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October 20, 2021

The countryside around The Falls Inn & Spa.

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4 romantic spas

British Columbia

Victoria’s Magnolia Hotel and Spa, just two blocks from the city’s Inner Harbour, offers rarely matched luxury and intimacy. The award-winner was voted one of the top places to stay in Canada by Condé Nast readers. You won’t be disappointed with Flight Night Wine and Spa. The package includes a flight of three wines and two visits each to the spa. Choose from
a 30-minute Swedish massage, 30-minute facial, 30-minute body scrub and hydrotherapy tub, 30-minute foot treatment. Pamper yourselves from $359 a night, double occupancy. tel: (877) 624-6654;


Manitou Springs Resort and Mineral Spa in Watrous, SK offers something you can’t find almost anywhere else in the world. The mineral-rich waters of Little Lake Manitou are as buoyant as those of Israel’s Dead Sea. Ranked as one of the top 50 spas in the country, the resort’s big European-style pools offer ample opportunities to soak. Float away on the Spa Romance two-night package for just $241 for two people. The package includes Champagne and chocolates, breakfast and two massages. tel: (800) 667-7672;


The Falls Inn & Spa in Walters Falls is about two thirds of the way from Toronto to Owen Sound. Its rooms are spacious and well appointed if a tad folksy. Dining is a nightly celebration. Generous and tasty dinners garner high praise from guests. The bucolic setting demands country strolls. Choose one of the Cherry Suites with a view of the falls. It’s good value, priced at $180 midweek and $210 on weekends, double occupancy. tel: (519) 794-4388;


Autumn in Quebec City is about as romantic as it gets. Hôtel Le Germain-Dominion in the Old Port is housed in a classic 19th-century limestone with an outer atmosphere that reflects the capital’s long and prosperous history. Inside it’s all about contemporary design and colour. The place exudes luxury and comfort in the heart of the Lower Town close to where Champlain first touched shore in 1608. Choose the romantic package, which includes champagne and roses, a breakfast buffet and late checkout. Starts at $319 a night, double occupancy. tel: (888) 833-5253;

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