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How to Spend a Romantic Day in Edmonton

Edmonton Romance

A couple kisses while spending a romantic day in Edmonton (Photo: bulliver)

9 a.m.: Start your day off at Credo Coffee where you can lounge over perfectly prepared cappuccinos and morning glory muffins.
• Credo Café, 10134-104 St., 780-761-3744, credocoffee.ca
• Map and reviews 

10:15 a.m: Make your way to the Old Strathcona neighbourhood where you can meander down Whyte Avenue and window shop, hit up the farmers’ market, check out the local art or browse the wares at one of the city’s best vintage stores.
• Old Strathcona, 82 Ave. between 109 St. and Gateway Blvd.

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11:30 p.m.: Head back downtown to the Art Gallery of Alberta where you and your significant other can stroll hand and hand through the impressive galleries.
• Art Gallery of Alberta, 99 St. and 102 Ave., 780-422-6223, youraga.ca
• Map and reviews

1 p.m.: Pause for lunch at Duchess Bake Shop. Modelled after traditional Parisian cafés, this restaurant offers the luxe furnishings and decadent eats that are perfect for a romantic midday meal.
• Duchess Bake Shop, 10720-124 St., 780-488-4999, duchessbakeshop.com
• Map and reviews

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3:30 p.m.: Catch a local or international performer at the acoustically perfect Francis Winspear Centre. Check out the full calendar of upcoming events here.
• Francis Winspear Centre, 4 Churchill Square, 780-428-1414, winspearcentre.com
Map and reviews

6:30 p.m.: Cozy up in a sleek white leather booth at Moriarty’s Bistro and Wine Bar where you can share a cheese and charcuterie platter while you discuss your day.
• Moriarty’s Bistro and Wine Bar, 10154-100 St., 780-757-2005, moriartysbistro.com
Map and reviews

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9:00 p.m.: Head across Jasper Avenue to the Confederation Lounge, located in the Fairmont Hotel MacDonald, which has an extensive selection of rich, smoky scotch, and plenty of leather club chairs to savour it in.
• Confederation Lounge, 10065-100 St., 780-424-5181, website
Map and reviews

11 p.m.: Splash around in a bathtub built for two, or a king-size bed in one of Edmonton’s most luxurious hotels.
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