A lot of people have this crazy idea that once we hit 50 all we want to do in winter is go down south and chill on a beach. Ha! We laugh! Sure, maybe we like a little heat in March on a warm, sunny beach. But we also love the beauty that is Canada in winter and there are some awesome winter wellness retreats. We check a few out here;
Sparkling Hill Resort
Nestled in the spectacular mountains of British Columbia near Vernon, this wellness focused resort has special packages for seniors. They have a 5 night package that focuses on seniors who are looking for a whole body experience. Check them out here.
They don’t have a Holy Grail, but they do have some really cool packages, with some tailored to seniors. Based in Bancroft, Ontario. It’s a beautiful winter landscape. They also have spiritual programs with yoga and meditation. Check them out here.
These folks put on some great retreat packages and promise unique experiences. Their retreats are more active with hikes and other activities. Their winter retreat package is in March and they’re based in Calgary with retreats in the Alberta Mountains. Check them out here.
Based in British Columbia’s Discovery Islands chain, this is an awesome spot to get some great exercise, wholesome food and maybe a little spa treatment too. They’ve got a few packages to take advantage of and come highly recommended. Check them out here.
Balnea Spa & Retreat
They have two Turkish Baths. And saunas. And stunning scenery. You really want to try this luxurious experience. They also emphasize a healthy diet. Go on, soak it up. Check them out here.
These are luxury spots and they all have programs that cater to the active over 50 market. They have solid reviews and are well featured in the travel industry.
Author: Alex Hurst is a staff writer for Optimyz and Silver magazines.