So you’ve got a date lined up, no need to break into cold sweats and general anxiety. Brampton has a plethora of date ideas for the adventure seeker, foodie, artist, romantic and everything in between. Here’s a list of ideas that are sure to score you some serious points with a date or significant other.
Treetop Trekking is THE date for adventure seekers. Experience Heartlake Conservation area from a bird’s eye view through a variety of high ropes courses and zip lines across the park. You can even take a zip line directly across the water, spectacular view! A definite must for adrenaline junkies!
2. Arts & Culture Adventure
Is your date the artistic type? Enjoy one of Peel Art Gallery’s many exhibits throughout the summer. While you’re there, ask for a tour of the building too! The gallery is attached to Brampton’s old courthouse which has a rich history. PAMA has two outdoor courtyards with benches if you’re looking for a little bit of art and history with some fresh air thrown in too.
Cuddle up and watch a movie on the giant LED screen Downtown every Tuesdays and Saturdays this summer in Garden Square. On Saturday night’s lineup features new films and Tuesday films are throwbacks to old classics. If you’re looking for a great date on a budget, this one’s free. Don’t forget a lawn chair and some kettle corn.
4. Dinner and a Stroll
Looking for something a little more low-key? Take your date for a delicious bite at one of the many restaurants in Downtown Brampton, followed by a stroll around town. Enjoy the beautiful Gage Park, the Etobicoke Creek trail or take a self-guided walking tour of some historical sites in the Downtown. Looking for some upscale dining? We recommend Clinton’s on Main or Aria Bistro & Lounge.
5. Trampolining at Aerosports
Trampolines never get old! Take your date out for a good time bouncing around and maybe even a round or two of trampoline dodgeball? It’s all the rage these days! If your date is sporty, they’ll appreciate the fun to be had at Aerosports. Grab a bite to fuel up after the shenanigans at a delicious local restaurant.
6. Dinner on the lake
Step 1: Pack a picnic basket of delicious finger foods Step 2: Rent a canoe or paddle boat at Professors lake. Step 3: Paddle out and enjoy a romantic meal on the water. If that doesn’t impress your date, we don’t know what will!
7. Ice Cream & Live Music
Looking to take someone out on the cheap? Take your date for a scoop of delicious ice cream Downtown at Ice Cream Cafe or Little Shop of Ice Cream and enjoy some live music. The Friday Night Spotlight series in Garden Square features a lineup of up-and-coming young artists in the community. Enjoy a cone and bob your head to some great music. You can even dance if want. Music starts every Friday at 7:00pm sharp. Check out the lineup here.
8. Horseback riding at Clairville
Clairville is the perfect place to escape for a quiet, tranquil date without having to leave the city. Walk the trails and check out the wildlife, or better yet take your date on a romantic horseback ride. Clairville is located at Queen Street East and Clairville Conservation Road in East Brampton.
9. Drinks on the patio
Whether it’s a cold beer on tap or a cabernet, grab a comfy patio chair at The Works Burger Bistro–one of Brampton’s best patios–and enjoy the great weather. The patio is nestled right along Garden Square where concerts, movies and other things usually take place.
10. Foodie Adventure
Looking for something a little more unconventional? You’re sure to win your date over with a restaurant hop. Start off with drinks from Mill St. Brewery at the eclectic Queen Gypsy Pub. Then hop on over to La Catrina for fried fish taco appetizers or Sul Irmaos for the best smoked wings in town. Take your adventure just around the corner to Cantina Fellini for an Italian inspired main course, complete with wine pairing. Still hungry? Finish off with a delicious cupcake or pastry for dessert at Dolcezza Bakery. Foodie’s dream? We think yes! Note: All restaurants are within 5 minutes walking distance of each other.
Looking for a delicious bite? Here’s a few more restaurant suggestions
If we missed any noteworthy date ideas let us know in the comments below!