Romantic places for a couples winter getaway in Ontario
Enjoy a romantic date with your sweetheart or whisk your partner out of town for a romantic weekend.
Here are four Ontario destinations to plan your next downtown or out-of-town couples’ getaway in Ontario.
Romance for couples in Toronto
Make memories with the one you love in Canada’s largest and most vibrant city.
Places to eat and drink in Toronto
Share a MICHELIN-starred meal at a Toronto MICHELIN restaurant. Toronto has the distinction as the first MICHELIN Guide destination in Canada.
If you are looking for great and affordable restaurants for date night, make a reservation at one of the city’s Bib Gourmand restaurants. These have the MICHELIN guide seal of approval for outstanding ambiance and cuisine at a great value.
Bond over your favourite craft beer at a local brewery or brewpub. Enjoy the brews and the views from the second floor at local hotspot, Bellwoods Brewery. Sign up for doubles euchre games and brainbuster trivia events at Left Field Brewery near the Danforth.
Things to do in Toronto
Enjoy a friendly game of bocce-golf at LOB Toronto’s nine-track course and indulge with craft food and drinks in the laid-back and relaxed atmosphere.
Learn how to make each other’s favourite cocktails. School of Hard Drinks offers fun and intimate mixology classes with a creative cocktail and spirits specialist. Check the events calendar at Reid’s Distillery in Toronto’s Leslieville neighbourhood for upcoming cocktail-making classes.
ROM After Dark (RAD) is a monthly themed event series that allows guests aged 19+ to explore the Royal Ontario Museum while enjoying live music, food and drink. The programming and theme change for every event, so check the schedule and see what’s up next.
Don’t miss Friday Night Jazz at Ripley’s Aquarium in downtown Toronto. It’s a unique opportunity to explore the aquarium at night and see animals like sharks and turtles while you sip cocktails and enjoy the music of a live jazz band.
Places to stay in Toronto
Kimpton Saint George is a sophisticated boutique hotel that is located steps away from restaurants, bars, museums and shopping in Toronto’s Yorkville neighbourhood.
The Broadview Hotel offers a pied-a-terre experience in one of Toronto’s east end neighbourhoods at Broadview and Queen Street. Originally built in 1891, the building has been restored as a stylish boutique hotel with a stunning rooftop bar overlooking the city skyline.
Live like royalty for the night at the Shangri-la Toronto. Located in the heart of Toronto’s vibrant downtown, this upscale hotel and spa is an oasis of luxury and calm.
Out-of-town getaway near Toronto
If you’re looking for a Valentine’s Day getaway outside Toronto, head to Hockley Valley Resort, just north of the city in the beautiful Caledon countryside.
With a skiing and snowboarding facility, on-site dining and spa and a boutique winery next door, it’s the perfect getaway spot. Treat your date to a magical five-course candlelit dinner in a snow globe, complete with twinkling lights and faux fur throws.
Mount Alverno Luxury Resort is another option in Caledon area. It defines rustic elegance with sweeping views of the tranquil surrounding countryside, spacious and luxurious suites and a fine dining restaurant.
Couple’s getaway in Ottawa
Treat your significant other to a capital getaway.
Where to eat and drink in Ottawa
Explore Ottawa’s innovative cuisine for adventurous foodies. Alice Restaurant serves an eight-course, blind tasting, vegetable and fermentation focused menu with wine and juice pairings.
Hailed as modernist Canadian cuisine, the stunning 44-course tasting menu at Atelier on Rochester Street is a four-hour dining experience like no other.
Nestled in the heart of historic ByWard Market, Social Restaurant + Lounge invites you to explore creative craft cocktails paired with a main, shared oysters or a cheese board “sociable.”
Things to do in Ottawa
Be inspired by art at the National Gallery of Canada. It is home to a permanent collection of more than 75,000 works of art, including world-class collections of Indigenous and Canadian works. The gallery is free for visitors every Thursday night.
Explore the Rideau Winter Trail, a series of groomed ski trails, with cross-country skis or by snowshoe or lace up for a day of ice skating along the Rideau Canal Skateway, the world’s longest skate trail.
Winterlude is one of Ottawa’s largest and most popular winter events, celebrating the city’s cultural, artistic and culinary diversity. A long-standing tradition during the festival is the carving of intricate ice sculptures.
Places to stay in Ottawa
Sophisticated design, spectacular views and a prime downtown location make Le Germain Hotel Ottawa the perfect choice for a couple’s getaway in the capital. It’s also just steps aways from the Ottawa Art Gallery.
Close to nightlife and shopping at the ByWard Market, Andaz Ottawa ByWard Market offers luxurious accommodation. Make your way to the rooftop bar, Copper Spirits & Sights, for great views of the city, cozy fireside conversations over cocktails and DJ weekends.
Out-of-town getaway near Ottawa
About a one-hour drive west of Ottawa, Calabogie is a winter playground.
After a day on the ski hills, snow trails or skating rinks, enjoy the room service, fireplace, soaker tub and tranquil forest views at Somewhere Inn Calabogie, a boutique motel surrounded by pristine nature.
Plan a romantic date in Kingston
Rich history and stately architecture combined with a contemporary foodie scene makes Kingston a great place for a romantic date.
Where to eat and drink in Kingston
Celebrate Kingston’s culinary community. Just in time for a Valentine’s Day date night, Kingstonlicious is an annual fixed-price event that features everything from three-course dinners to more casual meals from participating restaurants throughout the city.
Pair shareables, handhelds or even brunch with festive cocktails at Whiskey and Rosé on Brock Street.
Just down the street, Musiikki Café & Whiskey Bar hosts live music events and houses one of Kingston’s best collections of whiskies, craft beers and high-end cocktails. They also offer fair trade, locally roasted coffee and unique blends of espresso.
Things to do in Kingston
Enjoy a couple’s massage and get pampered with a spa couples’ package at Dolce Bella Spa. This includes an hour-long massage followed by a gourmet lunch in a historic setting.
Put your heads together to uncover clues and solve mysteries at Kingston Escape Rooms. Play as a duo or team up on a double date.
Go ice skating under the stars during DJ skate nights at Springer Market Square. Skating is free at this outdoor ice rink, which operates from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., weather permitting.
Places to stay in Kingston
Select the romance package at Frontenac Club and lounge in a luxe robe by the fireplace or venture to the rooftop for perfect views of the city. For the ultimate de-stress, book a session at Stoked Sauna Co, a guided, outdoor sauna experience.
Established in 1850 and billing itself as a “youthful boutique hotel for the discerning traveller,” the Rosemount Inn is an eleven-room Victorian hotel with a modern interior and contemporary amenities and services, including a complimentary American-style breakfast.
Out-of-town getaway near Kingston
Scenic, rural and dotted with world-class wineries, Prince Edward County is about a one-hour drive west of Kingston.
An adults-only retreat in Milford, The Wilfrid features a wine cellar with local and rare finds, a Scandinavian-style sauna and the option to add caviar and champagne to your booking.
Wander The Resort blends Scandinavian design with the comfort of the country.
The Drake Devonshire is another great option for an unforgettable County getaway.
Niagara Falls is made for love
There are so many romantic reasons why couples have been honeymooning in Niagara Falls for centuries.
Where to eat and drink in Niagara Falls
Experience wine inspired cuisine in Canada’s most celebrated wine region. Choose from the three-course or bistro farm-to-table menu at AG Inspired Cuisine located inside the Sterling Inn & Spa.
The Restaurant at Ravine Vineyard Estate Winery in St. David’s uses seasonal ingredients from its own on-site garden.
Book a private, guided wine tour and tasting just for the two of you with Niagara Vintage Wine Tours.
Things to do in Niagara Falls
Explore the wonder of Niagara Falls from different vantage points.
Take a romantic winter stroll along the Fallsview Trail. The partially frozen falls is a sight to see when the temperatures dip. Journey Behind the Falls takes you deep behind the thundering cascade.
The Niagara Parks Power Station is a decommissioned power plant in a historic building on the Niagara Parkway that has undergone an extraordinary transformation into an immersive and interactive landmark attraction. One of the highlights is a tunnel that leads to an incredible outdoor viewing platform of the Niagara River and the falls.
Take in the full, awesome sight from above with Niagara Helicopters. You’ll get a bird’s-eye view of the falls, the Niagara River, whirlpool rapids and the Rainbow Bridge. Add romance to your adventure on a sunset flight.
Places to stay in Niagara Falls
Enjoy a room with a view at one of several upscale hotel properties in downtown Niagara Falls. Some are so close you can almost feel the mist. These include:
Romantic rendezvous in Niagara-on-the-Lake
Under a 30-minute drive from Niagara Falls, Niagara-on-the-Lake beckons with even more wineries, heritage architecture, small-town charm and inviting accommodations.
An intimate boutique hotel, the Oban Inn offers peaceful views of Lake Ontario and special packages with accommodations, meals and spa treatments.
124 on Queen Hotel & Spa is another elegant Niagara-on-the-Lake property, perfect for squirrelling away for a cozy, romantic night.
Last updated: January 5, 2024