It’s been all about having fun with the kids and family this summer! But school is fast approaching and it’s time to plan a romantic getaway just for two! Escape to Canada’s breathtaking landscapes, culinary culture and activities to please all.
But before setting out on that trip, be sure to add travel insurance to your list of must-haves, just in case of unexpected illness, injury or hospital visits. Travel insurance is your safety net, especially for unplanned expenses. Gain peace of mind with protection that offers benefits like medical coverage, healthcare and emergency services. After all, you need to concentrate on each other, not worry about the unexpected! Protect yourselves and travel safe.
Here’s our Top 5 list of romantic destinations in Canada:
1. Niagara Falls:
Best known as a honeymoon destination, Niagara Falls attracts millions of travellers to its gushing waters (illuminated at night!), lush parks, casinos and entertainment district. Big-name acts serenade nightly and a variety of casual and fine dining restaurants and entertainment venues cater to the big kid or the romantic soul. Couples love the newly-renovated hotels with Falls view rooms, in-room whirlpool tubs and “theme” rooms designed to keep the fires burning. Venturing outside the hotel now and then is a treat too! A revitalized landscape and the 24-hr casinos keep the town hopping!
2. Quebec City:
Many say it’s a little piece of Europe in Canada! Steeped in history and filled with romantic restaurants, quaint shops and cozy hotels, Quebec City has gained a reputation as one of the most romantic places in the world. This provincial capital is ideal for strolling along the cobblestone streets, sipping on lattes in a cafe, and exploring its 17th Century architecture. The French-speaking locals take pride in their culture, food and romantic offerings. It’s an ideal destination for couples seeking a relaxed, scenic, and French-inspired concoction of flavours, sights and sounds.
3. Cape Breton:
A romantic getaway to Cape Breton offers a laid back way of life and dramatic landscape designed to inspire a deep connection with the land, the people and your partner. As part of Nova Scotia, CB’s distinct Celtic heritage draws visitors to its music, food and cultural charm. Stroll the shores and streets or take a scenic drive along the Cabot Trail for some stunning views. The picturesque landscape is an ideal backdrop for photography, picnicking and breathless moments of stillness. And seafood lovers can delight in reasonably-priced lobster suppers!
This Alberta destination is a charming town nestled in the Canadian Rockies, less than an hour from Calgary. The world-famous Banff Springs Hotel and Chateau Lake Louise welcome visitors seeking awe-inspiring views, spa-pampering and seasonal activities. Get cozy in the Banff hot springs overlooking the majestic mountains and the turquoise waters of Lake Louise. Hit the slopes for powder snow skiing, hike through gorgeous natural landscapes or take a dogsled ride while snuggled under a blanket. Banff has perfect private spaces ideal for stealing a few kisses, marriage proposals and more!
5. Vancouver Island:
Home to the province’s capital city of Victoria, Vancouver Island sits off the coast of British Columbia and features many romantic inlets and harbours. Do a little wine tasting at MooBerry Winery, sample some fine cheeses at Little Qualicum Cheeseworks before and take a romantic stroll through Butchart Gardens before retiring for the night at one of Canada’s most romantic resorts–The Wickaninnish. Exquisite cuisine, ocean views, cozy fireplaces and beautiful vistas of the Pacific Ocean enhance any stay.