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10 of the most romantic weekend getaways in Canada this winter

Romantic weekend getaways in Canada during the winter include lots of dreamy destinations that really come alive during these colder, snowy months. 

Here's where to go for a romantic weekend getaway in Canada. 

Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario

This charming Victorian-style town in the heart of Niagara's thriving wine country is comparable to something out of a postcard. Though the high season is traditionally in the summer and autumn, there's still plenty of reasons to sip your way through the region in the winter. 

You'll receive one-on-one attention at the award-winning wineries, boutique hotels are offered at off-season prices, and securing last-minute reservations at the incredible restaurants won't be an issue. The beautiful landscape also looks even prettier blanketed in snow. 

Storm Mountain Lodge, Banff National Park 

The Canadian Rockies is the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. The secluded Storm Mountain Lodge offers exceptional accommodations in their comfortable cabins that come complete with wood burning stoves, large fireplaces, and fully-functioning bathrooms and kitchens. 

The surrounding Banff National Park has no shortage of winter activities for you and your partner to enjoy, including, skiing, icewalk tours, and skating. That is, if you can peel yourself away from the cozy interior of your log cabin. 

Scandinave Spa, Blue Mountain

Maybe you and yours need a bit of R&R, and you'll get just that at the serene Scandinave Spa. Tucked away in the heart of the rustic natural forest of Blue Mountain, the spa includes a Finnish sauna, eucalyptus steam rooms, thermal waterfalls, and hot and cold pools. 

Saguenay-Lac Saint-Jean, Mont-Valin National Park

Parc national des Monts-Valin dominates the beautiful landscape of the Saguenay region of Quebec and is transformed into a winter wonderland this time of year. You and your partner can stay at one of the park's log cabins, found in the Baie d’Alexis region. 

The cabins, nestled between mountains and hills, sit 2,000 feet above sea level. These fully-equipped nature chalets are right next to the vallée des Fantômes or Ghost Valley, an area ideal for snowshoeing with more than 16 feet of snow cover each year. 

Love, Saskatchewan 

There may not be a lot to do in the sleepy 100-person village of Love, but the name alone makes the town worthy of a day visit, especially right around Valentines Day. I mean, think of all those clever Instagram captions.

Canada Post has even given the town its own unique “Teddy Bear” postmark, which is a teddy bear holding a heart. Thousands of pieces of mail go through the post office each year to receive the unique postmark and are then sent on to their final destination.

Emerald Lake Lodge, Yoho National Park

This luxurious lodge sits on the shores of the famous pristine lake and is surrounded by the impressive peaks of the Rocky Mountains. Inside is just as impressive with century-old fireplaces and an oak bar salvaged from an 1890’s Yukon saloon. 

Quartier Petit Champlain, Quebec City

The Quartier Petit Champlain is known as one of the most beautiful areas in the romantic Quebec City. Illuminated by thousands of twinkling lights, the cobblestone streets, quaint bistros and handicraft boutiques of this historic district are especially magical during the winter. 

Blachford Lake Lodge, Yellowknife 

We can't think of anything more romantic than admiring the aurora borealis with your loved one. The Blachford Lake Lodge in the town of Yellowknife is one the best spots in the world for viewing this magical light display. 

The remote lodge is accessible only by scheduled bush plane flights and offers a perfect blend of comfort and adventure. A hot tub and sauna are even provided, so you can watch the dazzling sky right from a jacuzzi. 

Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park

Liard River Hot Springs Provincial Park in British Columbia is home to the largest natural hot springs in the country and is surrounded by the lush boreal spruce forest. Winter is the best time to go and soak in these thermal waters.

During your visit, you can either stay at one of the park's year-round campsites, offered at off-season rates, or at Liard Hot Springs Lodge nearby. 

Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello, Quebec

You've probably never seen a log cabin this luxurious. This historic hotel is known as the largest wooden structure in the world. Located in Montebello, you won't be bored at this resort that offers skiing, hiking, ice skating, and snow tubing. 

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