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​​8 Ontario Spas That Are Even Better Than A Trip To Iceland's Blue Lagoon

You'll soak all of your worries away. 🛁

Contributive writer
Woman in an Ontario spa hot tub surrounded by a light layer of snow.

Woman in an Ontario spa hot tub surrounded by a light layer of snow.

Take inspiration from Europe and lose yourself in the ultimate form of Nordic-inspired relaxation in Ontario. You can grab your swimsuit and get ready for a day of soaking away all of your worries.

These thermal spas in Ontario feature beautiful waterfalls, whirlpools, saunas, steam rooms and warm relaxation areas for a day of pampering and rest. You don’t need to fly to Iceland’s Blue Lagoon because these eight Ontario spas are magical places to get your steam on this winter.

Vettä Nordic Spa

Price: $89+ entry

Address: 3210 Line, 3 Line N., Oro-Medonte, ON

Why You Need To Go: This new oasis in the Horseshoe Valley opened last winter and you can enjoy Finnish-inspired eats between soaking and steaming. You'll be surrounded by nature as you relax in steam rooms, saunas, salt scrub showers, cold pools, warm pools and relaxation areas.

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Elora Mill Hotel & Spa

Price: $75+ depending on treatments

Address: 77 Mill St. W., Elora, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll find this spot on a cliff overlooking the Grand River, and the historic mill features a spa and outdoor pool. You can relax in saunas, steam rooms and an outdoor hot tub, as well as a spa café. There are a variety of body treatments you can add to your experience including a relaxation massage.

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Ste. Anne's, A Halimand Hill Spa

Price: Average of $365 per night for the All Inclusive Day Spa

Address: 1009 Massey Rd., Grafton, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll be able to spend the day in a fluffy bathrobe as you relax in steam rooms and hydrotherapy pools at this spa that feels like you've travelled to Europe. The All Inclusive Day Spa package includes a 3-course lunch, afternoon tea and a $150 wellness allowance along with access to all facilities.

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Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain

Price: $75+

Address: 152 Grey County Rd. 21, The Blue Mountains, ON

Why You Need To Go: Hidden in a forest of maple and pine is a luxury destination featuring steam baths, saunas, cold showers, Nordic waterfalls and cozy relaxation areas. There are many outdoor activities to enjoy in the area for all seasons and a bistro for meals on site.

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Thermëa Spa Village

Price: $110+

Address: 4015 Cochrane St., Whitby, ON

Why You Need To Go: This new Nordic Spa village features seven outdoor pools, eight saunas, a saltwater floatation pool, three restaurants, relaxation areas and fire pits. It is a sister spa to the well-known Nordik Spa-Nature in Chelsea, Quebec.

As of December 6, 2022, the Källa pool is still closed due to a staph outbreak and is expected to reopen shortly. The spa will post updates online.

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100 Fountain Spa, Pillar & Post

Price: $75+

Address: 48 John St. W., Niagara-on-the-Lake, ON

Why You Need To Go: This spa resort access includes a heated indoor pool, hot tub, outdoor pool, hot spring pool, fitness centre and fireplace lounge. You can add a body scrub, a massage, facial and other spa treatments to your day as well as enjoy lunch on-site.

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Uppliva Sauna and Steam

Price: $70 sauna and steam circuit

Address: 1140 Wellington St. W., Ottawa, ON

Why You Need To Go: Uppliva Spa is nestled in the trendy Hintonburg neighbourhood and offers a traditional sauna and steam circuit, including a cold plunge pool. You can lose hours hanging out in the cozy hammock chair as you relax with tea by the fireplace. Massage treatments are also available by reservation.

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Langdon Hall, Country House Hotel & Spa

Price: $70+ for treatments (treatment booking required to visit)

Address: 1 Langdon Dr., Cambridge, ON

Why You Need To Go: You'll feel like you're spending the day relaxing in an English Country garden at this spa. You can stroll along walking trails, play a game of croquet, or hang out by the lily pond. The venue has a sauna and steam room plus a whirlpool to enjoy. It is open to non-guests during weekdays, or you can add an overnight stay.

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Before you get going, check out our Responsible Travel Guide so you can be informed, be safe, be smart, and most of all, be respectful on your adventure.

This article has been updated since it was originally published on December 7, 2021.

    Megan Johnson
    Contributive writer
    Megan Johnson was a Staff Writer for Narcity Canada's Ontario Desk focused on new netflix shows in Canada and things to do in Ottawa. She is based in Ottawa, Ontario.
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