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Best Day Spas In Vancouver

Spending a day at the spa is the perfect retreat for just about anyone; the only hard part is choosing which one you want to go to. With its beautiful backdrop making Vancouver a popular destination for Hollywood film and TV shoots and transient celebrity residents, you know the city must serve up an impressive lineup of worthy hot spots to cater to its discerning clientele. These Vancouver day spas rank among Canada’s best, so be sure to carve out some time for a visit for a little VIP pampering:

 

The Grotto Spa, Tigh-Na-Mara Sea Side Resort

Not only is the mineral pool gorgeous, but it also helps detoxify the body with its added minerals and trace elements. At 20,000 square feet of spa, there’s sure to be a treatment or two at the Grotto spa that will interest even the most jaded of spa snobs. The Treetop Tapas & Grill serves food exclusively to robed spa guests and offers endless tapas curated by their chefs for a variety of flavours.

Absolute Spa, Century Plaza Hotel and Fairmont Hotel Vancouver

With famous stars like Gwyneth Paltrow and J.Lo seen relaxing here, it’s no surprise that the focus is on luxury and anti-aging services like the Diamond Microdermabrasion and Oxygen facial, where essential vitamins, minerals, amino acids, enzymes, and pure oxygen molecules get blasted into every pore. For a more relaxing visit to Absolute Spa, the Relaxation Massage in the Westcoast Waterwall Suite is the way to go.


Holts Salon & Spa, Holt Renfrew

A spa in one of the best stores in the city? Is it all a wonderful dream? No, it’s real. In fact it might be Vancouver’s best kept secret spa: The Holts Salon & Spa’s sleek white space is right downstairs of Holt Renfrew. Our favourite item on the spa menu? The Halcyon Package includes a 55-minute aromatherapy massage by an RMT, aromatic indulgence facial and a deluxe manicure and pedicure – perfect for some post-shopping relaxation.   

 

Spa Utopia, Pan Pacific Vancouver Hotel

The largest spa in British Columbia offers 100 percent Canadian ingredients for their services. Locally harvested Moor mud, clay, salts and West Coast seaweed  appear in the Canadian Treasures treatment, which includes a full body exfoliation, body wrap, hydrotub session and Swedish massage, promising everything from detoxification to diminishing cellulite. Despite Spa Utopia’s massive size, there’s still a waiting list for these Canadian treatments, so book early.

 

J Natural Spa

J Natural Spa is a tiny upstairs boutique that offers an infrared sauna, microdermabrasion and detox body slimming.  It’s most well known for its organic facials featuring  J-Naturals, the locally made, organic in-house skin care line that people line up for hours to experience. It’s so natural, you could eat it!

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Wedgewood Hotel and Spa

Count on the Wedgewood Hotel and Spa for nail care, skin care, massages and facials as well as exclusive treatments. The Epicuren Skin Care line, which features all natural ingredients, is one of the many exclusive treatments that is completely natural.  The Wedgewood Hotel and Spa also offers a fitness center featuring a eucalyptus steam room for a well-rounded wellness visit. Ooh la la!


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