12/14/2012 11:57 EST | Updated 02/12/2013 05:12 EST

The 10 Most Romantic Places in Canada

Romance is on the mind around this time of year, and Canada with its abundance of natural beauty, charming small towns and scenic cities is filled with destinations that will make you swoon. Our team of travel writers and experts at gathered to decide on the top 10 most romantic places to visit in the nation, whether it's now as the holiday approaches or at any time during your lives together.

1. Cape Breton, Nova Scotia -- Possibly the most romantic aspect of vacationing on Cape Breton Island is the fact that things move slowly there. You can live in your hotel room for days without missing your laptop. You can take a snowshoeing trip to areas with no cell-phone service and never miss that annoying buzz that comes every five minutes. In Cape Breton it's all about you, your partner and breathtaking landscapes. Visiting Cape Breton takes relaxation to new levels, which means you have nothing but time to devote to the one you love the most.

If your ideal romantic getaway includes cozy pub booths, fresh seafood and simple country charm, then this island in the Maritimes should be at the top of your list. Cape Breton offers peaceful and idyllic surroundings as well as luxurious resorts and warm B&Bs -- perfect for a Valentine's Day weekend escape, an anniversary trip or even a romantic honeymoon.

When you cross over to "the Island" from mainland Nova Scotia, you can almost hear the music in the air -- fiddle music, more specifically. Cape Breton has the most fiddle players per capita in the world and it isn't difficult to find a quiet pub or country dance to try your hand at Cape Breton step or square dancing with your honey.

2. Lake Louise, Alberta -- Natural beauty doesn't get more spectacular than this icon of the Canadian Rockies. If gazing out from the Fairmont hotel onto the lake's calm turquoise waters lapping against the mountains doesn't put you in the mood, then your pulse may need a check.

Lake Louise has been named one of the world's top honeymoon destinations because it is secluded, pristine, cozy and so breathtaking you'll just want to hug someone to make sure you're still on earth. Banff National Park's jewel is romantic, no matter what time of year you go there, although spring and fall are ideal, to avoid the summer bus crowds and the winter ski visitors.

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