Whether it’s a birthday, Valentine’s Day, anniversary, or simply an excuse to get away together, a trip is one of the best ways for couples to solidify their bond and deepen their connection while letting go of the worries and obligations of work, social commitments, or any other responsibilities associated with everyday life. But where are the best spots in Canada to go?
With its diverse landscapes, from picturesque mountains and endless prairies to breathtaking lakes and ocean views, Canada offers destinations to suit any couples’ needs. Here are some of the top choices for a romantic getaway.
Tofino, British Columbia
Situated on the west coast of Vancouver Island, wake up to the soothing sound of waves lapping against the beach.
For couples keen on surfing, this is the perfect destination but it is far from being the only opportunity to experience the best of the west. Travellers may also enjoy hiking through old-growth forests to wild beaches and secluded coves, take in a whale watching tour, kayak around Clayoquot Sound, and stroll through the Tofino Botanical Gardens, to name just a few options.
With communities named Heart’s Content, Heart’s Desire, and Cupids, Newfoundland is an idyllic, off the beaten path location for local and visiting couples alike.
For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of big-city living, these welcoming coastal towns will leave you both smitten and relaxed. With local art studios and excellent seafood cuisine, couples can spend uninterrupted quality time immersing themselves in the down-to-earth, welcoming communities that make Newfoundland such a blissful destination.
The name says it all!
Fewer than 100 people live in this tiny prairie village but come Valentine’s Day, the community proves to be one of the most popular locations on the map. Every year letters from around the world arrive at Love’s post office hoping to receive the village’s well-known stamp cancellation – a teddy bear holding a heart!
For couples who love all things camping, set up your tent in the clean and quiet Gateway Spruce Park where the campgrounds are home to Love’s Gospel Jamboree, Love’s Party in the Park, and Love’s Winter Festival. Or book a stay with Bear Essential Wilderness Adventures (B.E.W.A.) and enjoy activities that including photography excursions, trapline adventures, and couple’s retreats.
Halifax, Nova Scotia
With its laid back atmosphere and breathtaking views of the sprawling Atlantic Ocean, Halifax is a fantastic destination for couples looking to decompress and cozy up together.
Couples can revel in the maritime and nautical nature of Halifax and enjoy its distinct seafood cuisine, beautiful sandy beaches and gardens, eclectic local art, and enticing nightlife. There truly is something for everyone in this east coast seaport.
For couples looking to get in touch with nature, there are hiking, bird watching and beach-combing opportunities. Urbanites enjoy live theatre, the symphony, museums and lively brewpubs. Why not indulge in a bit of both?