The 7 Best Luxury Spa Resorts in Canada
If you combine luxury accommodations, fine dining and an incredible spa with epic views, you will be looking at some of the most luxurious spa resorts in Canada. From one end of the country to the other, Canadians are spoiled with beautiful resorts and hotels that feature award-winning spas with exceptional treatments. From the shores of the mighty Pacific to deep in the Rocky Mountains to seaside in New Brunswick, discover why these are the best 7 luxury spa resorts in the country.
1. Fairmont Le Chateau Montebello- Montebello
It calls itself the “world’s largest log cabin” and is renowned for offering luxury accommodations, yet still feeling rustic and surrounded by nature. One of the reasons this spa resort makes the list is its friendly attitude for families. Many luxury spa resorts don’t encourage young children but the Chateau Montebello has enough activities to keep the young ones occupied and even offers in-room babysitting so mom and dad can sneak away to the spa together. Speaking of the spa, one thing is clear at this resort in that they have taken great care to use the natural surroundings to make this spa feel both luxurious and comfortable. The heart of the spa is a gathering place complete with cathedral ceilings, a toasty fireplace, wraparound porch and exceptional views of the outdoors. Couples should make sure to book the couples suite featuring a fireplace, soaking tub for two, rain shower, and side-by-side treatment tables.
2. Post Hotel & Spa- Lake Louise
It has been voted as Canada’s favorite resort by Travel and Leisure numerous times in the past and this hotel and spa certainly lives up to its reputation. With the choice of rooms, suites or cabins, there is no shortage of accommodations no matter what you are seeking. Expect fine furnishings, beautiful fireplaces, jetted tubs and more. The Temple Mountain Spa is the highlight of this resort though, a soothing blissful place designed with health, wellness, beauty and therapy in mind. Treatments include full body exfoliation, Swedish massages, flower and mud treatments, facials and more. This resort is also known for having the best dining in the Lake Louise area and be sure to treat yourself in the beautiful dining room, surrounded by fresh flowers, towering pines and the warmth of the fireplace.
3. Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort- Parksville
This all season oceanfront resort is located on the beautiful coast of Vancouver Island. To get the most out of your experience book one of the Spa Bungalows, the newest accommodations here. These bungalows are outfitted with a gas fireplace, jetted tub, beautiful furnishings and a private patio, steps away from the award-winning spa and surrounded by the forest. Featuring over 20,000 feet of bliss the Grotto Spa is one of the favorite spas in all of the country. This spa believes in going above the ordinary and offers treatments such as body glows and three couple suites with hand crafted copper soaking tubs. All spa guests receive access to the mineral pool; a 2,500 square foot warm water pool, designed to emulate the wonder of a naturally occurring grotto. Also included is access to the two story waterfall, an invigorating cool splash waterfall and a non-mineralized whirlpool.
4. Rock Water Secret Cove Resort- Sunshine Coast
This resort is no stranger to awards and has won multiple in past years, including best seaside hideaway, best unique luxury resort and most romantic destination. Thisbreathtaking resort is brimming with choices for accommodations including boardwalk tenthouse suites that feature a hydro-therapy tub with a view, rain forest shower, propane fireplace, and radiant floor heating. Whichever seasons you choose to visit this resort expect outstanding spa services. In the summer and early fall guests will enjoy outdoor massages that take place in tents perched on a bluff overlooking the ocean. In the winter the spa moves to a winter tent complete with roaring fireplace and heated floors. Inside the lodge, poolside is where guests will find facials and esthetics. Fine dining, a beautiful atmosphere and massages in luxury tents; you can’t get much better than that.
5. The Algonquin Resort- St. Andrews by the Sea
This gorgeous resort offers authentic maritime hospitality, seaside allure, elegant guestrooms and a pampering spa. The iconic building and its grounds are an oasis featuring contemporary dining, indoor and outdoor pools, private beach, manicured gardens, and cocktails on our historic veranda. Guestrooms blend both modern amenities with historical charm and offer luxury linens, fireplaces and panoramic views. The newly renovated spa is bringing in people from all over the world to relax and rejuvenate, with an emphasis on personalized service. Feel your worries melt away as you enjoy treatments such as fusion stone massages, warm honey body scrubs and lavender honey facials. With the choice of two excellent restaurants and in-room dining, the Algonquin has you covered on all fronts.
6. Fairmont Banff Springs- Banff
Located in the picturesque Rocky Mountains in Banff, Alberta this hotel steeps luxury and is known all over the world as the “castle in the mountains”. Providing legendary hospitality for the past 125 years is their specialty, as well as offering year round activities such as golf, skiing and authentic local dining. The Willow Stream Spa is at the forefront of this hotel, offering guests a true European Spa that oozes with luxury. In the middle of the spa sits a beautiful mineral pool with pulsating waterfalls perfect for rejuvenating sore muscles and relaxing the mind. Other facilities here include outdoor and indoor whirlpools, steam rooms, lounges and spas. Expect treatments such as mountain hot stone massages, mud wraps, deep salt scrubs and more. For an added experience make sure to book one of the suites located in the quiet turrets of the castle, complete with a spiral staircase leading up the bedroom and majestic views of the surrounding forests and mountain peaks.
7. Wickaninnish Inn- Tofino
This oceanfront luxury hotel is located just 5 km from the popular surf town of Tofino and overlooks the powerful Pacific Ocean, just steps away to the beautiful Chesterman Beach. Guest suites include soaker tubs, fireplaces, individual balconies and panoramic views of the ocean. Dining at The Pointe Restaurant is a treat on its own as it offers floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Pacific with an exceptional menu that changes with what is in season. The Ancient Cedars Spa is the real hidden gem of this hotel though, located on the ocean level of the hotel and looking out onto breathtaking views. The emphasis here is on relaxation and rejuvenation and you will find that treatments run longer than normal and include a personal consultation. Many of the products used are locally made and make sure to treat yourself to the Hishuk Ish Tsawalk Awakening that takes techniques gleaned from traditional cleansing ceremonies of the West Coast’s indigenous people.