14 Places to Elope in Southern Alberta
If you’re eloping in Alberta, there are certainly some stunning locations to exchange your vows. Here are some options for some Southern Alberta elopement spots ‑ from the prairies to the mountains!
1. The Crowsnest Pass
Just 1.5 hours from Lethbridge, the Crowsnest Pass is full of stunning hikes and hidden valleys. So many beautiful elopement spots to choose from! Plus, much of the area is not a provincial park so you avoid permits or fees.
2. Waterton Provincial Park
Who doesn’t want to elope in Waterton? This quaint mountain town surrounded by soaring peaks would make for the perfect elopement destination. Bears Hump hike is a popular choice that is close to town. Or there are several lakes that would make for the perfect back drop. You can’t go wrong eloping in Waterton!
3. The Coulees
Southern Alberta is riddled with rolling hills and coulees dipping into river valleys. There are so many amazing viewpoints to choose from in Lethbridge and the surrounding area.
4. Writing on Stone Provincial Park
The hoodoos of Writing on Stone make for the perfect boho elopement. There are so many breathtaking viewpoints or hidden corners to choose from. Definitely a unique choice for an Alberta elopement!
5. Cypress Hills
This one is a double header as it could count as an Alberta or Saskatchewan elopement spot! Cypress Hills is an inter-provincial park that offers incredible scenic views and lush rolling hills.
6. The Prairies
Plain and simple. Southern Alberta is covered with expanses of grassy prairie land. Why not choose a little spot of your own and get married? Rustic or boho chic, there are so many elopement options. It’s a blank canvas!
7. The Badlands of Drumheller
Drumheller isn’t just for dinosaur lovers. It’s also an epic spot for an Alberta elopement. If you’re not one for a mountain elopement, the badlands are an incredibly unique terrain which would make for a stunning elopement location.
8. A Rooftop
Calling all urban couples! From Edmonton, to Calgary, to Lethbridge, there are some great opportunities for urban elopements atop a building in the core of downtown.
9. Bow Lake
Let’s be honest, any lake in Banff National Park makes for an incredible elopement spot. But Bow Lake really is a showstopper. Definitely add it to your list of Banff elopement ideas.
10. Banff Springs Hotel
Did someone say Beauty and the Beast? This historic hotel nestled in the mountains of Banff is the quintessential romantic elopement spot. Especially in the winter if you’re looking for something cozy.
11. Mount Engadine Lodge
This Kananaskis elopement location is complete with incredible, sweeping views of the Rocky Mountains and a quaint lodge for indoor elopement celebrations. Make a whole weekend out of it with your closest family and friends.
12. Tunnel Mountain Reservoir
Just outside of Banff, this meadows makes for the perfect mountain elopement location. Breathtaking views and easy access make it a top choice for Banff elopements!
13. Moraine Lake
Another Banff favourite! The iconic turquoise lake framed by picturesque mountains is the ideal Alberta elopement spot. Be aware that this location is tourist-heavy so you may be rising at the crack of dawn to get your spot. But it’s totally worth it!
14. Your Own Backyard
Nothing fancy, just love. What more could you need? These intimate elopements are the perfect option for those wanting to stay close to home. It adds a sentimental touch to exchange vows in such a personal place.
No matter where you plan to tie the knot, we would be honoured to capture your day. As Southern Alberta wedding videographers, we are here to help you relive your wedding! Get in touch today about your date. We’d love to hear what you have planned!