Treatments in Spas in Canada
There’s no better way to relax than to get pampered at a spa. From western to eastern Canada, the country is ripe with spas offering basic to specialty services, and everything in between. Vancouver Island is especially populated with spas and even features stretches of road known as the Spa Trail
Several types of spas in Canada are available to suit various needs and individuals. Choosing the right type does not have to be a daunting task. Some of the choices of spas in Canada include Resort/Hotel Spas, Destination Spas, Day Spas and Medical Spas.
For those seeking a self-contained vacation which includes a full-service spa, accommodations, dining and recreational activities that are all under one roof; Resort/Hotel Spas would be a traveller’s best bet.
Destination Spas on the other hand place emphasis on giving spa goers quality treatments from basic to signature services. Many may also offer cuisine, fitness activities, educational classes and accommodations.
Day Spas are suitable for those looking to incorporate the spa experience into their everyday life without having to travel out of their hometown. It is also ideal for those on a budget or who require more flexibility in scheduling. Day Spas offer a wide array of services and many feature on-site hair salons.
Medical Spas are ideal for overall wellness and for preventative care. They also offer a variety of anti-aging treatments and may or may not offer accommodations.
Quebec – Spa Eastman, located just outside of Montreal, is one of the most luxurious spas in Quebec. However, it’s also affordable. Spa Eastman was named “Best Affordable Spa” in the popular Spa Finder Readers’ Choice Awards. (Courtesy Spa Eastman)
Nova Scotia – Sometimes called the best spa in all Atlantic Canada, the Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa offers luxury spa treatments in a comfortable atmosphere. Complimentary robes and slippers keep you feeling at ease while enjoying a delicious lunch on a deck overlooking an indoor pool. (Courtesy Fox Harb’r Golf Resort & Spa ).
Saskatchewan – The luxurious Temple Gardens Mineral Spa in historic downtown Moose Jaw features Canada’s largest therapeutic Geo-Thermal Mineral Water indoor/outdoor rooftop pool, a treatment facility and an array of relaxing hotel guestrooms and suites. (Courtesy Temple Gardens Mineral Spa)
Manitoba – Located in the Fort Garry Hotel, a national landmark in downtown Winnipeg, Ten Spa offers a modern version of the traditional hammam, a hot-air bathing ritual. There is also a full menu of spa options and steam rooms available. (Courtesy Ten Spa/Fort Garry Hotel)
Ontario – Considered by some experts as the top rated spa in Canada, let alone the top in Ontario, a getaway at Ste. Anne’s, located near Toronto, leaves you rejuvenated and relaxed. Choose between rooms in the Main Inn or private spa cottages. (Courtesy Ste. Anne’s Spa).