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When you get a honeymoon destination wrong

Honeymoon destination in Canada

My good friend got married last week in the midst of a winter wonderland in Banff, the ski capital of Alberta and for me, the best honeymoon destination in Canada. You can find mountains anywhere in the world of course, and snow, and luxury accommodation but looking at his wedding photographs, it is clear to me that nowhere is quite the same as Alberta. I mention wedding photographs because this is where they had the actual reception, and not their honeymoon.

Wedding in Banff

The best honeymoon destination in Canada

Unfortunately, I was unable to visit Canada for the big day due to my own work commitments but I was at least happy to flick through the photographs. Cascading waterfalls had turned to ice and trees were covered in white powdered snow; the setting was simply incredible even if their time in Banff was short. However, I couldn’t help thinking how this must be the absolute best honeymoon destination in Canada and to stay here would have been a better option than jetting off to the beach for two weeks. Each to their own I guess but for me, I would take a cold break in these stunning mountains over a swimming pool any day of the week.

Honeymoon destination in Canada

Banff is beautiful at any time of year

That being said, taking a honeymoon in Banff during the warmer months is just as appealing, for the Rocky Mountains are equally as spectacular at this time of year and you have the added bonus of being able to trek many of the trails which are off limits during the cold months. Overflowing with green canopies of pine trees and infused with alkaline lakes of the most pristine blue, it is here you can find some of the most iconic landscapes on the planet and the inspiration for many film-makers over the years. Yes, Leonardo di Caprio was in Alberta to film “The Revenant” last year which did an impressive job of capturing an isolated wilderness but even without the movies, it’s so easy to appreciate such a majestic setting.

Wedding or Honeymoon in Canada

Hey, they had an incredible wedding from what I hear and now find themselves on the shores of the Indian Ocean but I can’t really blame them for not considering Banff as their honeymoon destination, for they actually live here 12 months of the year. For anyone else, it shouldn’t even be a question, Banff is without doubt the best honeymoon destination in North America.

Moving home in Canada

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Toronto is the largest city in Canada and arguably the best-known. It is a bustling multicultural city, with attractions that appeals to a variety of people who include shoppers, culture lovers, nature lovers, sports lovers, foodies and those who like to explore. The following are the top reasons of why Toronto is a travel destination and a great place to live if you are thinking of moving home in Canada.

It is a cultural hotbed
Toronto is home to millions of people and this sprawling city is filled with distinct neighbourhoods.
Shopping destination

Toronto has various top-notch department stores throughout the city and the most prominent ones being in the Eaton Centre and in the Fashion District.
The art scene
Aside from major art museums like the Art Gallery of Ontario, the city has a burgeoning art community that’s present in every corner.  There are also hundreds of small galleries lining the streets, while each year, the city is taken over by contemporary artists during an all-night arts festival that runs from dusk until dawn.
The festival scene
Toronto city offers the Film Festival, electronic festivals and also a whole summer of boutique alternative dance. Also Arts lovers travel when the Luminato festival starts. The city is one of the reasons why people keep coming back to Canada for vacations, also being one of the most culturally advanced cities in the world.

Toronto Cargo van rental has many uses, travel activities being the top most. It seems that more and more car rental companies are servicing this need by adding larger vans to their rental options.


Cargo van is a kind of a vehicle used to transport people and goods. Usually they are bigger or smaller than a truck. Minivans are used to transport people. Larger van is used for institutional purpose, while big vans with front seat are only used to meet business purpose. Specially equipped vans are mostly used as mobile studios. Even courier companies also use cargo vans to deliver packages.
If you are planning to travel to Toronto city, then you may hire a cargo van. These vans are reliable vehicles and ideal for travel from one place to another. They come up with passenger seats, allowing you to travel along with your goods. There are wide selections of cargo van available to hire, to meet your requirement. Latest model vehicles remain well maintained and have features and options which will make your goods remain safe while traveling. Many companies in Toronto provide the right service to their customers.

Employees working in Rental Companies usually provide knowledge about commercial vehicles to ensure that you use the vehicle with confidence and comfort. Every such vehicle given on rental basis, is subjected to pass through a pre-rental inspection process. Customers are usually provided with 24/7 roadside assistance, once they choose cargo van rental service in the Toronto area. Other companies provide last minute special offers to the customers. Book a cargo van for 3 days minimum to avail discounts in the rate.

Kananaskis Country: Escaping into the Cold

Kananaski Country

“ I still believe in paradise. But now at least I know it’s not some place you can look for, ’cause it’s not where you go. It’s how you feel for a moment in your life when you’re a part of something, and if you find that moment… it lasts forever”

Leonardo di Caprio, The Beach.

Winter can seem like an unpleasant time all over Canada. It teaches people to hide within the underground walkways of Toronto, to despise getting out of bed on dark Calgary mornings, and then dread leaving their working day behind in Winnipeg, for to go back out into the cold again.

Things is, as explained in a recent interview with Corporita Magazine, most Canadian’s choose a sun vacation for a Winter break as a means to escape this harsh weather, when actually, it’s not so much the cold that everyone is hoping to leave behind, but rather the lack of adventure and routine that can accompany city life.

Truth is, a Winter getaway in Canada is not only a less expensive idea but also an experience which allows you to appreciate the simple things in life and to do so in such a way that you could never learn on a sun bed in Mexico.

Leaving the routine for Winter

For anyone who has never been; the stillness of a morning in Kananaskis Country is enough to remove every single thought of Puerta Vallarta from even the most cynical of minds. Snow covered peaks provide the backdrop in the Rocky mountains and as the icy lakes begin to crack at first light, the fresh cool air serves only to emphasize that beautiful feeling when you get lost in a moment.

Because that’s really what escaping is all about; it’s about leaving the routine behind in search of that elusive feeling you get when visiting somewhere as breathtaking as the Kananaskis Wilderness.

The towns of Banff and Canmore are two places to stay near Kananaskis where comfort, ruggedness and adventure meets nature, where the embers of a fireside bring warmth after a day on the mountain and where the hiking trail outside the window, will see you rising with the sun to explore the frozen world outside some more.

Moral of the story: Kananaskis Country will make you feel alive but more importantly, it will leave you with a deep appreciation for being part of the Country on your doorstep and thankful that paradise is everywhere in life, even when it’s cold.

Ps. You can find all the best travel inspiration for more getaways in the online corporate magazine in Canada mentioned above.