In addition to the busy and wealthy cities, Canada also has small and romantic villages. Read on to discover Canada’s most romantic villages.
Frelighsburg, Quebec – Villages in Canada
Set in a gorgeous place at the foot of Mount Pinacle, on the banks of the Pike River, Frelighsburg ranks among Quebec’s most beautiful villages.
Many buildings from the 18th century still stand today with a mixture of brick and wood materials. Highlights include a mill dating back to 1839 and an early 20th-century monastery. The surrounding valley is a sprawling apple-growing region, with many apple cider houses and orchards dotting the countryside.
Merrickville, Ontario – Villages in Canada
Merrickville is considered Rideau’s Jewel and is considered by the Bloom Community as “Canada’s most beautiful village”.
The Village is home to more designated heritage buildings than any other Ontario community. Historic stone houses and grand houses dating back to the Victorian era. The Rideau Canal that runs through this Village adds to its picturesque beauty.
Victoria-by-the-Sea, Prince Edward Island
Victoria-by-the-Sea is located on the shores of Northumberland Strait, halfway between Charlottetown and Summerside on Prince Edward Island. This historic Village was founded in the early 19th century. Highlights are colorful Victorian heritage houses, a beautiful lighthouse and friendly locals.
The Village is known for attracting artisans, with visitors able to try candle-making and pottery at some of its art galleries. You can also kayak or visit the beaches along the Northumberland Strait.
Tadoussac, Quebec – Villages in Canada
If you love whale watching, Tadoussac is the perfect Village. Located three hours by car from Quebec City, the Village is set at the meeting point of the Saguenay fjord and the mouth of St. Lawrence, a site where whales survive the summer before migrating to the Atlantic Ocean in the fall.
In addition to the whales, Tadoussac offers a historical, artistic atmosphere, with many unique shops and boutiques lining the streets.
Waterton is a small mountain village located along a lake in the middle of Waterton Lakes National Park.
Visitors approaching the Village will be greeted by the dramatic ambiance of the historic Prince of Wales Hotel set against a backdrop of lofty mountains. Despite the national park’s popularity, the Village remains laid-back and idyllic.
Memramcook, New Brunswick
Memramcook is less than 20 minutes’ drive from Moncton and Dieppe. As it is one of the main Acadian cultural centers of the area, many residents speak French as a derivative of the distinct Chiac language. The Village’s Monument-Lefebvre National Historic Site houses a fascinating exhibit on Acadian history.
In addition to the exciting culture, the Village is surrounded by stunning views of the Memramcook river valley, which offers hiking and biking trails through scenic marshes.