David Thompson Country, located along the David Thompson Highway in Central Alberta, is one of the most scenic areas you will ever discover -thus making it one of the most romantic places to take your significant other. Whether you want to get away from it all and just relax, go on a romantic adventure for two, or combine a mixture of relaxation and adventure, you will find what you are looking for in David Thompson Country.
David Thompson Country is located just about 3 hours from both Edmonton and Calgary, making a romantic getaway to this part of Alberta, and an easily accessible destination from any corner of the world.
Crimson Lake Getaway
Crimson Lake is a beautiful lake in the Crimson Lake Provincial Park. Stay at the Crimson Lake Campground for a romantic getaway in a beautiful setting. With over 160 powered campsites available you will definitely be able to find a campsite that suits your taste. This campground provides ample beach activities as well as fishing, swimming, and other water activities. If you and your loved one enjoy hiking, make sure to hike along the 10 km trail that circles the lake. For a relaxing getaway within your getaway why not drive the 20 km to Rocky Mountain House and check out the relaxing spa, Paradise Day Spa, which offers a large selection of massage and spa services. While in Rocky Mountain House be sure to also stop by one of the fantastic restaurants in town, including McQueen’s on Eleven or Cucina.
Rocky Mountain House
Stay awhile and camp in Indigenous trapper’s tents and tipis at Rocky Mountain House National Historic Site is one of Canada’s fine examples of how the fur trade helped shape the nation. Enjoy exhibits, walk through archaeological remains of the four forts, get hands on experience with Métis skills of the fur trade. The site provides great access to North Saskatchewan River opening up a weekend of adventure, if you choose to do so.
Prairie Creek Inn
The Prairie Creek Inn is a luxury getaway right in David Thompson Country. Just 17 km south of Rocky Mountain House is this top romantic getaway. They even have a Romantic Getaway Package that adds to the romance factor without you having to do any extra work. For only $100.00 extra you will receive a bottle of wine, chocolate dipped strawberries, spa products from the famous Rocky Mountain Soap Co, and breakfast in bed on the first morning of your stay. There are plenty of other packages available from them as well, each sure to provide you with unique memories of your time spent in the romantic Rocky Mountains.
Thompson Creek Provincial Recreation Area
Thompson Creek Provincial Recreation Area is completely surrounded by mountains. If you are looking for that secluded, middle of nowhere feel, this is the place to go. Each of the 55 non-serviced sites are well treed for added privacy. Located 83 km southwest of Nordegg, this PRA is a bit more off the beaten path than many of the others mentioned. The campground is located on the banks of the North Saskatchewan River and there is a beautiful trail that leads to the most scenic river valley views you will ever encounter. Those who are looking for a quiet and secluded getaway with their loved one will be more than satisfied with their stay at Thompson Creek.
Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area
There is something romantic about water rushing down the side of a mountain. The beauty and awe that it invokes within a person sets the mood unlike anything else. Being able to camp in the Crescent Falls Provincial Recreation Area means you can have that waterfall romance right where you sleep. With only 29 sites at this campground it never feels overly crowded. Other things to do while in the Crescent Falls area include fishing, horseback riding, hiking, and taking plenty of Instagram worthy pictures.
Cheechako Cabins are ideal for those couples looking to get away from the crazy world of WIFI as there is none available at the cabins! For romance, be sure to choose the Rosy Finch Cabin or Raven Cabin, both which are ideal for creating the romantic atmosphere you desire. All cabins come equipped with a wood burning stove, a covered deck, propane bbq (propane included), a fully equipped kitchen, and a wonderful atmosphere. With only four cabins on site you will never have to deal with large crowds of people at this establishment. Each cabin is surrounded by large trees providing you with as much privacy as possible. The cabins are located right in Nordegg, so if you feel like venturing away from the property, why not add a round of golf into your getaway at Nordegg Historical Golf Course.
David Thompson Resort
Located 42 km west of Nordegg, when you stay at David Thompson Resort you will truly get a Rocky Mountain experience. With a newly renovated 45 unit hotel, rustic and full service cabins, RV trailer rentals, and 108 campground sites you can choose exactly what you want at David Thompson Resort. With a full service restaurant right on site, as well as a convenience store, liquor store, and more, you can spend your entire getaway right at the resort without even having to leave. If, however, you and your significant other happen to have any interest in horseback riding, the amazing McKenzies Trail West is literally just across the road. There you can choose anywhere from a one hour ride up to a full day ride.
Chungo Creek Outfitters
Another location where you and your loved one can stay in cabins away from it all, this may be the most remote feeling location on the list. These cabins are literally in the middle of the wilderness and they don’t have any traditional electricity! Situated right at the junction of the Clackstone and Wapiabi Rivers, the setting is truly rustic and romantic. Chungo Creek Outfitters offers horseback riding adventures in the mountains making this the perfect choice for the couples who can’t get enough of these magnificent creatures.
Two O’clock Creek Campground, located within the Kootenay Plains Provincial Recreation Area, is a great site to camp. 67 km west of Nordegg, this PRA is close enough to the mountains to easily access many of the trips and adventures provided in the Rocky Mountain area. While staying there you can easily spend all of your time within the park, fishing, hiking, and rock climbing. But if you are interested in exploring the mountains in a bit of a different way, one idea may be to try a helicopter tour with a stop to check out the always fascinating Abraham Lake. The only way to make it more romantic would be to bring a diamond ring along with you. (hint, hint)
When thinking about a romantic getaway, some words that may come to mind are tranquility, quiet, comfort, intimacy, and memorable. If you choose to stay at Aurum Lodge you will get all of this and more. Aurum Lodge is an award winning eco-tourism country in. Nestled in the front ranges of the Rocky Mountains with a view of the ever impressive Abraham Lake, you will be surrounded by forest, water, and mountains at this serene location. Aurum Lodge offers packages that will take all of the guesswork out of creating the perfect getaway. From meals to outings to accommodations, Aurum Lodge can take care if it all.
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