Butchart gardens, Mount Washington, and Chathedral Grove were among the Island spots pointed out in an expedia.ca article placing Vancouver Island among the top honeymoon destinations in the world. expedia.ca photo

Vancouver Island a world-class honeymoon destination

Vernon, Kaslo and the Sunshine Coast also hit Expedia.ca’s list of best global honeymoon destinations

OK, maybe there is a better place in this world to start the rest of your life with your significant other.

But when your eyes are full of your partner’s smile, what romantic is going to quibble about where your perfect honeymoon destination ranks among the top 18?

The international travel giant Expedia.ca just released an article listing its picks for the world’s top honeymoon destination spots and Vancouver Island made the list.

“Vancouver Island is often ranked a top Canadian honeymoon destination, and we have no disagreements about that,” wrote the post’s author Jennifer Cuellar.

“Explore the green, beautiful landscape when you’re hiking through Cathedral Grove during the warmer months. Or, if it’s winter, get your nerves in order when you’re doing snowboard tricks at Mount Washington Alpine Resort. Just give your muscles a nice long soak at Hot Springs Cove. Or, if you two want all the beauty but none of the stretching, you can simply walk through the exquisite Butchart Gardens (open year-round).”

Expedia.ca did not rank the places on its list in any particular order.

It did, however, include a rating system using emojis to list each spot’s biggest strengths. Vancouver Island got five out of five mountains (or #NoFilterNeeded) for its scenery, five roses (swoon-worthy) for its romance level, three honeypots (fund leftovers) for affordability and four cyclists (adventure buddies) for its adventure opportunities.

It also listed spring and fall as the top seasons to visit.

British Columbia, as a whole, garnered five of the top 18 spots with the Sunshine Coast, Kaslo and Vancouver Island, alongside fellow Canadian cities such as Magog in Quebec, Quebec City, Caledon in Ontario, Yarmouth in Nova Scotia, Muskoka in Ontario, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Regina in Saskatchewan and Banff.

The list also included destination hotspots like Las Vegas, Hanoi in Vietnam, Caye Caulker in Belize, Buenos Aires in Argentina and Monterey in California.

Parker Crook | Reporter


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