Last, but hardly least, be sure to check out Edmonton's well-deserved reputation as Canada's Festival City. As a year-round festival destination, the Canadian Birkebeiner Ski Festival (February 8-9), the Silver Skate Festival (February 15-18), the Global Visions Film Festival (February 27-March 3) and the Expanse Movement Arts Festival (March 6-10) are just some of the upcoming highlights.
Dinner for Two
Edmonton also offers a vast array of romantic dining options. From fabulous French food to world famous Alberta beef, the city is full of restaurants where you can create delicious memories.
Just a few to consider include:
-- La Ronde, the revolving 24th floor restaurant at the Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe. Overlooking the River Valley and downtown Edmonton, La Ronde is one of the city's premiere fine dining restaurants.-- If French food adds that romantic je ne sais quoi, consider The Creperie in the downtown core and known to many Edmontonians as one of the most romantic restaurants in the city. Or try La Boheme in the Highlands district.-- The Melting Pot, a fondue restaurant, offers a variety of floral packages for its guests. From the simplicity of a single rose to their ultimate romance package, diners can transform dinner into a night to remember.
More Enchanting Options
Romantic opportunities abound once you're out and about in Edmonton. Explore the outdoor beauty of the Legislature Grounds. Edmonton, Alberta's capital city, is home to the historic grandeur of the provincial legislative assembly. Complementing this are 23 hectares of parkland and natural beauty, with an added winter attraction of an ice rink. Free tours of the grounds and the building are available.
Art and entertainment lovers will want to check out the downtown arts district, where you will find the Art Gallery of Alberta, the Winspear Centre (home to the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra where you and your valentine can Put on the Ritz at a dazzling concert of Irving Berlin tunes on February 8 or 9) or head over to the Citadel Theatre for a date and see Noel Coward's Private Lives (February 2-24) or the sensational improvised production of Blind Date (February 13-24).
For movie lovers Edmonton has your silver screen ticket to romance, an evening at the Cineplex Odeon Windermere VIP theatres where you'll be pampered with luxurious reserved seats, a private licensed lounge and in-seat food and beverage service until the start of the feature presentation.
In Edmonton, it's all about the charm of the city and the chance to make your romantic dreams come true.
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