We believe that everyone deserves a little Hastings Spa time because we are dedicated to your wellness and rejuvenation.
You can expect:
- Courteous guest services
- Expert reflexologists and masseuses
- Purpose built spa amenities
- Co-ed friendly environment
- Small and large private group accommodations
- Stress-free spa rates
In 1926, J.P. Wepsela started the Hastings Bath House establishment, which is now the Hastings Spa located in the up-and-coming Strathcona Village neighborhood near downtown Vancouver, because he wanted to bring a 1,000 years old Finnish spa tradition to Vancouver and the practice is still carried on at the same purpose built venue today. Moving with time, Body Massage and Foot Reflexology were added so you can have more offerings.
A Spa For All
Over the years the spa was enjoyed by working folks, musicians including KD Lang and Parachute Club and celebrities alike. They came because of its therapeutic property and relaxing heritage atmosphere.
The Great DivideInterestingly, the majority of our clients through its long history were women because they used the saunas for its skin refining quality. However, the large lower floor or ‘public sauna’ of the spa was sectioned for men use only in the 70’s, and special event booking was required for women only or co-ed. This went on for over four decades but no longer since the owner change in 2016. Well, good riddance, because now everyone in their private group is welcome to enjoy all the updated spa amenities together, anytime!
A New Spa Rises
The Bath House entered a new era in 2019 with spa improvements and the introduction of reflexology foot massage & full body massage because total wellness fulfillment is more than just saunas. Now we are a multi-faceted spa. Our reflexology foot massage center features individual sofa seats and a 4K widescreen theater. We are back to a family oriented and co-ed friendly place to serve the growing recreational needs of the rapidly renewing local communities, and beyond.
We support our community through a program we call ‘Community Well’ whereby a portion of revenue is shared with local institutions & organizations that are actively promoting community building and charitable works.