If you are up for a unique experience in a wild, super cool landscape, then consider an Alberta Badlands Elopement just outside Drumheller! It’s Alberta’s desert landscape and just like the beautiful landscapes of Utah & Arizona to the south, the Badlands have their own extraordinary rock formations, called Hoodoos as well as canyons, and sandstone formations, making them a popular destination for hikers, photographers, and nature lovers.
Eloping in the Badlands of Alberta can be a unique and unforgettable experience for you. This stunning region offers breathtaking landscapes, rugged terrain, and endless opportunities for adventure in the area.
For couples looking for a one-of-a-kind elopement experience, the Badlands offer several options. Here are some tips for planning an unforgettable elopement in the Badlands of Alberta.
Choose your location wisely
The Badlands offer many stunning locations to exchange your vows. Some of the most popular sites include the Dinosaur Provincial Park (Drumheller), the Writing-on-Stone Provincial Park on the southern border of Alberta & the United States, and the Horseshoe Canyon (Drumheller). Each location has its own unique charm, so choose a spot that speaks to you as a couple. Keep in mind that some locations require permits or have restrictions, so be sure to do your research before finalizing your plans.
Consider the time of year
The Badlands can be a harsh environment, with extreme temperatures and weather conditions. The best time to elope in the Badlands is during the spring or fall when the temperatures are mild and the crowds are thinner. However, keep in mind that these are also the busiest times of year, so plan accordingly.
Hire a local photographer
The Badlands offer some of the most stunning landscapes in Canada, making it an ideal backdrop for your elopement photos. Hiring a local photographer who knows the area well can help you capture the beauty and essence of the Badlands. They can also recommend the best locations for photos and offer tips for making the most of your elopement experience.
Be prepared for the terrain & wildlife
The Badlands can be rugged and challenging terrain, so be sure to wear appropriate footwear and clothing. Bring plenty of water, snacks, and sunscreen, as well as any necessary equipment for your elopement ceremony. Keep in mind that some areas may not have cell service, so plan accordingly. There is also a rattlesnake population throughout the Badlands of Alberta so be cautious when you are hiking and moving through the area to avoid an unfortunate encounter with a snake.
Respect the environment
The Badlands are a unique and fragile ecosystem, so it’s important to respect the environment during your elopement. Stay on designated trails, avoid disturbing wildlife or vegetation, and pack out all of your garbage. Remember that you are a guest in this stunning landscape, so leave it as you found it for future generations to enjoy.
In conclusion, having a Badlands Elopement can be a magical and unforgettable experience. With its stunning landscapes, unique terrain, and endless opportunities for adventure, it’s no wonder that it’s becoming an increasingly popular elopement destination. By choosing the right location, planning ahead, and respecting the environment, you can make your Badlands elopement a day you’ll never forget.
Now to check out a Badlands Elopement on the Hoodoo Trail This styled Elopement was pure magic with all of the talented wedding vendors lending their talents to the incredible design and wedding attire, as well as Lindsay and Sean are so in love and they just make this whole Elopement stand out! I mean you have to scroll through the photos, but seriously does it not give you SERIOUS ABU DHABI VIBES when you look at this incredible Elopement!! ❤️
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