Banff Wedding Planning
Banff is a resort town in the province of Alberta, located within Banff National Park. The peaks of Mt. Rundle and Mt. Cascade, part of the Rocky Mountains, dominate its skyline, setting the stage for a majestic wedding experience.
On Banff Avenue, the main thoroughfare, boutiques and restaurants mix with château-style hotels and souvenir shops. There is so much of nature to explore and experience that you may want to honeymoon here as well.
Columbia Icefield – Glacier Adventure
Your adventure begins with a ride onto the Athabasca Glacier in an all-terrain Ice Explorer—a massive vehicle specially designed for glacier travel. On this thrilling trip, an experienced driver-guide will share a wealth of fascinating information about glaciers and their impact on our environment.
You’ll stop, step onto the glacier and let the moment take hold. It’s the perfect time to take photos in this breathtaking setting.
The grand finale to this experience is a stroll on the Columbia Icefield Skywalk: a cliff-edged walkway where giant glaciers perch above you and the spectacular Sunwapta Valley spreads out below.
Rockies – Heli-Romance
Enjoy this private flight tour, plus a 1-hour wilderness stop with your special someone in the middle of the backcountry! Share a demi-bottle of sparkling wine, some decadent dessert and a stroll to a waterfall, before flying back to the Icefields Adventure base to collect your souvenir photo.
Gondolas In Banff & Lake Louis
The vast expanse of the Rocky Mountains stretches not above you, but around you. It is a perspective you haven’t experienced before. Your gaze levels with the towering peaks that a few minutes ago had loomed far overhead. The sweet scent of wildflowers lingers on the light breeze, warmed by the sun. A high-pitched whistle in the distance catches your attention; a local resident of the mountain, the ever-curious marmot, was warning others of your presence. Up here, immersed in the rugged peaks and alpine meadows, you feel so wonderfully alive.
Horseback Riding In Banff & Lake Louis
There is something very special about waking up in the morning, saddling your horse, and exploring the wilderness of Banff National Park from atop of your long-legged steed. By horseback, you travel at a steady rhythm, without being confined to roads or disturbing the tranquility around you. Following trails through vibrant alpine pastures, traversing mountain passes, or fording rushing rivers, horseback riding in Banff and Lake Louise is a strikingly memorable experience.
Entering Canada is simple for the most part. All that is required is a Passport from your Country of residence.
Alberta Marriage Law
GETTING YOUR CANMORE AND BANFF, ALBERTA MARRIAGE LICENSE If you’re getting married in Banff National Park or Canmore, you’ll be getting a marriage certificate issued by the province of Alberta. The requirements for getting an Alberta certificate are pretty basic. The license is valid for three months from the date of issue.
Obtaining an Alberta Marriage License The Bride and Groom must provide the following information:
• Proof of identification
• Full name of father, birth place of father
• Maiden and full name of mother, birth place of mother
• If divorced, Decree Absolute
• If widowed, Death Certificate of former spouse
Please note there is no Marriage License issuing office in Lake Louise. Couples from out of province may arrange their Alberta Marriage License in advance through the Banff Bureau.
Civil marriage ceremonies can be conducted at any location
Two witnesses of at least 18 years of age are required for the ceremony. It is not necessary that the witnesses have prior knowledge of the couple being married
Upon the granting of Royal Assent to the federal Civil Marriage Act, same-sex marriage is legal in Alberta as of July 20, 2005.
The people living in this area are Anglophone Canadians and therefore speak Canadian English. Canadian National Parks are operated under Federal jurisdiction, and therefore have signs, brochures and (theoretically) all services in both French and English, as well as universally understandable pictograms. Banff is a major international destination, and tourist industry recognizes the role of international visitors; tourist services are usually available in Japanese and German, and increasingly in languages such as Mandarin and Spanish.
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