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Mineral Pools Policy

The Oak Bay Beach Hotel has long been known as an adult-oriented sanctuary with timeless charm and uncompromising standards. “In order for us to provide ‘Our Best’ service to all of our guests and continue to elevate our luxury brand, we are pleased to announce that effective April 1, 2019, access to the Boathouse Spa’s heated seaside mineral pools will be exclusive to guests 16 years and older. Over the past few years, we have received wonderful ongoing feedback from our valued guests about our spa and pools. However, they have also been very clear in stating their preference for an area of relaxation and serenity.” says Michelle Le Sage, General Manager of the Oak Bay Beach Hotel.

As the Boathouse Spa services have always been reserved for guests aged 16 and older, the transition to extend a minimum age to access the mineral pools and patio area is a natural progression. “This allows us to enhance the wellness experiences we strive to provide for our guests,” says Tina Lyons, Boathouse Spa & Baths Manager.  Adding to their wellness offerings, the Boathouse Spa has recently introduced enhanced services and products which can be found in their online menu.  Executive Chef, Kreg Graham, has also incorporated fresh Spa-inspired dishes to the Hotel and Spa restaurants, and we welcomed our first annual Wellness Retreat February 1-3, 2019

As lives become increasingly busy in a world where we are continuously connected to one or more digital devices, the demand for personal wellness, quiet spaces and an opportunity to reconnect to nature increases. British Vogue called 2018 the year of #selfcare and for 2019, it looks like this holistic mindset will continue to evolve. 

The Boathouse Spa & Baths was recently selected as one of the Top 25 Spas in Canada in the 2018 Canadian Spa & Wellness Awards and was identified as one of the Ten Must Visit Spas in Canada by Destination Canada. Positioned on the edge of the Salish Sea, the Boathouse Spa & Baths allows guests to soak in their heated mineral pools while immersed in the natural environment of the Pacific Northwest. This change to limit age access to these holistic areas will only highlight the benefits of their spectacular location and live up to the potential of what they do best.

Should you have any questions, please contact the hotel directly at 250-598-4556.