5. DesBarres Manor Inn, Guysborough, N.S.
Sometimes it pays to be an early bird. Arrive on Feb. 14 and you can sample this upscale seaside inn's "Winter Romance Getaway Package" (from $159 a person), which includes wine and cheese, a full breakfast, and a five-course tasting dinner. Arrive three days earlier, however, and you can catch the "Nova Scotia Icewine Festival Dinner & Getaway," which pairs some sweet beverages from the tail end of the province's annual icewine extravaganza with the aforementioned meal — likely with some live local entertainment (pictured) on hand — for just $10 more.
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