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Top 5 Spa Resorts in British Columbia for Self-Care in 2021

Last updated April 29, 2021

Canada’s westernmost province, British Columbia is known for its stunning Pacific coastline, impressive mountain ranges and expansive wild spaces.

With three UNESCO World Heritage Sites, six National Parks, and hundreds of parks and recreation areas, there’s a sight and experience for everyone.

British Columbia also boasts many award-winning spa and wellness resorts that can help you find balance and boost well-being. And let’s face it, during this time, we are all in need of some well-deserved self-care.

Treat yourself to a break by visiting some of the best spa resorts in British Columbia! Here is our top five list of spa resorts in British Columbia for self-care.

1. KurSpa at Sparkling Hill Resort (Vernon, BC)

Situated on a granite bluff overlooking Okanagan Lake, Sparkling Hill Resort provides a retreat-like experience in a tranquil destination that promotes healing and restoration.

At the heart of this luxury spa resort is the 40,000 square foot European-inspired KurSpa, offering 100 different treatments and services.

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 saltwater pool or hot pool—where you follow the jets counter-clockwise for maximum benefits. The luxuries here are endless and you have the opportunity to customize your personalized wellness retreat.

With Lake View and Mountain View accommodations, this destination spa resort offers a peaceful sanctuary where you can relax, reflect, and unwind. When you stay as a Sparkling Hill Resort guest, you get complimentary access and exclusive amenities. 

Trust us when we say the infinity pool is one of the best in BC. Each overnight stay includes resort amenities valued at over $100 per guest.

2. Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara (Parksville, Vancouver Island)

Voted #1 Spa in Canada by Spas of America, Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara 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—including sodium, potassium, calcium, magnesium, lithium, chloride, bromide, iodine, fluoride, sulfate, metabolic acid—to detoxify the body, soothe achy muscles and joints, and rejuvenate the spirit.

During your visit, enjoy a two-story waterfall, a cool-splash cascade and a non-mineralized whirlpool. Round out your spa experience with an incredible culinary experience at Treetop Tapas & Grill, which included with your spa package.

The Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort features 192 unique log constructed rooms, set in 22 acres of forest beside the ocean. With the resort’s rustic charm, stunning views, natural surroundings, award-winning restaurants and incredible spa, you can create an experience that suits your needs.

3. Scandinave Spa Whistler (Whistler, BC)

Did you know that 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. Escape your routine and visit traditional Scandinavian baths in a peaceful and natural environment at Scandinave Spa Whistler. 

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. The facilities offer many hot, cold and relaxation areas. 

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, allowing the mind, body and soul to rest and relax.

While Scandinave Spa Whistler may not have accommodations on-site, there are plenty of fantastic resorts nearby! Leave your daily routine behind and start your relaxation journey.

4. The Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa (Courtenay, Vancouver Island)

Pamper yourself at Kingfisher Oceanside Resort and Spa’s luxury Pacific Mist Spa. Here the 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. This is nature immersion at its finest.

When you enter the underground sandstone sculpted cave, you will see natural seaside elements. Then follow the path as it winds around eight unique hydrotherapy (the rejuvenating and healing powers of water) areas. Enjoy the benefits of the Hydropath—remineralization, detoxification and relaxation—with massage pools, waterfalls and a river for soaking.

Beyond the destination spa experience, soak in the resort’s coastal forest located on the eastern shore of Vancouver Island. The incredible ocean and mountain views remind you to take a deep breath, slow down and feel gratitude.

While you’re at it, enjoy the serenity of yoga by the sea at the beautiful Starfish Studio. Finally, indulge in contemporary West Coast cuisine at the Ocean 7 restaurant and shared plates at AQUA Bistro and Wine Bar.

5. 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.

The resort’s Healing Springs Spa menu features treatments to relieve stress, boost the immune system, build energy and rebalance the mind and body.

Located along the shoreline of Harrison Lake, the resort inspires you to embrace the active and wellness lifestyle for the whole family. The resort experience encourages you to get outdoors and enjoy fishing, nature tours, kayaks, and bumper boats. 

This spa resort offers rustic charm with modern amenities with suites, cottages and poolside guest room accommodations.


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