(Photo courtesy of Parks Canada)2. La Mauricie National Park Why splurge for mirrored ceilings and vibrating heart-shaped beds when you and your other half can get cozy in one of Parks Canada's oTENTiks. I describe them as tent-meets-yurt-meets-portable-cottage. There's no electricity, but every oTENTik is equipped with a wood-burning stove. Then again, you and your mate could decide to generate your own heat. Parks Canada will gladly advise on how to operate the stove. As for generating your own heat, that's up to you and yours. Parks Canada only supplies the romantic setting. Will appeal to: adventuresome couples who want to spend the night in a quiet setting with nothing but the crackling of wood-burning to lull you to sleep. Romance rating: **** (four stars)
(Photo by Doug O'Neill)3. Pacific Rim Reserve This National Park has three appealing sections: Long Beach, the Broken Group Islands, and the West Coast Trail. Will appeal to: active types who want an outdoorsy workout with their partner. Romance rating: **** (four stars). The rainforest trails and sandy beaches of Long Beach will leave you breathless. (As for the West Coast Trail: if your relationship survives this challenge, you'll survive anything!) 4. Rideau Canal National Historic Site Skating the full length of the Rideau Canal with the Parliament Buildings in the background is a rite of passage for every Canadian. Will appeal to: urbanites and couples with kids in tow Romantic rating: *** (three stars; dining out in Ottawa's up-and-coming foodie scene could bump it up to ****). 5. Fundy National Park of Canada Assuming your love doesn't ebb and flow like the Bay of Fundy tides, this too is a must-visit for every Canadian. Will appeal to: anyone who's never witnessed the miracle of the Bay of Fundy Tides. Romantic rating: *** (three stars; go at the right season in time for the sea food will boost the experience up to 5 stars) Which of these Parks Canada destinations would leave you love-struck?