1. Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, B.C.
Remote on its own untamed inlet, the Wickaninnish Inn boasts 75 oceanview rooms, including the Canopy Suite, which boasts floor-to-ceiling windows, a heavenly four-post bed, a roaring fireplace, a wet bar and gourmet room service. Savour a hot stone massage for two at the Relais & Chateaux Ancient Cedars Spa, then cuddle with a glass of vino while watching the sun set on Shell Beach.
2. Shangri-La Hotel, Toronto
This five-star boutique hotel is high on the sexy factor, and you’ll never have to set foot outside. Start your romantic escape off right with a night at the Owner’s Suite, which features distinctive Asian furnishings, dramatic wood panelling and a soaker tub for two. Relax by day at the hotel’s onsite Miraj Hammam Spa with its stunning glass-roof pool, then head to the Lobby Lounge for handcrafted classic cocktails and a live jazz set.
3) Fogo Island Inn, Joe Batt’s Arm, Newfoundland & Labrador
Only a few years old, the Fogo Island Inn encourages guests to slow down and get creative in the natural world. Try an art workshop, hike the rugged coast or set out in a traditional punt (a small, flat-bottomed boat). All 29 contemporary suites boast floor-to-ceiling views of the North Atlantic, where a many an iceberg has peacefully floated by. Rent the Flat Earth Corner Suite and get a cozy wooden stove. Islanders say the region has seven distinct seasons (fog, rain and ice get their own), making the inn a magical place to experience Mother Nature.
4) The Ritz-Carlton Montréal
With a history of amour than spans over 100 years, the Ritz-Carlton Montréal has hosted famous beloveds such as Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton, who were married onsite. Picnic at Parc Jean Drapeau, the city’s island getaway, stroll Canada’s most famous cobblestone streets, dine at famed French chef Daniel Boulud’s Maison Boulud and cozy up for a horse-drawn calèche ride through Old Montreal.
5) Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, Cambridge, Ont.
Do bygone days of afternoon tea, leisurely forest strolls and white-glove service strike your romantic fancy? Under an hour’s drive from Toronto, this elegant country estate is a dream come true. Indulge in decadent high tea in a solarium overlooking the historic gardens before an outing to the Stratford Festival. The honeymoon package features a picnic in the woods, country breakfast and a massage for two.
6) Auberge Saint-Antoine, Quebec City
This boutique hotel is located on a private cobblestoned street in the heart of Quebec City’s Old Port and a touch away from the Saint Lawrence River. Rooms are outfitted with deep tubs, fireplaces and private terraces. The well-preserved 17th-century architecture is on display in the hotel’s Four Diamond restaurant, Panache, which features heritage stone walls, wood beams and a fireplace. Go for a moonlight stroll along the river, then head back to your suite and take in the view.
7) Sooke Harbour House, Sooke, B.C.
This 28-room boutique hotel is perched high on a bluff on the southern tip of Vancouver Island, overlooking the ocean and Olympic Mountains. With every room featuring ocean views, a balcony or terrace and an oversized tub, the Sooke Harbour House was made for storybook romance. The Inn features cuisine inspired by the indigenous people of the region: feast on edible flowers, local seafood and a cheese course paired with a local wine.
8) Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alta.
If your perfect weekend calls for both thrill-seeking and quiet time, look no further than the “Castle in the Rockies.” Spend the day skiing, hiking, gallery hopping or relaxing in the mineral-rich Banff Upper Hot Springs, and the night soaking in the hotel’s year-round outdoor heated pool or your suite’s private hot tub.
9) Drake Devonshire Inn, Prince Edward County, Ont.
It’s no surprise that the latest outpost from Toronto’s popular Drake Hotel is a hit. Originally a 19th-century iron foundry, this cozy-cool Canadiana-designed country inn on the shores of Lake Ontario calls for all laid-back lovers (keep your eyes open for lines from Al Purdy poetry scrawled on the walls). Spice things up with a Drake Pleasure Menu that can be ordered up promptly—and discreetly (bondage tape, Astroglide and vibrators are available). Savour a meal in their farm- and lake-to-table dining room, then relax by the outdoor fire pit with a bottle from a local winery.
10) Prince of Wales Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ont.
This intimate hotel in the heart of Niagara-on-the-Lake is the perfect place for wine lovers to toast their union. With 110 individually decorated rooms, most including a gas fireplace, you’ll be hard-pressed to leave—but mere steps from your suite you’ll find artisan boutiques, the world-renowned Shaw Festival Theatre and dozens of award-winning wineries. Winery-hop by private driver and then have one of the hotel’s Les Clefs d’Or concierge members arrange for a cozy nightcap in front of your suite’s fireplace.