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Vancouver’s Wellness Retreats for Deep Transformation

Vancouver's Wellness Retreats for Deep Transformation

Taking care of yourself in today’s busy world can be tough. 

We get it. Sometimes, you just need a quick pick-me-up, while other times, you crave a few days of total relaxation.

That’s why we’ve put together a handpicked selection of wellness retreats in Vancouver. From serene beach yoga to stylish urban spas, we’ve got options to suit every need. 

So if you’re looking to take a break and focus on your well-being, look no further!

Granville Island Hotel’s Wellness Retreat

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Location: 1253 Johnston St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3R9, Canada

Contact: 604-683-7373


  • Open daily from 7:30 AM – 11 PM

On the east shore of Granville Island, just across False Creek from BC Place and within easy reach of local attractions, lies Granville Island Hotel’s Wellness Retreat. 

Here, you can reconnect with your well-being during a 5-day retreat led by professionals who will guide you through daily meditations and group yoga sessions. 

Plus, you’ll get to discover techniques to integrate healthy practices into your routine and revitalize your mental health during your stay. 

The health-conscious meals and snacks, guided wellness and nutrition sessions, deelish custom meals, and revitalizing small group yoga classes are just some of the perks! 

If you’re into more outdoor activities, they’ve got you as well. You can check out Granville Island’s artisan shops, galleries, theaters, eateries, and the famous public market just steps away from the hotel. 

Oh, so you want more? You can go kayaking on False Creek or explore the city by boat, but just note that these can be dependent on the weather!

Pro Tip:
Guests over 60 can take advantage of an exclusive 10% discount. Also, check-in time is 3:00 PM, and check-out time is 11:00 AM. 

CHI, The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver

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Location: 1128 W Georgia St, Vancouver, BC V6E 0A8, Canada

Contact: 604-695-2447


  • Sunday to Thursday: 11 AM – 7 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 10 AM – 9 PM

Chi is believed to be the life force of the universe, and with CHI, The Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, you get to balance your energy. 

When you book a spa treatment in October, you’ll receive a special gift bag with goodies like a face mask, lip mask, bath bomb, and bath salts. It’s the perfect way to enjoy a staycation!

Located on the fifth floor of the hotel in downtown Vancouver, the spa welcomes you with a serene water wall as the elevator doors open. 

As you make your way down the hall, the path splits into two directions: one leading to the spa and the other to the gym and outdoor pool area. 

With its Asian wood paneling, dim lighting, and quiet music, the décor creates a warm and inviting ambiance, complete with tea service. It’s easy to forget you’re in the heart of the city!

Most treatments come with your own massage suite, ensuring privacy and comfort. For a special experience, try the West Coast Wave massage, which combines light to medium pressure with Swedish massage techniques for ultimate relaxation.

Pro Tip:
Don’t forget to bring your bathing suit and enjoy the outdoor pool and hot tub!

Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Parksville

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Location: 1155 Resort Dr, Parksville, BC V9P 2E3, Canada

Contact: 800-663-7373


  • Open 24 hours

The tranquility of Vancouver Island’s lush forests and pristine sandy beaches at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort takes you back to nature’s embrace. 

Nestled on 22 acres of coastal paradise, this haven gives you direct access to Canada’s warmest waters and borders the scenic beauty of Rathtrevor Beach Provincial Park. 

While surrounded by nature, the resort remains conveniently close to Parksville, just a seven-minute drive away, making it easily accessible from Victoria or Nanaimo.

The resort’s standout feature is its mineral pool and spa, located just across the road. You’ll enjoy diving into the 2,500 sq ft warm pool, infused with muscle-soothing minerals, designed to resemble a natural stone grotto. 

And the underwater music, a whirlpool tub, and cascading waterfalls? They’re what clinches the deal as you sign up for their comprehensive therapy programs and enjoy the exclusive robes-only restaurant, indoor pool, hot tub, sauna, and gym. 

The resort offers a variety of activities, including tennis, basketball, badminton, geo-caching, and bike rentals for exploring the surrounding trails, along with beach and seaside activities. Talk about teeing up your energy and strength!

When you do get tired, accommodations range from rustic hand-hewn log cabins to modern suites with hot tubs and stunning sea views. Even the simplest cabins feature stone-clad fireplaces, spacious kitchenettes, and dining areas.

Pro Tip:
Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort is also a perfect retreat for children, complete with a free summer kids’ club, weekly sandcastle contests, beach toys, board games, and seasonal activities like Build-a-Bear and Christmas decoration crafting.

Vida Spa at the Westin Bayshore Hotel

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Location: 1601 Bayshore Dr., Vancouver, BC V6G 2V4, Canada

Contact: 604-682-8432


  • Open daily from 10 AM – 7 PM

Along the scenic shores of Coal Harbour within the Westin Bayshore hotel lies Vida Spa with 11 treatment rooms and 2 couples’ suites. 

You’ll find amenities like infrared ceiling panels in select treatment rooms, as well as pedicure and manicure stations ideal for a relaxing day with your close friends.

Due to high demand, reservations are required for 90 minutes from Monday to Friday, ensuring everyone gets a chance to experience the tranquility. Time on the pool deck is also limited to 90 minutes per guest, to keep things going while protecting your skin.

Oh, and you can book an overnight stay at the hotel if you’re too relaxed to go home right away!

Pro Tip:
Indulge in a body wrap and exfoliation treatment to rejuvenate after long days spent working. With options ranging from 60 to 120 minutes, including massages of various durations, you’ll leave feeling refreshed and revitalized.

Exhale Yoga Retreats

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Location: 1717 Bayshore Dr. #704, Vancouver, BC V6G 3H3, Canada

Contact: 604-780-4190


  • Open daily from 9 AM – 5 PM

It’s all about riding the waves of calming energy and going into a flow of empowering poses once you get to Exhale Yoga Retreats. 

Along the way, you can catch some waves, dance freely, savor nourishing food, and engage in meaningful conversations as you deepen your connection to yourself and others in paradise. 

This yoga retreat offers a variety of classes tailored to your experience, from invigorating, dynamic flows that enhance strength and flexibility to moments of deep relaxation and meditation. 

Between classes, you can spend time in enlightening solitary moments or mingle with newfound friends. 

Not enough? Well, you can unwind on the beach, take a refreshing dip in the ocean or pool, indulge in a good book or a peaceful nap in a hammock, treat yourself to a rejuvenating massage, or go on an exciting excursion!

Pro Tip:
Come into the retreat with an open mind, and you just might find yourself rejuvenated and friends with like-minded people!

The Spa at the Wedgewood

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Location: 845 Hornby St, Vancouver, BC V6Z 1V1, Canada

Contact: 604-608-5340


  • Open daily from 9 AM – 6 PM

At the heart of Vancouver’s downtown core lies a hidden gem: The Spa at the Wedgewood. Nestled on the second floor of the Wedgewood Hotel, this sanctuary of comfort, wellness, and beauty awaits. 

Here, expert spa therapists stand ready to elevate your staycation experience with cutting-edge technologies and organic products. While the award-winning spa at the Wedgewood may come with a higher price tag, its reputation speaks for itself. 

You can look into splurging for an unforgettable spa day. Keep an eye out for seasonal packages that allow you to bundle multiple services for a more budget-friendly experience. 

Pro Tip:
One of the spa’s standout treatments is the Cinnamon Enzyme facial, offering a luxurious treat for your skin. For couples seeking some pampered time together, a couple’s massage provides the perfect opportunity to unwind and reconnect.

Spa by JW

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Location: 39 Smithe St, Vancouver, BC V6B 0R3, Canada

Contact: 778-370-8700


  • Sunday: 9 AM – 5 PM
  • Monday to Thursday: 10 AM – 6 PM
  • Friday to Saturday: 9 AM – 9 PM

At Spa by JW, situated on the 17th floor of the new JW Marriott Parq Vancouver hotel in downtown Vancouver, you’ll enjoy stunning views of False Creek, BC Place Stadium, and the Yaletown neighborhood. 

It’s accessible through the main gates at Parq and parking is ample, with an underground parkade leading directly to the JW.

Upon arrival, you’re greeted by glass entrance doors leading into a well-lit, white minimalist reception area. Here, a small retail area offers various spa products and robes. 

The spa features a sizeable outdoor space adjacent to the fitness center, known as the ‘Aqua Lounge,’ though it currently only houses a small whirlpool spa.

The women’s changing room is a beautiful, spacious area with a calm and modern aesthetic. Generously stocked with amenities, it features white marble and light wood accents throughout. 

The spa itself offers private hair and makeup services, a manicure and pedicure bar, and steam rooms.

Treatments at Spa by JW are holistic, focusing on four distinctive results and benefits: Calm, Indulge, Invigorate, and Renew. You can get what you want for now, and plan for another one in the future!

Pro Tip:
For a pampering experience, try the Aromatherapy Associates Mani-Pedi combo, or explore treatments tailored specifically for men, like the Men’s Facial.

Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

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Location: 1038 Canada Pl, Vancouver, BC V6C 0B9, Canada

Contact: 604-695-5550


  • Open daily from 8 AM – 10 PM

When it comes to finding top-notch spas, they’re often nestled within some of the world’s most impressive hotel properties. Take, for instance, the Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim in downtown Vancouver. 

Found along the northern edge of Coal Harbour, this urban spa has stunning views of the Vancouver Harbor, Stanley Park, and the North Shore mountains.

The Willow Stream Spa welcomes you with a warm and friendly atmosphere once you get to the fifth floor of the hotel. And the reception area, blending seamlessly with the hotel’s décor, feels more like checking into a chic boutique hotel than a traditional spa. 

Need a moment alone? You can step outside to the private terrace for breathtaking city and harbor vistas, or indulge in the spa’s amenities, including meditation pods, jacuzzis, and an infrared sauna. 

Tranquil lounges cater to individuals and couples, while nine treatment rooms offer ultimate relaxation. Plus, there’s a nail spa and a state-of-the-art fitness and yoga studio to complete the experience.

In the changing rooms, you’ll find everything you need, from hair products to feminine essentials. Upon arrival, you’re provided with a plush robe and slippers, with personalized touches like double-checking your shoe size to ensure comfort.

Before your treatment, unwind in the Ladies’ Lounge or Couples’ Lounge, each offering a cozy and modern ambiance. Don’t miss the chance to sample their award-winning menu for a truly indulgent experience!

Pro Tip:
Try the Van Active Ritual, a 90-minute session focused on muscle and joint vitality. In a private suite adorned with wood paneling, you’ll experience a rejuvenating treatment, complete with a private experience shower and steam room.

Spa Utopia at the Pan Pacific Hotel

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Location: 999 Canada Pl #1001, Vancouver, BC V6C 3C1, Canada

Contact: 604-689-7700


  • Monday: 10 AM – 5 PM
  • Tuesday to Sunday: 10 AM – 6 PM

Looking for a rejuvenating escape at the largest spa in BC, where customized services await to pamper your senses? 

Your oasis of tranquility is at Spa Utopia in the Pan Pacific Hotel, where echoes of Ancient Rome resonate through towering pillars and cascading waterfalls.

Spa Utopia is a local favorite in Vancouver – from the moment you step inside, comfort surrounds you until the very end of your visit. 

Here, you can treat yourself to the therapeutic Designed for U massage, where skilled masseuses tailor the experience precisely to your needs.

On top of the Designed for U massage, Spa Utopia offers couples’ massages and an array of beauty services. We suggest taking advantage of the relaxing lounge area before your treatment and lingering in the steam room afterward. 

Pro Tip:
For the ultimate spa experience, try the Women’s or Men’s Utopia Indulgence packages, offering a full day of pampering and relaxation. 

Scandinave Spa

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Location: 8010 Mons Rd, Whistler, BC V8E 1K7, Canada

Contact: 888-935-2423


  • Open daily from 10 AM – 9 PM

Shh, mum’s the word on this minimal-talking space! At Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, located just minutes away from Blue Mountain Resort and a mere two-hour drive north of Toronto, you’ll find the perfect retreat for a night away. 

Nestled within 25 acres of natural forest, the serene setting offers a tranquil escape from the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

Upon arrival, you’ll be greeted and checked in, given an overview of the baths, and provided with towels and a locker key for your belongings. Robes are available for rental, adding to your comfort during your visit. 

Once inside, phones are to be stowed away, and silence is encouraged to fully immerse yourself in relaxation.

The bath circuit is designed to help your body unwind and recharge. You can begin by indulging in one of the hot areas to detoxify and open your pores, followed by a refreshing cold water plunge to close the pores. 

Finally, enjoy a relaxation period in one of the solariums or by the fire to return your body to a state of calm. Many guests find themselves repeating this cycle several times, typically spending 2-3 hours in the baths. 

Massages are also available to enhance your experience! Oh, and arrive early to beat the crowds, especially during peak times like winter, holidays, and weekends. 

If you plan on indulging in a massage, book in advance. Slots tend to fill up quickly, especially during busy periods. 

Pro Tip:
With the detoxing process and multiple cycles ahead, keeping hydrated is key. Bring a water bottle and refill it at the stations provided in the baths area.