Plan a Romantic Weekend Escape to these Beautiful BC Destinations
Pack your bag, pick up your sweetheart, and go! This next exploration in our travel series brings you the best of romantic BC getaways. Escape from the world and immerse yourself in glorious nature without sacrificing luxury. These getaways are as indulgent as they are serene. From the Kootenays to the Sunshine Coast, you will find adventure, diverse natural beauty and, of course, a little romance.
BC is home to some of the most gorgeous scenic destinations on the planet, and each of these retreats offers something special. Camp under the stars in your own private treehouse, or ski together down virgin slopes. Book dinner for two in exclusive resort dining rooms, and cap off your perfect day with a bottle of local bubbly. With all that our beautiful province has to offer, you can celebrate your love any time of the year.
The Sunshine Coast
Though the 180-km stretch of the Sunshine Coast is part of the mainland, it has the remote charm of island life. From lush rainforests to dramatic shorelines, the Sunshine Coast sets your vacation against an unforgettable backdrop.
Hide yourselves away at the intimate Rockwater Resort on Halfmoon Bay. The beachfront resort is the perfect place to enjoy hiking, biking, or kayaking. Wander the beach and explore tidal pools, or relax indoors with a restorative spa treatment. In the summer, you can also have your massage outdoors in the “Spa Without Walls.”
For an extra special adventure, reserve one of Rockwater’s exclusive “Tenthouse Suites.” Each tent-cabin is nestled in the branches of the arbutus trees, with views over the ocean. The upscale amenities (including king bed and hydrotherapy tub) remind you you’re in a world-class resort, even when you’re sleeping under the stars.
Desolation Sound is a lonely name for an exquisitely beautiful place. This largest marine park in BC is often termed a “boater’s paradise.” At the Lund Resort at Klah Ah Men, you can find moorage and slips for your personal craft, or enjoy kayaking, canoeing, or boat cruises.
Steep yourself in Salish culture at the Lund Resort, where the Tla’amin people lived in the village of Klah ah men. Learn about the community and traditions of the Coast Salish people while relaxing in the beautifully designed resort. Each suite features Tla’amin art and modern amenities, or get closer to nature in the Nature Village. Here, luxury tents perch on the ocean’s edge for an experience you’ll never forget.
The Kootenays are a breathtaking marriage of mountains and water. Find unparalleled mountain views among the Monashees, the Selkirks, the Purcells, and the Rockies. The Kootenay Lake and Kootenay River lend both drama and tranquility to the region.
Enjoy the restorative and relaxing waters of the hot springs at this historic resort. You’ll find romance easy to kindle in your private chalet or cottage. Spend the night sharing a bottle of wine in front of the fireplace or stargazing on your private deck.
Halcyon Hot Springs Resort also offers the Spa at Halcyon and the Kingfisher Restaurant with weekend packages available to customize your trip. Plenty of activities await you beyond the hot springs, including biking and kayaking, golf, even helicopter tours!
This luxury resort near Invermere is a remote, romantic getaway in the Rocky Mountains. Stay in a room with a view of the pool and golf course, or splurge on a loft suite with a sitting area and fireplace. The resort has not one, not two, but three hot tubs—two outdoor and one indoor—for relaxation at every turn.
It wouldn’t be a romantic getaway without a full-service spa and fine dining, and the Copper Point Resort offers both. The breathtaking Rocky Mountain setting adds elan to your special weekend.
For a true destination getaway, catch the ferry to Vancouver Island. With historic Victoria and many picturesque communities to explore, you’ll have a great time getting away from it all on the island.
Feel like you’re a world away from everyone else in your personal treehouse room in the sky. This “magical forest hotel” sets enchanting spherical rooms in treehouses, each one with just enough room for two.
When you’re not canoodling in your sphere, you can explore the spectacular Horne Lake Caves, or make use of the Lighthouse Country Trail Network. Nearby beaches offer swimming, sunning, and kayaking in the summer, and Mount Washington provides ski slopes in the winter.
Villa Eyrie lives up to its name, situated as it is atop Vancouver Island’s Malahat Summit. The views from this mountainside retreat are unparalleled. You’ll truly feel on top of the world at this exclusive, breathtaking retreat.
Villa Eyrie offers something special for automotive fans. The resort offers driving packages that allow you to spend the day touring gorgeous Vancouver Island in a Maserati, Porche, or Alfa Romeo. You’ll feel both posh and pampered after a weekend at Villa Eyrie.
Romantic BC getaways aren’t just limited to summer! After a day on the slopes, relax by the fire with a mug of cocoa (or a glass of award-winning local wine). Ski resorts also offer shopping, dining, and other excursion opportunities to make memories.
Located 56 km southeast of Kelowna, Big White offers skiing, dining, and accommodations in one beautiful location. Reserve a luxury cabin or lodge for cozy comfort when you’re not hitting the slopes. Dine out at one of the 20+ restaurants on the mountain, including the Kettles Valley Steakhouse and the Globe Tapas Bar.
“Revy” sits above picturesque Revelstoke and offers skiing for all skill levels. Stay at the Sutton Place Hotel in the Village Base for ski-in ski-out convenience. After a day of heli-skiing, cat-skiing, mountain biking or paragliding, dine at one of the Mountain Resort’s restaurants, such as the Rockford Bar & Grill with views of Mount Begbie.
Whistler may be one of BC’s most iconic destinations when it comes to skiing and luxury. You won’t find grander accommodations than the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, a ski-in ski-out hotel with modern alpine design. There’s so much to see and do in Whistler, you might make it an annual anniversary destination.