Honeymoons on home turf: Manitoba

Honeymoons on home turf: Manitoba

You’ve planned the dream wedding and made it through the big day without a hitch. The question is where to go next if the most feasible option is to stay at home. Fret not, newlyweds. In Manitoba, newly-married couples can still get into the honeymoon spirit by enjoying an adventure that’s both close to home and worthy of a new marital celebration. 

Elegance and art in Winnipeg

In the Winnipeg area, The Fairmont Winnipeg tops the list of luxury hotels most appropriate for a celebratory stay. Sitting in the city’s downtown core, it’s ideal for couples who want to unwind in the deluxe Fairmont Gold rooms or soak in the hotel’s fancy saltwater pool – on the roof no less. Romantic meals are found at The Velvet Glove, the only restaurant recognized as a Four Diamond CAA-AAA establishment.

The Royal Winnipeg Ballet)

Around the city, there are numerous options for romantic dining and entertainment. Besides The Velvet Glove, the South American-fused Hermanos Restaurant & Wine Bar, the French-themed In Ferno’s Bistro, and the Italian-inspired Bellissimo Restaurant are three culinary mainstays that can be counted on to whet romantic appetites with ease. On the entertainment side of things, a Winnipeg honeymoon would not be complete without a taste of The Royal Winnipeg Ballet or the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra.



In close proximity to Riding Mountain National Park, The Elkhorn Resort, Spa & Conference Center is a perfect match for couples who yearn for a local honeymoon that will give them a break from the city. When visiting the resort, couples can opt for a private chalet rental or a luxurious on-site guest room with desirable amenities like a fireplace, a Jacuzzi, and a gift certificate to the appetizing Mountain Grill Dining Room – all available specifically as a package for newlyweds.

Thanks to its inviting surroundings, Elkhorn offers an equal amount of excitement and relaxation, starting with the deluxe Solstice Spa that will add rejuvenation and loving energy to a honeymooning couple. A stay at the Elkhorn also brings with it opportunities for horseback riding, golf, hiking, and mountain biking with skiing being an added bonus during winter honeymoon season.

A nature-filled honeymoon in Churchill

Newlyweds in Manitoba can call on Churchill Wild for a lodging and wildlife adventure nestled along the Seal River and the Hudson Bay Coast. While the lodges can offer breathtaking views, the adventure lies outside where couples can be close to polar bears and belugas and have a front row seat for the Aurora Borealis.

The nature-fuelled escape of this uniquely Northern Manitoba adventure is further amplified by an accompanying culinary adventure that’s sure to delight. The founders of Churchill Wild have bestselling food authors in their immediate family, while their experienced lodge chefs have previously cooked for the Queen of England during her visit to the province. It all adds up to a gourmet Arctic cuisine of fresh local ingredients against a snowy nature backdrop that is sure to keep romantic hearts burning during this uniquely original local honeymoon.

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