Top 5 Romantic Vacations couples will love

Whether you are honeymooners or seasoned lovers, there’s something special about spending some quality time with your partner in a spectacular new setting. It might be the scenery, the food, or the sense of adventure, but luxury-filled romantic vacations bring couples closer together. Canada & Alaska are home to some of the most seducing landscapes in the world – bespoke and unforgettable journeys are waiting to be shared. Read on for a collection of our most romantic vacations for couples.  

La Belle Province by Rail:

Quebec is synonymous with romance, and on this journey, you’ll find out why. With some of the best food and architecture in Canada, this phenomenal region is an exquisite getaway location for couples looking to experience an authentic culture brimming with allure. Your romantic journey begins in Montreal and you’ll be staying at the Fairmont Queen Elizabeth. Here you’ll partake in a private historical walking tour of Old Montreal, the oldest region of the city where the buildings date back 360 years to the era of New France. Our journeys are tailored just for you, and other romantic vacation highlights that you may enjoy include a horse-drawn carriage tour of the old city or a visit to a sugar shack!

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Couples love wandering the cobbled streets of Quebec City at all times of the year.

The second half of your tour takes place in Quebec City. Train travel holds a special place in the hearts of many of our travelers, and on this journey, you’ll get to experience one of the most enjoyable rail routes in Canada. Just sit back and enjoy the tremendous views and fantastic service of first-class transit to Quebec City. Upon arrival, you may swiftly check-in to the Fairmont Le Château Frontenac. This is one of the finest hotels in the country, a picturesque castle inside the walls of Old Quebec. The city is a UNESCO world heritage site that exhibits unmistakable European charm but maintains a uniquely Canadian identity. You and your partner will adore exploring the cobbled back streets, boutique shops, and candlelit café’s. To find out more you can delve into the full itinerary here.

West Coast Romantic Vacations:

From the leaning engagement rings of Vancouver to the flawless shores of Tofino, this trip is ideal for couples who love both the city and getting out in nature. In Vancouver, there are many show-stopping activities that couples of all tastes will adore. You can feast on a fantastically varied culinary scene – Vancouver has the best sushi outside of Japan! Another love-filled favorite is getting lost hand-in-hand on relaxing walks through Stanley Park, recently voted the best park in the world by TripAdvisor! Few cities offer so many metropolitan activities framed by an oceanic and mountainous backdrop that’s quite literally straight out of the movies.

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Stanley Park was recently rated as the best park in the world! Credit: Destination BC/Maurice Li

Following your stay in Vancouver, it’s time for your scenic flight to Tofino. You’ll both be beaming from ear to ear as you’re delivered panoramic views of the Strait of Georgia, the Great Bear Rainforest, and beyond! Shared moments such as these stay with you forever. Known locally as “the end of the road”, you can’t drive further West than Tofino. Here you can expect saturated sunsets and expansive coastlines – an idyllic cocktail for a romantic getaway. In Tofino, you’ll relish in a guided amble with a professional naturalist, and other wildlife options include bear watching, whale watching, sea kayaking, and more. Seeing sights such as Humpback Whale breaching the North Pacific will have you clutching your other half with uncontrollable glee! In Tofino, there’s a rich segment of Canada right on your doorstep. For more on this romance-filled journey, have a read of the complete itinerary.

A Romantic Vacation to see the Northern Lights:

The Alaskan landscape is a pristine and rugged one, both beautiful and grounding. The first leg of your tour will have you whisked to your accommodation, Chena Hot Springs Resort. On the first day, you and your partner can delight in a unique voyage on the Chena Snow Coach, a caterpillar-track mode of transport like no other. Your evening is spent on the brow of the nearest hill where you will have your first viewing of Alaska’s famed night sky. You’re perfectly located under the Auroral Oval for the best chance to see Mother Nature’s greatest light show. Keep your eyes peeled for an extraordinary display! If you’re lucky, you’ll get to see the cool, green colors slice through the atmosphere.

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Viewing the Northern Lights with your partner is an unforgettable bonding experience! Credit: Jody O.Photos

Other highlights on this tour include a visit to Chena Dog Kennels to learn about the sport that Alaskans hold most dear – dog sledding! Expect a day frolicking in the snow with playful and loving racing dogs. Another exciting moment of this journey is a visit to the World Ice Art Championships, an international ice sculpting event featuring over 180 sculptures. These temporary works of art are lit up in auroral-hues that set a romantic tone for you and your partner. To find out more about this Northern Lights itinerary view the full journey here

A Romantic Vacation to a Cozy Rockies Retreat:

Mention the Canadian Rockies and most people think of roaring fires, mountain views, frozen lakes, and white snowfall. Our Cozy Rockies Retreat Journey offers this and more as you’ll experience some of Canada’s most iconic and ravishing sights. The first leg of your journey begins at the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, an eye-watering building that exudes elegance and prestige. Lakeview Suites here are a bucket list item as your balcony looks up at the magnificent glacier-clad Mount Victoria and over Lake Louise. You and your partner can relish in the fact that this is one of the best hotel views in the world. During your stay in Lake Louise, you can enjoy a sleigh-ride around Canada’s best-known lake, dog-mushing with a local team of huskies, ice-skating in front of the chateau, and even Bavarian curling.

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A snowy sleigh ride – the penultimate romantic vacation experience. Credit: Âlestine Aerden

A favorite part of this journey is bound to be the helicopter tour of the Rocky Mountains. On this private adventure, your experienced pilot will have you soaring over Cline Pass and the Lion and Lioness glaciers. You will also touch down in Canada’s famed backcountry for some time to snowshoe and explore the wild. Baileys is optional and recommended! On the rest of your journey, you can enjoy a visit to ice-covered Maligne Canyon, along with explorations of backcountry trails via cross-country ski! View our itinerary to read about the exploration in full – it’s no wonder our romantic vacations here are so popular.

A Romantic Vacation to Newfoundland, Canada and the Fogo Island Inn:

For couples looking for a unique and character-filled experience, where better than the edge of the world? This journey begins in St Johns, the oldest city in Canada. Here there is a rich coastal culture. The area is filled with quaint cottages, pubs, and lighthouses. Other exploits in the area include whale watching and exploring expansive stretches of untouched coastline. Wandering the treasures of Newfoundland is an experience that many of our guests find reviving and nourishing.

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The Fogo Island Inn brings economic nutrition to Newfoundland’s shores.

The second leg of your journey is your stay at the Fogo Island Inn. This dramatic looking building stands tall on stilts and is a true treasure to the region due to its mission to foster economic and social benefits to the communities of the island (you can find out more about the inn’s purpose here). The architecture is a work of art, every feature is meaningful and deliberate. The inn defines hospitality as “the love of a stranger” – you and your partner can be sure that you’ll be well looked after on your romantic vacation. On the island, there’s plenty to do and little to worry about. This sanctuary is yours to enjoy as you both see fit. Many couples choose to make the most of the inn; it has its own art gallery, library, cinema, fine-dining restaurant, fitness room, and rooftop sauna. Outside of the Inn’s walls, activities on offer include introductions to boat building, guided geological hikes, snowmobiling, bird watching, rowing, and more. This journey is a quiet and soulful one that provides couples with an introduction to a historic Canadian culture and landscape. To find out more about this scenic voyage, experience the full itinerary here.

More Romantic Vacations to Canada & Alaska:

If you enjoyed the journeys above and would like some more information you can call us toll-free on 1-888-999-6556, or fill out our quick plan your trip form. For more love-filled trips, you can view our full collection of romantic vacations.

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The scenery of Vancouver Island is perfect for romantic vacations. Credit: Destination BC/Yuri Choufour