Brandon and Jamie holding hands on Mistaya Canyon

Jamie and Brandon’s love story unfolds like a captivating novel amidst the breathtaking scenery of Mistaya Canyon in Banff National Park. United by a shared passion for adventure, their journey led them to this secluded haven, where the Mistaya River carved its masterpiece. Against the backdrop of turquoise waters and towering cliffs, Jamie and Brandon exchanged vows, surrounded by the raw beauty of nature. Their love, much like Mistaya Canyon, is a force of nature—untamed, awe-inspiring, and enduring. The whispers of the canyon bore witness to promises made, sealing their commitment in a place where every echo resonates with the timeless echo of love. In the embrace of Mistaya Canyon, Jamie and Brandon celebrated not only their elopement but the beginning of a chapter in their love story that will be written with the ink of adventure and the pages of nature’s unparalleled beauty.

Check out their gorgeous elopement below where they say their vows and exchange rings in front of the rushing Canyon. And before exploring, they shared a pop tart picnic and champagne pop before having their first dance on the Canyon! And if you want to learn more about Mistaya Canyon itself, keep reading below their photos!

Vendor List

Photographer: The Organic Moment Photography

Couple: Brandon & Jamie

Florist: Little Daisy Florals

Brandon’s Outfit: Blazer – RW&Co, Pants- Zara, Shirt – Simons, Shoes – Steve Madden

Jamie’s Outfit: Suit – H&M, Shirt – Denim and Flower, Shoes – Browns

Rings: Jeweller’s Bench Cochrane

Vegan Pop Tarts: Canela Bakery

Why Elope in Mistaya Canyon

Nestled in Banff National Park, Mistaya Canyon unveils nature’s beauty for your elopement. Explore its allure, ideal seasons, and why it’s perfect for a private Banff ceremony.

Discovering Mistaya Canyon

Mistaya Canyon, a Banff gem, captivates with its raw beauty. The Mistaya River carved a masterpiece—turquoise waters, imposing rocks, and vibrant flora—a picturesque backdrop for an intimate elopement.

Best Season To Visit

While Mistaya Canyon’s allure is ever-present, the best season to visit depends on your preferences. Spring and summer (May to September) provide warmer temperatures and vibrant greenery, enhancing the canyon’s visual splendor. Fall (September to October) adds a touch of golden hues to the surrounding foliage, creating a picturesque setting. Winter (November to April) transforms Mistaya Canyon into a snow-covered wonderland. This offers a unique and intimate atmosphere for those seeking a winter elopement.

Best Day Of The Week

To avoid crowds and make the most of your elopement experience, consider visiting Mistaya Canyon on weekdays. Weekdays typically see fewer visitors, allowing you to savor the natural beauty of the canyon in a more private setting. This is especially beneficial for couples looking to exchange vows without the distraction of a bustling crowd.

Best Time Of Day

For the most magical elopement experience, plan your visit to Mistaya Canyon during the early morning or late afternoon. The soft, diffused lighting during these times enhances the canyon’s features, casting a warm glow on the surroundings. The tranquility of these hours adds an extra layer of intimacy to your elopement, creating a truly enchanting atmosphere.

Why Mistaya Canyon is Perfect for Elopements

  1. Natural Beauty: The canyon’s turquoise waters and imposing cliffs guarantee stunning elopement photos.
  2. Intimacy: Weekday visits ensure privacy, letting you exchange vows without distractions.
  3. Versatility: Mistaya adapts to your seasonal preferences, providing a perfect backdrop for every dream elopement.
  4. Memorable Experience: Elope in Mistaya Canyon to embark on a unique adventure and capture everlasting memories amidst nature’s wonders.

Mistaya Canyon, a hidden treasure in Banff National Park, invites adventurous couples to an intimate elopement. Whether in the vibrant bloom of spring, the lushness of summer, the golden hues of fall, or the serene snowfall of winter, Mistaya Canyon promises a unique and intimate elopement experience. Let your love story unfold in the untamed spirit of Mistaya, creating memories that will last a lifetime.


The beauty of eloping lies not just in the simplicity and intimacy of the experience but also within the location where it’s celebrated. We want to keep that scenery beautiful during your elopement! That way, generations to come can also enjoy Mother Nature and all her amazing wonders. Leave No Trace is an organization that focuses on educating people on sustainability. I’m proud to be a Leave No Trace Aware Photographer and intentionally practice the seven principles of Leave No Trace below!


  • Plan Ahead & Prepare
  • Travel & Camp on Durable Surfaces
  • Dispose of Waste Properly
  • Leave What You Find
  • Minimize Campfire Impacts
  • Respect Wildlife
  • Be Considerate of Others

You can learn more about Leave No Trace on their website.


If you and your partner love the idea of a Banff National Park elopement at Mistaya Canyon and need help figuring out all the details of your dream ceremony, you can share your love story, vision, and more with me here! You can also check out where I’m headed this year on my travel page and download my free ‘How To Choose Your Dream Elopement Destination’ guide! I can’t wait to help you and your partner create an intentional elopement experience at Banff National Park!

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