Honeymoons in Vancouver
Take your honeymoon in Vancouver and prepare to fall in love all over again! Vancouver is a bustling, modern city surrounded by ocean and the beautiful scenery characteristic of Canada’s westernmost province, British Columbia. It is a young city full of outdoor enthusiasts, where you will find loads of people outdoors jogging, cycling, and inline skating year round. A honeymoon in Vancouver offers endless opportunities for being active, no matter the time of year, and is perfect for sporty couples as well as those interested in cultural events.
Ranked highly as one of the most liveable places in the world, boasting pristine natural surroundings, Vancouver has a lot to offer. The city has been nicknamed ‘Hollywood North’ due to the amount of films which are produced here, which means you might even run into a movie star during you honeymoon in Vancouver! Vancouver is an absolutely international city, and although English is the official language, it is not the native language for at least 52% of the population. Take the time to explore during your honeymoon in Vancouver, and get acquainted with the city. It is known for its composition of distinct neighbourhoods, each possessing a unique ethnic and cultural atmosphere.
Vancouver offers a wide range of attractions, particularly for those with a love of nature. These activities are definite must-dos if you’re spending your honeymoon in Vancouver:
- Take a walk on the Capilano suspension bridge. It’s one of the world’s highest and longest suspension foot bridges, at 70 meters above ground. Afterward, you can explore the area further while taking part in a suspension bridge tour, high above the forest floor.
- Explore Stanley Park. Hitch a ride on a horse-drawn carriage and take a tour through 1000 acres of lush nature, or pack a picnic and settle down in a quiet corner. And don’t forget the Vancouver Aquarium!
- Spend some time at Science World! It’ll bring out the child in both of you, and keep you busy for hours on a rainy afternoon.
Key Facts for Vancouver
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Flight time: 9 hours from London
When to Honeymoon in Vancouver
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Vancouver’s climate is moderate year round, with warm summers and cool winters. It’s a city known for its rainy weather, particularly from October to March. July to September is the best time to plan a honeymoon in Vancouver if you’re hoping to take advantage of the Canadian summer, when skies are clearer and the sun shines bright. Temperatures in summer hover around 22 degrees, rarely higher, and in winter the temperature rarely falls below zero. Make sure to bring enough layers, particularly if you plan on taking advantage of the opportunity to participate in outdoor activities.
From Dublin you can get an Air France flight to London Heathrow which will connect you to a British Airways flight to Vancouver. The total flying time is just under 15 hours.
Visitors from Ireland require a passport which must be valid at least one day past their intended departure date from Canada. No visa is required for stays of up to six months. The public transportation system in Vancouver is well developed and the use of a rental car is not required. However, if you wish to explore areas outside of the city during your honeymoon in Vancouver, it will come in handy!
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Getting Married in Vancouver
Located in British Columbia, the city of Vancouver is a coastal one – meaning a wedding abroad in Vancouver will give you some beautiful coastal scenery that will make the perfect backdrop for your wedding photographs. If you want to get married in Vancouver then you will have plenty of options when it comes to searching for the perfect wedding venue, whether you want to get married in a beautiful hotel, you can even get married in a picturesque park if you apply for a licence. Vancouver has a great balance of busy city life and quiet and tranquil landscapes, so whether you are looking for adventure or you want to escape from it all, Vancouver will have something to offer. A wedding aboard in Vancouver is perfect for a couple wanting a wedding abroad with a difference.
You do not have to be a British Columbia resident to be married in the province. However, you are required to get a Marriage Licence which is valid for a term of three months and only valid in British Columbia.
Anyone over 19 years of age is eligible to apply for a marriage licence in BC. If one or both individuals were recently divorced within the last 31 days, proof of divorce must be provided. No licence is issued until the courts finalize a divorce, normally 31 days after the divorce decree is issued by the Courts.
For further information visit: http://www.vs.gov.bc.ca/marriage/howto.html
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