Weekend Getaways in Ontario

As Ontarians it's easy for us to overlook what our province has to offer; but let's celebrate it with this list of 5 amazing places to visit on your next weekend getaway!
By aha insurance - Mar 5, 2019

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Spring has finally arrived and brings with it lots of opportunities for weekend getaways in Ontario for couples. Whether you’re looking for adventure, some R&R, culture, or retail therapy, there’s a city or town in Ontario that’s got what you’re looking for!

So, pull out your calendar, block off a weekend and reconnect with your loved one(s) while you explore a new area in our great province. Here are our favourite weekend getaways in Ontario for couples:


Sometimes you need to inject some excitement into your relationship, and Toronto offers excitement in spades. There is so, so much that you can do in our province’s capital. If you’re looking to splurge, check into the Shangri-La Hotel, but if you’re on a tight budget, you’ll find tons of perfectly lovely moderately-priced hotels as well. Enjoy world-class dining before taking in a show at one of the many theatres in town. Spoil yourselves with some shopping on Bloor, the Eaton Centre or Kensington Market. Whatever your tastes and budget, Toronto’s got you covered!

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Arguably one of the most romantic places in Ontario, Niagara-on-the-lake is the quintessential couples or girls weekend getaway. The town combines a beautiful setting with fine dining and fine wine, boutique shopping and several spas for unwinding. Be sure to stroll along the Niagara Parks Garden Trail to take in the stunning, well-manicured landscapes. You can’t help but relax when you visit quaint Niagara-on-the-lake.


If you love the outdoors, look no further than Ontario’s first provincial park: Algonquin. Check into one of the cozy and rustic lodges or glamping sites and immerse yourself in the great outdoors. Enjoy the peaceful serenity of an early morning canoe ride. Sign up for a guided hike, or go at it alone to observe the wildlife that Algonquin is famous for. The peaceful evenings in Algonquin are perfect for deep conversations, or for curling up with a book. The quiet solitude of Algonquin may be just what you need to recharge.

Prince Edward County

What Niagara-on-the-Lake is to wine, Prince Edward County surely is to gastronomy. So, if you are a foodie, there may be no better weekend getaway in Ontario. You’ll marvel at the landscape of rolling hills and pristine farms that “The County” is famous for. Take a brewery tour and enjoy some of the best craft beers and ciders around. Enjoy an unforgettable meal at one of the area’s many farm-to-table restaurants.

The best part? With so many artisan shops and markets around, you’ll be able to take your favorite parts of Prince Edward County home with you!


Our nation’s capital is chock full of things to do! Check into the Fairmont Chateau Laurier because, let’s face it, what’s more fun than sleeping in a castle? Release your inner nerd by studying Canada’s fascinating heritage at the Canadian Museum of History. Get inspired at the National Gallery of Canada, where some of the most famous works by Canadians are proudly displayed. When you’re ready for some relaxation, hop over to the Gatineau area and indulge at Spa-Nordik for a truly unique and memorable spa treatment.

Whatever kind of weekend getaway you’re looking for, you’ll find it in Ontario!


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