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5 Spa Experiences Around Vancouver

Man and woman lying down on massage beds at Asian wellness center

A cruise from Victoria to Vancouver is a luxurious way to treat yourself without travelling too far from home. Instead of worrying about driving to ferry terminals and sold out ferry times, you can opt to relax on a V2V luxury cruise and take the time to truly unwind while you enjoy the beautiful scenery.

To further your relaxation and enjoyment during your staycation, we’ve compiled a list of the five best spa experiences you’ll find in Vancouver.

  1. Smile Thai Wellness Spa

Smile Thai Wellness is a stunning, luxurious wellness center located in the heart of the downtown area.

The rich, warm decor will immediately put you at ease, and they offer a full range of traditional treatments. This includes aromatherapy oil massage, foot reflexology, facials, acupuncture and traditional Thai massage. They are well-known for their couples packages as well, so this is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway.

  1. Absolute Spa

This spa has two locations, and one is conveniently within walking distance of the V2V Vancouver terminal. The Absolute Spa at Fairmont Hotel Vancouver boasts that it is Vancouver’s “first spa for men,” but they offer plenty of services that will appeal to women as well.

For a relaxing weekend, you can even book an overnight stay at the hotel and then return to Victoria in style on our V2V Empress

  1. Miraj Hammam Spa


A hammam is a Moroccan steam bathhouse, but this spa offers far more than just a traditional Moroccan steam bath. Miraj Hammam Spa brings the exotic luxury of Morocco to Vancouver so that you can experience Middle Eastern treatments that will cleanse both body and soul.

You can book hammam and gommage treatments as well as massages and facials. After your treatments, you can relax in the Sultana Lounge and indulge in Middle Eastern tea and sweet cakes.


  1. Spa Utopia & Salon

Spa Utopia is a one-stop shop for all manner of wellness treatments. They offer therapeutic massage, med spa treatments, hot tubs and more. You can even schedule hair and beauty services to get ready for a night on the town after your treatments.

  1. Willow Stream Spa

Named one of the Best Spas in the World in 2015, Willow Stream Spa is located in the Fairmont Pacific Rim, which is only a few minutes away from the V2V terminal.

Combine waterfront views with infrared saunas, meditation pods, body wraps and Japanese-style soaks and scrubs, and you have a recipe for the ultimate relaxation experience.

Instead of fussing with the ferry schedule from Victoria to Vancouver, book a trip on V2V’s Empress cruise, and enjoy your vacation to the fullest.