Victoria, on the southern end of Vancouver Island, is a destination where pleasant and harmonious activities are found in abundance. Wander through the floral displays at Butchart Gardens, explore the picturesque Fisherman’s Wharf, and even book a wild whale-watching tour. Combine these soul-warming attractions with a stay at one of Canada‘s excellent spa hotels, where you’ll find holistic therapies, soothing massages and organic treatments. Here are the best spa hotels in Victoria, British Columbia.
Allow the skilled therapists at the Parkside Hotel and Spa to turn you into your best self, inside and out. This spa hotel has their own holistic nutrition consultants who can set you on the road to wellness with a personalized meal plan. Alternatively, treat yourself to a manicure. Afterward, invigorate your mind with a visit to the Royal British Columbia Museum, a five-minute walk from this all-suite hotel.
Found in the Oak Bay Beach Hotel, the Boathouse is an award-winning spa overlooking the Strait of Juan de Fuca. The only oceanside spa in Victoria, this location has three heated mineral-infused pools. In the summer, greet the dawn with a sunrise yoga lesson, and let the waves send you to dreamland at sunset in an ocean-facing suite.
All signs point to a superb stay at the Delta Hotels by Marriott Victoria Ocean Pointe Resort, where you can enjoy the quieter side of the capital of British Colombia. Stretch your gaze across the harbor to see the lights of downtown as you unwind with their signature massage or body treatments in the Spa at Ocean Point Resort. Hop in a water taxi at the dock to reach the best restaurants and boutiques along the waterfront.
Glow with good health thanks to the soothing all-organic therapy available at the Spa Magnolia. The award-winning retreat offers non-invasive LED therapy and uses natural brands, such as Jane Iredale, to repair your skin. Meanwhile, the hotel extends an environmentally savvy attitude in all aspects of your stay, using locally sourced and seasonal products in the restaurant.
Wrapped in layers of silver and crystal, and crowned with an art nouveau skylight, the Fairmont Empress is the queen of hotels in Victoria, with royal purple accents found throughout the property. Visit the Willow Stream Spa and try the Lavender Dreams signature spa treatment, in which crushed organic lavender and minerals exfoliate your neck, shoulders and scalp.
You won’t have to travel far to achieve nirvana at the Villa Marco Polo Inn. After exploring this antique-filled B&B and the Italianate gardens, relax while spa services are delivered in your room. Choose from facials, single and couples’ massages, and aromatherapy featuring plant-based organic products by Silk Road Teas. Attention to detail is top of mind for innkeepers Diana and Alejandro, both multilingual veterans of the hospitality industry.
Golfers will be one step closer to heaven at this lodge-style mountainside golf retreat – Bear Mountain has the only 36-hole Jack Nicklaus-designed golf course in Canada. Active travelers will appreciate the many hiking trails, tennis courts, state-of-the-art gym and outdoor pool. Amatista Spa offers head-to-toe services and a flagstone terrace, along with a hot tub overlooking the surrounding mountaintops.