Victoria, the capital of British Columbia, Canada, is a premier spa and wellness destination with a growing number of luxury locations that combine modern and traditional treatments. Check out these five Victoria-based spas that offer innovative treatments and unique wellness experiences.
1. Ritual Nordic
Ritual Nordic Spa opened in early 2022, offering a modern take on the classic Finnish sauna house experience. The Scandinavian-style spa features traditional cedar and basswood saunas, an infrared sauna, eucalyptus steam room, cold plunge pool, Nordic bucket showers, a salt lounge and three patios situated in a modern downtown setting.
2. Boathouse Spa
Boathouse Spa is the area’s only oceanfront spa and contains British Columbia’s only licensed waterfront pool deck. The spa, located at Oak Bay Beach Hotel, offers a full range of massages, European facials, body wraps and salt glows. Signature amenities include three heated outdoor mineral pools sitting on the edge of the Salish Sea.
3. Songhees Wellness Centre
The Songhees Wellness Centre showcases an indigenous cultural experience, representative of the traditional Lekwungen territory and its indigenous inhabitants, the Songhees Nation. Wellness experiences include a cultural canoe or waking tour departing from the Inner Harbour, as well as indigenous-inspired cuisine at the Songhees Food Truck.
4. Philosophy MD
Philosophy is a luxury medspa that offers an array of personalized treatments for an immersive self-care experience. Treatments include injectables, skin tightening treatments, signature facials and peels, hair restoration programs and other skin care.
5. Willow Stream Spa
Willow Stream Spa is an urban oasis located in the Fairmont Empress. The spa has 11 treatment rooms and offers customizable treatments featuring products from Kerstin Florian, Aromatherapy Associates and Jane Iredale. Outside of the spa, the Fairmont Empress provides BMW bikes to guests, allowing them to explore the city while getting some fresh air and exercise.