Valentine’s Day may fall on a Monday this year, but that’s no reason to blow off the weekend. In fact it’s the perfect time to pack your bags, shake off the winter blahs and squeeze in some quality time pour deux.
Arts & Leisure in Ottawa
The outdoor Winterlude festival will also be on, so after a skate down the world’s largest rink, you can watch as world-class sculptures bring ice to life. Only an hour-and-a-half drive from the city, a weekend of pampering at St. Anne’s Country Inn and Spa is a great way to reconnect as a couple. Spread out over 500 acres of countryside, the accommodations are just as luxurious as they are cosy. From wraps to massages, there’s a perfect treatment to melt your stresses away.
Ice Dreams in Quebec City
Experience the largest winter Carnival in the world, which runs until February 13. You’ll find fun outdoor activities like ice skating, sleigh rides, and even a Ferris wheel. When it comes to turning in for the night there’s nothing quite as unique and romantic as staying at the award-winning Ice Hotel where you literally sleep on a bed of ice. Stay extra-toasty by opting for a room with a fireplace.
Urban Adventure in New York City
Broadway, shopping, great food and world-class hotels and galleries, there’s nothing like a whirlwind trip to the Big Apple. Consider a performance you’ll both enjoy such as current Broadway favourites The Adams Family and American Idiot. Keep your budget in check by opting for a pre fixed menu, as many restaurants in the city are offering specials throughout the weekend.
Ski & Play at Blue Mountain
A charming village, a grand mountain, plus cosy accommodations, a ski weekend is a great way to embrace the season. Don’t want to hit the slopes? There’s also great trails for cross-country skiing, snowshoeing and moon lit snow treks. And when you’re ready to call it a day, stop in the village for a drink and at bite at the Twist Martini & Wine Lounge.