Updated: Mar 12

Parksville is one of the most beautiful places on Vancouver Island, and that's not the only reason to visit! Parksville has stunning sandy beaches, an incredible food scene, and beautiful resorts.

Here's is the ultimate Parksville to-do list:


Wondering where to eat in Parksville? Well guess what, you're in luck, because Parksville has some amazing resorts with amazing restaurants in them! Between the Tree Top Tapas, Cedars Restaurant, and Realms the food scene will not disappoint. We would have to say that the Tree Top Tapas is our absolute favorite place in Parksville. With the endless tapas and you get to eat in slippers and robe, how could it get any better than that?

Cedar's Restaurant

Tree Top Tapas


We decide to check out the #1 spa in Canada the Grotto Spa and it did not disappoint. We took a dip in the Mineral pool and after we sat in the relaxation lounge by the fire resting before the Tree Top Tapas. The Grotto is designed to emulate a natural stone grotto, the warm water pool is infused with natural minerals and trace elements which detoxify the body and rejuvenate the spirit. The pool area also includes a two story waterfall, an invigorating cool-splash cascade and a non-mineralized whirlpool. I would definitely recommend checking out the dip and dine when visiting the Grotto Spa.

Mineral Pool


The Resort selection in Parskville is quite amazing, but we decided to stay next to the beach at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort. Its right on the water and offers some stunning views of the ocean. We wanted a pet friendly place to stay and Tign-Na-Mara did not disappoint, it was very accommodating to our dogs. I highly recommend staying here in one of their adorable log cabins. It was perfect little getaway with a wood fireplace in the cabin for the most relaxing time.

Reconnect and experience rustic charm in the heart of nature with awe-inspiring views and a legacy of hospitality. Enjoy the quality comfort of 192 handcrafted log guestrooms, the convenience of unique restaurants, the Grotto Spa, voted the #1 Spa in Canada all nestled on 22 forested acres beside the ocean. The resort also features, over 10,000 square feet of meeting space, free WiFi, parking, indoor pool, fitness facilities, seasonal recreation program and 3 kms of sandy beach with the warmest swimming waters in Canada. Explore the abundance of outdoor activities at your doorstep plus fantastic golf, hiking, caving, cycling, kayaking, skiing and whale watching nearby.

Log Cabins

Tigh-Na-Mara is such beautiful place to stay, you're guaranteed to have the most relaxing time!

EXCITING OFFER: with promo code Blonde2020 this will provide you when booking by March 31, 2020 with a $25 flexi-credit to use anywhere in the resort. Note: cannot be used against room cost or combined with packages or promotions. Bookings may be for stays until December 31, 2020.

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