A marriage proposal is a special and wonderful thing, and of course, if you’re going to “pop the big question” to that special person, you want to make sure that everything is perfect. One of the biggest considerations for your proposal is the elements of the proposal itself: the how, the where, and the when.
When in Banff, there are so many picturesque places that one can choose from that one might be left undecided where to propose! What’s more, there are so many activities that one can do in Banff that, yes, it’s possible to throw in a proposal in there.
The great thing about Banff is that both the activities and the atmosphere of the place changes with the weather. There are different things to do and experience during the summer, and during the winter. So if you’re planning to propose to your special someone in Banff, you may want to check the calendar to see what the weather is like, and plan your proposal accordingly.
Proposing to a foodie
The food scene in Banff is insanely good, no matter what season of the year you go there. The difference is that summer boasts more light and fresh flavors, while winter brings out comfort food at its finest.
Summer – If you’re proposing during the summer, why not propose over a cocktail or two? You may need some to get your courage up, anyway! Ask the waiter to place the ring inside the cocktail glass, and watch your special someone’s expression when they find the ring. Just make sure that they don’t drink it! For delicious cocktails and a great ambiance, check out the Rimrock’s exquisite restaurant & bars. If your special someone loves to dine al fresco, why not set up a picnic at the Fairmont Banff Springs, where you can propose amidst verdant hills.
Winter – Winters in Banff can get pretty cold, so why not warm your special someone with a proposal over a delicious, hearty meal? Grab a fondue pot to share at the Grizzly House, Banff’s famous fondue restaurant! The rich food and the homey ambiance will make your proposal seem all the more special. For a special touch, why not ask the chef to give the ring a starring space on your fondue plate? Just make sure your sweetie doesn’t eat it by accident!
Proposing to an adrenaline Junkie soulmate
In Banff, there’s no shortage to heart-pumping activities, whether you visit Banff in the summer or in the winter.
Summer – If you plan to pop the question over the summer, there are a lot of summer-themed activities to choose from. Why not propose to her while riding a helicopter, against the majestic backdrop of the Sulphur Mountains? But if you want the proposal of a lifetime, pop the question while you and your beloved are skydiving. Talk about a proposal that will take your breath away!
Winter – Banff skiing is a popular choice for those who love to hit the powdery slopes, so why not combine the love for now and the love for your intended? Getting your adrenaline pumping before proposing to your beloved is a great way to that “Yes”, because both your bodies are filled with endorphins! For a truly adrenaline-filled activity, try snowmobiling, where you and machine team up to take on the wintery slopes. You can also try snow tubing, for those who want something a little less dangerous. Pop the question once you’ve both gotten your breath back!
Proposing to a nature lover
The nature scene in Banff is unparalleled, whether you go there in the winter or the summer.
Summer – One of the best places to visit during the summer is Johnston Canyon, where you and your loved one can take a hike. Make your visit unforgettable when you propose to them while you take a break from hiking! Summer in Banff is a hotspot for many different activities where you can propose as well, such as a wildlife tour at Banff National Park during the sunset.
Winter – Sometimes, Banff can get pretty cold in the winter, but that doesn’t make it any less beautiful! If your special someone loves the beauty of winter, make sure to book a lake view room at Fairmont Lake Louise during the winter. During the winter, there is a hand-carved ice castle, where your special someone will definitely feel like royalty when you get down on one knee.
Proposing to an Active-Outdoor-ish soulmate
For sports lovers, there is never a dull moment in Banff, whether it’s summer or winter.
Summer – If you and your loved one love hitting the golf course, Banff offers some of the most beautiful golf courses in the world! Here’s a fun way to propose: pretend you’re setting up your tee as you get down on your knee, but take a long time. When your special someone comes over to see what’s happening, pop the question!
Winter – Here’s something that’s unique to Banff: dog sleigh rides! If you and your partner love dogs, a sleigh ride would be the perfect way to propose to them. Find the cutest sled dog you can find, and attach the ring to their collar (make sure that it’s secure). Then, wait for the perfect moment, and tell your partner you want to play with the dogs for a while. Take your chance when you see it!
Proposing to a hopeless romantic
The atmosphere, the life, and the coziness of Banff make it the perfect place to propose to a hopeless romantic, and fall in love all over again.
Summer – During the summer, there’s nothing better in Banff than experiencing the gorgeous natural wonders that Banff has to offer. Surprise your special someone with a hike to Moraine Lake, where you can propose while enjoying the gorgeous view of the Valley of the Ten Peaks. Or take a drive up to Mount Norquay on a clear night, and propose against the sparkling lights of Banff.
Winter – Chateau Lake Louise is a great destination for those who want a romantic weekend getaway, and if you’re looking for a great place to start your life with someone with, Chateau Lake Louise can also fit the bill. Make their day (and the rest of their life) by proposal over breakfast in bed: include the ring on their breakfast tray, and propose when they wake up to their delicious breakfast!
The great thing about proposals is that, as long as you and your partner really love each other, there really is no “wrong” way to propose. Why not mix it up, and book a romantic getaway for your normally adrenaline-loving partner, or propose during a ride up to Sulphur Mountain peak to your beloved foodie. Even a spur-of-the-moment proposal becomes magical and unforgettable when you do it in Banff!
When it comes to proposals, there is no shortage of inspiration to be found in Banff, so let your creativity run wild. The great thing about it is that, when you look back on your wedding proposal, you’ll always be able to remember the natural beauty of Banff as well!