Looking for some fun and cute date ideas in Richmond Hill to go on with your S/O (or first date)?
Growing up in Richmond Hill, I never thought there were any fun things to do, let alone cute date ideas, but I’ve grown an appreciation for the city over the years.
Whether you’re looking for exciting adventures or more chill and relaxed activities, you’ll definitely find some fun things to add to your list of Richmond Hill date ideas.
Here are cute and romantic date ideas to go on in Richmond Hill, Ontario!
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Date ideas in Richmond Hill
Hike at Oak Ridges Trail
The Oak Ridges Trail is a simple hike that loops around Bond Lake, and it offers up gorgeous, scenic views you wouldn’t expect to see in the suburbia of Richmond Hill.
You can access the trail year-round, but I personally think it’s the most beautiful during the fall with all the leaves changing!
There are also some abandoned buildings along the trail, which is pretty cool for photos.
LOCATION: Oak Ridges Trail, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
Food hop at the Street Eats Market
If you and your significant other (or first date) are foodies, a visit to the Street Eats Market at Hillcrest Mall is the perfect date idea.
You can catch it from Thursdays through Sundays, and you can do either walk-ins or curbside pickup!
They’ve got plenty of food and desserts, with local vendors offering all kinds of diverse cuisines.
If you’re going on a date earlier in the week, you can just take them to one of the best restaurants in Richmond Hill instead!
LOCATION: 9350 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
Grab bubble tea at Chatime
A coffee date might sound boring, so why not try a bubble tea date instead?
You definitely won’t find a shortage of bubble tea spots in Richmond Hill, and Chatime is one of my favourites.
They have locations inside Hillcrest Mall, at Leslie & Elgin Mills, and at Commerce Gate!
If Chatime isn’t your thing, there’s always The Alley, CoCo, Kung Fu Tea, and Ten Ren’s Tea.
If your date isn’t crazy about bubble tea, you can also just take them to some of the best dessert places in Richmond Hill!
LOCATION: Various locations | Website
Go thrifting together
Fancy a little thrift shoppin’?
One of the best parts about visiting the suburbs is going to the thrift stores around there, and Richmond Hill has both a Value Village and Salvation Army Thrift Store, both down the street from one another!
Value Village is just south of Yonge & Elgin Mills, and Salvation Army is a bit north of there.
I always love checking out thrift and vintage stores in Toronto, but it feels like you find the hidden gems in the suburbs!
Shop local at the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market
You can pay a visit to the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market outside Hillcrest Mall from spring through summer.
Pick up some fresh and local produce, then head home and cook a romantic meal together!
LOCATION: 9350 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON
Stroll through Richmond Green
Richmond Green is the most beautiful park in Richmond Hill, and it’s the perfect spot to do a romantic stroll through, especially from spring through summer with the flowers in bloom.
I came here to do my prom photos a bajillion years ago, and to this day I think it’s one of the most Instagram-worthy spots in York Region.
LOCATION: 1300 Elgin Mills Rd East, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
Golf at the Richmond Hill Golf Club
Try your hand at golfing at the Richmond Hill Golf Club, and see which if you is the better golfer.
Rates range from $60 to $112 depending on the dates and times you visit, and equipment rentals are extra.
Also, if you visit during in-season weekends, you can get free breakfast before 10:30 AM, which is pretty sweet.
LOCATION: 8755 Bathurst St, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
Picnic at Wilcox Lake
Fancy a little sunset watchin’?
Pack along a picnic dinner and watch the sunset over Wilcox Lake, or even do some fishing or canoeing (if either of you are into that).
If you visit in the winter, you can also skate hand-in-hand over the frozen lake – just be sure to be careful!
LOCATION: 55 Olde Bayview Ave, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
Gaze at the stars at David Dunlap Observatory
Ain’t nothing more romantic than going star gazing.
The David Dunlap Observatory is a heritage site in Richmond Hill, and it’s definitely one of the coolest and most unique spots for a date night.
Take your astronomy nerd here and gaze at the stars together through the giant telescope (the largest in Canada!)
LOCATION: 225 East Beaver Creek Road, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
Watch fireworks at Richmond Green
I know I’ve already mentioned Richmond Green, but like I said, it’s one of the nicest spots to visit in Richmond Hill.
They host Canada Day fireworks at Richmond Green every year, so it’s a super simple yet fun date idea you can do!
Plus, they often have a little carnival on-site for you to enjoy all of the carnival things (like cotton candy).
It’s also super busy when they host fireworks and carnivals at Richmond Green, so if you want to explore the actual park, it’s better to do on a quieter day.
LOCATION: 1300 Elgin Mills Rd East, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
See a performance at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
Treat your S/O to a live show at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts.
Afterwards, you can take them out for dinner along Yonge Street!
LOCATION: 10268 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
Watch a movie at SilverCity Richmond Hill
When in doubt, it’s always fun to watch movies together.
Instead of just Netflix and chillin’ at home, make an excuse to get dressed and go out to see a movie!
Grab some popcorn to share and pick a cute rom-com or terrifying horror movie to watch at SilverCity.
A movie date isn’t the ideal first date, but you can always go out to dinner before or after so you can actually get to know each other.
LOCATION: 8725 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON | Website
Cute date ideas in Richmond Hill:
- Hike at Oak Ridges Trail
- Food hop at the Street Eats Market
- Grab bubble tea at Chatime
- Go thrifting together
- Shop local at the Hillcrest Farmer’s Market
- Stroll through Richmond Green
- Golf at the Richmond Hill Golf Club
- Picnic at Wilcox Lake
- Gaze at the stars at David Dunlap Observatory
- Watch fireworks at Richmond Green
- See a performance at the Richmond Hill Centre for the Performing Arts
- Watch a movie at SilverCity Richmond Hill
I’m sure there are plenty of other cute date ideas you can do in Richmond Hill, but these are just some of my favourites.
If you’re looking for more fun things to do in York Region, you might enjoy these posts:
- Richmond Hill restaurants
- Richmond Hill dessert places
- Things to do in Richmond Hill
- Markham restaurants
- Markham patios
- Markham dessert places
- Things to do in Markham
- Instagram-worthy spots in York Region
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