In need of a little self-care? Treat yourself to a break by visiting some of the best spa resorts in British Columbia! We have our top five list for you below.
1. KurSpa at Sparkling Hill Resort (Vernon, BC)
When you stay as a hotel guest, you get complimentary access and exclusive amenities. Trust us when we say the infinity pool is one of the best in BC. Choose from one of seven unique aromatherapy saunas and steam rooms including Rose Steam or Aqua Meditation at the KurSpa and Wellness Clinic. Indulge in the serenity Relaxation Room or enjoy their igloo, indoor salt water pool or hot pool—where you follow the jets counter clockwise for maximum benefits. The luxury is endless.
With Lake View and Mountain View accommodations, this spa resort offers a peaceful sanctuary where you can relax, reflect, and unwind. Each overnight stay includes resort amenities valued at over $100 per guest. Joining them for a special occasion? Be sure to consider Room Enhancement add-ons offering welcome plate menu, wines and champagnes! You can book a variety of wellness packages including a two-night wellness vacation or a week-long immersive wellness renewal vacation.
2. Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara (Parksville, Vancouver Island)
Recently voted #1 Spa in Canada by Spa’s of America, Grotto Spa is home to the beautiful and unique Mineral Pool. Designed to make you feel like you are inside a natural stone grotto, the warm water pool with underwater music is infused with natural minerals and trace elements to detoxify the body and rejuvenate the spirit! The pool includes a two-story waterfall, an invigorating cool-splash cascade and a non-mineralized whirlpool. Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort features 192 unique log constructed accommodation units, set in 22 acres of forest beside the ocean.
Scandinave Spa Whistler (Whistler, BC)
Escape your routine and visit traditional Scandinavian baths in a peaceful and natural environment. While Scandinave Spa Whistler may not have accommodations on site, there are plenty of fantastic spa resorts nearby!
The spa’s rustic installations—nestled on the edge of the Lost Lake Park spruce and cedar forest—will both relax and invigorate you, providing an escape from daily stress. Silence is believed to be essential to the enjoyment of the Scandinavian baths experience. By embracing silence, one finds inner stillness, leading to complete relaxation.
The facilities offer many hot, cold and relaxation areas to work your way around. The first stage increases your body temperature which dilates blood vessels, reducing blood pressure and increasing blood flow to the skin and muscles. This helps cleanse the skin and release the body’s negative energy.
Follow this up with the second step by jumping in one of the cold installations to close the pores, flush the toxins and release endorphins. This stage is where you will receive the most benefit of the hot-cold-relax circuit.
The final stage is designed to allow the cardiovascular system to regulate itself. Rest the body for 15 minutes to stabilize blood flow and heart rate! This is a time for the mind, body and soul to rest and relax.
4. The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa (Courtenay, Vancouver Island)
Nestled along a coastal forest on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island, the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa offers breathtaking ocean and mountain views. Pamper yourself in their luxury Pacific Mist Spa where the spa therapies focus on the rich ingredients of the sea, leaving you feeling completely relaxed and renewed.
Experience their signature spa service, the Pacific Mist Hydropath, a re-created West Coast shoreline featuring sandstone sculpted caves and pools. Upon entering the underground sandstone sculpted cave that features natural seaside elements, you will follow the path as it winds around eight unique hydrotherapy (the rejuvenating and healing powers of water) areas. With massage pools, waterfalls and a river walk to soak in, the benefits of the Hydropath include remineralization, detoxification and relaxation.
Enjoy the serenity of yoga by the sea at the beautiful Starfish Studio. Indulge in succulent contemporary West Coast cuisine at the Ocean 7 Restaurant and shared plates at AQUA Bistro and Wine Bar, while taking in natural island views.
Harrison Hot Springs Resort & Spa (Harrison Hot Springs, BC)
Since 1886, travelers have sought the source that provides warmth to Harrison Resort’s five mineral hot pools and inspiration for their healing spa treatments. Harrison Hot Springs Resort has been welcoming guests ever since. Embrace the active and wellness lifestyle for the whole family at the marina which features fishing, nature tours, kayaks, and bumper boats! This spa resort has a variety of lodging that includes suites, cottages and poolside guest rooms!
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