Wya Point Resort, Ucluelet
If an intimate beach wedding is for you, head to Wya Point. Picture yourself saying your vows while standing on the shores of the Pacific Ocean with the sun on the horizon and your closest family and friends witnessing this momentous occasion in life. Wya Point, known for its luxury yurts and sophisticated suites adjacent to Pacific Rim National Park, provides a variety of accommodations as well as the opportunity for a dream getaway to the west coast of Vancouver Island. Owned and operated by the Ucluelet First Nation, Wya Point is a star on the Pacific, sitting among towering Sitka spruce and Douglas fir trees that have been living together beautifully for centuries. It is indeed a place for forging unbreakable bonds.
Indigenous World Winery, Kelowna
Good wine, good food, and good company. Those are hallmarks of any great celebration and at Indigenous World Winery, located in the heart of the province’s wine-growing region of the Okanagan Valley, guests will have the chance to indulge in culinary delights while honouring the happy couple. Indigenous World Winery is owned by the Okanagan Syilx people, who have lived in the Okanagan and Similkameen valleys for thousands of years, and continue to demonstrate the magnificent flavours of the area. The on-site Red Fox Club is a good choice if you want to further explore those Indigenous tastes before or after the ceremony.
Musqueam Cultural Centre, Vancouver
Run by the Musqueam Indian Band, the cultural centre is a legacy building from the 2010 Winter Olympics. Formerly the Four Hosts Aboriginal Pavilion during those games, the cultural centre close to the University of British Columbia features a variety of venues for indoor or outdoor celebrations. Your nuptials can take place within the facility’s museum, home to astounding Indigenous art, or on one of its outdoor fields, where guests can enjoy the spectacular scenery of Vancouver and its surrounding mountains while you and your significant other exchange vows.
Thank-you Gadbois Photography for the gorgeous photos in this blog post.