Post # 17
Delay your honeymoon until later in the spring and you’ll have much better options. The Atlantic provinces and Quebec can have seriously unpleasant weather all the way through April. In the later spring or summer, I’d definitely vote for the east coast – I grew up there and the summers are beautiful. The Rockies are a great choice too.
Post # 18
BANFF/LAKE LOUISE! I live in Florida but my fiance is Canadian. I love to travel and have been to Banff with my Fiance twice. Both times it has taken my breath away! SO romantic! Absolutely recommend for a romantic honeymoon!
Post # 19
I used to work in Calgary booking ski and hiking vacations for the Rockies and I can’t express just how amazing the Banff/Lake Louise areas are! I remember the first weekend in June 2007, Moraine Lake had just thawed and when I was hiking around Emerald Lake Lodge there was a still abit of snow on the trail. If you’re there for the hiking I’d recommend postponing too!
My favorite places to book (and stay) while I was working there were the Canadian Rocky Montain Resorts – more rustic chalet than hotel (but still luxurious). Their Emerald Lake Lodge property (not far from Banff) was fantastic. Awesome scenery and a really nice restaurant.
Oh wow, I’m getting all nostalgic and super jealous. I used to love working there in the tourism industry. Have fun there!
Post # 20
There is a lot to do. We have driven both side of Canada and are from Toronto. I loved both sides so I would say it is hard to choose. Some of the best places have been Lake Louise/ Banff, Fundy National Park/ Alma, Cape Breton, Vancover, Kelowna, Halifax. I did a lot of planning with all our driving trips. We camped and went to hotels on both sides. I can give you some of the info( places stayed, driving routes and scheduals) and/or send you some pics of places we found along the way that were amazing. For our honeymoon we plan to go to Irland maybe we can trade some info of great places to go, Just send me a message if you want that info/pics.
Post # 21
Rocky Mountains all the way! Go somewhere amazing like the Chateau Fairmont at Lake Louise, or go to the hot springs in Fairmont or Radium. British Columbia and Alberta have some amazing places to visit. Im from Alberta and we are going to the hot springs this winter for our honeymoon and I cant wait!
Post # 22
Another vote for the Rockies! Banff/Canmore, Lake Louise & Jasper are all beautiful!
Post # 23
Whistler, or Banff. Vancouver or Toronto if you love shopping. Victoria if you like shopping but also something a little quieter and beautiful. The maritimes are also lovely. I live in the Rocky Mountains, so I can vouche for Radium Hot Springs, and the ski town of Fernie! All great places to see 🙂 and after visiting the Rocky Mountains, you can drive to Calgary!
Post # 24
@canarydiamond: +1. You must see Vancouver and Banff!
Post # 25
Too funny, I live in Cambridge! Definitely not a “tourist destination” lol! But I do love it 🙂
I’m going to switch it up a bit and suggest Montreal. How long do you have? Is there any way you could spend 3-4 days in Montreal and then 3-4 days in the Rockies/Banff/Lake Louise? The flight might be kinda spendy, but you’d get to see two VERY different and very “Canadian” areas. Montreal is very romantic too, great food, great shopping, not too big of a city. I would definitely come in May over April if you can!
Post # 26
I suggest Whistler. I used to live there and in April they actually still have skiing/snowboarding if you’re interested and They usually have a big ski festival TSSF. Great food, great scenery, great bars, great people. They also have ziptrekking in the mountains, snowmobile tours, lots to do
Post # 27
If you are from Ireland there is no way you could not LOVE newfoundland!! (yes maybe I am biased haha) but it is so beautiful and our culture is very unique, but very similar to an Irish culture. I googled it quickly to see if this was an actual fact or if I just thought it, and just found an article titled “Newfoundland: The Most Irish Place Outside of Ireland” haha. Now granted of course you’re not going to want to go somewhere exactly like home, but it wouldn’t be anyways.
You could take a week and do all of the Atlantic provinces (Newfoundland, nova scotia, pei, and new Brunswick). However, getting on and off Newfoundland is fairly expensive. If you have a car it’s a 6 hour ferry ride which isn’t too bad. Any flight is going to be ridiculous but you could manage a half decent one to Halifax MAYBE. But I would still strongly recommend it. The people here in newfoundland are known to be the friendliest people in the world who would no doubt invite you in for a good ol Newfie feed the second they found out you were a tourist. And if you’re into bars, we have George street in St. Johns which is an entire street full of bars that offers so much culture!! I am a big proud newfoundlander who always brags about how much I love my beautiful province, but I have yet to meet a tourist who didn’t feel the same way and who didn’t immediately feel at home. I you ever get a chance to watch the show “republic of Doyle” you can get a glimpse of how beautiful it is!! (you tube it!!) However, as a PP stated, April isn’t the best time of year to visit much of Canada, but, you will still certainly be able to make the best of it!!
Post # 28
I say Montreal and Quebec!!! But I’m a total Francophile. Love the French culture and the food… and maple syrup of course!
Post # 29
vancouver is beautiful but there is a high chance of rain for the majority of your Trip
Post # 30
Montreal is a great city to visit, but there are so many in Canada that would be great. I love visiting the mountains in BC, but I’ve heard amazing things about Banff too. So many options!