Travel Options

Air travel

  • Book your flight with West Jet Airlines* or Air Canada, which service the two major airports on central Vancouver Island (Nanaimo and Comox). 

*There is a 10% discount available on West Jet flights to Nanaimo or Comox. To obtain the WestJet discount code, please contact Sandy at


Service from

Distance from Tigh-Na-Mara Resort by vehicle

Nanaimo Airport

Major Canadian cities

46KM (approx. 35 min)

Comox Airport

Vancouver, Calgary, Edmonton

90KM (approx. 1 hour drive)

Qualicum Beach Airport

Service is limited to local/regional flights. Please contact KD Air Corp., Orca Airways Ltd. or Sunwest Helicopters Ltd. for regional connection points.

30KM (approx. 20 mins)*

*Complimentary Shuttle available! Please contact Sandy Hoang or the resort for pick up times.

Travel from the airport

Car rentals are available at both Nanaimo and Comox. Check the airport websites for information and links.

Tigh-Na-Mara Lodge offers a pick-up service for all Nanaimo locations (airport, ferry terminals, floatplane dock). Call the lodge for details and fees: 1-800-663-7373.

To book a cab from the airport, check with:

  • AC Taxi (250) 753-1231 or look for them outside the Terminal ‘Arrivals’ entrance.
  • Yellow Cab (250) 751-1111 or look for them outside the Terminal ‘Arrivals’ entrance.
  • Nanaimo Airporter (778) 441-2133 /1-888-758-2133 or visit their website

Other travel options to Nanaimo

  • Helicopter: Helijet has 7 daily flights from Downtown Vancouver to Downtown Nanaimo (Approx. 20 min ride). Book your helicopter transportation now.

  • Floatplane: Harbour Air has flights from Downtown Vancouver to Downtown Nanaimo (Approx. 20 min ride). Book your floatplane transportation now.

  • BC Ferries: Enjoy a leisurely ferry ride between the BC Lower Mainland and the Island to experience the unique geography and wildlife of this coast. Book your BC Ferry ride now.
    • Sailing time: From Vancouver (Tsawwassen) to Nanaimo (Duke Point): 2 hours
    • Sailing time: From West Vancouver (Horseshoe Bay) to Nanaimo (Departure Bay): 1 hour 35 minutes. Transportation from the Ferry Terminal to Tigh-Na-Mara can be arranged with the Resort. 

Driving directly to the resort:

 If you are driving directly to the resort, please plug in the following address into your GPS or Google Maps.

1155 Resort Drive
Parksville, British Columbia V9P2E3

 If you need additional travel instructions, please call Tigh-Na-Mara at 1-800-663-7373.