Now that you’ve said your “I dos” in beautiful Victoria or Vancouver, British Columbia, you need the perfect destination for your honeymoon.
Victoria offers many honeymoon options, but there are a few other top contenders in the country of Canada that we really do love.
Niagara Falls, Ontario
If you’ve never been to Niagara Falls, you may not realize how amazing the falls really are. With their deafening waters and gorgeous views, this natural wonder holds millions of cubic feet of water pouring the falls every minute. You can even get a two-for-one deal, hopping over the border to check out the falls on the American side (though the Canadian water are larger and more staggering).
About a five hour flight, this tourist friendly regions offers lots to do. Pick up a rental car, take a few cabs, or rent some bikes for a gorgeous area open to be explored. The best weather is mid-May to mid-September, with average high temps range from 69F to 82F. However, the off season, January through March, boasts the best prices.
While you’re there, explore the falls, ride on the famous Maid of the Mist, and visit the Niagara Gorge, Butterfly Conservatory, and historic Niagara-on-the-Lake… the most beautiful city in Canada. In fact, we recommend staying here, to up that romance even more.
Montreal brims with romance and historic class. The home of old-world architecture, eclectic shopping, and amazing restaurants await couples who want Europe …without going to Europe.
Ideally, you’ll want to brush up on your french before you go–or at least get a good travel dictionary. However, don’t fear – most folks have English knowledge, which is convenient when you’re trying to navigate.
With their great metro (subway) system, rentable bikes, and helpful trains, it is easy to make your way around without renting a car.
Montreal is home to very cold winters and hot summers, so May and October are nice in-between months, however, you’ll hit the best prices from id-October to April, except for Christmas and December holidays.
We recommend heading to the areas around the St. Lawrence River, and visiting 17th century Old Montreal. With history at the forefront, the architecture here is breathtaking, including places like the Notre-Dame Basilica, City Hall, Place Jacques-Cartier, and Bonsecours Market.
Be sure to visit Mount Royal Park, and if you want to have some fun, the Casino de Montreal. Oh, and don’t forget the best shopping underground: The Underground City is 18 1/2 miles of brightly lit walkways linking boutique, restaurants, and major hotels. Or spend it outdoors and head to Sherbooke and St.-Catherine streets, and Atwater and Jean-Talon markets.
Whistler, British Columbia
Don’t want to stray too far from Vancouver or Victoria? Head to the abundant slopes at one of the top-rated North American ski resort. As the host of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games, it is a skiier’s paradise, available nearly all year, from November to August.
Getting around is easy on the local bus, village shuttle, bike, or grabbing a tax. We recommend heading in during the winter months, from December to March, though the slopes are open November to June.
The best prices are in the slower season, April to June, but you get a bonus… you can golf at this time, too.
The twin peaks of Whistler and Blackcomb offer over 8,100 acres of skiing, with 12 alpine bowls, 3 glaciers and over 200 marked trails. You can even try heli-skiing, where a helicopter drops you on an otherwise unreachable slope, as well as snowmobiling, sleigh rides and dog-sledding.
Skiing aside, this melting pot of culture includes global cuisine, many situated in the cozy, pedestrian-only Whistler Village. There are also many other things to do, including spas, galleries, and boutiques.