Planning a Girls’ Weekend Getaway? These 30 locations in British Columbia provide the perfect opportunity to reconnect – whether you are looking for a mother-daughter getaway, or want to reminiscence and catch up with old friends. So pencil in sometime with your besties – you all deserve a break!
Painted Boat Resort
Relax the weekend away in world-class spa in the serene sea side setting of Pender Harbour on the beautiful Sunshine Coast. The options for you and your friends are fantastic, with options ranging from a sauna cave, outdoor glacial rain shower, multi-jet hot pool with a massaging waterfall and warm saltwater flotation pool. Moreover, all the treatments use the vast oceans mineral rich seaweed and sea salt allowing you to refresh and rejuvenate. The energy throughout the spa is both relaxing and healing, blending indoor and outdoor spaces, accessible all year long. Included with any spa treatment is access to the lush Spa Garden, too! Details
Known primarily as a surf town, you and your girlfriends can bond while learning to surf in the wonderful waves. Its enjoyed throughout the seasons – just throw on a wetsuit! Try a lesson with Surf Sisters, who offer female instructors and a positive vibe to kick start your surfing! Stay at the comfortable Wickaninnish Inn, of the best views of Chesterman beach to watch the sun set and rise on your vacation. It also has a beautiful Aveda spa for you to unwind. Tofino boasts great food and coffee bars including Taco-fino food truck and the Raincoast Café. Surfs up!
Halycon Hot Spring – Naksup
Located on the stunning water front location of Upper Arrow Lake with panoramic Monashee Mountains – you can relax and immerse yourself in the beneficial minerals of the waters. Enjoy a stay in the cozy cottage and chalets with breakfast overlooking incredible scenery. The hot springs are open all year long so you can enjoy the healing powers, any time! Soak up the beneficial minerals, float blissfully in the jetted warm water. You can always brave the cold waters in the cold plunge if you are feeling brave!
Located on the Gulf Islands, Galiano Island is an amazing escape from city life. The Galiano Oceanfront Inn and Spa is accessible from the ferry station, so you and your friends don’t need to worry about a bringing a car! The Inn actually offers a “Girlfriends Getaway” package! This fabulous package includes breakfast, 2.5 hours in the spa including flotation bath therapy, plus champagne and chocolate to share! When you’re not enjoying the comfort of the inn, you can easily rent bicycles to explore the artsy stores, galleries and boutiques this quaint island has to offer.
Victoria and the Sante Spa is the ideal get away for you and your friends. Located just minutes from bustling downtown Victoria, this award-winning spa will fulfill all your dreams. It draws inspiration from the beautiful west coast including nature and an element of escape. This spa aims at empowering your well-being and to inspire you. The spa uses top-notch local ingredients such as coastal sea kelp, norther clay and lavender. It’s a complete sensory infused experience that will leave you wanting more. Enjoy facials, massages, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures, even waxing and tinting. Seek solace with your friends in the Forest Lounge, which contains a living wall of plants, which seeks to ground you with nature, and rich oxygen.
Fairmont Hot Springs – FairmontGrab your besties – you all deserve a break! The mineral hot springs at Fairmont Hot Springs are a legendary, world class attraction as well as Canada’s biggest natural hot springs. Wash your worries of the outside world away and enjoy the soothing hot waters while you bask in the view of the unbelievable Rocky Mountains! There is much more to do here as well: enjoy horseback riding, hiking, golfing or skiing. A wonderful adventure awaits at Fairmont.
Small town vibes, the perfect place to escape the busy city life. Full of beaches and temperate rain forest, there are many seasonal hikes such as the Pacific Rim National Park! The small town isn’t as popular as Tofino so you’ll feel like a real local. Enjoy dinner at Norwoods: a bustling wine bar with fresh, local seafood. A top attraction is the specular Wild Pacific Trail – to explore and is easily accessible for anyone to do. There are many quirky galleries and shops to explore in this laid back, friendly community. A weekend here is bound to be relaxing and charming!
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The calm before the storm in Ucluelet, BC at @wyapoint last week with @ryanlr16 @jaclyn_emily & baby Indy and Lily. It was a great couple of days enjoying the coast and a little extra excitement as we were evacuated from our lodge due to severe weather. Throw in a cancelled ferry back to the mainland and what felt like an all night drive home made for good memories that we can laugh about.
Nectar Yoga B&B – Bowen Island
Take the short ferry from Vancouver to peaceful Bowen Island to unwind completely with some friends at Nectar Yoga B & B. The unique opportunity offers weekend retreats including liquid detox’s a beautiful inspiring weekend of meditation, yoga, and fresh juices and smoothies to kicks start your well-being. Nectar Yoga B & B is nestled amongst the forest, moments for the sea. It is a sleepy and dreamy atmosphere where you can focus on your thoughts. You and your friends will detox your body and mind as you learn new yoga techniques and skills on handling life while feeding your body healthily.
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The Grotto Spa in Parksville
You can’t go wrong at the top rated Spa in Canada: The Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara in Parksville. The spa offers experiences that go above and beyond what guests could ever imagine. Treatments vary including facials, body wraps, body glow, massages, manicures and pedicures with a particular focus on local West Coast natural ingredients. In an immaculate sea side setting, the grotto has been voted as the best customer service in the industry so your whole group will feel welcome. Complimentary access with any spa treatment to the grotto mineral pool – an invigorating cool splash water fall and whirlpool. This pool is designed with natural minerals to detoxify your body and spirit. “With 20,000 square feet of spa bliss, we give relaxation a whole new meaning!”
There are quite a lot of things you can do in Whistler from skiing to fun festivals to bunge jumping! After all the heart pounding adventures, schedule in a spa time, if you are so inclined! Overlooking the beautiful mountain range of Whistler, The Scandinave Space is the ideal place to chill out with some friends. The spa is totally natural, in such a serene setting, it will allow you to soak up the sights and sounds of nature that surrounds you. There is no wifi at the spa, allowing you to completely turn off from the outside world. Hydrotherapy is offered, a way to release tension in both the mind and body – which goes back many years. The cycle of hot-cold has been proven to energize the entire body allowing blood circulation and detoxification. You will leave the spa, totally rejuvenated in body and mind.
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The capital city of British Columbia, is Victoria! It’s a very interesting city, with so much to do. Get there with Heli-jet helicopter service – a short 30-minute ride from Vancouver. It’s a very unique experience, with views you will only see from the sky. There are lots of fantastic hotels right downtown and Victoria is a very walkable city. Try the Hotel Grand Pacific if you’re craving some awesome views of both the Inner Harbours and the famous Parliament Building! You must do high tea at the Empress Hotel – its fit for a Queen. Fort Street is a fun place for friends to explore with great shopping, drinks and people watching! The Royal BC Museum is also certainly worth a visit. Unwind at the spa at the Hotel Grand Pacific .
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Sparkling Hill Resort – Vernon
Spend the weekend at the beautiful Sparkling Hill Resort in peaceful Vernon, far enough away from the city, so you feel like it’s a real get away with your best girlfriends! With your stay, you get free access the fabulous KurSpa which boats one of the best infinity pools in all of British Columbia. You can enjoy 7 aromatherapy saunas and steam rooms or enjoy their igloo, indoor pool, hot pool and more. With over 40,000 sq. feet of treatment space and 100 innovative healing treatments, you will feel like a brand-new person! One of the feature is the Cryo Cold Chamber – a three chamber approach for reducing inflammation and discomfort. The focus here is on European Spa Philosophy so relax, enjoy and let go.
Tumbler RidgeLocated in norther British Columbia, Tumbler Ridge is the perfect location for your group of outdoor enthusiasts!
You can enjoy waterfalls, unique rock formations, alpine meadows, lakes, canyons, mountain
summits and caves! If you and your friends are feeling daring, try ice climbing! You can try Babcock
Falls, Bullmoose Falls or Nesbitt Knee Falls that range from easy to hard! There is also an
opportunity to go snowshoeing, snowmobiling, tobogganing or skating! One of the highlights of Tumbler Ridge is Kinuseo Falls, a waterfall on the Murray Rivers on the norther tip of Monkman Park, in the stunning norther Rockies. Definitely worth a visit!
One of the most beautiful and spectacular places, rewarded to those who are willing to make the trip! You and your girlfriends won’t be disappointed. Located about 80km west of the British Columbia coast. The environment and culture here can’t be beat: you will see old growth rain forest, habitats that are wild and rainy with bald eagles, bears, and more! The marine protected water host sea lions, whales, orcas and sea otters! Haida Gwaii is full of beautiful art that is easy to explore including weavers and museums. There are many trails to hike with beautiful views, easy to enjoy in the colder months too. There are many hidden treasures in terms of restaurants and cafés, too! All locally run using amazingly fresh ingredients.
Emerald Lake LodgeLocated in the heart of the Yoho National Park, lies Emerald Lake Lodge. It is one of the most stunning year round, wilderness get aways! You will be surrounded by the beauty of pristine lakes and the Rockies! In the winter months, there are fantastic ski-ing and snowboarding so you and your best girlfriends can show off in the snowy peaks! Unwind with some evening snow-shoeing before getting aboard of a one of a kind winter wonderland sleigh ride! The dining is world class, with European mountain roots and a shocking wine list: over 400 outstanding local and international selections! After your action packed day, unwind over the fire and enjoy the views!
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Hasting house – Salt spring Island
Salt Spring Island is known for its artsy vibes and unforgettable hospitality. Get away this weekend with your best friends to the Hasting House Country House Hotel – a cozy luxury resort on 22 acres of waterfront property! Salt Spring is a temperate and mild climate, making it suitable for all seasons. Enjoy the beautiful lodging, fantastic dining and the luxury spa to relax! The boutique spa offers massage and spa treatments in a cozy reconstructed cedar clad barn! When finished relaxing, grab your friends and enjoy strolling through the quirky shops and art galleries of Salt Spring!
Copper Point Resort – Invermere
Immerse yourself with panoramic views of the breath taking Rocky Mountains at Copper Point Resort! You and your besties can enjoy an array of fun winter activities! The rest is less than 20-minute drive to Panorama Mountain Village and Fairmont ski hills so you can be skiing or snowboarding down the glorious mountains in no time! Copper Report offers next level heli-sking/boarding for the adrenaline junkies in your group. If skiing isn’t your thing, try skating on the worlds longest ice skating trail, ice fishing, or snowmobiling! Unwind at neighbouring Lussier Hot Spring in White swan Lake Provincial Park or at Copper Resort’s indoor pool and hot tub. Bliss!
Big White Ski Resort – KelownaGrab your girls and head to Kelowna to enjoy a fun filled weekend at Canada Largest Ski-in Ski-out resort village! There are non stop flights from Vancouver and soon you’ll be playing in the snow. Annually, Big White gets over 750 cm on powdery goodness! There are 118 runs, 5 alpine bowls and a terrain park! With varying levels, there is something for every one of your groups! The best part? Daytime and Apres Ski entertainment! Just step away from the runs and your accommodation, you can enjoy live entertainment, go skating, play hockey, go tubing or warm up with some drinks and enjoy the fireworks.
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Mayne Island Resort
Mayne Island Resort offers everything you could want out of girl’s weekend to have a fun filled catch up! Only a one hour ferry from Vancouver or Victoria, Mayne Island is a wonderful place to relax, unwind, reconnect and enjoy the seaside. The cottages and villas are located on the water’s edge so you can take a beachfront stroll. When you visit with your girlfriends you can will be treated to complimentary wine, a welcome basked, full use of the pool and fitness facility including a steam room and indoor hot tub and 10 % off at the beautiful Aqua Flora Spa. Enjoy delicious food at Bennet Bay Bistro, with one complimentary entrée and dessert, per person!
HazletonThis area is known as a historic area of Northern British Columbia, at the Skeena and Bulkey rivers. It has remained similar to how it was when it was settled in, in 1866. The population remains a beautiful mix of First nations peoples and some of the charm is that the community its situated away from the highway and railroad, which has not affected the development of the community. The focus on the town is on nature, with a respect for the rivers and mountains making the vibe feel very remote. The people here are friendly and welcoming! There is lots to see including many totem poles, the Hagwilget suspension bridge, the Ksan Historical village and museum and many surrounding provincial parks including Ross Lake and Bulkley Junction.
Nanaimo is famously known as harbour city and is worthwhile visit for a fun weekend girls getaway. You can have a relaxing stay at The Painted Turtle guesthouse, sure to make you feel extremely comfortable. Enjoy Commercial Street, a bustling street full of art galleries, antique bookstores, cafés, boutiques and street busker entertainment! Make a stop at Modern café where you can try the unique Nanaimo Bar Martini! Indulge in a pedicure at Pure Spa to totally Zen out. Next, try something new and head to Tea Leaf Specialty Tea and Café who can read your tea leaves and help clean your energy.
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Located on the island, this ocean front town is located along the strait of Georgia at the foot of Mount Arrowsmith. There is a surprisingly big amount of fun activities to do! Enjoy a meal at the Shady Rest – a famous building around since 1924. Have an intense workout at the many local yoga studios so you can enjoy the Little Qualicum Cheese works and Moosberry Winery, guilt free! These locations offer cheese and fruit wine tasting! Downtown you can enjoy the quirky stores that are unique only to this wonderful community. Unwind from your perfect day at the Pacific Shores Resort and Spa in Nanoose bay at the Aquaterre Spa.
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SquamishWhat’s not to love about Squamish? It is an outdoor heaven, with gorgeous, jaw dropping views encompassed in a peaceful and relaxed way of life. Grab your most adventurous girlfriends and enjoy an action-packed weekend of mountain biking, hiking, Heli and flight –seeing or back country skiing and boarding. You can’t miss the awe-inspiring views of the sea to sky gondola with unique views. Try something new and enjoy eagle viewing at the Eagle Run park, home of North Americas largest wintering bald eagles!
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Did you know British Columbia has desert land? That’s right! Osoyoos is a lakeside town full of wineries, great food and sweet people. Who doesn’t love a good road trip!?
Osoyoos is located a gorgeous 5-hour drive through the mountain from Vancouver. Osoyoos is an ultimate destination year-round, with their warmer climate and unique surrounding of hills and grasslands that invite you to hike, mountain bike or wildlife view. Osoyoos proudly offers high quality resorts, and quality fresh fruit and famous wine! Osoyoos restaurants are all about local and fresh so you’ll enjoy high quality cuisine.
A short few hour drive from Vancouver and you and your friends will have entered wine country! The Okanagan is home to many famous wineries and lots of hop on – hop off tours for you and your friends to enjoy delicious tastings. Some wineries you will enjoy are Gehringer Brothers, Tinhorn Creek and Burrowing Owl – just to name a few! It is also the perfect place to enjoy fresh produce. The valleys are home to many fruits and vegetables – with rich soil, you will taste the difference!
Tuwanek Hotel and Waters Edge Day Spa – Sechelt
Luxurious, divine and located in the amazing Sunshine Coast, The Tuwanek Hotel and Waters Edge Day Spa is a mere 40 minute ferry ride from Vancouver. The hotel is tucked away, allowing you to disconnect from your busy life. The hotel sits right on the ocean front, allowing you take in the inspiring sights. The best part? They offer an incredible girls getaway weekend! You will stay in a suite – either Casa Blanca Theme or African Queen theme to get your trip started right. Enjoy a private entrance, private in room dining, and luxurious amenities like a private bath. You will enjoy spa treatments, breakfast in the room, and a certificate to the fine dining Blue Heron Restaurant. What are you waiting for?
High country landscape in Kamloops allows for wonderful outdoor activities for your weekend get-away. Enjoy trail riding, mountain biking, or hiking! With your hiking boots, you can explore the sandstone canyons and fascinating rock formations. There are great restaurants in the area so you can enjoy a fabulous brunch, lunch and dinner cooked for you! Kamloops is home to the only ginseng grown spa, at the Sunmore Ginseng Spa. It offers both facials and body wraps for a rejuvenating treat. You can also explore the interesting BC Wildlife Park!
Liard River Hot Springs
Commonly known as the second largest hot spring in the entire county, Liard River Hot Springs offers a beautiful relaxation experience. It’s a total oasis to soak in the warm, thermal waters and rejuvenate your mind and body. Muncho Lake resort offers year-round accommodation for you and your friends, in close proximity to the neighbouring hot spring. You will enjoy the beautiful biodiversity that surrounds the hot spring including diverse plants, boreal forestry as well as mammal and bird species. You and your friends may even spot a moose!
Prince Rupert often has some kind of event going on during the weekend that you choose to visit. You can likely find art exhibits, book readings, music, theatre or dance performances. Often if you head to the Visitor centre to see the list of events. Locals are friendly too – so don’t be afraid to ask around! Prince Rupert has lots of trails to explore either by bike or foot. Dodge Cove is fantastic to visit as well, so make time for it! Being outdoors brings you closer to those who live there! You may see some ocean animals if you’re lucky, or head to the Khutzeymateen Grizzly Sanctuary to see the grizzly or brown bear. Prince Rupert is known for its seafood so be sure to grab a bite to eat at a seafood restaurant!
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