If you usually camp with family or friends, a romantic RV vacation may not be your first thought when planning something special, but we think a cozy fire, shared experiences, and being miles away from your daily responsibilities is the perfect setting for Valentine’s Day. Extra points if the location is too remote for cell service and the distraction that brings! Here are a few of our suggestions for a romantic RVing road trip this Valentine’s day.
Take a Day Trip
Enjoy skiing, skating, or snowshoeing at your local provincial park, using your RV as a comfortable place to take a break, enjoy a meal, and warm up during the day. If you live near Arrowhead Provincial Park in Ontario, head to their Valentine’s Fire & Ice night, where you can glide hand-in-hand down a skating trail lit by hundreds of tiki torches. Check out our tips for short-term camping during the winter to ensure a smooth day out.
Relax in a Hot Spring
Soak together in a natural hot springs, like Fairmont Hot Springs Resort, where you can take in the stunning views of the Rocky Mountains while you relax. The Fairmont Hot Springs RV Resort is just a short walk from the hot springs, and winter camping is available in their deluxe sites for $30 per night.
Hit the Slopes
If you love to ski together, set off to a nearby hill, and hit the slopes after setting up your base camp in the parking lot. Some ski resorts welcome RVers and offer long or short-term overnight parking free of charge or for a small fee, so phone ahead and check your local hill’s rules.
Stay Cozy at the Campsite
Even if you’re not into winter sports, who doesn’t love a cozy fire, warm comfort foods, and relaxation? Get away and spend time with your significant other by the fire, enjoying a favourite hot drink, and time away from it all.
If you’re both tired of the snow and cold, chase the sun and warmer weather with a road trip south this February. Popular snowbirding states like Texas, California, Florida and Arizona are full of Canadians this time of year, seeking to escape the chill. Check out our snowbirding advice for some trip suggestions.