Edmonton, Alberta

Alberta’s capital of Edmonton definitely has a nightlife activity for everyone! Whether you want a sophisticated night out, to listen to live music, party until after hours, or anything in between, you’ll find an option here.

Those after some luxurious cocktails should visit Bar Clementine. This bar has a French art nouveau vibe and serves a selection of both innovative and classic cocktails. Accompany with a charcuterie board or other snacks like steak tartare or fresh oysters for a relaxed and luxurious night out.

To continue with your night, head over to El Cortez. This tequila cellar and cantina allows you to choose from a long list of high-quality tequila.

Alternatively, check out The Station for live music or Rec Room for live music plus pool, arcade games, and ping pong. If you want to keep on partying late into the night, you’ll want to go to Y Afterhours. This club covers three floors and is open on weekends from 1 am to 8 am (entry ends at 5 am.)

A different activity for horror fans is to visit the Deadmonton Haunted House. This experience is open from September through November from 6 pm to midnight.

There are two haunted houses to choose from (or do both!) – an Area 51 themed experience and a Rise of the Dead themed experience. It’s a fun and unique activity to add to your Edmonton night out!

Fredericton, New Brunswick

New Brunswick’s capital of Fredericton offers some more novel nightlife activities. While you will find bars and clubs here, there’s also a lot more to choose from.

Unplugged Board Game Cafe is a fun and laidback choice. Admission is just 5 CAD, and you can stay as long as you like. Choose from a wide variety of games (they have over 700 options) and accompany your game with sweet and savory sharing snacks and soft or alcoholic drinks. Unplugged also has escape rooms.

If you’re looking for music and dancing, Twenty/20 Club is a popular spot. Open Thursday through Sunday, they have live DJs each night and happy hour drinks deals every day.

Other nighttime activities include Under the Stars outdoor movie nights on Saturday and Sunday, and Haunted Hikes that take you through haunted areas of downtown. Or why not catch a performance at the Fredericton Playhouse. They host theatre productions as well as dance shows and concerts

Ottawa, Ontario

While Canada’s capital city of Ottawa has a strong political history, it also has an exciting nightlife scene. Ottawa is home to many bars, pubs, and nightclubs to please all visitors.

A fun place to try in Ottawa is Mulligans Golf Bar. This location has golf simulators, and once you’ve played around, you can get tacos, steak, and beer to enjoy.

Another cool spot is The Loft Board Game Lounge. This board game bar is split into two levels with a total of 1200 board games and 1000 video games to choose from. They also have “game gurus” to help you choose the best game for your group. Accompany your game with beer, cocktails, and pub-style food.

If you’re looking for a club, City at Night is one of the best clubs in Ottawa. You’ll find popular DJs or live bands depending on the night you go, and they serve great beer and ale. Some other well-liked locations in Ottawa include Pour Boy Pub and The Whiskey Bar.

Kingston, Ontario

While most people think of Toronto or Ottawa for both visiting and nightlife activities in Ontario, the province has many smaller cities worth visiting including Kingston. This friendly city has a lot of pub and bar options to choose from. Or, why not select a few and do your own pub crawl!

The Mansion is one of the most popular nightlife locations in Kingston. This bar has a friendly atmosphere, and you can enjoy live music and beer on tap. The Mansion also has two outdoor patios which feature a beach volleyball court and a Tiki bar. It’s a terrific spot for a low-key night out and the perfect place to meet the locals.

The Toucan is a relaxed Irish pub that’s been in Kingston since 1978. They specialize in Guinness but also have a selection of other beers and ales plus wine and liquor.

Hamilton, Ontario

If you’re after a relaxed night out, try Uno Mas Bar. Choose from a range of yummy tequila cocktails, beers, or tequila shots, and accompany with sharing plates, charcuterie boards, or tacos.

If you want something a little more fast-paced, head to Arcade. As the name suggests, this is a vintage arcade-style bar with games to choose from such as Ms. Pac-Man and pinball. Arcade also has live music sets, drinks deals, and tasty food.

Another highly recommended bar is Bar Sazerac, a cozy New Orleans style bar with delicious cocktails. Or try Casbah. This casual club has independent bands and beer on tap.