Date Night? Romantic Weekend Getaways Out of Montreal & Ottawa

Whether you’re looking for exciting nightlife, to become one with nature or to test your physical limits with the love of your life, the formula is the same: Pair a fun, interesting activity with outstanding accommodations, and you’ll have yourself an unforgettable, bond-strengthening weekend vacation and the lifelong memories to accompany it.

Date nights are an integral part of maintaining your romantic relationship with your partner. Sometimes, you need more than just a few hours and a nice dinner. If a weekend escape is just what you’re looking for, then pack your bags because we’ve listed some spectacular getaways that will take you out of the city, to explore and experience some of Quebec’s most notable destinations near Montreal and Ottawa.

Spend a Romantic Weekend Watching Whales in their Natural Habitat


252 km from Montreal and 444 km from Ottawa in Québec City

Is there anything more awe-inspiring than watching some of nature’s largest animals frolic and play? These giants of the sea have a tendency of taking your breath away as they jump and dive into the waters of the Saguenay-St. Lawrence Marine Park.

After your whale watching tour you can wander hand-in-hand through the quaint cafes and boutiques of Québec City’s old town, before retiring to your hotel for some R&R.

Hotel Champlain Vieux-Quebec

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8.8 Excellent (3267 reviews)

Be Pampered in the Wilderness On a Romantic Trip to Saint-Hippolyte


78 km from Montreal and 190 km from Ottawa in Saint-Hippolyte

Canadian summers are the perfect time to get outside and explore. The lush and rugged environment at our fingertips is an asset that not many people in the world get to experience so readily. In most provinces, escaping the city is as easy as taking a short road trip and Montreal is no different.

Spending time with your partner in a refreshing and rejuvenating atmosphere such as the outdoors brings out a unique and unconventional romantic vibe that you may not have noticed you were missing. Take the 50-minute drive to Saint-Hippolyte and stay in at the Auberge du Lac Morency for a relaxing weekend with a difference. Revel in the exhilarating yet tranquil adventures awaiting you at Aventures Plein Air. You’d be surprised how well they complement each other.

Auberge du Lac Morency

8.1 Very good (48 reviews)

A Romantic Skiing Weekend in Mont-Tremblant


144 km from Montreal and 165 km from Ottawa in Mont-Tremblant

There are two types of people when it comes to Winter in Canada: those who groan about all the snow they’re going to shovel and those who dig out their skis and head for the mountain. If you’re lucky enough to live in or close to Quebec, the mountain of choice is Mont-Tremblant and why not stay at the Lodge de la Montagne to be in the heart of the action.

Le Lodge de la Montagne

8.0 Very good (32 reviews)

Hit the Jackpot with a Romantic Break To a Quebec Casino


203 km from Montreal and 7 km from Ottawa in Gatineau

How many times have you had the dreamy conversation with your partner about what you would do if you won big? Where you would go, what you would buy… Why not try your luck at one of Quebec’s four prestigious casinos? Having a partner only increases your odds, and whether you hit the jackpot on the slots or get the winning hand at the poker table, you’re sure to have an exciting, enjoyable evening. Dress your best and head over to Casino Lac-Leamy, less than a three-hour drive from downtown Montreal.

Hilton Lac-Leamy

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9.2 Excellent (2215 reviews)