We are getting married in Lake louise in March. Obviously we are going for the skiing there but niether of us have ever been to Lake Louise or the surrounding areas before. Was wondering if anyone knows of other things that can be done in the area that would make to wedding/honeymoon special that I could arrange.
Congratulations on your forthcoming wedding.
Banff is nice. Its got a hot springs bathing place, which is actually fun. ALso a nice place just to wander around (along the river etc).
Thanks for that. Are there any really nice restaurants that are well worth going to? I know the Fairmount Chateau has restaurants and that is where we are staying but I was wondering if there was any other places that are a must to go to. Just trying to save time trying to find the best places when we are there.
Hey, DazG! Congrats! I've always wanted to go to Banff. I'm sure it will be a great honeymoon.
I just got married back in May, and I found the girls at the Wedding Channel web site to be helpful with honeymoon ideas as well (although TP was big help as we went to Asia). Just for variety, maybe head over there as well. They have a honeymoon section on their forums where you might get some ideas or ask around.
Oh, and the solution to the in-law problem is definitely to live a thousand miles away. It really does work! (just kidding!)
I cant remember whether it was sunshine village or lake louise, but the back side ski bowl is pretty cool. Id like to recommend other places, but there wasnt anything else thee 25 years ago. The Banff Springs Hotel is nice, but you already have that covered.
When you are finished being bombarded by the tourists in Lake Louise and Banff, head east a bit to Canmore. I lived there for a year and it is one of my top 5 places to live/visit in the world. The views are breathtaking, there are a bunch of cool shops down the main street, and the hiking trails are fantastic. If you head NE out of the city along the old highway, you should be able to see some mountain goats and sheep (there is a quarry there where the sheep hang out all the time).
Whilst in Banff, take the gondola up to the top of Sulphur Mountain. The views are spectacular, and I believe there is a restaurant up the top. You could also take the tour up to the Columbia Ice Fields.