6 Most Romantic Cities in Canada

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Whether you are planning a surprise proposal, celebrating an anniversary, Valentine's Day, or other special occasion, why not head off to one of the world's most romantic destinations? We at VroomVroomVroom have compiled a list of amazing Canadian getaways guaranteed to keep the spark alive with your loved one. Book a rental car now and start creating wonderful memories on this special day.

Explore the lush gardens in Victoria

A view of the sunken garden at Butchart Gardens

The capital of British Columbia is famous for a lot of things: lush gardens, historic buildings, exhilarating scenery, and according to Amazon Canada - romance. For the sixth year in a row, Victoria remains the Queen of Hearts as it's named the most romantic city in Canada. Here, you will see popular sites like the Royal British Columbia Museum, Parliament Buildings, Hatley Park National Historic Site and the Maritime Museum. Get a taste of BC's natural side by doing something romantic with your sweetie at the magical Butchart Gardens.

Where to stay? Victoria is home to some of the best hotels and coziest Bed & Breakfast in British Columbia.

Highlights:

  • Butchart Gardens and Abkhazi Garden
  • Royal British Columbia Museum
  • Road trip to the scenic Malahat drive

Getting there: Situated on the southern end of Vancouver Island, you can get to Victoria from Vancouver by car and ferry or bus and ferry. The travel time will take approximately four hours.


Wine and dine in Winnipeg

Beach and dock along shore of Lake Winnipeg

Another city heating up in the romance department is Winnipeg, which was included in OpenTable's list of top 10 most romantic cities in Canada in 2018. Don't fret even if you don't have something super romantic planned for your lover yet. Apart from world-class restaurants, Winnipeg has plenty of wonderful places where you can take your lover. Top attractions and activities include chilling out at the spa, learning about the birds and the bees at FortWhyte Alive, and taking in some sexy Bossa Nova and Latin jazz at the Winnipeg Art Gallery.

Where to stay? There are themed hotels in Winnipeg that is perfect for couples including the Marriagi's Theme Suite Hotel & Spa and Victoria Inn.

Highlights:

  • Get pampered at Thermea spa
  • Valentine's feast and tour a Winnipeg Art Gallery
  • Wine and dine at 529 Wellington Steakhouse or at Cafe Carlo Restaurant

Getting there: If you are arriving via Winnipeg Airport, head north on Fort St towards Portage Avenue then take Dublin Avenue and King Edwart Street to reach the downtown area.


Feel like a teen again in Regina

Cavell Edith Lake, Canadian Rockies, Alberta, Canada

If you're in town for a night or you're a local living the dream, Regina is an undeniably a romantic town in the Saskatchewan province. Grab your sweetie and visit The Creek in Cathedral Bistro on 13th Avenue for some tasty French food, and treat her like a queen by staying at the Hotel Saskatchewan after a long day of exploring. If your date isn't into traditional dinner, flowers and chocolates, there's still a lot to do around Regina like playing video games. watch indie movies, or learn how to cook.

Where to stay? There are several hotels on the east side of Regina so you can have easy access to the Victoria Square Shopping Center where you can spoil your partner.

Highlights:

  • Challenge each other at the 90's-inspired Wonderland Arcade
  • Cozy up watching movies at the RPL Film Theatre
  • Learn how to make a romantic dinner at Schoolhaus Culinary Arts

Getting there: If you are coming from Calgary, take the Trans-Canada Highway/AB-1E and Trans-Canada Highway/SK-1 E to get to Regina.


Go glamping or camping in Banff

Picturesque Moraine lake in Banff National park, Canada

Cited as one of the most beautiful destinations in the world, the magnificent Banff needs to be experienced first-hand in order to be appreciated. A visit to Banff will surely sweep your lover off his/her feet. If you're the type of couple whose idea of romance is a shared adrenaline rush, why not take a scenic helicopter ride? This is remarkable way to witness the panoramic views of Banff National Park with the one you love – or even a memorable way to propose. You can also unwind at the hot springs or try glamping at the park.

Where to stay? If you want to experience an iconic luxury accommodation, head to the fairytale-beautiful Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel.

Highlights:

  • Marvel over Banff with Alpine Helicopters' Sightseeing Tours
  • Beat the cold weather at Banff Upper Hot Springs
  • Wake up beside the lake when you stay in an oTENTiks unit

Getting there: If you are coming from Calgary, Banff & Lake Louise is an hour and a half drive away. Make sure to get a Parks Pass to enter the park.


Experience the extravagant life in Toronto

Cityscape of Toronto, Canada during sunset

The Greater Toronto Area is one of the best romantic getaways in Canada with some of the best concert venues and museums. With so many things to do around Toronto, it has never been easier to plan the perfect escape for any couple. For some unique date ideas, why not show your special someone around the city with a private helicopter tour? You two can also sip and stroll along one of Toronto's coolest streets at some fun and funky bars.

Where to stay? There are several 5-star hotels in Downtown Toronto, but if you prefer spectacular views of the waterfront, you can stay at the Harbourfront.

Highlights:

  • Seal your love with a lock at Humber Bay Arch Bridge
  • Enjoy skating at Harbourfront Centre's Natrel Rink
  • Have an unforgettable dining experience at The 360 Restaurant at CN Tower

Getting there: If you are arriving from Pearson Airport, it will only take you less than half an hour via ON-427 S and Gardiner Expy E to reach Downtown Toronto.


Enjoy ultimate relaxation in Whistler

Stunning view on Blackcomb and Whistler mountain, Canada

Hailed as one of the world's best ski destinations, you can spoil your Valentine with a romantic trip to the snowy city of Whistler! By visiting Whistler attractions, you are likely to experience new sites and activities together, guaranteed to bring you even closer than you already are. Attractions that are worth visiting include Peak2Peak Gondola, Whistler Blackcomb, Scandinave Spa for a little relaxation and rejuvenation, and Chateau Whistler Golf Club if that's an activity you both enjoy. Get your heart pumping by jumping at Whistler Bungee bridge with your significant other or ziplining with Superfly Ziplines. Plan a nice picnic at Lost Lake or enjoy a romantic meal at Araxi Restaurant.

Where to stay? Apart from the expensive ski resorts, there are low-budget accommodation near Whistler including the inns in Pemberton Valley.

Highlights:

  • Indulge in traditional fondue at the Crystal Hut
  • Immerse yourself completely with Scandinave Spa's baths and massages
  • Have an intimate moment riding the Peak 2 Peak Gondola

Getting there: This west coast town is only a 2-hour drive away from Vancouver. You can take the BC-99 N route getting to Whistler.




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