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Your Wedding or Elopement

Tofino BC British Columbia

Bridal Couples "Wedding" on the Beach

One of my first outdoor weddings as a returning professional Canadian harpist after my re-emigration from New Zealand was at Long Beach beside the Wickaninnish Inn near Tofino on the beautiful West Coast of Vancouver Island. Tofino remains one of my favourite areas having revisited many times. If you are considering a harpist for your Tofino wedding or elopement, contact me for a no obligation quote. I perform at weddings throughout Vancouver Island BC and come fully prepared for the special challenges that a "wedding on the beach" may offer.

Have fun!
Alison Vardy



Long Beach sunset at the Wickaninnish Inn


  Wedding & Eloping on the Tofino BC Beaches  

The Beaches of Tofino are simply an ideal location to elope or have a small intimate wedding. Privacy away from the crowds comes to mind. If the big city lights attract you then Tofino is not your best choice. If however, nature tugs your heartstrings then the famous Pacific Rim Trail, hiking, kayaking, and whale watching are Canada's best on offer.

On the Beach Accomodation locations:
|The Wickaninnish Inn - THE enchanting & acclaimed Long Beach destination
|Long Beach Lodge Resort - stunning beach perfect for eloping, small groups
|Tin Wis Resort Hotel - overlooking the majestic McKenzie Beach.
|Pacific Sands Beach Resort - surf, sand & solitude on the rugged west coast
|Middle Beach Lodge - a mile of private beach & rugged headlands

Romantic get away weddings are never easier to organise than when the bridal couple quietly elopes. The quorum for eloping in British Columbia is five participants. The Bride and Groom, marriage commissioner and two adult legal witnesses. These witnesses can be dual purpose also functioning as both the entertainer and photographer too. It does not get much more romantic than having Alison as your own personal harpist for your intimate wedding on the West Coast.

Learn the legalities of how to get married in British Columbia.

An intimate wedding with a few cherished guests and relatives in a stunningly beautiful region like Tofino works well too, as long as you pre-arrange for the group services in the area for your guests to ensure the service availability. A comprehensive list of Tofino/Uclulet businesses can be found at Running on Tofino Time and Ucluelet.Net. If you have a number of guests overnight consider hiring a Tofino Bus to shuttle everyone to, from and around Tofino.


Middle Beach Lodge Great Room
Long Beach Lodge Great Room Ceremony


Bride's Maids at Dinner
Long Beach Lodge with Alison at Reception
Images by Helene Cyr Photography

  Alison Vardy's Harpistry  

Contact Alison if the idea of having a beach wedding or eloping on the shores of the West Coast with harp music is your dream come true. Alison offers a variety of harping and technical services including indoor/outdoor ceremony music, acoustic/amplified harp music for you reception/party, speech services, and a wedding ceremony microphone. Alison's Tofino/Ucluelet wedding fees are available.

Alison also performs with her harps for couples whether wedding or eloping in Victoria BC, Whistler, Vancouver BC, Nanaimo and the Courtenay/Comox area. She also specialises in romantic getaways such as Port Renfrew and the Gulf Islands.


  Other Tofino BC Services  

Alternate Tofino Accomodation with "Character":
|The Inn at Tough City - gorgeous room overlooking Tofino's inner harbour
|The Tofino Bed & Breakfast Society - top local standards for B&B's
"Kayaky" Accomodation at the Paddlers Inn - scroll to the bottom of page

Wedding Photographers and Florists:
|Jeremy Koreski - Tofino's "salty-air-on-the-beach" professional photographer
|Helene Cyr Photography - a wonderful Tofino photo shoot
|Chris Boar Photography - Nanaimo's best
|The Crabapple - they do wedding flowers too!

Catering & Cakes:
|The SoBo - fresh food from here & there
|The Breakers Deli - everything you need to feed your soul
|Shelter Restaurant - the basics ~ best food, wine, shelter & panoramic view
|Chocolate Tofino - good food, classical techniques & quality ingredients
|Pasticceria Conradi - (Tofino 250.725.3799) ~ a taste of Europe in Tofino

Wedding & Event Planning:
|West Coast Weddings and Events - for attention to detail & personal care


Tofino wedding on the Beach
Long Beach Lodge Wedding


Tofino wedding on the Beach


Tofino wedding on the Beach


Tofino wedding on the Beach


Tofino wedding on the Beach


  The Natural Beauty of Tofino BC  

It is recommended that you have a reliable car so you can explore, a full tank of gasoline, outdoor clothes, [optional sleeping gear] and an open mind to having an adventure.

Ecotourism Services:
|The Tofino Sea Kayaking Company - quality sea kayaking programs
|Clayoquot Connections - tours meander past rocks, reefs & thru kelp forests
|Atleo River Air Service - seaplane charters & sightseeing
|Barkley Sound Marine - daily ferry thru Pacific Rim Park ~ Ucluelet to Bamfield
|Archipelago Cruises - relaxing wildlife cruise with a personal touch
|Browning Pass Boat Cruises - bear & wildlife watching
|Pacific Rim National Park Reserve of Canada - Pacific Rim Trail & Long Beach
|Tofino Whale Centre - ecotours, hot springs, whale watching


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