Discover Canada’s Top 50 Spas of 2023: Grotto Spa Reigns Supreme


Grotto Spa, Tigh-na-Mara Seaside Resort, Spas of America

Grotto Spa, Tigh-na-Mara Seaside Resort, Spas of America

(IN SHORT) Canadians and visitors prioritized relaxation, fresh air, and hydrotherapy at spas in 2023. Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort on Vancouver Island claimed the top spot, announced Craig Oliver, President of Spas of America. The Top 50 Canada Spas awards highlight spa and wellness options from nine provinces, with Ontario leading at 19, followed by British Columbia and Quebec with nine each. For the full list of Canada’s Top 50 Spas of 2023, visit

(PRESS RELEASE) PARKSVILLE, Canada, 2024-Jan-12 — /Travel PR News/ — In 2023, Canadians and visitors to Canada avidly pursued relaxation, crisp outdoor air, and rejuvenating hydrotherapy within their spa retreats. Vancouver Island’s Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort topped the charts, securing the prestigious No. 1 position, as revealed by Craig Oliver, the president of Spas of America.

The Top 50 Canada Spas awards showcases spa and wellness offerings from nine provinces, with Ontario leading with 19 and British Columbia and Quebec with nine each. Alberta had seven, Nova Scotia two, and ManitobaNewfoundlandPrince Edward Island, and Saskatchewan each had one.

The Grotto Spa’s recognition coincides with the unveiling of its $2.5 million renovation, introducing an elevated experience with four cedar barrel saunas in an outdoor garden patio. Launching in mid-February, “The Grotto” aims to enhance the guest journey within the spa, offering a multifaceted experience surrounded by picturesque landscapes. The outdoor patio, beside the mineral pool, creates a serene oasis with cedar barrel saunas, outdoor showers, and scenic surroundings, fostering a tranquil sauna garden. Encouraging a two-hour communal journey, The Grotto promotes connections in a social environment while allowing for a personalized wellness experience amidst nature’s healing elements. Inspired by a global quest for optimal spa experiences, it provides a technology-free space for guests to be present and disconnect from digital distractions, as highlighted by Brian Cocks, managing director of Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort.

Spas of America’s annual Top 50 Canada Spas award offers insights into the most popular spas of the year based on unique page views and consumer choices at New for 2023, all spas must also uphold a Google Reviews rating of 4.0 or higher to be considered for inclusion.

Spas of America’s Top 50 Canada Spas of 2023
  1. Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Parksville, British Columbia
  2. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, The Blue Mountains, Ontario
  3. Elora Mill Hotel & Spa, Elora, Ontario
  4. Vetta Nordic Spa, Oro-Medonte, Ontario
  5. Ste. Anne’s Spa, Grafton, Ontario
  6. The Spa at White Oaks Resort, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  7. Mysa Nordic Spa & Resort, Saint Peters Bay, Prince Edward Island
  8. The Pearle Hotel & Spa, Burlington, Ontario
  9. Miraj Hammam Spa, Shangri-La Toronto, Ontario
  10. Thermea Spa Village Whitby, Ontario
    Boathouse Spa & Baths, Spas of America
    Boathouse Spa & Baths, Oak Bay Beach Hotel
  11. Boathouse Spa, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia
  12. Manitou Springs Resort & Mineral Spa, Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan
  13. BALNEA, spa + réserve thermale, Bromont, Quebec
  14. Thermea by Norkik Spa Nature, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  15. 100 Fountain Spa at Pillar and Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  16. Spa Eastman, Eastman, Quebec
  17. Sensea Nordic Spa, Chester, Nova Scotia
  18. The L Spa & Wellness Centre, Grande Prairie, Alberta
  19. Spa InterContinental, InterContinental Toronto Centre, Ontario
  20. Siberia Station Spa, Lac-Beaufort, Quebec
    Nordik Spa-Nature, Spas of America
    Nordik Spa-Nature
  21. Nordik Spa-Nature, Chelsea, Quebec
  22. The Spa at Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise, Alberta
  23. SpaTerre, The Josie Hotel, Rossland, British Columbia
  24. Spa Bolton, Bolton-Est, Quebec
  25. Spa Grande Nature, Cedar Meadows Resort & Spa, Timmins, Ontario
  26. The Spa at Four Seasons Whistler Resort, British Columbia
  27. The Spa at Langdon Hall, Cambridge, Ontario
  28. The St. Regis Toronto Spa, Ontario
  29. Millcroft Spa, The Millcroft Inn & Spa, Alton, Ontario
  30. Pacific Mist Spa, Kingfisher Oceanside Resort, Royston, British Columbia
    Kananaskis Nordic Spa, Mountains, Spas of America
    Kananaskis Nordic Spa
  31. Kananaskis Nordic Spa, Kananaskis Village, Alberta
  32. Spa myBlend, The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, Ontario
  33. Le Nordique Spa Stoneham, Stoneham-et-Tewkesbury, Quebec
  34. Secret Garden Spa, Prince of Wales Hotel, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  35. The Spa at Manoir du lac William, Saint-Ferdinand, Quebec
  36. The Hydrothermal Spa at Oceanstone Resort, Indian Harbour, Nova Scotia
  37. The Spa at The Old Mill, Etobicoke, Ontario
  38. Rosewood Spa, Sheraton Hotel Newfoundland, St. John’s, Newfoundland
  39. Scandinave Spa Whistler, British Columbia
  40. Spa Nordic Station, Quebec City, Quebec
    Christienne Fallsview Spa, Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, Spas of AmericaChristienne Fallsview Spa, Sheraton Fallsview Hotel,
  41. Christienne Fallsview Spa, Sheraton Fallsview Hotel, Niagara Falls, Ontario
  42. Banff Upper Hot Springs, Alberta
  43. One Wellness Spa, Solara Resort, Canmore, Alberta
  44. Elmwood Spa, Toronto, Ontario
  45. Spa du Manoir Saint-Sauveur, Quebec
  46. Fairmont Spa Jasper Park Lodge, Alberta
  47. Sense, A Rosewood Spa, Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver, British Columbia
  48. Ancient Cedars Spa at Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino, British Columbia
  49. Fairmont Spa at Fairmont Banff Springs, Alberta
  50. Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, British Columbia

    Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Spas of America

    Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Pacific Rim

Source: Based on Google Analytics data from January 1 to December 31, 2023. Rankings are established by assessing the volume of unique page views generated by spa and wellness travel enthusiasts visiting Spas of America annually. To be considered, spas must uphold a Google Reviews rating of 4.0 or higher. The Top 50 Canada Spas of 2023 represents the top 10% of spa listings featured on