Posted March 3, 2011 by Matthew Toren in Top Ten

Top 10 Spas in Vancouver

Top 10 Spas in Vancouver, BC

Feel the need to relax? Go to one of these top spas when you are in need of a facial, makeover, massage, mani, pedi or a new hairdo. Vancouver is a city known for relaxation and it is no surprise it is home to some amazing spas and out of this world treatments.

Check out the top ten spas in Vancouver, British Columbia, and relax!

CHI Spa at the Shangri La  

1128 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel:  (1 604) 695 2447

Web site: www.shangri-la.com

About: CHI is one of the top spas in town and is located at the Shangri-La and inside, the treatments stay true to their name.  Inspired from the origins of the Shangri-La legend, this spa is designed to help clients focus on personal peace, enchantment and well-being.

The idea for CHI’s design is a concept based on creating a “spa within a spa” environment.  There are five, 42 square meters suites for individual treatment and even a couple’s suite that is spacious at 79 square meters.

The rooms are designed to have their own fireplace, private bath, shower, relaxation lounge, and vanity areas.  Don’t be surprised if you end up spending the whole day at this Vancouver day spa.  CHI is also one of the city’s only wheelchair accessible treatment suites.

Those who book also don’t have to worry about parking – it’s free when you book any CHI Journey Treatment.

Spa Utopia & Salon
Suite 1001 – 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-641-1351
Web site: www.spautopia.ca

About: At this award winning spa, you will find numerous treatments such as laser treatments, silk peels, botox cosmetics, chemical peels and more.  They also offer an unconditional guarantee for each and every unique service, treatment or retail product.

A well trained team of award winning artists and technicians specialize as Skin Care Therapists, Massage Therapists and Hair Designers. At Spa Utopia, you can trust that you are always in good hands as many of their stylists have accumulated provincial, national and international awards and trophies for the treatments they specialize in.  Open all week, book now for treatment rooms for couples and private VIP Spa Suites.

Absolute Spa
1015 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-684-2772
Web site: www.absolutespa.com

About:  Absolute Spa’s flagship location at the Century Plaza Hotel and is conveniently located downtown near all attractions, bars and restaurants.  Soon as you walk inside, you are welcomed by a spa setting that stretches over 15,000 square feet and instantly engages all of your senses. With nine private treatment rooms, group manicure and pedicure area and four seperate couples suites. Guests will enjoy complimentary specialty teas in their relaxation lounge and can take advantage of the delicious spa cuisine in their spa café. Be sure to check out their Ozonated swimming pool, eucalyptus steam room, relaxation lounge and if you’re driving, you get complimentary parking.   With six locations and a mobile spa team, you don’t need to go too far to try one of their unique and amazing treatments, such as the binge body buff, a deep tissue massage, a manicure or a pedicure.

Additional locations include:

Fairmont Hotel – 900 West Georgia St, Vancouver, BC

Fairmont Airport – 3111 Grant McConachie Way, Richmond, BC

Inside YVR

Park Royal South – 2002 Park Royal, West Vancouver, BC

River Rock Casino Resort – 8811River Rd, Richmond, BC

Absolute Spa is an award winning spa and a favourite among celebs like Gwyneth Paltrow, Jennifer Lopez and Zac Efron.  They provide a world class spa experience to absolutely every guest and even give tips on home care after the appointment.

Breathe Spa

464 Granville Street, Vancouver, BC,
Tel: 604-688-4769
Web site: www.breathespa.net

About: Enjoy private and intimate spa treatments like hot stone massages, pedicures, Swedish massages, tinting and waxing.  Breathe spa has large studio rooms in their boutique day spa.

Their philosophy is to provide guests the ultimate experience in health spa excellence.  Each treatment is tailored to suit each individual’s needs performed by experienced beauty therapists, using only the finest skin-care products from around the world.

If you are a fan of facials, this would be your best choice in town and for many reasons.  Breathe Spa features one of the best and most famous skincare lines in the world.  Hailing from Geneva, Switzerland – this skincare line contains powerful essential oils and patented technology to provide the very best results for your skin.
Breathe has earned a great reputation for the quality of their facials, especially their famous 2 hour signature facial.  Gift certificates also available.

Miraj Hammam Spa
1495 West 6th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-733-5151
Web site: www.mirajhammam.com

About: Try an Oriental massage, a crystal biomat healing treatment, aromatherapy facial and so much more when you choose from centuries of treatments that are part of the Hammam experience.  They are known as the silent doctor and provide a place for cleansing and healing for both body and soul.  This spa is an exotic oasis where you can indulge yourself in traditional Middle Eastern treatments.  East meets west at Miraj Hammam Spa.

1011 Hamilton Street, Vancouver, BC

Tel: 604-642-0200
Web site: www.skoah.com

About: This place is all about facials! Try the Power Hour, Summer Sizzler or Xtreme facial.

Skoah is a personal skin care company and they make skin care products and provide a wealth of education on treating your skin with every visit. They are known as the personal trainers for your skin.

Solarice Spa (formerly Spa Ethos)
2200 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-733-5007
Web site:www.solarice.com

About:  Looking for a great mix of western science and ancient therapies from the east? Spend a day at Solarice Wellness Spas centrally located in trendy Kitsilano.  Walk into their 4,500 square feet facility and you get to choose from a wide range of spa or wellness therapies including; massage therapy, bodywork, Chinese medicine, acupuncture, facials, bodywraps, yoga, pilates, psychotherapy, nutritional counseling & personal training.

At Solarice, guests get to forget their worries in a setting that features an elegant decor and cobble-stoned passageways leading to 12 private treatment rooms, steam rooms and a cozy fireplace.   Newly renovated, the Solarice also includes new features like the Express Wellness Lounge and Elixr Bar.

Feel like making a day trip to Whistler – check out Solarice Spa’s second location in the winter wonderland or any time of year.

Spruce Body Lab
1128 Richards Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-683-3220
Web site: www.sprucebodylab.com

About: You can purchase a full physical package or choose from a variety of treatments.  Under skincare treatments, you can get microdermabrasin, waxing, botox, and an infrared sauna.

For full body relaxation – check out their massage therapy treatments with Registered Massage Therapists.   Here you will also find a full certified staff of medical and dental professionals administering botox and fillersBook in for a treatment today!

Vida Wellness Spa
Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel – 1088 Burrard Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-682-8410
Web site: www.vidawellness.com

About:  Whether you are coming in for some alone time, part of a group or even a bride to be – Vida offers treatments like body wraps, body therapy and body exfoliations.

Tailored to the needs of each guest, treatments are designed to restore energy and promote well-being. Many of their treatments are based on Ayurveda – a 5,000 year old Indian system that works from the inside out to bring you into perfect harmony so you can enjoy optimal health.

Spa at the Wedgewood Hotel
845 Hornby Street, Vancouver, BC
Tel: 604-608-5340
Web site: http://www.wedgewoodhotel.com/files_2/spa.php

About: This spa offers nail care, skin care, massages, facials as well as exclusive treatments which sets this spa apart from the rest.  This includes treatments such as the renowned Epicuren Skin Care line, which features all natural ingredients.  Yes ALL NATURAL!  It is recommended you reserve your treatments and massages in advance to ensure availability.

Begin your relaxation in their fitness center, which provides all the latest fitness equipment, or the eucalyptus steam room.

Matthew Toren

Matthew Toren
Matthew Toren is a serial entrepreneur, mentor, investor and co-founder of YoungEntrepreneur.com. He is co-author, with his brother Adam, of Kidpreneurs and Small Business, BIG Vision.