Quebec City, Quebec
With its old world charm, breathtaking architecture, and French-Canadian je ne sais quoi, Québec City is the ideal setting for a storybook romance. Stroll arm in arm along the city’s 18th century walls, browse in its stylish shops, and indulge in a candle-lit dinner in one of its many exquisite restaurants. Cobblestone streets, hidden passageways and the imposing Chateau Frontenac hotel all add to Québec City’s European allure.
Less than 100 people live in the tiny prairie village of Love, Saskatchewan, but come Valentine’s Day, the community is one of the most popular places on the planet. Every February, letters from around the world arrive at Love’s post office in the hopes of receiving the village’s famous stamp cancellation – a teddy bear holding a heart. With the postmark in place, the Valentine’s cards and letters continue on their journey to their intended recipients around the globe. Requests have flown in from China, France, Germany, Hungary, Turkey, Australia, Russia and many other countries.
Photo: Fort Garry Hotel
Fort Garry Hotel, Winnipeg
Elegance and romance go hand-in-hand at Winnipeg’s historic Fort Garry Hotel. Opulent yet welcoming, the Fort Garry – celebrating its centennial this year – continues to provide the best in hospitality, comfort and cuisine. Enjoy cocktails and live jazz in the Palm Lounge, tuck into the famous brunch buffet, and don’t forget to explore one of Canada’s most lavish spas on the hotel’s top floor. The Ten Spa will leave you feeling pampered, relaxed and ready for an evening of romance with that special someone.