Canada makes a dream honeymoon destination for nature lovers. Famously friendly natives and knock-your-socks-off landscapes lead to unforgettable adventures, and there’s a wealth of delightfully cosy places to bed down in. Strike out on your first road trip as a married couple and wend your way through mountains and canyons past magnificent scenery – azure lakes, snow-capped peaks and rolling hills.
We suggest you whizz out of Calgary, the Stampede City, as soon as you can to the crystal-clear lakes and jaw-dropping mountain views of Banff. Located in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, Banff is home to divine hiking trails, exquisite photo opportunities and romantic hot springs to relax in with your partner. We recommend taking a ride on the Banff Gondola to Sulphur Mountain, where you’ll have panoramic views of the Bow Valley. For an intimate hideaway, stay at Moraine Lake Lodge in Banff National Park. The rustic property is nicely nestled besides the must-see Moraine Lake in the heart of the Rocky Mountains.
The drive to Jasper National Park is exceptional and as you scoot along the spine of the Canadian Rockies you will traverse the amazing Icefields Parkway, which features more than 100 ancient glaciers. Be wowed by waterfalls cascading from dramatic rocks and shimmering emerald lakes flashing past your window. Make sure you stop in at Peyto Lake, a glacier-fed expanse of mirror-like turquoise water, one of the most picturesque lakes in Canada. Here you can take moonlit evening wildlife tours to seek out the park’s most iconic creatures, from bear to elk, coyote to beaver. Being the largest national park in the Rockies and home to some of the wildest landscapes there are many worthwhile corners to discover with the freedom of your own vehicle.
Experience a scenic rail journey to Kamloops in the interior of British Columbia on the Rocky Mountaineer. Leaving Jasper National Park, you could trundle along the Yellowhead route past the sprawling grandeur of Mount Robson, the highest peak in the Canadian Rockies, and follow the mighty Thompson River, the route of early fur traders. Finish your big sky adventure in cosmopolitan coastal Vancouver, a great finale to your trip with its thriving multi-cultural ambiance, top-notch restaurants, shopping, nightlife and a welcoming mild climate. Whilst here, enjoy an unrivalled combination of modern luxury and classic sophistication with a stay at Rosewood Georgia.
From its cosmopolitan cities to its abundant natural wonders, Canada will sweep you off your feet all over again. Tick this honeymoon haven off your bucket list by speaking to our honeymoon specialists – we’ll take the stress and worry out of planning your romantic getaway.