Plan a Romantic Victoria, BC Weekend Getaway

It’s February, and that means love is in the air! Victoria is often rated and referenced as the “Most Romantic City in Canada’, so it’s the ideal destination for a special escape. Since Parkside Hotel & Spa is located just steps from the Inner Harbour and picturesque downtown, we’ve kept romance at the heart of everything we do. To give you some romantic Victoria, BC weekend getaway inspiration, we’re sharing our list of experiences to enjoy in and around our city and at The Parkside Hotel & Spa. 

Victoria lives up to its reputation as Canada’s most romantic city with sprawling coastline views, plentiful gardens, and cozy date spots. Here are some ideas for great ways to feel the love:

  • Visit one of our many gardens – Victoria has also been dubbed the “City of Gardens” since there are so many spectacular landscapes to stroll through with your special someone. Some of the most stunning spaces include Abkhazi Gardens, the Empress Rose Garden, Beacon Hill Park, and of course, Butchart Gardens.
  • Take a stroll along the Inner Harbour – Victoria is known for its bustling Inner Harbour – the busiest in Canada! Take a walk along the harbour and enjoy iconic views of the city and Pacific Ocean. Pro tip: Be sure to include an evening walk as the legislature building is beautifully lit and makes for a truly romantic backdrop.
  • Explore local beaches – ‘Long walks on the beach’ are extra special in Victoria, providing a wonderful opportunity to unwind and connect with each other. Nearby Dallas Road offers panoramic views of the Olympic Mountains and Juan de Fuca Strait and if you decide to meander right into Oak Bay, be sure to visit Willows Beach.
  • Take part in afternoon tea – A quintessential Victoria experience that is sure to delight your Valentine. Snuggle up and enjoy warming tea paired with a variety of savoury and sweet treats. A unique experience that you won’t soon forget.
  • Visit a local wine bar – Victoria is home to a handful of wonderful wine bars (including Tre Fantastico, in our very own lobby!) Nothing says romance like a candlelit nightcap in a cozy corner of the city.

Elevate your Victoria getaway with a romantic stay at The Parkside Hotel & Spa. From our stunning atrium to our onsite spa, the hotel is made for romance. Our top tips for making the most of your stay with us:

  • Visit The Parkside Spa – Indulge in a couple’s session. From massage and body treatments to pedicures and more, you’ll both leave feeling refreshed and rejuvenated. 
  • Visit the Pool – Cuddle up in our hot tub, or enjoy a soothing soak in our indoor pool. 
  • Fireside Marshmallows – A truly unique experience in downtown Victoria! Head up to our rooftop, snuggle by the fire and roast marshmallows — all while taking in the glittering views of downtown Victoria. 
  • Cozy Up By the Fire – Relax in the comfort of your suite next to our gas fireplaces as you take in the view together.
  • Breakfast in Bed – All of our suites include fully equipped kitchens, the perfect space for crafting your favourite treats for a romantic breakfast in bed.
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This winter, let Victoria be your romantic staycation destination. Visit one of Canada’s most romantic cities for an unforgettable experience. Call us at (250) 940-1200 or visit our Specials page to book your getaway today.