How to Plan an Adventure Honeymoon in Banff, Alberta

April 28, 2023
How to Plan an Adventure Honeymoon in Banff, Alberta

Are you ready to start your happily-ever-after with a storybook honeymoon? Then Banff, Alberta is the perfect destination! Located in the heart of Canada’s Rocky Mountains, this picturesque resort town boasts some of the most stunning natural scenery in North America. From lush forests to turquoise glacial lakes and towering mountain peaks, Banff offers endless outdoor activities that will make your stay truly special. Whether it’s hiking through wildflower-filled meadows or canoeing on serene lakes, there are plenty of ways to explore nature and create lasting memories with your partner. Keep scrolling for our list of recommendations to fill your itinerary. 

Where To Stay

Find a dreamy accommodation for your honeymoon getaway; from cozy cabins to luxury hotels, there’s something for every budget and style.

Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise: Originally created as a rail chalet in 1890, Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise channels old world romance tucked away on the edge of pristine wilderness.

The Rimrock Resort Hotel: Nestled on the side of Sulphur Mountain, The Rimrock Resort Hotel is in the heart of the Canadian Rockies and Banff National Park.

Fairmont Banff Springs: Often referred to as Canada’s Castle in the Rockies, Fairmont Banff Springs has welcomed guests for more than 130 years.

Moose Hotel & Suites: Just a stone’s throw from the charming resort village, Moose Village offers mountain elegance and a cozy rich ambience.

The Malcolm Hotel Canmore: Just a short 20 minute drive outside the gates of Banff National Park, The Malcolm Hotel Canmore combines chic design with an oasis of relaxation.

What To Do

With sky-high vistas and untamed landscapes, there is so much to explore – go hiking, mountain biking, canoeing, plan a picnic or take a ride on an iconic gondola as you take in views of Banff National Park. 

Banff National Park: You don’t have to be a nature enthusiast to feel totally moved by Alberta’s majestic mountain terrain. Also, don’t forget to buy your park pass for entry!

Lake Louise: Rent a canoe and paddle out onto the crystal clear waters while you enjoy quality time with your lover. Or, maybe you want a birds eye view of Lake Louise – book a helicopter tour gliding high above the snow-capped peaks. Other famous lakes include Moraine Lake, Emerald Lake and Peyto Lake.

Gondola Ride: For a truly romantic experience, take a Gondola Ride to the peak of Sulphur Mountain. Enjoy breathtaking views from the top of this majestic peak, perfect for sunset hour and capturing photos.

Miette Hot Springs: No honeymoon in Banff would be complete without a bubbling soak in the hot springs. Enjoy a relaxing evening together at Miette Hot Springs where you can indulge in warm mineral waters while admiring the scenery.

Johnston Canyon: If you’re feeling adventurous, take a tour of Johnston Canyon and marvel at magnificent water, limestone walls, and unique wildlife. You can go to the canyon’s lower and upper falls or join a guided tour with an experienced guide who will provide insight into the area’s flora and fauna.

Town Centre Mall: Take a stroll through downtown Banff and explore the shops, restaurants, and bars along the village streets. 

Where To Eat

Sample delicious cuisine from around the world while soaking in stunning views of the mountains with a glass of wine in hand.

Sky Bistro: Starting with an 8 minute gondola to the summit of Sulphur Mountain, Sky is literally a dining sanctuary in the sky. No pun intended.

The Bison Restaurant: Cozy and inviting with a rustic mountain vibe, the menu features delicious, locally-sourced ingredients that have been sustainably farmed or harvested. The dishes are hearty and flavorful, like the Bison Pot Pie or the Elk Burger. And don’t forget to try their signature bison chili – it’s to die for!

Farm & Fire: Banff’s newest eatery is remarkably simple with farm-to-fork specialities cooked over an open fire. You heard that right, each meal is slow roasted and wood-fired to bring out the natural flavors.

Brazen Banff: Located inside the historic Mount Royal Hotel, Brazen brings a bold new dining concept to town by honoring the spirit of mountaineers and explorers through a rustic-chic atmosphere and mouthwatering dishes.

Whitebark Cafe: Calling all coffee lovers, start your day with an oat milk honey latte and delicious parfait made with greek yogurt, berry compote, and homemade granola. Yum.

 

Looking to plan a wedding in Banff, Alberta? The Rocky Mountain Bride Banff Destination Wedding Guide is the perfect place to start with endless inspiration.

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