Below is a list we’ve put together on things for couples to do in Lethbridge. Relational ruts are easy to fall into. There comes a point where couples find themselves asking, “what should we do?” more often than they do stuff together. This creative block in the road may cause boredom, frustration, maybe binge-watching TV shows. Watching TV or movies with your partner may be a good time occasionally (and in moderation), but it’s important that you are growing and experiencing life together with them beyond a screen. (It’s hard to foster a healthy relationship based solely on this fantastic, yet time-consuming site.)

These habits can be hard to get out of, as you start to feel trapped in an uninspired haze, so we’ve done the work for you. Here are, in our opinion, some of the best date ideas to get you out of the house and exploring this beautiful town with your beloved:

For the adventurous couple: Kayaking in Henderson Lake Park or axe throwing

This beautiful location is ideal on a sunny, calm day. Just grab your kayaks and lifejackets and enjoy getting acquainted with some local, flighty wildlife. We recommend swimming attire in case things get a little too adventurous. Leave your phones at home and indulge in each other’s company or (if you can’t resist snapping the perfect Instagram picture) purchase some type of waterproof case with a flotation device. If you can manage to BYOK (Bring Your Own Kayak), this is a guaranteed good time.

Fancy yourselves adventurers but the weather is awful? Well, move indoors and head over to True North Axe Throwing to try your hand at this unique activity.

Addresses:
Henderson Lake Park – 1103 31a St. South
True North Axe Throwing – 318 17th St. South

Websites:
Henderson Lake Park – http://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Parks/Pages/Henderson-Lake-Park.aspx
True North Axe Throwing – https://www.facebook.com/truenorthaxe/

For the bookworms: A trip to Echo Books

This local book store is any book lover’s dream. Though it may seem small on the outside, don’t be deceived. This book store is practically endless. There are so many books that one of them is bound to be your next favourite. Looking for this hidden gem is half the fun, and after you’ve scouted one out, you could continue the date by taking a short walk over to Bread Milk & Honey, where you can enjoy reading together over a pastry, wrap, sandwich, or beverage.

Addresses:
Echo Books –  325 5 St. South
Bread Milk & Honey – 427 5 St. South

Websites:
Echo Books –  https://www.facebook.com/Echo-Books-106920959405836/
Bread Milk & Honey – http://breadmilkhoney.ca

For the nature lovers: Picnicking in Indian Battle Park

Make a trip to the local grocery store and purchase some fruit, chips, sandwiches, or whatever your food of choice may be to enjoy in this beautiful park. Either bring along a picnic blanket and sit among the trees or challenge yourselves to see if you can hike up to the gazeebo and enjoy your food with a beautiful view of the bridge on your right and the coolies on your left.

Address: 200 Indian Battle Rd. South

Website: http://www.lethbridge.ca/Things-To-Do/Parks/Pages/Indian-Battle-Park.aspx

For the thrill seekers: The Great Escape

Have you ever dreamed of being the star of action movie? Well this is practically the closest you can get, next to the real thing. Trying to escape from certain scenarios before the time runs out will surely get your heart pumping and adrenaline running. You can choose your difficulty level and the location, making for a pretty intense date night.

Address: 1806 3 Ave. South

Website: http://thegreatescapelethbridge.com/index.html

For the art lovers or connoisseurs: The Southern Alberta Art Gallery

If you or your loved one fancy yourself some beautiful artwork make the trip to visit the Southern Alberta Art Gallery. If you want to add even more class and some fine dining to this date, head to the Mocha Cabana and enjoy a delicious meal. With vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options, there is truly something for everyone. Bonus points if you go Friday night (when they pull out the live music).

Addresses:
Southern Alberta Art Gallery – 601 3 Ave. South
Mocha Cabana – 317 4 St. South

Websites:
Southern Alberta Art Gallery – http://saag.ca
Mocha Cabana – http://www.mochacabana.ca

For the prince and princess or the couple that loves to be pampered: Pedicures at Bong Hong Nails

For a decent price, you can enjoy being pampered by the friendly and talented staff at Bong Hong Nails. Enjoy feeling like king and queen of the world as they tend to any calluses and relieve your stress through the art of foot message.

Address: 338 University Dr. West #30

Website: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bong-Hong-Nails/340118012804243

For the couple that loves to create: Ceramics painting

Let your creative juices flow at Color Me Mine. Walk in and paint yourselves some new mugs or participate in one of their workshops.

Address: 23 Southgate Blvd. South #60

Website: http://lethbridge.colormemine.com

For energetic or active couples: Yoga in the Garden, Zumba, or local runs

Keep yourselves active in a new and exciting way. Experience yoga in a stunning location, dance through a Zumba lesson, or take part in some local runs.

Addresses:
Yoga in the Garden – Mayor Magrath Dr. South

Websites:
Yoga in the Garden – http://www.nikkayuko.com/
Zumba – http://www.zumbalethbridge.com/class-schedule.html
Runners Soul’s Run Calender – http://www.runnersoul.com/events-calendar.php

For competitive couples (or kids at heart): Bowling, mini golf, go karting, paintballing, or breaking out the rollerblades or bikes

Duel against each other at any of the locations listed below. (Or at all of them and keep score of who does the best across the board!) An awesome way to let your competitive sides come out to play.

Addresses:
Holiday Bowl – 2825 2 Ave. South
Puttz Miniature Golf – 1720 Mayor Magrath Dr. South
Go Karts – (Evergreen Golf Centre) 5225 24 Ave. South
Park Lake Paintball – Township Rd 102 , Shaughnessy

Websites:
Holiday Bowl – http://holidaybowl.ca
Puttz Miniature Golf – http://www.moviemill.com/puttzminigolf
Go Karts – https://evergreengolfcentre.com/go-karts/
Park Lake Paintball – http://www.parklakepaintball.com

For the early risers: A breakfast date at Cora

With perhaps some of the most aesthetically pleasing food in Canada, Cora opens at 6am, making for the perfect breakfast before you run off to work.

Address: 3705 Mayor Magrath Dr. South #20

Website: http://www.chezcora.com/en