Treat your sweetheart

Making a romantic dinner sounds wonderful – until you realize that Cupid isn’t going to wash your dishes afterwards. Check out these local restaurants offering Valentine’s Day specials to enjoy from home!
  • Bingemans @ home – Beef & Shrimp, Ribs & Salmon – this spread sounds delicious! Pre-order by February 12th for the February 14th pickup!
  • Borealis Grille & Bar – A 3-course dinner for two and a bottle of wine, save room for dessert!
  • Charcoal Steakhouse – A 4-course dinner for two with bouquet and cocktail kit add ons – how fun!
  • Public Kitchen & Bar – Pre-order a dinner for two, and there’s an option for kids too! ❤
  • Boston Pizza – Try a heart-shaped pizza – $1 from every pizza sold is donated to a local charity.❤


Spa Night

Spa nights are a classic idea for dates because they’re enjoyable, relaxing and romantic. Think soothing face masks, bubbly foot soaks and even a relaxing massage – a wonderful way to spend an evening with your partner. Splurge on some high-quality products from a local shop like Cocoon Apothecary’s Ancient Mud Facial Mask! You can also up the ante with some soothing music and a glass of champagne!

Get Painting

Looking for something a bit more unique? Why not learn to paint with Bob Ross? Pick up some basic materials and follow one of his online videos. You and your partner can create beautiful pieces of art for your home! Painting is relaxing and therapeutic, and you might even discover a hidden talent. You can also sign up for a virtual paint night, where they ship the materials right to your door! Check out Yaymaker’s virtual Valentine’s Day events, and sign up with your partner, family and friends! You can all learn to paint together without actually being “together”. ❤

Netflix Binge

Whether there’s a show or movie you’ve been dying to watch with your partner, bingeing Netflix is a great way to spend an evening. Want to make it feel extra special for Valentine’s Day? Build a blanket fort and throw in some twinkle lights. If you have a projector, you can makeshift your own movie theatre! Don’t forget the heart-shaped candy and chocolates to snack on while you’re watching.❤

Charcuterie Tasting

Whether you and your partner like sweet, salty, smoky, or sour food – you can incorporate those flavours into your own charcuterie board! Check out one of our local favourites, Vincenzo’s, for some tasty cheese, meats, and pickles to create your own charcuterie board, and pair it with local brews like Block 3’s Beauty & the Belgian for a fun and easy meal.

Escape Room

Escape rooms are gaining popularity for their unique gameplay! Traditionally, you’re locked in a room with your partner and/or friends, and you have 1 hour to solve puzzles and find clues to escape. But did you know you can enjoy the challenge of an escape room in your living room? Games like EXIT The Game and Unlock! Escape Adventures will give you and your partner a chance to work together and escape. Sound fun? You can find these games at our local game store, J&J Cards & Collectibles Ltd.

Explore the World

Have you always wanted to backpack through Europe, see penguins in Antarctica or check out some picturesque views in Australia? Now you can – from your couch! You can use Google Earth to preview amazing landmarks and destinations and explore the world. Try the “I’m Feeling Lucky” feature to discover new destinations, or you can explore guided tours on Voyager. You can even start creating a list of future vacation spots! ❤

Try a new workout

They say that couples who work out together, stay together, so why not push the furniture to the side of the room and try something new! There are plenty of workout videos on YouTube so you can work up a sweat and release some endorphins with a new yoga, aerobics, or body-strength workout! After, indulge in some tasty Valentine’s Day treats – you deserve it! ❤

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!