5 Super Things We Love About Vancouver
So many things! As our Founder, Taylor Opheim, grew up in the suburbs of Vancouver and spent a lot of time working in and around the Vancouver area he found there are many things to love and we’d have to agree! As of our suburban Vancouver’s favorite medspas, RX Super Spa is committed to ever enhancing our natural beauties! Here are Taylor’s top 5 reasons why Vancouver is a great place to be:
Vancouver is a beautiful city:
Seriously, after traveling the world and seeing different places all over North America, Europe, Asia and Africa, it’s easy to see why so many flock to the city here. Although we’ve all heard from some guy somewhere along the way that the nightlife in Montreal or Toronto is way better, the day life in Vancouver far exceeds both of those. Vancouver has so many beautiful spots to sit, walk, run, drive or cycle. Need a quick mountain getaway? It’s about a 30 minute drive. Want to soak in some natural hot springs for the afternoon? 45 mins away. Honestly it’s gorgeous and naturally abundant here. Plus the weather is way better here than others might suggest.
My god, if you eat then you need to come to Vancouver. Being such an international melting pot may have the given the city a bit of reputation as being bland in culture and socially cold, but THE FOOD! It is worth it, in Vancouver you can literally find home-style cooking from almost any background. And often you can find it for a pretty reasonable price as well. Whether you’re looking for fine dinning or casual eateries, or for a mix of artisanal coffees, Vancouver has it all! Feel free to send us an email and we’ll get back to you with Taylor’s Hit List of Restaurants.
The Social Life:
Ok so many people do complain about Vancouver being kind of a cold city. But there are tons of people always out and about looking to make new friends and connections. Just check Meetup.com or Eventbrite for upcoming events near wherever you are staying. It really doesn’t matter what you’re into I can guarantee that there is a social group somewhere around here! Board games, card games or running & hiking, and even just social get togethers and parties, they are out there! We also highly recommend that you check out the RX Super Spa Eventbrite calendar as every other month we host an awesome little party where you can meet new people and win some awesome prizes!
As a city Vancouver is actually really great if you’re accustomed to a certain lifestyle. Most of the buildings are relatively new and come with amenities, there are tons of cool craft businesses that offer different experiences and help to keep the relaxed west coast pace interesting. There are tons of cool medical spas (like RX Super Spa) and also easily accessible resort spas that are simply divine (personal preference is Scandinave Spa if you’ve got a day to spend relaxing). But then otherwise there are tons of fun things to do from helicopter rides to sailing/flying lessons. I also recommend to check out the art gallery every now and then as they have some really great exhibits, and throughout the summer time there are often tons of festivals to attend that cater to different interests (like Ribfest Port Moody!).
On the flipside the other major reason that we love Vancouver, is because of travel. As a major sea and air port city there are tons of planes, boats, trains & busses coming to and from Vancouver heading to almost anywhere on the continent or across the Pacific. For the international types Vancouver offers a healthy living lifestyle, upscale everything, cool places to go and be and easy access to everywhere else for when you need a change of scene.
So while not everyone lives such leisurely lives, these are some of the best things about Vancouver that I personally really enjoy. Especially the food. If it wasn’t’ for RX Super Spa’s StarBody Bodysculpting I don’t know how I’d keep such a lean figure! What are your favorite things to do in Vancouver? Let us know when you come in next!