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Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s waterfront spa deemed best in B.C., 25th across North America

The Boathouse Spa makes Top 100 of 2021 list by Spas of America
The Boathouse Spa is the top in B.C. as named by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2021. (Courtesy Oak Bay Beach Hotel)

The spa at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel is the top in B.C., as named by Spas of America’s Top 100 Spas of 2021.

Oak Bay Beach Hotel’s Boathouse Spa came in at No. 25, the first to appear from Vancouver Island and the province on the list.

Spas of America president Craig Oliver said the Oak Bay waterfront spa also earned No. 4 Wellness Experience in Canada and continues to be an attractive destination for spa and wellness consumers.

“The Boathouse Spa is an ideal fresh-air respite for guests seeking relaxation amidst the beautiful scenery of southern Vancouver Island while also enjoying the urban charm of Oak Bay and Victoria,” Oliver said.

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The annual Top 100 provides insight into consumers’ favourite spas of the year, based on unique page views and consumer choices on the company’s website. For 2021, the company said in a statement, the data showed North American spa and wellness consumers stayed close to home, seeking out socially-distanced, fresh-air wellness experiences.

The Boathouse Spa offers treatments and experiences inspired by its oceanfront setting. Featuring three heated seaside mineral pools, it also has a licensed, waterfront pool deck. The award-winning Boathouse Spa has also been recognized by Spas of America as No. 6 of Top 50 Canadian Spas 2020. The Oak Bay Beach Hotel was also the only Canadian establishment to make a list of the best 50 hotels in the world, as voted by Conde Nast Traveller readers for 2021.

The Top 100 Spas of 2021 list includes 84 spas from the United States, 13 from Canada, and three from Mexico.

While New York held the No. 1 ranked spa, California had the most with 16 on the list. Others in B.C. include:

34 - Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver

37 - Grotto Spa, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Parksville

68 - Pacific Mist Spa, Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, Courtenay

76 - Drift Spa, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, Ucluelet

80 - SpaTerre, The Josie Hotel, Rossland

READ ALSO: Greater Victoria, Vancouver Island make Condé Nast 2020 top travel lists


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