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Romantic Valentine’s Day Getaways in Ontario

February is the month of love! Looking for a special place for you and your partner to book for a romantic getaway? Ontario has tons of great places across the province with romance-filled facilities and activities so you can plan the perfect getaway without having to travel too far. Whether you’re looking for a week away, a weekend getaway or just a day trip, there is a romantic destination that will fit your schedule. We’ve put together some of the most romantic spots in Ontario to help you choose the best destination.

Fire & Ice Getaway (Niagara Region)

article1feb82022.jpgThis romantic getaway location will appeal to your cool and warm senses.  The Fire and Ice Experience takes place at the Pilar and Post in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Bring your bathing suit to enjoy the outdoor heated pool and hot spring pool or book a signature spa treatment to add an extra layer of relaxation. Get outside and enjoy ice skating on the skating rink in the Gardens then grab a Hot Toddy and warm up by the firepits. Your getaway includes overnight accommodations and a 3-course dinner for two from the Fire & Ice Feature menu while you’ll be in your heated outdoor tent or in your guestroom. You’ll also enjoy a Signature Icewine cocktail at the OutPost in The Gardens at Pillar and Post. Available until March 31st, this getaway will be one to remember.

The Briars Resort & Spa (GTA)

article2feb82022.jpgHead to The Briars Resort & Spa in Jackson’s Point to enjoy a romantic getaway. Each night you’ll enjoy a gourmet á la carte dinner, bountiful breakfast, and a leisurely lunch.  Choose from tons of seasonal activities to keep you active during your stay such as, cross country skiing, hiking, and snowshoe trails, cozy fireplaces and a number of indoor recreational activities. Or, book a relaxing treatment in the spa for you and your partner. The Love Is In The Air Package is the Resorts’ romantic package this year available to book until March 30th. You will be welcomed with sparkling wine & chocolate covered strawberries in your room in addition to everything else to make your stay even more romantic.

Cobble Beach Golf Resort (Southwestern Ontario)

article3feb82022.jpgCobble Beach Golf Resort Offers their Romantic Escape this winter until April 30th. Settle in and relax with your loved one while you enjoy an intimate evening with Prosecco and an assortment of artisan cheese in your suite upon arrival. Relax together with a couple’s massage in the on-site Spa and receive custom bath kits from NakdBasics of Owen Sound. With an extended check out time, relax and eat a late complimentary breakfast. You’ll have full access to the resorts’ amenities to keep you busy during your stay; hiking trails, indoor golf simulator, hot tub, outdoor skating rink and the fitness centre. This stunning location also offers more to explore if you want to get adventurous and explore the area.

Sir Sam’s Inn & Spa (Central Ontario)

article4feb82022.jpgSir Sam’s Inn & Spa is located on the shores of Eagle Lake in the Highlands of Haliburton, just a couple hours north of Toronto. Book their winter package to enjoy a 3- night romantic getaway in a lakeside room with a whirlpool bath or spacious relaxing tub and wood-burning fireplace, 3-course gourmet dinners and made-to-order Country Breakfast each day. Looking for adventure? You’ve come to the right place. Experience a 2-hour exhilarating dogsled tour, and 2 one-day downhill passes at Sir Sam’s Ski Hill.  Relax in the WaterSpa while you enjoy two relaxation massage treatments. This stunning location is the perfect escape this winter.


Featured Events

Winter glow

February 4 - February 27, 2022
Black Creek Pioneer Village, Toronto

featuredevent1feb82022.jpgGrab the whole family and head to Toronto to experience Winter Glow either on foot or by car!  This winter festival is a family-friendly event to enjoy whichever way works for you. Walk the 1.8 km forested trail through Black Creek Pioneer Village to experience a magical winter wonderland.  Don’t feel like walking? No problem!  Take in the experience right from your car! Winter Glow this year has ice sculptures, snow carvings, illuminated structures, life-size snow globes, performers and a Light Show synchronized to music. Don’t miss out, visit their website directly to book your spot!


February 19 - February 20, 2022
Town of Perth

featuredevent2feb82022.jpgThis Family Day Weekend, pack the car and head to Perth for the Frost & Fire Winter Festival. Jam packed with indoor and outdoor activities for everyone to enjoy, this winter festival is one you don’t want to miss! Hosted by Perth Tourism, join in on the fun and choose from tons of exciting activities for all ages; axe throwing, fireworks, vendor marketplace, skating, fire shows, games & activities, luminary walk, sledding, horse & wagon rides, entertainment and more! For more information, visit the events website and Facebook page.


February 4 - April 30, 2022
100 Forbes Hill Drive, Huntsville

featuredevent3feb82022.jpgMake your next forest walk a special one with Eclipse Walk With Light. This interactive, night forest experience is taking place in Huntsville, in the Muskoka area. Bundle up and head outside for a unique forest night walk at the Rotary Village Station inside Muskoka Heritage Place. While you stroll through the forest, the path will be lit with interactive lights, heritage buildings surrounding, illuminated soundscapes matching the time of year and cycles of the day and moon. Take in Eclipse Walk With Light on the weekends where there will also be live entertainment, poutine, Beavertails and hot & cold beverages (alcoholic and not). For full information and to get tickets, visit the events website.

Featured event:  Taste of Oakville

featuredfeb82022.jpgA Taste of Oakville is back! From February 15 - March 10, order food from several different restaurants in the Oakville area as part of the Taste of Oakville culinary event. Participating restaurants this year are from all around and downtown Oakville, Bronte and Kerr. There will be pre-set menus, called prix fixe, so you can see in advance what each restaurant participating in this culinary event is offering for you to order. The prix fixe menus will be multi-course meals at a set price that will feature options that are different from each restaurant's traditional menu. There will be lunch and dinner menus, perfect for ordering for your office or for you and your family for dinner. This year Taste of Oakville will be offering takeout and delivery only so you can enjoy right from home! You can order directly from each restaurant's website where you’ll also find their menus and takeout or delivery options. Visit the Taste of Oakville website to learn more about the event and the concert giveaway:


only in ontario - Wiarton Willie Statue

onlyinontfeb82022.jpgThis statue is in Wiarton, ON of the famous Wiarton Willie.  Wiarton Willie is a groundhog who lives at Bluewater Park that is known to predict whether it will be an early or late spring. In February of each year, a festival is held to see if Willie sees his shadow or not – if he does, it indicates an early spring. This tradition has been around for 66 years and is well known by all Canadians. This statue was created to commemorate Willie’s prognostications by a Toronto artist in 1995, named Dave Robinson.  Robinson created the statue out of dolomite limestone and roughly carved the crystals in the stone to maintain the albino likeness of Willie. The statue weighs a whopping 4.5 tonnes!

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