While Canada frequently gets overlooked in the North American landmass, it is the world’s second-largest country with an abundance of romantic honeymoon options. It has everything from big-city sophistication to a rugged wilderness to a thriving Indigenous culture all located in the Land of the Midnight Sun and fabulous Northern Lights.
Below are some of the most romantic and adventuresome destinations for your Canadian honeymoon.
If you are searching for almost haunting remoteness, look no further than Fogo Island, located off the coast of Newfoundland. It is referred to as Iceberg Alley because of all the floating icebergs. The Flat Earth Society also believes it to be one of the four corners of the world. While the temperature can be the coldest on earth, there are fascinating trails to explore and sights to see that exist nowhere else. You can always keep each warm. The Fogo Island Inn, a modern structure by the shore, allows you floor-to-ceiling views of the passing icebergs from you’re your bed.
Vancouver Island may be the perfect Canadian honeymoon island. It has considerable urban excitement in the city of Victoria, lots of hiking for the adventurous, beaches, and vineyards. Accommodations don’t get any more romantic than The Treehouse. This loft sits by an Arbutus grove in complete privacy and is surrounded by charming greenery. It is spacious and offers tranquility and beautiful aesthetics. It is close to everything you want to see in Victoria.
If staying in a genuine European-type castle with one of the most spectacular views piques your interest, see the incomparable Banff Springs hotel, a legendary landmark since the 19th century. The rooms and suites are exquisite and fit for royalty, as is the view of mountains and river stretched out beyond the hotel. Here, you will be treated like a king and queen.
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About Canada 📖
Best Time to Visit Canada 📅
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There are more lakes in Canada than there are in the rest of the work combined. These lakes teem with magical beauty as they are nestled comfortably in-between Canada’s dramatic mountains. You can swim in any of Canada’s lakes, but the waters are icy.
Moraine Lake may be the most beautiful lake in Canada. To get away from the crowds, rent a boat and paddle across the azure water and get the best view of the Valley of the Ten Peaks and Mount Temple. Arrive early in the morning to take in the sunrise and avoid other tourists. There are rooms and cabins at the Moraine Lake Lodge.
The Fairmont Chateau is located by Lake Louise, which offers a picturesque setting that is almost a dream. Lake Louise is so popular, it can get crowded, so early or late in the day are the best times to explore the lake with a kayak or canoe. Away from Lake Louise, there are some scenic hiking trails. The lake freezes throughout the winter and is a popular site for ice skating.
Lake Peyto, located in Banff National Park, has a viewing platform for some incredible viewing. You can hike up to Bow Summit for an even more splendid view. The water of the lake is fed by glaciers and is a brilliant blue. There is some good hiking along the lake. For camping out, the nearest campsite is by the Waterfowl Lakes Campground. The closest hotels are by Lake Louise.
Emerald Lake is located in Yoho National Park in British Columbia. It gets its name from the beautiful color of the water. The best view is front within the lake from a canoe. As with most Canadian lakes, it can get crowded. The best times are at sunrise or sunset.
All the lakes are a photographic delight. Get to your favorite lake early and set up a tripod for Instagram-worthy pictures. This can be a challenge, as the best vantage points are also the most crowded. Do a bit of exploring for the best spots.
If you have a sudden yen for something French during your Canadian honeymoon, Montreal is the place. It has a large French-speaking population and serves as your sophisticated escape from Canada’s wondrous wilderness.
Although Canadians love their mac and cheese and poutine (French fries drowned in cheese and gravy), Montreal offers exotic French cuisine, cozy patisseries, charming British pubs, and genuine Jewish delis. Montreal lives for theater (there are 250 of them) and dancing. There are festivals almost every week. The Festival International de Jazz de Montréal is an event everyone looks forward to. The city is a microcosm of an old French city, with its 18th-century architecture and many sidewalk cafes. The winters are cold and celebrated around fireplaces, inviting pubs, as well as the ski slopes.
Best Time to Visit Canada
As the second-largest country in the world, Canada has different types of climate. Montreal can get way below freezing and experience harsh storms during the winter, while Vancouver sees little snow and enjoys comfortable temperatures. Winter can last from December through April. The British Colombia coastline is usually mild, while storms turn the eastern part of Canada into a frozen wonderland. The west coast rings in an early spring during the month of February, although it can continue to snow at higher elevations.
Quebec’s two-week Winter Festival is a fun time to visit. In Ontario, you can enjoy the Niagara Falls Winter Festival of Lights from November through January. This consists of a brilliant three-mile light display and fireworks. In March, the weather begins to warm, and in Canada, this means maple tasting time at various sugar shacks. This is a tradition, where approximately 200 restaurants turn into literal sugar shacks and use the newly tapped maple syrup in all their courses. A sweet experience to share with your sweetheart.
The fall months of September through November are comfortably cool, and the summer crowds have dispersed. The fall foliage can be spectacular. You’ll have the chance to take part in various seasonal festivals, such as the ones celebrating apples and wines.
The summer months draw the greatest crowds and will be the most expensive time to visit, particularly if you are visiting popular destinations such as Montreal and Vancouver. It can get extremely warm, especially in the east Northern cities, such as Edmonton, that get 20 hours of daylight.
Top Things to do in Canada
Vancouver to Alaska Cruises
These glacier cruises are rightfully famed as the DaVinci of cruises. They are that spectacular, and there no cruises that are their scenic equal. You’ll be surrounded by and glide by waterfalls, icebergs, glaciers, and cliffs, as well as playful seals. Your port of call can be from Alaska, with convenient flights from Vancouver. You’ll have the opportunity to watch migrating whales, fish for salmon, and get an aerial view of the glaciers from a helicopter. Every second is stunning and a perfect way to enjoy your Canadian honeymoon. Call 800-774-6237 for more information.
Northern Lights in Canada
The city of Yellowknife in the Northern Territories is the best place to see the famous Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights, streaks of lights that brighten the night sky. Summer days are filled with sunshine for 24 hours a day here. The Aurora Borealis occurs in the winter, from November through April. In order not to miss a moment of these scenic wonders, you might want to consider taking a tour to the best location. Share a flask of hot cocoa and get ready to settle in for the light show.
Montreal isn’t the only Canadian city that brings you to Europe. Old Quebec is the only walled city in North America, a reminder of the colonial wars for supremacy. Quebec’s Upper Town stands on top of a cliff and provides breathtaking views of the St. Lawrence River. Another place to catch the view is the Citadel. Don’t miss the Château Frontenac, a hotel that resembles a French chateau from the Loire Valley. Historical Oldtown is where you will find old, cobble-stoned streets and quaint shops.
Old Quebec is a walking city – it was built hundreds of years prior to the automobile. Wear a comfortable pair of shoes and start strolling.
Want to see some Heart’s Content, Heart’s Delight, and Heart’s Desire? We’re not getting personal here. These are three romantically named towns in Newfoundland’s Trinity Bay. Their coastal vista is incredible. You can also go whale or iceberg watching while here. C’mon, it’s your Canadian honeymoon. Follow your heart.
Churchill is a triple-threat – like the original cigar-chomping Brit. Far north in Manitoba, this unique Canadian honeymoon destination draws polar bear watchers, beluga whale enthusiasts, and Northern Light watchers from all over the world. You can see the Northern Lights up to 300 nights a year, although February and March are the best months. A number of tours will take you on polar bear sightings. There are quaint lodges, such as the Nanook Polar Bear Lodge, available for your visit. Enjoy your morning java by the window, and a polar bear may be peeking at you from the other side. They are just as curious as you are.
The polar bears come out during the fall, and during the summer, you can watch the arrival of thousands of beluga whales. If you can find the time, the bird watching up here is fantastic, as well. Learn about Inuit culture at the Itsanitaq Museum. This town holds a lot of surprises.
Weather in Canada
Canada definitely has four seasons. Spring brings all flora back to life and lasts from February through June. The temperature can rise to 66 degrees. The evenings are still cold, so keep those winter long johns handy.
Summer reaches a very comfortable and warm 80 degrees.
Fall, from September to November, might be Canada’s most attractive season with its incomparable fall foliage. The temperature can get as low as 30 degrees and as high as 66 degrees. Large cities such as Montreal and Toronto are a bit warmer. Fall is an ideal time for a visit. Lose the long johns, but do bring a scarf and gloves.
Winters in Canada, especially in the Northern Provinces, can hit minus 40 degrees. This is, of course, when the great white vista turns picture card perfect, and the skiing is at its best. Repack those long johns.