Department of Tourism: travelalberta.com
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Known as Canada’s playground, Alberta is a western province that includes many Rocky Mountain destinations including Banff, Lake Louise and Jasper. Flights into Calgary and Edmonton give easy access to the region.
Emerald lakes reflect the rugged snowcapped mountaintops with rustic lodges and quaint churches tucked into the landscape. The sheer beauty of this region makes it a destination wedding location that will not require any enhancements. It is the perfect setting for a western theme wedding, but sophisticated is in there as well.
Currency: Canadian Dollar
Time Zone: Mountain
Weather: Temperatures range between 60° and 73° F in the summer and 18° to -13° in the winter with low humidity.
It is very easy to be married in Alberta with no residency or blood test requirements. Documents you will need to provide include passports and divorce or death certificates if either party was previously married. You can have either a religious or civil ceremony, but either must be witnessed by two people. Both parties must provide their parents' full names (including their mother's maiden name) as well as their birth places. You can not be under the influence of drugs or alcohol when applying for marriage license and during the ceremony.
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