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"Rivers of Voices, Ocean of Stories: Coming Together" Conference 2022

Accommodation & Transportation

Parksville Accommodations and Transportation

May 25 to 29, 2022


The Conference will be held in Parksville, British Columbia on Vancouver Island at the Tigh-na-mara resort: 1155 Resort Drive, Parksville BC.

Tigh-na-mara Resort is where the Conference is being held. They have set aside rooms for the Storytellers of Canada Conference.


The rates are as follows



Tuesday, 2022-5-24

Wednesday 2022-05-25

Thursday, 2022-05-26





Run of the House






Two-Bedroom Cottage






Oceansview Gabriola Studios & One-Bedroom Suite







The rates at Tigh-na-mara are based on single/double occupancy. The additional person charge per adult per night is $20.00, or $10.00 for each child aged 6 to 17 years. Children 5 years of age and under are complimentary. Rates are subject to applicable taxes at time of the event (currently 15%)


Seventy ‘Run of the House’ rooms have been allocated to us and will be assigned on the availability of the unit types on the day of arrival by the Tigh-na-mara Resort. All viable requests will be taken into account when assigning individual room numbers.


To view the available rooms, go to


Most of the rooms have a kitchenette. If you absolutely require one, please ask.


To reserve:  Make your reservation directly with the Reservations Department at 800-663-7373. They must be booked by March 31, 2022. Reservations after this date will be booked at the best available rate.


These rates will apply to three days before and after the Conference.

Cancellation is required within five days of your scheduled arrival.

All reservations must be accompanied by a first night room deposit with a major credit card.

If you wish to consider other places to stay in Parksville, we suggest you look at the Parksville/Qualicum Beach Discovery Magazine. It is both available online and in print form. You will have to order the print form to be sent to your address.


There is also a website that provides information on places to stay. We can’t give you the prices right now. You will have to contact the places directly since, with COVID, some places are either no longer open, don’t have space available, or have different pricing options.


We suggest using a map program such as Google Maps to determine where a hotel or lodging is located in relation to Tigh-na-mara.




Park Sands Beach Resort

105 E. Island Hwy, Parksville



All serviced sites – $49  to $75

  • There are also several provincial parks nearby:  Rathtrevor Beach, Englishman River Falls, Little Qualicum Falls. Reserve a campsite online through Discover Camping

  • Reserve by Phone: 1-800-689-9025




Transportation from the Nanaimo Airport, Departure Bay Ferry Terminal, or Duke Point Ferry Terminal (this is the service I use when traveling – Marva B.)

Transportation from the Comox Airport (which is about one hour from Tigh-na-mara):


Car Rentals

From the Comox Airport:

From the Nanaimo Airport:

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

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

Enterprise Rent-A-Car 

Practicar Car Rentals Nanaimo


BC Transit Service

There is no bus service that will take you directly to Tigh-na-mara.


If you wish to look at the bus schedules on Vancouver Island, use this link:

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