The city of Vancouver is definitely ideal for couples, as it offers a range of destinations that are completely romantic. The main reason to visit this top Canadian vacation spot in the province of British Columbia is that it has such beautiful scenery both of the city and the mountains. There are some definite winners when it comes to sweeping a partner off his or her feet, so travellers should make a small itinerary of the best places perfect for them. The Dr Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden for instance is a superb place to relax with a loved one, as the traditional Chinese garden has pretty winding paths and gorgeous plants.
Grouse Mountain is also a wonderful place to head to as a couple, as it offers impressive scenery that can be experienced through ziplining and helicopter rides. There is also a wildlife refuge and the opportunity to try out mountaintop ice skating, sleigh rides and snowboarding. Trekking up the mountain or taking the gondola is a fun way to spend time together, and be rewarded by the magnificent views. There are a huge range of luxury hotels in Vancouver that are perfect for couples who want to feel pampered on their trip.
The L’Hermitage Hotel Vancouver is a lovely place for couples to book a room or suite for their holiday trip. The living spaces are modern and comfortable as well as being luxurious offering queen or king-sized beds with hypoallergenic pillows. They also contain an Italian-marble bath, plasma television, iPod docking station and Nespresso coffee machine. Larger rooms will contain a walk-in closet, gourmet kitchens with Bosch appliances and a furnished walk-out balcony. Travellers will love L’Orangerie Dining Room and Lounge, which serves a tasty breakfast and amazing afternoon tea. The hotel has a business centre, fitness studio, outdoor heated saltwater pool, steam room and Jacuzzi. Tourists can enjoy the beautiful outdoor garden and terrace at the property, and hire bikes to tour the city and Stanley Park.
There are many excellent cultural institutions that are available in the city of Vancouver such as the Vancouver Art Gallery. This is the largest of its kind in Western Canada and has a permanent collection of around 11,000 artworks. These include major pieces by famous Canadian artist Emily Carr and the gallery regularly hosts touring exhibitions and public lectures. Granville Island is also a fantastic place to visit that has a brilliant shopping district. This includes a wonderful public market that includes hundreds of permanent retailers and temporary vendors offering a range of items including handmade crafts and food. There are many fine arts galleries in the region, as well as popular theatre venues with great shows.
For couples that like to stay active there is the popular Whistler-Blackcomb region that is famous for being one of the best ski resorts in the world. There are around 200 marked trails that provide hours of fun for travellers visiting the area. The longest runs are seven miles and there is plenty of opportunity to try out snowboarding. A lovely place for couples to head is the beautiful Seawall that is around 28km long and weaves around Stanley Park. It can be enjoyed by cycling or walking, and there are many scenic spots to admire the surroundings.