Tigh-Na-Mara is located in picturesque Parksville, BC on Vancouver Island. Parksville's central island location offers easy access to the best of Vancouver Island.

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1155 Resort Drive Parksville, BC V9P2E3

  • BC Ferries

    BC Ferries Car
    A leisurely ferry ride between the BC Lower Mainland and Vancouver Island allow visitors to experience the unique geography and wildlife of this coast.

    BC Ferries by Foot
    If you are travelling on BC Ferry via foot we are happy to provide you with transportation options you can reserve prior to your trip, from the Ferry Terminal to Tigh-Na-Mara. Please note the following:

    National Car Rental - 250-758-3509
    National Airporter - 778-441-2133
    Island Chauffeur - 250-954-9694

    View Sailing Times

  • Plane

    Connecting flights from Vancouver International fly into the neighbouring Nanaimo Airport and Comox Valley Airport. Harbour Air Seaplanes and Helijet offer flights from downtown Vancouver to downtown Nanaimo, among other routes. Helijet also offers a shuttle service to and from Tigh-Na-Mara. Ask for details when booking with them.WestJet flies direct from Calgary and Edmonton into Comox and from Calgary to Nanaimo.

    Please note that Helijet also offers a shuttle service between Parksville and Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, when flying with them.

  • Car

    From Victoria
    Drive north on Highway 1 to Nanaimo, just south of Nanaimo, take the exit for Highway 19 and the North Island. Bus connections are available from downtown.

    From Vancouver and the Fraser Valley
    Take the Lion's Gate or 2nd Narrows Bridge across Burrard Inlet, then follow the signs to Horseshoe Bay and take the BC Ferry to Nanaimo. Exit the ferry and keep to the 2 right lanes, then take Highway 19 North towards Parksville.

    From Vancouver International Airport and South Vancouver
    Take Highway 10 and 99, head to the BC Ferry terminal in Tsawwassen and catch the ferry to Duke Point (south Nanaimo). Head north on Highway 1 and then exit to Highway 19 and Parksville.

    From Seattle
    Head north on I-5 and cross the border at Blaine. Continue north on Highway 99 about 15 minutes, then take the exit for Tsawwassen and the ferries. Take the ferry to Nanaimo (Duke Point). Head north on Highway 1 and then exit to Highway 19 and Parksville. There are also ferries out of Anacortes and Port Angeles in Washington that will take you to Victoria, where you can follow Highway 1 and 19 north to Parksville and Qualicum Beach.

    From Tofino or Ucluelet
    Follow Hwy. 4, the 2 - 2 ½ hour drive leads directly to Qualicum Beach.

    From the Comox Valley
    Take either the scenic coastal Oceanside Route 19A south from Courtenay, or the four-lane Inland Island Highway 19 south. Either way, Parksville & Qualicum Beach are less than an hour away.

    Directions courtesy of Parksville Qualicum Beach Tourism Association

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