5 Mini honeymoon destinations in Canada
Do you feel like your relationship could use a little boost? Many couples do. Even if you don't have a ton of money and time to make a real vacation possible, a mini honeymoon in Canada may be well within your grasp.
St. Jacobs, Ontario
St. Jacobs is such a picturesque and relaxing place, one would think it was built for honeymooning. With so many places to stay, you can spend the weekend in whatever form of accommodation that best suits your tastes and budget. Whether that means enjoying a cozy B & B or camping in the great outdoors, the choice is yours. And there's plenty of entertainment to enjoy and sites to see. Take in a show at one of the town's excellent theatres, stroll through the Village of St. Jacobs' shops, visit the unique historical galleries and exhibits and sit down to relax at one of the excellent restaurants. If there's one thing you simply cannot leave without doing, it's visiting Canada's largest farmers market. The building is filled with unique antiques, home decor items, furniture and fashion as well as delicious meats, cheeses and baked goods. You're sure to go home with some great souvenirs of your quiet, romantic stay in St. Jacobs!
Lake Louise, Banff, Alberta
A stay at Banff's Lake Louise may cost you more than some other getaway options, but boy, can it be worth it! It happens to be one of those rare locations that is equally extroardinary whether you go in winter or summer. A summer trip grants you the opportunity to enjoy activities such as horseback riding, whitewater rafting, biking and hiking, while a winter trip opens you up to dogsledding, sleigh rides, snowshoeing, skiing and snowboarding. Taking part in such exhilarating activities is a unique way to spice up your romance and learn new things about each other. No matter when you visit, you can easily have a good time!
Okanagan Valley, British Columbia
Think you have to go all the way to California to experience great wines and sandy beaches? Why go to all that trouble when Canada offers the extraordinary Okanagan Valley? During the summer, the area is filled with stunning beaches, elaborate golf courses and fun water activities for you to enjoy. If you're wine lovers, you simply cannot leave without taking a tour of the local wineries. The area is considered one of Canada's premiere wine valleys, and many of the country's best reds, whites and roses come from the Okanagan. Besides, nothing says honeymoon quite like romance over a nice bottle of wine!
St. John's, Newfoundland
If you're a couple who enjoys city life but are looking for something different than what you're used to, you will definitely love the distinctive feel and experience of St. John's. It may be the province's largest city and its capital, but it's totally unlike other major cities. Take in the vast ocean views, exquisite parks and landscapes, as well as the quiet, historical feel of the streets. With so much to do and see, you can take a total break from your lives back home and simply enjoy the unique experiences you'll share together. And if you crave good seafood, you certainly won't want to leave without indulging in some freshly caught lobster! It doesn't get any better than in this oceanside town!
Quebec City, Quebec
If you can't make it to Paris for your mini honeymoon — and let's face it, most of us can't — then Quebec City is the next best thing. Stroll the cobblestone streets, enjoying the views of old-world buildings and quaint cafes and bistros. As one of Canada's oldest cities, it has plenty of historical sites (such as the old fortification walls) and natural views (such as St. Lawrence River). Or if you just want to relax at a spa, that's well within your grasp too! It's your mini honeymoon, so make it a memorable one!