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.  While many of our activities involve the entire family, we offer a wide selection of activities for kids and teens only so parents can relax at the Grotto Spa or enjoy dining at Cedars Restaurant & Lounge.

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March 14 to March 28, 2020

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 and family packages.



Kids at Tigh-Na-Mara

We offer the most extensive resort Recreation Program in British Columbia, with seasonal activities for kids of all ages to experience and enjoy. Our summer program has over 20 activities to choose from including: Kids' Club; Campfire Stories; Sand Sculpture Contest; Little Victories Art Studio; Ice Cream Making; and Hiking Tour to name a few. Our seasonal resort Recreation Program is available during summer & Christmas holidays as well as over Spring Break.

Our playground is fun for the whole family. With double slides, places to climb and space to run, the Tigh-Na-Mara playground offers hours of enjoyment.

Tigh-Na-Mara offers babysitting services. All of our sitters have been interviewed by Tigh-Na-Mara and have done Criminal Record Checks. Babysitters will provide their own transportation to and from the Resort.

Babysitters must be booked at least 24 hrs in advance and are subject to availability.

Play Pens and high chairs are available at the front office. If you require a playpen or high chair in your room prior to your arrival, please let us know at time of booking.


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 Theatre 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.

Hours of Operation
7am- midnight, 7 days per week
10pm- midnight, adults 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.