Treat Yourself to Exclusive to Vancouver Spa Treatments

The Spa at the Wedgewood | Photo Credit: Yasmine Hardcastle

Vancouver is home to many of the best spas in Canada, and most are located in the Downtown hotels – which is very convenient for you! Why? Many of our spas feature amazing treatments you can only find in Vancouver. They that are the perfect way to recover from a travel day. They are also a great way to rehydrate your skin after a summer of being out in the sun!

Travel is wonderful, but the reality is that it can be a bit stressful – both mentally and physically. I previously posted some easy and effective stretches for a travel weary body, but if you need a proper decompress, here are some fabulous ways to pamper yourself when you arrive or just before you leave the city.

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Treat Yourself to Exclusive to Vancouver Spa Treatments

Relaxing Before and After Cruise Activities in Vancouver

Cruise ships docked and leaving Canada Place | Image: Vancouver Fraser Port Authority

It is officially cruise ship season in Vancouver! Before or after your cruise, you may have some time to explore the city, but want to relax and not stray too far. And if you’re just coming off your cruise, you’ll want to shake off those sea legs. As one of the most cruise passenger-friendly cruise terminals in the world, we’ve got you covered!

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Relaxing Before and After Cruise Activities in Vancouver

Explore Vancouver’s Yaletown: A Neighbourhood Tour

Yaletown Featured Image About Vancouver

photo: About Vancouver

populistPopulist is Vancouver’s cinematic city guide, showcasing everything that’s happening in the city through video – Your hub for where to go, what to do and who to see. Populist is run by Film and TV Producer, Rebecca Traub and Broadcast Journalist, Blanca Blandon (aka YinYang). Follow the fun at thisispopulist.com.

By far, Yaletown is one of Vancouver’s trendiest neighborhoods – a district that’s filled with great restaurants and bars, shopping and entertainment, and gorgeous views. Here’s our list of our favourite attractions.

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Explore Vancouver’s Yaletown: A Neighbourhood Tour

Vancouver’s Most Relaxing Spa Treatments for Couples

Scandinave Spa Whistler - Photo Credit: Chad Chomlack

Scandinave Spa Whistler – Photo Credit: Chad Chomlack

Vancouver is truly an active couple’s paradise, with its endless hiking, skiing, snowboarding, snowshoeing, ice skating, and biking options.

But I’ve also realized, both for myself and for my relationship, that the quiet, more tranquil moments are also important. As much as I adore snowboarding together, I also really enjoy relaxing and recharging at the end of the day. Personally, I think even a power session of shopping on Robson Street warrants some downtime.

For Christmas, since my boyfriend hates presents with clutter potential, I offered to treat him to a spa visit. Since I’m thinking of tagging along, I’ve been doing some research on the best spa treatments for couples around town. Honestly, just reading the descriptions makes me feel more blissful.

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Vancouver’s Most Relaxing Spa Treatments for Couples

True love never dies: My latest adventure at Harrison Hot Springs

HAIR-isson Hot Springs

Harrison Hot Springs is not unfamiliar territory to me. I’ve vacationed at the resort on several occasions, always with the same intention – a romantic getaway – and always with a different companion. Let it be known, I never fail to have a memorable time. Yet, despite any of the gentlemen who’ve accompanied me on past trips being around anymore, my relationship with Harrison is still as passionate, committed and memorable as ever. It goes to show that true love never dies.

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True love never dies: My latest adventure at Harrison Hot Springs

Quiet zones: Top 5 places to rest and recharge during the 2010 Winter Games

Sun Yat-Sen Garden (Photo: Tourism Vancouver)

It’s all fun and games in Vancouver these days–except when it ain’t.

There have been a couple of  times in the last day or two when I’ve felt like a salmon struggling upstream as I’ve made my home through the crowds after a shift at the Main Media Centre.

When you find yourself needing respite from the riptide of humanity, reclaim your sanity at these Top 5 downtown oases of calm:

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Quiet zones: Top 5 places to rest and recharge during the 2010 Winter Games