Banff and Lake Louise
A honeymoon is a wonderful way to kick off married life. If you are fortunate enough to go on your honeymoon soon after the wedding, a luscious escape to the Canadian Rockies might be the perfect trip for you. A time to unwind after the hustle and bustle of wedding planning and the numerous related festivities, a honeymoon getaway for just the two of you will most certainly be a great time to reconnect. Spending some alone time, while also enjoying the amazing outdoors, sightseeing and lingering over romantic candlelight dinners will also be an opportunity to create memories to last a lifetime!
SIGHTSEEING & THE GREAT OUTDOORS
A trip to Banff and Lake Louise is one to be treasured. Lake Louise, known for its emerald waters and astonishing beauty is a must-see. Nothing can prepare you for the awe-inspiring splendor that will consume your senses when you first see Lake Louise. The water. The glacier. The rugged snow-capped peaks. The two of you…what could be more amazing?
With scenery that is truly second to none, you may be challenged to fit in everything you want to do. When faced with so many great options on a vacation, it works best if you approach it as if you will return. Then you can better prioritize and make sure you see and do everything that you really want to do on this trip, reserving some activities for a future visit.
You’ll definitely want to do your own research, but some of the things that you may want to consider adding to your to-do list are a visit to the Columbia Ice Fields, the Glacier Skywalk, a helicopter tour or a gondola ride.
Certainly, no trip to Banff and Lake Louise would be complete without taking several breathtakingly beautiful hikes. From the amazing mountain vistas, pristine mountain lakes and dancing alpine flowers, hiking in the area promises to reward you with memories for years to come. There are an array of hikes available – from short and relatively easy hikes, to multi-day treks where you can truly immerse yourself in nature.
There are also great opportunities for biking, mountain climbing, fishing and horseback riding. The options for outdoor activities are nearly limitless.
DINING & NIGHTLIFE
There are numerous great dining options available in Banff. The area has attracted some of Canada’s best chefs offering an impressive array of cuisine. You can choose from fine dining, steaks, vegan, pizza, Italian, Thai and more.
The nightlife in downtown Banff is surprisingly energizing. There are a variety of nightclubs, pubs, and saloons to visit and you could even ride a mechanical bull or enjoy line dancing if you were so inclined!
A LITTLE INDULGENCE…
Pamper yourselves with a couple’s massage or find time to soak in a hot tub and bask in a sauna. Go all out and visit Banff Upper Hot Springs, where you can enjoy the therapeutic healing benefits of a soak in the steaming hot mineral-rich spring water. The restorative benefits of self-care will help melt away the many stresses of wedding planning and the newly acquired aching muscles from your many outdoor activities.
PLAN AND GO
The Banff and Lake Louise area, easily accessed via a flight to Calgary, Alberta, is a honeymooners’ paradise. From the jaw-dropping scenery, romantic dining locales, high-end resorts and spa amenities readily available, there is a lot to recommend about the area.