Five Best Spas in Vancouver, BC

Who doesn't love going to a spa? People of all ages love to be pampered, and going to a spa in Vancouver can be the very best way to treat yourself to some of life's best luxuries. Spa gift certificates also make ideal gifts, for practically anyone: Mother's Day, Father's Day, birthdays--heck, I gave a spa gift certificate to my doula as a thank-you gift.

The best spas in Vancouver, BC, offer a wide range of pampering options, from massage and relaxation to skin care and anti-aging treatments. Use this Guide to the 5 Best Spas in Vancouver to find the right spa for you, plus their most famous signature treatments. 

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    ••• Absolute Spa at the Hotel Fairmont Vancouver. Image Courtesy of Absolute Spa Group

    Famous for attracting celebrities--including Gwyneth Paltrow and Zac Efron--while also being beloved by locals, the Absolute Spa Group are definitely among the best spas in Vancouver. There are multiple locations throughout the city, including their flagship at the Century Plaza Hotel in downtown Vancouver, the Hotel Fairmont Vancouver (Vancouver's "first spa for men"), and at YVR. Signature treatments include high-end anti-aging skin treatments (e.g., the Oxygen Facial) and organic pedicures. 

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    ••• Spa Utopia at the Pan Pacific Hotel in Vancouver. Photo © Pan Pacific Hotel Vancouver

    Despite it's size--it's one of the biggest spas in Vancouver--Spa Utopia is so popular that it often has a waiting list. Their best signature therapeutic treatments are the Canadian Treasures treatments, which use 100% Canadian ingredients, including Moor Mud, BC seaweed, and Canadian Dark Clay to detoxify, rejuvenate, and improve sleep.

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    Miraj Hammam interior
    ••• Miraj Hammam Spa in Vancouver. Image Courtesy of Miraj Hammam

    Since 2000--when it opened as the first Hammam in Canada--Miraj Hammam has been one of the most unique top spas in Vancouver. Warm and steamy, Miraj recreates Middle Eastern opulence with relaxing steam "chambers" (Hammam) followed by massage and exfoliation (Gommage). Guests are given a sarong, robe, and slippers to wear during the treatments; if you're very modest, you can bring a swimsuit for the Gommage, which is normally done nude.

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    ••• J Spa in Vancouver. Image Courtesy of J Spa

    Arguably the best neighbourhood spa in Vancouver, J Spa has a loyal following who adore their all-organic facials and skin care. Using natural products made from plants, vegetables, fruits, and oils (the products are technically edible), J Spa's Signature Organic Facials are ideal for women and men. 

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    ••• Spruce Body Lab in Vancouver. Photo © Jason Lachance

    Another local favourite, Yaletown's Spruce Body Lab is both a spa and a wellness clinic, offering guests a wide range of services, including customized facials, RMT Massage Therapy, and Diamond Peel microdermabrasion. Their signature treatment is their famous Infrared Sauna, which uses infrared rays to treat stress, fatigue, and chronic pain. Plus you can try a 25-minute infrared session for just $25.