Canada's best romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day
Rediscover romance at some of the top romantic destinations across Canada. We've done all the hard work and found the hotels, so all you have to do is book, pay and make your way there.
Nita Lake Lodge, Whistler, British Columbia
Somebody is gettin' lucky if you end up being whisked away for a weekend here! Oooh-la-la, we're talking the epitome of romance and luxury all rolled into one. Oversized suites with a full spa service nestled on the shoreline of a lake. Snuggle up to each other next to an open fire with hot cocoa at night, and hit the snowy slopes during the day. Nita Lake Lodge offers plenty of romantic packages, including bed and breakfast in a studio room with a lake view for $459.
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The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Banff National Park, Alberta
The Fairmont Chateau oozes romance. After all, it's starred as the setting for season six of the popular reality TV series The Bachelor. It has breathtaking views of Lake Louise and the Rocky Mountains that have to be seen to be believed. It offers special getaway packages for couples, starting at $409. Enjoy Champagne and chocolate truffles upon arrival, with free drinks in the lounge before unwinding in the whirlpool and deciding on how to spend the rest of the evening. Sounds like bliss, doesn't it?
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The Hilton Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls is known as the honeymoon capital of the world, and the Hilton offers the most spectacular views — it was voted as one of the top 10 hotels by TripAdvisor. Dine at the Watermark Fallsview Restaurant, said to be one of the world's most romantic restaurants, or take advantage of one of the romance packages. Special 2014 Valentine's packages start at $179 and include a king-size Jacuzzi room, full buffet breakfast for two, a dinner voucher and a romance basket with wine, glasses and chocolate truffles.
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Hôtel des Coutellier, Quebec City, Quebec
In the heart of downtown Quebec City, Hôtel des Coutellier offers old-world charm with the modern comforts you'd expect in any top-rated hotel. Turn the dial to up sizzle, with romantic suites featuring double therapeutic baths and multiple shower jets with rain shower heads (where do I sign up?). Snuggle up as you wander cobblestone streets in search of quaint cafés and candlelit restaurants, or take in a Cirque du Soleil show. We had to giggle, but one of the most affordable romance packages is called the Cocooning package, designed for couples who don't really want to leave their room, if you know what we mean (wink! nudge!) A room overnight, sparkling wine on arrival, breakfast delivered to your room and late checkout will cost you around $127.
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DesBarres Manor Inn, Guysborough, Nova Scotia
Let the romance of the DesBarres Manor Inn whisk you away from reality, starting out with chilled Champagne, fresh fruit and a selection of cheeses upon arrival. Enjoy a five-course tasting menu by candlelight in the fireside dining room, and after dinner, lounge around your room in comfy robes, and indulge in a long, hot bath before bed. Enjoy a gourmet picnic while taking in the sights, play golf or just while away the hours staring into each other's eyes. The romance package starts at $189 per person, based on double occupancy.
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Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa, British Columbia
Wash away the rigours of your busy life with a weekend getaway at the opulently romantic Harrison Hot Springs Resort and Spa. For Valentine's 2014, it's offering a special romance package that includes one night's accommodation, dinner for two in The Copper Room and breakfast for two at the Lakeside Café, from $379. Even if you can't make it for Valentine's Day, the resort has romance packages all year-round.
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The Windsor Arms Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
Just a short stroll from the Toronto harbour front is the Windsor Arms Hotel, and while it might look like nothing special from the outside, we can assure you this is luxury at its finest. Suites feature butler pantries for laundry, shoeshining or service trays, and you can even have a grand piano, harp or guitar supplied to you if you're planning to serenade your beloved. Special romance packages are available, which include one night in a deluxe suite, two spa facials and two glasses of Prosecco, for $845 plus tax per couple.