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Author: Greg Mattson, Excellent Romantic Vacations Editor

By: Greg Mattson, ERV Editor - Updated: Jan 4, 2022

Planning a romantic getaway or honeymoon in British Columbia? Let's take a look at some great vacations for 2 in BC, including:

  • Okanagan: Kelowna, Penticton, Osoyoos and Oliver BC
  • Kootenays: Nelson BC
Romantic Kelowna BCKelowna and it's Waterfront are a Highlight of any Romantic BC Getaway

The Best Time for Romantic BC Getaways: From Mid-May to the end of September, the sun shines, the water's warm, beach communities are active and the orchards are bursting with fruit.  

Romantic getaways in BC's okanagan 

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort

Delta Grand Okanagan Resort PoolSummer Sunshine by the Pool at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort in Kelowna, BC
Room at the Delta Grande ResortRoom at the Delta Grand Okanagan Resort
Delta Grand Okanagan Resort Jetted Tub SuiteJetted Tub Suite, Delta Grand Resort
  • Delta Marriott Grand Okanagan Resort - a luxury Okanagan resort with honeymoon and wine packages, on-site spa and daily wine tastings. We booked a 3-night weekend getaway here in room with with King bed, jetted tub and spacious living area. The resort has a large outdoor pool, hot tub and Cabana Bar serving drinks. Just beyond the resort is the beautiful Waterfront Park with scenic views and a walkway along the shore of Okanagan Lake. 2022 ERV Rating* for Romantic Okanagan Resorts: 82% - Very Good. (1310 Water Street, Kelowna BC 250-763-4500)
  • A Vista Villa Couples Retreat - suites with JACUZZI® Tubs, romance packages, weddings and elopements are just some of what this Kelowna Wine Country Guesthouse specializes in. 2022 ERV Rating* for Romantic Kelowna B&B's: 96% - Excellent. (962 Ryder Dr, Kelowna BC  877-762-7831)

Penticton BC Romantic Places to Stay

Room at the Ramada Penticton Hotel and SuitesKing Hot Tub Suite at the Ramada Penticton Hotel & Suites
  • Ramada Penticton Hotel & Suites - we can easily recommend this Ramada as an affordable and romantic resort in the Okanagan for any getaway or honeymoon. The King Bed Hot Tub Suites are the ones you want here, with fireplace and 2-person in-room Whirlpool tubs. The pool area is spacious, and in the heat of summer, soaking up the sun poolside with a cocktail in your hand, you'll feel like you're in an all-inclusive in Hawaii or Mexico! 2022 ERV Rating* for Romantic Penticton BC Resorts: 80% - Very Good. (1050 Eckhardt Ave West, Penticton BC  250-492-8926)
  • E'laysa Guesthouse & Vineyard Retreat - lovely Italian-inspired B&B with gourmet breakfasts, overlooking the Lake and Naramatta Bench Wine Country. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Penticton BC Bed & Breakfasts: 94% - Excellent. (1056 Corbishley Ave, Penticton BC  236-422-2122)

Romantic Getaways in Osoyoos, BC

Romantic Getaway in Osoyoos, BCHigh Above Osoyoos, BC
Scenic Waterfront in Osoyoos, BCScenic Waterfront in Osoyoos, BC

Osoyoos, BC - Only 5 minutes from the Canada/USA border, this desert-like town along the lake is pretty much surrounded by vineyards, and is another great spot for a hot & sunny getaway in British Columbia. There's a fine beach area close to downtown, scenic walks along the waterfront, and several hotels and resorts just right for a fun weekend getaway.

Watermark Beach Resort

Osoyoos BC Romantic Beach ResortWatermark Beach Resort - Pool & Waterfront
Watermark Beach Resort Romantic SuiteWatermark Beach Resort Bedroom
  • Watermark Beach Resort - if you're romantic getaway brings you to the Southern Okanagan and the attractive center of Osoyoos, check out this waterfront resort near downtown, with comfortable conod units and a on-site wine bar. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Osoyoos BC Resorts: 88% - Very Good. (15 Park Pl, Osoyoos BC  888-755-3480)
  • Spirit Ridge at NK'MIP Resort - a new hotel with spacious "vineyard villas" and "desert suites". Just steps away from golf and a winery, with a pool, full spa, dining room and roof top terrace. 2017 ERV Rating* for Romantic Southern Okanagan Resorts: 82% - Very Good. (1200 Rancher Creek Rd, Osoyoos BC 844-755-4622)

oliver BC - Burrowing owl estate winery & guest house

Lunch & View - Burrowing Owl Winery
Guest House - Burrowing Owl Estate
  • Burrowing Owl Estate Winery & Guest House - these 140 acres of pure sun-drenched bliss are the perfect spot for your romantic South Okanagan getaway or honeymoon! Their award-winning winery includes a tasting center, fine dining restaurant with outstanding views, and a luxury 10-room inn next door fronted by a gorgeous pool, hot tub and sun deck. 2022 ERV Rating*: 90% - Excellent. (500 Burrowing Owl Pl, Oliver BC 877-498-0620)

Romantic Things to Do in BC's Okanagan

Quail's Gate Wine Tasting, Kelowna BCSome Sipping at Quail's Gate Winery
BC Wine Country, Kelowna BCBC Wine Country Near Kelowna, BC

1. Okanagan Winery Tours - the number of wineries in Kelowna & the Okanagan valley has grown by leaps and bounds in recent years. One experience that really stood out was the tasting and bistro lunch we enjoyed at the Summerhill Winery in Kelowna. We found a very nice bottle of Gewurztraminer, and a fantastic lunch on the patio with a million-dollar view of Lake Okanagan! 

Okanagan wineries also take part in several wine festivals throughout the seasons which showcase wine tasting, culinary displays and live performances of music and theatre.

2. Sun & Fun at the Best Okanagan Beaches - there's a good supply of sandy and relaxing waterfront areas in the Okanagan. A couple of Okanagan beaches we really enjoyed were Skaha Lake in Penticton and Gyro Park in Kelowna.

Tubing Down the River, Penticton, BCCouple Floating Down the Okanagan River Channel in Penticton, BC

3. Tube Down the Penticton River Channel - great way to enjoy a sunny and hot Okanagan afternoon. Rent an inner tube and peacefully float down the river one way, and a bus picks you up for the return home. (215 Riverside Drive, Penticton, BC)

4. Kettle Valley Steam Railway - board the historic steam train for a beautiful ride and views of the Okanagan mountains, lakes, valleys and vineyards. They also combine the rail tour with wine tastings! (18404 Bathville Rd, Summerland, BC)  

5. Scenic Drives - south of Oliver, BC, highway 97 winds through a glorious region of fruit trees, vineyards and valleys. The Similkameen Valley is especially scenic, and you can easily loop back to Penticton through Keremeos, BC.

Other fun things to do on romantic BC getaways: water slides, mini-golf, and all kinds of water activities like boating, water skiing, and para sailing.

More Romantic bc Getaways on erv:

Ramada Penticton Resort - PoolPoolside Drinks - Ramada Penticton Resort
Summerland BC GetawayRelaxing by the Lake in Summerland, BC

Okanagan Honeymoon & Romance Packages

Planning a weeding or honeymoon in Kelowna, Penticton or another part of the Okanagan?

  • The Hopeless Romantic BC Getaways & Romance Packages - for 2017, there's no less than 6 different romantic packages to choose from at this Kelowna B&B! Custom made for anniversary vacations, honeymoons and weekend getaways to the BC Interior, and priced as inexpensive add-ons from $99 to $149.
  • Kelowna BC Honeymoon Packages - A Vista Villa in Kelowna can make your wedding, anniversary or elopement in BC something special. Check into one of their in-room hot tub suites, and enjoy evenings from their panoramic lake- view dining terrace.

Romantic BC Getaways in the kootenays 

nelson, bc

Romantic Nelson BC Best Western HotelBest Western Plus in Nelson BC
Honeymoon Suite in Nelson BCRomantic Best Western Suite in Nelson BC
  • Best Western Plus Baker Street Inn - winner of the TripAdvisor Traveller's Choice Award, this Best Western has the prefect location to explore all the shops, pubs, galleries and one-of-a-kind stalls in downtown Nelson. We recommend their honeymoon-ready King Room with Jetted Tub, and don't miss Marzano, their terrific on-site Italian eatery. 2022 ERV Rating: 90% - Excellent. (153 Baker St, Nelson BC 250-352-2995)  COVID Safety Plan: Yes 

things to do in nelson:

Beach by the bridge in Nelson BCRotary Lakeside Park
  • Rotary Lakeside Park - great spot for swimming, relaxing on the sand and soaking up the sun and scenery in this beach by the bridge in Nelson. (306 Elwyn St, Nelson BC)
Romantic Streetcar Ride in Nelson, BCStreetcar 23 in Nelson BC
  • Streetcar 23 - hop on board for a romantic and historic ride in a restored trolley car on the tracks around Nelson. (Hall St, Nelson BC)

Nakusp, BC

Romantic Halcyon Hot Springs Resort in Nakusp, BCRomantic Halcyon Hot Springs Resort on the Waterfront in Nakusp, BC
  • Halcyon Hot Springs Resort - this hot springs resort is the ideal secluded honeymoon or anniversary getaway in the BC Interior, and the setting is nothing short of spectacular: right on the shores of Upper Arrow Lake, with stunning mountain and lake views. Romantic cabins, cottages and loft chalets are tucked away in the lakeside forest, and there's an on-site spa and fine dining as well. 2022 ERV Rating* for Romantic BC Kootenay Resorts: 76% - Good. (5655 Highway 23 North, Nakusp BC 250-265-3554)
Scenic Nakusp BCPicnic Time by the Lake in Beautiful Nakusp, BC
  • Nakusp - a worthwhile stop while exploring the West Kootenays. Check out the hot springs, stroll along the beautiful Waterfront Walkway, and grab a picnic lunch and relax by the beautiful Upper Arrow Lake shore. 

Travel to BC & the Okanagan

There are direct flights to Kelowna from Vancouver, Edmonton, Calgary and Toronto, Ontario (as well as from a few smaller cities in Western Canada). Penticton has scheduled flights from Vancouver only.

You can fly to the Okanagan on Air Canada and WestJet - they both have cheap flights to Kelowna from Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

You can also drive to the Okanagan, as Kelowna is at the crossroads of several major highways. Here are some driving times and distances from several different cities:

  • Distance from Vancouver to Kelowna: 500 km (312 miles), driving time 4.5 hours.
  • Distance from Edmonton to Kelowna: 895 km (559 miles), driving time 8 hours.
  • Distance from Calgary to Kelowna: 600 km (374 miles), driving time 5.5 hours.
  • Distance from Banff to Kelowna: 475 km (296 miles), driving time 4 hours.
  • Distance from Toronto to Kelowna: 2775 km (1725 miles), flying time 4 hours.

*ERV Rating: our unique, non-scientific ratings for romantic accommodation include:

  • Amenities: including Whirlpool bath or JACUZZI® Tub, scenic view, fireplace, lounge, etc
  • Location: proximity of hotel to restaurants, pubs, downtown, etc
  • Clientele: demographic the hotel attracts (couples, families, business travelers, etc)
  • Popularity: based social media & crowd-sourced reviews 
  • Value: product offered compared to room rate 
  • Please Note: percentage ratings are not absolute but for comparative use only  

√ COVID Safety Plan: identifies hotels and inns that clearly indicate they are taking measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19.

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