Banff: The Ultimate Honeymoon destination
Rugged, vast and undeniably alluring; this mountainous region is arguably the most beautiful in all of Canada and the ultimate honeymoon destination in North America. Few landscapes in the world can compare to the majestic beauty of Alberta in Canada, particularly, the awe inspiring Banff National Park.
Located in the mountains just north of Calgary, Banff is a small town where tourists and locals arrive in search of new experiences in the great outdoors. It’s also here, you can find a rugged wilderness with endless attractions and jagged peaks providing a backdrop to stunning lakes and unforgettable panoramas.
An alternative to lying on the beach
In fact, Alberta is possibly the most scenic region in all of Canada. If lying on a beach in Mexico is not adventurous enough for you and your partner, then you might want to consider some of the reasons why other honeymoon seekers find this to be their ultimate honeymoon destination.
Things to do on a honeymoon in Banff
Whistler and Sutton are popular ski resorts in Canada but simply put, none of them offer the same range and variety of activities as those in Banff National Park. Here are just a few of the amazing attractions and things to do for the honeymoon seeker in Banff:
Take a Gondola ride
Riding the Sulphur Mountain Gondola more than 2,000 feet into the peaks above is a breath-taking experience and promises unrivalled views on the way up, not to mention when you reach the top. At $30 per person this is still one of the affordable things to do in Banff with the highlight being the Banff Skywalk which often allows for sightings of the local wildlife.
Hiking or mountain biking
Endless trails find their way throughout the park and although the level or difficulty will vary on each one, it is always possible to seek advice from local rangers in terms of which one you should choose. At this point it’s just a case of getting out there and soaking up the atmosphere, for hiking and mountain biking in Banff National Park is arguably the most immersive way to experience the surroundings.
Skiing in winter
Should you choose Banff as a honeymoon destination in winter, you will not only have the pleasure of enjoying a truly sublime winter wonderland but also the opportunity to ski. Mount Norquay and Sunshine Village are the two main ski resorts in Banff but either of these is perfect for a day on the slopes or even an extended stay if you wish to stay overnight.
Visit Lake Louise
If you stay in this region for more than just a couple of days, you absolutely need to ensure Lake Louise is part of your trip itinerary for Banff. Turquiose blue waters beneath enchanting pine trees and an immense mountain range; Lake Louise is often the front page specimen for travel magazines around the world and an iconic sight which draws tourists to the region year upon year.
Feel isolated in Johnstone Canyon
When choosing your ultimate honeymoon destination, you will naturally want to make sure there is ample opportunity for alone time and romance. Not far from Banff Town, an early morning hike in Johnstone Canyon is a great way to escape the crowd and enjoy the company of a loved one in the most idyllic surroundings imaginable.
Eating and drinking in Banff
Just Start and Wild Flour Bakery are just a couple of the excellent café’s in Banff, perfect for breakfast or a quick coffee to go. There really is a staggering choice when it comes to places to eat in Banff. Burger joints, quaint eateries and world class restaurants offering generous servings of local beef and buffalo. A number of pubs dotted throughout the town so a night out on the town is always an option should you choose to be social some evenings.
Where to stay on a honeymoon in Banff?
And then there is the accommodation. Banff is also famous for hospitality and no less than 15 high quality hotels present themselves on your way into the town. Tannenhof and Banff Y Mountain Lodge are the more affordable options in town. Perhaps the honeymoon seeker is expecting something a little more luxurious? In which case the Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel is one of the most spectacular in the world which offers an incredible return regardless of any monetary value placed on the rooms.
Rugged and unforgettable, the landscapes in Banff are a majestic encounter with the world in its most natural state. The wide variety of sublime restaurants, fine accommodation, things to do and nearby attractions leave little wonder as to why this is our most attractive travel region in Canada. In our opinion, it is the ultimate honeymoon destination in North America.