Romantic getaways in Eastern Canada are perfect for couples looking for a slow-paced, super-relaxing escape. But don’t mistake this for boring! Breathtaking scenery. Exceptional hospitality. And world-class activities.
Eastern Canadian provinces include Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, New Brunswick and Newfoundland. All are famous for their charming fishing villages, lighthouses and seafood. Nova Scotia for its craft drinks, culinary arts and Cabot Trail drive on Cape Breton Island. Prince Edward Island for vibrant red cliffs, Anne of Green Gables and SO much golf! New Brunswick for gorgeous thick woods. And Newfoundland for vikings, icebergs and puffins.
Plus the amazing Bay of Fundy. The world’s highest tide, with seaside cliffs and crazy rock formations you can see from both above and below … on the ocean floor!
My #1 tip for planning your romantic getaway is to book a fabulously romantic hotel. Only book a place you’ll WANT to spend time in! Find one main activity each day, plus excellent food and drink. Voila! Your best romantic getaways in Eastern Canada!
- 10 Romantic Getaways in NOVA SCOTIA Canada
- 4 Romantic Getaways in PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Canada
- 4 Romantic Getaways in NEW BRUNSWICK Canada
- 4 Romantic Getaways in NEWFOUNDLAND Canada
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10 Romantic Getaways in NOVA SCOTIA Canada
Looking for romantic getaways in Nova Scotia Canada? Have I ever got you covered! My husband and I fell in love with Nova Scotia on our road trip through Atlantic Canada.
Obviously Nova Scotia has all the majestic scenery you could want. Super soft sand and plunging seaside cliffs, thick woods with gorgeous fall foliage, and dramatic tidal bores reversing river flow from the highest tide in the world. And you also have welcoming, musician hospitality, delicious seafood and craft beer, whisky and wine. Nova Scotia has fantastic romantic getaways in Eastern Canada! Convinced? Let’s go!
Looking for things to do? Be sure to check out the Coolest Things to do in Nova Scotia: Near Halifax, on the Bay of Fundy and on Cape Breton Island.
Or, find tour packages on Viator!
6 Romantic Getaway Hotels In and Near HALIFAX Nova Scotia
Halifax is the capital city of Nova Scotia, serving as the main cultural and transportation hub for the province. It’s known for one of the world’s longest downtown boardwalks, with nearly 4 kilometers (2.5 miles) along Halifax Harbour. Stroll the boardwalk, in and out of restaurants, pubs, shops and museums. On the south end is Pier 21, which houses the world’s oldest market and Canadian Museum of Immigration.
Southeast of Halifax are popular coastal sites of Peggy’s Cove Lighthouse and Lunenburg. Farther south and central is Kejimkujik National Park, with thick woods, picturesque lakes and glamping. And then west of Halifax is the Bay of Fundy’s highest tides in the world. Also home to excellent wine, beautiful old mansion inns, whale watching and tidal bore rafting.
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The Lord Nelson Hotel IN HALIFAX Nova Scotia | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Staying at The Lord Nelson Hotel and Suites in Halifax will make you feel like royalty! This 4-star boutique hotel features onsite dining, including a seasonal outdoor patio overlooking the Halifax Public Gardens. Rooms are cozy and comfortable, and some take it up a notch with a fireplace, slippers and bathrobe. Concierge is available to arrange your perfect romantic getaway activities. Maybe a sunset sail on the harbor??
Nearby sites include the Citadel and Halifax Public Gardens. Plus plenty of good restaurants, too. Price includes wifi. Parking is CAD 28 per day and an airport shuttle is available.
Check out Coolest Things to Do in and near Halifax
Inn on the Lake NEAR HALIFAX Nova Scotia | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Just 20 minutes north of Halifax is the lovely Inn on the Lake, Ascend Hotel Collection. It’s the perfect romantic getaway in Eastern Canada if you want to stay close to Halifax Nova Scotia but still enjoy the serenity of lake country.
Inn on the Lake is right on Lake Thomas, with a private beach, outdoor pool and 4 acres of parkland ensuring a wonderful country escape. Every room features a private balcony or patio, some with a jacuzzi tub. Guests love the views and onsite restaurant and bar. Price includes wifi, parking and an airport shuttle.
Oceanstone Resort NEAR HALIFAX Nova Scotia | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Oceanstone Resort is a wonderful romantic getaway in Eastern Canada right on the Atlantic coast. It’s a 50-minute drive from Halifax, 10 minutes to Peggy’s Cove, and an hour to Lunenburg. Quiet. Luxurious. An excellent onsite restaurant. And premium seating to watch those crashing ocean waves.
Oceanstone Resort has beautifully decorated, comfortable rooms. Many include a balcony overlooking either the ocean or pretty gardens. Some also include a fireplace and kitchen. The property has its own private beach and large fire pit, and is along Nova Scotia’s Coastal Heritage Trail. Guests love this Oceanstone Resort so much that it’s won top 5 places in Canada to get married by Elle Magazine and the Canadian Wedding Industry Awards.
Didn’t I tell you? PERFECT for romantic getaways in Canada!
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White Point Beach Resort in SOUTH SHORE Nova Scotia | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
The pretty White Point Beach Resort has a rich history as the go-to spot for romantic getaways in Eastern Canada. White Point Beach Resort is Nova Scotia’s only oceanfront beach resort, only two hours south of Halifax. Aside from its private beach, it also features an onsite restaurant, tennis court, hot tub, indoor and outdoor pool, and outdoor fire pit. Surfers will enjoy the area, as will golfers. Just cross the strand to the 9-hole public Liverpool Golf & Country Club!
Rooms are warm and cozy, and each one has a private balcony overlooking the ocean or lake. Price includes wifi and parking. This relaxing resort is a wonderfully romantic getaway in Nova Scotia Canada.
Kejimkujik National Park in CENTRAL NOVA SCOTIA | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
If you want outdoorsy romantic getaways in Eastern Canada, check out Kejimkujik National Park in central Nova Scotia. Glamp it up in an oTENTik, yurt or rustic cabin right on the lake or river … and you don’t even have to bring a sleeping bag!
Kejimujik National Park has gorgeous thick woods, lovely lakes and rivers, and petroglyph rock engravings from the Mi’kmaw people. This park is Nova Scotia’s only Dark Sky Preserve, offering a romantic night sky perfect for stargazing. Rent all the equipment you need from Keji Outfitters for the best romantic getaway in Nova Scotia Canada.
And about an hour south of the main park is Kejimujik National Park Seaside. It’s a protected area right on the ocean, with pretty white sand beaches, coastal bogs, and wildflowers.
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Queen Anne Inn on BAY OF FUNDY Nova Scotia | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Now let’s head up to Nova Scotia’s Bay of Fundy coast. What a treat! The world’s highest tide, at 56 feet (a 5-storey building!). Rare whales. And world-class wines. Plus, plenty of gorgeous historic mansion inns!
The historic Queen Anne Victorian mansion is such an inn. Located in Annapolis Royal about 2 hours from Halifax, Queen Anne Inn is near some of Nova Scotia’s best wineries and whale watching tour operators. This elegant and charming historic inn features Oriental rugs, antiques and hardwood floors. Plus a piano in the sitting room! Wrap yourself in the luxurious bathrobe while you enjoy your lovely room.
Nearby sites are the Historic Gardens, Fort Anne and Kings Theatre. Price includes wifi, parking and a hot, homemade breakfast.
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4 Romantic Getaway Hotels on CAPE BRETON ISLAND Nova Scotia
More secluded, ultra romantic getaways in Eastern Canada await you on Nova Scotia’s Cape Breton Island. This enchanting corner of Atlantic Canada has splendid mountain peaks, jaw-dropping coastlines and a calming, massive inland sea. Fill your romantic getaway in Nova Scotia with epic hikes, world-class golf, whisky, and keileis. Or do absolutely nothing but enjoy the views!
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Dunlop Inn in CENTRAL CAPE BRETON ISLAND | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
On our road trip through Atlantic Canada, we stayed at the pretty Dunlop Inn in Baddeck. Baddeck is in central Cape Breton Island, and perfect for exploring this lovely island. It’s only 10 minutes from the turnoff onto the Cabot Trail and 1.5 hours from Louisbourg. Plus, it’s also right on the lovely Bras d’Or Lake with all the amenities you need.
Dunlop Inn is a pretty little inn right on the lake, with wonderful views of the charming lighthouse across the water. Enjoy these lighthouse views from the cute sitting room, deck, beach or Lighthouse Room. This is the room we picked. Although it’s small (and its bathroom quite small!), it’s SO beautiful waking up to the sunrise beyond the lighthouse. Price includes wifi, parking and a simple breakfast.
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Knotty Pine Cottages on CABOT TRAIL Cape Breton Island | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
For a romantic getaway in Eastern Canada that’s nestled right along Nova Scotia’s famous Cabot Trail, check out Knotty Pine Cottages. This adults only property is located on the northern coast of Cape Breton Island, overlooking Ingonish Harbour. Each tastefully decorated cottage features a balcony, private washroom with a shower, sitting and dining area. Large windows allow for lots of natural light and lovely waterfront views.
Enjoy the private beach or nearby activities, including hiking, skiing and boat tours to see cutie-pie puffins. Parking is free. Note that there’s no wifi onsite.
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Tiny Loon in SOUTHWEST CAPE BRETON ISLAND | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
To experience a tiny house on your romantic getaway in Eastern Canada, check out Tiny Loon on Cape Breton Island. It only has a few reviews but looks so cute I’d give it a try!
Tiny Loon gives you a secluded romantic getaway in Nova Scotia, right on Lake Ainslie. Take your coffee down to the rocky beach right next to the house, or on your private deck with the birds singing in surrounding trees. Enjoy hiking, fishing and gardens nearby. The best nearby beach is Inverness Beach, only 10 minutes drive, and the gorgeous Egypt Falls is 25 minutes away. Plus, Glenora Distillery is only 15 minutes away, with an excellent restaurant and pub.
Price includes parking. There’s no mention of wifi, so be sure to confirm the quality of cell service before booking if this is important to you. Hosts speak German, English and French with 24-hour reception.
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Cabot Links Golf Resort in SOUTHWEST CAPE BRETON ISLAND | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
If you and your partner are golfers, you’ll love my final romantic getaway in Nova Scotia Canada. Cabot Links Golf Course is Canada’s first true links golf course and is ranked among the Top 100 in the world. It overlooks the Gulf of St. Lawrence, and has a luxurious lodge right onsite!
Cabot Links Golf Resort is described as “laid-back luxury.” Onsite restaurants offer local seafood and Canadian beef, paired with delicious local wines and spirits. The resort’s 72 rooms all boast fabulous views of the golf course and ocean beyond, with floor-to-ceiling windows and sitting areas. Plus a walk-in rainfall shower. Some rooms also have a terrace. Price includes wifi.
You’ll likely also be interested to know that Cabot Cliffs Golf Course is just north of Cabot Links Golf Resort. Cabot Cliffs is a linksland course ranked 9th in the world by Golf Digest.
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4 Romantic Getaways in PRINCE EDWARD ISLAND Canada
Those of us who grew up watching Anne of Green Gables can’t help but see Prince Edward Island through Anne’s romantic daydreams. Mysterious woods. Singing sands. Enchanting red cliffs and wispy grasses on endless rolling hills.
Beyond its natural romantic beauty, Prince Edward Island also has something for couples who want a bit more activity. Live entertainment and a drive in. World-class golf, amusement parks and goat farms (uh-hum, yes, goats are for adults, too!). Craft beer and amazing seafood. Plus a bit of history, too.
Below are incredibly romantic hotels for romantic getaways in Prince Edward Island Canada.
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Fairholm National Historic Inn in CHARLOTTETOWN PEI | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Staying in a luxurious historic mansion in Charlottetown made our romantic getaway in Prince Edward Island. And while there are many beautiful places to choose from, I was extremely happy with my choice of Fairholm National Historic Inn. We stayed in the Florence Babe Rogers Suite, which has a pretty round river overlooking the street out front, a fireplace, gorgeous claw tub and separate shower.
Fairholm National Historic Inn is an easy 10-minute walk to the waterfront along pretty tree-lined streets, past cute restaurants, shops and fun bars. It includes a fabulous full breakfast that changes every day, reliable wifi and parking.
Dalvay by the Sea Hotel in NORTH SHORE PEI | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
If you’d rather have your romantic getaway in PEI Canada be outside the city, look to the North Shore. Along the North Shore are boardwalks through sand dunes, rugged red cliffs, excellent restaurants, and all the modern and classic activities to fill your trip to PEI.
Dalvay by the Sea Hotel is a classic luxury inn just 30 minutes north of Charlottetown. It’s within a national park, near the beach and has resort-style amenities like an onsite restaurant, bar, tennis courts and bike rentals. Some rooms are more modern and others more traditional. It’s a charming, warm and elegant romantic getaway hotel in PEI.
Price includes wifi.
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Mill River Resort in WEST PEI | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Perhaps your perfect romantic getaway in PEI Canada is a golf resort and spa? Then check out Mill River Resort about 1.5 hours west of Charlottetown.
Mill River Resort has an 18-hole golf course, full-service spa, salon and indoor saltwater pool. Squash courts, beach volleyball and a 90-foot waterslide. And a restaurant that apparently has the best seafood chowder. Rooms are spacious and comfortable. Price includes wifi and parking.
(Psst… and if you’re also looking for fun family getaways, Mill River Resort has rooms with BUNK BEDS! I know my kids would love these rooms! And then check out Coolest Things to do in PEI for fun ideas. Including goats!!)
West Point Lighthouse in WEST PEI | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Now, you can’t find too many lighthouses that you can actually sleep at. And PEI, of course, has one perfect for your romantic Canadian getaway!
West Point Lighthouse is a unique black-and-white striped, square-tapered lighthouse. At its base is a cute little 14-room bed and breakfast, with large windows and a balcony for enjoying the views. Plus, a nice sandy beach you’ll mostly have to yourselves for those incredibly romantic sunset views. Price includes wifi and parking. Choose the second floor, rooms 25/26 (farthest from reception) for the best views. Or, Tower Room and Keeper’s Room are right inside the lighthouse itself. Check out reviews on Trip Advisor.
West Point Lighthouse is PEI’s tallest lighthouse at 67 feet 8 inches and was built in 1875. And yes, you can climb to the top for fantastic views.
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4 Romantic Getaways in NEW BRUNSWICK Canada
Nestled between Quebec and Nova Scotia is New Brunswick, home of the world’s longest kissing bridge! New Brunswick has more than 60 covered bridges, and most are conveniently in the Sussex area between Moncton and Saint John.
Beyond bridges, New Brunswick is known for its thick, gorgeous woods and incredible parks along the Bay of Fundy. This includes Hopewell Rocks Park near Moncton. The Bay of Fundy has the highest tide in the WORLD! At Hopewell Rocks, you can walk on the ocean floor among towering rocks, coves and archways. Then return 6 hours later to kayak in the exact same spot … but 40 feet above. AWESOME.
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Treadwell Inn in ST. ANDREWS New Brunswick | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Just 30 minutes north of the Canada-USA border with Maine is the super cute historic town of St. Andrews. It’s a national historic site of Canada that’s retained much of its 18th-century British colonial layout and architecture. And it’s right on the water. You know it’s a classic romantic Canadian getaway!
Treadwell Inn is a waterfront property with beautiful views of Passamaquoddy Bay. Enjoy the views from your private balcony, or stroll along the harbor, past boutiques and eateries right outside your door. The decor is warm and inviting, with exposed beams. Some rooms have a hot tub, too. Room service is available for breakfast. Price includes wifi and parking.
Fundy National Park in New Brunswick | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Looking for something different for your romantic getaway in Canada? Check out the glamping options at Fundy National Park. oTENTik, yurt, rustic cabin or oasis. Bring your camping gear, minus the tent, for fun romantic getaways in a spectacular Canadian National Park!
Fundy National Park is about an hour south of Moncton, right on the Bay of Fundy. It has a ton of great hikes with beautiful waterfalls, lakes perfect for kayaking or canoeing, and conditions for amazing star-gazing. Add smores to the fire, and you’ve got yourself the perfect outdoorsy romantic getaway in Canada.
Canvas Moncton in MONCTON New Brunswick | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Moncton New Brunswick is the ideal place to embrace urban comfort while still having the Bay of Fundy’s fascinating tidal bore at your feet. The city is built along the Petitcodiac River and is a short 30-minute drive from Hopewell Rocks.
My hotel preference is usually the small boutique hotels or charming historic inns, but Canvas Moncton, Tapestry Collection By Hilton has won me over. Its rooms are both classy and fun, and feature big walk-in showers. Some rooms also have a balcony and kitchen. Its lobby is beautiful and welcoming, and you have lots of great local restaurant and bar options nearby. Plus, it’s a short walk to riverside parks and Capitol Theatre. Price includes wifi; parking is CAD 18 per night.
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Bed and Breakfast Du Repos in UPPER NEW BRUNSWICK | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Let’s complete our romantic getaways in New Brunswick with one that’s farther north, near the border with Quebec. Bed and Breakfast Du Repos is in Saint Quentin, the perfect spot for exploring New Brunswick’s rugged Mount Carleton Provincial Park. It’s also a lovely stop if you’re taking a cross-Canada road trip.
This cozy and tastefully decorated bed and breakfast is surrounded by New Brunswick’s glorious forests. In fact, you can enjoy some hiking and a small lake right onsite. While technically a bed and breakfast, these cabins give you more privacy and come with a stocked fridge for self-serve breakfasts. Plus, access to a full kitchen, barbecue and heated garage.
Nearby activities include hiking Mount Carleton, which is the highest peak in the Maritimes. And there’s plenty of fishing, kayaking, cross-country skiing and even hunting for wild mushrooms.
Price includes parking. There’s no mention of wifi, so if this is important to you, be sure to confirm before booking.
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4 Romantic Getaways in NEWFOUNDLAND Canada
Newfoundland is still on my travel bucket list. The land of vikings, icebergs and the indistinguishable English accent. And absolutely gorgeous coastal cliffs, thick woods and awesome rock formations of the Canadian shield. Perfect romantic getaways in Canada for couples who love to explore the outdoors.
When I go, I want to explore the Baie Verte Peninsula and see as many icebergs as I can. The Baie Verte Peninsula is on the far west of Newfoundland, home to the absolutely stunning Gros Morne National Park (think: cliffs and waterfalls!). And L’Anse au Meadow in the far north, where the Vikings landed. Of course the peninsula is opposite the capital of St. John’s, so it’s quite remote and untouristy. But, if you stick to the north side, you can also get in those iceberg sightings.
And I’m very happy to tell you that there are beautiful places to stay in Newfoundland! The places below come very highly recommended by guests and will make for some amazing romantic getaways in Canada.
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Blue on Water in ST JOHNS Newfoundland | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Let’s start in St. John’s, which is likely where you’ll fly in. While visiting Newfoundland’s capital, check out the historical harbour established by the British in the 1600s and pretty colorful houses in downtown. And the 17-century Signal Hill citadel, which has a lovely hillside walking trail.
My favorite romantic getaway hotel in St. John’s Newfoundland is Blue on Water. This boutique-style hotel has a ton of warm and classy character. Exposed brick. Wooden beams. Plus, spacious rooms with a beautiful sitting area, huge windows with plenty of views and natural light, and beautiful washrooms with a free-standing tub. Some have a spa bath.
The onsite restaurant and bar also come highly recommended. Price includes wifi. Parking is CAD 25 per day.
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Indian Falls Chalets in CENTRAL Newfoundland | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
If you want a central place to stay in Newfoundland, Indian Falls Chalets near Springdale is an excellent choice. It’s about 5 hours west of St. John’s, 1.5 hours east of Gros Morne National Park and 1 hour south of the tip of Baie Verte Peninsula. But you can also find trails and fishing nearby.
As your retreat while exploring Newfoundland, Indian Falls Chalets offers a very cozy, comfortable romantic getaway in Canada. Chalets are tastefully decorated and feature a patio, kitchen and boardgames. You’re surrounded by beautiful scenery, with a river and falls right behind the chalet. Enjoy it all with the flickering flames from the fire pit or while wandering through the garden.
Price includes wifi and parking. For an extra fee, you can have groceries delivered, too!
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The Fish Sheds in GROS MORNE NATIONAL PARK Newfoundland | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
Have you heard of Gros Morne National Park? My goodness, does it ever look stunning!! Get out on the water and gaze up at waterfalls tumbling over lush green cliffs. Does Gros Morne National Park ever look like Ireland!
The perfect place to stay while exploring Gros Morne National Park is The Fish Sheds in Rocky Harbour. What I love even more than the cute name are the actual cottages!! Each of these five boutique cottages is super cute, with pretty furnishings, kitchen, sitting area and plenty of windows to take in the incredible views. They’re perched above the nearby village (within easy walking distance), Bonne Bay and Lobster Head Lighthouse. Right behind the cottages is The Salmon Point lookout trail, and other epic hikes are only minutes away.
Also onsite is a garden with a barbecue you can use. Price includes wifi and parking. Languages spoken include English, Spanish, French, Korean.
The Big Blow near UNESCO L’ANSE AUX MEADOWS Newfoundland | Romantic Getaways in Eastern Canada
If you continue to the far northwest on your romantic getaway in Canada, you’ll find the UNESCO site of L’Anse au Meadow where Vikings landed. Shaped by strong winds and ocean currents, the ocean views are spectacular in this area. It’s also a fantastic spot for iceberg sightings!
A beautiful, cozy place to stay near the UNESCO L’Anse au Meadow site is The Big Blow. Doesn’t that name just make you smile?! Despite its funny name, The Big Blow is quite lovely and has large windows for taking in the amazing ocean views. All rooms have heated floors, extra long beds, kitchen and sitting area. Some have a spa bath or hot tub, fireplace, patio, and panoramic views right from your bed!
Price includes wifi and parking. Your host is also happy to help you book a boat excursion to see those icebergs!
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So, which of these best romantic getaways in Canada is now on your bucket list? Man. My list is looking more like an encyclopedia.
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