Post # 1
My Fi and I are from dif parts of Ireland (hour apart) but we joined a course in 2008 where a group of us went to canada to work for 10 weeks. This is where we met and fell in looovve 🙂 so we are thinking of going back to Canada on our honeymoon to retrace our first memories etc 🙂
What part of canada would you recommend us going to? It will be April time. Anything you especailly recommend?
Ps.Cant wait to go to TIM HORTINS again! 🙂
Post # 3
I’d recommend going to the mountains – Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper are my preferred places (I live in Alberta). All 3 cities have gorgeous Fairmont hotels that are great for pampering 🙂
Toronto and Vancouver are good if you want to go to big cities. Victoria BC is pretty (never been, though).
Post # 4
Tim Hortons….mmm coffee! mmm donuts!
Where did you go last time? If I wanted to come to Canada from another country I would go to the Rocky Mountains.
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Post # 6
I would head out west to the mountains too! I am dying to see Lake Louise. I hear the east coast is lovely too!
Post # 7
Niagara-on-the-Lake is pretty beautiful (ok, it’s gorgeous!) and if you’re a wine lover, it’s perfection. You can see the original Honeymoon capital of the world, Niagara Falls, and then continue on to Toronto.
Post # 8
I am from Canada, and I have spent periods of time on the west coast, in the mountains and on the east coast. since you’ve gotten lots of votes for the rockies (which are outrageously beautiful and amazing!) i’m going to vote east coast! beautiful beaches, gorgeous views, tons of (cheap!) lobster … look into nova scotia and prince edward island. they are also much more reasonable than the west coast/rockies so you may be able to make it a longer trip or upgrade to more luxurious hotels etc. have a wonderful honeymoon!
Post # 9
April is a tough month here weatherwise (unless you go to Vancouver or Victoria which have the most moderate climate in our country)
EVERYWHERE else and the country is in transition between Winter and Spring (mostly Winter with SNOW still a possibility)… and the weather and the scenery is pretty grey, cold and stark.
April therefore is not the best time to visit The Rockies, Far North, or Atlantic Canada… and there are better times to see the rest of the country as well (is there any way you could delay your Honeymoon ???)
Our “summer tourist season” traditionally kicks off in May… with the Tulip Festival in Ottawa (the National Capital)… and the rest of the country follows starting with Victoria Day Weekend (3rd Weekend in May)
May is most certainly Springtime… and things will be looking a lot better… and things will be coming alive (Victoria Day Weekend is the point when things switch over from being CLOSED entirely for the Winter Months… or from restricted Spring Hours to Summer ones)
For the most part… June, July and August are the best months to visit because it is our true Summer. Central Canada (Quebec & Ontario) will be enjoying life on the water, The Prairies (Manitoba, Saskatchewan & Alberta) in all their splendor, The Maritimes (New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island & Nova Scotia) rockin with the many Festivals they have. And the more “extreme” places here… like Canada’s Far North – The Rockies – and the Atlantic Coastline of Quebec, Newfoundland & Labrador will be filled with natural wonder and wildlife.
Canada is a HUGE Country… (about the size of ALL of Europe) so choosing what you want to see, do etc. can be a challenge if you only have a short amount of time. I highly recommend that you check out a website like TripAdvisor to get an idea of what we have to offer, and what your interests might be (and where they might take you a wandering). Because you’ll most definitely need a solid game plan… with a country that is 41 times larger than the UK, but has only less than half the population by contrast, you’ll find that we are both extremely big and varied… a country that showcases our major cities (Toronto – Vancouver – Montreal), our history (Native Cultures – French Explorers – English, Irish & Scottish Settlers – or our now incredible diversity and Multi-culturalism) or our Geography… there really is something here for everyone to explore, discover and fall in love with.
Hope this helps,
PS… You can always drop me a PM if you want more info.
Post # 10
@peonyinlove: Yes! I agree – East Coast is the way to go!!! Nova Scotia, PEI, and New Brunswick are gorgeous provinces, with SO much to do.
I am especially partial to NS, being from there, haha. You can stay in Halifax, which is a cosmopolitan city with a fantastic nightlife. From there you can drive down to the Annapolis Valley and visit lots of wineries and little shops. From Annapolis you can drive to the Bay of Fundy for whale watching. You could also go to Kejimikujik Provincial Park for some camping.
I’m starting to sound like a travel commercial so I will stop! Haha.
Post # 11
Aw thank you for the replies. I will defo take all your comments on board Im really excited now 🙂 we could delay our honeymoon until May that sounds better now, with hopefully nicer weather!
I spent my ten weeks there in Cambridge in Ontario, it was summer and such a gorgeous place 🙂
Post # 12
If you end up in Vancouver, I definitely recommend having dinner at Cru. One of the best dining experiences of my life, and only moderately priced, too!
Post # 13
@IrishBride14: that is my hometown! too funny! i’m very glad you enjoyed your time there 🙂
Post # 14
Nova Scotia and PEI are two of the most beautiful provinces you’ll ever see!
Take time to explore the maritimes…you won’t regret it!
Post # 15
my favorite city is Montreal there is so much to see and do and its beautiful 🙂 However I am from Nova Scotia so I see it all the time but it is beautiful as well!
Post # 16
@IrishBride14: i guess it depends what you and your fi enjoy doing. canada is very diverse.
vancouver and whistler are absolutely amazing. big city life in vancouver with a ton of adventurous stuff too.
banff, lake louise are breathtaking
toronto, niagara falls, niagara-on-the-lake
montreal and old quebec have a lot of culture
the east coast has beautiful views, check out the bay of fundy, known for the world’s highest tides
how much time do you have? perhaps you can visit more than one area? via rail is a great way to travel between major cities and can be very scenic.