This year it feels like we could all use a little more love in our lives. Whether you're in a relationship or not, Valentine's Day is the perfect excuse to show the one you love how much you care – even if that person is you! This is where to shop for Valentine's Day in Calgary.

Master Chocolat

Master Chocolat is an upscale, Calgary-based chocolate shop created by the legendary Bernard Callebaut, a Master Chocolatier with four generations of experience behind him. Callebaut was the first North American to receive the honour of l'Ordre Internationale de la Gastronomie Francaise. This award is recognized by the French Government for outstanding contribution to the culinary arts. Treat your Valentine to the treasures that have earned Callebaut the moniker of Calgary's father of chocolate. You can order your gift box online and pick up your order at their shop in Marda Loop. It's well worth the 15-minute drive from Trinity Hills. If you'd prefer that your decadence be delivered, they offer free shipping across Alberta on orders of $50 or more, and free shipping across Canada on orders of $100 or more.

Petals 'N Blooms

Chocolate and flowers is the quintessential Valentine's Day combination. Petals 'N Blooms (4820 Northland Drive NW #109) is located in Northland Plaza. This family-owned and operated flower shop has been making things more beautiful since 1997. Choose from one of their best-selling arrangements, special Valentine's Day bouquets, or create your own custom arrangement of fresh flowers starting at $55. Add extras including stuffed animal toys, candles, soap, chocolates and more. Of course, classic roses in red, white or yellow are also available. Petals 'N Blooms are open Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm, Saturday from 10am to 4pm, and Sunday from noon to 4pm. Check out their COVID-19 updates here

Nearby Night Skiing

If your Valentine would prefer carving fresh powder to smelling fresh flowers, it's nice to know that WinSport (88 Canada Olympic Rd SW) ski resort is only steps from home at Trinity Hills. WinSport is open for weeknight skiing from 4pm to 9pm, Friday from 1pm to 9pm and weekends from 9am to 5pm. As of this writing, the hill is open with COVID-19 policies in effect.

The way to their heart

Flowers and chocolates are all well and good, but Valentine's Day is really about spending some quality time with the one you love. A romantic dinner at a restaurant may not be on the menu this year, but you can create your own easy and romantic meal and spend a cozy evening at home. Here are some great Valentine's Day recipes. You can find all the ingredients you need at Save-On-Foods (420 Na'a Drive SW), only a few steps from your front door.

We hope these local spots and romantic ideas help you stir up some love this Valentine's Day. Trinity Hills is dedicated to creating a true community and urban village within Calgary. The first of our retail tenants are now open, with a variety of shops and services on the way!

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