A List of 7 Best Spas in and Around Montreal
Life can be stressful–whether it’s work, school, or spending time with the in-laws–it’s important to take time for yourself, even if it’s just for a few hours. Stress can take a toll on our minds and bodies, luckily Montreal is surrounded by spas in and around the city. Whether you’re looking for an urban spa in the heart of the city, a remote spa in the middle of the woods, or a spa with a view, this list can help you decide which spa is perfect for you to unwind.
7. Spa Escale Santé
Spa Escale Santé, in the center of Montreal Angus area, is an intimate spa that offers indoor Icelandic baths in a soothing setting. Begin your relaxation journey in their sauna, rinse off in their waterfall, and indulge in the many perks they offer like massages, facials and other self-care services. The urban decor has a modern feel that’s both clean and cozy, giving the spa an air of instant comfort. If you’re looking for a little getaway without traveling too far, take this opportunity to feel relaxed and rejuvenated at this oasis in the heart of the city.
6. Balnea Spa
Bromont’s Balnea Spa is your ideal destination to escape the city. For some fresh air and exercise, followed by some deep relaxation, Balnea offers 22 kilometres of trails for hiking, as well as yoga classes, nature boot camps, and other activities to get your blood pumping. Reward yourself after an exciting day to their outdoors baths, sweat lodge, thermal waterfalls, and forest basin. Their restaurant, Lumani, is perfect to finish the day off by enjoying their seasonal and all natural cuisine.
If your idea of optimal relaxation includes a beautiful view, head to Skyspa in the Dix30 center. This rooftop terrace, open in the summer and winter alike, is the perfect post-workday stop to enjoy a peaceful moment with a beautiful panoramic backdrop. Step into their Californian hot baths, eucalyptus steam baths, and Finnish saunas. Delight your taste buds at the Skyspa bistro that prepares healthy meals like salads and cheese plates. Top off your day with a glass of wine, sangria, or beer and let your worries fade away…
4. Scandinave Spa Old Montreal
This Scandinavian spa in the heart of Old Montreal believes in the relaxation power of baths and water therapy. They focus on three key aspects: body warming, rinse stations, and relaxation areas. Warm up in their eucalyptus steam bath, their sauna, and hot baths. They’re also proud of their ‘eco spa’ philosophy: they compost, recycle heat to warm their water jet bath, and use natural ingredients for their cleaning products. Top off your spa experience with a relaxing massage, and let the day melt away.
3. Bota Bota
In the heart of Montreal’s Old Port is a spa that is as beautiful to look at as it is relaxing. Bota Bota is unique: it’s an old converted boat that’s anchored on the St-Lawrence river. Bota Bota offers spectacular views of Montreal’s historic port and allows you to be surround by the soothing flow of the river. Its many floors offer different services, from eucalyptus steam baths, saunas, outdoor whirlpools, a gourmet restaurant and a garden. Follow their water circuit that begins in a hot sauna, followed by a dip in a cold pool, and finish it off in a relaxation area or enjoy the view from their whirlpool. It’s walking distance from Square Victoria metro which makes this spa the ultimate relaxation haven without ever having to leave the city.
2. Strøm Spa Nordique
Strom Spa’s philosophy is to combine the Nordic spa experience with urban living. Only minutes away from Montreal’s city centre, this Nun’s Island spa offers a myriad of baths at different temperatures. They believe in the benefits of plunging into hot and cold baths to release toxins and promote relaxation of the body and soul. Unwind under their thermal and Nordic waterfalls, immerse yourself in a eucalyptus steam bath, and finish off the experience in a Finnish sauna!
1. Polar Bear’s Club
Polar Bear’s Club in Piedmont, Quebec, is the ideal place to experience the benefits of thermotherapy. Begin by spending time in an intensely-heated sauna and follow this with by immersing yourself in fresh, clean water. This ritual is a great relaxation technique and also has health benefits for your blood and skin. The spa is equipped with peaceful lounge areas and whirlpools for chatting and unwinding. Spend time in their heated outdoor bath in the winter and enjoy the stillness of the woods that surround this beautiful spa.
Take an Old Montreal Food Tour!
The Old Montreal Food Tour is your best friend when it comes to finding a great date idea. The 3 hour walking food tour brings you to 6 food stops, which will give you and your date plenty to savour and talk about! You’ll discover the city’s best portuguese poutine, some locally brewed craft beer, and tons more delicious treats. What else is that the tour focuses on culture and history too, so you can both learn as you hold hands (and maybe fall in love?) It’s really the perfect way to discover the old city.