Wellness Staycations Canada

As Canada slowly and safely reopens, are you a Canadian thinking of exploring your own country over the summer? Think of taking a Wellness Staycation?  Below, in random order, are suggestions to help you become inspired for your Wellness Staycation in Canada.

Wellness Staycations, Canada, Prince Edward Island
Prince Edward Island. Photo credit: Anne Dimon

But first of all, what is a Wellness Staycation?

We’re rounded up some suggestions for planning your own Wellness Staycation in Canada:

Wellness Things to Know about four Canadian provinces

Wellness Travel Things to Know about Prince Edward Island

Wellness Travel Things about Manitoba

Wellness Travel Things to Know about Alberta

Wellness Travel Things to Know about British Columbia

Canada’s best Scenic Drives

From coast to coast, the country is home to a vast collection of scenic drives and inspirational views. Here is a round-up of the best scenic drives in Canada 

Brain Health Option in Vancouver

For those expanding their wellness routine this summer to include brain fitness, to keep their minds sharp and their moods uplifted; the Brain Butlers of Vancouver, B.C. provide a wide range of online or in-person services that nourish both the hardware and software of the human mind. You’ll find more info at the Vancouver Dementia Prevention Center.

Serenity by the Sea in Tofino

Tofino Hummingbird Cottage

Open year round, Tofino Hummingbird Cottage is located on Vancouver Island, off of Canada’s west coast, and minutes from the coastal village of Tofino. Bordered by Pacific Rim National Park, Tofino attracts those seeking renewal of body, mind and spirit. Steps from the sandy expanse of Chesterman Beach and ideal for self-directed retreats and restful escapes, Tofino Hummingbird Cottage was custom-designed and built in 2020 by spa and wellness expert Vivienne O’Keeffe, with a vision of deep comfort and eco-sustainability. Guests can experience the serenity of the sea, sleep to the rhythm of tides and soothe stress, with onsite massage, yoga and meditation instruction available upon request.

Fitness Activities and Adventures in Canada  

Canada is a great destination to enjoy a fitness adventure or vacation. So whether you prefer, for instance, hiking, cycling, kayaking or canoeing here’s a round-up for fitness-focused adventures in Canada  

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Photo courtesy of Sojourn Bicycling & Active Vacations

Four Best Hot Springs in Canada

When we take stock of Canada’s natural hot springs with full-service spas, here are the Big Four

Four Best Cycling Regions of B.C.

When it comes to cycling, southern British Columbia offers some of the world’s best terrain. Here are four regions to hit the cycling trails in BC

Gros Morne Mountain in Newfoundland 

At 806 metres, Gros Morn Mountain is the second highest peak on the island of Newfoundland. Here our story of hiking the 16 km (10 mile) trail to the top.  

Kayaking the Golf Islands of B.C.  

It’s a beautiful sunny morning in April and we’re in a ‘weather window’ on Mayne Island, one of the smallest of the B.C. Gulf Islands. Read our story

Le Monastère des Augustine, Quebec 

Located in the heart of Old Quebec City, the restored 17th century Le Monastère des Augustine – now part wellness-focused boutique hotel – offers a peaceful year-round sanctuary, where breakfasts are taken in silence, the colorful gardens ease the mind and yoga takes place in the building’s stunning historic vault.

Le Monastere des Augustines

Whispering Springs Infuses the Canadian Outdoors Experience with Luxury

Ontario’s clamping hot spot is Whispering Springs Wilderness Retreat. Travel to Wellness contributor Erin Davis visited for this story.

Yoga in Canada

For the ever-growing number of yoga enthusiasts, there are an increasing number of places in Canada to participate in this healthy practice. Here are just a few

The above comprise just a handful of the many Canadian experiences available coast to coast under the banner of Wellness Staycations. We’ll be adding new options as they come to our attention.

Grail Springs Retreat Centre for Wellbeing, ON

Surrounded by one of the most beautiful lakeside settings in Ontario, Grail Springs Retreat Centre for Wellbeing is an award-winning establishment with a developed holistic approach to wellbeing, and a focus to inspire and renew the body, mind and spirit through lifestyle experiences and education.

Grail Springs Retreat Centre for Wellbeing

Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, B.C.

Designed to emulate the island’s natural seaside elements, the Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa offers guests a cave-like feel with a number of incorporated water features. More on Kingfisher 

Hotels and resorts in Canada and elsewhere are beginning to reopen and welcome guests once again.

Three Top Cooking Classes in Vancouver

Whether you want to top up your nutritional knowledge, learn all about fare trade or you just feel like getting your hands dirty in the kitchen, Here are three top cooking classes in Vancouver

Quebec Spas & Wellness Retreats   

The province of Quebec offers the largest collection of “Nordik spas” where the focus is on taking-the-waters. Here’s a story on Le Nordik Nature Spa

Spa Eastman

Spa Eastman is now 100% open including their thermo-therapy facilities. You can also take part in the many activities – including presentations, fitness sessions and well-being workshops – led by the Spa Eastman team of professionals are also available.

Tour Operators

If your thinking of an outdoor excursion, here are a few tried and test tour operators in Canada 

We’ll be adding more inspiration for Wellness Staycations in Canada as they come to our attention.