Canada is a destination that offers pretty much everything to newlyweds. From snow-capped mountains with ski-perfect slopes to lush green valleys filled with picturesque pine forests. There are cosmopolitan cities, vast glittering lakes and even picturesque beaches – basically, something to suit virtually every couple. The hard bit is deciding where to go and when.
Head to the capital of Ottawa and you’ll be enveloped in Canada’s distinctive culture. This bilingual city is a feast for the eyes, with a plethora of green spaces, intricate Gothic architecture and a glittering canal that connects the city to Lake Ontario. Meander the many museums, taking time to enjoy the many coffee shops and soak up the sights and sounds of famous ByWard Market.
If you’re eager to see one of the country’s most iconic attractions then you’ll likely enjoy a trip to the south-laying USA border. Marvel at the thundering Niagara Falls from a tourist boat or snap some eye-popping selfies from the Observation Tower – either way, it’s an experience that will make your Canada honeymoon unforgettable.
Nature lovers may be most at home in Canada’s east. Take time to explore the alpine town of Banff and perhaps indulge with a trip on the Rocky Mountaineer – truly the best way to see one of the world’s most impressive mountain ranges. Banff National Park is renowned for its diverse wildlife, so expect to see native species such as woodland caribou and grizzly bears. Those with a penchant for winter sports will be especially happy here too as Banff and neighbouring Jasper are particularly brilliant for skiing in the winter.
If relaxation is what you’re after, you’ll also not be disappointed as Canada boasts a wealth of places geared towards finding your inner zen. Hunker down in a cosy log cabin on the shores of turquoise Lake O’Hara, bag a swish suite at one of Nova Scotia’s upmarket resorts or simply settle yourselves in a Quebec spa hotel for romantic treatments and lip-smacking room service.
How long does it take to fly to Canada?
Canada is a large country, so journey times from the UK depends on which part you are flying to. A non-stop flight from London to Ottawa or Toronto takes on average 7 hours and 35 mins, while a direct flight to Vancouver is an average of 12 hours 30 minutes.
Do I need a visa for Canada?
While UK citizens do not require a visa for short visits to Canada, you will need to apply for an Electronic Travel Authorisation (eTA) prior to travelling. Visit the official FCO website here to check the entry requirements and travel advice for honeymooning in Canada.
What is the currency in Canada?
Canada has the Canadian dollar (CAD) as its currency.
What is the time difference between the UK and Canada?
Due to its size, Canada has six different time zones. Ottawa is 5 hours behind the UK (GMT-5) while Vancouver is 8 hours behind the UK (GMT-8).
What language is spoken in Canada?
Canada has two national languages – English and French. There are also several minority languages that are spoken in some indigenous communities.
When is the best time to visit Canada?
Canada has a varied climate and there are benefits to visiting at any time of the year – it all depends on what you’re after. Summer (July to August) generally offers better weather, though as peak tourist season it’s best to book things well in advance. Autumn (September to November) offers incredible fall foliage and a plethora of seasonal events such as wine festivals and pumpkin festivals. If you’re a fan of winter sports, visit in December or January for peak snowfall and excellent skiing conditions.