Valentine’s Day is nearly here and while it may already be too late to book a weekend away, there’s no harm in bottling all the love (and knowledge) in the air about what’s hot and what’s not for northern couples. Surprisingly, while we’d like to think our country is a fairytale destination, only one Canadian spot was recently named among the most romantic hotels in the world.

Located in Banff, Alberta the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is what many consider to be magical.

Revered for a dramatic view of the mountains and one of the most beautiful lakes in the world, incredible restaurants, many pools, and the luxurious spa, it’s no surprise that they landed a top spot on Big 7 Travel’s 2022 ‘best of’ list alongside other notoriously dreamy destinations in Paris and Italy.

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So how did Alberta manage to snag the only Canadian spot? Here’s how they broke it all down:

To compile this particular list, each hotel was given points for everything from critic reviews and location, atmosphere, presence, consistency, and customer testimonials

Based on how they scored in each category, Big 7 placed them in order of least to most romantic with Utah’s Amangiri: Canyon Point taking the top spot overall, which we’d imagine was a hard decision to make considering who else reigned supreme.

Here are the top 20 most romantic hotels in the world as published by the company:


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  1. Amangiri: Canyon Point – Utah, United States
  2. Shinta Mani Wild – Cambodia
  3. Longitude 131º – Uluru, Australia
  4. Omaanda – Namibia
  5. Fairmont Banff Springs – Canada
  6. Huka Lodge – Taupo, New Zealand
  7. The Plaza – New York, United States
  8. Plaza Athénée – Paris, France
  9. Petit St. Vincent – Grenadines
  10. Villa Cora – Florence, Italy
  11. Conrad Maldives – Rangali Island, Maldives
  12. Hippo Point House – Great Rift Valley, Kenya
  13. Amandari – Bali, Indonesia
  14. Silky Oaks Lodge & Healing Waters Spa – Australia
  15. Shangri-La Hotel – Paris, France
  16. Yunak Evleri – Urgup, Turkey
  17. The Peninsula – Hong Kong
  18. Farmhouse Inn Forestville – California, USA
  19. The Witchery – Edinburgh
  20. Pumphouse Point at Lake St. Claire – Tasmania

If you’d like to see the entire list of 50 which includes locations coast to coast and sea to sea, you can check it out here.