Parksville, BC's Premier Tanning & Nail Salon

Vintage Sol Tanning Salon


Sunless Tanning can help you achieve that golden brown look without the time commitment of traditional tanning.  Perfect for grad night or other special occasions, our team of Certified Professional Spray Tanning Technicians® will airbrush you to a whole new level of beautiful.

Our State-of-the-Art Tanning Beds

  • Open Sun 1050
  • Sunrise 480
  • Inspiration 400
  • Ambition 200
  • Sunless Tanning



The Open Sun 1050 makes a statement with 30 high-pressure units perfectly aligned along the canopy and base. With its superior glass reflector technology and filter glass expertise, this Ergoline flagship demonstrates to the most discerning tanners how powerful, yet at the same time cool and airy, high-pressure tanning can be. Comfort features like Read More

The Sunrise 480's Turbo Power, 2-meter tall, 200-watt tanning lamps provide a deep all-over tan that is achieved in a quick 9 minute tanning session.

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Not to be outdone, the Inspiration 400 is also equipped with a high level of comfort features, UV power and dramatic styling. With 38 Turbo Power 180 and 160-watt UV lamps and three 400-watt facial tanners, clients receive a beautifully natural tan in only 12 minutes. Under the wide acrylic, you are treated to 2-meter long UV lamps while the comfort cooling

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Super Power for a super bed! The ambition 200 makes a bold impression with its proven Genesis tanning technology. Its 120-watt lamps generate excellent UV performance in this class of sun bed. There are many premium features in the Ambition 200 that make this sun bed a true celebrity. Its sizable foot fan delivers ample cooling

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Because of the advancement of technology, sunless tanning is becoming very convenient to all people. Sunless tanning does not involve the manual ways of acquiring tanned skin, and is the perfect solution for people who

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Benefits of Using an Indoor Tanning Lotion


  1. Saves you money. In fact, using a good indoor tanning lotion will tan you faster and deeper by about 50%. This means you will get the desired results in about half the time- savign you valuable time and money.
  2. Dry skin actually prevents you from getting a great tan, dry skin reflects UV light, preventing it from producing or reacting with the melanin deeper in your skin, dry skin flakes and rubs off quickly, taking your hard-earned tan with it.


Specials & Packages

June Tanning Specials

this summer i will get a tan

 June Specials 

Buy One, Get One Half Off!

Includes all minute, session and monthly memberships plus your favourite tanning products and lotions.

June Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday & Sunday: 9am-5pm

July Hours
Monday - Friday: 9am-8pm
Saturday: 9am-4pm
Sunday & Holidays: Closed

Phone 250.586.6636 for information and reservations. 


 testimonial2"The salon is immaculate. They have 7 state of the art tanning beds to choose from. The high pressure bed can take you from pale to “vacation ready” in just 1-2 visits."

  "I have recently gotten into some serious fitness training, and a little bit of a tan really brought me over the edge. I feel healthier and I look like a million bucks."
  "I get a nice base layer at Vintage Sol before going on vacation- It's great to come back holidays with a deep tan instead of burnt, and a base layer a couple of weeks before is the best way I know to ease into my 'bronzed mode'"

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Frequently Asked Questions

Which is better, a natural SPF or the SPF found in lotions?

IMG 4650There is a lot of controversial information about the chemicals found in SPF lotions, a natural SPF is much healthier for the skin than a chemical solution that is absorbed by our blood through our skin. Do your research when choosing an SPF that is right for you.

What are the advantages of building a base tan before my vacation?

IMG 4668Our bodies have the ability to develop a natural Sun Protection Factor ( SPF) of 4, which means that with a dark base tan, your natural skin will allow you to stay out in the sun four times longer than without a tan. Additionally, you will lower the risk of burning and be able to maximize your time in the sun while on vacation!

Is it okay to shower after I tan?

IMG 4655Yes, it is okay to shower after a tan, however your skin can continue to tan for up to 48 hours, so the longer you can wait before showering the better your tanning results will be. It is important to keep your skin hydrated to maintain your tan so be sure to moisturize immediately after showering to avoid any moisture loss as bathing dehydrates the skin.

Is my regular moisturizer the same as an indoor tanning lotion?

IMG 4654No it is not the same, a moisturizer's sole purpose is to add moisture to the skin. Indoor tanning lotions moisturize the skin, accelerate and maximize your tanning session, contain vitamins and anti-oxidants to nourish and repair the skin during and after your tanning session.

Why do my legs take longer to tan?

IMG 4662Everyone has an area of their body that is more difficult to tan than others. The skin's level of melanin production is much lower in this part of your body than others. However, there are many lotions that can help stimulate more melanin production in these areas. Just ask an ET certified professional when you visit the salon, and we will be happy to help.

Do my sessions or minutes expire? Can I share my sessions or minutes?

IMG 4676No, your sessions and minutes never expire, and yes, both Sessions and Minutes can be shared!

Can I share my monthly membership?

IMG 4651Unfortunately, No, we are unable to allow monthly unlimited memberships to be shared. This helps us to be able to keep the cost down for our clients who choose this membership.

How old do you have to be to tan?

IMG 4678Clients must be 18 years or older to tan at Vintage Sol. If you are under the age of 18, we must have a doctor's prescription in order for you to enjoy our tanning beds.  Sunless tanning, however, is a popular alternative for our clients under the age of eighteen.

What if I am unhappy with the results or service?

IMG 4680Please notify our management immediately, and we will do whatever we can to ensure your absolute satisfaction. Customer service is an absolute priority for Vintage Sol and we welcome your feedback and/concerns.