1155 Resort Drive, Parksville BC V9P 2E3   Tel. 1-800-663-7373

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Grotto Spa at

1155 Resort Drive, Parksville,
Vancouver Island, British Columbia,
Canada V9P 2E3

Hours & Directions

Toll Free: 1-800-663-7373
Local: 250-248-1838
Email: relax@grottospa.com

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Request A Booking

  • To ensure your preferred spa treatment, date and time are available, advanced booking of 4-6 weeks is recommended.

    Please note this is a booking request inquiry only, and not a confirmed spa reservation. You will be contacted within 24 hours by our Spa Reservations Agent, who will review spa availability with you directly and assist you with your booking. For more immediate assistance, please call us directly at 250-248-1838.

Hours & Directions

Grotto Hours

  • Week Day
  • Monday – Thursday
  • Friday – Sunday
  • Times
  • 9 am – 8 pm
  • 8 am – 9 pm

Treetop Tapas & Grill Hours

  • Open from 12pm – 8pm

  • Location & Transportation

    Centrally located on Vancouver Island, in Parksville; The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara captures the very best of the West Coast.

    The Resort and Grotto Spa are located:

      Approximately 15 minutes away are both KD Air and Orca Air that fly from the Qualicum Beach Airport to the Vancouver Airport South Terminal. Flight time is approximately 20 minutes.

      Approximately 30 minutes away is Helijet which flies to Vancouver and Victoria. Flight time is approx 20 minutes.

      Approximately 30 minutes drive from Nanaimo Seaplane terminals and Departure Bay ferry terminal.

      Approximately 50 minutes drive from both Nanaimo Airport and Comox Valley Airport.

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    Welcome to

    Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

    Reconnect with nature, family, friends and self. Discover Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Vancouver Island’s Natural Choice for your next getaway, retreat or corporate event. Located in picturesque Parksville, BC, Tigh-Na-Mara provides rustic charm in the heart of nature. Experience the comfort of 192 handcrafted guestrooms, the convenience of unique restaurants, the Grotto Spa, voted the #1 Spa in Western Canada and enjoy our 22 forested acres beside the ocean. The resort also features, over 10,000 sq ft of meeting space, free WiFi, parking, indoor pool, fitness facilities, Rec Program, 3 kms of sandy beach with the warmest swimming waters in Canada. Explore the abundance of outdoor activities at our doorstep and close by. Experience Tigh-Na-Mara, Vancouver Island's Natural Choice! tigh-na-mara.com

    How to Get Here

    BC Ferries

    If you are traveling with your vehicle BC Ferries is the only way to travel to Vancouver Island. A leisurely ferry ride between the Lower Mainland and the Island allow visitors to experience the unique geography and wildlife of this coast.

    Sailing time

    From Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Nanaimo (Duke Point): 2 hours
    From West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay): 1 hour 35 minutes

    For schedule information please visit www.bcferries.com or call 1-888-BCFERRY. Reservations may be made in advance for a nominal fee. We recommend reservations for peak summer periods as well as weekend or holiday travel year round to avoid waiting.


    One of the most scenic ways to travel to Vancouver Island is via Seaplane. These small twin prop beaver or otter aircraft transfer guests to Vancouver Island in minutes! If you are traveling light, in 20 minutes you can travel from downtown Vancouver to downtown Nanaimo. Shuttle service from the seaplane terminals to Tigh-Na-Mara may be arranged in advance.

    Harbour Air

    Celebrating over 25 years and with more than 30 aircraft, Harbour Air is the largest all-seaplane company in the world.
    Tel: 1-800-665-0212 | Web: www.harbour-air.com

    West Coast Air

    One of the largest floatplane operators on the west coast, the fleet is comprised of 17 aircraft; 6 deHavilland Twin Otters and 11 deHavilland Beavers.
    Tel: 1-800-347-2222 | Web: www.westcoastair.com

    Comox Airport (YQQ)

    Located 50 minutes north of Parksville, the Comox Valley Airport provides excellent access to Vancouver Island with regularly scheduled flights. Access to Vancouver Island via Westjet and Air Canada from Calgary, Edmonton and the lower mainland. Shuttle service to Tigh-Na-Mara may be arranged in advance.

    Nanaimo Cassidy Airport (YCD)

    Located approximately 50 minutes south of Parksville, the Nanaimo Airport provides excellent access to Vancouver Island with regularly scheduled flights from Vancouver via Air Canada Jazz. Shuttle service to Tigh-Na-Mara may be arranged in advance.

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    1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
    Tel: 250-248-1838
    Toll Free: 1-800-663-7373
    Email: relax@grottospa.com

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    1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
    Tel: 250-248-1838
    Toll Free: 1-800-663-7373
    Email: relax@grottospa.com