Tigh-Na-Mara Parksville Retreat
Seashells and sandy shores galore. This beachcomber’s dream, found on the mid-coast of Vancouver Island’s east coast has almost endless sandy beaches for beachcombing, walks, jogging, picnics or just taking in the view.
Today's Price From:
+ taxes & fees,
includes ferry & hotel
Price per person based on double occupancy & availability.
|01-Jan-13 to 29-Apr-13||$ 209|
|30-Apr-13 to 29-Jun-13||$ 239|
|30-Jun-13 to 31-Aug-13||$ 269|
|01-Sep-13 to 30-Sep-13||$ 239|
|01-Oct-13 to 22-Dec-13||$ 209|
|23-Dec-13 to 31-Dec-13||$ 239|
|01-Jan-14 to 31-Mar-14||$ 209|
- Two night's accommodation at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Resort in a Jedediah Room
- Round-trip on BC Ferries from Metro Vancouver to Vancouver Island for two adults and one car
- Two Grotto Mineral Pool admissions
Life Really Is a Beach at this Vancouver Island ResortThe sandy beach is endless. The seashells are countless. It’s the perfect place to reconnect with your partner, a fantasy getaway for the kids. This is Parksville, and it’s the seaside community of your dreams. Found mid-way up Vancouver Island’s east coast, this beachcomber’s paradise is closer than you think. Cruise across the Straight of Georgia on a scenic 90-minute BC Ferries sailing to Nanaimo and then head north along the old Island Highway for some fantastic ocean vistas along the way.
Tigh-Na-Mara Resort’s seaside location makes it the ultimate family-friendly destination. Calm waters and an amazing beach are found right outside your door. The resort also offers one of the most extensive children’s recreation programs on Vancouver Island. For the adults, there’s the sumptuous spa. Be sure to set aside time for the many other things Parksville as well as neighbouring communities Qualicum Beach and Coombs have to offer, such as Morningstar Farm, home to Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and MooBerry Winery.
Day 1: Vancouver to Parksville
In the morning, you will make your way north towards the Horseshoe Bay Ferry Terminal and board a BC Ferry for a scenic, 90-minute sailing that takes you through fjord-like waters past mountains blanketed with virgin forests and glaciated peaks. On arrival at the Departure Bay Terminal, you’ll continue your journey north to Parksville, where you can spend the rest of the day enjoying the array of amenities the resort has to offer including a playground for the little-ones, and long beach walks. Tigh-Na-Mara offers one of the most extensive children's recreation programs on Vancouver Island and seasonal activities for kids of all ages sure to thrill the whole family.
Day 2: A day of beaches
Today, you can relax and explore the beaches, or take a visit to some of the entertaining attractions in the area including Milner Gardens, Horne Lake Caves, The World Parrot Refuge, mini-golf and Morningstar Farm, home of Little Qualicum Cheeseworks and Morningstar Creek Winery.
Day 3: Parksville to Vancouver
Allow plenty of time for your return journey to Vancouver so you can stop en route at the many attractions in the surrounding communities. Then from Nanaimo, take a 90-minute BC Ferry ride back to Horseshoe Bay.