They say that summer is the season of love, but we’d disagree. There’s nothing better than some cold weather to bring people together and Canada is one of the very best places to get cozy.

In fact, one Northern destination is so wonderfully chilly that it’s among Travel and Leisure’s 20 Most Romantic Winter Getaways around the World.

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From beachy escapes and festive towns to vineyards and foodie-friendly cities, this list has broken down the very best places to let the sparks fly, and it might actually surprise you!

In addition to usual suspects like Paris and Rome, they’ve also included places like Stowe, Vermont, revered for its ‘storybook ambience’ and our personal favourite Banff, Canada.

“Banff takes travelers’ breath away in the winter — and it’s not just because of the frigid temperatures,” they write.

“This wonderland shows off spectacular scenery with snow-dusted forests and peaks.”

From fat biking, and skiing to horse-drawn sleigh rides and helicopter tours, this enchanting spot is as cute as it gets.

As for other locations listed? Here are the 20 Most Romantic Winter Getaways around the World:

  1. Paris, France
  2. Maldives
  3. Charleston, South Carolina
  4. Anguilla
  5. Mexico City, Mexico
  6. Aspen, Colorado
  7. New York, New York
  8. Sonoma, California
  9. St. Barts
  10. Marrakesh, Morocco
  11. Stowe, Vermont
  12. Cape Town, South Africa
  13. London, United Kingdom
  14. Cartagena, Colombia
  15. Patagonia, Chile
  16. Banff, Canada
  17. Bangkok, Thailand
  18. Valparaíso, Chile
  19. Kawaguchiko, Japan
  20. Rome, Italy

Where will you go first, Canada – and do you need a third wheel? We’ve been told we make fantastic company.

Happy travelling!