Honeymoon Holiday in Cities of AlbertaPosted By Bharthi on October 3, 2011 at 6:45pm | Blog, Cities of Canada, Honeymoon Holiday, Travel, Travel Guide
Rocky mountains of Alberta can be enchanting for your Honeymoon Trip. The original definition of what is Honeymoon goes like this.
Honeymoon is during the first month after marriage, when there is nothing but tenderness and pleasure”; originally having no reference to the period of a month, but comparing the mutual affection of newly-married persons to the changing moon which is no sooner full than it begins to wane; now, usually, the holiday spent together by a newly-married couple, before settling down at home.
Canada s a North American country consisting of ten provinces and three territories. Located in the northern part of the continent, it extends from the Atlantic Ocean in the east to the Pacific Ocean in the west and northward into the Arctic Ocean. It is the world’s second largest country by total area. Canada’s common border with the United States to the south and northwest is the longest in the world.
In this Honeymoon road trip we will cover cities from Alberta and British Colombia.
Honeymoon Road Trip plan – Cities of Alberta
If you love the magnificence of snow – capped mountains and deep blue lakes, then The Rockies are the perfect setting for you. The scenes just keep coming through the windscreen on this road trip. Keep your eyes peeled for bears, coyotes, sheep and caribou which are often seen on the road itself. Lounge by the lovely Lake Louise, which is a deep blue, as are Bow Lake and Lake Peyto, which you will see en route from Banff to Jasper itself is a quaint alpine town with lakes all around where you can canoe, take a cruise or even trek around. You can drop the car at Jasper and take the overnight train from Jasper to Vancouver as it is a stunning rail Journey. In this blog we suggest a 8 to 10 Day Honeymoon road trip around cities of Alberta and British Colombia in Canada.
Honeymoon Holiday Start: Calgary in Alberta
Honeymoon Holiday End at : Vancouver, British Colombia return the car in Jasper and take the train to Vancouver.
Approximate Driving Distance: 550km around Alberta
Ideal Drive Duration: 8 to 10 days in Cities of Alberta
The Road trip Route around cities of Alberta
Calgary – Lake Louise – Banff – Jasper – Vancouver
Tips For your Honeymoon Travel Around Alberta
For your Honeymoon Holiday in towns of Alberts , we have done some research and have identified few good hotels in cities of Alberta. Key in the city name ( Eg Jasper) and the related details ( dates of travel and number of guest ) and click on the search button. It will give you all the hotels in the location/city.
For a planned self-drive holiday go to www.monograms.in. For the train check out www.viarail.ca. Opt for one of the sleeper cars. In Jasper, for a lively evening go to the Dead Dog Bar on Connaught Drive. Fiddle River (opposite the station) serves the best seafood and Nick’s on the corner of Connaught Drive and Juniper Street dose good steak and prime ribs.
Hire a car online. It saves a huge amount of money Always carry a map, even if you have a GPS device. Get an international driving permit. If hiring a convertible, accordingly as boot – space is very limited Always opt for zero – liability insurance, it costs extra but is worth it. Hide valuables out of sight when parking. Fuel always costs more at motorway pumps. Alcohol limits are strictly enforced. If caught over the limit, you will get into serious trouble.
For Your Knowledge about Cities of Alberta
1.Calgary in Alberta
Calgary is a city in the Province of Alberta. Oil was first discovered in Calgary , Alberta in 1902, but it did not become a significant industry in the province until 1947 when huge reserves of it were discovered. Calgary quickly found itself at the centre of the ensuing oil boom. The city’s economy grew when oil prices increased with the Arab Oil Embargo of 1973.
Downtown features an eclectic mix of restaurants and bars, cultural venues, public squares including Olympic Plaza and shopping. Notable shopping areas include such as The Core Shopping Centre Stephen Avenue and Eau Claire Market. Downtown tourist attractions include the Calgary Zoo, the Telus World of Science, the Telus Convention Centre, the Chinatown district, the Glenbow Museum, the Calgary Tower, the Art Gallery of Calgary (AGC), Military Museum and the EPCOR Centre for the Performing Arts.
Places to See in Calgary Alberta
Prince’s Island Park: Calgary’s largest inner city park is an island with a number of pleasant trails for walking and relaxing. It also hosts “Plays of Shakespeare”, “the Calgary Folk Music Festival” and “Carifest”
Calgary Tower: On a clear day you can see the Rockies to the west.
Chinatown: Canada’s third largest Chinatown is in the northeast portion of downtown Calgary. It is the heart of Calgary’s Asian diaspora, although much of north and east Calgary has a Pacific Rim influence.
Olympic Plaza: This public square was built as the site of medal presentations during the 1988 Winter Olympic Games.
Glenbow Museum: Western Canada’s largest museum, with over 93,000 square feet of exhibition space spreading over three floors. More than 20 galleries are filled with artifacts from Glenbow’s collection of over a million objects, emphasizing local history.
Telus World of Science Calgary: Canada’s first purpose-built New Science Centre in over 25 years is a place where people of all ages and abilities can put their imagination into action. Our new exhibit galleries ignite creativity.
Calgary Zoo: The world-class Calgary Zoo is home to over 1,000 animals from all over the world, as well as to the Botanical Garden and a Prehistoric Park for dinosaur lovers. It is the second largest zoo in Canada.
Inglewood Bird Sanctuary & Nature Centre: A 32-hectare wildlife reserve that offers more than two kilometres of walking trails throughout the riverine forest. More than 250 species of birds and 300 species of plants, plus several kinds of mammals, have been observed in the area.
Heritage Park: One of the largest living historical villages in North America, on 66 acres of land near the Glenmore Reservoir. Attractions include a working Steam Engine, 155 historical exhibits, a candy store and bakery, old fashioned amusement park and ride on the S. S. Moyie, a paddlewheel boat.
2. Lake Louise , Alberta
Lake Louise is a beautiful mountain lake in the middle of Banff National Park in the Alberta Rockies region of Alberta, Canada. The lake is surrounded by snow-capped peaks, and at the far end is a large glacier. The lake is quite isolated. There is a very small town of the same name at the base of the mountain.
The main attractions at Lake Louise, Alberta are the vibrantly coloured glacial lakes and Victoria Glacier at the head of Lake Louise. Lakes to explore are around Lake Louise in Alberta are: Lake Louise, Moraine Lake, Bow Lake and Peyto Lake.
At the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, during the summer you can canoe on the lake and in the winter months they offer ice skating around the ice castle or horse drawn sleigh rides. Every January there is an international ice carving competition held called Ice Magic.
If you are interested in hiking or climbing you’ve got lots of access to all sorts of trails in this area.
As a ski-resort and wilderness area, tourist activity varies according to the season.
The primary form of spring and summer recreation in the area is walking around the lake on the lakeside path, hiking on mountain trails leading from the lake, andadmiring the scenery.
During the summer, canoes can be rented and fishing is a popular activity.
Activities in Lake Louise, Alberta
Lake Louise Mountain Resort: Only a short drive from the lake, offering ski-enthusiasts a wide variety of runs for varying skill levels. The ski season runs from November to mid-May.
Kingmic Dogsled Tours: Is the oldest dog sled tour company in the west, and goes along the Continental Divide.
Ice skate on the lake: Rental skates are available within The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise and down in the village at Wilson Mountain Sports
Sleigh Rides: leave from in front of The Chateau Lake Louise with Brewster Lake Louise Stables.
Snowshoeing: Cross country skiing and winter walking trails are abundant, rentals are available at the same places as the ice skates. Guided tours do leave from The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise.
Lake Louise Mountain Resort: Runs one of the chairlifts with gondolas in the summer up to an interpretive centre giving you a great spot to take breathtaking photos and learn about the local wildlife.
Guided Hikes: are available through The Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise
Horseback riding: there are few companies which offer trail rides and pack trips in Lake Louise.
Banff is a town in the Alberta Rockies province of Alberta. It is the larger of the two towns in Banff National Park, nestled in the mountains, and is located about a hour and half drive west of Calgary and four hours south of Jasper. The park is easily accessible for International travellers via Calgary International Airport, which has international scheduled and charter flights. Banff is part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Places to See in Banff Alberta
Cave and Basin National Historic site: See the birthplace of Canada’s National Park system. in Banff, Alberta Where hot sulphur springs were found and the original bathhouse was built in 1887.
Banff Park Museum National Historic site, Alberta: Come and see all the animals you missed on your trip to Banff.
Banff Upper Hot Springs: All the amenities of a modern facility are featured in this splendid, historic spa and bathhouse – against a backdrop of spectacular alpine scenery of Alberta. You will luxuriate in the comfort of soothing hot water where travellers have come to “take the waters” for more than a century.
The Banff Centre: is a globally respected arts and cultural centre featuring performances and events with dance, music, theatre, opera, film, books, new media and visual arts.
Whyte Museum of the Canadian Rockies: offers something for the whole family… art, culture and the human and natural history of the Canadian Rockies of Alberta
Banff Gondola: The Banff Sightseeing Gondola provides visitors with the most spectacular views of the Canadian Rockies of Alberta and the town of Banff. The views become more and more grand in the gondola ride as you climb 698m to an elevation of 2,281m.
Caving Discover the Rat’s Nest Cave: a wild, undeveloped cave with no artificial lights, boardwalks or handrails under Grotto Mountain.
Jasper is a specialized municipality in western Alberta, Canada. Jasper is 362 kilometres west of Edmonton and Jasper is 290 kilometres north of Banff, Alberta, with the Icefields Parkway connecting the Jasper townsite to Lake Louise in Banff National Park.
Jasper is located in the Athabasca River valley, at the confluence with Miette River. It lies between the Victoria Cross Ranges (northwest), Pyramid Mountain (north), Maligne Range (southeast) and Indian Ridge (southwest). Jasper is connected to the west via the Yellowhead Highway and the Yellowhead Pass to Prince George and to the east to Edmonton. Toward the south, the Icefield Parkway leads to Banff and Banff National Park, in Alberta.
Activities in Jasper, Alberta
Camping is a major activities in Jasper Alberta. There are 10 designated camping sites throughout the park. There is an interactive map available online with information and fees. It is illegal to camp outside of designated areas without a special backcountry pass.
Whistlers: 3.5km south of Jasper.
Wapiti: 5.4km south of Jasper. This is the only campground open in winter.
Wabasso: 16km south of Jasper.
Pocahontas: 45km east of Jasper.
Snaring River: 13km east of Jasper.
Mount Kerkeslin: 36km south of Jasper.
Honeymoon Lake: 52km south of Jasper.
Jonas Creek: 78km south of Jasper.
Columbia Icefield: 106km south of Jasper.
Wilcox Creek: 107km south of Jasper