The Shore Kelowna borders a variety of self-care destinations that are sure to make your stay memorable.
Kelowna is well known for its sunny shores, beautiful vineyards, and relaxing landscapes. This makes it the perfect place to unwind with some well-deserved time at the spa. Many of us can be convinced to sneak in some self-care time on vacation. After all, isn’t that why we go away in the first place?
The Shore Kelowna, located across from gorgeous Gyro Beach, is fully equipped with modern amenities for a comfortable extended stay. Nearby and onsite, you’ll find restaurants, vineyards, and tourist attractions. Incidentally, you’ll also find a great variety of spas and salons, designed to relax and rejuvenate. To help you get started, we’ve put together a list of our favourite self-care destinations, from skin treatments and nail salons, to hairdressers, day spas, and beyond.
Let’s get started!
The Sweet Spot Beauty Bar
The Sweet Spot is a boutique salon and spa that recently opened its doors in the same complex as The Shore. The beautiful bright space is home to self-care treatments including nails, brows, waxes, and massages. Tourists and locals are raving about their services and popular Sweet Spot Pedicure, with excellent Google reviews such as:
“HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Not only is this place gorgeous on the inside, but the service and staff are also amazing. My boyfriend gifted me a facial here and I was beyond happy with the service. I was unbelievably relaxed and the facial felt amazing! This place would be perfect for a group birthday, bachelorette party, or even a group get together with the girls. You can get anything from your nails to your face treated. I will definitely be returning for additional services.”
“The inside of this place is beautiful and one of the nicest spas I’ve seen!”
“I took my mom and aunt for their 50th birthday here and the ladies were all AMAZING! We were blown away by their above and beyond service. It was such a comfortable, clean, sanitary setting. They made us coffees, laughed with us the whole time and made us feel so at home. I am a big fan of pedicures, and I will never ever being be going anywhere else. The girls took their time and didn’t settle for less than perfection. Not to mention, the aesthetic of this place is so satisfying! LOVE LOVE LOVE it here.”
The best part? Its owners have plans to install an alcohol and coffee bar in the upcoming months. Keep an eye out for daily specials that make regular self-care feel even more deserved.
Location: 120-3477 Lakeshore Road
1 min. walk from The Shore
DermMedica Medical Skin & Laser Clinic
Also located steps away from your suite at The Shore, DermaMedica offers non-surgical medical skincare services. The clinic prides itself on its close relationship with its clients. This helps practitioners deliver services tailored to every client’s needs. Services include microdermabrasion, laser hair removal, acne treatments, body sculpting, and chemical peels.
Clinic owner Dr. Craig Crippen has an impressive list of credentials and experience. He established the clinic in 1994, and together with a team of professional supporting staff has built a great reputation throughout the Okanagan. Rave Google reviews include:
“Clean, spacious, and modern clinic. Dr. Crippen and his associates are professional, informative, and supportive. I’m confident that with their advice and the treatments I’ve received that the appearance of my skin will look better than it’s ever been before.”
“The hands down BEST clinic not only in the Okanagan, but the best one I’ve come across yet! The staff is so friendly and make you feel so welcome. I went there for my first time in December for Botox and have been back 3 times since! It’s my new go to spot! HIGHLY recommend!”
“Honestly, I am blown away by Dr. Crippen and his team. They are absolute skin magicians and, the best part, they don’t over sell you on anything as they only want the best for you and your skin concerns. You really feel understood and valued with the added bonus of complete peace of mind. I’ve been twice now, 4-6 months apart, for two very different skin concerns/issues and without a doubt I will never — and I mean NEVER — go anywhere else. I tried a few different clinics in town over the years (over-selling and promising) and never experienced the results I’m seeing after visiting Dr. Crippen and his very knowledgeable and friendly team. Thank you!”
Location: 200-3477 Lakeshore Road
1 min. walk from The Shore
Bellevue Day Spa
Bellevue Day Spa is a high-end facility that specializes in everything self-care, from luxury facials and massages to nail services and waxing. If you’re looking for a great nail salon in Kelowna, we highly recommend booking their mani-pedi special from Monday to Thursday!
Practitioners emphasize self-love and only work with vegan, cruelty-free products. The Kelowna spa is located on the Surtees Heritage Property, an important landmark in the Okanagan—you might as well squeeze in a little history lesson while you’re getting your nails done!
Customers give them a 4.9/5 rating, with fantastic reviews such as:
“The week before my sister’s wedding my mom, dad, myself, the bride and my other sister all got facials and massages, and couldn’t have been happier with the whole experience. Such amazing customer service, and we left so relaxed and our skin glowing. Will definitely visit again whenever in Kelowna.”
“The best, extremely well priced pedicure I’ve ever had. Love this place! Clean, relaxing, great staff. Could go on for hours about how amazing it is!”
“Had an incredible oxygen facial with Byllie – she was very knowledgeable and gentle on the skin. Left feeling hydrated which my skin was in need of during the cold weather change. Also, MUST see Felisha for your eyebrows- transformative!!!!”
“Hands down the best massage I’ve ever had! I felt amazing afterwards. I would highly recommend- if you like deep tissue massage this is the place to go.”
Location: 103-4639 Lakeshore Road
8 min. drive from The Shore
Revive Skincare offers best-in-class personalized skincare services. The clinic, run entirely by nurse Montana Brown, has a different approach to skin care. All new clients must participate in a free consultation in order to solidify the client-practitioner relationship. Montana believes that beautiful skin can improve a person’s confidence and wellbeing. The clinic reflects that mentally—clients feel welcomed and understood as soon as they walk through its doors. Services include Botox® cosmetic, dermal fillers, Latisse® eyelash enhancement, chemical peels, and dermaplaning. You can book your free consultation here.
Montana has over 10K followers on social media and loves educating her clients on optimal skincare. Her 5-star rating includes raving reviews such as:
“Montana at Revive skincare is the only person you need to see for skincare if you’re in the Okanagan area. I’ve been to several places and she is by far the best. She is professional & kind, and has the knowledge to help you achieve your best skin possible. It’s a very clean and professional clinic with friendly staff and she is very easy to book in online with, although she is obviously busy because she’s known so well as being the best. Can’t recommend her enough!”
“Montana is just the best!!! Not only does she welcome you with a friendly smile she is absolutely phenomenal at cosmetic injections!!! She makes the whole experience from start to aftercare very comfortable and enjoyable. Her continued dedication to her job and the care and safety of her clients is evident and I always look forward to seeing her.”
“Montana works some serious magic! I fully trust her with my skin care treatments, so much so that I won’t go anywhere else in Kelowna! Her treatments are perfectly tailored to my natural features, she’s upfront about costs, provides her clients with options, and is truly passionate about the work that she does. Book with Montana – you won’t regret it!”
Location: 303-2755 Tutt Street
3 min. drive from The Shore
Zahra Salon & Spa
There are many hair salons in Kelowna, but as a certified Aveda facility, Zahra Salon & Spa comes with a red seal of approval—and a mix of beautifully scented products! All aestheticians ensure clients feel calm and relaxed as soon as they step in, and there are lots of measures in place to make sure that policy stays intact. Zahra offers hair, spa, and medical skincare services. Plus, with its large pool of qualified aestheticians, clients can choose practitioners based on their area of expertise.
Being a popular wedding destination, Kelowna has a unique need for wedding day beauty services. Zahra is known for offering everything a bride could need for their big day, with comprehensive wedding packages that even include champagne.
Raving reviews include:
“I loved my experience at Zahra! Their booking service was simple and easy to follow, and their COVID protocols in place make it evident that the staff are working to protect their clients and the community. I booked my cut and balayage with Jacob, and he was amazing!! His precision and attention to detail make him a master of his trade, and there is no stylist I’d rather have! Jacob was kind, friendly, and professional. I have thinner hair and have rarely liked my hair after a cut, but after this appointment I am in love!! I would highly recommend this talented stylist to anyone, and I will definitely be back 🙂 Thanks so much Jacob & the Zahra staff for such a lovely experience!”
“My stylist was Veronica and she was fabulous! Now here’s someone who knows hair inside and out.”
“I came out of my appointment with not just a great haircut, but also valuable information on how to take care of my hair– things like what kinds of silicone to avoid in my shampoo, how to do beachy waves on my new cut, etc. I also loved how she explained the effects and benefits of layers and framing. Her expertise helped me know what I wanted from my haircut so I’d be happier with it when I walked out.”
“In short, my hair hasn’t felt this healthy in ages, and I’d trust her to cut my hair again any time. Two thumbs up!”
Location: 121-1950 Harvey Avenue
12 min. drive from The Shore
Enhanced Healing Massage Therapy
Enhanced Healing is an award-winning clinic staffed with registered massage therapists and physiotherapists. Clients with various concerns can visit, whether that be for a need to unwind or pain relief from an injury. Each treatment is tailored to the individual, with modalities including Swedish massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, trigger point release, joint mobilizations, and more.
Online booking and direct billing make scheduling appointments a breeze. As an added bonus, the clinic is calming, well lit, and splendidly decorated.
Some (of many) happy client reviews include:
“I could not be more pleased with the results I’ve experienced following my sessions with Enhanced Healing. My eyes have been opened to just how effective massage therapy can be when delivered by truly knowledgeable and intuitive practitioners. The debilitating neck and shoulder pain I have struggled with for years has been remarkably eased and routine visits have allowed me to maintain this new found comfort making every day in between far more pleasant. I also insisted my husband and teenagers attend as well and they too, have experienced great results. I tell everyone I know now that they MUST book an appointment and that their bodies will absolutely thank them!!”
“Highly recommend! I have been getting massages from RMTs everywhere for 10+ years for my back pain and I can say confidently that Amy has given me the best massages I have ever had, I am SO glad I stumbled upon this gem. This is the first time I feel the massage is tailored specifically to my needs and my pain and she is focused on finding out where the problem spots are and how to fix them to give me some relief. She is so knowledgeable about what is going on and why and how to help. After each massage I feel like I can stand better and breathe better and I absolutely can’t wait for my next one!”
Location: 2770 Richter Street
5 min. drive from The Shore
Schedule Some Self-Care During Your Next Kelowna Vacation
There are many ways to care for yourself, but we’d put a day of getting pampered at the very top of that list. Take some time out of your vacation schedule and try one of these highly-rated treatments. Regardless of what you choose, you can end your relaxing appointment knowing that a luxurious suite awaits you at the nearby Shore. View our suites or reserve your stay today.