DATE NIGHT IN THE LEDUC REGION: FALL 2021

LOCAL ADVENTURES

Impress that special someone with these autumn-themed date night ideas

Fall is in the air … and date night is calling! Regardless if it’s your first date, 50th date, or 25th anniversary celebration, we know that coming up with new + creative date night ideas often leaves us scratching our heads. So that’s why we made this guide!

Read on for some of the best Fall-themed date night ideas in the Leduc Region …

Date Night in the Leduc Region: Fall 2021
Date Night in the Leduc Region: Fall 2021
Brunch Dates at Chartier

WHERE: 5012 50 St #102, Beaumont, AB T4X 1E6
WHEN: Wed-Fri (11am-2pm) | Sat-Sun (10am-2pm)

Brunch dates are some of the best dates … They’re the perfect mix of casual + fancy, can serve as a standalone date, or kick-off a day filled with other cute activities. And when it comes to great brunch spots … Chartier is king! Trust us, you’ll “Fall” in love with this adorable French-Canadian restaurant and their delicious brunch menu – here’s a few of our favourite items:

Charcuterie Nouveau (for two)
Includes a mini loaf of freshly baked sourdough, four rotating Canadian cheeses, two rotating cured meats, house made creton (pate), pickled cucumbers + red onions, balsamic reduction, house made black pepper jam, whipped butter and much more! Perfect for sharing.

Breakfast Poutine
A delicious scramble featuring Irvings Farm bacon lardons, medium poached Morinville Colony egg, gravy, Old School Cheesery cheese curds, scallions, brown butter hollandaise + Gruger Family Fungi oyster mushrooms. And it’s gluten-free!

Pain Perdu
Treat yourself (or that special someone) to crispy French toast topped with earl grey tea sugar, fruit compote, maple syrup, and mascarpone mousse.

Breakfast Poutine from Chartier
Breakfast Poutine from Chartier
Autumn Hikes around Telford Lake

WHERE: Leduc, AB T9E 5S8

Telford Lake is a stunning spot for romantic strolls at any time of year, but the trails explode with reds, oranges, and yellows during fall. So pull out your sweaters, cardigans + scarves and bring your date to this autumn paradise! Feel free to use this Interpretative Map to guide you on your next romantic venture around the lake.

Feeling especially adventurous? Rent out a canoe or kayak and take that special someone for a paddle on the lake … the views alone are worth it! Make sure to swing by the Stone Barn Garden when you visit – this is one of the best spots in the Leduc Region for an impromptu photo shoot.

Autumn Hikes Around Telford Lake (Photo Credits: Janet Stamper | IG - janet.stamper)
Autumn Hikes Around Telford Lake (Photo Credits: Janet Stamper | IG – janet.stamper)
Live Entertainment at HALO Bar & Bistro

WHERE: Renaissance Hotel, EIA, AB T9E 0V4
WHEN: Thursdays (5pm-10pm)

Evenings at Renaissance are back! Bring your date to HALO Bar & Bistro on Thursday nights for all things entertainment – different regional musicians, dancers, and comedians are brought in every week to delight you and that special someone.

And don’t get us started on how good the food + drinks are here! Talented chefs & bartenders are always coming up with new, creative, and tasty items. Regardless if you’re staying for a full meal, or just to enjoy live music over a few cocktails, HALO is the perfect spot to celebrate a milestone in your relationship.

Live Entertainment at HALO Bar & Bistro
Live Entertainment at HALO Bar & Bistro
Workshops + Crafts from Urban Whyte

WHERE: 17 Athabasca Ave #112, Devon, AB T9G 1G5
WHEN: Various Dates

Something about autumn gets us into a crafty mood … Put you and your date’s creativity + compatibility skills to the test by participating in a Fall Workshop at Urban Whyte! The best part? You get to bring home the beautiful handcrafted item you made together! Spaces in workshops are limited to keep things cozy, hands-on, and comply with current public health restrictions – so make sure to sign up sooner rather than later!

Maybe you’re not quite ready for a crafty date night out? Bring home a creative project for you and that special someone to work on with Urban Whyte’s Create@Home Kits! These crafty DIY projects contain everything you need to explore your artistic side from the comfort of your own house, and are the perfect activity for you and your date to bond over.

Urban Whyte Thankful & Blessed Sign Workshop
Urban Whyte Thankful & Blessed Sign Workshop
Coffee & Donut Dates in Calmar

WHERE: 4906 50 Ave, Calmar, AB T0C 0V0
WHEN: Tues-Fri (9am-4pm) | Sat (9am-2pm)

For a neat twist on the classic coffee date, pay a visit to Calmar Bakery! They’re famous throughout the Leduc Region (and beyond) for their donuts, sell a wide range of other delicious freshly-baked goods, and have excellent coffee too! If they haven’t already had the pleasure of visiting this small-town bakery, your date will definitely be impressed when you bring them here.

After stocking up on snacks + coffee with that special someone, make sure to take some time to wander through this adorable town. You can grab a selfie with the moose on Main Street (see the pic below), go antique hunting at Loganberry’s or Yesterday’s Treasure Market, or visit a nearby park. The possibilities are endless – and that’s why small-town dates are extra special!

Calmar's Moose on Main Street (Photo Credits: Michelle Levasseur)
Calmar’s Moose on Main Street (Photo Credits: Michelle Levasseur)
Live Horse Racing at Century Mile Racetrack & Casino

WHERE: 4711 Airport Perimeter Rd, EIA, AB T9E 0V6
WHEN: Various Dates

We love going to the horse races at Century Mile, and your date will too! October is the final month for live races though, so make sure to plan your evening here soon – here’s the final few race dates of the season to get on your calendar:
> Oct 8 + 9 (post time at 6:15pm)
> Oct 15 + 16 (post time at 6:15pm)
> Oct 22 (post time at 6:15pm) + Oct 23 (post time at 5:15pm)
> Oct 29 + 30 (post time at 6:15pm)

Dates at the horse races are a sure bet for so many reasons – you can dress up as much as you like, admission is inexpensive relative to other sporting events, and it’s fun to learn how the betting system works! Plus – Food and Drink Options at Century Mile are top-notch if you want to make it a full night out at the races!

Live Horse Racing at Century Mile Racetrack & Casino
Live Horse Racing at Century Mile Racetrack & Casino
Dinner & Drinks at Rural Routes Brewing Company

WHERE: 4901 50 St, Leduc, AB T9E 1K6
WHEN: Wed-Sat (12-8pm)

This popular microbrewery in the heart of Leduc is an excellent spot for dinner + drinks. Of course Rural Route‘s craft beers are delicious, but their dinner menu featuring local producers is equally as tasty … Here’s a few of our top picks:

Hot Chicken Dip
Cream cheese + franks hot sauce + shredded chicken and cheddar combine for one spectacular appetizer. Served with blue corn tortilla chips.

Braised Brisket
Braised brisket + jalapeño mayo (for just the right amount of kick) + hickory sticks and BBQ sauce are piled high on a cobs bun. Served with choice of side.

Baba’s Boi
Cheddar and potato pierogi + garlic sausage + caramelized onion + dill sour cream and green onion combine on a baguette to make one delicious Ukrainian dish. Served with choice of side.

Craft Beers from Rural Routes Brewing Company
Craft Beers from Rural Routes Brewing Company

After taking that special someone on one of these dates, you’ll have them “Fall-ing” for you in no time.

Have you been on any fun & unique dates in the Leduc Region recently? Leave a comment below and let us know where you went and what you did!

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