Post # 1
Is anyone staying in Canada for their honeymoon?
My fiance and I will be taking a mini-moon in Montreal right after the wedding. We’re taking a Via 1 class train trip there from T.O. and will stay for about five days. I’d love any recommendations on romantic things to do while we’re there – Miss Flamingo, I’m looking at you – but are there any other Toronto couples honeymooning in Canada?
Post # 3
- Wedding: August 2007 - The Wellington House in Fayetteville, NY
I went to Prince Edward Island for my honeymoon. It was lovely and very relaxing.
We also stayed in Quebec City for a day.
Post # 4
- Wedding: June 2008 - A garden wedding followed by a tented reception on Mr. Hummingbird's father's property.
We’re honeymooning up in Muskoka for four days before finishing the last three days of our honeymoon in our home city of Toronto.
(P.S. Have fun in Montreal! I spent a large part of my childhood there and it’s a lot of fun, but I wasn’t really at the age to pay attention to romantic stuff, so I can’t offer any recommendations. LOL.)
Post # 5
We’re doing a minimoon for 4 days in Tofino. We’re saving up vacation days and $$ for a big ‘real’ honeymooon next spring – maybe Asia, maybe South America.
Montreal is great – i enjoyed walking in Old Montreal – although a bit touristy in the summer. If you wander the little streets, you can find some cute romantic cafes and restaurants. I’ve seen horse drawn carriages you can have a guided tour in. What time of year are you going?
Post # 6
We’re from the Ottawa area, not Toronto, and we didn’t go to Montreal for our honeymoon, but we have been there for anniversaries (of dating) and other romantic getaways.
Old montreal is very romantic with cobblestone streets, little cafes and shops and street performers…kind of european. You can take a horse drawn carriage tour as well. There are lots of beautiful churches to explore and lots of night entertainment as well. Comedy shows, and nightclubs abound. Romantic restaurants with great food and wine are easy to find too! If you visit in the summer, you could also visit the botanical gardens or go to La Ronde (amusement park).
Have fun! Montreal is one of our favorite places to visit.
Post # 7
We’re going at the end of September – still very much high season but we won’t be there on a weekend. We’re staying at Hotel Nelligan in old Montreal. I have to say, they were very amenable to giving us a good rate and a great room as it was a special occasion. I’ve never stayed there before, but it looks both modern and tres charmant.
We’re really looking forward to walking around and eating (we’re both big foodies). Maybe checking out some of the music scene too. We have the Montreal issue of Gourmet to help with restaurant recommendations, too.
Post # 8
We mini-mooned in Montreal a couple of weeks ago, and it was very nice. There are lots of streets to just walk down and people watch, or shop a little, have some good coffee, or desserts (or poutine!)
We are also foodies and there is GREAT food there. I would definitely look into making reservations at a couple of the more popular places, if you are wanting to go. We had an amazingly decadent meal at Au Pied de Cochon, but reservations are a must. (La?) Montee du Lait was also a great restaurant.
Otherwise, walking around Vieux Montreal and the botanical gardens are nice diversions. The museums downtown are pretty good too. After the wedding, we were glad we hadn’t made too many big plans to sightsee – it was nice to have a luxurious hotel room and freedom to eat and sleep when we wanted to, punctuated by some touristy stuff. We stayed at the Omni hotel downtown, which was really nice, our (standard King) room was huge.
Post # 9
if you’re going to montreal and eat meat… you HAVE to go on a poutine/montreal smoked meat binge. la belle province is the best poutine in town, and schwartz’s is fantastic for smoked meat (so fantastic that there’s ALWAYS a lineup in front of the place)
chinglish… tofino is a cute place. if you’re driving there from vancouver make sure you A: stop by COOMBS for awesome crafts/homemade groceries and goats on the roof of the market and B: stop by cathedral grove (at least that’s what i think it’s called) and look at the GIANT ANCIENT TREES! it’s like something out of lord of the rings. it’s pretty cool.
if i could have a honeymoon in canada, it would be somewhere in the rockies. but it’ll be winter already by the time we get there for a honeymoon… and i suck at skiing 🙁
Post # 10
Montreal is fabulous! And very fun if you’re into the city-moon. For something more romantic (and if you want to feel like you’re in Europe without leaving central Canada!) go to Quebec City… it’s BEAUTIFUL and sooooo romantic.
Post # 11
This is going to be extremely vague because I can’t remember the name of the restaurant, but there is a restaurant in Montreal where you eat "blind" – it’s totally pitch dark (and for a good cause, because all of the staff are visually impaired and some of the money goes to vision-related charities, I think). I bet it would be pretty romantic.
Ok, I looked it up and it’s called O.Noir.
Post # 12
I’m basically echoing what everyone else is saying, but Old Montreal (and parts of new Montreal) are very romantic in the summertime! Dinner at Queue de Cheval was excellent!