In 2018 we’ve selected romantic getaways in Canada for Valentine’s day. But if you find yourself in and around Montreal, Quebec City, Ottawa, or Vancouver this year’s Valentine’s Day, then don’t let the day pass you by. Valentine’s Day is a time of love and togetherness, so here are five things to do in Canada’s most romantic cities.
Valentine’s Day Ideas: Eat Somewhere Romantic
Nothing says “I love you” with more passion than dinner together at a fancy restaurant. Take time out of your busy schedule to book in somewhere divine. In Montreal, Beatrice at 1504 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest is always a keen contender, with its open plan dining area and delicious Italian meal options.
If you find yourself in Quebec City, you’re not short of options here either. Head down to 54 St-Pierre St for delicious fine dining at Restaurant Initiale. Here, you can treat your loved one to European and French cuisine, all a few minutes from the Chateau Frontenac. Or, if you’re in Ottawa, Atelier at 540 Rochester St will not disappoint. Here, you can enjoy a range of delicious dishes in a fine dining establishment with exquisite décor and service.
Vancouver does not fall behind in terms of romantic meal options either. Located in Yaletown, Brix & Mortar menu is to die for! Your valentine can opt for Valentine’s menu or choose from the standard menu, with plenty of options.
Valentine’s Day Ideas: Do a Fun Couple’s Activity
Valentine’s Day is, of course, a day for couples, so don’t forget to partake in couples’ activities. Join up with other couples and check out Old Montreal Food Tour in Montreal. Because eating is more fun when you share the experience with others. Or, if you want to get all romantic like in the movies, take your loved one to the Carnaval de Quebec at 205 Boulevard des Cedres. Nothing says romance better than candy floss and carnival rides.
If you’re in Ottawa, ice-skating on the Rideau Canal makes an excellent thing to do on Valentine’s Day. It’s fun and it’s free! In Vancouver, you can make your significant other’s day with a trip to the Vancouver Lookout. It’s the perfect place to get those Vancouver Valentine’s Day selfies!
Valentine’s Day Ideas: Be a Tourist
If you plan on being in Vancouver for some time over Valentine’s Day, then check out Granville Island. Take a water taxi or drive, and see what this unique little place has to offer. There are many places to explore, eat, and shop. Once in Montreal, do as the tourists do and try out a spa day at the famous Scandinave. Relaxing with your valentine is sure to be a good idea.
Quebec City is also the place to be if you want to be a tourist over Valentine’s Day. See Vieux-Quebec, La Citadelle de Quebec, and Terrasse Dufferin to get your fill of touristy action. Alternatively, Ottawa isn’t short of options either. Winterlude might be a cliche but is sure to be a good option as well. The festival is free and takes place in the urban Ottawa-Gatineau region during the first three weekends of February.
Valentine’s Day Ideas: Book Luxurious Accommodation
Finally, if you want to make this Valentine’s Day special, then ensure you book the most luxurious accommodation possible. It doesn’t matter whether you’re in Vancouver, Ottawa, Quebec City or Montreal, there are options aplenty to woo your partner and give them a trip to remember.
Get amongst the action in Ottawa with beautifully decorated apartments at Tribeca East. If you end up in Vancouver for Valentine’s Day, the eco-conscious pair will love staying in Telus Garden. Even Montreal puts on a show, with luxurious accommodation options to suit every traveller and budget.
Let Valentine’s Day in Canada be full of surprises! Treat your loved one to a trip he or she will never forget and enjoy the best activities these romantic cities have to offer.