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 on the Salish Sea. 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 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.  

Programs are available during the Summer, Christmas Holidays and Spring Break. Some programs have an associated fee.

View our Spring 2022 Brochure (large file)


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

7am - 11pm (10 - 11pm adult only)


Ocean Swimming

Parksville is known for its sandy beaches on the Salish Sea 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.