The staff at Fiona's Play Date Cafe knows what it's like to have high-energy kids—they have some of their own. And because of that personal experience, they are all too aware that as much as kids need to run and play, parents need to sit and relax. Fortunately, Fiona's Play Date Cafe offers opportunities for little ones and grownups to get what they need, all while maintaining a safe and clean environment.
Children as they learn valuable life skills while playing with toys or engaging in programs approved by an early-childhood development specialist. Meanwhile, moms and dads can take a break at the onsite café while enjoying paninis, sandwiches, and baked goods. Of course, tots are free to join their folks at the café for a hot dog or grilled cheese, just as adults are free to participate in events like Mom & Baby barre fitness classes or family movie nights. And to make things even more enticing for both kids and parents, Fiona's Play Date Cafe offers princess parties and cake-smash parties, where families can have all the fun of smashing a birthday cake without the cleanup.
At Kali Yoga, seasoned instructors guide students on supportive journeys through routines that promote physical wellness and inner peace. The ancient poses help yogis of all levels cultivate strength, flexibility, and balance, and deep-breathing exercises melt pent-up stress and anxiety. Classes range from beginner-friendly Hatha sessions to power routines that explore sun salutations at a clip faster than a rabbit roller-skating over an oil slick. To extend the benefits of yoga to a younger crowd, the teaching staff offers mom-and-baby sessions and whimsical classes for ages 4–9. Outside the studio, the founders also host retreats filled with rustic accommodations, aromatherapy sessions, and ample opportunities for movement and meditation.
Rest. Relaxation. The manifestation of creativity. The need to prove you're not made of lead. There are many reasons to float, but really only one way to do it: in a sensory-deprivation tank filled with a few inches of warm water and salt. And Float House has those bare essentials—and quite a bit more. Apart from the tanks filled with 10" of water and 800 pounds of epsom salt, this relaxation haven has everything you need before and during your float session: unscented shampoo and body wash, slippers, ear plugs, and a robe. They even supply a post-float lounge complete with complimentary tea and yoga mats for stretching—a great way to make the most of your soul-searching experience.
At Peace of Mind Reflexology, a licensed reflexologist helps clients overcome chronic pain, defeat insomnia, and eliminate toxins—all without the use of drugs or intrusive treatments. Rather than rubbing soft tissue like one would do when giving a back massage or developing a new brand of Kleenex, reflexology treatments apply targeted pressure to nerves on the feet. This stimulates the release of endorphins at specific locations throughout the body. After a session with a trained reflexologist, patients may feel a reduction in pain and stress and a boost in circulation, all activated through the body's natural energy and internal chemical reactions.
Chef Gary Bakshi, who grew up in New Delhi, has always been smitten with the spices and flavours of India. As a young man, he trained at the five-star Maurya Sheraton Hotel, where he honed the culinary skills that would carry him through the next 20 years working in local kitchens. In 2005, he and his wife Anu decided to bring the sensuous tastes of India to Vancouver, where they opened An Indian Affair. Within the warm, romantic eatery, Gary crafts a menu that's marked by contemporary takes on Indian classics, such as mango chicken topped with crackling mustard seed and chickpea sculptures of Robocop.
During the winter at Stomping Grounds Coffee House, guests can look over the steam of their coffee cups and out toward a rolling meadow surrounded by ranch-style fences. The windows and walls are rolled away during the summer, leaving the shop open to the warmth of Osprey Village.
Whether hunkering down or enjoying a breath of fresh air, guests can dig in to specialties such as fresh juices, organic coffee, housemade turkey chili, ham-and-swiss sandwiches, and locally made pastries. The eatery fires breakfast specialties for early risers, and it also arranges catering platters for large parties.