British Columbia

7 Glamorous Spa hotels in BC for a Rejuvenating West Coast Vacation

The best spa hotels in BC offer re-energizing treatments against a backdrop of voluptuous mountains and soothing coast lines.

Book a weekend getaway at a riverside inn and sip on BC wine beside a sparkling infinity pool, or opt for a mini-vacation in a Swarovski-themed resort complete with crystal-studded decor.

Immerse yourself in en-suite spa treatments, natural hot-spring pools and invigorating hydrotherapy circuits. Alternatively, if you’re dreaming of lush coastal forests, pristine glacier-fed lakes and ocean-side Pacific mists, this selection of spa vacations in British Columbia checks everything off your list—the ideal backdrop for relaxation. These hotels are ideal whether you’re treating your partner to a special pampering weekend or you’re headed off on an adventure with the girls.

A spa hotel in BC with views of glittering Lake Okanagan

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With 3.5 million Swarovski crystals integrated into its decor, the Sparkling Hill Resort lives up to its name. This world-class health and wellness retreat sits on an outcrop of mountaintop granite with panoramas of Lake Okanagan. Whether you book a classic room or the penthouse suite, floor-to-ceiling windows capture the scenic views beyond. All accommodations feature custom crystal-shaped two-person bathtubs and ceilings decorated with Swarovski crystal starry skies.

This modern hotel complements the serene setting by offering more than 100 relaxing treatments in its wellness-inspired spa. Immerse yourself in the outdoor infinity pool as you take in the sweeping views of the untouched Monashee Mountains. Listen to the underwater sound system, then head over to the Kneipp water therapy area to boost your circulation. Mud and muscle massages and crystal scrubs are just a sample of the treatments available to help you relax. Top off your calming experience with a long session at the aqua-themed meditation room or detoxifying rose-petal-infused steam room.

Start your with a Sparkling Hill Start-up Juice—a stimulating mix of apples, maple syrup, apple cider vinegar and spices—from PeakFine. In the evenings, this on-site eatery serves local wines from the vineyards of the “Napa of the North”, in the Okanagan Valley, that are carefully chosen to enhance your European-inspired dining experience.

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Sparkling Hill Resort

Top rated
8.8 Excellent (691 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.1 / 10
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A coastal spa hotel in BC on Vancouver Island

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With panoramas of the deep-blue Strait of Georgia, the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort, with its luxurious Pacific Mist spa sits in an idyllic location on Vancouver Island. Pick from a wealth of water-based treatments at this holistic hideaway, from moisturizing seaweed wraps to stress-relieving waterfall massages. You can top off your spa day with an energizing session in the hydrotherapy circuit and pass through an underground river, steam cave and tidal baths, which are carved out of rock and feature with wild hand-harvested West Coast seaweeds.

When hunger strikes head over to the casual eatery Aqua Bistro and Wine Bar, where you can take in the views from the ocean-facing patio. If you’re craving fine dining, try the inspired entrées from the gourmet menu at The Ocean 7 restaurant. Appetizers such as martini mussels or West Coast seafood chowder set the tone for an evening your taste buds will remember.

If the full moon makes an appearance, join a guided meditation on the beach or relax in a Muskoka chair on your personal deck as the stars sparkle in the deep-blue sky. Continue the spa experience in your own room with Gilchrist & Soames toiletries, or upgrade to a contemporary suite with a whirlpool bath for a truly luxurious experience.

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Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa

8.4 Very good (1239 reviews)
Excellent Location 9 / 10
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A BC spa hotel with Hot Springs

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As you might guess from the name, Hotel Halcyon Hot Springs is famous for its natural healing waters. A session in the mineral-rich pools set in stone-built terraces is just one of many Pacific-inspired treatments to help you relax in the tranquil wilderness of Upper Arrow Lake. Treat yourself to a Raindrop massage, where organic essential oils are dropped onto the skin to emulate the sensation of rain. The facials use hand-harvested Canadian seaweeds and ocean salts to exfoliate skin, while vitamin-loaded serums leave your complexion feeling hydrated and renewed.

From cozy cottages to luxury lakeside chalets, the hotel’s accommodations are constructed in a condo style, featuring kitchens for cooking up your favourite meals. During summertime, catch the beaming rays through the surrounding pines on your personal sundeck.

Some chalets have powder rooms with vessel sinks, so you’ll have ample space to get ready for dinner at the Kingfisher restaurant, which specializes in classic cuisine executed with Kootenay flair. Try entrées like the pan-seared halibut, sockeye salmon or beef bavette, and pair your plate with a glass of local wine, such as the aromatic Riesling from Stag’s Hollow Winery.

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Halcyon Hot Springs

8.3 Very good (508 reviews)
Excellent Location 8.8 / 10
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A manor House experience at this BC spa hotel

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Go back in time with a stay at Rowena’s Inn on the River, a riverside pool and Russ Olsen-designed golf course. Wander around the building to spot some of the antique furniture the owners have sourced, from a bed owned by operatic soprano Dame Nellie Melba to a table used by Queen Elizabeth II.

With just six double rooms at the inn and four cozy private cottages on the grounds, the service here is attentive and personable—even your spa treatments are given in your own personal space. Unwind in the waterfront pool, before scanning the treatment menu for massages and facials, including healing Shiatsu therapies hailing from Japan. If you’re travelling with your partner, take a look at the Couples Spa package, which includes two aromatherapy massages during your stay.

The luxury cottages are as thoughtfully designed as the rooms at the inn, with deep-soaker whirlpool tubs and heated slate flooring set inside exposed pine walls. After you’ve freshened up, head to the Clubhouse restaurant, which features a tempting menu of Pacific and British fusion food, from hot bowls of clam chowder roast beef dinners complete with gravy-soaked Yorkshire puddings.

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Rowenas Inn On The River

8.8 Excellent (118 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.1 / 10
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A spa hotel in the Heart of Downtown Vancouver

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The Wedgewood Hotel and Spa in downtown Vancouver offers stylish rooms and a full-service spa and fitness centre. Its beautifully appointed decor with glossy wood panelling, Regency wall coverings and antique tables, sets an elegant tone for a well-deserved break. Slip into a lavish cotton bathrobe and get ready for a luxurious treatment, like a cinnamon and brown sugar body wrap or a pumpkin and cinnamon facial. You can also try detoxifying wraps, which use hand-harvested seaweed for a skin-brightening effect. Afterwards, unwind in the eucalyptus steam room or, if it’s sunny out, on the garden terrace of the relaxation room.

Once you’ve done some sightseeing, return to your refined suite with its luxurious Frette towels, L’Occitane bath amenities and Nespresso coffee machine. Many rooms have fireplaces, so you can sit beside the crackling flames as you sip on your drink and admire the cityscape.

With a global wine list, elegant furnishings and locally inspired food, the Bacchus Restaurant and Lounge is worth the trip. The menu is made up of Modern French cuisine prepared with fresh West Coast ingredients, such as the charred smoked scallops or the olive oil-poached Nova Scotia lobster with linguine.

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Wedgewood Hotel & Spa

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Vancouver, 1.1 km to BC Place
9.4 Excellent (2544 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.6 / 10
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A spa hotel in BC offering beachfront relaxation

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Watermark Beach Resort Hotel and Conference Centre has lakefront accommodation ranging from hotel suites and rooms with mountain panoramas, to villas with views of Lake Osoyoos. Situated in the South Okanagan Valley, the resort features outdoor pools and hot tubs on terraces overlooking the sparkling water. Stroll along the sand that stretches to the water’s edge, or pay a visit to the Osoyoos Marina just up the road to watch the boats bob gently up and down.

The resort’s Levia Spa pampers the mind, body and soul with signature packages such as raindrop therapy, herbal body balances and a couples’ peaceful retreat, which combines wine tasting with detoxifying and relaxing treatments for two. Therapies use a selection of natural herbs and sea-based minerals for an organic experience, including jade stone massages with basalt hot stones to help revive muscles and clear the mind. Treat yourself to a Garden Fresh manicure, which includes an herbal exfoliation, before getting ready for dinner.

All of the hotel’s suites feature fully-equipped kitchens and dining areas, but if you don’t feel like cooking head over to the Restaurant at Watermark, which serves farm-to-table fare and locally produced wines. Try a Happy Hour appetizer like the Saltspring Island mussels followed by a delicious entrées, such as the 48-hour sous-vide beef brisket. Pair this dish with a glass of River Stone rosé, the only Malbec rosé in the Okanagan Valley.

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Watermark Beach Resort Hotel

Top rated
9.1 Excellent (2050 reviews)
Excellent Location 9.3 / 10
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A spa hotel in BC perched on top of a mountain

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Spend a weekend breathing in Canada’s clean air at the mountainside Villa Eyrie Resort. Just a 30-minute drive from Victoria, this retreat looks across to the snow-capped Olympic Mountains. Before exploring, drop off your luggage in your Italian-inspired room or private penthouse. Climate-controlled suites feature queen-size beds with pillow-top Serta® Grand Chateau mattresses, while deluxe view rooms have Tuscan-inspired arched windows, with vistas of the snaking Saanich Inlet.

At 1,154 feet above sea level, the fresh air of the Malahat Mountain is likely to stir up your appetite and draw you to the Summit Restaurant. This ridge-top eatery specializes in European classics using fresh West Coast ingredients foraged and farmed by locals. Try dishes like the succulent filet mignon, wild BC halibut or lemongrass cured sockeye salmon.

Once you’re well fed, head to the Tuscan Spa. Treat yourself to a massage in the great outdoors where you can listen to the sounds of nature, or sip on herbal tea as you wait for a Sole Caldo body wrap and customized facial, using hand-picked herbs from Vancouver Island. The couples Open-air Escape massage concludes with a glass of Prosecco and a decadent sharing dessert. A swim in the mineral waters of the indoor pool, with its sweeping views across the inlet, is the perfect way to unwind after joining a work-out class on Wellness Wednesday.

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Villa Eyrie Resort

Top rated
Victoria, 21 km to Art Gallery of Greater Victoria
8.8 Excellent (177 reviews)
Excellent Cleanliness 9.3 / 10
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