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Ocean Village Beach Resort

On April 1, 2010, Gordon Nelson Inc. acquired a 2/3 interest in the iconic A-framed inspired beachfront resort on MacKenzie Beach in Tofino, British Columbia, Canada.

Press Release:

For the first time in over thirty years, one of the original beachfront developments in the Tofino area has changed ownership. Located on beautiful MacKenzie Beach two kilometers south of Tofino, Ocean Village Beach Resort was acquired recently by Gordon Nelson Inc. and Chesterman Properties, whose principal Robert Brown, is involved in green and sustainable real estate.

The new Ocean Village ownership group looks to build on what the previous owners created. Robert Brown, Managing Partner for the new ownership group, says, “We are looking to improve upon what we feel is already so special about this spectacular beachfront property,” adding, “We want to continue to provide beachfront affordable family-orientated accommodation while operating and upgrading Ocean Village in a thoughtful and sustainable way.”

Brown, who has owned a home in Tofino for 15 years, has a strong track record in green, sustainable property development. Through his company Chesterman Properties, Brown has received an Ethics in Action Award as well as a Mayor’s Environmental Achievement Award from the City of Vancouver.

As an example of things to come, the new owners of Ocean Village will be refurbishing the 50-foot indoor solar powered swimming pool and opening it to the public at specific times. “We are improving the pool and change rooms and are looking to install a new high efficiency energy system,” says Brown, “We hope to have it available for Tofino residents by this fall.”

Building community with Tofino locals is a key part of the new Ocean Village future plans. Brown and his partners are looking to host an open house in May or June to meet with local Tofitians. On behalf of the new ownership group, Brown says, “We are very excited about the purchase of this nostalgic resort on one of Canada’s most beautiful beaches. We look forward to creating opportunities for Ocean Village to be more connected to the Tofino community.”

About Ocean Village

Located on MacKenzie Beach, two kilometers south of Tofino, Ocean Village is one of the Tofino area’s oldest beachfront resorts. Known for its iconic A-frame cabins, the BC-owned resort is focused on providing families with self-contained, affordable, waterfront vacation cottages.

Ocean Village

555 Hellesen Drive

P.O. Box 490

Tofino, British Columbia

Canada V0R 2Z0

(250) 725-3755

Contact: Robert Brown at or 604.649.7969

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