Canada is home to an abundance of serene environments, from its rocky mountains to its lush forest settings. The land sprawls ten provinces and three territories extend from the Atlantic to the Pacific making its terrains unique in nearly every region. It’s also steeped in history and ancient wellness traditions from its ancestors as a natural healing destination. Here are the best wellness retreats to try in Canada for an isolated escape…
Mountain Trek Retreat & Health Spa
As one of the most awarded programmes in Canada, Mountain Trek is a luxury fitness retreat ideal for those seeking healthy lifestyle transformations in stunning British Colombia. The bootcamp-style itineraries combine workouts and relaxation over a week period to meet fitness goals. Hikes are led by former Park Rangers and cuisine is prepared by world class chefs and nutritionists. Guests can also expect kinesiologists, yoga instructors and massage therapists who ensure every aspect of your body is well taken care of.
Prices from US$5,400 for a six-night retreat | Book now on Compare Retreats
Drake Devonshire Inn
Perched on a lakeside in picturesque Wellington, Drake Devonshire Inn is a design-centric hotel with creative, playful fare. Wellness travellers stop by to make use of the in-room spa services for a holistic treatment in the comfort of their accommodation. Stretch out on the lakeside with yoga classes that run on Thursdays, Saturdays and Sundays in the mornings followed by a cycling excursion that take you from the beach to the nature trails.
Prices from US$994 for a two-night stay | thedrake.ca
Ste. Anne’s Spa
Ste Anne’s Spa has history dating back to 1858 with prominent families living at the property before its restoration in 1985 as a spa resort. The spa hotel caters to healthy holiday hunters seeking restoration and privacy in a holistic setting. Rejuvenate the mind and body with the indulgent spa treatments and immersive wellness programmes for a well-deserved break within a secluded oasis.
Prices available upon request| steannes.com
Rock Water Secret Cove Resort
On British Columbia’s beautiful Sunshine Coast, Rock Water Secret Cove Resort features an array of tenthouse suites, lodges and cabins for a memorable getaway by the cove. The Seabreeze Spa is a stunning wellness hub that overlooks the water and sets the mood for a cosy pampering experience. Activities include retreating at the swimming pool, kayaking, hiking the nearby trails and mountain biking through the cedar forests.
Prices from US$800 for a two-night stay | rockwatersecretcoveresort.com
Northern Lights Resort & SPA
If seeing the spectacular Aurora Borealis is on your bucket list, add Northern Lights Resort & SPA to your must-visit itinerary. The family-run retreat welcomes guests with warm summers and clear blue skies with 20 hours of sunshine or the magic Winter Wonderland to see the Northern Lights. Spend the days embarking on adventures and outdoor activities, before returning to the luxury outdoor Jacuzzi or the spa and wellness area which features a Finnish sauna, infrared sauna, gym, relax room and a massage room.
Prices from US$317 for a two-night stay | northernlightsyukon.com
Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa
Nestled in historic Moose Jaw, Temple Gardens Hotel & Spa is a peaceful Saskatchewan escape for discerning travellers. The hotel features Canada’s largest therapeutic geothermal mineral water pool, fine dining venues, healing treatments at the serene spa and suites with jacuzzis. Recommended treatments include the Sun Tree Wild Rosehip Prairie Wrap and Lavender Mango Butter Body Wrap to fully unwind from urban life.
Prices from US$151 for a one-night stay | templegardens.sk.ca