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5 St Catharines and Niagara Winter date ideas

Need a break from your Winter hibernation? Embrace the cold and plan a cosy date with your main squeeze.

Here are five fun St Catharines and Niagara Winter date ideas.

Ice Skating and whisky

Hit the ice with your honey on Gretzky Estate Winery’s outdoor rink then warm-up by the heaters on their Whisky Bar patio. Check out our list of outdoor ice skating rinks in the Niagara Region.

Catch a flick

The Film House at the FirstOntario Performing Arts Centre is the only licensed cinema in the Niagara Region, so you can have a proper grown-up night out.ย This is a perfect date night option, as you can also take advantage of the great selection of restaurants and bars in downtown St Catharines before and after the film.

Cosy up at the coffee house

Mahtay Cafe & Lounge in downtown St Catharines is perfect for a casual encounter. Grab a warm drink or a locally brewed beer and sink into a cosy love seat, or check out the crooners at the monthly Twilight Jazz Series.

Take a short trip

Only 20 minutes from St Catharines, Niagara-on-the-Lake is a picturesque spot for a romantic dinner followed by cosy carriage ride. It’s home to some of the Region’s best fine dining establishments. See our recent visit to Treadwell Farm to Table Cuisine. Or, jump in the car and do a little wine tasting. Check out our series on the ‘Best Niagara Wines Under $20 & Not in the LCBO’ to plan your wine route.

Brunch is the new dinner

Too chilly to head out at night? Luckily there are some cute spots in Niagara to enjoy an intimate brunch date. Check out Bistro Mirepoix in St Catharines.


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