Discover Vancouver Island's Natural Choice!


Discover Tigh-Na-Mara

We invite you to reconnect here and enjoy spending quality time with each other while exploring one of the most spectacular locations in the world, Parksville, British Columbia. Reconnect, relax and discover Tigh-Na-Mara, Vancouver Island's Natural Choice for vacationing families, romantic retreats, corporate meetings, events and spa getaways.

We Are Resort Fee-Free!

Tigh-Na-Mara believes in transparency and providing experiences to last a lifetime. That means no hidden fees. Without additional cost, we want you to enjoy everything we have to offer as part of your stay with us: Wi-Fi, parking, sports courts, gas barbeque stations, select seasonal recreation programs, indoor pool, and more!



Relax and Enjoy the Resort

Enjoy our forested oceanfront resort featuring:

  • 192 handcrafted log guestrooms
  • Two amazing restaurants
  • The award-winning Grotto Spa
  • Complimentary wifi and parking
  • Indoor pool, whirlpool, sauna and fitness facility
  • Children’s playground
  • Outdoor multi-sport court
  • Common gas grilling station
  • Access to 3 kms of sandy beach
  • Warmest ocean swimming in Canada
  • Over 10,000 sq.ft. conference centre
  • No Resort Fees
  • Seasonal recreation programs
  • Electric car charging station
  • Our guestrooms are non-smoking, including guest room balconies



We Are Pet Friendly

At Tigh-Na-Mara we understand that some family members have four legs and vacationing with them is part of the fun!  We are pleased to welcome your pets year-round in our one and two bedroom Rustic Cottages throughout our resort grounds and on the beach.

In order to ensure all guests, pets and people, continue to be welcome, we ask that you have your master follow these simple rules:

  • Please keep your master attached to your leash when they are out of the room with you so they don’t get lost.
  • If you see your master making a mess outside, please ask them to clean up after themselves.
  • Ask your master to keep their voices down so they don’t disturb other pets in the Resort.
  • If your master is wet or dirty, don’t let them sit on the furniture or beds as it will not be nice for you to sit or sleep on.
  • Ask your family to stay with you as much as possible, and to not leave you alone in your room unless you are cozy in your crate. You are on vacation too.

A one time $35 charge per reservation applies.  No additional fee for multiple nights or multiple dogs.



Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara

The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort believes in offering guest experiences that go beyond the expected. Treatments include body treatments, massages, facials, and pedicures, many with a focus on West Coast natural ingredients. Named #1 Spa in BC by Spas of America, the Grotto Spa is also Quality Assurance Approved by Leading Spas of Canada for maintaining the highest hygiene and customer service standards in the industry.

Access to the Grotto Mineral Pool, invigorating cool-splash waterfall and whirlpool is included for spa guests prior to receiving treatments. Designed to emulate a natural stone grotto, the warm water pool is infused with natural minerals and trace elements to detoxify the body and rejuvenate the spirit. Wind down in our Relaxation Lounge where you will be served healthy refreshments before being whisked away into a series of our best spa treatments. Dine in your spa robe and sandals while overlooking the surrounding forest at the Treetop Tapas & Grill. Leave feeling refreshed and re-energized, from head to toe!!

With 20,000 square feet of spa bliss, we give relaxation a whole new meaning!

Grotto Spa Reservations: To best ensure availability of your preferred date and time, please book 4 – 6 weeks in advance. Same-day appointments are welcomed, based on availability. Please contact our Spa Reservations Team at 250-248-1838 to book. For information about Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, including overnight accommodations, Click here.


Cedars Restaurant & Lounge

Welcome to cedars restaurant & lounge. Our inspired chefs are creating local, regional and international dishes from the past and present. Our menus showcase the freshness of the season with appetizers and entrees that embrace rustic dishes with a contemporary spin.

Join us to dine in, dine on the patio or take out and experience Parksville's best stone oven pizza!

Business Centre

Our business centre is located on the upper floor of the conference centre and offers our guests a separate work station, printer and free internet.

Concierge Services

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

Car Rental and Shuttle Services

Shuttle service can be organized in advance with one of our shuttle partners for travel within the Nanaimo or Parksville areas as well as to ferry, seaplane terminals and airports. For additional information please email


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.