Best places to smooch on Valentine’s Day in Canada
1. MONTREAL, Quebec
There’s nothing like snuggling under a fur blanket together during a romantic calèche ride (horse-drawn carriage). The wooded trails that tour the natural beauty of Parc Mont Royal are located right in the heart of the city.
2. VANCOUVER, British Columbia
How about a kiss under the romantic sculpture of two 30-foot tall diamond engagements rings created by artist Dennis Oppenheim installed at Sunset Beach, Vancouver. With views of sparkling English Bay and lush Vanier Park, the best time for an embrace at this idyllic spot is at sunset.
3. OTTAWA, Ontario
Stop for a smooch under the century-old Bank Street Bridge while skating down the Rideau Canal. It’s the largest naturally frozen ice rink in the world and is now a UNESCO World Heritage site. Winding it’s way through the heart of Ottawa, it’s one of the most romantic places in town and free to use.
4. QUEBEC CITY, Quebec
A hot embrace will keep you warm during the Carnaval de Québec which runs this year from January 30-February 15, 2015. The city that oozes European charm stays up all night with parades, dance troops and music. Walk the cobbled stone streets and stop for a kiss in front of the impressive Ice Palace.
5. PEGGY’S COVE, NOVA SCOTIA
Without the hoards of tourists that normally head here in the summer, Peggy's cove is magical in the winter months. You and your sweetheart can pucker up facing one of the most picturesque views of stunning natural beauty in the Maritimes, just 30 minutes from downtown Halifax. Its famous lighthouse is the picture-perfect backdrop for a romantic kiss.
6. TORONTO ISLANDS, Ontario
Cottage-lined Ward’s Island Village is a fairytale winter’s landscape with views of the icy harbour and its stunning backdrop of the city’s sparkling skyline. The best place to embrace is while cuddling on the 10-minute romantic ferry ride over to the island.
7. BANFF NATIONAL PARK, Alberta.
Take in the spectacular scenery in a glass-enclosed gondola ride to the top of Sulphur Mountain and experience breathtaking views everywhere you look. What better place to kiss than in the heart of the Canadian Rockies?
8. WINNIPEG, Manitoba
Steal a kiss as you cross the wooden bridge in The Palm House of the luscious Assiniboine Park Conservatory. Filling your senses with the fragrance of more than 400 rose bushes in the English Garden is sure to inspire romance and take the chill out of winter.