Love in the City: A Guide to Valentine’s Day in Edmonton 2024

Valentine’s Day is just around the corner, and if you’re looking for the perfect way to celebrate with your loved one, look no further than Edmonton. This vibrant city offers a wide range of activities and events that are sure to make your Valentine’s Day memorable. From romantic dinners to exciting shows, there’s something for everyone. In this comprehensive guide, we’ll explore the top things to do in Edmonton for Valentine’s Day 2024. So, let’s dive in and make this Valentine’s Day truly special!

Take Your Valentine Out for a Romantic Dinner

A romantic dinner is a classic way to celebrate Valentine’s Day, and Edmonton boasts a variety of restaurants that offer special menus for the occasion. Here are some top choices:

Harvest Room – Fairmont Hotel Macdonald
Indulge in a 6-course Table d’hôte menu at the Harvest Room in the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald this Valentine’s Day. Crafted by their culinary team and accompanied by live entertainment, this dinner is sure to impress. The menu includes your choice of entrée, and wine pairing is available for an additional cost. There will be two seatings for this event; one at 5:00 pm and the second at 8:00 pm. The price is $175 per person, excluding tax and gratuity. Make sure to purchase your tickets in advance, as they are non-refundable and are sure to sell out fast!

vivo Ristorante – Westend
vivo Ristorante in Westend is offering a prix-fixe menu from February 14-18. Enjoy their signature Grilled Caesar Salad, followed by Filetto e Risotto all’Aragosta, a mouthwatering dish featuring a 20 oz Alberta beef tenderloin paired with lobster risotto and Canadian Atlantic lobster tail. Finish off the meal with their delectable Cioccolato D’Amore dessert. The price for this special menu is $80 per person.

Cafe Celeste Bistro
Cafe Celeste Bistro, located in Sherwood Park, will be offering a Valentine’s Day prix-fixe menu priced at $80 per person. Treat yourselves to a delightful culinary experience at this charming bistro. Though the menu for this event has yet to be released, it promises to be as delectable as it is affordable and features a chef’s tasting menu curated to include some of the Bistro’s most beloved dishes.

Chartier
Chartier, located in Beaumont is offering an extra special Valentine’s Day lunch this year, featuring a chocolate-themed menu made using chocolate from local award-winning chocolatier Jacek Chocolate. A three-course chocolate-themed Valentine’s Day dinner is also available! Lunch will be $50 per person, while supper comes in at $85 per person.

Yesterday’s Auto Gallery Foundation & Syb’s Diner
Transport yourselves to a bygone era this Valentine’s Day at Yesterdays Auto Gallery’s enchanting dinner on February 14, 2024, from 5:30 – 8:30 p.m. Step into a retro-mantic setting and relish a delectable dinner featuring your choice of steak or chicken, baked potato, fresh vegetable mix, Caesar salad, and a tempting dessert tray, served promptly at 6:15 p.m. Immerse in the ambiance with live tunes from a 5-piece band. Secure your spot for only $180 per table for two or $320 per table for two couples.

Unique Experiences

If you’re looking for something beyond a traditional dinner, Edmonton offers a variety of unique experiences to make your Valentine’s Day extra special. Here are some exciting options:

Couples Massage Workshop at MaKami
Learn the art of massage therapy techniques at the Couples Massage Workshop at MaKami Edmonton Campus and MaKami Calgary NE Campus. Take turns massaging each other and practice easy massage therapy techniques that you can use anytime. Enjoy chocolate-covered strawberries and Prosecco while getting closer to your partner. Fifty percent of the sales from every ticket will be donated directly to Fearisnotlove, part of the Calgary Women’s Emergency Shelter in Calgary and the WIN House in Edmonton. The workshop takes place on February 11, 2023, from 12:00 pm to 3:00 pm, and tickets are priced at $99.

Ballet Performance: Love Rocks
Experience a captivating ballet performance with Love Rocks by Alberta Ballet. This unique show is divided into two acts. In the first act, titled WOKE, dancers perform to music by Kendrick Lamar, Logic, Drake, Diplo, and others, exploring our humanity in today’s political climate. The second act, LOVE ROCKS, features music by Grammy Award winner Lenny Kravitz. Catch the performances on February 10 and 11 at the Northern Alberta Jubilee Auditorium. Ticket prices start at $60.

Cook With Your Valentine
Join Kathryn Joel, founder and owner of Get Cooking, for a date night cooking class where you and your sweetheart will master classic date night favourites. Begin with Oysters two ways, followed by a rich Lobster Bisque. Dive into the retro charm of Steak Diane with Fondant Potatoes for the main course. Conclude your night on a sweet note with homemade Chocolate Soufflés. Sip on a glass of bubbly (non-alcoholic options available) and let the flavours of love take center stage. Create lasting memories and a delectable meal, making this Valentine’s Day an unforgettable celebration of togetherness. 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. $150 + tax.

Edmonton’s Secret Valentine’s Day Candlelight Pop-Up Concert
Immerse yourself in a two-hour candlelit date night filled with the sweet sounds of love, performed by two talented artists. Indulge in a delightful selection of three desserts and savour a custom-created cocktail, adding a touch of romance to your Valentine’s celebration. The secret location, artists, and menu will be revealed the day before the event, creating an air of anticipation. With parking available on-site and the venue located near downtown Edmonton, this intimate experience is a limited-ticket affair, ensuring an unforgettable night of love and music. Tickets are non-refundable, so secure yours now for a secret soirée to remember. February 14th, 7:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Tickets are $75, tax included.

Valentine’s Day Hotel Packages

If you’re looking to make your Valentine’s Day extra special, consider booking a romantic hotel package. Several hotels in Edmonton offer Valentine’s Day packages with special amenities and experiences. Here are some options:

Fairmont Hotel Macdonald – Grand Romance Package
Enjoy a grand romantic staycation at the Fairmont Hotel Macdonald with their Grand Romance Package. This package includes 15% off luxury accommodation, a 375ml bottle of Champagne, chocolate-covered strawberries, valet parking, and late check-out. Treat yourselves to a luxurious getaway and create lasting memories.

Metterra Hotel on Whyte/Varscona Hotel on Whyte – Romance Package
Experience the ultimate romance with the Romance Package at Metterra Hotel on Whyte or Varscona Hotel on Whyte. This package includes early check-in, late check-out, a bottle of sparkling wine delivered to your room, a complimentary box of locally made chocolates, and a free hot breakfast. Immerse yourselves in luxury and enjoy a relaxing and intimate stay.

These hotel packages offer the perfect opportunity to escape the routine and celebrate your love in a unique and luxurious setting. Indulge in the amenities and let the hotels take care of the details, allowing you to focus on each other.

Edmonton offers a plethora of options to celebrate Valentine’s Day in style. Whether you prefer a romantic dinner, an exciting show, or a unique experience, there is something for every couple to enjoy. Take this opportunity to create lasting memories and show your loved one how much they mean to you. And most importantly, don’t forget to book your romantic Valentine’s Day getaway through Edmonton’s Best Hotels to take advantage of our 1, 2, 3 Reward Deal and get up to $225 in rewards.

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Terms and Conditions

The “1,2, 3 Pick Your Rewards”, Terms and Conditions and Blackout Dates 

Rewards Program campaign dates

Reward package available to book from January 5, 2022 for stays to December 31, 2024 for rewards except for possible blackout dates. At present there are no blackout dates scheduled.

Rewards are subject to while supplies last.  Substitutions of equivalent kind, value may be made as necessary.  Rewards are non-transferable, no cash value, no cash back.

  • Rewards are non-transferable, non-exchangeable, have no cash value, no cash back.
  • Rewards cannot be combined with any other offer or promotion.
  • Reward deal is net non-commissionable.

Blackout dates

At present there are no blackout dates scheduled. 

In the event blackout dates are scheduled, any guest who makes a booking for a hotel stay during the blackout period prior to the blackout period being named will receive the rewards they are booked for. 

Rewards Program offerings

Book one night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of three $50 rewards excluding blackout dates:

  • $50 Gas Card or
  • $50 Prepaid Mastercard, or
  • $50 Ultimate Dining Card

Book two night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of five reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • $150 prepaid MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 MasterCard, or
  • $75 Gas card and $75 Ultimate Dining Card, or

Book three night’s stay with Edmonton’s Best Hotels and receive your choice of one of four reward packages excluding blackout dates:

  • Three Night Reward 1: $225 Prepaid Mastercard
  • Three Night Reward 3: $75 Ultimate Dining Card + $75 Prepaid Mastercard + $75 Gas Card

One choice of reward per stay. 

Guest must be 18 years of age or older at time of redemption. 

Prepaid Mastercard’s can be used for online purchases only. In Canada, prepaid Mastercard’s cannot be used at any retail outlet (including your hotel) with point-of-sale systems.

Rewards distribution

Rewards will be emailed directly to guests within 48 hours of Edmonton’s Best Hotels confirming their check-in.  Rewards are not provided by the hotel’s front desk.   All rewards are sent electronically. 

Reservations

Guest must reserve a minimum of 24 hours prior to arrival.

Rewards are NOT available for reservations made less than 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Reservations made directly with hotels and not through Edmonton’s Best Hotels are not eligible for rewards. No exceptions. Rewards are only provided to guests who book through Edmonton’s Best Hotels online booking platform.  Booking reservation confirmations will have Edmonton’s Best Hotels branding on them. Rewards not provided for hotel reservations during specified blackout dates.

Reservations cannot be extended by hotels for additional rewards.

Guests may add a night to an existing one-night deal reservation and receive additional rewards if the request is made a minimum of 24 hours in advance of arrival.

Booking terms and conditions

Rewards provided for more than one night, must be for consecutive nights under one registration under one name at one property. In addition, no more than up to three consecutive nights will be honoured. If a guest checks in for three days and then checks out and re-checks in for the next day, this is considered a consecutive night booking even if the second booking is made at different hotel.  

There must be a minimum of three days between bookings.

Multiple reservations for the same person for the same night(s) is considered a double booking and only one of those bookings will be eligible for rewards. For example, if a guest books two nights on x and y date and then makes another two-night booking for the same dates at the same hotel or another hotel, EBH considers this a double booking and will honour rewards for only one of those bookings. 

Is there a limit on the number of bookings I make on different dates?  Edmonton Best Hotels welcomes repeat business.  Some of our guests visit Edmonton every month.  Please note as stated earlier there must be a minimum of three days between bookings. Please also note stated blackout dates.

Cancelling and date changes to reservations

If a guest wants to cancel or change the dates of their booking.

What if I want to cancel my booking?  Edmonton Best Hotels must cancel your booking (not the hotel).  If you want to cancel, contact info@edmh.ca and let us know.  We will cancel your booking and send you a cancellation number for your records.  Please do not cancel directly with the hotel.

What if I want to change the dates of my booking?  You must contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca and let us know you want to make a date change.  Your original booking must be cancelled first.  You will receive a cancellation number for your records.  Then, you must rebook for your new dates.  The hotel nor Edmonton’s Best Hotels cannot make date changes to the original booking.  Please note this does not guarantee you will receive the same hotel rate when you rebook for different dates.

Any questions, please contact Edmonton Best Hotels at info@edmh.ca 

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