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It gets harder to experience the joys of February with less than favourable temperatures outside, but the best date nights can be found in cozy spaces and interactive places. During the winter months in the Valley, and especially in February, there are some amazing places you can eat, play or stay at to build and grow your partnership!

1. AWE YOGA – PEMBROKE, ON

There is something fantastic about hanging out in the silks and relaxing beside your partner. When I visited, AWE Yoga had a beautiful place to lounge, a clean and wide space room, and one of the best parts, Erin Norris the owner and our instructor was personable and encouraging. She really enjoyed teaching and that’s what really impressed me. Take a private or group class to experience a calm atmosphere together and learn how easy this activity can be! For the month of February, they even have their BOGA YOGA event, which is fantastic. Pick up a drop-in class for yourself and get a complimentary drop in for your partner.

2. DEACON ESCARPMENT CABINS, CAMPING AND TRAILS – GOLDEN LAKE, ON

It’s always great to take time away from the busy aspects of life and instead experience a lovely quiet area. Deacon Escarpment provides cozy cabins that are great for couples looking for a unique experience that is not only indoors but, with a little bundling in winter, can be outdoors as well. It’s always nice to have the option to do both! Each cabin is set up with fantastic beds, propane fireplaces and couples’ packages that are sure to set the mood.

3. NEAT CAFÉ – BURNSTOWN, ON

From Matthew Good to Craig Cardiff, the Neat provides entertainment every weekend in the heart of Burnstown, Ontario. What’s perfect is that their fantastic salads, pizzas and of course delicious coffee really sweeten your time together.

4. THE NOOK CREPERIE – PEMBROKE, ON

If you and your loved one are fans of breakfast any time of day, look no further than the Nook Creperie. This French inspired space offers savoury dinner crepes to seasonal salads. Paired with good conversation and a quiet atmosphere, it’s sure to be a hit date. Make sure to delve deeper into their menu and try La Campagne.

5. GROUP ESCAPE DATE – CHAMBER OF SECRETS in PEMBROKE, ON

Group dates can shake up a typical evening! Especially when you have limited time to solve a mystery and escape from a well-designed room full of clues, riddles and games. Chamber of Secrets in Pembroke is a great date night option that will stimulate your mind and strengthen your teamwork skills! Interactive date nights are fun, and this establishment really knows how to set the mood.

There are amazing indoor activities that are great for couples whether you are new to the area or have been here for quite some time. I recommend dedicating this month to making memories with date nights focused on good food, great music and interesting places.

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