14 February, 2023

6 Ideas for
the Perfect Trail Date

Trail date ideas

Unforgettable trail date ideas to spark romance and adventure 

If you’re tired of the same old dinner-and-a-movie routine and looking for new date ideas for you and your special someone, we’ve got just the thing for you. Look no further than the Trans Canada Trail!? 

Whether you’re a seasoned hiker or simply enjoy a leisurely stroll, we’ve compiled a list of six fantastic ideas for the perfect trail date. So grab your hiking boots, pack a picnic, and get ready to embark on a memorable outdoor rendezvous that will leave you and your partner craving for more.

1. Canoodle on the Kissing Bridge, Ontario

Date ideas: Kissing Bridge, Ontario

The Kissing Bridge in West Montrose, Ontario

When romance comes calling, a visit to Ontario’s “Kissing Bridge” is a must. 

A mere 90-minute drive from Toronto, the West Montrose Covered Bridge is the last remaining bridge of its kind in the province. The bridge has earned a reputation as a go-to place for marriage proposals, engagement photos and wedding videos! 

Find the Trail: Kissing Bridge Trailway, Ontario

2. Soak up the love in Banff, Alberta

A couple in the Banff Upper Hot Springs

Banff Upper Hot Springs © Noel Hendrickson

Home to Canada’s first national park, Banff is perfect for anyone seeking some old-fashioned romance with their significant other. Head out on the Trail for some prime outdoor time, then treat your sweetie to a relaxing soak at Banff Upper Hot Springs, and take in the views of Mount Rundle and Cascade Mountain. 

Find the Trail: Banff National Park – Cave and Basin National Historic Site, Town of Banff

3. Luxuriate in Victoria, British Columbia

Luxuriate in Victoria, British Columbia

The Fairmont Empress in Victoria, B.C. 

Impress your Valentine with a luxurious afternoon tea at the Fairmont Empress Hotel, before checking out the shops in the area. As evening sets in, take a walk along the waterfront and enjoy a beautiful coastal sunset. 

Find the Trail: City of Victoria

4. Charm your date in Quebec City

Couple wandering through Old Quebec city

A romantic stroll in Quebec City © Francis Gagnon/Québec Original

Wander through Old Quebec’s many art galleries, boutiques and antique shops before skating hand in hand at Place D’Youville. 

Later, cozy up with a cocoa or a glass of wine. 

Find the Trail: Corridor du Littoral

5. Experience a village getaway in Quidi Vidi, Newfoundland and Labrador 

East Coast Trail in Quidi Vidi, Newfoundland and Labrador 

Fishing stages in Quidi Vidi © Dylan Furst

Although it’s just a short distance from St. John’s, visiting Quidi Vidi feels like getting away from it all. 

Sweep your sweetie off their feet with a brisk hike along the picturesque Atlantic Coast, before treating yourselves to a fireside meal at Mallard Cottage. Want to make it the perfect date night? Book a stay next door at the Inn at Mallard Cottage, where every room is outfitted with vintage Tivoli radios and creative furnishings. 

Find the Trail: East Coast Trail

6. Gaze skyward in Whitehorse, Yukon

The northern lights dance over the Whitehorse skyline

The northern lights dance over the Whitehorse skyline.

Whitehorse is made for romance! The natural wonders of the northern lights appear most often from late August to mid-April and offer a breathtaking backdrop to your date night. 

Adventure junkies can also rev things up with a snowmobile tour on one of the many Trail sections nearby. 

Find the Trail: City of Whitehorse – Millennium Trail