If your date nights consist of a Netflix marathon and a bag of chips, this might be a sign that you need to try something new and get out of your comfort zone once and a while. Go beyond dinner and a movie with fun, out-of-the-ordinary activities that will make your friends turn to their significant others and say, “why don’t we do fun stuff like that?”

Get Outside

Turn date night into date day by planning a fun outdoor activity for the two of you to do. Spend the day at the Bonnecheres Caves in the Ottawa area, with a picture perfect waterfall, and plenty of fossils embedded in the cave walls. Pack a picnic and enjoy this unique geological site.

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Another romantic outdoor date idea is a sailing excursion. Visit Barrie, Ontario, and board the 38 foot Chances ‘R’ boat and explore Lake Simcoe’s Kempenfelt Bay. The excursion is captained by an experienced sailor, so you and your date can enjoy the views, the fresh air, and each other’s company.

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See a Show

Instead of a movie and popcorn, there are plenty of other types of shows you can see that will make for a memorable night. If you love to laugh and aren’t adverse to a bit of naughty humour, check out Altered States. Altered States is a comedic hypnosis show with a naughty twist. Whether you volunteer to participate or just watch from the audience, this show will have you laughing till you cry.

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Do you want to revisit your childhood? Take a magical date down memory lane by going to the circus! The Royal Canadian Family Circus is a unique date idea that’s filled with wonder and nostalgia. Share a bag of popcorn with your special someone under the big top while acrobats soar through the sky.

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Looking for a sophisticated night out? Put on your cocktail attire and see James Alan Magic and Martini. Enjoy the allure of a private club – where a password will grant you access – and enjoy drinks and fabulous food while James Alan does tricks up-close in an intimate environment. This is a great excuse to get a bit dressed up and share a unique night out together.

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Food and Drink with a Twist

While dinner out makes for a lovely date, it too can get stale, especially if you go to the same old restaurant or the same old bar, and order the same old thing. Instead, go on a tasting tour with your significant other. If you love wine, there are plenty of tours and tastings in Niagara-On-The-Lake to enjoy. You can also do local brewery tours and tastings across Southern Ontario.

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If you’re more hungry than thirsty, enjoy a meal on a harbor cruise in Toronto aboard the Jubilee Queen or Island Princess. Enjoy a chef prepared buffet lunch or dinner, and see spectacular views of the Toronto skyline. See the sunset and dance and drink under the stars – making it a night to remember.

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If you’re craving dessert, make your own by taking a chocolate making class together. Yes, instead of giving your date a box of chocolates, make some at the Chocolate Tales workshop in Hamilton. At the end you will have a beautifully packaged box of chocolates you made yourself that you can share and enjoy.

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Thrills that will Give You Chills

Instead of a scary movie, visit a haunted house. Niagara Falls has plenty to do to keep you entertained. The Screaming Tunnels Haunted House and Haunted Hallways of Niagara will have to clinging to your date out of fright. Once you reach safety you can laugh about how scared you each were while playing some midway games at the arcade.

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Ever want to see Niagara Falls from a bird’s eye view? Niagara Falls Air Tours Inc. will fly you can your date over The Falls, and other local sites giving you postcard perfect views. This is the perfect date for thrill-seekers and nature lovers alike.

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By: Allison Webster