Canada has some wonderful cozy corners, scenic landscapes and cultural hotspots ideal for a couple’s retreat. If you and your partner are looking for a memorable jaunt, here are 10 of Canada’s most romantic.
1. Montreal, Quebec
With its quaint boutique hotels and French bistros on every corner, you can stroll around Place Jacques-Cartier, snuggle up in a horse-drawn calèche through the Old Port or head to the top of Mont Royal for a perfect panoramic kissing spot overlooking the city. Then enjoy a date to one of the city’s theaters before retiring back to your hotel for a romantic spa treatment for two.
2. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia
The ancient landscapes of Nova Scotia are renowned for making couples swoon. Choose from cozy inns, inviting B&Bs, up-market resorts and even a luxury castle. You’ll find rustic pubs, fresh seafood, rousing fiddle music and some of the most welcoming people you’ll ever meet.
3. Victoria, British Columbia
Known as the “city of flowers,” beautiful Victoria is a born romantic. You and your partner can enjoy afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress or a stroll through Butchart Gardens or even try whale watching to catch a glimpse of some orcas, before heading out for a glamorous evening on the town.
4. Lake Louise, Alberta
Luxurious resorts with spectacular views of the mountain scenery await you. Outdoor sports like skiing, snowshoeing and sleigh-rides are popular in the winter. The Chateau Lake Louise is a popular proposal, wedding and honeymoon spot, so couples are well catered for.
5. Magdalen Islands, Quebec
If you and your sweetheart enjoy being near the water, then you can explore the remote cliffs of Grosse Ile or take a romantic horseback ride along a windswept beach. You might also enjoy a romantic camping trip.
6. Whistler, British Columbia
With its exhilarating slopes and cozy lodges, Whistler is the perfect holiday destination for couples who like to ski, hike and play. Even if you’re not the active outdoorsy type, no-one can refuse the breathtaking summit views of the Peak 2 Peak gondola making this an idyllic getaway for any twosome.
7. Niagara Falls, Ontario
One of the most famous honeymoon destinations in North America. The epic Horseshoe waterfall on the Niagara River attracts couples from the world over. There are also award-winning wineries and plenty of gourmet eateries in nearby Niagara-on-the-Lake to help ignite the romantic fires.
8. Yellowknife, North West Territories
The pristine wilderness around here is out of this world. Time a visit right and you might just witness the magnificent Aurora Borealis. Mush a dog team together, paddle on a pristine lake and see if you can spot the wildlife of this wondrous region on the edge of the tundra.
9. Thousand Islands, Ontario
You and your partner can enjoy cycling and golfing on some of the scenic islands or visit Boldt Castle on Heart Island. Base yourselves in Kingston or Ganonoque, or find a cozy island cottage to cuddle up in.
10. Quebec City, Quebec
The pedestrian-friendly city is filled with historic attractions but has a vibrant restaurant and nightlife scene too. The city’s cobblestone streets, sidewalk cafes, inviting plazas and storybook charm is world famous and perfect for an unforgettable vacation that is sure to inspire amour.
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