Elope to Banff for a Mountain Lake & Canoe Adventure Wedding
Dreaming of a Mountain Lake & Canoe Adventure Wedding? Elope to Banff with me!
Imagine the sun rising over the mountaintops to kiss the sky as you watch together, all snuggled in a canoe on a gorgeous aquamarine lake!
If this is something you imagine for your wedding day then this Canoe Adventure Wedding is just for you!!
Banff National Park has some of the most beautiful mountain lakes you’ll ever see and experiencing them at sunrise from on the lake in a canoe or overlooking the lake as you say “I Do” is a magical experience you will never forget!
Not a sunrise person, that’s okay, it is still a breathtaking place to visit anytime of day and we can work around that for your Canoe Adventure Wedding in Banff! Xoxo
Elopement Location: Lake Louise, Alberta, Canada
Elopement Length: 6h
Meeting point: Your Hotel in Banff National Park, Banff, Canmore or Lake Louise
Participants: 6 guests can join apart from the couple.
Child-Friendly Experience: Children need to be old enough to easily walk and navigate uneven surfaces on their own. Need to be able to ride in a canoe.
No dogs allowed
Sightseeing: Lake Louise, Lake Moraine
Experience: Sunrise ceremony, kayaking, champagne and toast, photo sessions around the lake, breakfast
Activity level: Light – Suitable for anyone.
Climate: Alpine or mountain climate: Usually four seasons, with cold winters and mild summers.
Available: June, July, August, September
Not suitable for participants that suffer from: Fear of Water, Fear of Heights
Recommended months: June through end of September is the best time for this type of wedding experience
Meet your Banff Elopement Photographer
I am Kelly, an elopement photographer in the Rocky Mountains and a storyteller at heart. I have always had a camera in my hand taking photos of something. My love for photography and telling stories is a huge part of who I am. I probably need a t-shirt or tattoo that says “I see the world through my lens”! Heck, I even schedule photo shoots when I am on vacation in new places!
So let’s tell your love story together, shall we?
A few things that I love:
Horses & Dogs
Reading Thriller novels
I eloped, so I am biased and think it’s the best way to get married…especially if you choose the mountains to do it in! I have been featured in a few Wedding Publications and my specialty is capturing the love, laughter, and tears of couples who are madly in love and wanting a unique experience that is all about them and their love story!
I am also a carefree, go-with-the-flow photographer who easily pivots when weather or situations through a curve ball so you still have an amazing day and get the best experience possible.
This job is a gift I am grateful for every day; getting to meet couples, learn all about them and create a magical day filled with unforgettable experiences they will cherish throughout their lifetime together!
Itinerary of your Canoe Adventure Wedding in Banff
This is a sample itinerary for your Mountain Lake & Canoeing Adventure Wedding in Banff and would change per month as the daylight and access shifts.
5:45am Pick Up at your hotel in Lake Louise by Kelly
6:20am Take the Moraine Lake Bus to Moraine Lake
7:20am Arrive at Moraine Lake & climb the Rock Pile for your Banff elopement ceremony overlooking the Lake as the sun brightens the peaks at the far end of the lake and a photo session with those amazing views
8:20am Paddle on the lake with me capturing your Canoe Adventure Wedding – taking epic photos from above as well as capturing you in the canoe as you paddle around the lake taking in the breathtaking views and reveling in your newly married status
9:20am Champagne Toast and a little walk along the lake shoreline with a photo session
10:10am Catch the Moraine Lake Bus back to Lake Louise
10:40am Breakfast at the Fairmont Lake Louise and/or a few photos along the shoreline of the lake
11:45am Return you to your hotel, end of photographic coverage of your Canoe Adventure Wedding in Banff
Optional: Instead of Breakfast you can choose to add the Lake Louise Summer Gondola experience and ride to the top of the Ski Hill to take in the views of the area from high above!
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If the weather conditions make it dangerous to proceed with parts of your Canoe Adventure Wedding in Banff the itinerary might be adjusted.
This early morning timeline is not set in stone and depends on current sunrise times when you book. However, we can book anytime of day within the parameters of the shuttle buses running to Moraine Lake, as no personal vehicles can access the lake as of 2023). It can also be adjusted to Lake Louise as your lake destination instead of Moraine (although Moraine is my personal fave). You can hike the area or enjoy a meal at Moraine Lake Lodge as well. It’s also may be possible for you to stay directly at the Lodge and I would meet you there to start your Canoe Adventure Wedding and customize a timeline around that.
I am an INCLUSIVE business so all packages are for every type of couple no matter how they express themselves individually and together! Love is love no matter what in my eyes and all are welcome!
You have to book a 15% deposit to secure your date. Then 1500 USD after the first videocall. Final amount 10 daqys before your elopement.
Alternatively, time allowing between booking and the date they can make installment payments at 6mo prior and 3mo prior then remainder due 10 days before. All paid funds are non-refundable should couple cancel for any reason OTHER than force majeure (major weather disasters, travel restrictions, pandemics, etc).
Your Canoe Adventure Wedding in Banff includes
Planning your Canoe Adventure Wedding/Mountain Lake Elopement experience
Pickup at your hotel in Banff, Canmore, or Lake Louise
Guiding from meeting point and participating on activities
Banff Park Fees
Moraine Lake Bus Fees
Canoe Rental for 2 people, 1 hour of time
Complete photographic documentation of the whole Canoe Adventure Wedding in Banff with 2 exclusive photo sessions (wedding ceremony, wedding portraits) – min. 400 edited highres photos photos delivered within 3-6 weeks after you elope to Banff
Sneak Peek of 5-15 photos within 24-48 hours after your elopement
min. 500 edited highres photos delivered within 3-5 weeks after your Canoe Adventure Wedding
Online Gallery of your Canoe Adventure Wedding in Banff for 6 months to share, download and order prints/canvases/fine art prints
Your Canoe Adventure Wedding does not include
Travel between your hometown and the Banff National Park area for your Canoe Adventure Wedding
Travel from the Calgary or Edmonton Airport to the Banff national Park area
Accommodations while you elope in Banff
Rentals for additional activities during your Adventure Wedding beyond the canoe experience and the bus fee
Rental car if the couple wishes to have a vehicle
Officiant to legally marry you (can be added for a fee)
Snacks (Can be added for a fee)
Meals Details: We will stop in at the Fairmont Lodge Lake Louise for a light breakfast
Gondola Ride fees if you wish to add that to your package
Canoe rental for additional guests beyond the couple
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Warm jacket or waterproof shell (Clear umbrellas provided should rain be an issue)
Good footwear or Hiking Boot for the hiking part of your Mountain Lake Elopement
Wedding Attire for both individuals
Backpack(s) to store your items during your Canoe Adventure Wedding
Rings, vows (vow books recommended), marriage license (if you are having a legal ceremony)
Song ( on spotify) if you would like a first dance on top of the mountain (Speaker will be provided)
Snacks and water
Bring your phones to take your own photos (no cell service in the area, but your camera will still work)
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How to prepare
I will pick you up at your hotel so you do not need transportation for your Canoe Adventure Wedding but if you are in the area for a few days I recommend renting a car so you can explore the mountains while you are here.
It’s not an exerting experience, but be prepared to do a little light climbing to get to the views, as well as proper footwear for the uneven terrain. You may want to bring another outfit if you would like to get in the water too for some fun, creative photos at the lake. The mountains in fall are very unpredictable when it comes to weather so have a warm jacket and some layers to help you if the weather turns or it’s chilly out there. I will provide umbrellas if it were to rain.
Bring snacks and water to stay energized and hydrated all day.
Bring your phones so you can also take photos as the views are breathtaking and you will want to document them for yourself as well.
There is a possibility to get legally married during your Canoe Adventure Wedding.
You will need a marriage license from an Alberta Registry – I can assist you with this process if you wish to be legally married.
Canoe Adventure Wedding - Addons
Guests (up until 6 persons) can come at 110 USD extra charge. This price includes the Moraine Lake Buss fee; it does not include pickup from their place of accommodation as I have limited space in my vehicle for transporting guests. Guests may need to have a rental vehicle to get them to the bus departure location or it may be possible to catch the Roam bus from their hotel or Airbnb at their own cost.
Bridal Hair & Make-up – 250 USD
Bridal Flower Bouquet – Small to medium sized bouquet – 200 USD/Per Piece
Boutonniere – Pocket or Lapel Boutonniere – 80 USD/Per Piece
Celebrant – I will select an officiant to match your vibe and the day – 450 USD
Additional Photography 350 USD/Per Hour
Large Photobook – 10×10 Luxury Album, Crystal Glance Cover, 30 pages, Leather Binding – 1100 USD/Per Item
Lake Louise Summer Gondola – 150 USD for 2 people, plus photographer and 50 USD per additional guest