Tofino Elopement Locations
Here is a list of popular Tofino elopement locations, including Ucluelet- Vancouver Island’s most popular West Coast communities. Thousands of people visit Tofino and Ucluelet every year for their beaches, wild natural beauty, surfing and hiking, and excellent dining experiences. More and more people are choosing to elope here, where they can combine both their elopement wedding and honeymoon in one stay.
Tofino Elopement Locations; Where to Stay
Wildpod, Luxury Waterfront Camping
Wildpod Luxury Waterfront Camping is situated right in Tofino’s downtown core, sitting right on the ocean! There are six insulated domes with five-meter wide panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and Meares Island. You are within walking distance to downtown Tofino and can hop on a boat or float plane within minutes to your next exciting activity. These domes are beautiful with an incredible bed, kitchenette and shower. This domes make for lovely getting ready photos for your Tofino elopement.
The Wikaninnish Inn is situated between forest and sea on the North end of Chesterman Beach. The fine Pointe Restaurant and Cedars Spa make for an all encompassing stay for your elopement in Tofino. Chesterman Beach is a popular surfing beach and can be accessed very readily.
Pacific Sands Resort
Pacific Sands Beach Resort is a family friendly resort with special accommodation for romance and elopement. Nestled on Cox Bay’s expansive sandy beach, every room has an incredible view of the ocean. Nearby surfing, hiking and sunset watching make this an inviting and cozy place to stay during your Tofino elopement.
Middle Beach Lodge
Middle Beach Lodge has individual cottages for rent with views of Mackenzie Beach. With one mile of private beach, you can ensure your privacy.
Ocean Village Resort
Ocean Village Resort has individual cabins that open up onto Mackenzie Beach. With a rustic feel, these cabins are cute and accommodating.
The Shoreline is right downtown and has a variety of A-frame cabins and other unique architecture, most of them with incredible views of the ocean and Meares Island. Within walking distance to all of Tofino’s good eats and activity launch-off points.
Long Beach Lodge Resort
Long Beach Lodge Resort is nestled along the popular Cox Bay beach and has a variety of accommodation, a great restaurant with beautiful views, and elopement packages.
Waters Edge Shoreline Suites
Waters Edge Shoreline Suites is located in Ucluelet with the marina on one side and ocean views on the other. With beautiful outdoor tubs on most decks and a close proximity to downtown Ucluelet, this is a great place to stay for your Ucluelet elopement.
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is a very popular Ucluelet elopement and wedding destination. The resort is stunning with incredible ocean views and the architecture is sublime! You could easily elope inside the building somewhere beautiful in case of stormy weather. The Wine Cellar overlooks the surge channel with dramatic views of the crashing waves.
Terrace Beach Resort
Terrace Beach Resort is just minutes away from Ucluelet’s popular Wild Pacific Trail. Nested in the rain forest, you will can’t help but feel relaxation and bliss.
Tofino Elopement Locations; Where to Have Your Elopement Ceremony
Wild Pacific Trail, Ucluelet
The Wild Pacific Trail in Ucluelet is a 2.6km loop that travels along a healthy Sitka Spruce forest with frequent beach access to rocky and rugged coastline. It takes about 45 minutes to walk the entire loop, but there are three access points if you have a particular spot in mind for your elopement and want to reach it quicker. The 1915 Amphitrite Lighthouse is a beautiful historic landmark that is still an active beacon today. You really can’t choose wrong on the Wild Pacific Trail for your elopement and can easily combine all three settings; lighthouse, beach and forest. Check out Janice and Shane’s Wild Pacific Trail elopement here!
Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, Ucluelet
The Black Rock Oceanfront Resort in Ucluelet is a fabulous elopement location for both staying at, having your ceremony at, and enjoying a great dinner and bar experience in- all at one convenient space! The Wine Cellar is a lovely indoor space with views of the surge channel outside of its panoramic windows- this makes for a great backup location if the weather is too rainy or stormy. The beach out front is rocky and sees a beautiful sunset. The Black Rock Oceanfront Resort is definitely something you should check out when planning your Ucluelet elopement.
Virgin Falls, Tofino
Virgin Falls is a 53 meter cascading waterfall near Kennedy Lake in Tofino. It is accessed by 110 km’s of logging roads (round trip,) and is best for vehicles with AWD and higher clearance. Viewing these waterfalls is absolutely worth the drive- the rock face has been carved by the falls over centuries and the surrounding forest is comforting and ancient. From the parking spot, it is only a 2 minute walk to the falls with plenty of beautiful places to have your private and intimate, naturally beautiful elopement ceremony.
See a detailed post about Virgin Falls as a Tofino elopement location, including driving directions here!
Meares Island, Tofino
Meares Island is accessed by water taxi, a fifteen minute boat ride from Tofino’s downtown harbor. There is a beautiful sandy beach here with views of other small islands and the Pacific Ocean. This island is home to the prominent landmark, Lone Cone Mountain. It’s the cone-shaped mountain seen from most places in Tofino. For the hiking enthusiasts, eloping at its 742m high summit is quite the adventure!
Chesterman Beach, Long Beach, Mackenzie Beach, Cox Bay, Incinerator Rock, Wikaninnish Beach, Florencia Bay
These popular sandy beaches are all along the Pacific Rim National Park and are fairly similar to one another. Each will have sandy expanses, driftwood high tide lines, forested trails and rocky outcrops. Chesterman Beach has lovely views of Lone Cone Mountain and has a couple of nearby island which change up the scenery a bit. Cox Bay has a fifteen minute muddy hike that reaches a beautiful lookout called Cox Bay Lookout. You will find surfers at all of these beaches, as well as incredible sunsets. You really can’t choose wrong here!
Tonquin Park leads you to a beautiful smaller beach with lots of fun rock outcrops and tidal pools at low tide. It is very close to downtown Tofino.
Hot Springs Cove
Hot Springs Cove requires either boat of float plane access, and is situated further North along Vancouver Islands West Coast. These natural hot springs can be highly romantic if timed right- before the tourists arrive! Ask your local guide what time that is and tell them you’re eloping ;) Once you arrive after the 1.5 hour boat ride or 20 minute float plane, there is a 1.5km boardwalk that takes about 30 minutes to hike until you reach the natural springs. You will want to spend a few hours here so plan accordingly. https://tourismtofino.com/plan-your-trip/business-directory/hot-springs-cove/