(Closed) October Brides! Honeymoon Destinations?? British Columbia/Alberta & Brazil?

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Busy bee
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laurenxo91:  Hey!!! Congrats!!!! Well, I’m from Brazil, so I’d say come over!!! The price is great right now for dollar and there’s a lot to do, plus its  supposed to be hot, so you get to do all the outdoor activities you both like, may I suggest for you guys to go to Florianopolis, SC. I’m from Sao Paulo state but I lived for 2 years in ‘Floripa’ and it’s the best! It’s like Rio but without all the problems.. 

it’s funny ’cause my honeymoon will be in Canada.. Ahahahah anyway, I hope you guys have the best time anywhere y’all choose!! 

 

Xx 🙂 

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laurenxo91:  hello!!! BC girl here!! All I have to say is while BC has been gorgeous the last couple October’s, still sunny and such. Alberta can and has gotten snow as early as Sept and girl you do NOT want to go to Alberta once it has snowed to hike.

Second, October, that is Canadian Thanksgiving, whilst the food at hotels tends to be amazing during thanksgiving the costs go through the roof. So that is something to think about, unless you have family and friends here.

Whistler is gorgeous but a lot of activities will be minimally available but hiking should still be good to go. 

There’s lots to do in Vancouver itself in October and lots if hiking opportunities close by!

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Northern BC here so can’t really comment on the southern areas too much besides to say all gorgeous, but one other thing to be thinking about when you talk about hiking and exploring in the mountains in late October is that the bears will be scavenging for the last of their fat stores before hibernation.  Also in the mountains it does snow a lot earlier than down in the valley’s! 

If you do make future trips to our beautiful provinces, don’t forget to visit us in the north!  The drive up the mountains from Banff to Jasper is unbelievable, then over to Prince George; keep going west and you hit the coast mountains – Smithers, Kitimat and Prince Rupert on the coast is spectacular.  Another option is to look into VIA Rail – they have the skyline coach just for sightseers 🙂

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laurenxo91:  the things that shut down by then are usually small town or outdoor museums, campgrounds and attractions where the cold makes people less likely to go. Anything run by the province(s) will still be open, as will most mid to large sized museums and attractions! Just check websites as you plan so you know for sure. If a place doesn’t have a website or a facebook page, it is not worth bothering with; it’s 2015 and their job is to make it easy for poeople to visit.

I would personally keep in mind the travel times it takes to get across the space you are talking – usually it takes about 12-14 hours to drive from Vancouver to Calgary. Even if you split that up and take your time as you go, it is still a big part of your stay. I wouldn’t worry about thanksgiving – that’s the 12th of October so by the last couple weeks of October the thanksgiving rush is over.

as for PP suggesting that you can’t hike in Alberta in October – if the snow is deep enough to bother with, see it as an opportunity to try snowshoeing! snow in Alberta can start early, but it doesn’t last more than a couple of days until mid to late December in most cases. There is just too much heat built up underground for it. The one thing I would caution throughout alberta and BC is that hunting season is well underway in mid to late October, so if you go hunting it is probably best to stick to established trails especially in provincial or national parks. Or wear hunter’s orange. (90% of hunters are safe, environmentally respectful individuals who work within the tag system and have a sincere interest in maintaining stable prey populations so therefore not shooting at everything that moves, but there are a few out there where calling them idiots is an insult to people who are idiots.)

 

Edit to add a new thought!

 

if you have a short amount of time available, why not use part of it for Brazil now, then take an extra long weekend in the new year for this???

 

http://www.skoki.com/

 

The Skoki Valley is the most gorgeous part of Banff National Park! You rent cross country skis (and ‘skins’ to help with the hills) and you ski in on the beautiful, nearly unspoilt snow. It is without a doubt 1000% gorgeous. once you get over Deception Pass, it’s all a fairly steady and gentle down hill to an absolute GEM of a lodge. They feed you like royalty (literally, because Kate Middleton and Prince William stayed there for their honeymoon), show you the trails to take, and make sure you have the most luxurious backcountry experience possible. They have everything you could possibly want on a honeymoon – games, books, great food – without the added hassle of connecting to the outside world. You get to be on your own.

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