Summer is approaching. Beaches beckon. Outdoor activities abound. Evenings are perfect for dining al fresco. It’s the ideal time for a romantic getaway to one of Canada’s many luxury resorts.
Villa Eyrie Resort
Malahat, British Columbia
Breathtaking panoramic views and luxury accommodations are the hallmarks of this remote hideaway tucked high above the coastline of the Pacific Ocean, and is a short drive from Victoria. Crisp air, west coast inspired cuisine, and relaxing treatments at the Tuscan Spa make this an inspiring getaway for couples who want to recharge and get pampered.
Azuridge Estate Hotel
In the foothills of the Rockies, this formerly private residence was extensively transformed in 2011 to create an intimate 13-suite luxury estate hotel. Breathtaking views and the striking buildings—of stone, timber, and sweeping glass—provide the setting for a romantic getaway with your special someone.
Elk Ridge Resort
Waskesiu Lake, Saskatchewan
If you’re looking for an active summer vacation, this lifestyle resort offers biking, horseback riding, guided zipline tours through the boreal forest, a championship golf course and more. Treat yourself to organic spa treatments and outstanding dining.
The Fort Garry Hotel
This landmark hotel offers luxury amenities including the world-class Ten Spa where you can enjoy Haman, a modern reinterpretation of the Turkish Roman hot air bathing ritual. The Fort Garry provides a mix of luxury, Old World charm, contemporary style and impeccable service for a memorable romantic stay.
Algonquin Park, Ontario
A romantic resort in a provincial park? Yes, if it’s Ontario’s iconic Algonquin Park, and the resort features simple elegance, warm genuine service, and a natural experience far from the distractions of the outside world. The resort is all-inclusive with cuisine made from quality local sourced ingredients served in a heritage lakeside log dining room. You can bring your own wine!
Exceptional service, award-winning restaurants, top-rated spas, and a refined elegance throughout combine to provide a truly memorable retreat. Take in a play at the Shaw Festival, shop the many throwback boutiques just minutes away, or tour the many wineries and vineyards.
Auberge des Gallant Hotel
Harmony with nature is what defines Auberge des Gallant, nestled in a forest on the slopes of Mount Rigaud, halfway between Montreal and Ottawa. This idyllic natural setting is complemented by the elegance of the resort, with its luxurious rooms, indulgent spa treatments, thermal baths, sophisticated dining, and award winning wine cellar collection.
North Hatley, Quebec
“A secluded five-star Relais & Châteaux property that was in recent years named the No. 1 resort and inn in Canada by the Travel + Leisure world’s best awards and the top hotel in Canada by Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards. Most rooms also feature wood-burning fireplaces, private balconies and views of the lake. Décor varies from room to room and is either clean and contemporary or rustic—think floral wallpaper, hand-painted cabinetry and antique paintings.”
Source: Dias, D. (October 29, 2016). Special to the Star. Manoir Hovey offers seclusion by the lake. Retrieved from The Star.
Kingston, New Brunswick
And now for something completely different. “It’s called glamping, also known as luxury camping or glamorous camping, is an experience-based kind of vacation that allows you to get outside and enjoy the great outdoors, but without the hassles of traditional camping. Glamping is where luxury meets simplicity.” Source: Retrieved from Glamping Hub. You start your own fire, eat at a picnic table, and there’s no room service, but you can sink into a memory foam bed and luxuriate in your private hot tub.
Trout Point Lodge of Nova Scotia
East Kemptville, Nova Scotia
“Nestled in the UNESCO Southwest Nova Scotia Biosphere Reserve, this secluded resort offers luxury in the wilderness. Request a candlelit dinner for two on your private balcony or the outdoor deck overlooking the Tusket River. Climb into the wood-fired cedar hot tub to relax as you listen to the water rushing over the rocks, unwind in the outdoor barrel sauna, and explore the Tobeatic Wilderness in a tandem kayak, or take a massage in the privacy of your spacious, river-view room. Trout Point’s intimate size and secluded location ensures special treatment and a romantic hideaway unlike larger resorts.”
Source: Retrieved from Trout Point website.