8 Romantic Vacation Destinations in Canada for a summer break

Most people think of Canada as cold and stark, but there are many romantic vacation destinations that will warm your heart and get your blood running when looking for a romantic vacation to spice up your relationship with that special someone.  Here’s just a few.

Niagara Falls, Ontario

Niagara Falls has always been the honeymoon capital of the world and providing couples vacations for decades. In the past it has had a bit of a trashy and tawdry reputation, however with the addition of 2 major casinos the town is now one of the more sophisticated and elegant vacation destinations.  There are several 5 star hotels and restaurants with spectacular views of the falls, and a number of attractions and spas that are sure to provide one of the best vacations for couples.

Niagara on-the-Lake, Ontario

If Niagara Falls is a little too glitzy for you then stay down the river a bit at the historic town of Niagara On The Lake.  A beautiful and picturesque, historic, restored town, Niagara On The Lake sports several 5 star hotels and restaurants can easily provide romantic breaks for any discriminating couple.  Within an easy biking or driving tour, there is lots to do and see in the area, including some of Canada’s best wineries and distilleries.  Or partake in one of the many winery tours provided by the locals.  Theatre goers will love the 3 three theatres in town and the Shaw festival that runs in the summer time.  For lively night life Niagara Falls is only a 20 minute drive away along the Niagara River.

Whistler, British Columbia

There’s nothing like the Canadian Rockies to provide some of the best vacations for couples.  Whistler and Blackcomb mountains provide some of the most dramatic and romantic vacation destinations for couples looking for one of their romantic breaks from every day, hectic life.  These 2 resorts provide countless winter and summer outdoor activities that will easily melt away your stress and allow you to reconnect with your special other. 

Banff National Park, Alberta

Still in the Canadian Rockies, the town of Banff in the Banff National Park rivals Whistler in beauty and outdoor majesty.  There are many 5 star hotels and restaurants in the area including the Banff Springs Hotel where Marilyn Monroe convalesced after sustaining a broken bone while filming in the area.  And just up the highway is Lake Louise nestled high in the mountains, providing luscious getaways for discriminating couples.

Quebec City, Quebec

Quebec City is the first European settlement in North America and the only walled city in North America.  The old town has been completely restored and easily provides one of the best romantic vacation destinations outside of France.  Indeed, during your romantic vacation in this historic city you can easily believe you are in a quaint French, seaside town.

Eastern Townships, Quebec

Just south of Montreal and north of the US boarder is a beautiful and picturesque mountainous region with idyllic scenery to inspire your one of your romantic holidays.  There are many 18th and 19th century towns, many with 5 star hotels that will some of the best vacations for couples in Canada.


From St. John’s to Fogo Island the island province of Canada provides numerous romantic vacation destinations to suit any budget.  Hiking, biking, boating and whale watching, Newfoundland provides exceptional vacations for couples.  After an invigorating day in the outdoors, enhance your romantic breaks with spas, 5 star restaurants and live entertainment.

Cape Breton, Nova Scotia

One of the best spots for couples can be had on Cape Breton Island in Nova Scotia.  Things move slowly here, allowing you and your mate to indulge in each other with no destructions except the simple life. You can cozy up in a country inn, or pamper yourselves in a 5 star hotel.  Either way, you will enjoy great food and entertainment nearby to liven up your romantic vacation and melt away your stress.  Cape Breton has the most fiddle players per capital in the world providing you and your honey a plethora of live music events to enjoy and revel in together.

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