Ancient Cedars Spa

A nature escape with mesmerizing vistas
Resting on a rocky promontory jutting into the Pacific Ocean with an old-growth rainforest in the background, the Ancient Cedars Spa is truly a one-of-a-kind hideaway. Located within Wickaninnish Inn Tofino, the interiors have been designed to bring the outdoors in, with slate tiles, dark colors and cedar decorating this serene space.

The treatment menu focuses on relaxation and renewal. Thai, lomi lomi and hot stone massage are among the bodywork therapies available, or try the signature sacred sea treatment, which uses the renowned Bouvier Hydrotherapy tub.
Our Inspector's Highlights
  • The design style of Ancient Cedars Spa is inspired by nature, incorporating a rustic chic aesthetic that seamlessly fits in with the majestic natural surroundings of the remote destination property at Canada’s Wickaninnish Inn.
  • The door handles to the lockers are made of small tree branches; a nod to the expansive forests just outside. Carved wood Inuit-inspired artwork, as well as natural branches and driftwood sculptures can be found throughout the luxury British Columbia spa.
  • As a destination spa located in the secluded Wickaninnish Inn in Tofino, British Columbia, Ancient Cedars Spa offers many unique specialty treatments available that are influenced by the area’s natural surroundings.
  • Both men’s and women’s locker rooms have vanity areas with blow dryers and combs. The women’s locker room also features makeup remover and samples of some of the skincare products available in the spa boutique.
  • Before or after a treatment, you’re welcome to settle in on the comfy couch in the waiting area and read a magazine by the fire or take in the view through the large picture window that overlooks the rocky beach and ocean just beyond the luxury British Columbia spa.
Things to Know
  • Ancient Cedars Spa offers light refreshments to sip on while you are waiting for your spa treatments to begin or after a luxurious day of pampering. Expect just a couple of light beverages and fresh fruit, nothing too filling.
  • If you must cancel your treatment, be sure to let the luxury Tofino spa know at least 48 hours prior to your scheduled appointment. Waiting until the last minute or even the day before will result in you having to pay the full amount.
  • Calling the spa directly is your best bet if you have any special requests or are trying to book within 48 hours of your arrival. Other than that, you can request a service on the spa’s website, though you won’t get immediate confirmation, you will receive a phone call from a spa representative to confirm your appointment.
The Treatments
  • Inspired by the traditional cleansing ceremonies performed by the West Coast’s indigenous people, the Hishuk Ish Tsawalk Awakening Treatment begins with a full-body exfoliation using a Vancouver Island seaweed body polish followed by hot and cold water therapy and a massage using warm basalt stones.
  • The Glorious Skin Facial delivers immediate visible results by soothing expression lines and fine wrinkles. While this treatment delivers a fresh face it is gentle enough that is a great choice prior to an evening engagement.
  • One of the unique treatments at the luxury British Columbia spa is a soak in the famed Bouvier Hydro’s Equinox tub. Seaweed salts are added to the hydro tub and 144 water jets massage your entire body for a thalassotherapy treatment that is both relaxing and invigorating.
  • During the two-hour Couples’ West Coast Sacred Sea Treatment, you’ll experience a full-body exfoliation before slipping into side-by-side Jacuzzi tubs for a seaweed kelp soak. Next comes a firming seaweed gel wrap, followed by the application of a natural moisturizer.
The Facilities
  • The waiting area has two large windows on both sides of the fireplace offering views of the rocks and ocean just outside of the spa. Driftwood architectural details are worked into the spa as banisters leading up to the treatment rooms along the natural stone stairs that overlook the ocean.
  • The spa's steam room, which is created to resemble a natural ocean cave or grotto, has hand-blown glass starfish set into its walls. The steam cave is co-ed, so bring a swimsuit or use one of the oversized towels stocked in each locker.
  • Just off of the locker room there is an aromatherapy steam room where you can let your cares melt away as you’re surrounded by soothing herbal vapor.
  • You’ll also find beach stone showers with beautiful stone mosaics in the men’s and women’s locker rooms. The showers are stocked with luxurious Comfort Zone Spa Ritual shampoo, conditioner and shower gel.
Getting There
500 Osprey Lane, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0
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