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Top 5 Romantic Dates to Have in Banff

Are you still exploring romantic getaways for Valentine’s Day weekend? A Valentine trip to Banff, Alberta — a destination for flirtation — is just a click away with FlightHub.

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Moraine Lake, Banff

Banff is a town steeped naturally in romance, with its picturesque amenities — your backdrop for a memorably amorous weekend away. Special venues tucked within the Canadian Rockies will add another page to your book of love, while you enjoy a time out with your sweetheart.  Steal away for one or all of these Top 5 dates in Banff:

  1. The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is one place that FlightHub can deliver you to for the date of your dreams! Marilyn Monroe and Joe DiMaggio made the ‘Castle in the Rockies’ their love nest while in Alberta, along with other famous guests. This luxurious national historic location has a legacy for treating visitors like gold and creating memorable stays. Settle in to one of the hotel’s plush rooms or suites, and then savour a prix fixe meal at one of fine dining options within the castle. Next, relax at the Willow Stream Spa, in the invigorating therapeutic indoor mineral pool and outdoor whirlpool. Stress will melt away as you pamper yourself in the location’s sauna and steam room. A menu of spa treatments will also beckon you, including spa experiences for two.

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    The Fairmont Banff Spring

  1. A Banff Gondola excursion from Lake Louise is another way to unwind with your main squeeze via one of our Valentine Destination Deals. Take in breathtaking views of the snowcapped Rockies, which will carry you to the peak of Sulphur Mountain. You will feel as if you can reach out and touch the six mountain ranges and sapphire sky around you, while 2,281 metres above sea level.
  1. Cuddle up close to your honey for a horse-drawn carriage or sleigh ride, or a dogsledding adventure while in Alberta! A ride through Banff’s downtown is another element for a great Valentine trip. There are also jaunts via these alternate ways to travel to enjoy the views from the trails of the Bow River, or trot through the snow adjacent to scenic Lake Louise, or Victoria Glacier.
  1. With one of FlightHub Valentine Destination Deals, you and your date can take in skiing and snowboarding in Banff’s ‘Big 3‘. The Lake Louise Ski Area -– one of the most massive in North America with over 4,200 acres to glide down –- has a range of trails for all levels, with a ski resort voted Canada’s best! Sunshine Village and Mt. Norquay are other options to take in outdoor activities, including tubing! Seeking a slower pace? A snowshoeing tour of Banff’s winter wonderland, and ice-skating are other tranquil elements for a memorable outdoor date.
  1. Another great date is simply time together spent in downtown Banff. Restaurants, galleries and shops on Banff Avenue are some of the stops a couple can enjoy together over a memorable weekend getaway in Banff.

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5 Ideas for a Romantic Weekend in Toronto

Valentine’s Day is nearly here! FlightHub offers Valentine Destination Deals for you and your love in Toronto. Savor chocolate, stroll through Little Italy, get a bird’s eye view from the CN Tower, dine in world-famous restaurants, and relax in a luxury hotel.

  1. Chocolate
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Everyone knows that chocolate is the way to a woman’s heart. Luckily, Toronto offers a vast variety of gourmet chocolates.

SOMA Chocolate, uses hand-sorted, fresh cacao beans to make desserts, including truffles, gelato, cookies, toffee, and chocolate drinks. MoRoCo Chocolat uses raw materials—the Valrhona Grand Chocolat –to craft sophisticated truffles and desserts.

  1. Ciao! Little Italy

Rome’s the city of love, so while you’re in Toronto, whisk your beloved away to Little Italy. It’s a district in Toronto where many Italians live and own restaurants and shops. Let FlightHub help you have a great Valentine trip and find the very best spots to explore here. Bella Vista Trattoria & Wine Bar and La Forchetta are just a few examples of the authentic Italian restaurants here.

  1. Wine and Dine

For a great Valentine’s trip, FlightHub can help you navigate restaurants in Toronto, where some of the best and unique restaurants in the world await.

George Restaurant specializes in small-plates and multi-course meals. Feast upon meats from free grazing animals and fish. Savour breads and pastries, knowing that everything is made from scratch.

A more budget-friendly, but equally charming option is WoodLot, where chefs cook with a hand-made wood oven. Starters, mains, and sides are offered in seasonal menus with local ingredients. You’ll feel welcomed and relaxed in a homey, comfortable atmosphere.

  1. CN Tower—More Dining and Wining!

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    CN Tower, Toronto

If you’re feeling adventurous, soar with your love in the skies at the CN Tower, which is 553.33 meters high. For dining as amazing as the view, explore the award-winning 360 Restaurant, which is 351 meters (that’s 1,151 feet!) above ground. The restaurant itself revolves, so you can enjoy a complete 360 degree view of Toronto from high above! Enjoy a seasonal menu of locally grown foods, and a world-famous wine selection of over 550 options. Seeing the LookOut and Glass Floor levels of the CN Tower is complimentary with your meal.

  1. Luxury Hotels—Even More Dining and Wining!

FlightHub would love to help you explore romantic getaways at luxury hotels.

The downtown Fairmont Royal York will pamper you and your love with a night fit for a king and queen. The Royal Romance Package offers a one night accommodation where you and your beloved can savor sparkling wine and chocolate covered strawberries. Then, wake up to a cozy breakfast-in-bed. No hurry to leave—you get a late check-out of 3PM.

At another downtown hotel, Le Germain Toronto, you can cherish your beloved in a serene, calming atmosphere. The hotel’s interior design was made to soothe and calm you. With their Romantic Getaway you will enjoy wine and chocolate-covered strawberries. In the morning, wake up to a deluxe continental breakfast in bed. With a late check-out by 2PM you’ll be in no hurry to leave.

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Romantic Outdoor Dating Spots: Vancouver

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Valentine’s Day is peeking around the corner and it’s time to show your sweetie how much you love them. Roses and chocolates are ho-hum, but a great Valentine trip from FlightHub is sure to set the mood for amore. With breathtaking views and heart-pumping activities, Vancouver is a hotspot for couples that love the outdoors as much as they love each other. Book one of FlightHub’s cheap flights, pack a suitcase for two and take your date to one of these romantic nature spots.

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park

Take a walk among the treetops at one of Vancouver’s most popular nature spots. The iconic 450-foot bridge soars over the Capilano River and is perfect for scrolling hand-in-hand with someone special. The park also offers a Treetops Adventure nestled among the area’s Douglas firs and the Cliffwalk which cradles the granite precipice.

Grouse Mountain

Immerse yourself in nature at Grouse Mountain, Vancouver’s one-stop spot for all the outdoor dating activities your heart desires. For chilly romantic getaways filled with classic romance, bundle up and take a sleigh ride or go ice-skating. If your idea of romance involves a bit more adrenaline, zoom high above the valley floor with a zip lining tour. Or, strap on your skies or snowboard and try the mountain’s 26 runs.

Stanley Park 

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Stanley Park Vancouver

Filled with overflowing gardens, abundant wildlife and famous landmarks, a stop at Stanley Park is a must-do for a great Valentine trip. Start with a morning walk around the seawall to take in the ocean view. Fill the day experiencing the park’s totem poles and First Nation’s outdoor art displays at Brockton Point and hike some of the park’s 27 kilometers of trails. At sunset, Brockton Point Lighthouse, with its magnificent views of Burrard Inlet and Lions Gate Bridge, is the place to be. Stick around for the daily firing of the 9 O’clock gun at 9:00PM.

Queen Elizabeth Park

Boasting the lushest gardens in Vancouver, quaint Queen Elizabeth Park is a prime spot for a picnic for two. Though a February visit will mean missing the annual riot of blooms from the park’s Japanese Cherry Trees, the dancing fountains, located in the plaza, offer a splendid dinner show. Lovebirds will enjoy the Bloedel Floral Conservatory with over 100 feathery friends. If the love of your life has four legs and fur, there is also an off-leash dog park.

Lighthouse Park

Just a 40-minute drive takes you to scenic Lighthouse Park. During the snow-blown winter months, cozy up with your lover on an easy hike through the rainforest to the Valley of the Giants where you will be amazing at the first-growth Douglas firs. Come back once the weather warms for some of the best rock climbing in the area with a dozen routes scaling solid granite.

Whether you are looking for laid-back love or heart-pounding excitement, Vancouver offers plenty of romance for every outdoorsy couple. This year, skip the cliché flowers and candy and create true romance with Valentine destination deals from FlightHub.

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