This private self-guided thermal spa is the first of its kind in the world.
Combining ancient wellness rituals with modern technology—for an immersive and truly memorable healing experience.
A natural cedar soaking tub, cold water plunge, and a seated standing outdoor shower.
Unlike most commercial spas, the water is non-chlorinated and remineralized.
A reinvention of the sauna, usually kept around 50C, featuring natural therapeutic materials in an open-concept space, allowing for a full range of motion.
The space utilizes extraordinary sound, light, heat, and ventilation design to deliver an unparalleled and multi-sensory experience.
Local river stones are embedded with a radiant heating system, creating a comfortable skin to stone connection.
A truly beautiful tactile experience for open air reflexology and lounging.
A totally private and clothing optional spa all to yourself—hidden in the middle of the city. It will be just you after the socially distanced tour. Same price for one or two people.
The Himalayan salt walls produce negative ions, soft glowing light, and gentle radiant heat. Breath deeply while absorbing minerals and trace elements through your skin.
Relieve stress, loosen tense and tight muscles, boost your immune system, and improve mental clarity by immersing yourself in hot and cold non-chlorinated and remineralized water.
Radiant Heat Relief
The WelPod’s radiant infrared heat relieves inflammation, stiffness and soreness by increasing your blood circulation and metabolism, providing oxygen-rich blood to your muscles.
What People are Saying
““I can genuinely say that it was one of the best experiences of my life. I can’t recommend this experience highly enough.””Sarah-Kate, Seattle
“In a word: incredible. The circuit and WelPod were clearly meticulously planned and well-thought out. If you're concerned about privacy, don't be. It was truly private and beautiful. I felt I was able to achieve deep relaxation and reach a state of mindfulness and focus I hadn't before. Honestly it's one of the best things I've ever experienced, and I highly recommend it! ”Robbie, Vancouver
““This experience was absolutely amazing. I will come here anytime I am in Vancouver because I don’t think I will experience anything like it ever again.” ”Matt, NYC
““It was the most meditative and relaxing experience I have ever had” ”Daniella, Vancouver
““It was prefect, unique, and dare I say magical.” ”Jeovana, Seattle
Frequently Asked Questions
The price to book this experience is the same for 1 or 2 people
Weekday sessions are $199 + gst for one session
Weekend sessions are $229 + gst for one session
Due to extremely high demand and limited availability, we have decided to discontinue gift certificates at this time. Our intention is to give priority to people with existing gift certificates to book sessions.
If you would like to gift someone a session we ask that you pre-book a time and it can be changed at a later date if necessary.
Sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.
The actual session in the circuit is about 2 hours, with 30 minutes for getting guests settled in and orientated.
A bathing suit or light active wear if you don’t want to go nude.
We provide water, towels, yoga mats, and natural skin care products.
The Circle Wellness cleaning protocols meet and exceed current Vancouver Coastal Health guidelines.
Before and after every private session the entire outdoor space is thoroughly cleaned with pressurized hot water, and all touchable surfaces are cleaned with a non-toxic disinfectant (tea tree oil and peroxide) which is capable of killing bacteria and viruses.
Salt and cedar are also naturally antibacterial, antiviral, and anti-fungal materials.
For both drain and fill tubs we use pressurized hot hose water (140F), disinfectant spray, manual scrubbing, and thorough rinsing. During soaking sessions, we allow the water to bridge up and over the edges of the tub, like a traditional Japanese ofuro tub – this keeps the water very clean while in use and all debris falls over the edge into our drainage system.
For the WelPod floor we use disinfectant solution with microfibre cloths. The salt walls get wiped down with a damp microfibre cloth with multiple rinses throughout the process, removing any dust or debris effectively. Bacteria and viruses cannot live on salt as it is a cytotoxic material.
50C + temps of the pod will also not allow bacteria or viruses to live.
There is 90 minutes between every session and this gives us enough time to be very meticulous with our cleaning rituals, and we change the air over many times in the pod using our ventilation system between sessions.
If you have any specific questions, concerns, or feedback about our cleaning protocols please feel free to get in touch with us.
A guest may cancel or change their booking themselves online up to 1 week in advance.
A guest may contact circle wellness via phone or email to make changes between 3 and 7 days before their scheduled appointment without penalty.
A cancellation made less than 3 days before the session will not be refunded, as it is very difficult to re-book a time slot with short notice.
It is recommended that if a guest needs to cancel less than 3 days in advance, they gift the session to someone else rather than lose the money.