(Closed) Pros and Cons of Canada?

posted 5 years ago in Honeymoons
Post # 3
4755 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

Unless you want to spend a small fortune, don’t come to Vancouver!

Post # 4
310 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@FutureMrsHolmes:  It’s not my province/city but I would definitely recommend Montreal. I went a couple years ago…. it is a very romantic city with great shopping, exploring, coffee shops, pubs, bars, restaurants and lounges and has a great bike system for getting around. It was summer when I went so not sure about winter.  I would say no to Toronto (sorry Torontonians) as I find downtown to be very concrete and businessy with lots of tall buildings and not a lot of green space. I did not find there was a tonne to do as a couple and my husband would agree.  Vancouver is beautiful with nice walking, shopping, expolring and lots to do.. although can be rainy so depends on when you would go.  I have not yet but would love to see our East coast as I have heard it is beautiful!  Banff (Moraine Lake), Jasper, Whistler, etc…  are so much fun and absolutely breathtaking! They are so much fun in the winter and have some amazing slopes!  Hope you get some more help here… it truly is a beautiful country!

Post # 5
621 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: July 2014

Because Canada is wonderful and anywheres you go in Canada will be way better than anywheres you go in America (:

Post # 6
4 posts

I live in Toronto now, but didn’t grow up here, and I would have to agree that it’s not a great honeymoon destination. Bachelorette parties on the other hand…

And I’m also going to have to jump on the Banff train. I haven’t been but I’m working on going this winter. If you want to get the “Great White North” experience you’ll have to step out of three major cities (Toronto, Vancouver, Montreal). Check out Mrs. Blue Whale’s honeymoon re-caps. She did the Moraine Lake region.

Post # 8
12003 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: May 2014

WELL – I’m biased because I’m an east coaster, but I think the east coast is absolutely spectactular.  I’m from Newfoundland but if planes are tough you probably won’t get there (becuase if you do, you won’t see the rest of the country). 

Prince Edward Island is gorgeous, all of it (and it’s not terribly large). 

Nova Scotia is also wonderful, there are lots of great places there, Cape Breton has some great views (just stay away from North Sydney), Peggy’s Cove is gorgeous, the Annapolis Valley is gorgeous…it’s all gorgeous. 

New Brunswick I definitely recommend the Hopewell Rocks, they are spectacular.  Tidal Bore Rafting in the Bay of Fundy is also a blast (highest tides in the world).

Quebec – Montreal, I’ve never been.  Quebec City is gorgeous.

Ontario has lots of great places, and it’s pretty darn big.  Ottawa is really beautiful, has a lot of great museums and art galleries.  The Kawartha Lakes are the less expensive cottage country and you could probably find a great cottage to rent or resort to spend a few days on the water.  Toronto is big and loud and noisey and I love it. 

Can’t recommend much farther west, I’ve been to Calgary but only once and it was 11 years ago.

if you want more information about anywhere on the east coast I’d be more than happy to help!

Post # 9
2167 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: May 2014

@MrsAMac:  Banff, Lake Louise, Moraine Lake are all incredibly beautiful and romantic, but they are also very expensive. I would say everyone should see Banff/Lake Louise at least once. It will take your breath away.

Post # 12
1572 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

@FutureMrsHolmes:  I am in Toronto, and think that Ontario is a beautiful province to visit! There is tons to do, so many tiny towns, big towns, lakes, campgrounds, museums, etc. I don’t really think you could go wrong with anywhere in Canada, In My Humble Opinion it’s the best country in the world!

Post # 13
325 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

Vancouver, Montreal, Quebec City, and the Maritimes – the most beautiful, worthwhile places to visit in Canada in my opinion (Calgarian here).

We combined an east coast trip years ago with my family that included Montreal, Quebec City/Old Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick (although I don’t remember liking it much there, especially the beaches as they were dirty), PEI and Newfound Land, and it was wonderful.

Out west all you really have in Vancouver, and like a PP mentioned, unless you want to spend a small fortune, then avoid it, although it’s incredibly gorgeous.

Post # 14
4950 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: August 2013

It depends what time of year you’re planning on visiting. If you want sort of an arctic adventure, you could rent a cottage during the winter. 

Post # 15
499 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

I am from Toronto, and I would say that Montreal & Quebec City are probably the best places in Canada for a honeymoon (over the summer). They are both beautiful cities, Quebec is gorgeous to see and Montreal has so much to do, great restaurants, good shopping, good entertainment and so on.

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