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Let's face it, winter in the city can get pretty depressing. The slush, the ice, the cold morning commutes to work. It can all add up to make for a pretty stressful situation. But take a way all those things, and winter can actually be a magical wonderland full of calm and tranquility, especially when you escape for the day to a gorgeous Nordic spa and soak your trouble away. These winter spas near Montreal are guaranteed to warm you right up.
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With over 400 acres of protected park with a lake and 22 km of trails, Balnea is the perfect place to get away from the city and relax in nature. Balnea features state-of-the-art facilities including three Finnish saunas, outdoor Jacuzzi, a sweat lodge, Turkish baths, and a solarium all surrounded by breathtaking winter scenery.
$60 week days - (locker, water bottle, towel and bathrobe included)
Evenings after 5 p.m. - $40
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Spa Nordic Station
Owned and operated by a couple passionate about the Finnish Sauna experience, Nordic Station offers a wide range of relaxation services and treatments in an authentic and stylish environment. Find an oasis of peace and quiet located next to a river while enjoying your choice of a large Finnish sauna, two large outdoor Californian whirlpools, a Hammam bath with eucalyptus steam, Nordic baths with two cascades, and 6 scenic gazebos for unforgettable massages out in the wild.
Friday to Sunday - $45
Monday to Thursday - $35
Evenings from 5 p.m. - $30
Strom Spa Nordique
Surrounded by the orchards of Mont Saint-Hilaire, Strom Spa Nordique is just 20 minutes from Montreal, and specializes in thermotherapy. Let the trained profressionals of Strom Spa pamper you from head to toe with premium body care treatments including massage therapy, body wraps, and exfoliations, while you relax in the waterfall of the thermal pool, the cold pond, the Turkish steam bath, and the Finnish sauna.
Admission: $29 to $49 (thermal experience)
Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant
Nestled on the edge of the Devil's River, Scandinave Spa offers complete relaxation in the beautiful surroundings of the Mont-Tremblant area. Scandanavian baths, also known as hydrotherapy, provide many calming benefits known for cleansing the skin, improving blood circulation and promoting the realease of endorphins for total body relaxtion. Complete your expereince with a Swedish, Deep Tissue, Hot Stone, or Thai-Yoga massage.
Admission: $48 for access to the baths (includes locker and two towels)
Located 40 minutes from the city of Saguenay, L'Éternel Spa provides nature lovers all the tranquility and relaxation they desire. Unwind in the hot and cold water pools of their Nordic spa that border a natural river, enjoy seasonal facial and body treatments, and take part in L'Éternel Spa's special Oriental Ritual to truly regain your sense of Zen.
Admission: $45 - (locker, towel and bottle of water included)
In the Japanese aesthetic of Ofuro Spa, you'll find an unparalleled regenerative experience. Located in the beauty of the Larentians near Saint-Sauveur, Ofura Spa offers the best of thermotherapy with dry and steam saunas, and a natural river with Nordic baths for an invigorating swim. You can also enjoy a range of relaxing massages and body treatments, and if you happen to find yourself too relaxed to leave, you can even rent a room!
Evenings after 5 p.m. - $ 32 (towel, water bottle and locker key included)