I love destinations that allow me to immerse myself in the local vibe. Laval, a suburb of Montreal, is just the place to get a real feel for French-Canadian culture. From premier shopping attractions, like Centropolis and the CF Carrefour Centre, to outdoor soaks in Scandinavian spas and the many trails and nature reserves offering hiking and kayaking, there is something here for everyone.
One cannot talk about French-Canadian charm without discussing the food. In Laval, you’ll find plenty of restaurants featuring local dishes, like Oregon Wine Bar, Les Insulaires Microbrewery and L’Antre-News Creperie-Bistro. If you’re feeling like something more exotic, try one of the more than 50 Sushi bars and Asian-themed restaurants within the city limits, including top-rated Torii Sushi, Tamashi and Miss Won.
So how does all of this factor into a romantic escape? From the luxurious décor and hospitality of Le St-Martin House to a relaxing dip in the Scandinavian pools of the Spa and Hotel Finlandais to the romantic adult-themed suites of Le Febreville, these unique hotel properties in Laval embody the province’s unique French-Canadian culture and provide the perfect inspiration for a romantic getaway.