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Bringing back the romance – 5 perfect places for couples in Canada

Posted by Carl in November 19, 2012

With the right mix of epic natural landscapes and vibrant urban wonderlands, Canada is an exciting place to explore as a couple. Romantic experiences are everywhere; stroll hand in hand around the world’s third largest garden or soak up the sun on Jericho Beach. Don’t leave the romance till Valentine’s Day – whether with someone special you recently met on or with your long-term partner, check out these top love spots together.

1. Calgary Tower, Calgary

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Candlelit dinners are a typical romantic outing. In Calgary, try dining with a difference at the top of the Calgary Tower. The tower itself is an epic monument to Calgary’s transformation from rural town with roots in the Wild West to an important business center. The charm of tradition is still present in the city. However, the wealth that followed the oil giants has brought Calgary firmly into the new century.

Sat 155m above the city’s skyline, the Sky 360 restaurant offers dating couples panoramic views alongside delicious New Orleans style cuisine. Admire the scenery together while the restaurant slowly revolves – during dinner, a full revolution takes one barely-detectable hour.

2. Jardin Botanique, Montreal
If a more natural landscape is what you’re after in a romantic destination, swap metallic skyscrapers for ancient trees in Montreal’s Jardin Botanique. One of the largest gardens in the world after Kew in London and the Botanischer Garten in Berlin, this organic utopia is a blissful experience. Share a moment amongst 700 species of orchids and traditional pavilions in the Japanese garden.

3. Jericho Beach, Vancouver

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The snow-tipped peaks and thick forests that surround Vancouver make it a popular destination for visitors. Jericho beach is a secluded gem set away from the hustle and bustle of the main metropolis. Locals favor this beach over the more crowded shorelines; there’s plenty of space to admire the mountainous landscape across the water. For the perfect romantic evening, nestle amongst the old waterlogged trees and watch the sun sink below the horizon.

4. Scandinave Spa, Montreal

An option that never fails to impress is an indulgent day at the spa. Conveniently located in the heart of Old Montreal, the Scandinave Spa offers European-inspired pleasures for couples. After a massage, step into the traditional Scandinavian bath for a totally sublime sensation.

5. Orleans Island
Formally known as Bacchus Island, Orleans Island is a pleasant retreat from the traffic jams of Quebec. Discover the romance of rural Canada while still within 20 minutes of the city. Although agricultural tourism is the island’s main attraction, it has plenty to offer more adventurous couples. Take in scenic views while cycling along the main circular highway around the island.

At least one of these top love spots in Canada should appeal to most couples, but if do you want more romantic ideas for your day trips, it’s easy to find inspiration online. Visit the eHarmony CA Googleplus page, for example, and see what others are up to on their dates.

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