Oh' Canada! What a place to get married!
This country is home to many incredible spots that make the perfect backdrop for life events, especially weddings! Panoramic views of oceans, mountains, farm land, lakes and plains, create a beautiful country for us to celebrate and enjoy daily. In honor of our Canadian land, we've compiled a list of the most popular and breathtaking places to host your wedding! These locations are designed by mother nature for us all to soak in a dose of adventure and to feel free yet connected. Take a look and enjoy the journey across this vast land we call home!
Starting on the West Coast, working our way East, below you will find each provinces well known and loved wedding venue. Based heavily on the views you and your guests can take in while coming together for a celebration surrounded by beauty!
1) The Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia
Ah, the relaxed ocean life that is Tofino! If you have never been, add this spot to your Canadian bucket list! At the Wichaninnish Inn, you can enjoy a cozy and intimate forest ceremony and accompany it with a beach based reception with your guests. Talk about the best of both worlds! British Columbia, the islands in particular, are known for their thick coastal forests and vast ocean views. Planning your wedding in a beautiful place such as this, will have your guests talking for years to come!
2) Fairmont Chateau, Lake Louise, Alberta
Mountains with snow covered tips housing nestled glaciers that melt into crystal blue waters, is one of Alberta's greatest treasure! The Fairmont hotel chain is known for hosting elegant and classy weddings. Surrounded by gorgeous scenery, when you are standing at the edge of this lake, you feel incredibly small in this big beautiful world. You and your guests will feel like they are the only ones in the mountains at this venue and in between your wedding activities, there are canoes to be rented and plenty of trails to be walked! A great little getaway for a loving celebration.
3) Elk Ridge Resort, Prince Albert National Park, Saskatchewan
Have you ever sat at the edge of a lake that looks like glass with a hot morning coffee in hand? Elk Ridge Resort is exactly where that can be done, on the morning of your wedding! What a peaceful way to start that magical day! Your guests will sit lakeside for your ceremony and there are a few locations on this large property to host your reception. Located among the Boreal Forest, this resort can play host to weddings and events embracing all that nature has to offer. Such as championship golf for the groom and his men to enjoy, walks for the family to explore and year round amenities nestled into the Prince Alberta National Park! If you're planning a winter wedding, this may be one of the coziest locations to execute that vision... you and your guests can enjoy lake skating and curling, cross country skiing, snowmobiling, snow shoeing and dog sledding!
4) Cielo's Garden, Winnipeg, Manitoba
"Cielo is the Spanish word for heaven", per the owners of this stunning wedding venue, deep in the Manitoba woods! Surrounded by nature with not a single sign of city life around, couples can wed and celebrate with their people, the trees and the birds! Manitoba is known for its lakes, forests and prairie stretches. This venue allows for that lifestyle to shine through and a reception under the clear tent, to see all the stars as you dance, is no better way to end an evening!
5) Spencer's At The Waterfront, Burlington, Ontario
Lake Ontario!! Who doesn't want to see this Canadian wonder? Stretching as far as the eye can see, the shoreline of this stunning lake is lined with unique businesses, boardwalks, parks and piers for you to explore! One such place, is Spencer's! Imagine your guests sitting lake side in this stunning glass room that truly encompasses an indoor/outdoor living combination, with a modern twist.
6) Manoir Hovey, North Hatley, Quebec
This breathtaking mansion has been a therapeutic waterfront retreat for the past 120 years! Allowing guests and weddings to be hosted by the beautiful garden grounds, this historical property provides the perfect backdrop for an outdoor celebration with your loved ones. Enjoy a relaxing hike where you can pick fresh apples, rent a canoe or bicycle, enjoy a massage and rent a pontoon for the afternoon! Yoga, fishing or a round of golf at a near by course to start your day, will set your wedding morning off to a peaceful and wholesome start.
7) Bates Barn, Long Point, New Brunswick
After rebuilding from a devastating fire in 2017, this stunning barn overlooks the Belleisle Bay! New Brunswick is home to the warmest saltwater beaches north of Virginia and the large lobsters that are caught off the shores. Plenty to see and do while soaking in the sunshine of this 340 km point to point province of beauty! If you're looking for a coastal country vibe, this is your spot!
8) Keltic Lodge, Cape Breton Highlands National Park, Nova Scotia
Talk. About. That. View! This breathtaking wedding location is truly surrounded by seaside beauty! Picture your ceremony on the cliffs overlooking the waters being kissed by the sun, with the salty air blowing through the trees on the beaches below. You, your bridal party, family and friends can enjoy a reception among the beams of this historic building! All located within one of Canada's most scenic national parks!
9) The RiverShed, Oyster Bed, Prince Edward Island
A casual and relaxed atmosphere, sitting on the water with riverside views, romantic patio lighting and fire tables... YES PLEASE! Plenty of people want a warm summer evening under the stars with their favorite people, to ring in night one as newlyweds and this space will more than achieve that! PEI is one of Canada's smallest provinces, yet it's surrounded by many little islands worth exploring! This type of venue can enable a whole weekend of celebration with your loved ones.
10) The Doctor's House, Green's Harbour, Newfoundland
The reception space at The Doctor's House, is one your guests will remember and talk about for years! A stunning wood barn style space, converted into an elegant dining room with a deck overlooking this beautiful bay... just imagine that sunset! Newfoundland is a province full of many waterfront locations that are truly breathtaking. If your guests have never been, they'll want to extend their stay to enjoy all that the island has to offer! The local residents will make you feel like family, the views will make you want to stay until sundown and the ocean scenery will keep you wanting more!
11) Inn On The Lake, Whitehorse, Yukon
Aurora Borealis, also known as, Northern Lights! If you've been lucky enough to see some in your lifetime, you know what a treat it is but in the same breath, you've never seen them quite like you would if you were in the Yukon! Imagine a beautiful reception evening, spent on this 90 foot deck overlooking the glass like Marsh Lake, all while vibrant colors are dancing above you and your guests heads! This, is a breathtaking Canadian treasure worth experiencing.
12) Blachford Lake Lodge, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories
Wilderness awaits!! If you and your partner are outdoor enthusiasts, adventure seekers and fresh air lovers, this lodge is one you need to visit. What better reason, than for your wedding?! You and your guests would venture in via a bush plane, which is an experience in itself that would be talked about for years. Exploration opportunities at it's finest with this venue, so you better have some hiking boots under that wedding dress!
13) Frobisher Inn, Iqaluit, Nunavut
An Arctic space that is surrounded by snow-covered mountains and deep rooted traditions, Nunavut will create a feeling of culture, serenity and calmness. As you celebrate a new chapter of your life with your closest people surrounding you, take advantage of the opportunity to enjoy dog sledding adventures or sea kayaking off the icy shores of Northern Canada. Frobisher Inn has plenty of gathering spaces to warm up after a day of outdoor fun and celebration, while you dine on home cooked authentic cuisine!
Canada, a vast land of opportunity and wonder, worth exploring! Every province hosts weddings and events for people to enjoy, why not celebrate with breathtaking scenery, and jaw-dropping natural backdrops?! Marriage is an adventure and adventures are worth every penny when they are kicked off in beautiful places like the ones we just toured! Get out there and explore your country; find your dream location for the best party of your life and let us know where you end up!