downtown YEG Date Ideas: The Definitive List

Take your date (or make a date with yourself) to visit some of the coolest places downtown Edmonton this Valentine’s Day. A delicious dinner or a fun activity could hit the sweet spot and show your Valentine how much you mean to them.

RAM west entrance headline

Love to learn?

Beat the Valentines rush, come and visit some of our favorite places of learning the week before February 14th. This could be just the way to show that special someone a great time.

The Royal Alberta Museum

Valentine’s Day falls on a Tuesday this year, celebrate the weekend before at RAM! Take a sweet stroll through the bug gallery and see how the bugs show their love for each other (sometimes they eat each other!).

Art Gallery of Alberta

Get lost in the beauty of some incredible art. Enjoy a relaxing and beautiful stroll through the gallery downtown. After your walk, visit the restaurant (May) for a special meal.

Love to share a meal?

Looking for some delicious goodies? Check out some of our favorite eats downtown Edmonton!


RAM Café

Take a break in between galleries and enjoy a fabulous lunch at our Café! Our amazing staff create fresh and tasty meals and treats every day! Choose from a huge selection of local cold drinks or find a hot favorite on the menu.

Edmonton Downtown Farmer’s Market

Cook a special meal together and grab your ingredients (and a few other treasures) downtown at the farmer’s market. Open every Saturday and Sunday. Make picking up groceries for the week a lot more fun, visit the yeg downtown farmers market and meet a wide variety of local vendors. Who knows, you may just find something special for you and your special someone.


Classic and always an excellent choice. Their wood-fired cooking is to die for!

Fu’s Repair Shop

Everybody downtown is in love with Fu’s. Their patio is a downtown gem and is even set up so you can even get cozy outside in winter! 

Need A Gift for That Special Someone?

Finish your date with the perfect gift! Depending on your date’s tastes and interests, downtown Edmonton has a number of hidden gems for gift shopping!

RAM Shop

Feel the love and show how much you care with our curated selection of locally made, Indigenous and thoughtful quality gifts. We are ready with great ideas for Valentine’s young and old.

The Artworks

Classic downtown favorite and the perfect spot to buy beautiful blooms for someone special.

Shop Chop

Shop Chop is a lovely little shop downtown. A warm and inviting little spot, you’ll find tons of interesting treasures and a great selectin of cards.

Tix on the Square

Tix on the Square is a convenient, centrally located shop featuring some local products and tickets for upcoming concerts and plays. It is just a short stroll from the Royal Alberta Museum, Art Gallery and many local restaurants.

Shop in store!

Museum Shop Hours 10:30-4:00 Wednesday – Sunday

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