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Conference 2020 [CANCELLED]

Accommodation & Travel Information

The 2020 Annual Conference in Parksville, British Columbia, which was scheduled for May 27 to 31, is cancelled. 

Accomodation at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort

The Tigh-Na-Mara Resort and Conference Centre will be our host location. 

They are welcoming us and are pleased to offer us access to the entire 22-acres of their resort including the three kilometres of beach facing the warmest ocean waters in Canada. 

They are not only offering SC-CC very competitive rates for renting their studios and cabins, they are extending those rates to three days before and after the conference (i.e., May 24 to June 4) 

  • Studios: $149 (Sleeps up to 4) 
  • Suites: $179 (Sleeps up to 6) 
  • Two-bedroom cottages: $179 (Sleeps up to 6) 
  • One-bedroom luxury cottage $209 (Sleeps up to 2) 

The rates are based on single/double occupancy. There is an additional person charge of $20 per person, per night. 

Tigh-Na-Mara will light the campfire on the beach for us each evening (weather and fire bans permitting). 


How to book:

If you are planning to attend, book your rooms now at the Tigh-Na-Mara Resort. Identify yourself as a Storytellers of Canada Conference participant to receive the very special pricing they are offering us. They have also extended that special price to three days before and after the conference. The rooms may not be held after the end of February.

Call: 1 800-663-7373


Additional Accommodation outside Tigh-Na-Mara

For accommodation options including:

  • Resorts/Hotels/Motels
  • B&B/Unique Accommodations/Vacation Rentals
  • RV Resorts/Campground Guide




Just north of Tigh-Na-Mara Resort (where the conference is located) is Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park.  The 347-hectare park features a two-kilometre long stretch of sandy beach, a stand of old-growth Douglas fir trees and 174 vehicle-accessible and 25 walk-in camping spaces. Popular year-round, the park is easily accessible from Highway 19. The sandy beach is the main attraction. At low tide, it stretches nearly a kilometre out into the Strait of Georgia.  Reservations are recommended and are available 4 months prior to the conference dates.


For more info on Rathtrevor and other BC Provincial Parks on the Island


Or to make a reservation 




For other RV and Camping Options 



Transportation Options & Car Rentals

For transportation options including to and from Airports and Ferry Terminals 


Nanaimo Airport Website 


Comox Valley Airport Website 

Some of the car rental companies have locations in Nanaimo in addition to the airport.  


Enterprise Rent-A-Car  

Phone: (250) 751-1200


Practicar Car Rentals Nanaimo 


Enterprise and Practicar both pick up from the ferry terminals and the harbour


Other transportation options:

Coastal Limo & Tour Co. Ltd. 

Coastal Limo’s has provided an Airport Shuttle quote for the SC-CC Conference:

For up to 8 people $89.00 inclusive; For 9-14 people $109 inclusive

Contact them directly and reference the SC-CC Conference 

Janie’s Got a Bus

Island Chauffeur 

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