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BC Travel Tuesday: Week 3 Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

Tuesday, April 26th, 2011 — 4:30pm PDT
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We are now onto the third installment of the 10-week BC Travel Tuesday contest I am running with where we’re celebrating the best in local travel while offering up weekly giveaways for BC residents.
backyardbc is a new travel website designed specifically for residents of British Columbia. Essentially a “be a tourist in your own backyard” program, participating hotels & resorts offer residents of BC exclusive rates and specials, designed to motivate BCers to travel more within the Province. Each offer has its own unique reservation code, and all bookings are done directly with our hotel and resort partners. Visit backyardbc online, on Twitter, or Facebook and see more of BC!

The winner of “Week 2: Howe Sound Inn & Brewing” is Cliff (and he has been contacted by email). This week’s featured property is tucked away on 22 acres of seaside property among arbutus trees and sandy beaches on the Eastern side of Vancouver Island. I had the opportunity to visit Tigh-Na-Mara while on a girls getaway to the Island in 2009. The spa, the bistro, and the sunsets are pretty tough to beat.

Grotto Spa @ Tigh-Na-Mara Resort Sunset from Tigh-Na-Mara

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort
Website, Twitter, Facebook, backyardbc listing
Location: 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville, BC
About: Gaelic for “House by the Sea” Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort & Conference Centre is an all-season destination featuring 192 unique log constructed accommodation units, three restaurants and the award-winning Grotto Spa.
Prize: 2 nights in an ocean-view studio and 2 mineral pool passes at the spa.
Value: $650

To enter to win, leave a comment on this post and/or post the following on Twitter:

I entered this week’s @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest #tt

Winners will be announced every Tuesday on the latest BC Travel Tuesday contest post until the 10 weeks are up. Gift certificates for hotel and resort stays will be sent directly to each weekly winner so they can arrange their visit personally with the property. Some restrictions apply, based on availability.

Update The winner this week is Holly Johnston (@LaundryDivas), congratulations! Thank you to everyone for participating, please check out Week 4 to try again.

View all posts in the series by following or subscribing to my BCTravelTuesday tag. Open to residents of BC.


  1. Ginger says:

    After 3 kids in 6 years….our marriage would sure enjoy 2 nights of quiet! πŸ™‚

  2. Dilara says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to Tigh-na-mara but never had the chance… I’d love to win this!!

  3. Tanis says:

    I have always wanted to visit Parksville. Would be a great getaway for hubby and I, thank you!

  4. Maria L says:

    I entered this weekÒ€ℒs @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest #tt

  5. Marina says:

    I went there as a child, with my family, it is an incredible place! We now live close by, in Nanaimo, and I’m hoping to get back there soon. This would make it even easier! πŸ™‚

  6. Janna says:

    This place looks soooo beautiful! I’d love to go!

  7. Aileen R says:

    This would be cool to go to as I haven’t traveled much in my own province. Great way to start.

  8. Jewels says:

    Parksville! never been πŸ™‚ what a way to go visit!

  9. Richie says:

    wow that looks so nice, i’ve honestly never heard of this place before!

  10. Jeremy says:

    Would love to win this.

  11. Danielle Scott says:

    I’ve always wanted to stay here!

  12. Gillian says:

    Oooohhhh…feel the relaxation of the Grotto Spa! I have ALWAYS wanted to go there. πŸ™‚

  13. Sherri Robson says:

    My youngest is finally old enough to be left at the grandparents – a night (or two) alone for us would be the first in almost FOUR years!!

  14. Sherri Robson says:

    My youngest is finally old enough to be left at the grandparents – a night (or two) alone for us would be the first in almost FOUR years!!

  15. I have always wanted to visit Tigh-Na-Mara! I’m always jealous of the awesome conferences that get to stay there.

  16. Jessica says:

    Gorgeous area of the Island! Would love to win this package!

  17. Erica says:

    After raising two stubborn kids, my parents deserve a get away trip πŸ˜‰ especially they missed their 25th anniversary

  18. Craig says:

    I would love to take my wife here for a weekend!!! Hope I win.

  19. Gerald says:

    My camera is ready to create some winning photos of the beauty of arbutus trees against the seaside of Tigh-Na-Mara!

  20. Maryanne says:

    Gorgeous! I’d love to take my husband there!

  21. margaret mccormack says:

    Tigh na Mara + no ferry equals PARADISE!!!

  22. Andrew C. says:

    I’ve been wanting to go there for quite a while but neither the time nor the money seem to meet up.

  23. Jon Suk says:

    Would be awesome. Have never experienced that kind of serious RnR before. Don’t know where to begin…But I’m sure I’ll learn quickly πŸ™‚

  24. Anthony says:

    I’m in! Parksville here I come.

  25. Sarah says:

    Absolutely gorgeous! I would definitely love to get away from it all.

  26. LisaB says:

    Wow, that looks like a beautiful location!

  27. stacey says:

    wow, so beautiful! I could definately use a minivacation!!!

  28. Rebecca B says:

    I wanna goooo!! Pick me!

  29. Donna L says:

    Oh this sounds like bliss! It’d give me an excuse to go visit Coombs too!

  30. Janine says:

    I love Parksville! Have camped at Rath Trevor as a child and now with my own kids. Would love a couple of days away with my husband!

  31. Muckymoo says:

    I would love to win this one! The Grotto Spa is amazing.

  32. Jackie Sampson says:

    My parents have been here and think its GREAT!! I’d love to WIN!! I tweeted πŸ˜‰!/carsmummy/status/63029990521962496

    Thanks for the opportunity πŸ˜‰

  33. Jackson Rogers says:

    I would LOVE to win this for my wife…her birthday is coming up and she buys everything she needs/wants…I’d like to surprise her with a gift she would never expect from me

  34. Renee says:

    Looks beautiful!

  35. Lindsay says:

    I stayed at the resort next to this one and totally wished we had picked this one instead! would love to try it out! this is an awesome contest!

  36. Diane says:

    What a relaxing getaway this would be.

  37. Joey says:

    This would be a great weekend getaway this summer!

  38. Brenda says:

    I stayed there 10 years ago and it was great. Would love to go back.

  39. Cliff says:

    It’d be fun to spend a few days in the Parksville area.

  40. Don says:

    A few days R&R at a beautiful location would be wonderful!

  41. Selma says:

    Another great place in BC to discover! Looks like perfect place to bring out of town family.

  42. stacey dempsey says:

    oh this would be a dream getaway thanks for the chance @roswello

  43. Nicky says:

    I’d love love LOVE this πŸ™‚

  44. Scratchy says:

    This would be a lovely little vacation

  45. Garrett says:

    Looks amazing!

  46. Teresa says:

    Ooh I would love to go back, maybe sans kiddo!

  47. Teresa says:

    Ooh I would love to go back, maybe sans kiddo!

  48. Sarah says:

    I would love to check out Parksville! That resort looks incredible.

  49. Linda says:

    gorgeous place to relax!

  50. C Wilson says:

    I’ve had dinner there but never stayed. This would be an amazing getaway…..fingers and toes crossed!!

  51. Maria K says:

    Heard of this place and have always wanted to go to the Grotto! Looks absolutely amazing!

  52. Rachel says:

    This resort looks amazing!!

  53. Garrett says:

    The resort is beautiful, loved walking on the beach when the tide was out. It’s been a few years, would love to go back!

  54. John says:

    This place looks stunning ! I`ve never heard of this place but I definitely would love going there !

  55. Sunshine Gudlaugson says:

    Just what the doctor ordered!

  56. marisa. p says:

    Go Canucks!!!

  57. Tara says:

    I’ve heard so much about Tigh-Na-Mara, but I’ve never been there myself! I would sure love to check it out, take some pictures, and soak up the island beauty!

  58. louise says:

    oh goodness – how lovely!

  59. Tanya says:

    I’ve been to the Tigh-Na-Mara once with my family, but it would be a great place for me and my boyfriend to spend our 1 year anniversary together and completing a year of long-distance.

  60. Sherri says:

    Stayed in the campground but never in Tigh na mara. There’s a first time for everything!

  61. BJ says:

    What a great mother’s day gift this would be!

  62. Nat says:

    This would be awesome for our 1 year anniversary

  63. Jas says:

    Sounds look a great get away!

  64. Tiffany says:

    OMG! Best facial I ever had at the spa here. Amazing!

  65. Laura says:

    Looks amazing!! and go Canucks go!!

  66. Rebecca says:

    Would love this – need a getaway, for sure!

  67. Robin says:

    I have always wanted to go! It looks gorgeous.

  68. Elaine says:

    Awesome giveaway! Would love to win.

  69. Sara says:

    Sounds heavenly!

  70. Sheryl says:

    Some time away would be a great surprise for my husband and I!

  71. mike says:

    id love to win this! i need a vaycay badly

  72. Heidi says:

    I have always wanted to go here. Crossing my fingers that I win!

  73. Erin says:

    Vancouver island is great, second only to the gulf islands as my favourite destination.

  74. Brenda says:

    I’ve never heard of this place but it looks absolutely stunning!!

  75. au says:

    nice place to go!

  76. Kevin Baggs says:

    Looks great for some stress relief.

  77. ruby says:

    wut a wonderful way to celebrate life with a relaxing weekend away :o)

  78. Liza says:

    looks sOO nice. would lOve to go!

  79. Katie says:

    Would be great to get to relax on the island!

  80. Jen says:

    I have always wanted to go there – what a fantastic prize!

  81. E K says:

    Would love to take my sister, who is visiting BC from overseas for the first time!

  82. Andrea says:

    Go Canucks…and what a way to celebrate in BC : )

  83. Andrea says:

    Go Canucks…and what a way to celebrate in BC : )

  84. Brandee says:

    I was there 3 years go when I was pregnant for a girls getaway weekend, but would love to show my husband the gorgeous sites!

  85. Aimee says:

    Nice place, nice prize! Game on.

  86. Derek says:

    Went to parksville for our mini honeymoon. Would love to head back there!!!

  87. thesehappydays says:

    I would love, love, love to win this! I tweeted:

  88. RT says:

    This looks like a good cure for some serious stress. I would LOVE it!

  89. Bonnie says:

    Could really use a nice getaway after the chilly and dreary winter and spring.

  90. Pearl says:

    I’ve been to tigh-na-mara but It was a work trip, i know their Grotto Spa is awesome!!! I always thought if going back their for the spa!!! This would be the perfect opportunity!!!!!

  91. K says:

    I drive by this resort every time I visit the island and have always wanted to stay πŸ™‚

  92. Rick says:

    Sounds wonderful!

  93. Ryan says:

    I would love to surprise my wife with a romantic weekend away (just the two of us, sans kids). Thanks!

  94. Debra says:

    Beautiful spot!

  95. Sherry says:

    I have heard so much about this place but never been there yet. Hope you pick me!

  96. Cornelius says:

    This place sounds amazing and I know my wife would love it!

  97. Lindsay says:

    Would love to get away with my besties for a weekend. Parksville is beautiful <3

  98. Gina says:

    Is Hugh Grant dating this resort? Seriously sounds peaceful, I’m in!

  99. Tim says:

    God knows my wife and I could use a break πŸ™‚

  100. Tracy says:

    Looks like a lovely place to visit!

  101. Vanessa says:

    Yes please!

  102. Robyn says:

    I think this could cure my stress. I would LOVE it!!

  103. Dana says:

    Wow! I’ve always wanted to see this place πŸ™‚

  104. Emily H says:

    I haven’t been there in years but it’s a gorgeous place!

  105. Paul D says:

    This would be an amazing win! Looks live a very nice place to stay

  106. Erin says:

    I’ve heard so many great things about this resort, I’ve always wanted to go!

  107. Christine says:

    I’ve always wanted to go but never been. It would be the perfect summer getaway!

  108. Alice says:

    This would be an excellent treat! I’m from the island but never have stayed at Tigh-na-mara before.

  109. lindawwww says:

    I stayed at Tigh-na-mara many years ago and loved it. It would be fantastic to be able to stay there again.

  110. Erin says:

    With three kids under 6, this would be a welcome getaway, and its on our own Island to-boot!

  111. wono99 says:

    looks nice, count me in please!

  112. Becky says:

    Tigh-Na-Mara is absolutely beautiful! Have been on the grounds, but never stayed! Would be a great night’s getaway!

  113. I follow you on twitter, and believe that BC is such a beautiful place that we need to explore more, and I am excited for the opportunity to see more of it’s wonders. I’ve spent the last two weeks recovering from Strep Pnemonia, and with 5 kids the rest is intermittent. Who wouldn’t love a trip to this paradise? Thanks, Holly :0)

  114. Lynn Montes says:

    It’s the perfect getaway whether for romance or a girls weekend!! Absolutely beautiful and the beaches wonderful to stroll along!! Please enter me into your contest!! YAY!! πŸ™‚

  115. Carol says:

    I have heard so many wonderful things about this resort. It would be a dream come true to be able to go there.

  116. Nicol Bortnick says:

    I got married 2 years ago in June.
    Due to work I was able to take off for my honeymoon.
    Would love a chance to due that now. Count me in.

  117. CF says:

    Beautiful! Would love to go.

  118. Emma says:

    This sounds so lovely!

  119. Debbie says:

    I have never been to Tigh-Na-Mara , but I have read so many wonderful things about this resort. I would love to visit there.

  120. Phoenix says:


  121. Kathy says:

    Another lovely contest! Thank you! The name Tigh-Na-Mara sounds exotic!

  122. Jenn Dub says:

    omg omg omg. I have been wanting to visit this resort since forever. this would be soo lovely.

  123. David D. says:

    Love to go!

  124. Raia says:

    I’ve passed the Tigh-Na-Mara many times, heard great things, but I’ve never been and would love the chance!

  125. Christina says:

    Looks amazing!

  126. Rhiann says:

    This looks amazing!

  127. Melissa says:

    It was exactly 22 years ago, we went for one of our first weekend getaways to Tigh-Na-Mara. Our 20th Wedding Anniversary is coming up in June, and I cant’ think of a better way to celebrate it, than by going back to that amazing place!

  128. Kristina Berg says:

    I have been to this beautiful place for a weekend. What a lovely place of relaxation and peace. My wedding anniversary is coming up, so would be awesome to win a free trip.

  129. Emma says:

    I would love to go here for my honeymoon in September!!!

  130. Would love a chance to get away for my 10th wedding anniversary!!!! Tigh-na-Mara is a little piece of paradise that I’d like to make mine for 2 nights!!!!

  131. Debbie Parker says:

    After losing my Mom last year to cancer, my husband and I have been through a lot of pain, along with my 2 boys. This would be a wonderful way to reconnect with my hubbie of almost 22 years and do some healing at the same time! Thanks so much!!

  132. Oh, I love it at Tigh-Na-Mara. Seriously people – this spa is the best on the island, not just because of the friendly service, and great skills, but that pool – ahhh… that pool. I have only been once, on a girlfriend get-away and it still rates as one of my best weekends. We loved the unlimited tapas while in our robes. I would love to head off here with the hubby.

  133. Sarah says:

    Wow what a great get away!! Tigh Na Mara is beautiful

  134. Sandra says:

    I love tigh na mara! Best spa ever!!!

  135. Jenny says:

    I am a very busy mom of 3! I have 2 girls 4 & 7 and a boy who is almost a year πŸ™‚ over the past year I have managed to open my own photography business so I have been very busy managing that along with my kids. My spouse and I really need this getaway to have some quiet relaxing alone time together. This is the place to have that it is so beautiful. Thank you so much for the opportunity to enter this contest.

  136. cheryl hughes says:

    I have never been to a spa like this and have wanted to for a long time. i would love to win this trip for my anniversary. this would be the perfect relaxation gift that i could have…

  137. Rob says:

    What an amazing looking place, would love to stay!

  138. Chantel says:

    What a great way to promote Beautiful BC! I love the serenity and natural beautiful that the parksville/qualicum area offers its guests. It is right up near the top of my list of the most beautiful places I’ve ever visited, and would love an opportunity to spend a couple of days enjoying the amenities and surroundings at Tigh-Na-Mara. Please pick me!

  139. Shelley says:

    Would love to win this weekend getaway for some sister time! Tigh-Na-Mara is amazing for a little rest & relaxation! ;D

  140. Leah says:

    My husband very thoughtfully surprised me with a night at the Tigh-Na-Mara for our 1st wedding anniversary. I was SO excited as I had never been before and was even more excited as he’d booked us for the mineral pool and full body mud treatments! My excitement quickly turned to disappointment when we checked in for our spa treatments and discovered that he hadn’t mentioned to them that I was 6 mths pregnant :(…

    No mineral pool and no full body treatment for me. I did get a nice facial but still…I had to sit with my toes on the edge of the pool and then hear about how AMAZING his mud wrap was. How could something so wonderful turn into near torture!! Please give me the opportunity to have my turn :)))

  141. Olena says:

    The resort is an amazing place to stay. Great relaxation, great spa, ambience, etc. I have a wedding anniversary and birthday coming up – would be awesome to win this free trip.

  142. Yvette McKay says:

    I would LOVE to be the winner of a visit to Tigh-Na-Mara resort. To have a sleep over in a big bed, wake up refreshed and be able to look out at the ocean. Go for an enjoyable walk on the beach with my honey and then be pampered at the SPA, what more could a girl ask for? oh maybe some wine and chocolate dipped strawberries too. Thanks πŸ™‚

  143. Erin says:

    Would love to be a tourist on my own Island.

  144. Hayley says:


  145. Sita says:

    It looks so peaceful there, would love to check it out!

  146. Lisa says:

    This property looks so beautiful. Somewhere I have always wanted to go. Thank you.

  147. Fila says:

    That would be sooo romantic!!!

  148. Iris Nguyen says:

    What a great giveaway. I would love to go on this vacation. Thanks!

  149. Jeremy says:

    I would truly enjoy some time away from the city and relax at the spa!

  150. Jen says:

    I love the Tigh Na Mara, such a gorgeous area and would be an amazing getaway πŸ™‚

  151. marcy davidson says:

    This is a great contest and what an awesome giveaway!! Tigh na mara is so natural and beautiful !! What a great place to go to show the natural beauty of the island. I am in langley on the mainland and dream of the peacfulness and beauty this resort provides . πŸ™‚

  152. Erin says:

    I need a vacation and it’s my boyfriend and my anniversary.

  153. Julia says:

    Would love to win this prize for our wedding anniversary. The Grotto Spa sounds absolutely divine!

  154. Ceci says:

    Sounds wonderful for a little getaway!

  155. Kevin says:

    Parksville is a great short getaway!

  156. Darcy says:

    Tigh na mara is beautiful, I can vouch for that:)

  157. I was lucky enough to attend a conference in Parksville about 7-8 years ago, guess where we stayed…Tigh-Na-Mara!
    Our room was beautiful, the lounge was relaxing and had great appies! Whoever wins this amazing prize…please go to the beach and watch the sunrise (don’t worry you can have a nap later after you’ve been to the spa!)

  158. Tina Richardson says:

    me and my mom love spending time a tigh na mara i would love to take her there for a mothers day gift!!!

  159. Sarah says:

    I would love to go back to Tigh-na-mara. My parents took my brother and I as little kids over 25 years ago!

  160. Lincoln says:

    This would make a great surprise anniversary gift for my wife.

  161. Kristen says:

    What a beautiful sounding place – haven’t been to the Island in years!

  162. Sanaz says:

    This is a great giveaway:)

  163. vincent says:

    This would be awesome! My girlfriend and i need to catch up after all the finals.

  164. Laura says:

    so beautiful!!

  165. jenni says:

    OMG I totally need a vacation this looks perfect πŸ™‚ Have a great day )

  166. Nadine says:

    I live in Courtenay, and would love to visit Tigh Na Mara for the first time!

  167. Mary says:

    would love to win this =)

  168. Vivian says:

    This would be a wonderful break for my husband and I πŸ™‚

  169. tania says:

    This place looks beautiful!

  170. rino says:

    What a great weekend getaway!

  171. Joni says:

    As much as I would love to travel to the island if I won. I would actually give it to my sister who is in Comox Valley. She deserves a couple days “away” from her world.

  172. Grace says:

    I love Tigh-Na-Mara. I wanna go back so badly!

  173. Meghan W says:

    Another great get away. Beautiful BC!

  174. Gina says:

    Absolutely beautiful place… Would love to take my daughter for her 19th Birthday and a Mothers Day Weekend away..!!

  175. janice c says:

    I had the pleasure of having my hair done today by Aneillia, such a beautiful job she did. This was my first time to your resort and of corse would love to stay and play some more! We live right here in Errington and never really think to stay in our own backyard so to speak. I loved my experience today at the salon and the grotto pool, I know whoever wins is in for an amazing treat!

  176. Carolyn says:

    I’ll be exploring B.C. as much as possible this summer and this sounds like a great start. πŸ™‚

  177. Julie says:

    After last nights game, I need a relaxing spa visit!!! πŸ˜‰

  178. Brenda says:

    My gfs and I were staying next to here last summer and took a short tour of the place. It looked amazing!

  179. Glen says:

    I love it there!!! Can’t wait to go again!!!!

  180. Jessica T says:

    This would be BEYOND amazing for us! Please pick me!

  181. Eileen says:

    This looks like heaven- maybe even better.

  182. Que Banh says:

    Parksville is where my partner & I celebrated our very first anniversary! We’d love to win & return for our 14 yr anniversary this year! Thanks for hosting

  183. Harjit says:

    I have never been here and would love to relax.

  184. Jan Stewart says:

    I just entered. What a great opportunity to experience one of our local wonders. Pick me , pick me. πŸ™‚

  185. Natalie says:

    Would LOVE to win this for me and my boyfriend, we went for his 25th birthday in July and really enjoyed ourselves. My boyfriend, who works long days after starting his own reno business, could really use a day at their spa for his birthday this year! He’s a hard worker and deserves a relaxing getaway, but not sure we can afford it again this year.

  186. Jim says:

    Awesome prize.

  187. Christina says:

    After a stressful year of university, I’d love to have the chance to sit back and relax!

  188. Sandra says:

    I love playing tourist in my own Province! There is so much to enjoy and experience right in our very own backyards! I make it a priority to sightsee and vacation locally every season.

  189. Tooth Fairy says:

    Believe me I have never stayed at a real SPA/Resort before…this would be such a really fantastic experience for me!

  190. Teresa says:

    I would enjoy this experience.

  191. Andrea Haftner says:

    Beautiful resort! Great Grotta Spa and lovely rooms with gas fireplaces also the dining is 5 STAR!! MUST SEE!

  192. Dana says:

    Looks lovely. Never been to Parksville.

  193. Kathryn says:

    I love Tigh-Na-Mara! The Grotto Spa is fabulous; I have been a couple times for weekend getaways with girlfriends. Would love to go with my boyfriend. πŸ™‚

  194. PB says:

    Arbutus trees and sandy beaches= oceanside views

  195. Have always wanted to visit this resort on the island. So many ferry crossings moving kids back and forth to school. The parents need some serious r&r…

  196. Haley says:

    Used to stay there as a kid, haven’t been in years. Would love to go!!

  197. Sharon says:

    Would love a BC getaway and a vacation!!!

  198. Natalie says:

    One of my FAVORITE places!

    super relaxing and comfortable, the Spa is amazing i feel a weight lift off my shoulders when ever i just enter the lobby and hear the soft spa music in the background.

    MUST DO’S:
    – endless tapa’s
    – beach walk
    – dine in the copper lounge
    – stay a night or two, I’ve stayed in 4 different types of units now each one terrific, comfy beds etc..

    now let me win, so i can enjoy it again!

    romantic spot to enjoy with a partner, or great place for a girls weekend (just took a bunch for a bachelorette weekend, they treated us like royalty)

    have I said enough good things yet..

    pick me.. pick me!!!

  199. Hilary says:

    I have a spa gc here and would love an overnight stay to use it! It looks lovely!

  200. Jenny says:

    I have always wanted to stay at the tigh-na-mara since it opened!

  201. Lori says:

    It sounds wonderful & would love a romantic getaway

  202. Jodi says:

    I would love to stay here!

  203. Mae says:

    There’ll be LOTS of entries for this one I’m sure. My fingers are crossed. I’ve always wanted to stay there.

  204. Joanne says:

    I love this area and would LOVE LOVE LOVE to go to Tigh-Na-Mara!

  205. Sharon says:

    It looks absolutely beautiful!

  206. Tanya says:

    What a great place! I would love to stay there! “I hope you always have a shell in your pocket and sand in your shoes”

  207. Tessa says:

    My husband and I have always wanted to go there. It looks amazing! Another fabulous prize!

  208. Kelly says:

    If i wont this package i would be the happiest gal ever!

  209. jean says:

    looks amazing!

  210. Andy says:

    Would be a lovely place to get away from the city to for a couple days.

  211. nocal says:

    Nice one.

  212. May says:

    I want to get away, I want to tigh-na-mara away…yeah!

  213. Trudy says:

    Wow..this place looks amazing!! I’d like to win! πŸ™‚

  214. Cori says:

    Girls Trip!!! πŸ™‚

  215. janet says:

    Ive been coming here since the 1980s. Im a loyal patron, and my dog loves this place! Would love to go again. My second home.

  216. Katie says:

    Sounds lovely!

  217. Barbara says:

    I love Tigh-na-Mara! I went there for an anniversary once and I took my daughter there with a good friend and her daughter once for the spa experience. I loved the Treetop tapas!

  218. Amandah says:

    Vancouver Island has so much to offer BC residents. We live on the mainland but try to get over to the Island about once a year. Even with the Ferry prices climbing we have always found the trip worth the extra cost. As much as we would love to experience such a beautiful resort our budget tends to run in the camping price zone. Fortunately, there are a number of incredible parks that we have had the pleasure of visiting while over there. I recommend booking your site early as they fill up fast. One of my families favourite outing was the Horn Lake Caves
    We spent a day scrambling, squeezing and splashing around the dark, spooky and very exciting tunnels with our guide. My kids still talk about it today and have all grown to young adults. All of whom still love traveling and camping with us all around the Province.

  219. laurinda says:

    I love this place, it’s so lovely. Would love to visit again πŸ™‚

  220. Meghan says:

    I went here on a family trip when I was just 5 years old–I would love to go again!

  221. Laurie says:

    It’s a beautiful resort!! I’d love to go again. πŸ™‚

  222. Summer says:

    I’ve been driving past it for years, but have never been in. Yes please!

  223. Angela says:

    Would be so fun to back there. As a kid I remember camping there and then going to Rathtrevor Beach to go searching for Sand dollars. Would be nice to take my husband there for a weekend.

  224. Karen says:

    I would so love a couple of days spent by the ocean!

  225. Amanda says:

    Pick me, Pick me! I’m irish!

  226. Tiffany says:

    the resort looks so beautiful πŸ™‚ hope i can get a chance to visit!

  227. Cassandra says:

    firstly…*fingers crossed for the Canucks!* We could use a couple of days here after the stress of these last couple games!

  228. Robin says:

    So gorgeous!

  229. I love Tigh-Na-Mara. We’ve had many staff parties, grad reunions, girls spa days, mineral pool days, walks through the property, restaurant, tapas, brunch….But I have never stayed at the resort.

    My husband & I could really use a romantic get away as we have had a really rough time lately with work issues and both our parents sick and hospitalized (both on the road to recovery).

    Would love a holiday close to home to go and recharge and rejuvenate – and maybe fit in a couples massage. Tigh Na Mara’s Grotto spa has the BEST massage and body wraps ever. Pedicures are awesome too!

  230. Bonnie says:

    This would be the perfect place for a long overdue Honeymoon that we never had!

  231. Leane says:

    gorgeous place… hope I win!

  232. Jenny says:

    This looks exotic.

  233. Melanie says:

    We got married here six years ago. It would make a wonderful trip for us too!!

  234. Rebecca says:

    Such a beautiful place – would love this getaway!

  235. Mo says:

    Looks like a great place!! Its amazing, the great places that BC has to offer!

  236. Penny R says:

    Would love to win. Looks like an amazing place to stay!!

  237. valerie says:

    Work at BC Childrens Hospital and am so utterly in need of a getaway!

  238. Jennifer H says:

    this place looks so fantastic. i could really use a vacay

  239. lori says:

    I’ve given gifts to go here, but have never been lucky enough to stay here myself. Maybe now’s my time! πŸ˜‰

  240. Mellowdee says:

    Oh my goodness, I would LOVE to win this! Then again, who wouldn’t?

  241. Gazza says:

    mmmmh this would make a wonderful 2nd honeymoon πŸ™‚

  242. naomi says:

    What an incredible stay-cation this would be! I would bring my well deserving mother for sure! What a tigh-na-mara treat!

  243. Elie says:

    pick me!!

  244. Erica says:

    This looks amazing!

  245. Ted says:

    This would make the perfect mother’s day gift for my wife! We haven’t been on an overnight trip alone together since the kids were born (going on 10 years!)

  246. Bonnie says:

    Wow — the best the West coast has to offer! Lovely prize!

  247. Sherry says:

    I entered this weekÒ€ℒs @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest #tt

    What a great prize!

  248. Richard says:

    Would love a couple of days there to unwind with my honey.

  249. Janice says:

    Never really had a chance to go anywhere..This would be great to start. πŸ˜€

  250. Rory Hansen says:

    48 hours of sun would be great.

  251. RajuS says:

    The resort looks beautiful!

  252. Leanne says:

    Gorgeous! I’ve heard amazing things about this resort.

  253. dennis says:

    popular place, popular contest.
    3 kids and lots of bills makes holidays tough.
    this would be a great getaway.


  254. Anne Taylor says:

    Tigh-Na-Mara is like Heaven to me! My mom loved it there; what a thrill it would be to win this prize!

    I also tweeted!/greeeneyedwhwom/status/64488783726395392


  255. Heidi says:

    I entered this weekÒ€ℒs @backyardbc @miss604 #bctraveltuesday contest #tt

  256. Crystal says:

    I’ve always wanted to go to the Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort

  257. Laura says:

    I love Tigh-Na-Mara. Used to stay there when I was younger, before it got all fancy. Best brunch ive ever had was at TNM πŸ™‚

  258. Nancy says:

    Oooh, I have always wanted to check out Tigh-Na-Mara… looks divine!!

  259. Naomi says:

    Sounds amazing! Please pick me!!

  260. Leigh says:

    Love Parksville, and would love to spend a couple of nights there!

  261. Susie says:

    Wow, it looks incredible. I’d love to be able to stay at such a beautiful place that I’d never be able to afford otherwise.

  262. Susan says:

    A night at TNM would guarantee I’d be SNM (sighing no more!). What a fabulous prize.

  263. Chad says:

    I’ve wanted to go here for awhile! Thanks for running the contest.

  264. Simone says:

    I wanna win!!! please!!! I live on the island and have never been there yet.

  265. Shawn Painchaud says:

    Would love to win this for my wonderful wife and mother of 2 children. Rain or shine, this trip would be divine!!!!

  266. C.B. says:

    Vancouver island is the best! Go Canucks Go!!

  267. Lori says:

    Sounds wonderful! My anniversary is coming up!

  268. Dan says:

    My wife would love this!!

  269. Kevin says:

    This and Long Beach Lodge are two places I must visit before I die!

  270. Caroline says:

    I have never been to Parksville, would love this opportunity to check it out. Also entered through twitter (userid cotec007)

  271. Renfrew says:

    Oh, please!

  272. veronica says:

    I would LOVE to give this to my mom as mother’s day present. πŸ™‚

  273. Suzanne says:

    This would be a dream come true for my 76 year old mom and me! She will be visiting me in BC next summer.

  274. Serena Debolt says:

    I would definately surprise my mother in law who lives in Parksville with this great win!

  275. Amy W. says:


  276. Rachael says:

    It’s been years since we’ve been to Tigh Na Mara. Love the spa.

  277. Suzanne says:

    Looks amazing! Parksville is gorgeous.

  278. Jan says:

    Me, me, me, me please

  279. E. Tang says:

    THanks for the opportunity!

  280. May says:

    Sounds sublime! Would be such a treat to win.

  281. Fraser says:

    This getaway would be all kinds of amazing!

  282. Carmen says:

    After 8 straight months of school, work, and interning I would sure love a break, especially seeing as I coudnt afford it otherwise!!:D

  283. Natalie says:

    Looked into staying here a couple years ago and never did. Would love the chance to go!

  284. Amazing get away, looks fantastic! Would love to get a chance to go there!

  285. Sandra says:

    What a great place! I would love to visit!

  286. Veronica says:

    It would be perfect to celebrate my 4th wedding anniversary!!

  287. Chloe says:

    This would be an amazing getaway!

  288. Annie says:

    This would be a perfect time to have a mini vacation before the baby arrives! My husband is recently unemployed so our expenses are limited to go anywhere nice. What a blessing this trip would be if we won!

  289. Karen says:

    I have a friend who visits the Tigh-Na-Mara every year and raves about it! This could be my chance to join in on the ritual.

  290. Tavia says:

    Love Tigh-Na-Mara!!!

  291. Alan says:

    Parksville is amazingly relaxing. Would love to go back!

  292. Sam says:

    Sounds like a sweet 2nd babymoon (yep, I used the term) getaway :)))

  293. Christine says:

    Wow what an amazing opportunity!!!

  294. Mav says:

    This would be a fun vacation. I lead a fun life.

  295. Brian says:

    looks amazing! i would love to make it there someday!

  296. Maria says:

    Oh to show gratitude, I would tweet about the vacation every 3 hours to share the joys if my name gets chosen!!!

  297. liz says:

    Sounds absolutely divine.

  298. Kim says:

    This would be a lovely place to spend time with girlfriends or female family members (like my MOM). Have only heard good things about this property on beautiful Vancouver Island. And not too far to travel from Vancouver, a short ferry ride. Looks totally RELAXING!!!

  299. Phy says:

    What a unique name!

  300. Natalie K says:

    Sounds Absolutely Amazing

  301. Mich says:

    I have to say, there won’t be a vacation in my near future if I don’t win one of these! What great packages!

  302. Glenda says:

    I’ve always wanted to go there but couldn’t afford it…please let it be me!

  303. Linda says:

    Looks and sounds great!

  304. Jeanie says:

    Sounds great!

  305. Christina says:

    THE desserts alone make me want to check this place out! Looks FAB!!!
    Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort?! Um? Yes please! Some much needed guilt free indulging?! Creme caramel, red velvet cupcake, & chocolate mousse!! Without a doubt!!!!

  306. jeanie says:

    last time I was in the area, the whole resort was still being built. would love to go back & check it all out! =)

  307. Meredydd says:

    A weekend away would be pure bliss as I’m sure most parents feel! And Vancouver Island is a beautiful place to explore.

  308. Angie says:

    I would love to stay near the long long low tide beaches…..

  309. Jennifer M. says:

    What a great prize

  310. Al says:


  311. tracy says:

    now that im done with my exams a getaway would be awesome!

  312. Mark says:

    Would love to go there, love the Island!

  313. Lorelain says:

    Yes please, love that place

  314. Chris says:

    so nice, so precious

  315. Tracey Flattes says:

    Ooooh, been dying to try this place! Would love to win!

  316. Kyle Z says:

    Would love to win this so my girlfriend and I could have a romantic getaway!

  317. Heather says:

    Would love a local getaway please πŸ™‚

  318. Mike says:

    I want to go to there..

  319. Courtney says:

    I haven’t yet had the pleasure of staying at the Tigh-Na-Mara but it’s definitely on my “Must Do” list! Looks incredible!

  320. Aaron Alexander says:

    You are like the Giveaway Fairy!!

  321. Deborah says:

    I love spas!

  322. Rebecca Bollwitt says:

    This week’s contest is now closed. Thank you for your entries!

  323. Don says:

    what an awesome prize! would love to take mrs elliott there!

  324. Jeannette says:

    Loved this spot for a work retreat, but would really love to visit with my fella!

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