The Top Locations to Spend a Honeymoon in Canada

Posted by Adam Warner

Canada_honeymoon_destinations-cover.jpgHome to historic cities, scenic coastlines, massive mountains, and an abundance of wilderness, Canada features a little bit of everything for honeymoon couples.

Still trying to pinpoint exactly where you'd like to spend your first post-wedding days? Read on for our top locations to take a honeymoon in Canada. Then start creating your honeymoon registry and put the wheels in motion for the trip of a lifetime.


Quebec City

Honeymooners can expect old-world charm and European-like ambiance with a visit to this historic capital city. Home to quaint cobblestone streets, well-preserved buildings, lovely cafes, unique galleries and specialty stores, Quebec is truly enchanting and easily one of the most romantic cities on the continent.

In addition to being a foodie destination, Quebec is also noted for its museums, historic sites, and festivals like the famous Carnaval de Quebec.

Where to Stay: Consider dropping your bags at a historic B&B in Old Quebec such as B&B La Marquise de Bassano. Prefer a more contemporary property? Book a stay at Auberge Le Vincent, located in the trendy Saint-Roch district. Either way, couples can look forward to an extraordinary and most romantic trip in one of North America's oldest cities.


Canadian Rockies via The Rocky Mountaineer

The Canadian Rockies are front and center aboard this luxury train, which has been operating seasonal journeys (from April to October) through the iconic Pacific Northwest since 1900.

Four distinct itineraries take couples to Seattle, Whistler, Vancouver, and beyond. Back on-board, the dining car features panoramic windows and locally sourced dishes by Michelin-trained chefs (think: Alberta beef wine braised short rib and Lois Lake salmon with a mustard seed dressing).


Vancouver Island

Located on Canada's west coast, Vancouver Island beckons honeymoon couples thanks to extraordinary rainforest terrain, rugged coastline, and ample recreational activities.

No matter the season, there's a land adventure awaiting for newlyweds. Go backcountry hiking amid lush surroundings. Take an unforgettable road trip on the Pacific Marine Circle Route, featuring stunning beaches, cool small towns, and epic waterfalls. Experience an incredible treetop adventure with a zip-line tour in a majestic rainforest. Or simply relax and rejuvenate at one of Vancouver Island's many luxurious spas like The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara.

Where to Stay: Reserve a room at Wickaninnish Inn, situated along Vancouver Island's scenic Chesterman Beach. The boutique property offers elegant accommodations, excellent farm-to-table dining, an award-winning spa, and easy access to one-of-a-kind nature and adventure experiences (think kayaking to an island filled with old-growth forest).


Banff and Jasper National Parks

These incredible national parks feature jaw-dropping Rocky Mountain terrain, postcard-perfect mountain towns, and an endless list of activities - from skiing, sleigh rides, and snowshoeing in the winter to hiking, biking, kayaking, horseback riding, and whitewater rafting in the summer. Your honeymoon is the perfect time to see why they rank as Canada's most visited and awe-inspiring national parks.

Where to Stay: Make your reservation at Fairmont Banff Springs. This landmark property is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and has been nicknamed Canada's "Castle in the Rockies." It's the perfect homebase for exploring the region.


Nova Scotia

Situated in the eastern part of the country along the coast, the province of Nova Scotia boasts sandy beaches, undulating coastal terrain, national parks, quaint seaside villages, and tremendous whale watching. It's a terrific choice for couples looking for scenic drives, minimal crowds, and plenty of outdoor adventures.

Don't miss a drive on the world famous Cabot Trail, which promises exceptional views of the coast, plus valleys and mountains throughout Cape Breton Highlands National Park. Looking for some thrills? Book a tidal bore rafting trip to ride a roller coast of massive river waves.

Where to Stay: Book your stay at Trout Point Lodge, a luxury wilderness hotel and resort set on 110 acres in gorgeous Nova Scotia river country.



Don't quite have the budget for a honeymoon to Paris? With lovely French architecture, excellent food and drink, and historic neighborhoods dating back to the 17th century, Montreal makes for a wonderful honeymoon alternative.

For a most romantic experience, stroll hand in hand throughout Old Montreal, filled with cobblestone streets, impressive museums, historic restaurants, charming shops, and the famous Notre-Dame Basilica. No matter the season, the neighborhood is vibrant, picturesque, and a pleasure to walk around.

Where to Stay: Drop your bags at Auberge du Vieux-Port, a boutique hotel right along the St. Lawrence River. The Premier King River Front room is a perfect choice for honeymooners, as it features a fireplace and expansive views of the river.



The village of Whistler is situated in the Coast Mountains of British Columbia, roughly two hours from Vancouver. This alpine playground is a great choice for honeymooners looking for a mountain-themed adventure.

In the summer, couples can go hiking in old growth forests, visit glacier-fed lakes, and biking at the one of the world's premier mountain bike parks. In the winter, couples can take advantage of the region's excellent skiing and snowboarding, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and even winter zip-lining.

Where to Stay: Reserve a room at Nita Lake Lodge, a boutique mountain retreat featuring modern accommodations, spa, and fine dining.


Niagara Falls

It's no secret that Niagara Falls has been a magnet for honeymooners for many decades. Comprised of three magnificent waterfalls (with the Canadian Falls, also known as Horseshoe Falls, being the largest), this attraction is truly a spectacle. Between illumination boat excursions, epic zip-line tours, and thrilling helicopter tours, there's an endless list of activities awaiting honeymoon couples.

Don't miss a detour to the charming town of Niagara-On-The-Lake, often named one of the prettiest small towns in all of Canada. On top of boutique stores, excellent dining options, and tree-lined streets, this quaint town - only about 15 miles from Niagara Falls - is set in the heart of Ontario wine country.

Where to Stay: Book your honeymoon at Sterling Inn & Spa, Niagara Falls' only boutique hotel.


Okanagan Wine Region

Often called "Napa Valley of the North", the Okanagan wine region of British Columbia brings together top-notch wineries plus stunning scenery highlighted by beautiful lakes, cascading rivers, and towering mountains. The region is one of the warmest and sunniest in all of Canada, which makes it optimal for growing many varieties. After embarking on a wine tour of top vineyards like CedarCreek and Painted Rock, couples can further explore the region with hiking, biking, and watersports.

Where to Stay: Couples will be enchanted with a stay at Summerland Waterfront Resort & Spa. Located on the southern shores of Okanagan Lake, this stunning property features modern accommodations, spa, and boat rentals.

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