Canada's Most Romantic Hotels

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    Canada's Most Romantic Hotels

    The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino
    ••• Canopy Suite, Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia. Photo © The Wickaninnish Inn

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    Given its array of beautiful scenery, sophisticated urban centres and charming small towns, Canada boasts many romantic accommodation choices. From watching a storm roll across the ocean to a couples massage followed by champagne in a Rocky Mountain setting, these Canadian hotels give their guests a respite from the ordinary, which is often all it takes for romance to blossom. 

     

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    Romance and Drama at the Wickanninish Inn & Resort, Tofino, British Columbia

    ••• The spa at the Wickanninish Inn in Tofino, British Columbia, offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and Chesterman Beach. Photo © the Wickanninish Inn

    The Wickanninish Inn is widely regarded as one of Canada's most exceptional places to stay. There's no denying the drama and romance of its location, perched above the Pacific Ocean on Vancouver Island's west coast.

    "The Wick," as it is affectionately known, is a family-run resort, with deep local roots and a commitment to bringing 

    Romantic Highlights

    • All rooms feature fireplaces, private balconies and soaker tubs.
    • The inn is particularly famous as a spot to behold the fury of a West Coast winter storm. Witness the waves crashing and wind lashing from the comfort of your bed.
    • Full-service Ancient Cedars spa offers views of the Pacific Ocean.
    • Strolls along Chesterman Beach.
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    Artful Romance at the Sooke Harbour House, Sooke, British Columbia

    Sooke Harbour House
    ••• The Sooke Harbour House is in Sooke on Vancouver Island in British Columbia, Canada. Photo © Sooke Harbour House

    The Sooke Harbour House on Vancouver Island is just outside of Victoria in Sooke, BC. Who would guess that this unassuming town would boast one of the country's most celebrated resorts and restaurant.

    The resort has a West Coast aesthetic and each of its 28 guest rooms is tastefully and uniquely appointed with antiques, local art work and other furnishings. 

    Romantic Highlights:

    • Rooms with Pacific Ocean views, balcony or terrace, private bath with luxurious deep soaker tub and/or misting shower
    • The sound of crashing waves from the comfort of your bed
    • Strolls along the beach
    • In-room spa treatment
    • Exquisite meals of local and wild fare

     

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    Love & Grandeur at the Banff Springs Resort, Banff, Alberta

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    Tough not to use hyperbole when describing the setting of the Banff Springs Hotel in Canada's Rocky Mountains. Grand, majestic, stunning are all overworked but accurate descriptors.

    Today, part of the Fairmont chain of hotels and resorts, this "Castle in the Rockies" began as a resting spot for tired rail travellers during the 19th century.  A good number of these railway hotels have been maintained in glorious historic detail and continue to welcome guests. Romantic Highlights:

    • Floating in the outdoor heated pool - open year round
    • Mountain views and sumptuous hotel interior will make you feel indulged. 
    • Pampering massages and body treatments with a mountain view at the Willow Stream Spa. 
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    Relax, Unwind & Reconnect at Ste. Anne's Spa, Grafton, Ontario

    Ste. Anne's Spa
    ••• The view from the Frances Anne Hopkins suite includes the heritage stone buildings, the sprawling, hilly Ste Anne's property and Lake Ontario. Photo: Ste Anne's Spa - View. © 2007 Jane McLean

    One of the world's top 10 destination spas according to British Vogue, Ste Anne's Spa is in the Ontario countryside, about 2 and a half hours east of Toronto. Comprising several heritage stone buildings, this all inclusive resort provides an idyllic spot for couples to get away. 

    You'll feel overdressed in anything other than a robe. After just a few hours in Ste. Anne's stress and pretense free environment, clothing, makeup and other toggery will be a bothersome weight to bear. Leave rejuvenated and reconnected to your partner.

    Romantic Highlights:

    • Lounging in plush terry robes day-in, day-out
    • Bringing your favourite bottle of champagne and not being charged a corkage fee
    • All-inclusive means no worrying about every little cost. 
    • Healthful, delicious meals overlooking the rolling hills toward Lake Ontario.
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    Get Cosy at the Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa

    Wakefield Inn
    ••• Wakefield Mill Inn & Spa is a charming resort in Quebec, close to the Ontario border. Photo © Wakefield Mill Inn & Spa

    About 20 mins from Ottawa is the charming town of Wakefield, home to one of Canada's most elegant inns. The Wakefield Mill Hotel & Spa is the only accommodation within Gatineau Park, an exquisite expanse of mature forest, lakes and hills. 

    The inn dates back to the early 19th century and features 26 distinctive rooms each of which is distinctly furnished, many with jacuzzis, fireplaces and views of property's waterfall. 

    Romantic Highlights:

    • Returning to cosy rooms and plush beds after a day of hiking local trails and exploring the charming town of Wakefield.
    • Outdoor hot tub with waterfall view
    • Being lulled to sleep by sound of rushing waterfall
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    A Passion for Perfection at Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario

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    ••• Langdon Hall is a luxurious Relais & Chateaux certified resort in Southern Ontario, about an hour from Toronto or Niagara Falls. Photo © Langdon Hall

    Truly a special occasion destination, Langdon Hall is famous for its stately grounds, creative menu focusing on local foods, and luxurious spa. 

    Choose from rooms in the main house or adjacent stables or cloisters. All are appointed beautifully and uniquely and many feature wood-burning fireplaces, terraces, sitting areas, and spacious bathrooms for two.

    This Relais & Châteaux member resort is under two hours from Buffalo and about an hour from Toronto.

    Romantic Highlights:

    • Cosying up in front of a real wood fire after a long stroll in the woods
    • Dressing up for an exquisite dinner at Langdon Hall's 5-star restaurant.
    • Tension tends to melt away when a polite, professional and friendly staff is meeting your every need. 
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    Mad about the Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City, Quebec

    Auberge Sainte Antoine, Quebec City
    ••• This historic hotel in old Quebec City is understated and elegant. Photo © Saint-Antoine

    This Relais & Chateaux property is right in the heart of the old part of Quebec City. The cobblestone streets and preserved 17th century architecture in addition to the riverside location of the old port make Quebec City a must for romance seekers. Auberge Saint-Antoine is one of many charming inns that offers superb accommodation and dining. 

    Romantic Highlights:

    • Enjoying a panoramic view of the old port and St. Lawrence River from your hotel balcony
    • Step out of the hotel and you are immersed in an environment unlike any other in North America. You will feel like you stepped across the ocean onto European soil. 
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    Victorian Charm at the Queen Anne Inn, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia

    Queen Anne Inn, Annapolis Royal, Nova Scotia
    ••• Ten rooms, each with en suite, are available to guests visiting the Queen Anne Inn. Photo © Queen Anne Inn

    Built as a wedding gift from a wealthy merchant to his son in the mid-19th century, the Victorian mansion that has become the Queen Anne Inn has retained its romantic charms for well over a century. In 1989, after a spotty history with various owners and even a stint as a boys school, the inn was immaculately restored to replicate its original style and design, which includes high ceilings, heavy mouldings, a grand central staircase and generous use of mahogany, oak and ash throughout. 

    Romantic Highlights:

    • Afternoon tea in the back garden
    • Local lobsters and scallops with a chilled chardonnay
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    Riverside Romance at Manoir Richelieu, La Malbaie, Quebec

    Fairmont Manoir Richelieu
    ••• Manoir Richelieu is an historic Fairmont Hotel property on the Saint Lawrence River in Quebec, Canada. Photo © Visa Signature Hotels

    Like the Banff Springs Hotel, Manoir Richelieu is one of several Fairmont hotels in Canada that was erected along the Canadian Railway route in the 1800s to provide luxurious accommodation to travellers. Perched on a cliff above the St. Lawrence River on sprawling grounds, the hotel boasts a 27-hole golf course, casino, three pools and many on-site activities.

    Romantic Highlights:

    • Nightcap under the stars overlooking the St. Lawrence
    • Year-round outdoor pool
    • Curl up in one of the many hotel nooks with your sweetheart and a good book
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    Curl Up at the Quebec Ice Hotel

    Quebec Ice Hotel
    ••• The Quebec Ice Hotel is built anew each year when temperatures get low enough. Photo credit: ©Xdachez.com

    If your date won't cuddle up to you at the Quebec Ice Hotel, a relationship rescue may be in order. 

    Ice hotels are found across the globe in northern climates where temperatures dip low enough to sustain a structure built entirely of ice for a few months. Canada has one and it's outside of Quebec City. 

    Every winter, a new Quebec Ice Hotel opens its icy doors to welcome the brave, curious and romantic to experience a sub-zero stay, and every April the hotel melts away. 

    Romantic Highlights:

    • Hot tub under the stars before bedtime
    • Zipping your sleeping bags together for body warmth
    • Nightcap at the ice bar