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Nov 13, 2021

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Whether it’s a relaxing girlfriends’ getaway, a romantic retreat or some personal rejuvenation time, these five destinations across the country will leave you feeling refreshed in no time. Be sure to call ahead to inquire about provincial and regional health and safety protocols.

Sensea Nordic Spa, Nova Scotia

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You’ll find Nova Scotia’s first Nordic Spa situated in a dense forest next to Stanford Lake. With a focus on hydrotherapy, the all-season Sensea spa encourages visitors to rotate through a thermal circuit of warm saunas, hammams and hot baths in addition to an icy plunge pool and cold-water fountains.

Spa services include European-style massages and Eastern-inspired wellness practices like an ancient ayurevedic head treatment that soothes the nerves by activating pressure points on the scalp, face, neck and shoulders.

Ste. Anne’s Spa, Ontario

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Visit for the day or book an overnight stay at Ste. Anne’s Spa, a charming all-inclusive wellness retreat tucked away in the rolling hills of Northumberland County. The 500-acre estate is home to scenic hiking trails, a working farm, enchanting gardens, state-of-the-art hydrotherapy pools and numerous tranquility spaces for lounging.

Spa services take place in a historic 19th-century castle where guests can book seasonal treatments such as a fall pumpkin spice body scrub or a festive warm chocolate massage.

Go Place, Ontario

Located about an hour outside of Toronto’s downtown core, Go Place is a 68,000 square-foot multi-floor urban spa complex that boasts jacuzzi baths and steam rooms for men and women, a dedicated fitness studio, restaurants, meeting spaces and mineral-inspired treatment rooms.

Guests can soak in the luxurious ambiance while enjoying the healing properties of precious gemstones courtesy of the spa’s therapeutic saunas, which are built out of jade, amethyst and agate rock.

Nordik Spa-Nature, Quebec

Discover North America’s largest spa, located at the entrance of the majestic Gatineau Park. Specializing in Nordic-style hydrotherapy techniques, the sprawling indoor-outdoor facilities at Nordik include 10 baths, nine saunas, four restaurants and multiple open-air massage pavilions throughout the grounds.

The spa’s signature källa treatment invites visitors to float weightlessly in a saltwater pool that delivers a multi-sensory experience designed to help relieve stress, reduce tension and help with muscle recovery.

Sparkling Hill Resort, British Colombia

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Perched atop a granite bluff overlooking Okanagan Lake, Sparkling Hill is a dazzling sight to behold, thanks to the millions of shimmering Swarovski crystals incorporated into the property’s unique design. The on-site KurSpa offers massages and body treatments alongside unique signature wellness experiences for singles and couples.

Try the Italian-inspired Fango, a popular treatment that uses a warm volcanic dust mud mask to detoxify and reinvigorate the skin.

Prepare to be pampered

To visit one of these destinations for some rest and relaxation, speak with a CAA Travel Consultant who can help you plan your ultimate getaway.

Image credit: Courtesy of Ste. Anne's Spa, Sensea Nordic Spa, Sparkling Hill Resort

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