The ocean views, the long boardwalk, and the historic streets of Halifax make the city feel romantic year-round. But in February, the city truly wears its heart on its sleeve when it comes to celebrating the month of love. We all get caught up in our everyday busy lives sometimes. Valentine’s Day is the perfect time to spend time with loved ones—whether it’s friends, family, or significant others—to show them how much you care. Read on for some of the best Valentine’s Day date ideas in Halifax.
Variations of The Classic Dinner Date
When it comes to Valentine’s Day, you can’t go wrong with the classic dinner date. When that dinner is at one of Canada’s best restaurants, it’s sure to be a great one. At The Bicycle Thief, they are no stranger to making special occasions memorable. The ambient atmosphere with warm fireplaces, cozy seating, and glowing candles are a recipe for romance. Take your sweetheart there to enjoy some cocktails and delicious food such as oysters and red ravioli.
If you are on a budget but you still want to enjoy a hearty, delicious meal, Sea Smoke is participating in “Dine Around”, an event where restaurants in Halifax offer a prixe fixe menu for the entire month of February. For $40, you can enjoy a romantic dinner that includes an appetizer, entree and dessert, with choices from their menu such as braised short ribs, black cod misoyaki, or lobster and crab stuffed haddock.
For some lighter fare but no shortage of romance, share some small plates and fine wine over candlelight at Little Oak. The sommeliers can help you choose a wine that is right for the occasion and your palate.
Netflix and Chilled Champagne
Whether you plan to order takeout and watch some Netflix, or go out on the town, there is always time for some bubbly! On Valentine’s Day, make it even more fun and festive with some pink champagne. Sprinkle some rose petals and set up the ice bucket so the wine is chilling while you’re Netflixing. At Bishop’s Cellar, they can recommend something that will be perfect for celebrating with friends or a romantic night at home. Some local favourites include Benjamin Bridge Sparkling Rose and Blomidon BMD Sparkling Red.
Valentine’s Morning Walk and Shop Date
You may have a hot date planned for the evening, but you want to spend some time with your best friends in the morning. Dress warm and meet up for a winter walk on the boardwalk! You’ll have a great time chatting and catching up and before you know it, you’ll be back at Bishop’s Landing ready to do some shopping. Alexa Pope has completed their expansion and have re-opened their doors—just in time for you to stop by and pick up a new little red dress for Valentine’s. MXM Fashion is having a seasonal sale, so check out their sale items and collection of beautiful coats.
Don’t Forget the Gifts
Candy hearts and chocolates on Valentine’s are a fun treat that everyone loves to share and enjoy. Pick up some tasty local treats at Sugah! Confectionary to give as a gift to your loved ones. If you’re looking for an unforgettable gift that will last a lifetime, visit Frida to pick out a stunning piece of jewellery that will wow your date.