The 10 Most Romantic Date Ideas in Winnipeg

The 10 Most Romantic Date Ideas in Winnipeg

There’s nothing wrong with being a sucker for love. Whether you’re meeting with someone for the first time or have been married for 60 years, there’s so much you can do in Winnipeg.

1. Stare at animals at the Assiniboine Zoo.

Stare at animals at the Assiniboine Zoo

Animals just have a special way of writhing themselves into people’s hearts. The Assiniboine Zoo has 80 acres worth of animals for your romantic date.

Just one look from cute little creatures like meerkats and axolotls—even huge ones like polar bears (stay away from the glass) will melt your date’s heart, leaving the role of catching their swoon up to you.

If it’s goosebumps you want, there are creepy creatures like boa constrictors too. It’ll be the perfect opportunity to grab your date’s hand.

If you’re interested, here’s what you need to know:

Address Contact DetailsHours
2595 Roblin Blvd, Winnipeg, MB R3R 2N7, Canada+1 204-927-60009:00 AM to 5:00 PM (Everyday)

2. Make sandcastles at Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park.

Make sandcastles at Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park

Settled along Lake Winnipeg, Winnipeg Beach Provincial Park is one of the best parks in Winnipeg Beach. 

Beach dates have been a classic since our great grandparents and for good reason. Nothing beats taking your top off with your date and taking a swim on clean lake water.

The sand here is nice and fine too, meaning burying each other won’t leave you scratching your butts on the way home. 

What we love doing the most though, is waiting till sunset and having a nice picnic dinner as it gets dark. Folks usually start leaving by then, giving you and your date a nice romantic setting and unforgettable memories.

Address Contact DetailsHours
3 Hamilton Ave, Winnipeg Beach, MB R0C 3G0, Canada+1 204-389-2400Open 24/7

3. Explore the Science Gallery at the Manitoba Museum.

Explore the Science Gallery at the Manitoba Museum

The Manitoba Museum’s Science Gallery is where you let your inner child out. The very nature of this place is an icebreaker in and of itself, but it works for older couples too!

See who can pull themselves higher at the giant pulley system in the picture above. It’s like an endless rollercoaster ride and is a great arm workout!

For those of you who feel like flexing your creative skills, the LEGO Brickyard is the place to be. If you’re lucky, your date will step on a brick and you can be their savior ready to patch them up.

Address Contact DetailsHoursTicket Prices
190 Rupert Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3B 0N2, Canada+1 204-956-283010:00 AM to 4:00 PM (Tuesday to Sunday)

Closed (Monday)

$8 - Adults (18-64)

$7 - Seniors (65+)

$6 - Youth (3-17)

Free - Children (0-2), members, and Indigenous Peoples

4. Be a ninja warrior at the Serratus Movement Centre.

Be a ninja warrior at the Serratus Movement Centre

Working out is a great bonding activity for all fitness levels. After all, it’s been proven that shared suffering creates strong bonds.

Lifting plain iron at the gym is boring though! Why not spice things up with the complications of obstacle courses?

The Serratus Movement Centre has all the hoops and hurdles to make you sweat with a smile. It’s associated with American Ninja Warrior, so you know the place is the real deal.

Private parkour classes are offered too. We recommend signing up for at least one session not just for safety, but also because knowing what you’re doing will make your date more fun.

Address Contact DetailsHoursPrices
55 Henlow Bay Unit #1, Winnipeg, MB R3Y 1G4, Canada+1 204-489-98159:00 AM to 9:00 PM (Weekdays)

9:00 AM to 7:00 PM (Weekends)

Intro to PINJA

$50 - 1 pax

$89 - 2 pax

$115 - 3 pax

Partner Training

$110 - single session

$530 - 5 Pack

$1010 - 10 Pack

5. Have dinner at 529 Wellington.

Have dinner at 529 Wellington

The 529 Wellington Steakhouse is Winnipeg’s best fine dining restaurant, serving great food at a venue as beautiful as your date’s eyes. It’s an old refurbished mansion with outdoor seating complimented by well-kept greenery.

Basing on what we saw the other tables order, the rib eye is the best item on the menu. Paired with a glass of fine wine, romantic music, and some candles, this restaurant is perfect for a romantic dinner date.

If you prefer to stay indoors, you’ll be serenaded by sweet background music and chandelier lighting.

If you’re an outdoor couple, then you’ll be seated on a beautiful patio surrounded by the Assiniboine River, trimmed shrubs, and lantern lighting.

Address Contact DetailsHoursMust-Try ItemPrice Range
529 Wellington Crescent, Winnipeg, MB R3M 0B9, Canada+1 204-487-832511:30 AM to 2:00 PM, 4:30 PM to 10:00 PM


4:30 PM to 10:00 PM


4:30 PM to 9:00 PM


New York strip paired with garlic cheese bread and Pinot noir.$$$ (expensive)

6. Taste wine at the Pourium.

Taste wine at the Pourium

Indulging in a wine-tasting experience at The Pourium is the perfect way to elevate your date night in Winnipeg. This chic and intimate wine bar offers a sophisticated ambiance and wines redder than the rose-colored glasses you’ve got on.

Getting drunk and exploring a variety of exquisite wines together is fun. The Pourium’s knowledgeable staff will guide you through the tasting experience, sharing their expertise and helping you appreciate the nuances of each wine.

The atmosphere is nice and cozy too, encouraging intimate conversations and moments of connection. The dim lighting and charming décor create an inviting setting for you and your partner to unwind and enjoy each other’s company.

On some nights, chocolate and cheese selections are offered for an enhanced experience. 

Address Contact DetailsHours
942 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R1, Canada+1 204-783-94639:00 AM to 9:00 PM

(Monday to Saturday)

10:00 AM to 5:00 PM


7. Have deep conversations at St. Vital Park.

Have deep conversations at St. Vital Park

Winnipeg can be a pretty busy place, and tranquil parks like St. Vital are an absolute godsend. Everything you could ever want for a romantic setting can be found here: isolated seating, walking paths, and ducks floating on a pond.

Your date will appreciate the peace and quiet of the park, plus the atmosphere invites heartfelt conversations. Talk about your dreams, problems, or just how beautiful your date looks.

If your date’s an animal lover, bring some food to feed the cute little ducks. Just don’t get too close or you’ll get bit.

If you’re planning something big, the pavilion makes for a great event place. It’s a lone glass structure in between a big field and the lake, with a tipi campfire site—the perfect site for big dates.

Address Contact DetailsHours
942 Portage Ave, Winnipeg, MB R3G 0R1, Canada+1 877-311-49747:00 AM to 10:00 PM (Everyday)

8. Sway to the music at the High and Lonesome Club.

Sway to the music at the High and Lonesome Club

For music-loving couples seeking a chill bar date experience in Winnipeg, the High and Lonesome Club stands as a hidden gem. 

This cozy live music venue mixed with the homey-basement party aesthetic captures the essence of old-school blues and roots music, setting the stage for a memorable evening.

The music is best enjoyed with a glass of malty beer, standing beside the partner of your dreams. You can offer song requests too with how flexible the band is.

A variety of talented local and touring musicians usually take the stage, showcasing genres like blues, folk, jazz, and more. 

As you and your partner sip on craft cocktails or enjoy a local brew from the bar, your date night could be the night you find “your song”.

Address Contact DetailsHours
234 Main St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1A8, Canada+1 204-957-09827:30 PM to 1:00 AM

(Thursday, Sunday)

8:30 PM to 2:00 AM

(Friday, Saturday)


(Monday to Wednesday)

9. Laugh at Rumor’s Restaurant & Comedy Club.

Laugh at Rumor's Restaurant & Comedy Club

There are many ways to win someone’s heart, and laughter is one of the surest there is. You can’t go wrong with comedy clubs; even if the standups are terrible, you’ll at least have fun watching them fail. 

Rumor’s Restaurant and Comedy Club is Winnipeg’s most famous comedy club thanks to its great finger food and even greater standup artists. 

If it’s a first date you’re going on, then great! Watching comedians ensures a great time and you don’t even have to say a word all throughout.

Address Contact DetailsHours
190 Garry St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1G6, Canada+1 204-943-60454:00 PM to 2:00 AM (Everyday)

10. Watch drag queens at Club 200.

Watch drag queens at Club 200

You don’t know drag if you haven’t heard of Club 200. It’s one of the longest-running gay clubs in Winnipeg, complete with drag shows, karaoke nights, and disco nights.

The place is fun and welcoming—even to straight couples. Whatever emotions you’re capable of feeling, we’re sure you’ll feel them.

Speaking of emotions, going to a show is a great way instantly get your date to open up, especially if they’ve previously been acting reserved.

Address Contact DetailsHours
190 Garry St, Winnipeg, MB R3C 1G6, Canada+1 204-943-60454:00 PM to 2:00 AM (Everyday)