Monday, September 22, 2014

Canada Romantic Travel Index


Canada

Canada offers lovers a large menu of honeymoon options, from mountain beauty to seaside charm to cosmopolitan cities. You’ll find a European atmosphere in destinations like French-speaking Quebec and Montreal as well as British-style Victoria.

Best Honeymoon Features: easy access for American travelers; wide variety of destinations; good currency exchange rate with US at present time

Worst Honeymoon Features: distances between destinations can be large

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Marriage regulations in: Alberta, British Columbia, Manitoba, New Brunswick. Newfoundland & Labrador, Northwest Territories, Nova Scotia, Nunavut, Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Quebec, Saskatchewan, Yukon

Castle Moffett, Cape Breton Island, Nova Scotia Interview by Grace Sydney Embraced by 200 verdant acres and the Bras d’Or Lakes, Castle Moffett is a regal retreat for a castle wedding or honeymoon hideaway. In our interview with proprietor Linda Moffett, who runs the five-star, four-diamond inn along with her husband from May through October, find out how you can have a dream wedding at one of Nova Scotia’s most elegant venues.

Weddings at Niagara Falls

In-Depth Romantic Travel Articles

General Canada

  • Canada Coast to Coast by Paris Permenter & John Bigley Which Canadian province should the two of you choose for your next romantic getaway? This extensive article provides a rundown of the places that make each destination special, with links to province web sites for additional tourism information!
  • Cooling Off in Canada by Paris Permenter & John Bigley Couples in temperate climates know that, while it may be summertime, the living is not always easy when temperatures start to soar. If you’re looking to beat the summer heat, Canada offers a cool respite from the summertime blues. Whether your idea of a vacation means salmon fishing in a chilly mountain stream, skiing down a glacier, enjoying a gourmet dinner aboard a luxury train, or watching world-class theater performances, you’ll find it in Canada.
  • Love Notes: Romantic Music From Around the Globe–Lara Fabian by Grace Sydney Named after the heroine in the romantic epic Doctor Zhivago, Belgium-born Lara Fabian- a resident of Canada for many years- is most often compared musically with a celebrated native of that country- Celine Dion.

Eastern Canada

  • Niagara Falls Honeymoon Planner Over 30 pages of romantic attractions, hotels, dining, photo galleries and more.
  • Days of Olde and Knights to Remember – the Medieval Banquet Experience by Mary McCarney Toronto’s Medieval Times provides serious partying, 11th Century style.
  • The Québec Winter Carnival: A Festival of Heritage & Fun by Habeeb Salloum It’s almost time for the world’s largest winter celebration, the Québec Winter Carnival.Read how the two of you can take part in the winter fun!
  • Québec City’s Ice Hotel: The Ultimate Winter Experience by Habeeb Salloum Would the two of you like to spend the night in a hotel made entirely of ice? Check out the Ice Hotel Québec-Canada where, not only can you cozy up on a bed of ice, but you can also exchange vows in an ice chapel.
  • Montréal’s Auberge du Vieux-Port by Norm Goldman What can be more romantic than riding in a horse driven carriage called a calèche through the cobbled streets of Vieux Montréal (Old Montréal) and marvel at the surrounding heritage buildings. It is like visiting Europe in North America! An ideal way to savour the “joie de vivre” and the romantic atmosphere of Montréal is to a stay at one of the hotels located in the heart of the old city facing the St. Lawrence River.
  • Toronto Nightlife If You Want to be Entertained or Try the Foods of the World, Toronto’s Entertainment District is the Place by Habeeb Salloum The District encompasses many gourmet restaurants, fine shopping, the best of accommodations, sporting facilities, live theatres, movies, top-class luxury hotels and a good number of other attractions – for honeymooners, much to see and do.
  • High On Love at the CN Tower–Top 10 Marriage Proposals at the CN Tower Love is in the air at the CN Tower ‘s 360 Restaurant, where romantic liaisons and marriage proposals reach new heights every year ranging from the bizarre to the sublime. The Tower is the scene for dozens of proposals a year. With all this experience, the CN Tower has prepared its ranking of the Top Ten List of Marriage Proposals
  • Taste the Royal Life in Historic Quebec City by Eleanor S. Morris Stay in the castle-like Fairmont Chateau Frontenac in Quebec City and tour the city like a royal visitor. Le Chateau Frontenac has offered more than 100 years of hospitality to visitors of all ranks royal or just regular citizens.
  • Get Married at Canada’s Ice Hotel! Read the story of an American couple who exchanged their vows in this unique hotel, complete with a 007 suite for Bond fans
  • John & Yoko’s Montreal bed -in for peace–Three decades later… Find out where the two of you can stay at the same hotel where John Lennon and Yoko Ono held their famous bed-in!
  • Dining in Eastern Canada With its French Canadian heritage, couples headed to the province of Québec have one only problem: choosing between the region’s numerous dining choices.
  • Welcome to the Neighborhood: Toronto by Eleanor S. Morris To see Italy, Greece, Portugal, even China and Korea, you’d expect to go round the globe, right? Instead, consider Toronto, multi-cultural city where the world came–and never left. Toronto is a town of exotic neighborhoods.
  • Romantic Sailing Aboard the Golden Princess by Eleanor S. Morris There’s a lovely wedding chapel aboard the Golden Princess, star of the Princess Cruise Lines, that’s always ready for nuptials, or for renewing your vows, while sailing the high seas and visiting adventurous ports of call. Stained glass panels grace the walls, candles and white ribbons line.
  • Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail, As Adventurous As Its Namesake by Eleanor S. Morris Listen to the sounds of the place names: Baddeck, Skir Dhu, Ingonish, Cheticamp, Margaree–they sing with the romance of new and unknown places. Nova Scotia’s Cabot Trail is alive with the Scottish, French and Micmac Indian heritage of the land. The trail, edging the northern tip of Cape Breton Island, is surely one of the most beautiful drives in North America.
  • The Sainted Towns of New Brunswick by Eleanor S. Morris Charming fishing villages, spectacular sunsets, pounding surf and rugged cliffs characterize the southern shores of New Brunswick along the Bay of Fundy, whose mile-high tides, the highest in the world, separate the province from the state of Maine. Twice a day, fishing boats are becalmed as the tide rushes away, leaving them stranded on the sand until the tide comes in.
  • Garth’s Girls from the Andes by Tyson Brooks Explore the Canadian wilderness near Niagara Falls with a four-legged companion from the Andes. Adventure lovers can arrange half- and full-day guided trips for a truly memorable excursion.

Central Canada

  • Want to Enjoy a Romantic Interlude: Visit Reesor Ranch by Habeeb Salloum “You will have to live the life of a cowboy for a while”, an acquaintance I had met in Val Marie commented when I told him that I would the next day overnight at the Historic Reesor Ranch, edging the Cypress Hills.  Semi-hidden away in a valley sloping down from Cypress hills, its 1,000 acres over which over a hundred head of cattle roam appeared like a jewel encompassed in greenery – truly an ideal hideaway for honeymooners.

  • Winnipeg: Winnie the Pooh’s Hometown by Paris Permenter & John Bigley Before you ever heard of Winnipeg, you probably knew its namesake: Winnie The Pooh. That lovable bear, immortalized by A.A. Milne’s popular children’s books, was named for this city in southern Manitoba. After a look around this Canadian city, with its numerous attractions, international atmosphere, and natural beauty, you’ll feel that it’s just about as lovable as that honey-craving bear.
  • Western Canada

  • The Icefields Parkway & the Num-Ti-Jah Lodge–The Drive Along the Icefields Parkway by Norm Goldman Pardon my slang when I say, “you ain’t seen nothing yet “until you have motored along The Icefields Parkway, sometimes referred to as “the wonder trail” and one of the most scenic mountain routes in the world stretching from Banff to Jasper in the heart of the Alberta Rockies.
  • Alberta’s David Thomson Explorer’s Trail and the Aurum Lodge: A Golden Nugget by Norm Goldman When someone mentions Alberta Canada, I automatically think of Banff, Lake Louise, and Jasper. I am not going to argue with you that the above three are not gorgeous, however, if you are looking for Alberta’s best kept secret, take a drive along the David Thompson Explorer’s Trail (Highway 11 on maps). You won’t be sorry, particularly if you are searching for that perfect and peaceful romantic venue.
  • Naked tandem bungy jumping makes Valentine’s Day truly exciting by Kimberlee Jensen For our first Valentine’s Day together, my partner and I wanted our celebration to truly reflect our relationship, so naked tandem bungy jumping sounded just right.
  • By Rail, By Day, Into the Canadian Rockies (Rocky Mountaineer) Like any comfortable adventure, the rail tour into the Canadian Rockies begins gently, providing plenty of time to get in the perfect mood. Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station offers just the right amount of nostalgia as the “al-l-ll aboard!” echoes through the cavernous waiting room.
  • Riding the Rails of Western Canada (VIA, Rocky Mountaineer, BCRail) For this excursion, we would be traveling across Canada by rail, from Winnipeg to Jasper to Vancouver. It was a journey that had taken pioneers months but one that we would enjoy in ten days with time to explore small towns, national parks, and cultural cities, and, best of all, just to sit back and enjoy the Canadian countryside while someone else took over the driving.
  • A Taste of Travel: Banff Springs Hotel, Banff Springs This regal property has long been renowned for its spectacular surroundings in the Canadian Rockies. Today it’s also winning accolades for its world-class spa, Solace. Here couples are pampered in an environment as notable as that found outside the spa walls. Luxurious treatments are offered to keep any discerning vacationer purring with contentment.
  • A Taste of Travel: Chateau Lake Louise Tucked on the shores of Lake Louise in Banff National Park, Chateau Lake Louise has long been a getaway for well-known visitors: Prince Rainier of Monaco, Cary Grant, Bing Crosby, Alfred Hitchcock, Gene Autry, Edward VIII, the list goes on and on.
  • Celebrity Getaway: Terrace Beach Resort and Cabins Where do celebrities go to get away from it all? Often to resorts they own themselves. Actor Jason Priestly of Beverly Hills 90210 fame owns a romantic resort called Terrace Beach Resort and Cabins along with his father, Lorne, his stepmother, Norma, and his stepsister, Karin.
  • Victoria: A Touch of Jolly Old England by Paris Permenter & John Bigley Cricket. Lawn bowling. Fish and chips in dark paneled pubs. High tea with scones and cucumber sandwiches. This may not be England, but it’s certainly English, at least with a Pacific Northwest flair. A visit to Victoria, British Columbia, just a 2-1/2 hour ferry ride from either Seattle or Vancouver, is as fun as a visit to jolly old England.

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