Every newlywed couple deserves a dream honeymoon. This winter might not be the right time to fly to Bali, Greece, or Singapore, but you that doesn’t mean you can’t explore your own backyard. Canada is the ultimate winter honeymoon destination, especially if you already happen to live here.
With all the added stress of planning a wedding during COVID-19, now is the perfect time for a relaxing getaway in the mountains. Here are three of the best romantic resorts in British Columbia, Canada for a romantic winter honeymoon.
⚠️ Travel restrictions are in place due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Be sure to check BC travel guidelines before you plan your trip.
1. Enjoy a Charming Rustic Cabin Stay in Yoho National Park
You’ll feel like your love can move mountains at Emerald Lake Lodge in Field, B.C.! You’ll be enchanted the moment you arrive.
Picture an icy lake, towering pines, and crisp mountain air with rustic cabins and a grand central lodge. After staying here for a dreamy 2 nights, I can highly recommend it for a winter honeymoon escape. The cabins are more rustic than glam, with complimentary firewood stocked daily for your private fireplace and balconies to enjoy the lake views.
The rooms were spacious and the luxury toiletries (soaps, shampoos, etc.) are a nice touch. You’ll want to cuddle up with a book all day on the comfy leather couch beside the lodge’s massive two fireplaces.
Unplug from the World
It’s common these days to want to turn your phone off for some serious R&R, especially after the stress of a wedding. This resort helps you to unplug. WIFI is only available in the main reception area, not in the individual cabins or on the surrounding trails. But don’t let the lack of technology fool you; any desire to socially connect is quickly quelled by new opportunities.
You and your partner can instead take a hike around the lake, play each other in a game of pool, or cuddle up with hot coffees in the generous lounge. For meals, you can dine on authentic “Rocky Mountain Cuisine” and B.C. wine. The Mount Burgess Dining Room offers mountain delicacies like free-range elk, caribou, or bison.
Embrace the Great Outdoors
At Emerald Lake Lodge, your biggest challenge will be to decide which delicious snacks to order while you soak in their stainless steel outdoor hot tub. Outdoor activities are plentiful. Snowshoe rental is available at the lodge. If you have your heart set on skating on Emerald Lake, make sure to bring your own skates or rent them in either Lake Louise or Banff.
There’s something about the crisp mountain air and laidback vibe that captivates you for life. It’s not uncommon to run into people who moved from the east coast to the west coast after falling in love with its charms.
2. Sleep Under a Sky of Diamonds in the Okanagan Valley
Prepare to discover the perfect mix of wellness and romance in British Columbia. You and your sweetheart will love the luxurious lakeside oasis that awaits at Sparkling Hill Resort.
Swarovski’s Canadian flagship hotel is known for diamond class excellence. Three and a half million crystals were built into the architecture, so the place literally sparkles. And of course, it’s located on a hill overlooking gorgeous Lake Okanagan, which is absolutely stunning. Celebrate your love here with the ultimate romance package! This includes a multi-night couples wellness retreat.
You’ll spend your days walking in a winter wonderland and taking trips to the onsite wellness facility, KurSpa. During your stay here, you’ll have access to the spa’s full-service holistic health team.
Soak Your Worries Away
Don’t forget to swim in the serenity pool while listening to invigorating underwater music. Or retreat to your room for a dreamy dip in the crystal-shaped soaker tub under the light of the stars.
Enjoy the Local Wine
The region isn’t called the Napa of the North for nothing; you will enjoy sips of award-winning local wines while dining in the resort’s restaurants. Peak Fine is known for farm-to-table fine dining cuisine and Barrique & Java is the go-to spot for coffees by day and cocktails by night.
Chances are you won’t want to change out of your bathrobes; however, you simply must go birdwatching in the 25 acres of trails—home to over 320 species of birds. Choose your own honeymoon adventure here. Whether you stay in or go out, the future sparkles with possibilities.
3. Plan a Secluded Romantic Getaway on Vancouver Island
The Wickaninnish Inn is located on the west coast of Vancouver Island, near Tofino and Pacific Rim National Park. Here you’ll experience the beauty of the natural landscape while gazing out at the vast sea.
You might never want to leave, especially once you try the food at their signature restaurants like The Point Restaurant and On The Rocks Bar.
Take Advantage of a Romance Package
This family-owned hotel is the type of establishment that will go all out when you tell them it’s your honeymoon. They specialize in bring people together. They offer romance packages like their 2-Night All You Need is Love special, which is designed to enhance quality time with your spouse. This includes a five-course tasting menu, romantic turndown service with white orchids, house-made truffles, a bottle of BC signature wine, and keepsake champagne flutes.
Enjoy All the Little Details
Staff members go above and beyond to make your stay special. According to reviews, one customer was overjoyed to discover a tree and ornaments in their suite at Christmastime. It’s obvious that no detail is spared. You can find complimentary bath salts and candles in the bathroom. All the rooms come with hurricane-grade raincoats, rain pants, rain boots, backpacks, and binoculars, so you can venture out into the elements in comfort and west coast style.
During storm season (November to February), you can watch the fury unfold over the ocean. The sound of untamed waves crashing upon the shore will keep you entertained while you sip local wine in oversized chairs. No need for a white noise machine to lull you to sleep.
Book a Spa Treatment
If you fancy a break from trekking through the wilderness, you can indulge in a body treatment at the on-site Ancient Cedars Spa. You’ll be in heaven with a Hot Stone or Reflexology massage.