Planning your honeymoon is one of the best parts of getting married. You and your love can finally jet off into the proverbial sunset together. While many Canadian couples look to far off destinations, there are tons of choices here at home that will suit any taste from outrageously adventurous to ridiculously romantic.
Introducing 20 Amazing Canadian Destination Honeymoon Locations
…and yes, many of these honeymoon spots are so unique, you’ve likely never heard of them!
Hotel de Glace, Quebec
If you’re planning on a honeymoon sometime in January, February, or March, this unusual hotel should be on your short list of possibilities. There’s nothing like it anywhere else in North America – it’s made completely of ice and snow. Only a 20-minute drive from Quebec City, it’s a perfect addition to your Quebec City honeymoon.
Wood Buffalo National Park of Canada, Alberta
If you’re an animal lover, be sure to consider this particular park. What makes it so special is that it’s the largest national park in the country and protects our majestic bison herds (of which very few remain). It’s located in the far northern reaches of Alberta, on the border with the Northwest Territories.
Narcisse Snake Dens, Manitoba
Reptile lovers having a May or September wedding should consider planning it around a honeymoon visit to the snake dens here. Choose a sunny day when the snakes will be most active. Only a one-hour drive from Winnipeg, it’s an easy day trip to make.
Casa Loma, Toronto Ontario
Touring this glorious castle located in Toronto will be the perfect addition to a fairytale honeymoon. And for once, you don’t have to go all the way to Europe to see a castle fit for royalty.
Athabasca Sand Dunes, Saskatchewan
You don’t have to go to a far-flung overseas desert to see massive sand dunes. The biggest sand surface in the country, these dunes are located in the northwest region of Saskatchewan – it’s perfect for adventure junkies and seasoned wilderness treckers.
The Enchanted Forest, BC
See more than 350 fairytale figures, the tallest treehouse in the province, and even a castle, in the enchanted forest of British Columbia, a little ways away from Revelstoke. It’s only open during the warmer months of the year though, so won’t work for a winter honeymoon.
Flowerpot Island, Ontario
Located in Ontario, a little ways off the coast of Tobermory, you’ll find this island that’s part of the Fathom Five National Marine Park. The “flowerpots” don’t actually have anything to do with flowers at all – they’re rock formations.
Free Spirit Spheres, British Columbia
This Vancouver Island attraction truly qualifies as worthy of anyone’s bucket list. Because let’s face it – there aren’t very many times in life when you’ll have a chance to sleep in a quirky treehouse that looks like a giant round nut hanging from the treetops.
Capilano Suspension Bridge, British Columbia
You probably already know that Vancouver has a lot to offer – and if you go there for your honeymoon, this suspension bridge is a must-see. At 140 meters long and 70 feet above the river below, traversing its length is the perfect way to bond with your new spouse and share in an adrenaline rush.
The Diefenbunker, Ontario
History buffs headed to Ottawa will have to check out this unique site. During the cold war, this facility was built with the intention of protecting government and military officials from the after-effects of a nuclear war.
Sable Island, Nova Scotia
If your honeymoon will take place between June and October, you’re headed for the Halifax-Nova Scotia region, and you love exploring remote wilderness, this just might be the perfect day trip. And a bonus for animal lovers is that this is one of the few places left where you can still see protected feral horses roaming free. It’s also home to tens of thousands of grey seals.
Anne of Green Gables Museum, Prince Edward Island
The maritime provinces are full of great attractions, and Prince Edward Island’s Anne of Green Gables Museum is one of them. This place is over 230 years old, and is where Lucy Maud Montgomery penned the famous novels featuring Canada’s famous red-haired heroine.
Joggins Fossil Cliffs, Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is home to this unique UNESCO World Heritage site that contains the Coal Age’s most complete fossil record. Get a glimpse into life from 300 million years ago as you wander around the dramatic cliffs.
Drumheller Hoodoos, Alberta
Come to Alberta’s badlands and check out the dramatic mushroom-shaped hoodoo formations. Thousands of years old, this site is only 15 minutes away from the town of Drumheller.
Quebec City, Quebec
If you’d like to go to France, but don’t have the budget for it, why not get a taste of French culture right here in Canada?
Pingualuit Crater Lake, Quebec
If you plan on a honeymoon in Quebec, once you’ve had a taste of the urban sophistication of Quebec City, mix things up a bit and head to this over one-million-year-old lake for some adventure.
Columbia Icefield, Alberta/British Columbia
Bundle up in some warm clothes and come to the Rockies to see North America’s biggest ice field. Straddling Jasper and Banff National Parks, this site offers some great opportunities for scenic walks and hikes that are unlike anything you’ll see elsewhere.
Medicine Lake, Alberta
Not to be confused with the site of the same name in California, Medicine Lake in Alberta’s Jasper National Park is a gorgeous place to admire nature at her finest. Wildlife sightings are common here, and if you’re lucky, you may see deer, moose, caribou, and other animals.
Mount Thor, Nunavut
This remote Baffin Island location named for Norse mythology’s God of Thunder isn’t for the faint of heart – but if it’s unique that you’re after in a honeymoon destination, and you’re marrying an adventure junkie, this might just make it to the top of your list.
Rail trip from Vancouver to Alaska, British Columbia
If Mount Thor is overkill as far as adventure seeking goes, a rail trip might be more your style. Imagine spending two weeks traversing the countryside and drinking in the glorious views between Vancouver, B.C. and Anchorage, Alaska.
If you want a unique honeymoon destination in Canada, you’re spoiled for choice
This is only a small sampling of the many unique Canadian honeymoon destinations to choose from. Use this list as a starting point and go from there. And when you go, be sure to take lots of photos to ensure that you’ll never forget this special time away with your love.