There’s nothing more romantic for Valentine’s Day than walking along cobblestone streets, enjoying a glass of wine, and the melodious French language. If a trip to Paris isn’t possible for you and your sweetheart this Valentine’s Day, whisk your loved one off their feet with a Montreal weekend getaway to spice up your love life. We round up the best ideas for your weekend in Montreal:
Visit the Bota Bota Spa in Old Montreal
A romantic day at the spa will surely see your partner’s eyes light up with love. Bota Bota is a spa on the water in Montreal’s Old Port (located offshore from the Promenade du Vieux-Port in an old ferryboat), offering a range in services from relaxing to romantic and plain old pampering. For a quicker trip to the spa and treat for your sweetheart, choose from Bota Bota’s 40 services, including manicure and pedicure options, body treatments, facials, yoga classes and massages. For a perfect Valentine’s Day celebration, spend it getting a healing spa treatment with the lull of the St. Lawrence River in beautiful Old Montreal.
Enjoy dessert at Juliette & Chocolat
With six locations around Montreal, including on busy Sainte-Catherine, a Montreal weekend getaway isn’t complete without indulging in chocolate at Juliette & Chocolat. Warm up with a thick, rich hot chocolate, add a splash of chocolate to your Bailey’s, or satisfy your sweet tooth with fondue or dessert crepes. A chocolate lover’s paradise, Juliette boasts chocolates from around the world, each with a unique flavour and aroma. Treat your senses by just window shopping, or enjoy a sweet treat in-store, grab your goodies to go, or pick up something special to surprise your sweetheart at home. You’re sure to win brownie points with a dessert date here.
Stay at Le St. Sulpice Hotel
Nestle into a suite for a cozy night in at the Le St. Sulpice Hotel. Just off the old cobblestone streets in Old Montreal, this romantic hotel will set the mood for your Valentine’s Day escape. Choose from suites with private fireplaces, flat-screen TVs, or French windows to wake up with the birds. With a spa and gym on location, this boutique hotel is perfect for your Montreal weekend getaway. Within walking distance you’ll find theatres, restaurants, and the timeless romance of horse carriage rides through the area’s cobblestone streets to round out your Valentine’s Day weekend. Le St. Sulpice Hotel is perfectly located amongst the romance of Montreal and the ease of a weekend away. Browse other Montreal hotels for your weekend getaway here.
Enjoy the outdoors for flirtatious fun
Not much is cuter than skating hand-in-hand or snuggling under the warmth of a wool blanket on a carriage ride through the city. (If you’re looking for an excuse to lean in a little closer, the need to stay warm is the perfect idea!) Grab your hat and mittens and head to Beaver Lake and enjoy the slower pace of winter on skates and enjoy scenic views from atop Mont Royal. If you’re looking for a more romantic adventure, strap on your snowshoes and enjoy the area’s many trails. Warm up after your Montreal winter getaway with a bottle of wine over dinner, or in your hotel room, and enjoy each other’s company.
Celebrate late and catch MONTRÈAL EN LUMIÈRE
Avoid the love birds and busy restaurants on February 14 and plan a trip to Montreal a week late for your Valentine’s Day plans. Visit la belle province February 18 through March 5 for the MONTRÈAL EN LUMIÈRE winter festival which boasts performing arts, food, outdoor family fun, and nighttime activities. Catch a Bryan Adams concert, wine test, indulge in Swiss fondue, or steal a kiss at the top of the ferris wheel in the middle of Ste. Catherine Street. Enjoy a fun-filled weekend (or longer!) by exploring Montreal with your lover during one of largest winter festivals in the world. It’s a Montreal weekend getaway you’re sure to enjoy!
How are you celebrating Valentine’s Day?