This Valentine’s Day show that special someone how much you care with a romantic getaway they’ll never forget.  From quaint rural communities to a sparking city sights, we have brought you six of the most romantic destinations in the province.
Find the right one for you and your true love!

Niagara-on-the-Lake

Home to world-class theatre, fine dining and award-winning vineyards, it’s no wonder Niagara-on-the-lake is one of the most popular destinations in the country for honeymooners. Here beautiful historic homes line tree-shaded streets and picturesque shops seduce visitors with their old-world charm. Cozy B&Bs, grand hotels and luxurious spas offer couples must needed respite from the brisk winter temperatures, and quaint restaurants set the stage for intimate candlelit dinners. Everywhere you look opportunities for romance abound. Take a carriage ride through the Old Town, sample ice wine at the local wineries, or savour a leisurely drive along the scenic Niagara Parkway to see the falls. In addition, on Valentine’s Day weekend lovebirds can enjoy great events like the Shaw Festival Film Series and the Annual Jazz & Oysters Series.

Learn more at:
www.niagaraonthelake.com
www.niagarafallstourism.com
www.shawfest.com

Muskoka

Pack your bags and venture to cottage country for a little R&R with your significant other. While traditionally considered a summer destination, Muskoka has a lot to offer during the winter months too. Picture-perfect landscapes and luxurious retreats like JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka and ensure that romance is never far away. Add to this delectable dining and endless outdoor activities and you have the perfect Valentines getaway. Imagine cozying up together around a roaring fire place, sampling the offering of the local breweries or strapping on some snowshoes and setting off along one of the many picturesque hiking trails. What’s more, countless hours can be spent discovering the pretty local communities weaved throughout the region.

For more information visit:
www.marriott.com

Ottawa

Situated on the south bank of the Ottawa River, Canada’s capital city is a romantic destination like no other. Bursting with hidden culinary gems, cultural treasures and outdoor allures, romance is in full bloom in Ottawa. Treat your loved one to the royal treatment at the Fairmont Château Laurier — an opulent castle fit for a king or queen. For the perfect Valentine’s Day feast, head to the historic ByWard Market.  Not only will you find over 100 restaurants here, but it’s a hotspot for shopping, art and entertainment. Top your trip off with a moonlit skate on the famous Rideau Canal Skateway — the world’s largest naturally frozen skating rink. During Valentine’s Day weekend the canal is buzzing with the Winterlude celebration and you can check out some pretty fantastic ice carvings. Also be sure to stop by the Corktown footbridge and add you “love lock” to the hundreds of others wrapped around the rails.

For more information visit:
www.fairmont.com
www.byward-market.com
www.winterlude.gc.ca
www.ncc-ccn.gc.ca/rideau-canal-skateway

The Town of Blue Mountains

What could be more romantic than a weekend away at a cozy chalet? For those looking to escape the hustle and bustle of Toronto this Valentine’s Day, Collingwood is the place to be. Nestled at the foot of one of Ontario’s finest four-season playgrounds, Collingwood offers the perfect balance of outdoor adventure and small town charm. Savour the sights of the Niagara escarpment while hitting the slopes of Blue Mountain with your love bunny, and enjoy the cozy restaurants, unique shops and fun attractions of Blue Mountain Village and Downtown Collingwood. Whether you spend your time skating hand in hand, indulging in a rejuvenating spa treatment, or simply reconnecting in a hot tub under the stars, Collingwood is a recipe for romantic success.

For more information visit:
www.bluemountainvillage.ca
www.collingwooddowntown.com

Stratford

Turn off your smart phone and steal away to Stratford. Recently named one of Canada’s top 5 romantic destinations, this quaint community is a perfect place to hide away from the world. Celebrated for its world-class performing arts and music scene, Stratford is a must for couples with a love of the arts. It was here, on the steps of the Avon Theatre, that young Justin Bieber stole his first few hearts. You too can make your sweetheart melt with a little pampering at one of the cozy heritage B&Bs or boutique inns. If your special someone has a weakness for all things sweet, a journey along Stratford’s chocolate trail is sure to impress. When you’re done sampling chocolate martinis, café mochas and hand-made truffles, more culinary fun can be had with a cooking class at Stratford Chefs School.

For more information visit:
www.visitstratford.ca

Kawartha Lakes

Nestled amongst scenic farmland and pristine wilderness, you’ll find the City of Kawartha Lakes just 90 minutes from Toronto. As one of the few remaining hidden gems of Ontario, Kawartha Lakes offers couples a slower pace of life without the high price tag and crowds of tourists. Connected by 250 lakes and rivers as well by a 800 km trail network, Kawartha Lakes truly is a winter wonderland of outdoor adventure. Snowmobiling, skating, skiing — Kawartha Lakes has it all. Beyond the wonders of the great outdoors, romance can be rekindled while unearthing the region’s unique artistic, cultural and heritage attractions. Antique lovers have their pick of shops and auction houses to explore, while foodies can tantalize their taste buds to their heart’s content in restaurants brimming with rural charm.

For more information visit:
www.explorekawarthalakes.com