Google picks Canada's most romantic spots, the winner is ...
Friday, February 12, 2016, 4:31 PM - In anticipation of Valentine's Day, Google Canada has picked out the country's most romantic spots. There are a few surprises on the list, but we are curious: How many have you visited?
"Take your love to new heights at 7th Heaven in Whistler Blackcomb - an appropriate name for this magical mountain peak in the clouds," Google says.
It's true: Blackcomb is home to one of the most spectacular views on the planet. Don't believe us? We have photographic evidence:
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We've written about our love for Banff numerous times. With 4,200 acres available for skiing, it's one of the largest ski resorts in North America and it's definitely worth visiting, even if you aren't interested in hitting the slopes.
"Nestled between the Canadian Rockies, Banff Springs National Park is a coveted UNESCO World Heritage Site, and an idyllic place to experience with someone special," Google says.
"Offering hiking, canoeing, biking, skiing and snowshoeing, Canada’s first National Park truly has it all."
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It would be silly to make a list of romantic places and not include this small, Saskatchewan village.
During this time of year, this normally sleepy town gets a lot of attention.
"This aptly named quaint village in Saskatchewan has received international recognition as people from around the world send their wedding invitations, Valentine’s Day cards and more to be stamped with the romantically oriented postmark before being forwarded to their final destinations," Google says.
Churchill, Manitoba is considered one of the best places on the planet to see polar bears in the autumn, when they migrate into the area to hunt.
Peak season is between October and November, but you can see the bears other times of the year in lesser numbers.
"Known as the “Polar Bear Capital of the World”, Churchill, Manitoba offers wildlife tours where visitors can safely catch a rare glimpse of the endangered animal in its vast and beautiful natural habitat," Google says.
While a polar bear isn't the first thing that comes to mind when one thinks of Valentine's Day, there's no denying how incredible these animals are.
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NIAGARA FALLS, ONTARIO
There's nothing quite like seeing the falls in person for the first time.
"This breathtaking natural wonder is a popular wedding proposal spot for a reason," Google rightfully points out.
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OLD QUEBEC, QUEBEC
Old Quebec is a spectacular place to visit, famous for its cobblestone roads, incredible restaurants and old European charm.
"Dating back to 1608, this historic French colonial neighbourhood is like a little slice of Europe in Canada," Google says.
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PEGGY'S COVE, NOVA SCOTIA
The Peggy's Point Lighthouse, located in Nova Scotia, is a Canadian icon making the area a must-see for anyone visiting Atlantic Canada, year-round.
Located 43 kilometres southwest of downtown Halifax, there's plenty to do, including kayaking, scuba diving, and boat tours.
When you get hungry, stop into a local restaurant for some of the best lobster on the planet.
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THE SKYLINE TRAIL, NOVA SCOTIA
Cape Breton Highlands National Park provides an incredible view of the ocean, and you'll want to return here again and again.
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JELLYBEAN ROW, St. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND
"This picturesque seaside city and capital of Newfoundland is known for its colourful rows of houses and some of the friendliest people you’ll ever meet," Google says.
We agree -- we can't get enough of this view.
"Cuddle up and experience a once-in-a-lifetime ride on a “Qamotiq” (traditional Inuit sled) in Nunavut’s capital city, and discover the magnificent Great White North," Google says. If you're lucky, you might catch a glimpse of some stunning auroras, too.
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