1 . Fairmont Chateau Whistler

Whistler, British Columbia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (604) 938 - 8000

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Walls reminiscent of yellowing parchment, twisting branches and blossoming white flowers atop Romanesque pillars – do you feel like a goddess yet? You surely will after a treatment at the Vida Wellness Spa!

Using principles of ancient Indian Ayurveda blended with modern practices, the result is a balance of inner calm and outer vitality, sensory pleasure and spiritual health. Each guest gets their personal needs met through this holistic approach. The Vida Wellness Spa’s motto is “Feel well, look well, live well.” And these goals can be accomplished with the state-of-the-art Fairmont Chateau Whistler Health Club to match the prestigious spa! Certified personal trainers will guide you in putting your best foot forward in the fitness center with weight stations, treadmills, exercise balls, skipping ropes and more. Or, give yourself a fluid workout in the 60-ft. heated lap pool with underwater music! Balance your inner core with yoga classes for all levels. At the end of a healthy, wholesome day, revitalize and relax in one of two eucalyptus steam rooms. Come and visit the Vida Wellness Spa to begin your full, comprehensive wellness lifestyle!

Highlights

Along with underwater pool music, other exercise entertainment at the fitness center include HD plasma TVs and personal headsets.

Related activities

On site are three Plexipave surface tennis courts and tournaments and camps with certified tennis professionals.

Related Onsite Offerings

Exercise therapy is available through the Health Club.

2 . Wickaninnish Inn

Tofino, British Columbia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (250) 725 - 3100

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Discover the ultimate in relaxation with a stay at the Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, British Columbia.

The Ancient Cedars Spa at the Wickaninnish Inn offers guests an unparalleled spa experience. Their use of Elegant Comfort Zone combines a holistic approach to spa treatments with grounded science to bring relaxation to mind and body. More than just massages, Ancient Cedars Spa is an experience. Their spa packages make it easy to spend two or even four days relaxing at Wickaninnish Inn with massages to relax you, yoga to help your muscles unwind, and luxurious accommodations to let you sleep easy.

Address

500 Osprey Lane Box 250, Tofino, BC V0R 2Z0 Canada

Fun facts

Wickaninnish Inn is a certified green hotel, meaning your stay in this stunning setting will help keep the area beautiful for future generations.

Related Onsite Offerings

Don't let your massage be the only luxurious touch added to your vacation. The cuisine at the Wickaninnish Inn offers the perfect way to delight your tastebuds during your spa vacation.

3 . Tigh-Na-Mara Resort

Parksville, British Columbia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 601 - 5930

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Tigh-Na-Mara Resort is the perfect location for your next relaxing spa retreat!

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa, Gaelic for “House by the Sea,” is set on 22 acres of forested land beside the ocean; the perfect location for a relaxing spa getaway! The resort is home to the Grotto Spa, which offers signature treatments and services and puts a special focus on West Coast ingredients. The spa opened in March of 2003 as one of Canada’s largest full-service spas and features a 2,500 square foot warm water pool which is infused with natural minerals and trace elements. The spa’s treatments include body wraps, massages, manicures, pedicures, and facials. Come to the spa alone or with a large group, Grotto Spa will accommodate it all and provide you with a tranquil and relaxing experience.

Address

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort 1155 Resort Drive Parksville, Vancouver Island British Columbia, Canada V9P 2E3 Tel: 1-800-663-7373

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Tigh-Na-Mara Resort features 192 unique accommodation units. There are four types of units, the log cabins, spa bungalows, oceanview units, and the Jedediah Lodge. The log cabins are perfect for vacationing families, the ocean view condos are ideal for weekend romance seekers and busy business travelers and the spa bungalows can accommodate groups, girlfriends and couples seeking a one-of-a-kind spa get-away.

Related Onsite Offerings

Besides relaxing in the spa, there is much to do at Tigh-Na-Mara Resort including renting mountain bikes, taking a swim in the ocean or onsite pool, working out in the fitness center, or taking the kids to the onsite playground. Along with all that, the Resort has a tennis court, basketball hoop, a ping-pong table, a volleyball court and two horseshoe pits.

4 . Old House Village Hotel and Spa

Courtenay, British Columbia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (250) 703 - 0202

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Discover Vancouver Island's best kept secret, Old house Village Hotel and Spa, hidden along the beauteous Courtenay River. The west coast inspired Comox Valley hotel includes spacious accommodations, and a spa so addicting it should be illegal.

Oh Spa will have you repeating its name out loud again and again as you enjoy pampering treatments, an outdoor heated pool, lavish hot tub, and soothing historical gardens. It might be the newest luxury spa to Comox Valley, but you won’t know it when you are being taken care of by experienced professionals. Flight induced stress falls away fast during Vichy Therapy, wherby you are submerged in a hydrotherapy hot tub and exposed to 144 massaging aqua pulsed jets, dissolving muscle tension and improving lymphatic flow. Choose from calming aromatherapy or healing deep sea salt for the ultimate jellifying experience. Now your girlfriend getaway or romantic retreat can truly begin! Guys, don’t slink away yet. The Just for Men section offers recharging facials, sports foot care, and an essential back treatment that will have you thanking your special woman for dragging you along. Any length of time spent here will recharge and revitalize your body, but once you enter, you'll never want to leave again.

Address

Old House Village Hotel & Spa 1730 Riverside Lane Courtenay BC V9N 8C7

Highlights

Adapted for each stage of pregnancy, the Mommy To Be massage alleviates back pain and tames swelling in the hands and feet. The mommy's mind is sure to be a thing of peace and tranquility when all is said and done.

Related Onsite Offerings

Onsite dining caters to every taste and budget. Enjoy a relaxing candlelit dinner, or have a simple family meal. Whatever you eat, expect to find local bison, shellfish, berries and more in all the best dishes.

5 . Hotel Grand Pacific

Victoria, British Columbia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (250) 386 - 0450

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Spa menus can become elaborate and confusing, especially when you are shopping for just the right treatment. That’s why sometimes we think it is good to just go back to the basics. Hotel Grand Pacific’s Spa is your non-pretentious, pampering spa that gives you what you want.

Begin your day at The Spa at the Grand with a Body Polish. Meaning exactly what it is named, this is a total body exfoliation with sea salts and oils that takes away your dead skin cells, leaving you with silky soft skin! Then move to a Traditional Thai Massage that improves your body’s energy flow through gentle stretching and manipulation of the body and limbs. Finish off with a Grand Full Pedicure for women or a Pacific Pedicure for men. As long as you are taking care of the essentials, utilize the salon services. You can sport a complete makeover with a new hairstyle, tinted eyebrows and tinted eyelashes. If you still feel like something is missing, then you should try the Darphin Essential Facial. While you are being treated you will also learn about your skin and how to treat it in the future!

Highlights

There is also a Darphin Essential Facial treatment for men!

Fun facts

Darphin is a line of spa product produced from highly active complexes, pure essential oils and plant extracts. These products are designed to treat the needs of all skin types.

Related Onsite Offerings

For men and women there is a Sports Massage that uses deeper massage techniques to alleviate chronic aches and pains.

6 . Delta Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort

Kelowna, British Columbia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (250) 763 - 4500

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Without having to grow gills and create an underwater spa, how can one quench their skin’s thirst through the restorative powers of the sea? The Spa at Delta Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort has brought the healing from beneath the wave to the surface of your being.

Using Phytomer, a French product made of 100% marine active ingredients allows access to trace elements, minerals and sugars that are vital for our skin. Phytomer body wraps start with a full body exfoliation and then move to your choice of Detoxifying, Re-Mineralizing, Slimming Body, Aroma or Exfoliating Body Glow Wrap. If you want more water with those marine products, then take the time to soak in the Bouvier tub. The 144 underwater jets massage away muscle tension, improve circulation and eliminate toxins. Immerse yourself in the Aromatherapy, Seaweed or Seawater Hydrotherapy Bath. If you really want to put Delta Grand Okanagan Lakefront Resort’s Spa to the test, try the Prestige Sea Essential Facial. Phytomer along with the Wrinkle Concentrate, Firming Concentrate and Eye Radieux Mask are used to return your skin to its youthful glow and bring peace and relaxation. Experience the water’s healing effects on land at Spa at the Grand.

Highlights

Warm basalt stones and chilled marble stones can be paired with a massage for the ultimate in body relaxation and tension elimination.

Fun facts

A unique massage to get as the ultimate stress reliever is the Indian Head Massage. It is useful for relieving a tight neck, aching shoulders, tension headache, eye strain or insomnia.

Related Onsite Offerings

The Lavender Cloud package includes a Body Exfoliating Salt Glow, a Re-Mineralizing Hydrotherapy Bath and a Thai-based massage using heated bolus that contain lavender buds and marine salt crystals.

7 . Oak Bay Beach Hotel

Victoria, British Columbia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 668 - 7758

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Discover one of Victoria, British Columbia's most beloved landmarks during your spa getaway at the beautiful Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

With the stunning Pacific Ocean coastline as your backdrop, a vacation at Oak Bay Beach Hotel is sure to offer you a refreshing and inspiring setting for both relaxation and fun. Here, you can truly escape the hustle-bustle of city life or the stress from work and unwind at their luxurious Boathouse Spa & Baths. The spacious spa truly serves as a sanctuary during your stay, where you can enjoy the views of the waves and Mt. Baker in the distance and indulge in a menu of soothing treatments. Their Registered Massage Therapists are here to ease away all the tension with a range of rejuvenating treatment options. Choose from massages to facials to hand and foot treatments, plus signature therapies and manicures and pedicures. Unwind with a Boathouse Classic massage, a Sea-Scalp Therapy, or a three-hour Power of the Sea Therapy. No matter what you decide to try, you'll be sure to leave feeling completely like new!

Address

1175 Beach Drive Victoria, BC V8S 2N2

Highlights

The Boathouse Spa & Baths also offers a range of fitness and wellness classes to keep you healthy throughout your stay. Sign up for yoga, water aerobics, or personal training classes and let their trained professionals help you find the perfect balance between relaxation and keeping fit!

Related Onsite Offerings

After a treatment at the spa, unwind even further with a delicious meal in their dining room. Serving up a menu of unique, gourmet meals all prepared with local ingredients, it's the perfect way to end your day.

8 . Poets Cove Resort and Spa

South Pender Island, British Columbia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (888) 512 - 7638

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At Poets Cove Resort, the Susurrus Spa lives up to the mystical quality of its name. Susurrus is a whispering sound or a murmur and the name appropriately conveys the subtle therapy of its spa.

It’s decorated in sage and olive green, hues that hone in on nature and its ability to balance all the elements. Implement this skill in your own life by relaxing in Susurrus’ sandstone steam cave beneath a waterfall, or in the hot tub at the base of the waterfall, overlooking the ocean. Experience the same healing process inside through innovative body wraps like Pear and Green Apple, Pumpkin Cream and Blueberry Soy Body Slimming. The poet’s ability to take everyday items and turn them into exquisite masterpieces happens in the Brown Sugar Exfoliation and the Fire and Ice Facial. The brown sugar body scrub combines with orange, mandarin and tangerine oils to please your sense of smell and leave you with unimaginably soft skin. The Fire and Ice mixes seemingly contradictory ingredients for a stimulating facial. Natural fruit acids are infused into the skin through fresh apples and grape pulp, while paprika increases circulation. A chilled organic masque and cream finish this surprisingly refreshing exfoliation.

Highlights

For optimum tranquility, there are six spacious treatment rooms in the 3,500-sq.-ft. spa.

Related activities

Poets Cove Resort and Susurrus Spa continue to seek ways to help you center your life. Attend a Wellness Retreat, such as the “Time Out” Yoga Retreat.

Fun facts

Susurrus Spa uses Eminence products, which are handmade in Hungary, along with Susurrus Signature Oil, which uses lavender that is grown and harvested locally.

9 . Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa

Courtenay, British Columbia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (800) 663 - 7929

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An island is the perfect place to unwind and set yourself apart from the world’s worries. Take this vacation mentality one step further on Vancouver Island at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort’s Spa and achieve that precious state of peace.

Pacific Mist Hydropath therapy is a truly unique method of re-mineralization, detoxification and relaxation. For an active rejuvenation of the legs, take the River Walk. Jets are placed along the river, which has both warm and cool sections, to massage from the feet to up the legs. This will create a lighter feeling in the legs because of increased blood circulation. And walking in circles has never been so cherished as in the Mineral Massage Pool with jets that proceed from the lumbar region of the back up to the shoulders! If rebalancing your energy is a solitary affair, try the Glacial Clay Body Wrap. Clay harvested from the Vancouver Island glacial lakes is warmed and blended for you. Top off with a Thalassotherapy Bath. Even after you leave the island, the supple skin created by this 140-jet bath and unique wrap will stay with you!

Highlights

The Eye-vive treatment uses anti-puff, anti-wrinkle and anti-circle care with a gentle cleansing, contouring massage and cooling eyeslice application.

Fun facts

The coastal seaweed helps to regulate metabolism and eliminate toxins and impurities from the body.

Related Onsite Offerings

A Registered Massage Therapist is onsite to customize a massage that addresses your specific needs.

10 . Predator Ridge

Vernon, British Columbia

CALL DIRECT: +1 (250) 542 - 3436

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Have you ever said: “Ouch, that’s my sunburn!” or, “My feet are killing me!” or even, “This knot in my back is so tight, there’s no way only one masseuse is getting it out!” Well, now you can say: “I feel fantastic because I went to Predator Ridge Spa!”

Summertime brings fun in the sun but we can forget that the sun brings more than fun. Alleviate the pain from that lobster-red burn with Predator Ridge Spa’s Okanagan Summer Soother. A cool aloe and hydrating masque is applied to the whole body while you lie on warm water-filled pillows and receive a scalp, head and neck massage. After a day on the golf course, our arms can be tired of swinging and our feet tired of walking and our game can start dwindling. Get your stats back up through an Athlete’s Performance Treatment combining a massage, assisted stretching and pressure point release to get you back in the game! If you don’t believe that one person can please you, try two. The Tandem Two Therapists Massage is involves two therapists working in tandem on a full body massage, preceded by a foot soak. Be rejuvenated at Predator Ridge Spa.

Highlights

To put body and mind in sync, take advantage of Chakra Balancing featuring aroma blends, deep tissue back massage, reflexology foot massage, chakra energy work and guided meditation.

Fun facts

Two people massaged by one therapist simultaneously! Expecting mothers enjoy a full body massage while being cradled in smooth water pillows.

Related Onsite Offerings

Facial enhancements are offered to address skin concerns such as acne, aging, dryness and dehydration.

11 . Century Plaza Hotel & Spa

Vancouver, Washington

CALL DIRECT: +1 (604) 687 - 0575

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Where is the one place you can get diamonds, a chocolate vanilla smoothie and a Great Guy Package? The answer is Absolute Spa at Century Plaza Hotel! Offering unique treatments and services, Absolute Spa is a luxurious retreat.

Diamonds are indeed a “Girl’s Best Friend” and the name of the package that will replenish your skin with a microdermabrasion diamond facial, collagen infusion advanced face treatment and a diamond pedicure. Bring on the bling! Your chocolate vanilla smoothie was never been this healthy: ivy extract draws out toxins and reduces water retention, vitamins A and C are the anti-oxidants and macadamia oil moisturizes your dry skin in this body buff. And for that handsome honey in your life there’s the Great Guy Package. He’ll be ever grateful after a deep tissue massage to relieve all his stress and tension and a professional men’s foot care treatment. Guests and their needs are always in the forefront of Absolute Spa at Century’s priorities. If you’re suffering from jet lag after trying to sleep in those uncomfortable plane chairs or feel totally drained – don’t live with it, relieve it. The Flight Fatigue Package and In Spa Therapy Baths will restore your energy level!

Highlights

Absolute Spa offers Ionithermie. Combining technology and natural deep sea vegetation, these treatments create firming and lifting using two mild, pain-free stimuli, paired with pure active ingredients.

Fun facts

The “You Glow Girl” Package is exclusively designed for teens and includes a teen facial, manicure, pedicure and mineral make-up lesson!

Related Onsite Offerings

Love Handles Body Treatment targets the midriff, stomach and lower back. This intensive treatment targets those areas on both men and women to help that area become tighter and more toned and to alleviate lower back tension.

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