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7 Ideas for a Cape Breton Valentine’s Day!

Story by: Team Destination Cape Breton

Name a better place to celebrate love than Cape Breton Island? Our communities are filled with activities to suit any pair of lovebirds. Whether you’re searching for a romantic outing or looking to snuggle up in a cozy cabin this blog will help you and your sweetheart plan a Valentine’s Day you won’t forget.

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1. Enjoy a Valentine’s Getaway

In need of an adventure with your sweetheart? Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort, Sally’s Brook Wilderness Cabins, Inverary Resort, are just a few of the accommodations that offer Valentine’s Day Retreats. 

Cabot Shores

wood cabin in winter

Sally's Brook Wilderness Cabins

Inverary Resort

2. Dinner For Me & You Makes Two

Bring your lovebird to Governor’s Pub and Eatery for a 3-course meal for two. Louie’s Cozy Corner is offering a delicious 3-course meal this Valentine’s Day. Spend the evening catching up with your sweetheart and toasting to your future over a tasty meal. A Better Bite Café in Sydney is also hosting a 4-course meal for all the Valentines out there.

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Romance Packages Starting at $135

3. Spend time together in the great outdoors with Parks Canada

Romance doesn’t have to be just restaurants and chocolates. Spending time together in the great outdoors is a great way to create lasting memories that may turn into traditions! Snowshoe a number of trails at various Parks Canada locations, like the Fortress of Louisbourg, the Clyburn Valley, or the uncomparable Skyline Trail.


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4. Dinner & Concert at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort

Make this Valentine’s Day (Event is held on February 19) memorable by staying at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort, listen to a musical performance by Dylan Devoe, and being served a delicious 3-course dinner.



waitress brings two plates of food to a couple at a table

5. Chocolate for Two

Pick up some Valentine’s Day-themed candy and chocolatey sweets from your local sweet shop. Some shops are listed below for inspiration:

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7. Give the Gift of Local

Give the gift of local this Valentine’s Day! Our Island has endless opportunities to find the perfect gift, below are just a few options of many.

The Membertou Heritage Park’s Petroglyph gift shop offers you the opportunity to bring a piece of authentic Canadian tradition home with you. Petroglyph specializes in Aboriginal arts and crafts and carries a wide arrangement of traditional and contemporary Mi’kmaq arts and crafts made locally in Atlantic Canada.

Visit the Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design and pick up a Craft Box for you and your sweetheart this V-Day, or shop online for a variety of locally made crafts.

Click the ‘Shop Local’ button below to see more options!

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three handmade ceramic mugs

8. Stay at an Accommodation with a Cozy Fireplace or a Hot Tub

Check out our list of winter accommodations that feature romantic fireplaces or indulgent outdoor hot tubs. Make this Valentine’s Day experience an annual tradition!

a couple and their dog sit on a run in front of a fire
couple sit in outdoor wooden hot tub in winter
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Team Destination Cape Breton

Our team at Destination Cape Breton is always exploring our beautiful Island. We love discovering our hidden gems, working with partners, and putting our Island on the pedestal it deserves!

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