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Canada’s best winter weekend getaways

Work and daily life can seem particularly exhausting during these bleak winter months. Now’s the time for you and your man to relax and recharge at one of these beautiful romantic destinations.

Niagara Falls

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Nothing gives you a sense of getting out and having some relaxing couple’s time quite like staying at a bed and breakfast. Lucky for you, Niagara Falls has plenty of them! To get yourselves situated in the area, consider starting off with a walk around the falls or take a wintery hike through some of the incredible trails the town has to offer. And what couple’s retreat would be complete without a relaxing trip to the spa? Fortunately, Niagara is loaded with them. After all the fun and exciting activities you take part in during your trip, an hour-long massage with your man is just what you’ll need — to get you all set to enjoy a night out together. There are plenty of unique restaurants that will cater to your every romantic dining need. And afterwards you can visit the casinos for a little bit of post-dinner fun. Or, if you aren’t into the gambling scene, catch some theatre or a live music show, as there are an abundance of them in the area.

Lake Louise, Alberta

You’ll be hard-pressed to find something more exciting and worthwhile than the Lake Louise Winter Resort Escape. Their packages include a two-night stay at one of their gorgeous hotels, a 45-minute sleigh ride around Lake Louise, free entry to surrounding national parks, as well as all the brochures, maps and vouchers you could possibly need to fill up the rest of your time. Whether you choose to ski some of their breathtaking slopes, go skating on Lake Louise itself or simply unwind at the local spas and restaurants, you are sure to have the perfect romantic getaway with your special guy.

Quebec City, Quebec

For a truly one-of-a-kind experience, spend your weekend getaway at the Hotel de Glace, Quebec city’s gorgeous ice hotel. Or, if that isn’t quite in your budget this year, there are still dozens of other winter activities to partake in. Explore the surrounding landscapes while snowshoeing, dogsledding, snowmobiling or cross-country skiing. You’ll have a chance to catch up with your special one while exploring the great outdoors in a whole new way. Or, for something really different, head to Parc de la Chute-Montmorency, where you can experiment with safely canyoning down frozen cascades. Now there’s an activity you won’t soon forget! Quebec City also offers some exquisite restaurants and an exciting night life, so you can really take in the feel of the place. Or, for some added entertainment, check out Cirque du Soleil’s Les Chemins Invisibles or the world’s biggest outdoor projection — the Image Mill. Whether you’re looking for adventure, a quiet night strolling about town or cultural experiences, Quebec City is sure to have just what you’re looking for!

If you’re planning on flying into one of these romantic cities, definitely check out for the best deals on flights and accommodations — because going for a weekend getaway should relax you, not send you into a budgetary panic attack. You’ve worked hard all winter, so reward yourself with a romantic weekend getaway for two!

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