PLAN YOUR DESTINATION WEDDING IN CANMORE
Canmore is a town nestled in Alberta’s Rocky Mountains, west of Calgary. It’s known for craggy summits like the Three Sisters and Ha Ling Peak. Planning a wedding in Canmore provides a number of exciting activities and natural venues to choose from.
Your wedding day will be pure magic set amongst the snowy peaks on the Canadian Rocky Mountains. Bask in amazing natural outdoor venues, such as Tunnel Mountain Reservoir and the Rundleview Parkette.
Caving is a fantastic activity that can be enjoyed year-round! The internal temperature of the caves remains constant even in Winter! Take wedding guests for a natural history tour of the Rat’s Nest Cave, under Grotto Mountain. Tour the 4km cave created by the meltwaters of ancient glaciers.
Kayaking on nearby lakes are an excellent way to not only enjoy the natural beauty of Banff National Park in serene settings, but also to observe the area’s wildlife in their natural habitat. It’s also an excellent opportunity to laze away an afternoon fishing.
White Water Rafting
If you and your wedding guests are the adventurous type, check out rapids such as, “Roller Coaster”, “Hopi Hole”, “Goat Rapid” and “Twin Peaks” that are certain to leave you with big smiles. The most famous rapid is known throughout the area…the “Portage” and “Shotgun” rapids! (Cue dramatic music!) Long, continuous, quick and tricky, this section of river is, without question, the most popular and memorable section of true class IV to IV+ rafting in the Alberta area.
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.
In all of Canada the currency is the Canadian dollar, please see your local currency conversion or contact your local bank for current currency exchange rates.
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