3 Spa Getaways Around Vancouver
In our go-go-go world, even retirement can feel busy. Luckily, there are many beautiful resorts offering relaxing and rejuvenating spa experiences around Vancouver that you can escape to for a few days. Here are three that are especially interesting.
- Located on British Columbia’s Sunshine Coast, Rockwater Secret Cove Resort is glamping at its finest. Guests stay in yurts that keep the elements at bay while still giving them the feeling of being close to nature. The spa treatments are also offered in spa “tents” overlooking the ocean. Imagine listening to the sound of crashing waves and birds tweeting while you enjoy your massage? Along with massages you can also partake in Eminence Organic Facial, Body-wrap, manicure, pedicure, eyebrow shaping and tinting, waxing and paraffin treatments. You can receive a treatment alone or in tandem with a friend.
- Located just outside of Whistler, Scandinave Spa Whistler is a traditional Scandinavian spa that offers a signature water therapy experience. Set in Whistler’s pristine natural environment overlooking spectacular vistas and valleys, the spa offers a traditional indoor and outdoor water circuit which includes soaks in hot baths, then cold baths, then relaxation in one of its indoor and outdoor relaxation areas. There are also treatment rooms where guests can enjoy a massage with a registered therapist or a non-registered therapist. Scandinave Spa does not offer accommodation but there are many places to stay in nearby Whistler.
- Located in the Discovery Islands near Campbell River, B.C. a visit to the luxurious Relais & Chateaux-designated Sonora Wilderness Resort offers the experience of a lifetime. The lodge, which has all of the comforts of home plus some extras including fireplaces in every room, a theatre, tennis courts and of course a spa, is set on the banks of the Pacific Ocean. Eco-tourism excursions provide guests with the opportunity to get up close and personal with abundant wildlife including grizzly bears, white-sided dolphins and bald eagles, while an on-site spa offers a chance to relax with a massage, facial or other treatment and then to enjoy the water therapy circuit, which includes outdoor mineral pools.