Love is in the Waterloo Region. Whether you’re celebrating Valentine’s with your sweetheart or spending time with friends, we have rounded up a list of some of the best eats, treats, and gifts in the KWC Region for you to enjoy on this special day. Check out these five ideas to celebrate locally for a Valentine’s Day to remember!

for the foodies

for the foodies:

Celebrating your love with food and drinks just sounds right. Head out on a date night in your favourite outfit or get comfy in your pyjamas to celebrate at home with some delicious food and wine. Check out these businesses offering special Valentine’s Day packages:

  • S&V Uptown – Experience fine dining with a special 5-course tasting menu.
  • The Bauer Kitchen – Celebrate at Bauer Kitchen with a special Valentine’s Day menu featuring fresh lucky lime oysters, crab linguini and chocolate lava cake!
  • Loloan Lobby Bar – Enjoy Valentine’s Day with an inspired a la carte menu from the land of smiles.
  • Solé Restaurant and Wine Bar –  A prix fixe Valentine’s menu with appetizers, entrees, and desserts. They are also offering vegan alternatives upon request!
  • The Grazing Table KW & Floraphillia – Tulips, and chocolate-covered strawberries. What more could you want? Select the package that suits your needs!
  • Crowsfoots Smokehause – Spoil your sweetheart and enjoy a Valentine’s Day dinner at Crowsfoot Smokehaus!

  • Cambridge Hotel – Enjoy dinner and a show with an evening of surprise at a Murder Mystery Dinner!

Visit Curated KW for a list of even more local events to enjoy in the KWC Region!


gifts never smelled this good

gifting never smelled this good:

Get creative with your gifts by creating a customized gift basket with locally purchased items. Check out these local shops with a different range of products such as flower arrangements, candles, body care products, and more to add to the basket.

for cake lovers

for dessert lovers:

A celebration is not complete without dessert! Complete your Valentine’s Day dinner by adding sweets to your menu from these local bakers.

  • Lady Glaze Doughnuts – Valentine’s Day packs are here! Get your hands on a Chocolate Lover’s Pack that is sweet enough for the whole family.
  • Dana Shortt Gourmet and Gifts – Enjoy Valentine’s Day gift baskets for your partner, friend or yourself from Dana Shortt Gourmet.
  • Lenjobakes – Get your hands on Lenjo Bakes’ Valentine’s Day Gift Boxes! Bring home a crème brulée cheesecake bar, a sweet ombré macaron box set, or a mini mousse cake for your loved ones.

for staycation lovers

for staycation lovers:

Escape to a luxurious staycation right here in the KWC Region! There are many beautiful spots in Kitchener, St. Jacobs, and Elora if you are looking to spend some time away from home but want to keep travel to a minimum.

  • The Walper Hotel – Relax in style and sophistication, while enjoying the quirk, charm, and flavours of The Walper. The Romantic Getaway package is perfect for couples looking to reconnect or celebrate something special.
  • Elora Mill Hotel & Spa – A range of seasonal packages to choose from such as “The Cozy” package that includes a one-night stay, $200 credit to their spa, two spa bathrobes, two handmade mugs, Sloane fine tea, and breakfast for two in their restaurant.
  • Hotel 52 – Enjoy a restful getaway in St. Jacobs at Hotel 52 with a loved one or your friends. Add a basket of local artisan sweet & savoury snacks and a bottle of bubbly to your room to make the stay extra special!

for movie lovers:

Plan a retro movie night followed by a dinner reservation at your favourite local restaurant. Apollo Cinema is viewing ‘Moonstruck’- a 1987 Romantic Comedy. Tickets are available to book on Apollo Cinema’s website.

Get social with us

Do you plan on trying one of our Valentine’s Day activities? Follow and tag @builtbyactiva in your date-night photo on Instagram or Facebook for a chance to be featured on our social media feed or blog. Happy Valentine’s Day!