Valentine’s Day is just around the corner! Need a little inspiration to surprise your loved one with a romantic getaway? Canada’s stunning mountain ranges set the mood for love and adventure time and time again, and there’s so many places perfect for creating lasting memories.
Take a look at the top 5 most romantic resorts in Western Canada, with features that will make your trip that extra bit special – everything from private balconies with jacuzzis, to being shoreside on stunning Lake Louise. All that’s left to decide is which stunning destination is right for you and your partner…
1. Echo Valley Ranch and Spa | Clinton, BC
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Get ready for the most romantic weekend of your life when you stay at Echo Valley Ranch and Spa! Surrounded by the beautiful Cariboo Mountain range and boasting a pristine countryside setting, Echo Valley Ranch and Spa is sure to inspire romance.
Start your day with a delicious breakfast prepared by the in-house chef, then enjoy some peace and relaxation at one of the ranch’s complimentary Thai yoga sessions. Spend a quality afternoon with your loved one horseback riding, nature hiking or fly fishing at the nearby pond. If you’re looking for something a little more relaxing, choose a couple’s package at one of Echo Valley’s luxurious on-site spas!
End the day finding a private corner on the ranch watching the sunset, or lounge in one of the hammocks as the stars shine brightly in the sky. No need to worry about light pollution here! Cuddle up in one of the private cabins for a quiet night, or join the rest of the guests around the campfire.
2. Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort | Parksville, BC
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Tigh-Na-Mara Resort is a picture-perfect couples resort with its beachside location and marvellous on-site Grotto Spa. Stay in one of the oceanview rooms, or private log cabins. For an extra-special touch, choose to stay at Tigh-Na-Mara’s ultra-romantic Spa Bungalow, located only steps away from the Grotto Spa and surrounded by a forest.
Tigh-Na-Mara Resort is located minutes away from the 3km long sandy tidal flat beach, with some of the warmest ocean swimming in BC. After having one of the most relaxing days at the spa – soaking in their famous Grotto Mineral Pool, having an invigorating splash under their waterfall, and enjoying a soothing body massage and wrap – take a stroll down the beach before sunset, collecting sand dollars and other beach treasures. Retreat back to one of the resort’s luxurious suites, putting a cozy end to one of the most romantic and peaceful days to be had!
3. Deer Lodge | Lake Louise, AB
There’s something about a beautiful, natural surrounding that sets the perfect scene for a close, intimate getaway. Stay a short walk away from Canada’s Rocky Mountain jewel, Lake Louise, and hold your partner close while you marvel the cerulean blue water encircled by towering mountain vistas.
The Deer Lodge is located only minutes from this dazzling lake. The lodge itself is a rustic, historic establishment, originally built in 1923 as a teahouse. In 1925 it officially became Deer Lodge, and has since attracted visitors from all over with its vintage decor, charming interior, and fabulous location. The lodge features classic iron radiators, original woodwork, lighting and brass fixtures. Perhaps its most impressive feature of all, is Deer Lodge’s rooftop hot tub that boasts spectacular views of Victoria Glacier.
With this charming building comes an abundance of outdoor activities! Guests can hike, mountain bike, canoe or kayak, and go wildlife viewing or horseback riding all in the summer. In the winter, guests have full access to cross-country skiing, snowshoeing, ice skating on the frozen lake, sleigh riding, dog sledding.
4. Sundial Boutique Hotel | Whistler, BC
What better way to set the mood than your own private jacuzzi on a balcony that overlooks Whistler Village and the surrounding snow-capped mountains? Bring a bottle of champagne, and take a dip in style! In perfect privacy, you can watch people stroll by, ski down the mountain – or ignore them completely and simply take in the views of the majestic mountains!
In the evening, prepare for a romantic night on the town by dining at a 5 star restaurant. Whistler is home to a few of the most highly acclaimed restaurants in all of Canada. Try Araxi Restaurant – which comes highly regarded by celebrity chef Gordon Ramsey, or say Amore while you dine at the best Italian restaurant in Whistler, Trattoria di Umberto. Wine connoisseurs, head over to the Rim Rock Cafe & Oyster Bar and sample flavourful wines from their 5 star wine list.
Take a short stroll back to the Sundial Hotel, with the blissful mountains in your sight. They never fail to inspire the most romantic of weekends!
5. Georgetown Inn | Canmore, AB
What’s more romantic than staying in a historic Tudor-style house in a quaint mountain village? You and your partner can spend a nice evening in one of Georgetown Inn’s Victorian-decorated bedrooms with their crackling wood burning fireplaces, soaker tubs and windows with mountain peak backdrops. Run your partner a bubble bath in the soaker tub, with champagne to complement.
In the morning, sit down for one of the best brunches you and your partner may ever have the luxury of experiencing. The Georgetown Inn is home to the Miner’s Lamp Pub, which serves some of the best food in all of Canmore! Sit beside the fireplace, and watch the bartender work his stuff behind the old English bar. Afterwards, stroll the enchanting downtown centre of Canmore. There are plenty of local artisan stores and cafes to discover. But if you’re looking for something a little more adventurous, try going on a nature walk through one of the many trails, including the famous walk along the Bow River. Or, take a 20 minute drive to Banff and watch for wildlife along the way!
6. Walnut Beach Resort | Osoyoos, BC
Hoping for some winter sunshine? Your best chance of some warmer weather is a visit to BC’s Okanagan Valley, the only desert in all of Canada. Spend your days exploring vineyards and orchards, sampling famous Okanagan Wine, and dining in restaurants overlooking beautiful Osoyoos Lake.
Walnut Beach is a fabulous couples lakeside resort, with direct access to Palapa Beach. Enjoy a stunning outdoor area that overlooks the lake with sweeping views of the mountains, and take a dip year round in the outdoor heated pool.
There are lots of recreational activities nearby like hiking, skiing, and watersports. However, when in wine country it’s especially important to take a trip to the local vineyards to sample a glass of wine (or two!) overlooking peaceful Osoyoos Lake.
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