Green Stewardship

Our Team and the environment are our most precious assets. Tigh-Na-Mara is committed to continually enhance our guest services in a respectful, supportive and natural environment. We are grateful to have 22 acres in one of the most beautiful parts of Vancouver Island, and perhaps, the world. Tigh-Na-Mara recognizes our role in stewardship for this property. We support our community and the environment through sustainable practices while creating memorable guest experiences.


New Amenity Line

We are excited to announce our transition to locally-made and environmentally responsible amenities from Beauty Through Balance! These formulations are all natural, superior quality, and free of commonly used synthetics. Beauty Through Balance has long been a partner with The Grotto Spa and we are pleased to expand that relationship to bring spa luxury to the rest of the resort.

Plus, with our new refillable dispensers, we are taking an eco-friendly approach by eliminating a large amount of plastic waste, switching away from single use plastic bottles while also being able to guarantee cleanliness and safety for each guest. Retail sizes will also be available in our Pines Gift Shop for memories that can come home with you from the first resort to have BTB as in-house amenities!

Be uplifted and refreshed with the Canadian Forest Elements line, scented with spruce hemlock, fir needle, fir balsam, pine, cypress, sweet orange, white grapefruit, and mint. With actives including hemp seed oil and specialized herbal extracts, your skin and hair will benefit, not just your nose!

These amenities are free of:

  • Parabens
  • Sulfates/Synthetic Detergents
  • Dyes/Colors
  • Petrochemicals
  • Artificial fragrances
  • Synthetic grade essential oils
  • And other commonly used synthetics

Going Green at Tigh-Na-Mara

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre continually implements new techniques and technologies, staying at the forefront of environmental stewardship.

Going greener just makes sense says, General Manager Paul Drummond. The recipient of the Fortis BC Award was awarded to Tigh-Na-Mara in October of 2016. Most recently, Tigh-Na-Mara committed to using renewable gas and is a hospitality "Green Leader." Tigh-Na-Mara also uses natural gas in key hotel operations including domestic hot water, air handling, kitchen, laundry operations and fireplaces. Recently, it has upgraded 11 of its natural gas hot water boilers for high efficiency appliance upgrades. This will enhance their domestic hot water system that supports the individual room showers, spa facility, laundry and kitchen operations.


Electric Car Charging Stations at Tigh-Na-Mara

Tigh-Na-Mara is excited to now have four Electric Car Charging Stations available for guests to use Free of Charge.


Reduce, Re-use, Recycle and Re-Think

Recycling is a part of every day life at Tigh-Na-Mara. Our team recycles paper, bottles, plastics, cans and food waste. In our guestrooms we offer recycling pick up. As we replace appliances throughout the Resort, energy efficient models are installed. In addition, gently used room amenities are donated to community service organizations.

We strive to make green choices and to further cut back on waste and unread newspapers we will have them available in the lobby for our guests reading pleasure.  For guests who do wish to have the Globe & Mail delivered to their room, we ask that they call the Front Desk and ask a Globe & Mail Newspaper delivery for the following morning.  The Globe & Mail is available (Monday - Saturday.) 

While building the Resort the owners took great pride in reducing the number of downed trees. To this end, all trees removed, were used where possible in our log-style design.

Guests staying at Tigh-Na-Mara can participate in our linen re-use program, reducing water, energy and waste. Guestrooms and linens are cleaned using biodegradable products and our culinary team has a comprehensive compost program in place, to reduce food waste.

Electric golf carts are used throughout the Resort as our primary mode of transportation.


Edible Ecosystem

The seasonal bounty of a rich Vancouver Island harvest is served daily in each of our restaurants. Items such as fresh seafood, locally grown greens, vegetables and cheeses punctuate our menus seasonally. Rosemary, basil, thyme, and chives are harvested from the Resort herb garden adding a flavourful punch to seasonal dishes.