The Ultimate Guide to Whistler Spas: Updated 2018
Just because we throw axes all day long, doesn’t mean we don’t know a thing or two about rest and relaxation. The Whistler spa scene is abundant and luxurious. Arguably, we have some of the nicest places to relax in the world. Whether you ski or not, there are countless special spa experiences to choose between. In all seasons, including Winter and Fall. From lodges on a serene lake to ancient eastern spa treatments, there is no end to the relaxing Apres Ski spa therapies. For those looking to make the most of their money, there are spa packages with body wraps, massages, facials, and more involved.
Are you a local? Keep your eyes peeled for the local specials offered!
Without further ado, because we know you’ve got some relaxing ahead of you, here are the spas to hit in Whistler Village and surrounding neighbourhoods. We’ve broken them up between the high-end options for going all out, and the more budget-friendly locations for more of an everyday experience. Keep in mind, spas tend to offer low-season deals!
Here are the Whistler highlights, at least according to Trip Advisor
High End Whistler Spa Options
Bringing your la to Whistler to impress? First stop, the spa. The easiest way to spoil someone is by splurging on some of the most luxurious spa treatments available in North America. Sometimes, its best not to skimp on the good stuff.
Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa
Rates: Price range for massage packages from $27o for a Javanese Pampering to $1150 for the full-blown 250 minute Royal Asamargama Package. If you are going big, why not go all out on the ultimate treat.
Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa, is the only authentic Javanese style Spa in North America, yet Whistler is lucky enough to have both locations. One inside the Hilton, near the Blackcomb Gondola, and one in the North Village.Like a true Javanese Spa, all senses are ignited. Aromatherapeutic oils along with exotic flowers give you a spa treatment you’ve never anywhere else experienced, except maybe Java.
The spa uses inspirations from ancient body and beauty rituals that derived from the Royal Court of Surakarta. Yes, you actually are treated like royalty when you enter their doors. They specialize in traditional body treatments to help you deeply relax and rejuvenate. The signature treatment, a Javanese Massage, along with other well-thought-out therapies have received a variety of awards.
It was named to the Best of Whistler List by Vancouver Fashion Magazine and awarded the 2017 Winner Best Signature Spa Treatment in Canada by Haute Grandeur. They also offer a sauna, jacuzzi, complimentary beverages, robes, towels, and slippers, plus natural exotic cocktails.
The Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa is ranked number 5, of the top spas to visit while in Whistler.
Scandinave Spa Whistler
Rates: All-Access bath pass is $79 per person. They offer a variety of massage packages, and styles, starting at $189. Massages include robe rental and bath access.
Hot Tip: Keep an eye out on their social media for Fall & Spring (low season) discounts on baths and massages. They also offer locals deals on certain evenings.
The Scandinave Spa is a perfect arrangement to experience the full range of hydrotherapy benefits. Its a truly unique experience, with nearly the entire facility located outside. Hop from hot pool, to cold water fall and settle into a relaxing few minutes of blissed out temperate climate. Repeat over and over again for hours of relaxation.
The outdoor installations including hot pools, cold dips and showers and steam rooms are nestled in a rustic, wooded setting. Taking in the surrounding mountains as you soak in a hot pool, or relax in a sauna is almost beyond description. Add a massage to your visit and consider yourself spoiled.
This outdoor, indoor, unique experience always ranks high according to the people, it’s currently sitting at number 3 on Trip Advisor.
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort
Rates: Prices range depending on service. As an example their signature Sea to Sky Massage is $265, 80 minutes long; an Oxygen Rejuvenation Facial starts at $225 for 50 minutes; or try The Ultimate Escape for $550, a full four hours long.
The Spa at Four Seasons Resort in Whistler is an indoor/outdoor luxurious getaway. Here, they focus on offering you nature at its best with ingredients for health and renewal. It’s recognized as the #1 hotel spa in Canada by Travel and Leisure’s World’s Best Awards. This sanctuary spa offers 12 treatment rooms, two couples’ rooms, and two zen relaxation lounges. Aside from their signature massage treatments, they also offer body scrubs and wraps.
If you happen to be on a family vacation, they also have a full list of services for even the little ones. Including kiddo specific manicures, pedicures, and gentle facials.
The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge
Rates: Massages range from$140 Swedish, 60 minute experience to the $220 hot stone massage, 90 minutes. They also offer facials starting at for the $199 Foundation Hydrafacia, manicures starting at the 30 minute, $65 sport manicure, and finally a range of other essential esthetics services.
Hot Tip: Make an evening of it. Pack your swimming trunks, and spend a relaxing post-massage session in their roof top hot tub. As you blissfully float back to earth, grab a glass of bubbly at one of the many fine dining options on site at Nita.
One of Whistler’s best kept secrets for locals. If you live and work in the neighbourhood, their services come with a great discount. They offer hot stone massages, body scrubs, and now hydrafacial to get your skin through those harsh winter month. The Spa at Nita Lake Lodge aims to restore the body and mind to balance. While you’re there, you can use the rooftop hot tubs, eucalyptus steam room, and the quiet relaxation lounge.
The Spa at Nita Lake is consistently hitting the top ten lists of what to do in Whistler, and especially so on Trip Advisor. They are now the number one place to get your relaxation on, as ranked by Trip Advisor. The people have spoken – and Nita Lake is the spa destination to hit in Whistler.
Vida Spa at the Fairmount
Rates: Swedish Massage starts at $180 for 60 minutes, up to the Nidra Sleep Treatment 90 minute massage for $350. Facials start at $155, and this spa offers everyone’s favourite, the full body wrap, starting at $185.
Hot Tip: The Fairmount is very walkable from most Village and Upper Village hotels. Parking is limited on site, take advantage of the $35 valet parking if you plan to drive.
Come to the fairmont for the mountain side piste access, stay for the Apres Ski spa treatments. It shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone that the Vida Spa maintains the same attention to detail as the rest of the prestigious establishment. A session at the Vida Spa is sure to leave you wishing you’d actually booked a room at the Fairmont, instead of just walking there. Their services range from massage treatments, to facials, to body wraps and more. They also offer one-on-one restorative yoga sessions for anyone missing their yin practice while traveling.
Best Spa Value for Your Money
Not everyone has money to burn in whistler. Some of us work hard, play hard, and need a budget friendly method of spoiling ourselves. For those of us conscious of over-spending on superfluous things like facials and massages, we are lucky enough to have a host of local friendly options for Whistler spa treatments.
Aviva Massage Spa
Rate: The best price in Whistler, and only two services to choose from: 60 minute Swedish massage for $94.44 and 90 minute for $119.99.
Aviva strives to give you an excellent massage for a good price that even a Whistler local can afford on top of their rent. If you really just need a massage to get rid of the kinks from the stress of working late night shifts or long days of skiing, Aviva Massage Spa is a great option. It is the best value in Whistler for a massage at just $70 per 1 hour and 2 hours at $120.
Aviva focuses all their attention on the perfect Swedish Wellness Massage. They’ll get the kinks out, without breaking the books, and wasting your time on other spa services. They also make the choice even easier by offering only a 60 or 90 minute session. Their prices are yet to be beat!
Aviva is number 1 destination for spa treatments in Whistler, as ranked by Trip Advisor. If the locals love it, surely so will you.
Whistler Day Spa
Rate: Massage treatments start at $149 for 60 minute Relaxation Treatment, facials at $179 for 60 minutes of RnR.
Hot Tip: Check their Last Minute Deals frequently to experience facials and massages at a large discount.
Another affordable option is the Whistler Day Spa which offers you a wide array of services such as deep tissue massages, facials, manicures, and waxing services. You’ll also have access to the Pan Pacific hot tubs, pool, and sauna with your massage service. Having hot tubs, pools, and saunas included in this price is an incredible deal.
Why do we love the Whistler Day Spa so much? Because of their low season (Fall & Spring) deals, and their budget friendly Last Minute Deals. Its like the Hot Wire of Spa services! Changing on a weekly basis, its recommended to stop back frequently to see what they have on offer. Some last minute deals we’ve seen are a 50 minute Swedish Massage for only $99, and 30 percent off select facial treatments. A steel of a deal in Whistler!
The Whistler Day Spa is so loved by locals and visitors alike, its currently at number 4 best spa according to Trip Advisor.
Whistler Integrative Wellness Centre
Rates: RMT start at $120 for 60 minutes.
The Whistler Integrative Wellness Centre offers massages with registered massage therapists as well as a variety of other services, all with wellness and healing in mind. Not only can you enjoy a massage fully covered by extended health and medical, but you can also get ancient holistic treatments like vitamin injections and acupuncture. They have professional healthcare practitioners available, providing acupuncture, osteopathic services, and more.
If you need a massage for more than just relaxation, these folks are going to get your body sorted with a range of supportive health services.
Healing Hands Whistler
Rates: 60 minutes of Deep Tissue Massage is $130, a 90 minute Shiatsu massage for $180, and many more options.
Healing Hands Whistler is dedicated to health and wellness. Healing Hands is a mobile spa, which not only provides massage for locals and tourists visiting Whistler, but they also provides acupuncture and Traditional Chinese Medicine, blood analysis, herbal and nutritional consultations, as well as aromatherapy. Healing Hands Whistler has a Dr. TCM, Michelle Kaminski, who has been practising for over 18 years in Whistler on professional athletes and sees patients with a variety of ailments. This is a spa treatment, with a medical approach
Are you Ready to Relax Yet?
The Whistler Spa scene offers many options, for whatever budget you have in mind. Many of the hotels actually have a spa located on-site, meaning you can wear your bathrobe straight from your room to the massage table, and then head over to the on-site hot tub for a final relaxation session.
Many of us have scoped out the local spas, like Scandinave, which cover all the basis, massage, hot pools and steam rooms. Especially when making a full day of luxurious relaxation, they give us more bang for our hard earned dollars. However, if you are looking to splurge, don’t be afraid to go big at the Fairmont and Four Seasons for a really magical moment.