Monday through Friday you put in that work. Whether it be slaving away at your finals, or god forbid, you work in the real world and you have layers upon layers of stress stacked on your shoulders, you need a break.
You need a little TLC "you" time, and BC has got just the thing for you. Beautiful, luxurious spas you can soak away your 9-5 worries, and the best part, they're all super affordable!
Take a little day trip with bae or even a girl's weekend spa getaway to these luxurious BC spas and relax.
Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara // Parksville
Rated the #1 spa in Canada by Spas of America, The Grotto Spa is the relaxation paradise of your dreams. And better yet, entry to their Grotto Mineral Pool is only $40! So you and your BFF or your bae can enjoy a luxurious spa experience AND afford a fancy dinner.
Cost: $40 for Mineral Pool access, or complimentary access with any 60 minute spa treatment
KurSpa at Sparkling Hill Resort // Vernon
Infinity pools and igloos, I don't know a more luxurious spa than this. Though KurSpa is only accessible to Sparkling Hill Resort guests, the treatments start at only $45. From aromatherapy saunas to rejuvenating beauty treatments, you can get it all.
Cost: Treatments starting at $45
Ainsworth Hot Springs // Ainsworth
Dark and mysterious hot spring caves that you can soak in for hours to de-stress your soul. The healing waters at Ainsworth will relax your muscles and give you that calm and collected state of mind without having to spend mountains of cash at a boujee spa. The hot springs are open daily to the public.
Halcyon Hot Springs // Nakusp
Waters so potent that it was once bottled up and shipped all the way to London as a health tonic. The hot spring waters at Halcyon are what they are known for, with high lithium content and antidepressant properties, soak away your worries and your strife.
Cost: $13/person for pool access
Fairmont Hot Springs Resort // Fairmont
Swim, dive or just float in calm relaxation at Fairmont Hot Springs' massive mineral water pool. Take advantage of mother nature's therapeutic gift and Fairmont's inexpsensive rates, and treat yo'self.
Cost: $12/person for pool access
Liard River Hot Spring Provincial Park // Muncho Lake
Okay, so this one may not be a spa, but I had to include it because it is just too awesome! You can treat yourself with only $5 for all day access to this natural wonder of a hot spring. Previously known as the "tropical valley", it is the perfect place for nature lovers to relax, AND it's open all year round.
Pure Float // Vancouver
If you haven't tried floatation therapy in a sensory depravation tank (aka a "floating pod"), you definitely have to try it. Float in an Epsom salt bath that helps promote mental clarity and rejuvenate the body. Completely relax all your senses from your mind to your body and float off to another dimension.
Cost: $39/90 minute session with this Groupon
Radium Hot Springs // Radium
So again, my apoligies that Radium Hot Springs is not a spa, BUT it is one of Canada's largest hot spring pools. And when you're literally bathing in the earth's goodness, from the mineral waters to taking in the amazing sights all around you, you can hardly even bother to think about a spa. You've got all the spa you need right here.