In the bustling heart of Vancouver, where urban lifestyle meets breathtaking nature, a holistic wellness retreat just seems fitting. Vancouver’s spa scene has evolved beyond traditional pampering to offer holistic wellness experiences that cater to improving mental and physical health.
Chi, The Spa at Shangri-La
Perched high above the city on the 5th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel, Chi, is an oasis escape amid the urban landscape. Their wellness therapies draw inspiration from traditional Asian healing practices and use natural ingredients to harmonize the body’s energy. A visit to Chi is a holistic journey that balances and revitalizes.
Scandinave Spa Whistler
While not located in Vancouver itself, Scandinave in Whistler is worth the scenic drive to experience a truly unique holistic spa journey. In the pristine mountains of Whistler, this Scandinavian-inspired oasis embraces the tradition of hydrotherapy. Guests can cycle through hot baths, refreshing waterfalls, and soothing saunas, all while surrounded by the beauty of the Pacific Northwest. The contrast of hot and cold treatments helps relax muscles, stimulate circulation, and leave you feeling utterly revitalized.
Circle Wellness Spa at Granville Island
A proclaimed evolution in wellness, Circle Wellness Spa is a private self-guided thermal spa that is the ﬁrst of its kind, combining ancient wellness rituals with modern technology for an immersive and memorable healing experience. Unlike most, this clothing-optional experience is completely private from beginning to end. Though it is located in the heart of the city, it feels like you are being transported somewhere else entirely.
Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim
Nestled within the luxurious Fairmont Pacific Rim hotel, Willow Stream Spa is an oasis of tranquillity that invites you to unwind amidst breathtaking views of the city and mountains. This retreat combines the wisdom of ancient healing traditions with modern techniques. From therapeutic massages to rejuvenating facials, Willow Stream Spa offers a range of treatments that promote well-being. Don’t miss the opportunity to soak in the rooftop pool and relax while overlooking panoramic views.
The Spa at The Wedgewood Hotel
Tucked away in the heart of downtown Vancouver, The Spa at The Wedgewood is a hidden gem known for its intimate and personalized approach to wellness. This boutique location offers a sanctuary of calm and balance, with treatments inspired by European traditions. The signature Wedgewood Afternoon Tea Ritual combines the indulgence of high tea with the benefits of a wellness experience, creating a harmonious blend of relaxation and culinary delight.
As the city’s holistic spa scene continues to flourish, these sanctuaries offer not just relaxation but a deeper connection to well-being. Whether you seek to reconnect with nature, find balance through meditation and solitude, or simply unwind in luxury, Vancouver is ready to welcome you on a transformative wellness journey. Treat yourself to one of these rejuvenating experiences and discover the art of well-being in a vibrant city.
- As Editor-in-Chief of EcoLuxLifestyle Magazine, Gio showcases and shines spotlights on Canadian brands and women-led businesses that promote sustainable lifestyles through innovative products and offerings. She is also an assistant editor for additional EcoLuxLuv Communications titles including Folio.YVR, Portfolio.YVR, and West Coast Weddings.
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