Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort and Conference Centre

Built onto the bluff above the Salish Sea, bordering the majestic Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park, and surrounded by the towering trees of the rainforest, Tigh-Na-Mara Resort spans 22 acres and boasts 3 kms of sandy beach. Located in Parksville, on central Vancouver Island, guests are immersed in the natural surroundings, promoting reconnection to self, to others, and to nature.

Tigh-Na-Mara started as a single cabin in the woods in 1946. Its name is Gaelic for “House by the Sea”, and it has evolved into one of the premier all-season destination resorts on Vancouver Island. Today it includes 192 handcrafted log guest rooms including over 80 Oceanview rooms, the award-winning Grotto Spa, Cedars Restaurant and Lounge, Pines Gift Shop, fitness facilities, an indoor pool, 12 meeting rooms, an extensive recreation program, and 10,000 sq ft of flexible event space. Known as a family resort, couples’ getaway, corporate retreat, wedding destination, or spa goers’ fantasy, it is the perfect place to create lifelong memories.

Guests wander the walkways, forest bathing in the Douglas, Cedar, and Arbutus trees, breathing in the sea air and disconnecting from their busy lives. A dedicated rooftop area is waiting for self-guided yoga practice, a mindful game of giant chess or a quiet space to lounge, a spot to relax and be present with the blue sky above. A stroll to the beach allows one to walk for miles and explore the tide pools, paddle board or swim in the warmest, ocean swimming waters in Canada. Light up the night with a bonfire under the stars, listening to the waves or take a mind clearing walk into Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. Parksville also offers fantastic golf, hiking, caving, cycling, kayaking, skiing, shopping, and whale watching nearby.

A leisurely stroll leads to the award-winning Grotto Spa. Immediately guests are transported to a place of calm, and greeted with beautiful west coast décor, the soothing sound of a waterfall wall, and the scents of the natural products used in every treatment. In the spa’s 20,000 square feet, access to the Spa begins with an opportunity to connect in nature’s elements on a 2-hour journey through The Grotto, which features the Mineral Pool, invigorating cool-splash waterfall and relaxing whirlpool, a sauna garden patio with 4 cedar barrel saunas, cozy seating and stone fire tables, outdoor showers and drink and food service. To enhance your visit, add on your favourite spa treatment or discover the Treetop Tapas & Grill, the only experience of its kind in Canada. Dine on a tasting menu that takes you on a seamless journey through the flavours of the Pacific Northwest while wearing a spa robe and sandals. Guests will be sure to leave feeling transformed from head to toe.

Join us at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, where no two stays are the same.