19 Indoor Date Ideas in Toronto this Winter

For some people who are always cold outside in winter, going on a date when the weather is frightful is a kind of ordeal. Despite fluffy snow, gorgeous Christmas trees and all the sparkly snowflakes that create a festive atmosphere, those who are super cold outside, shiver when they think of outdoor winter dates. So, if you're wondering what to do on a date in winter if you are always cold, keep on reading this article.

WOWnGO has made a list of 19 indoor winter date ideas in Toronto where you’ll feel warm. What about some pleasantly warm places and highly engaging experiences? The only time you’ll need to spend outside is while reaching the destination.
Indoor date ideas in Toronto
Indoor Date Ideas to Get Cultured
Date Ideas for Special Occasions
Fun Indoor Date Ideas
Indoor Date Ideas at Home

Indoor Date Ideas in Toronto to Get Cultured

If you are art fans, you simply want to get better acquainted with art or you want to introduce art to your better half, Toronto has many art-related institutions to help you spend a great indoor date on a winter day. A date in a museum or a gallery might be a very gripping one.

The building of AGO already draws attention and evokes your aesthetic ego. When you get inside, it’s getting even more interesting. Hundreds of thought-provoking pieces of art from all over the world and from diverse epochs. Paintings, photographs and impressive exhibitions vary depending on time. In such a place there is not only be a lot to see, but also a lot to discuss.
Indoor Date Idea for winter in Art Gallery of Ontario
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Royal Ontario Museum

Did you know that the Royal Ontario Museum is Canada’s biggest museum of natural history and world culture? Recognized as one of the most renowned museums in North America, it has something for everyone who is eager to learn more and see different parts of the world in one place. If you enjoy history or love learning about different cultures, this is a great idea for an indoor date for your couple.
Indoor Date Idea for winter in Royal Museum of Toronto
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Museum of Illusions

Don’t fancy spending much time outside cause the weather is slowly turning cold? Have fun in the Museum of Illusions. Pause the reality and challenge your brain. Forget what you think you’re seeing; you’ll have to look again. Here you can kill two birds with one stone, that is have fun and broaden your knowledge at once.
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Indoor Date Idea for winter Abstract Paint Pouring

Let your creativity flow during the Abstract Paint Pouring Experience. Express your feelings and yourself on a canvas, relax and get a beautiful artwork in the end. You choose the paints, the colors, you choose whether to use a brush or to let the paints flow by tilting the canvas. What about each of you makes two separate pictures and you interpret them after you have finished them? I guess such activity may help you find out more about each other; at least about your artistic nature.
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Hockey Hall of Fame

If you’re hockey fans, visiting this place must be on the list of things to do indoors for a date. . Explore large exhibitions of artifacts that date back to the days when the game was founded. Go to the hockey theatre, play with the greatest goalkeepers in the animated room, find out and see the sculptures of the hockey legends.
Indoor Date Idea for winter in Hockey Hall of Fame
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Special Occasion Date Ideas

Celebrating a dating anniversary, a wedding anniversary, or any other special occasion? Pay attention to these date ideas for couples.

Private helicopter Tour for Two

The scenery from the sky is always something special. Even the biggest city in Canada seems to be so tiny. Enjoy the views, experience the thrill together (by the way, thrilling activities or those with an edge of danger strengthen a relationship) and spend a great time with each other. Just two of you at a height of 2000ft. Oh yes, make sure your other half is not terribly afraid of heights.
Date Idea for winter Private helicopter tour in Toronto
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Evening with a Magician or an indoor date idea at home

This will be a truly magical date night full of mystery and amusing jokes. This is another kind of thrilling activity which you can do without leaving your comfy sofa. I bet you’ll be totally stunned by what you see. After the show, exchange your impressions and ideas on how the performers pulled the tricks.
 Evening with a magician in Toronto as Indoor Date Idea for winter
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Fun Indoor Date Ideas

To enter another reality Harry Potter had to take a risk and straightly run straight ahead to the 9 and ¾ platform. No risky experiences on your date. Just choose between these two experiences.

Virtual Reality in Toronto

Looking for some entertainment? Virtual Reality Arcade in downtown Toronto offers you multiplayer content. You can choose anything from horrors and shooters to escape rooms and adventures. Enjoy your inside date night in the world of cool games.
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Mystery and Magic Show

Enjoy the mysterious show of the Las Vegas-style in Toronto. You and your other half will be blown away by hilarious jokes, great magic tricks and mind-reading! You can also play games before the event and enjoy food and drinks. I am sure, you won’t regret it. If you want to be right in front of the stage, book seats on the main floor.
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Indoor Date Ideas at Home

Movie Night
Classic but chic! Choose a movie genre both of you like, light up candles, cuddle up and enjoy the night. You can also start watching series once a week or once in two weeks depending on your free time. This is a great idea on how to spend time together and find common things to do.

SPICE IT UP: if movie nights seem too boring, add a twist and choose a silent movie instead of a traditional one.

Cook together

Homemade food is always better than that from a restaurant. When it is cooked by both of you, it tastes twice as good. Besides, cooking together is also about conversations. Don’t worry even if the result is not the best, the process filled with laughter is worth it.

To make sure that you have something for dinner, opt for an easy recipe (experience-wise).

Go Through Old Photos

While living in the past and ignoring the present is rather unhealthy, reminiscing about the day you met or other happy moments in the past is a great way to cherish your relationship, reflect on what’s changed and maybe repeat some experiences from the past. You could also share your old pictures from your childhood with your significant other and let them discover you deeper.

Take a Bath Together

If you’re already close enough, think of taking a bath together. You can make it fun or intimate: whatever you prefer. Consider turning on some music, lighting up candles and adding essential oils to the water. A massage and a little bit of champagne will lead to even deeper relaxation.

Make Mulled Wine

Make a hot night with some hot mulled wine. Traditional mulled wine is made by heating red wine and adding mulling spices. Flavours will pervade your house.
Did you know that the best mulled wine is homemade one? There’re just two secrets: a good recipe and drinking it fresh and warm. The Christmas scents from the pot will pervade your house and will make you fully relax.

Check the recipe here.

Play Board Games

It can be a romantic game for couples or a competitive one to have some fun. If you’ve been together for a short time, think of playing something like Love Language, I.e., something that helps you spark conversations and learn more about each other. Options are numerous. However, if you don’t know where to start, play chess or checkers, or check the list of recommended board games of different types and difficulty levels here.

Read a Book Together

Might sound strange to the naked eye but it really is romantic. One of you is reading and the other one is listening. You can also take turns if you like. At the end discuss it (we don’t mean a deep literary analysis but a relaxed conversation).

You can pick a short story that you like or even some poems by your favorite author. If you both like this activity, you can turn it into a hobby you’ll enjoy together. While reading is particularly useful, reading together is also very fun.

Dance Together

If one of you is a good dancer, try it without a doubt. If you’re both far from being good dancers, have fun developing a new skill together (or simply have fun and laugh). Find Just Dance for Couples on Youtube to have fun or type in something like dancing at home for couples to learn some basic steps of slow dancing.

Play Video Games

Gaming is not a typical couple's activity but if you are both into it, why not? Although it’s not an active pursuit but sometimes we just need to be idle. Video games might help you bind while achieving common goals, develop problem-solving skills and leave you with sweet memories of fun times together.

Work Out Together

Don’t want to go outside but want to make your indoor date a “healthy” one? What about working out together? Half an hour of yoga or pilates might not only be heal thing and relaxing but also fun. By the way, you can even find some videos specifically designed for couples. Just type in yoga for couples or workout for couples and have fun and quality time together.


Although winter weather might be harsh, don't let it steal romantic dates from you and your SO. Hopefully, you've found some indoor date ideas that you're going to try soon.

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