Wellness tourism is becoming a booming industry, with more and more people seeking out health and wellness retreats to unwind, destress, and rejuvenate.
- just a few hours outside of Vancouver, there are several all-inclusive resorts where you can pamper yourself, sip on fine Okanagan wine and explore the best trails in B.C
- Looking for a relaxing escape over spring break? These retreats offer more than just a pool and spa. Between all of the amazing programs and the top-notch service, you’ll already be planning your second visit.
- Making real change to your physical, mental or spiritual wellbeing often means that you need to be forced out of your comfort zone and experience something new.
- Turn your next vacation into a wanderlust-inducing wellness adventure with the Early 2023 issue of Wander.
- At Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat Resort & Health Spa, way up in the clean, clear air of British Columbia, you can embrace the granola life with day-long hikes led by one of the eager local guides, and sunrise yoga classes taught by certified professionals
- Let’s face it, when it comes to wellness and relaxation, British Columbia is a top global destination. The mountains, the ocean, the lush old-growth. Stunning waterfront resorts, exciting alpine adventures – the opportunities are endless.
- At Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat Resort & Health Spa, way up in the clean, clear air of British Columbia, you can embrace the granola life with day-long hikes led by one of the eager local guides, and sunrise yoga classes taught by certified professionals.
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat and Health Spa 2022: Luxury Hiking and Wellness Retreat – British ColumbiaAlex Timmons, Owner of Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat and Health Spa, reveals to us the wonders of this to-die-for retreat in British Columbia and explains why people keep coming back for more.
- I love Canada, but not just because I was born and raised here and call it home. I love the four seasons, the ushering in and out of cool and warm weather, and how the change of seasons signifies new mindsets and new opportunities for travel..
- You don’t need to choose between fitness or relaxation or emotional well-being. We’ve found the best spots that combine the wellness, action, fun, and chill-out time that all of us crave. Pack your bags!
- Experts say Americans are taking more walks than before the pandemic. Here are some ways to turn your neighborhood stroll in to an exciting workout.
May 9, 2022Let’s face it, climbing a mountain isn’t for everybody. The sheer thought of such a daunting activity can put the sweat glands into overdrive for many people. However, there are adventurous individuals who want to push themselves to their very limits, quite often to extremes.
April 11, 2022
CELEB Sits Down with Kirkland Shave to talk Mountain Trek and How Exploring the Wilderness Improves HealthHave you ever dreamed of setting off into the wilderness; exploring the mountains and feeling the cool untouched breezes of nature on your face? Have you ever felt like it would be healthier to just get out of the city and touch dirt for a few days? Combining wellness approaches like yoga and nutrition with the exciting adrenaline rush of a trek through the wild mountains of Canada sounds like a tall order – but it’s one that Mountain Trek delivers.
April 11, 2022
March 29, 2022
March 10, 2022I don’t fit your typical profile of a Zen master. Not even close. And truth is, I don’t plan on ever getting “there.” It may feel trite to say these days, but I’m realizing life is more about being truly present in the day-to-day moments—and not holding my happiness hostage to some future version of myself that has finally accomplished “enough.”
March 10, 2022
Feb 9,2022The 2022 annual Global Wellness Trends Report is now available, offering expert-based predictions on the future of wellness. To order the full digital report, click here.
January 12, 2022Back to work! Or maybe you never stopped working over the holidays and it’s been extra stressful due to the labor shortage and COVID? As recently reported in the New York Times, nerves are frayed and everyone is frustrated, making even the most mundane interactions possible minefields and sitting on the front line has never been more challenging. With stress levels off the charts, as (hopefully) businesses jolt back to life this month, we wanted to arm you with some strategies for calming down.
January 12, 2022
August 25, 2020I spent this past weekend experiencing the virtual retreat firsthand, and I will attest that I emerged on Monday feeling like a butterfly breaking free of its cocoon.
August 24, 2020Mountain Trek is Canada’s most-awarded destination spa, with a focus on hiking adventures, life coaching, naturopathy, and spa cuisine to help guests achieve healthy weight loss and restore balance to their lives. Everyone has an individualized experience at Mountain Trek, and can prioritize detox treatments, massage therapy, educational programming, and even goal-setting depending on their personal needs. This backcountry experience offers a place to grow physically and mentally through North America’s only Nordic Fitness Trekking program.
August 24, 2020
August 17, 2020—Jennifer Keirstead, RHN at Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health SpaYou may have noticed that when you’ve indulged a little more than usual in processed foods, it all shows up in your complexion. Sugar is one of the biggest culprits, and tends to have a major effect on skin: it activates inflammation by binding to collagen, which makes the skin appear stiff and more rigid.
August 4, 2020The good news for our readers is that Mountain Trek is (now) offering At-Home Virtual Health Resets. The award-winning hiking-based retreat employs fitness, personalized health and mindfulness programming to allow guests to achieve unique wellness goals has launched their condensed 48-hour version, where guests are expertly guided through yoga, exercise classes and fitness sessions, healthy meal preparation and cooking, and stress-reducing tactics. Using live video, group and direct chat functions, a maximum of 15 guests will work hand-in-hand with the Mountain Trek team to follow the program and reset their health. Guests learn how to relax fully, sleep deeply, manage and reduce stress, and reset their metabolic and hormonal systems. We hope you will be one of the lucky participants to join the Mountain Trek alumni!
August 4, 2020
April 24, 2020
Fitness On The FlyGet ready for a lot of fresh air and spectacular views, and a lot less (ahem, no) caffeine, alcohol, sugar, and screen time. The seven-night Mountain Trek program was developed with doctors and other experts to ensure that you get the physical and emotional reset you need,
April 8, 2020Follow the path of most resistance with these tasty recommendations from some of the world’s top chefs.
April 8, 2020
April 6, 2020
The world’s top chefs share the Michelin star quality, immune-boosting recipes you can make using pantry staplesWe’re a few weeks into our all-important isolation period and if you’re anything like me, you’ll be getting ever so slightly fed up of eating eggs on toast and banana bread. Just because we can’t savour the mouthwatering dishes at our favourite restaurants (miss you, Nobu’s black cod), doesn’t mean we can’t enjoy them at home (sort of). In lieu of being able to travel to some of the world’s top eateries, we’ve enlisted the chefs from their kitchens to help jazz up your mealtimes.
March 30, 2020A few tips to stay healthy during this time include: lower cortisol any way you can as elevated levels suppress our immune system from fighting any germs. You can pet a pet, get a massage treatment, immerse in nature, meditate and spend 20 mins doing something creative.
March 30, 2020
March 15, 2020Experience the week-long, all-inclusive fitness retreat where Mountain Trek will treat you to massages, detox treatments, fitness and nutrition classes, and of course, lots of hikes through British Columbia. You can also ensure your entire trip is carbon neutral by adding on the $45 carbon tax to your Mountain Trek booking which prompts Mountain Trek to plant 40 more trees.
February 5, 2020As the #1 health retreat in the US and Canada, Mountain Trek has been a leader in the wellness space since it first opened its doors in 1991. Mountain Trek is an all-inclusive wellness retreat, nestled in the mountains of British Columbia, where guests can relax, reset and experience the latest in wellness, hiking, yoga, massage therapy, detox treatments, nutrition and more. Guests can experience five wellness trends we’ll be seeing this year at this one location.
February 5, 2020
January 16, 2020If you are looking for a bit more rigour and adventure, The Mountain Trek plan will keep you occupied with rugged hiking for a good portion of the day and then soothe you with a clean meals and mind and body recovery.
January 2, 2020“People are expecting more personalized experiences all around, not just with travel — the more personalized an experience or product, the better,” said Alexander Timmons, owner of Mountain Trek, a luxury hiking and spa retreat company in British Columbia, Canada. Mountain Trek makes adjustments to hikes, based on a traveler’s goals, capabilities, and preferences, said Timmons. “The program is incredibly customized — hosting only 16 guests each week certainly helps.”
January 2, 2020
December 20, 2019Vacationing simply to relax or explore a new destination is almost never a bad idea, but many travelers are all about infusing their vacation with a bit—or maybe a lot—of wellness these days. In 2020, wellness travelers will continue to be drawn toward trips that combine fitness and mindfulness, like Mountain Trek’s wellness retreats designed to help you reset and avoid burnout in beautiful British Columbia.
December 10, 2019For most people relaxation means a few more hours in bed, but at this no-nonsense mountainside retreat in the Canadian Rockies it’s more about invigorating exercise than it is about catching more z’s. So expect dawn starts and crisp mountain air as the team attempt to deliver you to optimal health.
December 10, 2019
December 3, 2019
Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat in British Columbia Aims to Change the Way Couples Think About Health and WellnessPeople may get so busy that they don’t take the time to eat well or exercise regularly, but that stress and lack of self-care can exacerbate mental and physical health concerns. Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa strives to help individuals and couples alleviate those problems with a rejuvenating getaway. The lodge is located in the mountains of British Columbia and provides guests with scenic views and hiking trails, while promoting better eating and mindful living. After spending some time at the lodge, couples often have the tools to reset their hectic lives at home.
November 23, 2019
I Tried Nature Bathing in British Columbia for a Week — Here’s How Hiking Through the Mountains Helped Me Find MyselfI can’t pinpoint what it was exactly that made me do it. Was I overwhelmed by work? Burned out from the kids? Were my hormones out of balance, and eating too much processed food to compensate? Probably, yes — all of it. I just remember realizing, “I need a restart button.” I needed a place to get away from my day to day, to rebuild, refocus, and relocate the root of the person I had become.
November 23, 2019
November 5, 2019One- and two-week programs for just 16 guests encourage overall well-being, bringing hormones into balance, lowering stress levels, detoxifying bodily systems, and improving sleep with sunrise yoga, mindfulness lectures, and a healthy menu that’s more gourmet than granola. But it’s not all work. An on-site spa offers everything from infrared saunas and hydrotherapy pools to massages and soaks in natural hot springs.
October 16, 2019Plan a trip to beautiful British Columbia and spend quality time among natural landscapes in Canada. Mountain Trek Fitness Retreat & Health Spa is designed to help you lower stress levels, improve sleep quality, detoxify, strengthen mental health, increase your energy levels and, of course, stay in shape and increase muscle. The rustic lodge is located in the village of Ainsworth Hot Springs, 45 minutes from Nelson, and is also home to an indoor and outdoor spa and large yoga room overlooking the mountains.
October 16, 2019
August 24, 2019Ever wanted to hit pause on your life and program a major reset? If so, consider the all-inclusive regime at Mountain Trek, 45 minutes outside of Nelson, B.C. While hiking appears to be the main focus (you’ll be hitting the trails approximately four hours a day), fitness is but one of the five pillars here. Proper sleep, nutrition, detoxification and stress management round out their program dedicated to habit creation and living as optimally as you can.
August 5, 2019If spending just a few minutes in nature can have restorative effects on mind, body, and soul, what effect might six days of B.C. backcountry immersion have? Perched in the Kootenay Rockies, Mountain Trek fitness and wellness resort is a good place to find out. The daily hikes are spectacular, but the offering goes far beyond scenery and fitness to include an emphasis on nutrition (think world-class chef and holistic nutritionist), detoxification (you’ll be off booze, sugar, and caffeine), sleep, and stress management.
August 5, 2019