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Everything you need to know to elope in the Canadian Rockies

For everyone from the wild and courageous adventurers, to the gentle explorers and the craft beer lovers - the Canadian rockies have something for everyone.

Is an elopement in the Canadian Rockies for us?

The previous notion that an elopement is only for those on the run, avoiding tradition and familial constraints is something of the past. To elope means to be married in secret, without family or friends present. For many couples, the stress and anxiety that comes with a traditional marriage is too much for them, and eloping is the best choice. When a couple elopes, they are able to be authentically, emotionally, and intentionally in love during their wedding day.

Your wedding + elopement does not have to be overwhelming. In fact, I am here to help you with every step along the way in ensuring you can make the most of your special day celebrating your love, eloping in the Canadian Rockies. My goal is to alleviate all the stress I can and make your elopement in the Canadian Rockies the best day of your life.

Are you ready to have your socks blown off?


8 Places to Elope in the Canadian Rockies

The Canadian Rockies are best known for their towering jagged peaks, shimmering azure waters, stunning alpine meadows and tumbling forested creeks. It’s no secret that the Canadian Rockies are a treasury of vast scenic splendor.

Lake louise, alberta canada

lake minnewanka, banff national park

wedge pond, kananaskis country

the icefields parkway, banff national park

rundle forebay, canmore alberta canada

spray lakes, canmore kananaskis

moraine lake, banff national park canada

pyramid lake, jasper national park

Eloping in the Canadian Rockies FAQ

Won't it be expensive to elope in the Canadian Rockies?

Absolutely not! If you plan it right, eloping in the Canadian Rockies can be very cost effective and will save you plenty of money compared to a traditional wedding. The main cost saver is you don’t even have to have a venue – you can just head out and elope right in the heart of the Canadian Rockies! What could be better?!

Do I need a wedding officiant or witness?

Please click here to navigate to the full information detailing how you get married in Alberta and the necessary steps leading up to your elopement in the Canadian Rockies. If you would like, I can help you find an officiant who suits your personal spiritual beliefs.

Can my family and friends attend my elopement?

Absolutely! My only request is that you please keep the guest list below 20 people. This will allow for ample time to spend with your family and friends, and will ensure you are able to see everyone. Moreover, this will keep stress low on your end for planning and travel arrangements.

Can I bring my dog(s) to the ceremony?

Of course! I would absolutely LOVE to meet the furry members of your family! I suggest having someone help out with their care on the day of your elopement, so you are able to take intimate and intentional moments alone together. You might even want your puppy pals to bare witness to your marriage license signing!

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