The technicians at Seasons Beauty & Spa offer a variety of soothing and beautifying experiences. Their services include body treatments such as Swedish massages, sugar scrubs, and foot massages, along with waxing, eyelash extensions, and facial treatments.
At Ark Hair & Spa, beauticians infuse their slew of hair, massage, and nail services with Japanese flair. Therapists target pressure points to relieve aching muscles during shiatsu massages, and they alleviate stress caused by table phobias during Thai floor massages. During beauty-boosting treatments, staffers wield high-end products such as Calgel nail gel and antioxidant-rich Moroccanoil hair elixir. The studio’s decor speaks to the soothing power of simplicity, as clients relax among clean white walls and Japanese paper screens.
Echoes of Victoria’s history as a gold-rush town and naval base can still be seen in the 19th-century warehouses downtown and Victorian mansions skirting the southern shores in James Bay. Parkside Victoria Resort & Spa is steps away from pubs, boutiques, and parks. Just around the corner, the Royal BC museum delves into the history of the region with an impressive collection of artifacts and artwork, including a modern history gallery showcasing indigenous totem poles and masks.With Victoria’s quaint character, horse-drawn carriage tours are a fitting way to explore the city’s natural treasures; Tally-Ho Carriage Tours gallop through Beacon Hill Park and past James Bay's exquisite gardens. Whale watching, kayaking, and other open-air pursuits are also within reach for active travelers. For longer getaways, dedicating a day trip to surrounding rainforests will highlight the Vancouver Island's wildlife and varied terrain, including the Gowlland Range's craggy mountains.