Grotto Hours

Week Day September – June July & August
Monday –Thursday 9:30 am – 8 pm 9 am – 9 pm
Friday 9:30 am – 9 pm 9 am – 10 pm
Saturday 8 am – 9 pm 8 am – 10 pm
Sunday 8 am – 8 pm 8 am – 9 pm

 


Treetop Tapas & Grill Hours

Week Day Open Daily From
Monday – Sunday 12 pm
Friday & Saturday 12 pm

 


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 30 minutes drive from Nanaimo Seaplane terminals and Departure Bay ferry terminal
  •  Approximately 50 minutes drive from both Nanaimo Airport and Comox Valley Airport
Turn-By-Turn Directions

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.

Seaplanes

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.