Searching for something romantic to do this Valentine’s Day? We know that the pressure of coming up with the perfect date or getaway for V-day is real. So, we’ve made it easier for you with our list of romantic Valentine’s Day activities to do in Canada.
The Magical Northern Lights
Bundle up and brave the cold for one of the most romantic experiences imaginable: witnessing the Northern Lights. This is the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway because the best time to see the aurora borealis is in the winter.
Trekking to Yellowknife could turn out to be the most romantic V-day you’ve ever had.
If you can’t make the trek to Yellowknife, here are other locations in Canada that provide a good vantage point for the stunning Northern Lights.
Skate in the Canadian Rockies
You know how almost every winter-time romantic film you’ve ever seen shows the couple skating together with twinkly lights in the background? The only way to make this scene more romantic is by adding the stunning rocky mountains to the backdrop.
Take your loved one to Banff National Park for the ultimate Canadian experience of skating on a frozen Alberta lake surrounded by the Canadian Rockies.
Visit Lake Peyto
Another gem of Banff National Park is Peyto Lake, another one of Alberta’s gorgeous lakes. Peyto Lake is a sight to behold any time of year, but a light sprinkling of snow only adds to the magic.
If you don’t mind a little cold, pack a picnic and enjoy it lakeside.
If you’re looking to get out of Toronto, take a day trip to Niagara Falls – or make a weekend getaway of it! Known as the “Honeymoon Capital of the World”, this natural wonder is famous for being the ultimate romantic destination.
There are several hotels in Niagara that offer honeymoon packages if you choose to stay. Otherwise, enjoy a drive down the scenic Niagara Parkway.
Niagara on the Lake Wine Tour
If you and your significant other love wine, there’s no better place for a romantic wine tour than Niagara on the Lake. Take your pick of over 20 wineries and spend the night in one of the many boutique hotels and B&B’s.
Even if you don’t drink wine, this sweet town is still perfect for Valentine’s Day. Its history and charm, along with horse-drawn carriages and theatre plays truly set a mood.
Storm-watching by the Fire
There’s a small town on Vancouver Island called Tofino and it’s known for its natural beauty and magnificent storm season. You can have the traditional experience of staying in a nice hotel for Valentine’s weekend, but in Tofino, you can make your getaway truly remarkable by witnessing the powerful storms that crash against the coast.
Watch from the warmth and comfort of a fire-side seat or be adventurous and feel the storm as you walk along the sandy beach.
Emerald Lake Cross-Country Skiing
If that’s not your idea of a romantic getaway in nature, why not try cross-country skiing at Emerald Lake? While it’s not as well-known as nearby Lake Louise, it’s a worthwhile destination. You can stay at Emerald Lake Lodge, which is located right on the lake. It has a spa, an outdoor hot tub with a view, a good restaurant, and comfy rooms with fireplaces.
Stay warm and cozy by the fireplace in the evening and set out for a cross-country ski trip in the morning.
Night at the Ice Hotel
If you haven’t heard of the famous Ice Hotel in Quebec, take this Valentine’s Day to check out. Your winter wonderland fantasy will be realized here as you spend an enchanting night in a castle made of ice. This architectural masterpiece is recreated each year with different themes and designs.
Treat yourself and book the Premium Deluxe package which includes a themed suite, a fireplace, a bottle of rosé champagne, and a private hot tub under the stars. Can you imagine a more magical Valentine’s weekend?
Tubing at Village Vacances Valcartier
For the thrill-seekers out there, try tubing at Village Vacances Valcartier. Located 20 minutes from downtown Quebec City, you could hit the hills and take a tour of the historic city.
With over 35 snow slides, an ice skating track, and an indoor water park, this V-day weekend getaway has everything for the fun-loving couple or family.
Fogo Island Inn
If you desire a truly romantic and luxurious V-day getaway, head to Newfoundland and spend a couple nights in Fogo Island Inn on the remote Fogo Island. Take in the view from your room full of floor-to-ceiling windows, delight in decadent meals, and bask in the silence that the island offers.
Make this Valentine’s Day perfect and whisk your honey away to a remote island where the two of you can focus on each other.
Travel Together, Safely
Wherever you go this Valentine’s Day, do so safely by getting travel insurance. Winter travel can be especially messy and risky, so don’t leave until you’ve put a policy in place. When you’re on a romantic getaway, you want to focus on each other without worrying about the “what if’s”. Purchase a travel insurance policy so you can spend your trip staring into each other’s eyes knowing you’re covered.