Seven Vancouver Developments With Resort-Like Amenities
By: Wendy Helfenbaum
Beyond adding square footage, floor-to-ceiling windows, and custom cabinetry, luxury developers in Vancouver are going one step further these days, seeking to lure buyers with resort-like amenities. Here are seven condominium developments whose over-the-top, unique perks are setting them apart in a competitive market.
Featuring a pet grooming room, outdoor work pods, an indoor bike loop, and a dedicated cycling elevator, this development in Burnaby is a shoo-in for active, outdoorsy types. There’s an on-site gear room where residents can tinker with their bicycles or other equipment, plus a 66,000-square-foot “Sky Park,” complete with a tea house, minigolf, poolside barrel saunas, a yoga lawn, a labyrinth garden, and an illuminated outdoor running track.
In addition to a neofuturistic facade created by Danish architect Bjarke Ingels that gives off art-installation vibes, this 59-story waterfront development has plenty of perks, including an 82-foot-long heated rooftop pool, a golf simulator, a 10,000-square-foot fitness facility, electric charging stations, a fleet of BMWs, and Canada’s fastest elevators, which zoom upwards and downwards at up to 1,600 feet per minute.
This 91-residence luxury condominium building in South False Creek feels every bit like a vacation destination, thanks to an inviting waterfront fireside lounge and European-style spa with hot and cold therapeutic plunge pools, a steam room, and a sauna. There’s also a play area and an urban garden with fresh herbs, should homeowners need their mint or basil fix before cooking up something scrumptious in the communal outdoor kitchen.
This 15-story Richmond development by Keltic Canada boasts more than 12,000 square feet of amenities that include a lifestyle concierge and a spa. There’s also an e-sports gaming room, a McLaren Racing simulator, and a screening room, plus a fitness center and steam room. Residents can also access a whisky and wine tasting room and a private guest suite that can be reserved for visiting friends or families.
With its unique curved structure designed by Japanese architect Kengo Kuma, this 43-story development includes an on-site art gallery, a wine tasting room, a soundproof listening room for music lovers, and a lush moss garden. A full fitness complex includes a gym and an indoor swimming pool.
With communal rooftop garden plots that allow residents to grow fresh produce and herbs, plus a dedicated meditation and yoga studio, ELIOT at Norquay offers tranquility and sun-soaked space in East Vancouver. Developed by R.A.R. Holdings, the 23-home project also has a full gym, a play area, and electric charging stations.
Located 20 minutes from the Downtown area in the middle of a 10-acre green space, Mulgrave Park feels like a luxurious, nature-themed field trip. Amenities include an outdoor fire pit and lounge, a putting green, guest suites for visiting family and friends, a private garage, and a fitness center with a hot tub.