A Beachside BBQ To Remember

We gathered our hungry guests and supportive Tofino community on the lawn at Ocean Village for our Annual Salmon BBQ on May 9. With some of the hottest temperatures of the year so far, our seaside grassy lawn was dotted with smiling guests warmed by the sun as they enjoyed the simple pleasure of dining al fresco with new friends and a world-class view of Mackenzie Beach.

This year, our BBQ aimed to bring the community together to celebrate local seaside grub and meet some new faces. Hosted by local professional surfer Pete Devries, the evening concluded with a screening of his latest surf clip, followed by a Q+A. Bringing people together in nature is what we do best at Ocean Village. Be sure to join us next year for our Annual BBQ!

Family-Style Salmon Dinner

Manning the BBQ this year was Jeff Mikus of Surfside Grill, serving up a delicious family-style spread of locally caught salmon (grilled to perfection), butter-y prawns and roasted seasonal garlic and rosemary veg and salads. Guests enjoyed a refill (or two!) from the Tofino Brew Co. keg as the kids played soccer on the lawn and peeled their own delicious local shrimp for supper.

Picnic With New Pals

Ocean Village is honoured to be a return destination for families from all over the world. At this year’s BBQ, we were joined by guests from all over Canada and the Pacific Northwest – with some surprise visitors all the way from South America and Europe. Mingling with a vibrant crew of Tofino locals, new friendships were struck up as solo cups clinked in the sunshine. The sign of a good time at Ocean Village: the lawn was scattered with picnic blankets, sunglasses, and prawn shells.

Seaside Film Screening

Once the keg tapped out and the sun began to head towards the horizon beyond Wickanninish Island, the scene was set for our film screening to begin. Local filmmaker Nate Laverty paired up with world-renowned surfer (and Tofino local) Pete Devries to create Blackout – a short compilation of Pete’s favourite waves and standout scenes from their previous 2018 feature film Transition (official selection of Whistler Film Festival’s Adventure Film Series). The kids gathered round for a closer look at Pete’s infamous surf skills, as the adults cheered on. The evening concluded with a Q+A session and a round of applause for the delicious eats and awesome crowd.

To snag tickets to next year’s event, keep your eyes peeled to our social media pages in early Spring 2020. Have you booked your summer getaway to Ocean Village yet? Give our team a ring today to select the perfect beachfront cabin for your family: 1.866.725.3755.


We are closed until further notice

In accordance with public health regulations put forward by our provincial government, we will be closing the resort until COVID-19 conditions improve.

It saddens us to know we won’t be spending the next few weeks greeting our lovely guests, but now is the time for us all to come together by staying apart. In light of the new regulations, our doors will be closed to all guests until further notice. Thank you for your understanding, and we look forward to welcoming you back to the beach very soon.

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