Photo of lighthouse at Peggy's Cover, Canada


Whether you just got married, or are celebrating a long-time anniversary, Canada has plenty of romantic destinations for a perfect getaway. This beautiful country is ideal for a honeymoon or for just an intimate weekend without the kids. Enjoy a beach front paradise or a private camping trip in the mountains, no matter what Canada has something to offer all couples. Here are eight romantic destinations for an unforgettable Canadian honeymoon.

Skiers paradise

If you and your significant other are the skiing pair, then Whistler, British Columbia is the dream destination for you two. Whistler is the ultimate big mountain experience with over 3230 hectares of snow-covered slopes and world-class terrain parks made of over 200 marked trails. After a remarkable day of skiing and taking in magnificent snowy views, imagine soaking in a hot tub or relaxing in a sauna at one of Whistler’s many spas. Between the cold outdoor activities and cosy cabins, this town has all the ingredients for a romantic getaway.

Magical midnight sun

Whitehorse is located far north into Canada, and is a magical destination. This territory is known as the “land of midnight sun” because of the breathtaking views of the Northern Lights it has to offer. You and your lover will immediately be swept away by the immense beauty of the Aurora Borealis. The spectacular sights of this natural wonder are easy to access through the multitude of guided tours, many of which offer hiking, canoeing and snowshoeing for the more adventurous pair.

Enchanting winery haven

This destination is popular for weddings and romantic getaways because of its quaint beauty, world famous wineries and historical buildings. Spend a day at a local winery where you can enjoy some of Canada’s finest wine along with beautiful scenes of the incredible water-front landscape and you and your significant other will fall in love all over again. Considering horse drawn carriages are not hard to come by, Niagara-on-the-lake, Ontario is a pretty town that lives and breathes romance.

Water-front getaway

The Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick is the ultimate whimsical retreat. Couples easily escape from the rest of the world at this destination between the walks on the shore with a scenic view of Hopewell Rocks and the old-fashioned restaurants and bed and breakfasts. Bay of Fundy has something to offer everyone, whether you and your partner are looking for more audacious activities like hiking Fundy Trail, or you would rather explore the local markets and historic neighbours with your spouse. No matter how you choose to spend your time, this intimate location is exactly what honeymooners are looking for.

Escape to Love, Saskatchewan

Of course with a name like Love, this village is idyllic for a romantic holiday. Less than 100 people live in this tiny town, so the neighbourhood is always charming, private and peaceful. If you and your significant other are looking for a destination where you can enjoy one another’s company, then this is it. Love remains fairly cold and snowy throughout the entire year because of its northern location, giving couples the perfect excuse to remain cuddled by the fire all day.

Countryside retreat

Peggy’s Cove, Nova Scotia is an enchanting fishing village that is surrounded by nature. This intimate haven is nestled near glacial rock formations and is home to a famous lighthouse that was built in 1868 and offers scenic views of the ocean and remarkable, glacier landscapes. A romantic walk down the beach is not complete at Peggy’s Cove without snuggling under a blanket and watching an extraordinary sunset on the shore of St. Margaret’s Bay. The whimsical atmosphere and laid-back lifestyle is a treat for every couple.

Lovers lake escape

Lake Louise, Alberta is located in the heart of the Canadian Rockies meaning there is no place to escape the exquisite natural scenery and picturesque mountain views. This secluded oasis is often named as one of the world’s top honeymoon destinations because of the pristine, turquoise waters of the lake that intimately pair with the rustic, comfortable cabins. Lake Louise is a designated area of Banff National Park, so no matter what time you and your other half travel here, you can enjoy wonderful outdoor hiking trails and beautiful views of the surrounding terrain.

Find your Heart’s Delight

Any place with the name ‘Heart’s Delight’ is made for honeymoon-goers. Located on Trinity Bay, this charming town comes with wide ocean views and gorgeous shoreline. Heart’s Delight, Newfoundland only has about 650 permanent residents so this little village is exactly the place to be if you and your partner truly want to get away from it all. Escape to this western coast line and we promise, such romance will be hard to find elsewhere.

Unfortunately, on a honeymoon or romantic holiday, some pretty un-romantic things can happen like food-poisoning. Do you and your significant other a favour and purchase travel insurance with medical coverage in case something does go wrong during your intimate getaway?

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