When planning your Vancouver Island wedding, there are many factors to take into consideration to choose the area. From windswept beaches to decadent lodges and everything in between, Vancouver Island has many options for even the most discerning bride or groom.
The Comox Valley (http://www.discovercomoxvalley.com/)
The Comox Valley is undoubtedly a beautiful place, with stunning mountain vistas, beaches and forests, all accessible within a short drive. The Valley boasts some gorgeous vineyards and farms perfect for weddings and is famous for its Fanny Bay oysters, which are enjoyed throughout Canada and the world. From rainforest to resort, alpine to ocean, the Comox Valley is truly a magical place for weddings.
Mount Washington (http://www.mountwashington.ca)
Mount Washington towers over the Comox Valley, offering unforgettable vistas of the Valley and the crystalline waters of the Salish Sea. If you’re looking for an alpine wedding on Vancouver Island, Mount Washington is the most popular skiing resort on the Island. How about getting married on the slopes with the ocean in the background?
Well-known for its charm, the Parksville/Qualicum area boasts a number of options for wedding venues – from the wide, sandy beaches of Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park to the Qualicum Beach Heritage Forest, where 50 acres of old growth forest make for an ideal backdrop. Imagine sun-dappled leaves and the hush of the forest as you say your vows; what could be better?
Tofino is one of the premier destinations for Vancouver Island weddings, and many couples tie the knot at the world-famous Long Beach. With over 16 kilometres of beautiful sandy beach, your perfect Pacific beach wedding venue is here. Whether your special day includes storm-tossed seas or calm, relaxing waves, a Tofino wedding will be one to remember. Of course, there are several absolutely gorgeous resorts in the Tofino/Ucluelet area that make excellent venues for your Vancouver Island wedding reception.
Directly accessible by air from both Calgary and Vancouver, Nanaimo makes for a convenient and superb wedding choice. It also offers an array of wedding venues, including parks and beaches, available for weddings from intimate gatherings to 200-guest galas. Parking is abundant at most of Nanaimo’s beaches, making it easy for all of your guests to attend the ceremony.
Powell River (http://powellriver.info/)
While not technically part of Vancouver Island, Powell River sits on the Sunshine Coast, just a short ferry ride from the Comox Valley, and is more closely linked with Vancouver Island than with other mainland communities. Options for Powell River weddings include saying your vows on a pebbled beach and tying the knot in Canada’s oldest continuously operated movie theatre, in the heart of Powell River’s picturesque Townsite community – the only “National Historic District of Canada” west of the Rockies!
With so many options, your perfect Vancouver Island wedding can be everything you’ve ever dreamt of . . . and more!