Canada: Where to go for a romantic summer break
The romantic appeal of the Canadian wilderness has not been lost on the royal couple when deciding on their honeymoon destination. Tucked away in the heart of Canada’s lush summer forests, the two lovebirds enjoyed some soul-soothing downtime exploring. It is safe to say that a recovery from the stress a royal wedding inherently brings was much needed. As Canada is not only to the enjoyment of the royals, we have selected our favourite hidden gems for your perfect escape into the wilderness. These are our top 6 couple breaks taking you away from it all and a little further.
1) A love nest above the water-British Columbia
This charming wilderness lodge, situated at a coastal inlet at BC’s wild coast, comes with the added bonus of being built directly above the water. Wake up to the gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean tickling the bottom of your lodge. Ocean-lovers, who also fancy ventures around the surrounding woodlands, find a summer nest with first-class service. Great food and relaxing days spent outdoors, will have you wake up to only one big question: Should you start your day with a jump into the water or not? (Hint: the answer should always be YES!)
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2) Going further and beyond-Ontario
The longer the journey, the sweeter the escape probably best describes the Miminiska Lake Lodge experience. Find yourself in a genuine wilderness retreat only to be reached by private plane. Miles away from any roads you will spend your days kayaking, paddling, canoeing or fishing on the magnificent lake. First-Nation guides are happy to share their ancient knowledge of this impressive eco-system with you, allowing you to truly connect with the landscape surrounding you. Alternatively, reading a book at the scenic waterfront will be the definition of downtime in the outdoors. Maybe with a glass of regional Ontario wine if you’re feeling a little wild?
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3) A royal experience-Northwest Territories
If you’re keen on reliving the royal honeymoon experience, this wilderness lodge in the Northern Territory should be your first port of call. The luxurious fly-in lake lodge sits on the shore of a 17 miles long lake offering a perfect balance between relaxation and soft adventures. In practice this means that a long day spent kayaking, hiking or flightseeing should always come to a close in one of the outdoor hot tubs at the lodge.
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4) A luxurious escape into the woods-British Columbia
The effortlessly luxurious eco-lodge is a hidden gem in the heart of BC wilderness. Enjoy regional high-quality food prepared as you get a taste of the nature surrounding you. Endless days and boundless forest are a perfect setting for quality time spent together. Now is the time to for ‘firsts’, maybe you’d like to go white water rafting, horseback riding or simply watch local wildlife such as moose, wolves or otters roaming through the forests.
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5) Luxury at the edge of the world- Newfoundland
Your arrival at this hidden Newfoundland gem instills the sensation early settlers had upon arrival-the feeling of being at the edge of the world. Unlike the first settlers, your nightly retreat will be a first-class luxury hotel offering 360-degree views over the rugged shorelines of the island. Depending on the season you choose to travel in, you can delight in watching whales bask in the water or pack ice floating by or venture out with your berry picking baskets. Regardless, of the season you wish to experience, couple time spent in a truly unwinding environment is guaranteed.
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6) Lighthouse escape
The unique charm of this lighthouse break lies in its rugged remoteness. Experience island life first-hand as you settle in this still-functioning lighthouse. The lighthouse built in 1922, is a fantastic base for further explorations of the island (read quality time pure). Watch whales bask close to the shore you could almost touch them! or navigate through the as you retrace the routes of early Vikings. With its many hidden gems, this eco-escape is sure going to become a fond memory of many shared discoveries.
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