Thursday, March 12, 2020

Top 8 Spas in Canada

In the mood for some pampering? No matter where you live or plan to visit in Canada, odds are you'll be close to at least one of its top spas. 

The Willow Stream Spa, Banff, Alberta
If you're planning to visit Alberta's biggest city for business, to check out the Calgary homes for sale or any other reasons, you might want to consider squeezing in a trip to Banff as it's just a 90-minute drive away and home to The Willow Stream Spa, part of the magnificent Fairmont Banff Springs Hotel, Canada's Castle in the Rockies. It's spread over 38,000 square feet and includes steam rooms, saunas, an indoor European mineral pool, outdoor whirlpool, three waterfall treatment whirlpools, massage rooms, treatment rooms, and more.

Grotto Spa at Tigh-Na-Mara Parksville, British Columbia
This unique spa was named the country's No. 1 spa by Spas of America in 2019. It isn't like any other you'll find in Canada, featuring a two-story waterfall and grotto mineral pool, a whirlpool and a cool splash cascade. Massages and treatments that are practically guaranteed to melt stress away are offered too.

Scandinave Spa Whistler, British Columbia
Located at the edge of Lost Lake Park in Whistler, this Scandinavian spa not only offers decadent treatments but breathtaking views of the dramatic mountains and forest while you soak in one of the heated outdoor baths. Another highlight here is the Finnish treatment where you sit in a sauna or float in a hot pool, jump in for a quick in a cold pool and then relax before repeating the cycle.

The Ancient Cedars Spa at the Wickaninnish Inn, British Columbia
The Wickaninnish Inn is one of the most luxurious resorts for nature lovers, located in the little surfing town of Tofino on British Columbia's west coast. It's home to the Ancient Cedars Spa, tucked into the rocks near a forest providing spectacular ocean views. You'll be able to gaze out at the Pacific while enjoying a massage or any one of the fabulous treatments like the First Nations-inspired awakening treatment.

Northern Lights Resort and SPA, Yukon
If you're heading north, you might be able to watch the aurora borealis dance across the night's sky as the grand finale to a stress-relieving massage. The Northern Lights Resort and SPA offers experiences that you really can't have anywhere else. There's an outdoor Jacuzzi where you can gaze up at the swirl of blues and greens while soaking. 

Boathouse Spa & Baths, Victoria, British Columbia
Victoria, the beautiful capital city of British Columbia on Vancouver Island, is a seaside spa where you can enjoy dazzling views and the sounds of the waves while getting a deep-tissue massage or one of the many treatments like the Organic Seaweed Facial. The menu also offers salt glows, body wraps, manicures and pedicures among others.

Ste. Anne’s Spa, Grafton, Ontario
An award-winning spa resort with a long list of accolades, Ste. Anne's Spa is a true destination spa set across 400 acres offering a wide range of treatments and massage options like hot stone massages along with Reiki treatments, an outdoor pool and an incredible fieldstone grotto for relaxing.

Balnea Spa, Bromont, Quebec
This spa icon sits on a mountainside in a magnificent private nature reserve. The building and jaw-dropping beauty of the site make it a standout, just an hour's drive from Montreal. It offers over two dozen different kinds of massages and the highly recommended Thermal Experience, which includes exterior baths, panoramic saunas, a thermal waterfall, and more.