Incredible Canadian Spa Experiences to Die For
Canada offers some world class, award winning spa experiences that are simply unmissable…
Two metres through the door your shoulders begin to drop and the muscles in your forehead release… It only gets better from here as the staff at some of Canada’s top spas pamper you and bring you into a space of wellness and relaxation.
Could there be any better place to getaway to and recharge? Tofino, BC is home to one of the most sought after spas in all of Canada, the Ancient Cedars Spa at the new Wickaninnish Inn. Don’t miss out on some of their signature treatments including the Hishuk Ish Tsawalk Awakening Treatment that incorporates techniques borrowed from traditional cleansing ceremonies of the West Coast’s Indigenous peoples with hydrotherapy and hot stones.
Whether the spa itself is the reason for visiting your chosen destination, or you are taking a spa day in combination with another vacation activity, put these on the “must do” list. Standing at the edge of the world where the land meets sea, you have the feeling that you have simultaneously escaped the stresses of your life and are completely prepared to brave a new frontier.
A ferry ride away from Vancouver Island is Vancouver, one of Canada’s most dynamic cities that has something for everyone. Whether shopping on Robson St., walking the seawall at Stanley Park, relaxing on one of the many beaches or all of this combined a visit to the Fairmont Pacific Willow Stream Spa should be added to the itinerary. If the gorgeous view of the ocean and mountains and the nine treatment areas don’t make you forget the buzz of the city, the Japanese zen bath surely will!
The Scandinave Spa located in both Whistler, BC and Mont Tremblant, QC is one of Canada’s most highly sought after spa experiences. Majestically located overlooking nearby mountains the serene surroundings allows nature to set the rhythm. Standing in an outdoor waterfall or relaxing in a hot bath while gazing at the wide open sky will make you thankful that the ancient tradition of hydrotherapy treatment has not been lost! Skiers, hikers and outdoor enthusiasts of all kinds will appreciate the rejuvenation that comes as a result of this experience.
The Okanagan has more than fantastic lakes and wineries for you relax in. The Sunmore Ginseng Spa in Kamloops, BC uses locally grown ginseng in treatments, drinks and food. Using eastern practices and science, it really is the spa where East meets West.
A Canadian spa list would be incomplete without mentioning KurSpa at Sparkling Hills Resort near Vernon, BC. This spa uses some of the best European therapies to relax the mind, body and soul. Choose between six different steam rooms with various temperatures and finish off with a visit to the Igloo room where a fountain releases crushed ice to help reduce body temperature. If saunas aren’t your thing perhaps a soak in the infinity salt-water pool is.