Escape to Vancouver’s Spa Retreats

Vancouver spa retreats

Photographer: Corey Stovin for CHI, The Spa

With cold weather in full swing, treat yourself to a spa retreat! Several spas at Vancouver hotels have reopened with COVID-19 protocols in place to offer modified treatments and services to Vancouverites and BC visitors. It’s time for some pampering!

Until February 5, 2021, in line with the public health order issued on November 20, non-essential travel into and out of BC is not recommended. BC residents let’s do our part by continuing to stay local and support local, with your immediate household or bubble, in accordance with the latest guidelines


Girl in robe opening door at Spa Utopia retreat in Vancouver

Photo: Spa Utopia

I love a good spa day. And now that many Vancouver spas have opened back up with COVID-19 protocols and modified services, it’s time for some pampering! Some post-summer maintenance treatments to consider treating yourself to:

  • Rehydrate your skin with a facial (Gents, you too!)
  • Let a massage erase any neck and back tension from being back in your desk chair
  • Exfoliate those feet after hoofing around in sandals and hiking boots all summer
  • Mani-pedi — a personal favourite!


Check out these Vancouver spas and feature treatments!

Vancouver spa retreats — CHI, The Spa Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

Settle in for a pedicure at CHI, The Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Photo: Corey Stovin

CHI, The Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver

Re-centre your chi with some relaxation and contentment at CHI, The Spa at the Shangri-La Hotel, Vancouver. Guests who book a spa treatment in October will receive a special gift bag including a selection of a face mask, lip mask, bath bomb, bath salts and more. This is the perfect way to staycation!

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Treatment Feature: Try the West Coast Wave massage for a light to medium pressure treatment combined with Swedish massage techniques and flowing movements for the ultimate in relaxation.[/perfectpullquote]

Vancouver spa retreats

Photo: Vida Spa

Vida Spa at the Westin Bayshore Hotel

Vida Spa is located in beautiful Coal Harbour in the Westin Bayshore hotel. The spa boasts 11 treatment rooms as well as 2 couples’ suites. Amenities include infrared ceiling panels in select treatment rooms, pedicure and manicure stations perfect for a spa day with your bubble besties.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Treatment Feature: Select the Muscle Ease oil blend to complement the Body Wrap and Exfoliation treatment. You know you need it after sitting at your dining room table to work for most of 2020.[/perfectpullquote]

Robes hanging at The Spa at the Wedgewood in Vancouver

Photo: Wedgewood Hotel

The Spa at the Wedgewood

The Spa at the Wedgewood is a hidden gem in Vancouver’s downtown core. A sanctuary of comfort, wellness and beauty, the spa is located on the second floor of the Wedgewood Hotel. Their spa therapists are ready to revitalize your staycation life with cutting edge technologies and organic products.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Treatment Feature: The Cinnamon Enzyme facial is a treat for the skin and a couple’s massage is what you and your partner want and need for some pampered time together.[/perfectpullquote]

Man relaxing at spa retreat Spa JW Marriott Vancouver

Photo: JW Marriott

Spa by JW

Located in the JW Marriott Parq Vancouver, The Spa at JW includes an Aqua Lounge terrace with a whirlpool and epic city view, private hair and makeup services, a manicure and pedicure bar and steam rooms. Treatments are holistic, centred around four distinctive results and benefits: Calm, Indulge, Invigorate and Renew.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Treatment Feature: The Aromatherapy Associates Mani-Pedi combo will leave your nails and senses feeling fine. For the gents, check out the Men’s Facial.[/perfectpullquote]

Spa retreats Vancouver - Spa Utopia Pan Pacific Hotel

Photo: Spa Utopia

Spa Utopia at the Pan Pacific Hotel

Refresh your senses with customized services at the largest spa in BC.  Reminiscent of Ancient Rome with towering pillars and cascading waterfalls, Spa Utopia in the Pan Pacific Hotel is a stunning urban oasis that will make you feel like you’re on vacation.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Treatment Feature: Go big or go home with the Women’s or Men’s Utopia Indulgence packages for the ultimate spa day. [/perfectpullquote]

Vancouver spa retreats

Photo: Fairmont Pacific Rim

Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim

Located at the Fairmont Pacific Rim Hotel, Willow Stream Spa has been named one of the Best Spas in the World by CN Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards 2015 and rated a Forbes Four-Star spa. Head up to the 5th floor of the hotel for some luxe pampering with amazing views.

[perfectpullquote align=”full” bordertop=”false” cite=”” link=”” color=”” class=”” size=””]Treatment Feature: Treat yourself to a Spa Suite Experience — enjoy a 60 or 90-minute signature massage and lunch in the privacy of your own spa suite.[/perfectpullquote]

Person relaxing by a firepit at Scandinave Spa in Whistler. Spa retreats Vancouver.

Photo: Scandinave Spa Whistler

And if you’re looking to get out of the city for spa weekend…

Get out of the city and up the Sea-to-Sky Highway for a scenic weekend and breathe in the mountain-fresh air in Whistler. Scandinave Spa Whistler is renowned for its stunning location and hydrotherapy treatments.

Things to keep in mind for your Vancouver spa days


  • Appointments are required and are easily booked online or by phone. (Check spa websites.)
  • Masks are mandatory for all spa guests and staff.
  • Spa staff are working hard in a “new normal” — remember to leave a good tip for your spa therapist/tech.
  • Respect the policies of establishments you visit.
  • Wash or sanitize your hands often and well.
  • We’re all in this together!


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