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Feb 2, 2022

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Whether you’re embarking on a winter adventure or need some rest and relaxation, here are four Ontario getaways for couples to celebrate Valentine’s Day.

Wine and dine in Prince Edward County

Vines covered in snow in a vineyard.

While Prince Edward County is a popular summer destination for its beaches and vineyards, the region is just as beautiful and romantic in the wintertime.

Nearly 40 wineries in the region are open for you to pick up bottles of wine for a romantic evening. And since it’s off-season, you’re likely to meet the winemakers themselves on your visit to discuss what makes their vintages so unique. Pair your wine with a selection of local cheeses for a tasty touch.

Explore frozen waterfalls in Hamilton

A frozen waterfall in the middle of a wooded area.

Hamilton’s 100-plus waterfalls freeze over in dramatic fashion when the temperatures drop, which makes for an impressive backdrop for a selfie with your partner.

Many of the waterfalls are easily accessible even in the wintertime. The Devil’s PunchbowlTew Falls and Tiffany Falls are located just a short walk from their respective parking lots. Don’t forget to grab your boots, mitts and a warm coat before heading out.

Spa retreat in Niagara

A man and woman relaxing in a hot tub in a garden.

If you and your partner are in need of rest and relaxation, indulge yourselves with a luxurious spa getaway in Niagara-on-the-Lake.

The region is home to several great spas, including the vintage Pillar & Post resort. The 100 Fountain Spa is a tranquil escape with an indoor saltwater pool, hot tub and hot spring pool, as well as extensive spa treatments and massage packages. Be sure to book your treatments in advance as the spa has limited capacity.

Winter fun in Muskoka

Two people on snowshoes in the snow.

Cottage country is more than a snow-covered forest in the winter. Book a stay at Deerhurst Resort, where snowshoes, cross-country skis and skate rentals are included in your room rate, so you can explore backcountry trails and enjoy deep snow adventures.

Try the Eclipse Walk With Light along the Starlight Snowshoe Trail and History Trail. These well-lit trails create the perfect atmosphere for a romantic evening stroll. Or bring your gear and visit Arrowhead Provincial Park to access nearby ski, snowshoe and skating trails.

Plan ahead

Speak with a CAA Travel Consultant to help plan your romantic escape. They can also help ensure your trip is protected by advising you on travel insurance in case you need to cancel unexpectedly.

Image credit: Destiantion Ontario, J.-F. Bergeron/Enviro Foto, charrongolf/iStock, GLYPHstock/iStock

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