We had originally planned to go to Finland for our honeymoon. We have no decided to stay in Canada this year to help our economy and be close to home. Looking for ideas of great honeymoon destinations in Canada!
I definitely agree! More Canadians will need to be tourists in our own country so we can help boost our economy. Even having a "staycation" to support local hotels and restaurants can make a big impact of many people took part.
Based on your wedding date in October I would highly recommend the maritimes! Usually mid October is the best time to see the beautiful fall foliage, and the tourist season has died down so it's easier to see the provinces. You can easily fly into Nova Scotia and drive through PEI and New Brunswick. The fall is also a great time for whale watching.
The nice part about early October is it is prime time for fall colours and temperate weather. Banff and Jasper out west are good, or Mt. Tremblant especially if you still want shopping or amenities. Otherwise, there’s hiking and cabin spots all over you can check out.
I think it also depends on the time of year as temperatures, precipitation, and humidity varies wildly depending on where you go during what time of year.
I highly recommend the east coast if you're thinking during early August as that's peak lobster season and they have a ton of nature. You can easily hit Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, and PEI with two weeks even if you drive (though you can further maximize your time if you fly). If you have to travel during the colder months, the west coast would be nice as it's milder there and they're close to resorts for winter sports if you're into that. Alberta is best during late June and July, especially if you want to hit the mountains or national parks. Otherwise there can be a ton of rainfall during the spring and fall months. If you want to do the big city thing, Toronto or Montreal would be great options during the fall months when the evenings are slightly cooler and the majority of entertainment seasons like big theatre shows or sports games have begun.
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Out east sounds great! We want to do some actual relaxing and site seeing. We also don’t want anything too pricy but want something nice. There are just so many options in Canada it’s hard to pick 1.
Aww I’m sorry your original plans are a no go, but props for staying local! This country of ours is so beautiful and hopefully you’ll have ample opportunity for more exotic travel in your life as a married couple ☺️
Turning to your question. Like Amanda said, it really depends what sort of vision you have for your honeymoon. I’m a lifelong resident of N.S. and can’t recommend the East Coast enough. You have the ocean, so much natural beauty, great options for cottaging/BnBs, wineries to visit, etc. And there are urban centres in close proximity with tons of dining options and fancier hotels if that’s what you’re feeling. If you rent a car, you can easily travel between the three Maritime provinces in a couple hours. Anyway that’s my pitch. I’ve also had a fabulous time travelling out West. I can easily picture myself honeymooning somewhere like Banff or Jasper. Good luck and happy planning!