Post # 1
Hi Bees! We are from New Zealand are are thinking of going to the Canadain Rockies for our honeymoon. We can probably only go for a month, maybe two. We are having a hard time deciding between going in Summer or Winter (and don’t mind about going straight after the wedding or not – we will probably have a relaxing honeymoon in NZ first then go to Canada for a big trip once we have saved some money).
We both love skiing/snowboarding, snow, ice… So would love to go skiing and love the idea of a beautiful winter wonderland.
But then we would also love to go hiking and see the beautiful blue lakes and snow-capped mountains which the area is so famous for. Also we would like to do an Alaskan cruise which run only in Summer. And also maybe see the polar bears in September in Churchill (but this will probably be too expensive).
I know both times will be amazing but still it is hard to choose what to miss out on! Some advice from some local bees would be great. Especially how restrictive it is in Winter and what roads/sights are still open/closed. Thanks!
Post # 4
I vote for Winter as it is my favorite time in Banff National Park. Not too sure if you know this or not but it is the off season November to March so the prices for hotels are cheaper. January to March is nicer than the early winter (Oct-Dec) as you usually see snow with more picturesque winter days. Good luck deciding as it will be hard. I am biased as we had a winter wedding in the mountains. :). You really can’t go wrong as it truly is a wonderful place to visit.
Post # 5
@nzbride3: We honeymooned in the Canadian Rockies! Atally we got married while on the honeymoon up there.
We went in Aug/Sept. There is SOOOOOO much to see and do – in any season. I think you can do more in the summer becuase there are longer day light hours and more activities in no snow. In fact we are going back in 201 for our 2 anniversary to hit many the things we missed.
While we are avid backcountry skiiers (build igloos, winter camp, yurts all that), we really wanted to go when the weather was nice for camping and hiking as we wanted to get married in nice weather and we wanted to be able to camp to off set the cost of the trip. I can share my weddingmoon blog with you, if you PM me your email address. I don’t want to post it on here since it’ll be permant.
That Skoki Lodge looks fun for a winter trip.