Whidbey Island, B.C.
The award-winning Inn at Langley is set amidst the fresh ocean air and scenic splendor of the Pacific Northwest, perched on the shoreline of pastoral Whidbey Island. The inn is a relaxing three-hour drive south of Vancouver, British Columbia, or a one-hour hop, skip and jump (literally) from Seattle via the Mukilteo-Clinton ferry. It’s a wonderfully relaxing environment complete with picturesque small towns, meandering roads, sprawling landscapes of forest and farmland, and ocean glimpses when you least expect them. [Read Review]
Think Whistler, think snow" is the mantra for many winter enthusiasts; however, some of us have more hedonistic thoughts when we head to the worldly resort in the mountains: "think Whistler, think spa'. If you yearn for pampering, Whistler has an admirable offering of feel-good treatments in a dozen spas sprinkled throughout its classy village. Here is a preview of the Whistler spa scene. [Read Review]
Dotted with clear lakes and networked with spring
fed rivers and streams, this mountainous area of Quebec
is a gold mine of spa facilities neatly tucked into
verdant hills. Here
are our top three picks for your next stay.
100 Fountain Spa
Everything’s coming up grapes at the Vintage Hotels in Niagara-on-the-Lake and its juiciest new attraction, the 100 Fountain Spa. In the early part of ’06, the spa underwent its own full-body restoration, turning what had been a 12-year-old pit stop into a sublimely decadent destination, while incorporating rich local county nuances in its offerings, namely, all things wine-related. [Read Review]
Waves of Relaxation -
For those stressed-out souls exhibiting symptoms of
knotted muscles, frazzled minds and sagging spirits,
in Picton, Ontario is just what the doctor ordered.
Make that three doctors: owners Dr. Nora Connell,
her husband Dr. Chris Rogers and Dr. Kneipp, whose
century-old philosophy for health is the driving force
behind one of Ontario's most charming wellness facilities.
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Spa at Chateau Whistler
The massage and Shiatsu therapists at The Spa at Chateau Whistler have the highest level of qualifications and training found anywhere in North America. All massage therapists are registered after completing a 2,600-hour course and all Shiatsu therapists are certified after completing a 1,000-hour course. All therapists are required to fine-tune their skills with post-graduate courses and workshops to help make The Spa at Chateau Whistler one of the finest. Specialty treatments include Thai massage, hot stone therapy, and Shiatsu. www.fairmont.com