Top 10 Places To Relax In Vancouver

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1. Try the Radha Yoga and Eatery in the middle of Chinatown.  There you can dine on health raw and vegan food. There’s nothing like a stretch before your meal in the adjoining yoga studio.

2. The Jericho Sailing Centre, situated next to Kitsilano, is on one of Vancouver’s quietest and most relaxing beaches. There are plenty of affordable craft to take out on the water for the day and with natural wind power the specialty here, there are no noisy engines to be heard. You should also try some windsurfing and kayaking to get close to nature whilst enjoying some healthy exercise.

3. The Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge and Park are close to the downtown area and are great for hiking, with four trails that are suitable for all levels of ability. There’s also a deep pool just north of the bridge and a stunning waterfall.

4. Have a wander round at the Farmers’ Market at Kitsilano, where over 200 crafters and farmers sell their wares. Only the best in seasonal food is offered for sale, catering for a great variety of tastes. You could combine this with a leisurely stroll on the nearby beach.

There are also some great spa resort hotels in Vancouver to get you thoroughly back into shape and raring to go.

5. She to Chic Spa is a specialist spa and nail salon and is one of the few here to use only totally organic products. It has a quiet and serene setting for complete relaxation, pampering and healthy indulgence.

6. The Spa at Shangri-La Hotel is one of Vancouver’s newest chic spas and sports a Tibetan style atmosphere of contemplation and peaceful luxury.  There are six separate treatment rooms and qualified expert massage therapists.

7. The Miraj Hammam Spa offers a Moroccan spa experience that has become immensely popular with the locals and visitors alike.

8. Spa Utopia is located in the dramatic Pan Pacific beachfront hotel and is characterized by a decor of earthy tones and exposed brick, for a truly authentic feel.

9. Willow Stream Spa occupies the entire fifth floor of the new Fairmont Pacific Rim complex in downtown Vancouver, with a spacious gym, terrace and steam rooms, and of course spectacular views.

10. The Vida Spa was opened at the Sutton Place Hotel in 1987 and has become synonymous with the whole spa experience. There are 84 practitioners on hand between this and two other sites, offering the very best in spa treatments and personal fitness programs developed from ancient Indian practices.

One Response to “Top 10 Places To Relax In Vancouver”

  1. Sarah says:

    This post made me REALLY miss Vancouver!

    Although not really “relaxing,” my favourite place in Vancouver was definitely Bandidas on Commerical Dr.

    I was there every Saturday, I tell ya!


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