Banff and Canmore, Alberta
By Paul Peters
One of the biggest advantages to having your wedding here in the Canadian Rockies: your honeymoon can begin the moment you get here.
The Canadian Rockies, with places like Banff National Park, Jasper National Park and towns like Canmore, Lake Louise, Banff and Jasper, can provide newly weds with a beautiful, inspiring, and fun way to begin their lives together.
Amira Harris, wedding planner and owner of Posh Productions, notes that there are a lot of the traditional things available for couples who want to pamper themselves on their honeymoon.
“Hot springs, spas, mud baths, hot stone massages, there are all sorts of spas that can really take care of you,” she says.
Once you feel good and relaxed, there’ll be plenty to keep you busy.
“For anyone who’s never been to the Rockies, you wouldn’t have to try hard to find something to do,” Harris says. “You could keep yourself busy for quite a few days out here.”
Banff and Jasper National Parks offer amazing outdoor activities, such as horseback riding, hiking, mountain biking, climbing, backpacking, whitewater rafting and skiing. There are also great guided tours, including heli-tours, motorcycle tours, hiking and driving tours.
All those activities are bound to whet your appetite, and the restaurants of the Canadian Rockies are ready to deliver everything from a great pizza and beer to the finest wine and seafood. And of course, the accommodations here are unsurpassed.
In the Canadian Rockies, it is truly possible to have a first-class honeymoon, while saving time on traveling to some far-away destination, and saving a little money too.