Oh, Canada! Top Honeymoon Spots in the Great White North
From organizing the seating chart to balancing a budget, wedding planning can be a little stressful. Then you have a chance to leave the chaos behind and enjoy married life. Selecting the ideal honeymoon destination can be overwhelming - so many choices and so little time! If you are looking for something unique and charming, may I recommend heading north? From a Maritimes tour to storm watching on the West Coast, I've highlighted some of the most romantic spots. Whether you're looking for heart-pumping adventures or you fancy cozying up in front of a roaring fire, you will find something to love in Great White North. Here are the top honeymoon spots in Canada.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
Niagara Falls remains one of the most visited honeymoon destinations in Canada. It'sIt's one of the best destinations for an action-packed getaway. Spring for a hotel room with a view of the falls and make time to explore them up close. Sailing along the falls is a must-do; if you want to up the romance factor, choose a sunset dinner cruise. Make time to visit the charming Niagara-on-the-Lake. Rent bikes or stroll hand in hand through the quaint downtown and partake in a traditional afternoon tea.
Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Vancouver Island is one of Canada'sCanada's most romantic islands and top honeymoon draws every year; situated off the west coast, it is home to tons of spots perfect for couples. You will find gorgeous beaches, wineries, harbors, orchards, lodges, and resorts offering magnificent views of the Pacific ocean. Indulge in activities such as hiking, swimming, playing with orca whales, tasting wine and craft beer, surfing, and so much more.
Prince Edward Island (PEI)
If someone were to design a picture-perfect honeymoon destination, it would probably look like Prince Edward Island. PEI is the place to visit if you want a stress-free trip with beautiful beaches, scenic drives, and lots of fantastic seafood. Sitting in the Gulf of St Lawrence, couples can visit the National park and the lighthouse or head to Charlotte town for its incredible art scene.
A honeymoon in Banff is like living in a snow globe, complete with whirling snow and a jaw-dropping mountain backdrop. There'sThere's no better place in the world to experience all the essential winter activities. For skiing and snowboarding, nearby ski resorts offer a combined 8,000 acres of trails. You can also enjoy snowshoeing, ice walk tours, snowmobiling, and tubing. If you want relaxation, head to the hot springs for a soothing soak in the mineral-rich natural springs.
The beautiful Iceberg Alley, off the coast, is Fogo Island offering travelers great opportunities to enjoy their honeymoon. One of Canada'sCanada's most remote honeymoon spots provides a great escape from the hustle and bustle. A trip to Fogo allows couples to spend all of their time with each other. Fogo Island Inn is a romantic B&B, and it is the only hotel on the island. The hotel is one of its kind; the rooms offer floor-to-ceiling windows giving you spectacular views of the horizon.
Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
For a once-in-a-lifetime adventure, you need to think beyond the typical honeymoon destinations. Head north to the Northwest Territories. Yellowknife'sYellowknife's capital is the optimal base for extraordinary experiences, like seeing the northern lights in the flesh. The best time to view the Aurora Borealis is from mid-November to early April. Bundle up and watch the sky dance above your head. Yellowknife offers tons of activities to keep you busy during the day. Dog sledding and ice fishing are exceptionally cool--both figuratively and literally.
Lake Ontario, Ontario
You will find numerous wineries, stunning 19th-century architecture, and lovely gardens on Lake Ontario's shores. You can sip delicious local wine, ride horse-driven carriages, relax at a spa, or explore the quaint town on foot. There are tons of romantic honeymoon hotels with stunning Niagara Falls views, just a 15 min drive away.
You should know that a trip to the Yukon is only for the adventurous, outdoor-loving couples! Spend your honeymoon wandering through small cities, spotting wildlife, and exploring both territorial and national parks, all while taking in incredible views en route. Start in Whitehorse, the Yukon capital, then follow the highway north to Dawson City. Detour into Tombstone Territorial Park to experience some of Canada's most epic (and hikeable) landscapes. Follow the Top of the World Highway (witness the views in person to understand the name!) and hop over to Alaska before eventually heading into Kluane National Park.
Quebec City, Quebec
Everything is just more romantic en français. Quebec City is the perfect example; spend lots of time in the old city with its impressive buildings, cobblestone streets, and phenomenal dining scene. It is amazingly rich in history. A guided walking tour will let you explore all the old city's nooks and crannies while also learning about significant buildings and monuments. Don't miss the Citadelle of Quebec! After taking in so much history, visit one of the city's mouth-watering restaurants. Bon appétit, indeed!
The largest city in Canada, Montreal, sits on an island in the Sint Lawrence River. Couples can experience the culture, shopping, and fine dining in the city. But head to Old Montreal for charming architecture dating back to the 17th century and cobblestone streets. The biodome and botanical gardens are must-see attractions. Check into the John and Yoko suit where they held their bed-in for peace. (You can find other things to do in the bed.)
Whistler, British Columbia
Whistler offers some of the most beautiful vistas in all of Canada and plenty of ways to celebrate the beginning of your next chapter. If you are a winter sports enthusiast, you will want to head to the world-renowned Whistler and Blackcomb mountains. But even if you don't ski, there is plenty of fun to be had in Whistler. Head out on a snowmobile ending with a fondue dinner on top of the mountain. Try your hand at a dog sledding trip or a zip lining adventure over mountains and valleys. During the summer, hit one of the numerous hiking trails. There is a ton to see and do in Whistler.
Most people associate honeymoons with hot weather and beaches, but there's a lot to be said for celebrating your wedding in a unique destination. Why not enjoy some cuddles in the cold? Canada offers beautiful vistas, nature adventures, snow-capped mountains, and rolling hills. These are the top honeymoon spots in the Great White North.