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Guide: 5 perfectly pampering spa escapes in Alberta

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Guide: 5 Must-Hit Spa Escapes In Alberta

Winter is in full swing and it has us feeling a little tense. The cold air isn’t good for the face, the heavy jacket isn’t great for our shoulders, and the lack of sun isn’t good for our mood. We could definitely use some R&R to make up for last week’s cold weather, and you could too! Here are 5 must-hit spas in Alberta. We all deserve a little “us” time.

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

We’ve got two words to describe the Nordic Spa: alpine sanctuary. Sounds pretty good, eh? They’re all about “facing the elements” here, but this experience couldn’t be further from roughing it. From the massage services to the Eucalyptus steam cabin to the state-of-the-art saunas, this place has the whole relaxation game down pat.

When: Monday – Sunday
Where: 1 Centennial Dr, Kananaskis
Time: 9 AM – 9 PM
Cost: Varies by service

My Oasis Spa Calgary

Guide: 5 Must-Hit Spa Escapes In Alberta

If you’re looking to stay in the city, My Oasis is a great option to get therapeutic massages, mani/pedis, energy balancing treatments, and more. It’s high quality but won’t break the bank, so head here for some feel-good vibes without the guilt-inducing prices.

When: Monday – Sunday
Where: 880 16 Ave SW, Calgary
Time: View hours here
Cost: Varies by service

Solara Resort & Spa

Guide: 5 Must-Hit Spa Escapes In Alberta

The award-winning Solara Resort is a great place to treat yo’ self. It’s luxurious, warm, and nestled right in the mountains, so there’s really no way you could have a bad time. We recommend their cupping treatment to release tension (and for some really B.A. bruises), or the ReVersive Anti-Aging Facial if you want to look extra fresh!

When: Monday-Sunday
Where: 187 Kananaskis Way, Canmore
Time: Mon-Friday 6 AM – 8 PM, Sat-Sun 7 AM – 7 PM
Cost: Varies by service

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Heartwood Inn & Spa

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Turns out Drumheller’s not just a hotspot for fossils, it’s also perfect for a quick spa getaway! The Heartwood Inn specializes in Swedish relaxation massage treatments, as well as HQ manis, pedis, and re-hydration sessions. The 1.5-hour roadie is more than worth the reward.

When: Monday – Sunday
Where: 320 North Railway Avenue East, Drumheller
Time: 8 AM – 11 PM
Cost: Varies by service

Willow Stream Spa

Willow Stream Guide: 5 Must-Hit Spa Escapes In Alberta

We all know the Fairmont Banff Springs is a good time, but many of us haven’t explored the amazing Willow Stream Spa that is hidden right inside the resort. They have pulsating waterfalls, a mineral pool, and an extensive services menu that will definitely help you detox.

When: Monday-Sunday
Where: 405 Spray Avenue, Banff
When:  6 AM – 10 PM
Cost: Varies By service

Hopefully one of Alberta spas do the trick! Happy zen-ing, Calgary. We’ve still got a long winter ahead of us.

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