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10 Romantic Getaways for Valentine’s Day

It’s that time of year again... Time to start thinking about where to take that special someone for Valentine’s Day. Canada’s national parks and national historic sites offer some of the most romantic scenery, getaways and special activities; the perfect place to make lasting memories with your sweetheart.

Couple walking out of an oTENTik in winter Ready for adventure after a good night's sleep.
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La Mauricie

Curl up in an oTENTik with your love at La Mauricie National Park. Whisk them away on a romantic getaway combining the comfort of home and the taste of an outdoor adventure that won’t soon be forgotten.

Man and woman smiling, ready to go cross-country skiing The fun of playing outdoors!
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Waterton Lakes

Try a cross-country ski trail in Waterton Lakes National Park and escape the fast-paced city life to enjoy some quiet time together.

Couple skating on the Rideau Canal Skateway How sweet it is to skate on the Rideau Canal Skateway!
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Rideau Canal

What’s more romantic than holding hands while skating the length of the Rideau Canal National Historic Site? Don’t forget to stop for some hot chocolate and beavertails along the way.

Couple jumping for joy with sunset in the background Wow! What a sunset!
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Elk Island

Create memories by taking a scenic tour through Elk Island National Park. Stay on the lookout for bison, moose, elk and deer. Make a pit-stop and cosy up by the fire in the shelter facing the peaceful Tawayik Lake.

A young couple in period costumes Love story from a different era.
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Fort Langley

Come to Fort Langley National Historic Site for a very special Valentine evening. Couples will be treated to a delicious meal and live music. After the meal, a costumed interpreter will lead a walking tour highlighting Fort Langley’s rich tales of love. Complete the evening around a cozy fire.

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Couple snowshoeing Snowshoeing at its best!
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Show off your outdoorsy side! Bring your loved one snowshoeing in a true winter wonderland at Kouchibouguac National Park. A perfect romantic afternoon!

Couple walking on the path along the Chambly Canal National Historic Site Skateway How about some skating?
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Chambly Canal

Revive the flame while skating at Chambly Canal National Historic Site, the perfect place to relax and have fun together.

Overview of the thermal pool The pleasure of staying warm.
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Take a ski tour in a spectacular alpine scenery in Banff National Park, and end your day in the warm comfort of the Upper Hot Springs.

Bird’s-eye view of the Cave and Basin skating rink Cave and Basin, the pleasure of skating in a delightful setting.
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Cave and Basin

Why not add a little cultural experience to your date? Take your special someone to The Wild Rockies Photo Exhibit at Cave and Basin National Historic Site, and enjoy the rest of the evening skating in the moonlight accompanied by music and old time movies.

Couple nature-watching with binoculars in a winter landscape Wildlife watching for two
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Prince Albert

Pack a cozy blanket and snuggle up for a picnic at Prince Albert National Park. Keep your camera handy! While you enjoy your lunch, gray jays, foxes and deer might wander by for a closer look.