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Romantic date ideas for Victoria Day

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Make fireworks in the sky and in your heart

From SheKnows Canada
It won't be long now until the official start of summer is here! One day that marks this for Canadians is the May long weekend to celebrate Victoria Day. When love is in the air and you've got a Victoria Day date planned, make it memorable with these romantic date ideas.

Orange and red fireworks bursts

Watch the fireworks

Victoria Day is known for amazing firework displays, and what could be more perfect for a date than watching them? Grab a blanket and your date, and enjoy the sights and sounds of the night sky being lit up by spectacular fireworks. This is perfect for a first date, since it's less intimate but still allows for plenty of opportunity to get to know your date. If you two have been seeing each other for a while, the comfortable silence while you watch the fireworks will be perfect.

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Have a picnic

Loaded picnic basket with wine bottle

What better way is there to spend time together than with a well-thought-out plan? Take your date on a romantic picnic for two, filled with wine and your favourite foods. The weather will be perfect on the Victoria Day long weekend, and you can either pair your picnic with watching the fireworks in the evening or keep it casual with a date in the mid-afternoon.

Host a barbecue-for-two

When you think about Victoria Day weekend, I'll bet barbecuing comes to mind. It's one of the first marks of summer for Canadians, and what better way to celebrate that than with a food-filled barbecue? While it's not a typical date, it could be fun to have a romantic barbecue-for-two. You can spend time together shopping for your menu, then hang out by the pool while you eat what you've cooked. Lots of time for conversation and getting to know each other.

Show off your canoeing skills

If you and your date are adventurous types, what better way is there to spend Victoria Day weekend than by canoeing? Many places will have a Victoria Day special going on, making it more affordable to spend some time together on the water. Dates that require you to be active are often not thought to be romantic, but what better scenery is there than the tranquil water?

Browse the local festivals

With it being the Victoria Day weekend, there are a lot of local events you can attend that would make the perfect date. From the Canadian Tulip Festival in Ottawa to the New Westminster Hyack Festival in British Columbia, fun-filled events that allow you to take in the scenery and get that love spark going between you two are out there.

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