Canada is a country that has a romantic escape option for every couple. Whether you like adventures in nature, strolling hand in hand through picturesque cities, or disconnecting from the world, the Great White North has you covered. Here are the most romantic honeymoon destinations across this beautiful land.
Fogo Island sits in Iceberg Alley, off the coast of Newfoundland and Labrador, and Flat Earth Society has called it one of the four corners of the earth. Its span is only 35 kilometers (22 miles), so this is the place for a remote and relaxed honeymoon. The only hotel to book is Fogo Island Inn, which is a destination in itself. The building’s unique and contemporary design means every suite has floor-to-ceiling views of the sea and sky. There’s a bar, restaurant, library, cinema, gallery, and sauna and hot tubs on-site too.
Off the West Coast is another beautiful, and romantic, island. Vancouver Island may be the perfect honeymoon destination, as it has everything, including the small city life in Victoria, hikes and trails galore for adventurous couples, beautiful beaches, and even a valley filled with wineries and orchards. Two popular accommodation options to indulge in for your honeymoon include Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino and The Fairmont Empress in Victoria. Or perhaps staying inside a spherical treehouse is more your style?
Honeymooners have been visiting Trout Point Lodge in Nova Scotia for many years. The Sunday Times travel magazine said it was “built for smooch trysts,” while Dream Vacation named it one of the world’s top 25 secluded romantic getaways. Located in a UN-designated biosphere, guests get the perfect mix of wilderness and luxury at the lodge and can request a candlelit dinner or ask for chocolate and champagne to be waiting on arrival. The staff will also be happy to direct you to the most romantic suites, which, of course, include deep tubs! Spend your stay stargazing, exploring the area, or getting spa treatments.
According to Reader’s Digest, the charming town of Niagara-on-the-Lake “lives and breathes romance.” Why? Well, it is brimming with colorful gardens, beautiful historic buildings, and world-renowned wineries. Romantic ideas for a honeymoon in Niagara-on-the-Lake include taking a horse-drawn carriage tour, tasting a lot of wine, and relaxing at one of the town’s amazing spas. Check out the Honeymoon Suite at Harbour House Hotel too, with its views of the Niagara River.
Europe is known for its romantic cities, including Paris and Rome, but honeymooners can have the same experience in Canada. Quebec City is a piece of France in Canada, with delicious bakeries and restaurants, beautiful architecture, and cobblestoned streets. Stroll hand in hand through Old Quebec, which is a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and undoubtedly the city’s most romantic area. Stay at the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac, one of the world’s most photographed hotels. It’s as elegant inside as it is outside.
For some newlyweds, cruising is the perfect honeymoon experience. In Canada, you can cruise the Inside Passage along the West Coast from Vancouver to Alaska, which is one of the world’s most breathtaking journeys. Guests get to have the cruising experience while also seeing Alaska’s stunning scenery. Some of the Inside Passage highlights include glacier-carved fjords, forested shorelines, whale and dolphin sightings, snowcapped mountains, and thousands of uninhabited islands.
If you aren’t afraid of Arctic temperatures, a honeymoon in Canada to witness the Northern Lights would be unforgettable. Although the lights are visible from many places, two of the more popular (and inhabited) cities are Whitehorse and Yellowknife, the capitals of the Yukon and Northwest Territories respectively. Northern Lights Resort and Spa in Whitehorse has viewing packages, but you can also see the lights from the front steps of your cabin. In Yellowknife, the Northern Lights-viewing destination of choice is Aurora Village.
If you enjoy romantic road trips, then a visit to Cape Breton Island during fall is your perfect honeymoon destination. The island’s Cabot Trail is one of the world’s most stunning coastline drives, where the tree leaves come alive in shades of red, orange and gold in autumn. Other highlights include Cape Breton Highlands National Park, salmon fishing on the Margaree River, Ingonish Beach, the town of Baddeck, and having a lobster feast. A popular honeymoon hotel is Keltic Lodge, famed for its Celtic heritage, within the Highlands.
For a creative romantic getaway, why not road trip and explore Newfoundland and Labrador’s uniquely named towns? There’s Heart’s Content, Heart’s Delight, and Heart’s Desire, all located in Trinity Bay. Not only is the area known for its cute names but also its coastal scenery. Other activities around the area include hiking and driving along the Discovery Trail, taking a whale-watching or iceberg-viewing tour and seeing puffins.