Valentine’s Day in Garneau: Celebrate at these Local Spots!

Looking for the perfect guide to a Valentine’s Day in Garneau? Laurent is here to help you plan ahead with our guide to the best date night spots in our corner of Edmonton! Keep reading and fall in love with a new local spot that is the perfect spot to, well, fall in love!

Nearby Dining Gems in Garneau

Garneau spoils you with dining choices, and your home at Laurent is at the centre of it all! Check out some of our favourite nearby spots to eat, drink, and look lovingly into your date’s eyes!

Under the High Wheel welcomes you with old-world comfort food sourced locally. 

El Cortez, a funky Mexican bistro, offers not just a meal but an experience with over 150 tequilas. 

And for a sweet ending, Made by Marcus Ice Cream crafts unique flavours like Rainbow Road and Butternut Squash & Coffee Cake. Your taste buds are in for a treat.


Skating, Movies, and More!

Looking for a unique spin on a traditional date night? Check out some of these upcoming events in and around our neighbourhood that are sure to help you score bonus “wow!” points.

Immerse yourselves in the rich culture around Laurent. From February 9-19th, The Silver Skate Festival, rooted in Dutch winter traditions, promises a blend of sport, arts, and a spectacular fire sculpture finale. 

Or ditch the plan and opt for a different kind of magic at the Metro Cinema near Laurent. Lose yourself on February 14th at 7 p.m. in the fairy tale allure of “The Princess Bride,” a timeless adventure about a beautiful young woman and her one true love. Journey with them through the mythical kingdom of Florin, battling evils to reunite in a tale filled with romance, fantasy, and enduring charm.



A Theatrical Valentine’s Night to Remember 

While not at Laurent but just around the corner, Join the cast for a Valentine-themed episode at Grindstone Theatre. Experience the magic of “The 11 O’clock Number,” on Wednesday, February 14th. From 9 PM-10 PM, Grindstone’s award-winning improvised musical comedy! Laughs are guaranteed as they create a brand new musical comedy on the spot, featuring twisting plots and show-stopping numbers based on an audience member’s suggestion of how they met their lover. Who knows? Your own love story might just become the next big musical number!

Stay-At-Home Date Night Ideas

And finally, if you’re feeling like a homebody or just want to keep it cozy, Laurent’s got your back! Our 20th-floor lounge offers a haven for a chill movie night or a friendly competition of ping-pong or billiards. With plush seating and a cinematic atmosphere, it’s the perfect blend of comfort and entertainment.


We hope you’ve found something to look forward to this Valentine’s Day with our Garneau guide! Whether you’re spending quality time with someone special, your friends, or yourself, let Laurent be the backdrop to your love story. Here’s to the sweet hustle of student love and the stories we’re weaving in this vibrant neighbourhood.