If the first thing you think when you’re planning a date in Mississauga is that you need to hop on the QEW and head downtown, you’re doing it wrong. When you know where to look, there’s plenty you can get up to in this hood. Whether you’ve been together for years or are going out for the first time, shake up date night with a few of these outside-the-box date ideas!
#1 – Go on an UrbanQuest scavenger hunt
Scavenger hunts are super fun dates for their mix of adventure, problem solving, and heart-pumping adrenaline. Check out this Port Credit quest–you’ll learn all about Port Credit’s seedy past while also tracking down clues and racing the beat the clock!
This date idea costs: $10 each
#2 – Help each other out at Escape From The 6
Get locked into a room for an hour while also showing off your sweet problem solving skills? Where’s bad? That’s why Escape From The 6 is so great for dates. Choose between the beginner-friendly Escape The Wild West or the more difficult Fire Fighter Rescue Mission. The rooms are $25–$28 per person.
This date idea costs: $25–$28 each
#3 – Get on the water with The Paddle Coach
If you and your date love being on the water, check out The Paddle Coach in downtown Port Credit. They offer an intro to SUP lesson as well as private lessons and SUP Yoga. Just be super careful not to accidentally knock your date into the water–that would be a big buzz kill!
This date idea costs: $40–$55 each
#4 – Get your heart rate up at Sky Zone
If the weather won’t permit you to grab a coffee at Port Credit’s Second Cup and take a stroll down by the waterfront, choose an indoor activity instead. Go out for a day of trampoline fun at Sky Zone on Hawkestone Road. This date totally wins on originality and affordability: a 30-minute jump pass is only $10.
This date idea costs: $10+ each
#5 – Be bad at Bad Axe Throwing
Looking to take the edge off in a group date? Check out Bad Axe Throwing on Tomken Road, but don’t miss out on those chances to get up close and personal! After all, when you’re learning to throw an axe, who says you don’t need a little help getting your technique right? An axe throwing sess at Bad Axe is $44 per person.
This date idea costs: $44 each
#6 – Mix paint with wine at Paint Nite
It’s always fun to get up to something on a date, not only to cut the tension but also to distract when those nervous jitters set in. Nothing helps an anxious buzz like a hearty glass of wine–and what’s more fun on a date then a little arts and crafts? Check out Paint Nite, which hosts fun painting workshops in local bars and restaurants all over Mississauga for $45 per person. Be sure to check out their date night classes if you want to get extra cozy.
This date idea costs: $45 each
#7 – Have a blast at Laser Quest
Mood lighting? Check. Protective vests? Check. Lasers? Check! If you’ve never been on a laser tag date, you’ve got to try it. It might be the glow-in-the-dark décor, it might be the maze-like interior, or maybe it’s the laser guns, but there’s just something super romantic about laser tag. A single game is $9, but one game is only 15 minutes though, so plan to purchase a couple of passes to really have a good time.
This date idea costs: $9+ each
#8 – Gun it out at Defcon Paintball
If you’ve always wanted to recreate the paintball fight from 10 Things I Hate About You, now’s your chance. At Defcon Paintball on Royal Windsor Drive near Winston Churchill Boulevard you can play for an afternoon for $30 per person. Admission and all your gear is included in the price—but the 10 Things I Hate About You soundtrack is all you.
This date idea costs: $30 each
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