Winter Honeymoon Gateways ideas needed!

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Dec 28, 2009
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Winter Honeymoon Gateways ideas needed!

Hey guys,

My friend is getting married in December (Ontario) and we're brainstorming ideas on what the new couple can do for honeymoon. Given the covid situation, what do you recommend? Travelling within Canada is okay for them. They're not into snow sports but they'd like to just relax. I wish the Caribbean/cruising was safer to travel but covid makes it challening.

Thanks in advance!
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December is a great month to visit Quebec City
So pretty (romantic) decked out in lights
A winter wonderland
With great hotels, restaurants, and ambiance in the Old City

A bit of Europe right here in Canada

Low stress … fly or take the train
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Nah, real mountains are better aka the Rockies vs. a glorified hill.

Quebec City (if you want the Euro feel while you're in Canada) or Banff would get my vote.

Even the Laurentians in Quebec (if you absolutely had to stay in the east) are better than Blue Mountain.

But I'd go for Banff. There's a reason people from all over the world come here to visit the Rockies.
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I would wait until spring and warmer.
If they are not into winter sports and doesn't want to leave Canada, there are much cool things to do which will be memorable as an honeymoon.

We got married in late May and we waited til September to go for our honeymoon. Skipped the packed and crazy summer and went after prices went down for everything in Sept (few yrs back)
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I'm in the same boat. Looking into travelling to Cuba for the warm weather. Thoughts?
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MazMazda3 wrote: I'm in the same boat. Looking into travelling to Cuba for the warm weather. Thoughts?
Cuba is a great winter destination.
But is it a good choice now during Covid … is the real question

Cuz of the US Embargo, Cuba has not been able to go the usual route to access the top 3 vaccines that we have seen here in Canada … Pfizer, Moderna, and AstraZeneca.

Instead Cuba has had to go it alone … and create / manufacture it’s own Covid vaccines … Abdala, Soberana-2 and Soberana Plus.

These are all locally produced and have received local (as in Cuban) authority for distribution to Cuban Citizens on an Emergency Use Authorization.

So the greatest unknown with the Cuban Covid Vaccines is how they would stack up against other vaccines globally … and cuz they are Cuban-centric their extremely limited amount of case study info.

They just now are soliciting the WHO for vaccine approval as they begin vaccinating Toddlers ... 021-09-15/

That would scare me enough into not going to Cuba … much the same way I am not signing up to head over to Russia (Sputnik V vaccine) or to China (Sinopharm and Sinovac ) … but at least those Communist Countries Vaccines have been approved by WHO, and are being used in various countries worldwide

So personally, I would wait Cuba out for a bit longer. I expect it will be back on my list of possible Winter Getaways come Winter 2023.
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My picks are Banff or Vancouver Island. Those are my top choices. Everyone I know who got married in the pandemic has gone to these places or Vancouver for their honeymoon lol. If you have the budget, wickaninnish inn in tofino.

Whistler is nice too even if you don't ski or snowboard. It's better if you do but there are lots of restaurants and spas and stuff. If you do a few days there and a few days in Vancouver, it's a pretty nice honeymoon trip.


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