Experience & Explore

Take advantage of all that Tigh-Na-Mara has to offer: explore our 22 acres of tranquil forest and 3 kilometres of sandy beach. Definitely, bring your camera to capture the natural beauty that surrounds us including hundreds of species of birds like Bald Eagles, Herons and Northern Flickers as well as an abundance of marine life all at our doorstep. Enjoy all the great amenities our resort provides and contact us with any questions, so we can help you and your family create the getaway that you're looking for.



Families have been traveling to Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort for more than 30 years. We understand how important it is for families to spend quality time together, and for parents to have time to reconnect.

Our Seasonal Recreation team is here to engage kids, parents and teens to have fun and build lifelong memories of their time together at Tigh-Na-Mara.  

Tigh-Na-Mara’s Recreation program is available during the Summer, Christmas Holidays and Spring Break. Some programs have an associated fee.

Please call 1-800-663-7373 for details.

Winter 2020/21 Recreation Program

December 19th - January 2nd

While we would have loved to run our regular scheduled programs this winter, we have re-designed due to the current BC Public Health Order on Gatherings and Events. Here is to a peaceful and healthy Christmas season with loved ones. We look forward to returning to our regular scheduled programs in the future.

Head over to the Front Desk for a wide selection of family friendly board games! Free of charge.

All other activities can be purchased and picked up at the Recreation Office by the Pool House from 9AM-9PM daily.


Build Your Own Gingerbread House
Gingerbread walls, gumdrop shingles and icing insulation! A hands-on activity that the whole family will remember for
years to come! ($20)

Christmas Cookie Decorating
Cookies, frosting and all the fixings for fun holiday inspired decorating! (Ten cookies, $20)

Candy Cane Hunt
Pick up 25 candy canes to bring back to your room or hide outside for a good ol’ Candy Cane hunt! Who will find the most?! Reward yourselves with a yummy hot chocolate! ($10)

Make Your Own Christmas Ornament
Choose your sparkle, add a pompom or 3, a little snow and you’ll have a lasting memory from your Christmas at Tigh-Na-Mara! Packages come in sets of 5. ($15)

S’mores Kit!
A classic for the whole family. Pick up your marshmallows, chocolate and graham crackers for an after dinner treat! ($5)

Build Your Own Stuffie!
Let your child build their new favourite stuffed animal! Unleash the creativity by building an animal that has a fun, unique outfit, and Tigh-Na-Mara birth certificate! All supplies are included. (Small Animal: $40 Large Animal $60)

Family Movie Night
Choose your family friendly Holiday movie, and we’ll take care of the rest! Includes DVD Player rental, a movie, popcorn and sodas! ($15)

Christmas Bingo!
Christmas themed calling cards, and holiday inspired bingo graphics will keep your family laughing all through the night! With an assortment of festive chocolates to mark your sheet, you’ll have a reward when you’re finished! (4 player package) ($10)


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 Exercise Equipment, weight machines and free weights. The rooftop patio, located directly above the Pool House is available during regular Pool House hours and offers outdoor chess and lounge chairs.

Please note: due to Covid-related decreased occupancies there is a maximum time limit of 60 minutes for the Fitness Room and 60 minutes for the Pool Area.  Access will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis.

Hours of Operation

September – June

9am - 9pm


July – August

Daily: 8am-10pm (9-10pm adult 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 for two hours, 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 plus lots more - just ask the Front Desk what's available. All equipment is available at no charge.