Attractions & Amenities

Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara

The Grotto Spa features 18 massage and esthetic treatment rooms, a manicure and pedicure room featuring European Pedicure Thrones and a full service hair salon. The three private couples day suites feature hand-crafted copper soaker tubs and oversized treatment tables. Please visit the spa link for additional information.

Pool House & Fitness Centre

Access to the Pool House & Fitness Centre is complimentary for Resort guests and offers guests indoor swimming, a whirlpool and sauna. Towels are provided for your convenience in our beautifully appointed locker rooms. The fitness centre is equipped with Precor Cardio Theatre Exercise Equipment, weight machines and free weights. Televisions are also available for guest use while in the fitness centre. The rooftop patio, located directly above the Pool House is available during regular Pool House hours and offers outdoor chess and lounge chairs.

Hours of Operation
7am- midnight, 7 days per week
10pm- midnight, adults only

Ocean Swimming

Parksville is known for its sandy beaches and the warmest ocean waters in Canada. Tigh-Na-Mara is situated on three kilometers of sandy, tidal flat beach, meaning the tide goes out approximately one kilometer, leaving behind small pools that heat up in the sun. When the tide comes in, these pools mix with the cooler ocean and can be as warm as 75-80 degrees F or 25C.

Mountain Bikes (Seasonal)

Rent a bike for the afternoon and explore some of the breathtaking scenery of our area. Ride through Rathtrevor Provincial Park or through Top Bridge Trails and enjoy a swim in the river before heading back. Rentals are available by the hour, 1/2 day, and all day. We also have children’s bikes and helmets.


The Resort has a tennis court, basketball hoop, a ping-pong table, a volleyball court and two horseshoe pits. All equipment is available at no charge from the front desk.


We have several coin-operated laundry facilities conveniently located throughout the property; beside the playground, in the lower level of the Jedediah building and across from the Grotto Spa.

Kids at Tigh-Na-Mara

Installed in June 2008, our playground is fun for the whole family. With double slides, places to climb and space to run, the Tigh-Na-Mara playground offers hours of enjoyment.

The Resort also offers families the most extensive Resort summer, spring break and Christmas recreation programs on Vancouver Island, with activities for every age group.

The Pines Boutique & Gift Shop

Featuring the works of Vancouver Island and British Columbia artisans, logo wear, snacks and toiletries to make your stay more enjoyable. The Pines Boutique & Gift Shop is the perfect place to pick up a special memento of the Island for yourself or someone back home.

Gift Shop Hours:

  Summer Winter
Sunday to Thursday 9am – 7pm 9am – 5pm
Friday to Saturday 9am – 8pm 9am – 7pm


Concierge Services

Our professional concierge team is available to help you book off-site excursions, arrange a rental car or recommend local attractions.

For additional information please email

Business Centre

Our business centre is located on the upper floor of the conference centre and offers our guests the following:

  • private work stations
  • fax machine
  • photocopier
  • high speed internet access

Car Rental and Shuttle Services

We would be pleased to arrange a rental car for use during your stay. Shuttle service may also be arranged in advance within the Nanaimo or Parksville areas as well as to ferry, seaplane terminals and airports. For additional information please email

Flowers & Gift Baskets

We offer bouquets of roses and fresh cut flowers. You may pre-purchase these through reservations at time of booking or at the front desk upon arrival.