A typical vacation usually includes some form of relaxing but when one thinks of traveling to Whistler, images of skiing, snowboarding, and all the other outdoor activities come to mind- a far cry from the resting often associated with a holiday. It’s true that you can fill your days with being outside in the mountains but there is also a quieter side of Whistler, one that is meant to soothe aches and pains as well as quiet the mind. These peaceful havens can be found all over, you just have to know where to look. We have gathered where to relax in Whistler for a welcome repose after a day on the hill.
Surrounded by lush forest and stunning views, the Scandinave Spa should be part of your Whistler experience. Its highlight is hydrotherapy in the form of hot and cool baths that are to be enjoyed over the course of a few hours. The spa asks for complete silence while you enjoy the baths to allow for inner stillness and complete relaxation. Melt even further away by adding a massage onto your visit.
Local’s Tip: Bring a book and make a whole day of it!
Avello Spa and Health Club
Located in the Westin Resort and Spa, the Avello is pure luxury. It features 70 treatments and an overall holistic experience. Before a treatment, visit the health club for a workout and some reprieve in one of the eucalyptus steam rooms.
Local’s Tip: Be sure to try the Avello Hot Rock Massage- A massage using hot black basalt lava stones. The stones are placed on energy meridians and are used to massage the body with oils.
The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge
Don’t just visit The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge, take a wellness retreat. Its lakeside setting is sure to instill relaxation in conjunction with its wide range of services. The Spa offers esthetics, massage, and naturopathic treatments to address the whole body, inside and out! What’s more, as a guest of the Spa, you will have complimentary use of the roof top hot tubs, eucalyptus steam room, and lounge.
Local’s Tip: Take a yoga class at Loka Yoga for added balance and harmony.
Tucked away in the Fairmont Chateau Whistler, The Vida Spa spotlights Ayurvedic treatments which can include massages, and body wraps as well as an individually designed cleanse. Ayurvedic treatments are created around your particular Dosha or personality and are intended to work from the inside-out for complete relaxation.
Local’s Tip: The Vida Spa has an ideal layout for groups so bring a friend or five and make it Spa day to remember!
There’s a little of something for everyone in Whistler. If finding balance and peace or perhaps, just a place to rest your weary muscles is what you’re in search of, look no further! Our list of where to relax in Whistler is sure to help you find the spa to suit your needs. Book your wellness retreat in Whistler today by visiting Whistler Reservations.