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5 Romantic Fall Getaways in Canada: Guest Post

5 Romantic Fall Getaways in Canada

The turning of the seasons is always an excuse to embrace your sense of adventure and spend some time away. When summer fades into fall and the days begin to get shorter, there’s no better time to take a romantic weekend getaway and explore some of Canada’s magnificent natural surroundings – from the stunning waterfalls of Niagara to the cobblestone streets of Quebec, this article lists five romantic getaways for you and your partner this fall.

Romantic Holidays in Canada


Go chasing waterfalls

One of the best-known waterfalls in the world, Niagara attracts tourists year round thanks to its breathtaking six million cubic feet of continuously flowing water. You and your partner will be mesmerized by the cascading falls, which are lit up at night to create a spectacular glow. Known widely as a honeymoon destination, Niagara’s magnificence is enhanced by the terrific restaurants, great hotels and fun casino resort.

To the mountaintop 

Canada is home to soaring mountains that seem to stretch on for eternity. The legendary Canadian Rockies, in Alberta, feature resorts for those couples looking for a cosy log-cabin kind of weekend.  Alternatively, adventurous couples can take a camping trip or go hiking, sailing, and fishing in the alpine rivers and lakes. Best of all, you’ll often have complete privacy, with only the native wildlife around you for company.


Let it snow

If simply walking around the mountains isn’t enough for you, you could spend a weekend away hitting the slopes. Whether it’s skiing, snowboarding or simply drinking hot chocolate by the fire in the nearby lodge, you cannot beat a snowy weekend away at a ski resort in a town like Whistler, which is two hours away from Vancouver by car. (The drive itself is worth the journey – it’s one of Canada’s most scenic routes.)

If you’re not much of a skier, you can spend time in one of Whistler’s magnificent day spas or enjoy the taste of local cuisine at one of the nearby restaurants.

Romance like you’re in France

Romantic, quaint Quebec City is the heart of Canadian’s thriving French culture. Close your eyes and you’re in Paris – what with the cobblestone streets, the adorable pastry shops and the romantic candlelit restaurants complete with white tablecloths.

Take a stroll through the streets and duck into the beautiful French cafes for a croissant or cup of coffee to keep you warm as the weather begins to turn. Whether you’ve just met your partner on eHarmony Canada, an online dating website, or you’ve been together for years, it’s the perfect place for a quick romantic getaway.

Holiday in Halifax

Nova Scotia’s capital is a charming little city that has everything you’ll find in a bigger city like Toronto or Vancouver, but in a smaller package. Enjoy the last taste of summer by checking out its beautiful local beaches, fishing villages and coastal shorelines. Make sure you take time to indulge in a beautiful seafood dinner overlooking the ocean.

Sponsored post: Thank you to eHarmony Canada for this sponsored post and photos.  

Author Bio:  Anna Leslie – a writer and world traveler currently based in Toronto, but has previously lived in New York, Chicago and Melbourne, Australia.  Her passion for travel has taken her to five continents.  When not on a plane or exploring a new city, Anna can be found at the local flea market buying vintage handbags and cooking for friends.

About Anita Mac

The bucket list just keeps growing! The more I cross off - the more exciting new destinations and activities I find! I have been fortunate enough to travel a considerable distance over the years. My love of many things, including travel, cycling, kayaking and photography fit together like hand and glove. I have to keep asking myself....where to next? I am happy to share my travels and photography through my blogs: http://traveldestinationbucketlist.com and http://anitamacphotos.wordpress.com Hope you enjoy them as much as I do! On to the next adventure!


7 thoughts on “5 Romantic Fall Getaways in Canada: Guest Post

  1. If I only could go and have such a romantic gettaway in Canada…sigh… 😀

    Posted by dutchgoesitalian | October 17, 2012, 9:40 am
    • Italy is a pretty romantic place too! Although I have to agree with the author – there are some pretty spectacular romantic getaways in Canada – my favourite being Quebec City! It feels so European and has so many cozy cafes and romantic corners!

      Posted by Anita Mac | October 17, 2012, 10:16 am
  2. Loving your post and someday I will make it to Canada:) Have a Great One!

    Posted by cravesadventure | October 17, 2012, 7:29 pm
  3. I’ve been trying for years to get to Quebec City with my honey but it never seems to work out. Maybe this is the year! It’s always more romantic in the winter 😉

    Posted by jennyj | October 19, 2012, 10:49 pm
    • Quebec in winter is so much fun! There is Le Carnival, hot chocolate cuddling up with your honey and for the splurge – a night at the ice hotel (still on my bucket list!) Hope you guys can make the trip.

      Posted by Anita Mac | October 20, 2012, 4:33 am

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