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The 10 Best Destination Spas in Canada

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Looks like it’s time for us to bring you another guide for where to go on your next vacation. This time, we’re focusing on Canada’s best destination spas. That’s right, spring is a great time to go get rejuvenated, and visiting a spa is a great way to kick off summer.

Here are the best destination spas in Canada.

Alberta

Kananaskis Nordic Spa

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All the stops have been pulled out for the Kananaskis Nordic Spa. This spa focuses on incredible hydrotherapy amenities and encourages you to complete a circuit of pools as much as you’d like to while you’re there. They offer massages as well, but we think the pools are where it’s at.

Hours: Sunday to Thursday, 9AM-9PM and Friday/Saturday, 9AM-11PM
Where: Kananaskis Mountain Lodge
Cost: $70 for full-day access

Willow Stream Spa

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A sprawling luxury spa that features more traditional services and amenities. The focuses here are packages and experiences, ranging from facials to full body scrubs. This spot is definitely worth the price, but best experienced as part of a larger weekend retreat.

Hours: Daily, 6AM-10PM
Where: Fairmont Banff Springs
Cost: $199 and up (told you it’s pricey)

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British Columbia

Ancient Cedars Spa

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Literally sitting on the ocean, Ancient Cedars Spa is a great choice who want to take a Tofino trip to new heights. The treatments here include hydrotherapy, skin care, and classic massage options. If you’re not staying at the resort, we recommend spending the $55 to hop into their Double Soaker Jetted Tub.

Hours: Daily, 8:30AM-8PM
Where: Wickaninnish Inn, Tofino
Cost: $55 and up

Grotto Spa

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Another spot on Vancouver Island, the Grotto Spa’s main attraction is their incredible mineral pool. The pool features a two-story tall waterfall and apparently helps to rejuvenate the body. Pair that with a soothing treatment or spa package, and you’ll be floating.

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 9AM-8PM, and Friday to Sunday, 8AM-9PM
Where: Tigh-Na-Mara Resort, Parksville, BC
Cost: $45 to use the pool, and treatments start at $145

Ontario

Ste. Anne’s

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Consistently ranked as the best spa in Canada, and for good reason. They have everything you could ask for when it comes to a spa experience, and the prices are super reasonable. This is one of those places where you can start by making a day trip out here, but will soon be looking for an excuse to spend a weekend.

Hours: Daily, 8AM-11PM
Where: 1009 Massey Road, Grafton
Cost: Treatments start at $100, with day packages around $280

Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain

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The crown jewel of a spa chain that has 4 stunning locations across Canada. Focusing on Scandinavian hydrotherapy, Scandinave is the perfect place to unwind with a few friends. Take a dip in their many pools, then hop in a sauna or try out a eucalyptus steam bath.

Hours: Daily, 9AM-9PM
Where: 152 Grey County Road 21, The Blue Mountains
Cost: $65 for day access

Nova Scotia

Fox Harb’r Golf Resort and Spa

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This one is definitely best experienced as a legitimate getaway destination. Sitting right on the ocean, Fox Harb’r offers a truly unique spa experience in a secluded setting. Given the prestige of the golf course, you’ll probably want to hop in on that, as well.

When: Reopens for the season on May 5
Where: 1337 Fox Harbour Road, Wallace
Cost: Treatments start around $150, Overnight Spa Packages around $500, and golf/spa packages around $750/night on weekends

Quebec

Strøm Spa

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Probably the coolest spa on this list, and definitely the newest. Situated on the water in Old Quebec, Strøm marks a new era of the modern spa experience. They’ve got every kind of treatment you could ask for, at incredible prices.

Hours: Daily, 10AM-10PM
Where: 515 Boulevard Champlain, Québec
Cost: Packages start at $64

Balnea Spa

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A gorgeous thermal spa set in the heart of southern Quebec. It’s only an hour outside of Montreal, making it the perfect option for a day trip while you’re in the city. Trust us, this one is more than worth it.

Hours: Monday to Thursday, 11AM-8PM, Friday to Saturday, 10AM-10PM, and Sunday, 10AM-8PM
Where: 319 Chemin du Lac Gale, Bromont
Cost: Starting at $40, but the average cost is $70 for the thermal experience

Yukon

Northern Lights Resort and Spa

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Something to keep in your back pocket for that special someone this winter. Northern Lights offers the opportunity to experience the Aurora Borealis in the best possible way. The spa is great, but if we’re talking rejuvenation, it’s hard to beat one of the coolest natural phenomena on earth.

When: You can book from August to April, but we recommend November to February for best results
Where: 41 Gentian Lane, Whitehorse
Cost: $750 and up for three nights accommodation

And there’s our guide! Now get out there and enjoy a little rest and relaxation before the summer heats up. See you in the hot tub.

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