Chesterman Elopement with a Pint of Courage

Chesterman Elopement with a Pint of Courage

Tofino is a fantastic place for an elopement, especially in the off season when couples can take advantage of the great rates and empty quiet beaches. Kristen and James choose to get eloped in Tofino because of it’s small town charm and natural setting.¬†With a few friends as witnesses and their puppy, they exchanged vows under a beautiful September sun on Chesterman Beach.


Chesterman Beach is one of Canada’s most famous beaches. It’s a residential beach about 5 minutes from downtown Tofino and is a wonderful setting for a wedding anytime of year. The beach is made up of three parts: North, Middle and South Chesterman Beaches. The Wickainnish Beach is on the far North End. The homes on the Chesterman Beach have one of the best views on the coast and many are made up as vacation rentals. At Middle Chesterman, a tombolo leads out to Frank Island- a great place to storm watch!

For something a little different, Kristen and James also decided to hit up the Tofino Brewery to enjoy pint with some locals before the ceremony.


The brewery and retail store is located on Industrial Way and open everyday 11-9pm for sampling.

Photos from Marnie Recker Photography