Looking for the perfect backdrop to say “I do!”? Banff National Park welcomes lovebirds from all walks of life to the majestic beauty of the Canadian Rockies, with a lush landscape that’s full of magic and tranquillity all year round. From the breathtaking peaks of the Rocky Mountains to serene lakeside settings, Banff National Park offers a variety of picturesque locations for couples to exchange vows.

At Elope in Banff, there’s nothing we love more than helping you celebrate starting a new chapter in your love story with intimate elopement packages that put your journey at the front and centre of your big day, without all the stress (and expense!) of a large ceremony. 

Below, we’ll highlight four stunning elopement venues in and around Banff National Park; read on to learn more!

The Town of Banff

As one of Canada’s most iconic destinations, Banff is a well-known vacation across the globe. Famous for its beautiful mountains, sleepy atmosphere (that picks up energy in the evenings during peak seasons), and world-class shopping and spas, Banff is the ideal wedding destination for couples that love the great outdoors and who want a touch of rustic luxury for their big day. With stunning views of Cascade Mountain and easy access to a variety of outdoor activities, Banff provides a picturesque setting for your elopement ceremony.  Our most popular venue in the Town of Banff is: 

The Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel

Say “I do” surrounded by the old-world elegance and luxury of Canada’s Castle in the Rockies, the Banff Springs Hotel (BSH). Perfect for couples and wedding parties of 10-20 guests, our Simply Romantic package offers you the opportunity to celebrate your love in this iconic destination with a private room for your ceremony and reception*.  With dramatic spiral staircases, long hallways, and gothic-style architecture that creates an epic backdrop to your big day, your elopement will be picture-perfect in every way!

See package-specific details here.

Lake Louise

Lake Louise is a must-see Canadian destination and is well-known for it famous green waters and the Fairmont’s namesake Chateau. Framed by the breathtaking Victoria Glacier, Lake Louise offers a stunning backdrop for your ceremony all year round, with the area providing plenty of colours, soaring peaks, and a relaxing atmosphere to compliment your special day. Perfect for weddings at any time of year, Lake Louise is a favourite among couples wanting a natural outdoor setting for their venue.

Moraine Lake

Moraine Lake is one of the most famous destinations within the Canadian Rockies and is located just a short drive from Lake Louise. Known for its feature on Canada’s older $20 bills, Moraine Lake has vibrant turquoise waters and, despite its popularity with fellow nature lovers, provides a sense of calm and intimacy for your ceremony. Say “I do” on the tranquil shores of the lake, with towering mountains serving as your witness as you celebrate your love!

*Moraine Lake ceremonies require couples to use the private transportation arranged by Elope in Banff (note: transportation costs are only for the eloping couple) to access the location in accordance with new government regulations regarding public access


Located just outside the boundaries of Banff National Park (approximately 20 minutes away), Canmore offers a more laid-back and rustic setting for couples looking to elope in the Rockies. While Banff is a hustling, bustling mountain locale, Canmore offers a more down-to-earth “close to home” vibe (and is a favourite among Alberta locals returning to the Rockies for their wedding). Whether you choose to have your ceremony in a scenic outdoor location overlooking the Bow Valley or opt for an intimate indoor venue with mountain views, Canmore offers a variety of options to suit your style and preferences. Our two most popular Canmore-based packages are: 

Simply Elope

Simply Elope offers a “true elopement” style wedding for eloping couples and can be expanded to include 10-20 guests, should you desire. Simply Elope treats eloping couples to a beautiful outdoor ceremony (with backup locations provided for those bringing guests). Framed by the infamous Three Sisters, the magic of the Rockies is sure to highlight your love story and provide pictures you’ll cherish for a lifetime. See specific package details here.

Simply Silvertip

The Silvertip Resort captures and refines the rugged beauty of the mountains and offers wedding parties of 10-20 guests comfort and understated luxury for your special day. Say “I do!” under the Silvertip Gazebo (summer) or Three Sisters Patio (winter), and allow yourself to soak in the tranquillity of the fresh alpine air while celebrating your next chapter together!

See full package details here

Note: For couples wishing to guarantee a more private venue on the day of their wedding, the Banff Springs Hotel and Silvertip are the only two locations where we can ensure that no outside parties may come across your ceremony. 

Find Your Dream Banff Wedding Venue with Elope in Banff

If you’re looking to elope in Banff, our team is here to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. With decades of experience and thousands of weddings under our belt, Elope in Banff has everything you need to plan the perfect Rocky Mountain elopement. Contact us today to learn more!