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Inside the Couples Resort | © John Sorensen / Couples Resort
Inside the Couples Resort | © John Sorensen / Couples Resort
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11 Love Shacks in Canada for the Perfect Romantic Getaway

Picture of Hayley Simpson
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Updated: 28 June 2017
Canada may be the perfect country for a romantic weekend escape, as so much of it is rural and surrounded by nature. The best romantic getaways are in places where you can disconnect and truly relax. These 11 love shacks across the Great White North definitely tick these boxes.
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Storeytown Cottages

For an adventurous escape in New Brunswick, check out Storeytown Cottages. There are four kitchenette suites and four cottages on the property, and cottage number two is aptly named the “Love Shack.” It’s nestled within some trees, so it’s perfect for a quiet escape. All cottages feature kitchens, living areas, and WiFi, and as it sits on the banks of the Miramichi River, couples can rent kayaks, stand-up paddleboards, and tubes from the owners. The river is popular with fly fishers, and it’s also home to Atlantic salmon.

Storeytown Cottages, 439 Storeytown Road, Storeytown, NB, Canada, +1 506 365 7636

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The Cottages on Salt Spring Island

The largest of the Gulf Islands, Salt Spring Island makes for a perfect romantic getaway from Vancouver. Fortunately, there are places such as The Cottages, where you will feel instantly relaxed. There are 50 cottages on Bullock Lake to choose from, which are either lakeside or provide a breathtaking view of the lake. They all have decks and southwest exposure, which is ideal for soaking up the Salt Spring sunshine. Popular island activities include visiting the weekend markets, swimming, and hiking.

The Cottages on Salt Spring Island, 315 Robinson Road, Salt Spring Island, BC, Canada, +1 250 931 7258

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Couples Resort

This resort may be the most perfectly named romantic getaway destination in Canada. The five-star Couples Resort, run by the Sorensen family for many decades, sits on Galeairy Lake in Ontario’s Muskoka region and is exclusively for couples. There are several accommodation options, but the chalets are the love shacks! Think outdoor hot tubs, indoor Jacuzzis®, lakefront patios with chaise lounges, and marble bathrooms. Enjoy the on-site spa and food prepared by international chefs.

Couples Resort, 139 Galeairy Lake Road, Whitney, ON, Canada, +1 866 202 1179

Inside the Couples Resort | © John Sorensen / Couples Resort

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The Lodge at Pine Cove

The Lodge at Pine Cove, one of the most romantic resorts in Ontario, is home to 17 “stylishly and thoughtfully designed” cottages on-site, which offer French River views and seclusion. The Lodge has docking facilities, a restaurant and bar (but a breakfast hamper is delivered to your cottage daily), and a private sandy beach. Enjoy kayaking down the river, hiking woodland trails, voyageur canoeing, and fly fishing.

The Lodge at Pine Cove, 1013 ON-528A, Noëlville, ON, Canada, +1 705 898 2500

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Ridgeback Lodge

“Ridgeback Lodge offers romantic getaways amidst the natural beauty of the Kingston Peninsula, conveniently located in the heart of Atlantic Canada.” Ridgeback Lodge is an adults-only destination, where you can choose between two glamping domes and a deluxe or standard log cabin. The lodge has no TV or internet, so it’s a place to visit in New Brunswick when you truly want to unplug. Instead, spend time soaking in the hot tub or walking the trails.

Ridgeback Lodge Inc., 86 Old Reach Road, Kingston, NB, Canada, +1 506 763 2617

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Cathedral Mountain Lodge

Located in British Columbia’s Yoho National Park, which is in the heart of the Canadian Rockies, this lodge might have the most beautiful surroundings. There are 23 luxury log cabins at Cathedral Mountain Lodge, plus the Riverside Dining Room, which serves food that guests have called “out of this world.” Although the cabins are exquisite, so are the Rockies. Spend your romantic weekend horseback riding, rafting, walking on glaciers, and visiting Lake Louise over the border.

Cathedral Mountain Lodge, 1 Yoho Valley Road, Field, BC, Canada, +1 250 343 6442

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Black River Retreat

Award-winning Black River Retreat is a special place where you are the only guests. This love shack has a sitting room, “great room,” hot tub, dining room, and three bedrooms. Be prepared for fine dining, forest walks, complete privacy, and s’mores by the bonfire at night. The retreat lies halfway between Toronto and Ottawa, so it is a great weekend option for residents in both major Ontario cities.

Black River Retreat, 107939a Hwy#7, Tweed, ON, Canada, +1 613 243 7711

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Northern Lights Resort and Spa

For an unforgettable year-round Whitehorse experience, visit Northern Lights Resort and Spa. The resort has modern-designed chalets, an outdoor Jacuzzi®, a restaurant, and a large spa and wellness area. Enjoy Yukon’s 20 hours of sunshine during summer, or be mesmerized by the Northern Lights from the property itself in winter. Its open area on 160 acres gives visitors unobstructed views.

Northern Lights Resort and Spa, 1178 Gentian Lane, Whitehorse, YT, Canada, +1 867 393 3780

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Storm Mountain Lodge

Storm Mountain Lodge is a perfect escape if you want a disconnected experience in Alberta. The historic cabins do not have kitchens, WiFi, or television. What they do have, though, is wood-burning fireplaces, decks, claw-foot bathtubs, and leather love seats. All meals take place in the lodge’s dining room and lounge. Its location in Banff National Park means that some of the best scenery and activities in Canada surround it.

Storm Mountain Lodge & Cabins, Highway 93 South, Banff National Park, AB, Canada, +1 403 762 4155

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Bartlett Lodge

For a unique accommodation experience, check out the platform tents at Bartlett Lodge. The owners describe it as a cabin with a casual roof. The tents come with a bed, seating area, and deck; washrooms sit adjacent to the tents. There are also other accommodation options, such as suites, cabins, and cottages, and guests can have breakfast in the lodge’s dining room. Enjoy early mornings on Cache Lake and exploring Algonquin Provincial Park.

Bartlett Lodge, Cache Lake Landing Km 23, HWY 60, Algonquin Park, ON, Canada, +1 705 633 5433

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Fisherman’s Daughter

Recently voted by HGTV as a Top Ten Canadian Weekend Getaway, Fisherman’s Daughter is a bed and breakfast in the picturesque town of Mahone Bay. The article states that the heritage home conversion is as “colourful and charming as they come.” There are four beautifully decorated and restored rooms at this love shack, which feature either garden or bay views (or both). For a romantic getaway, the owners have additional indulgences you can choose from, including a bottle of champagne on arrival, a cheese plate, chocolate-covered strawberries, or flower bouquets in take-home vases.

Fisherman’s Daughter B&B, 97 Edgewater Street, Mahone Bay, NS, Canada, +1 902 624 0660