Blog: Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Date Ideas for Valentine’s Day

Posted January 31, 2018

Roses are red
Violets are blue
HCA has date ideas
That are perfect for you!

Don’t spend another Valentine’s Day indoors at a boring restaurant – get outdoors and create new memories with that special someone. HCA offers plenty of winter activities that are sure to make this Valentine’s one to remember!


Skating at Valens Lake or Fifty Point Marina

There’s nothing more romantic than gliding across the ice and trying your best not to fall in front of your date. Ice skating is a popular and fun way to spend February 14 especially when it’s on a frozen lake! Bonus points if you pack a thermos of hot chocolate! Due to fluctuating weather conditions be sure to always check the ice status on our website before visiting!


Snowshoeing through Dundas Valley

If regular hiking is too boring for you and you want to impress him/her with a new activity give snowshoeing a try! The wide surface of the snowshoe distributes your weight over a larger surface to prevent your feet from sinking in the snow. It’ll feel like the two of you are floating over the snow as you make your way through the picturesque Dundas Valley. Be sure to stop by the Hermitage Ruins for a cute photo op!


Ice Fishing at Valens Lake or Fifty Point

If your date enjoys fishing in the summer, they’ll love ice fishing! Whether they’re new to the sport or a seasoned angler, ice fishing offers a fun new experience. Remember to pack a hut as it can be quite chilly on the open ice! Be sure to check the ice status on our website before visiting!


Cross-country skiing at Christie Lake or Dundas Valley

Perhaps you’re looking for a more adventurous date that’s guaranteed to get your heart racing! The trails on the south side of Christie Lake can be challenging in some areas but also very fun. Use the Round the Lake Trail and you’ll get to ski across the dam. If you’re looking for more of a challenge The Reforestation and G. Donald Trails in Dundas Valley will be of interest. Just remember to stay on the trail!


Winter Camping at Valens Lake

Winter camping is the perfect excuse to snuggle! Plus it’s super romantic to sleep under the stars at night. Valens Lake offers camping year-round. Reconnect with the woods and build a campfire together and then enjoy an intimate dinner for two. Contact Valens to reserve your spot now!


Hiking at HCA

HCA offers over 140km of trails throughout our conservation areas. The possibilities for areas to hike are endless! If you’re looking for a challenge with hills, Dundas Valley and parts of Christie Lake can be. Maybe you want to explore caves together at Eramosa Karst or gaze upon the serene frozen Tiffany Falls. If you’re a history buff, you’ll love the charm of Westfield Heritage Village. Just remember to pack some creepers to avoid any falls!

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