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Banff & Lake Louise

Lake Louise

Banff & Lake Louise

Combining wild alpine beauty with first-class amenities, Banff and Lake Louise offer vacation possibilities as diverse as the Canadian Rocky Mountain landscapes themselves. Few places in the world have such stunning scenery, and fewer still offer the warm hospitality and excellent service you can enjoy in Canada's first national park.

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Highlights
Romantic and relaxing, the pace in Lake Louise attracts people who want to savor the finer things of life; a good book in front of a fireplace, the stillness of the outdoors, or a quiet walk after dinner. There's a lower village with a vast array of fine dining, first class accommodations and shopping. Up the hill the Chateau Lake Louise presents lake-side views of the towering Victoria Glacier offering old-world charm and elegance amidst the wilderness. In Lake Louise all of this is virtually right outside the door.
Geography/Environment
The famous town of Banff is located in the center of Banff National Park in Alberta's Rocky Mountains. Banff is located 1.5 hours from Calgary and just a short trip from the mountain areas of Lake Louise, Kananaskis Country and Canmore.
Activities
There are many ways to experience the natural glory of Banff National Park. In summer walk along the parks' many nature trails, hike into the backcountry or climb peaks made famous by earlier tourist-explorers who helped fill in the map of the Rockies a century ago. In winter participate on canyon icewalks, take a horse-drawn sleigh ride, or fly across the snow in a dog sled. Banff and Lake Louise are most tranquil in the in-between seasons of spring and late fall. All museums and cultural attractions remain open during the shoulder seasons.
Other Important Information
Destination Wedding Information
  • Before you get married in Alberta, you will need to purchase a Marriage License from any Marriage License Issuer (MLI) at a registry agent office in Alberta.
  • The couple being married must present their marriage license to the marriage officiate prior to their wedding.
  • A marriage license is valid for three months from the date it is issued and is only valid to be married in the Province of Alberta.
  • Both parties to the marriage must apply together for their marriage license. Both parties must provide the marriage license issuer with valid identification
  • Applicants must be at least 18 years of age (persons under the age of 18 must obtain consent to marry. Consent forms for minors are available from the marriage license issuer)
  • If the marital status of either party to the marriage is divorced, copies of the final court documentation is required
  • The couple being married must consist of one man and one woman
  • The bride and groom cannot be related by lines of consanguinity. Federal legislation prohibited people from marrying if the are related linearly or as brother and sister, whether by whole blood, half blood or by adoption.
  • Where either party are not fluent in English, they must provide a translator/interpreter who is over the age of 18 and is fluent in English as well as the language he is translating in
  • Where an applicant is mentally incompetent notice must be made by the marriage license issuer to the appropriate trustee or guardian
  • There are no residency requirements
  • Blood tests are not required.