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7 Ideas for a Cape Breton Valentine’s Day!

Story by: Team Destination Cape Breton

Cape Breton Island is full of romantic nooks and crannies, cozy accommodations, unique culinary options, and fun activities to share with those you care about.  Here are a few ideas on how to share the love on Valentine’s Day or any day this February.

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1. Roses are red. Violets are blue. I want to get away with you.

Several Cape Breton Island operators have done all of the hard work for you by putting together packages that will make it easy to plan an amazing weekend getaway. Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort, Sally’s Brook Wilderness Cabins, and Inverary Resort, are just a few of the accommodations offering Valentine’s Day packages. 

Cabot Shores

wood cabin in winter

Sally's Brook Wilderness Cabins

Inverary Resort

2. Fill Your Heart and Your Belly

Spend the evening catching up with your sweetheart and toasting your #couplegoals over a tasty meal. The Annex Inverness is the perfect spot to cozy up to the roaring fireplace and enjoy music and good food.

If you’re looking for a meal with a view and great service close to Sydney, check out The Dory Pub & Restaurant in Westmount. Located in the Dobson Yacht Club, The Dory has a new winter menu that is sure to delight your taste buds.

Tasty cocktails, charcuterie boards and more are on the menu at The Brixton Cape Breton in Glace Bay.  The restaurant’s seasonal menus are sure to delight and surprise you.

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Let’s get away for Valentine’s Day

3. Make Your Heart Bounce

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 and get your heart pumping!

Here are a few ideas to try:

Winter Hiking Trails of Whycocomagh

Winter Wellness Walks at Cape Breton Highlands National Park

Port Hawkesbury Community Trails

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4. Let’s Dance and Dine, My Valentine

If your love loves live music, plan to spend Valentine’s Day at the Bras d’Or Lakes Inn in St. Peter’s. Along with their delicious winter menu, you can enjoy live music with local favourites, ECHO, who will take the Lockmaster’s Stage at 6 pm.

Enjoy the tunes of Rob Murphy at the Valentine Weekend’s Dinner and Concert at Cabot Shores Wilderness Resort. This event takes place on February 18 and you can start your evening with a delicious three-course dinner in the Cabot Shores Bistro. Whether you’re vegetarian, vegan, a local seafood lover, a carnivore, or somewhere in between, you’ll be sure to find something on the menu that delights your taste buds!

Come one, come all, and enjoy a delightful night with some of Cape Breton Island’s finest talent at A Valentine’s Day Show with Ashley Buckingham, Emily and Jen Dingwall at The Sandbar Restaurant and Lounge in Dominion.

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5. Sweets for my Sweetie

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 a Gift to Remember

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:

La Quaintrelle Boutique

Cape Breton Farmers’ Market

Brook Village Grocery

The Farmers Daughter Country Market

The Outdoor Store

Wreck Cove General Store

Membertou Heritage Park’s Petroglyph Gift Shop

Cape Breton Centre for Craft & Design

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

8. You Melt my Heart

Speaking of melting… why not 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.

May love come your way, this Valentine’s day!

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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