Nanaimo is a hidden, but beautiful, part of British Columbia. The picturesque city is home to many attractions, a wonderful community, and breathtaking views. We offer a wide range of wedding photography services in Nanaimo.
From its oceanfront scenery and memorable mountain views, to the culture-rich downtown, Nanaimo has something for everyone.
The city of Nanaimo has one of the longest shorelines in Canada, nestled alongside a forested mountain backdrop. One of the perks about Nanaimo is the ability to go from the centre of the city to the wilderness in just a few moments. This makes for a perfect canvas for wedding photographers in Nanaimo, BC.
As the second largest city on Vancouver Island, you’d think Nanaimo is a bustling tourist destination, whereas the truth is that it is actually a hidden gem, compared to the better known Victoria, Vancouver, and Whistler.
Located on the east coast of Vancouver Island, 113 km north of Victoria, and 55 km across the Strait of Georgia from Vancouver, Nanaimo projects out into the strait, with waterfront of three sides. Ferries link the city to the Vancouver metro area and the smaller islands that surround it.
There is loads to do in the busy city. Tourists and those who love there love the culture, recreation, and fun of the town. The ocean is a spectacular view, and there are plenty of tidal pool, undersea grotto, the city harbour, and scenic islands. There are also 588 hectares of parks, many of which are on the waterfront, including Newcastle Island Marine Provincial Park. This protected greenspace is accessible by passenger ferry, with over 15 km of trails that through shady forests, past First Nations historic sites, and around a lake and bays. Some are also specifically designed for cyclists.
There is also a 4-kilometre (2.5 mile) Harbourfront Walkway, which is often touted as one of the city’s main attractions, bungee jumping at Wild Play Element Parks, a 7,500 square foot indoor rock climbing gym, an 8,000 square foot indoor playground, and much more. Truly something for you, your guests, and everyone and everything in between.
Because of the gorgeous weather, weddings in Nanaimo, BC are a great option. It is one of the mildest climate regions in the nation, and coldest between November and February, typically which reach daytime high temperatures in the 6 to 9 degrees Celsius range, and lows of about 0 to 2 degrees Celsius. Between June and September, the average daytime highs are in the mid-20s Celsius, and lows of about 10 degrees. You’ll want to note that the rainy season is in November and December, and reaches its low point in July and August. There is generally a few snowfalls in December and January.
If you are booking accommodations, consider the scenic Kiwi Cove Lodge, a spacious 12-room location that accommodates everyone in your party. They offer a full, from-scratch breakfast with baked goods, homemade yogurt and kiwi preserves, fresh fruits and vegetables from the garden, and evening meals that can be arranged in advance., as well as heartier fare. Evening meals are also a delight for the group and can be arranged in advance. A processional can be in vineyard and there can be an outdoor ceremony for up to 50 people. They provide everything you need to make it a moment you’ll never forget.
We also love the Grand Hotel Nanaimo, a premier accommodation for any event. It provides couples and their parties attentive service, expert support and memorable cuisine on the doorstep of a gorgeous rock garden oasis.
The combination of timeless European décor within a distinctly West Coast environment offers a top destination for wedding ceremonies, receptions, catering and other services. They hand guide you with a coordinator, high end, reputable vendors, and everything you need to support you during the rehearsal and on your big day.