Switch things up this Valentine's Day with a romantic escape with your loved one

Sometimes you have to swap the flowers, chocolates and candlelight for a bigger gesture. We all need a little variety. So here are five dreamy destinations to help you celebrate a special Valentine's this year...

 

1. Magnolia Hotel and Spa, Victoria

Magnolia Hotel and Spa, VictoriaRoam PRExplore Canada's most romantic city this Valentine's with a stay at Magnolia Hotel. The Sparkling Romance package offers a charming escape for two. Guests are welcomed with Prosecco, a fragrant bubble bath and chocolate truffles waiting for them in their room upon arrival. Situated right downtown, you're never far from a romantic stroll by the waterfront or a romantic meal in a candlelit restaurant.
Package starts at $209 per night

 

2. Pacific Sands Beach Resort, Tofino

Pacific Sands Beach Resort, TofinoPacific Sands Beach ResortEverybody's favourite surfside escape, Tofino is the best place to go this Valentine's Day to do a little storm watching from the cozy comforts of Pacific Sands Beach Resort. This holiday, indulge in the Romance Package, which includes a bottle of sparkling wine (including champagne flutes for you to take home as a souvenir), local handmade chocolates, a scented candle and fresh red rose petals on the bed.
Package starts at $241 per night

 

3. The Loden, Vancouver

The Loden, VancouverMilk Creative CommuncationsOne of the city's premier boutique hotels, the The Loden is all set to help make your Valentine's evening one to remember. Their special romance package includes a $50 food and beverage credit, a little spicy surprise waiting in your room upon arrival, a romance-driven turndown service and complimentary car drop-off service should you wish to have a romantic dinner across town.
Package available February 1 to 17, $389 per night

 

4. Watermark Beach Resort, Osoyoos

Watermark Beach Resort, OsoyoosWatermark Beach ResortThis is the type of resort that always makes you wish you could stay just one more night. This Valentine's Day, the Watermark offers a Dine and Stay package to make your special day complete. Enjoy a decadent Valentine's dinner at The Restaurant at Watermark, then walk back to your beautiful suite to cap off your romantic getaway and make plans for your return visit.
Package available February 14 and 15, starting at $289 per night

 

5. Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver

Fairmont Pacific Rim, VancouverFairmont Pacific RimSkip the night out and spend your stay between the sheets (or in the tub) with the Fairmont Pacific Rim's Romance Getaway Package. This might be a staycation but you'll be starry-eyed after breakfast in bed, Moet & Chandon Brut Champagne and quality time spent in an oversized marble tub scented with Le Labo bath salts.
Package rates fluctuate. Please contact the Fairmont for details.