Relaxing spa retreats in Ontario
The singular objective of a spa retreat is to reduce stress and experience relaxation and rejuvenation, so you return refreshed, both in mind and body. From delicious nourishment, nature-based activities, massage and body treatments, meditation and yoga to aesthetic pampering like manicures and pedicures, there are endless ways to help you pause, rest and recharge. And of course, savouring each moment with someone special makes the experience that much more memorable.
Here are Ontario’s top spa destinations that will leave you renewed and re-energized.
Surrounded by lush woodlands and waterfalls right on your doorstep, Millcroft Inn & Spa is the perfect balance between modern luxury and country elegance. The Spa offers a range of treatments for holistic health, and you’ll be treated to locally sourced organic food served on-site in Headwaters Restaurant—including honey harvested from the property’s own beehives.
Location: 55 John Street, Alton
Be sure to make time for some pampering and healing at the Four Seasons hotel’s in-house spa. There are a wide range of specialty spa and wellness treatments available for men and women. Cap the experience off with a meal at the Cloud 9 Oasis terrace restaurant or keep it private and order from their in-room dining menu.
Location: 60 Yorkville Avenue, Toronto
Soothe your senses at the Miraj Hammam Spa with treatments inspired by the ancient rituals of the Middle East. While staying at the luxurious Shangri-La Toronto hotel, take advantage of the spa’s range of premium and customizable treatments and packages. Try the Hammam and Gommage massages that are Miraj’s specialty or enjoy the Turkish Bath Ritual, followed by a deep exfoliation with the traditional Kessa Glove—guaranteed to knead away all your unwanted stress.
Location: 188 University Avenue, Toronto
Be nurtured by nature at Soulspath, which offers a range of overnight stays as well as spa packages, wellness classes and soothing trails to stroll along. Keep things a little bit (but not too) rustic with a glamping experience on the Starlight campground or book a cozy stay in the on-site cottage, trailer or lodge.
Location: 2685 Shirley Road, Blackstock
Just a half-hour drive east of London, Elm Hurst Inn is a premier boutique country inn and spa surrounded by 12 hectares of scenic countryside. Treat yourself to one of the special themed packages, like the Pajama Party, featuring individual manicures and pedicures for four guests, as well as one night’s accommodation in a deluxe room with a complimentary buffet breakfast and mini gourmet pizzas delivered to your room. Girls' night out done right!
Location: 15 Harris Street, Ingersoll
This luxury hotel exudes elegance and indulgence, while the spa offers you all the pampering you deserve. Try the unique “fire and ice” clinical facial, which combines a cinnamon-scented masque with a cooling peppermint treatment. Enjoy local Niagara flavours with the Wine Discovery package, including accommodation, breakfast, dinner, a three-winery tour and a complimentary bottle of Niagara wine.
Location: 253 Taylor Road, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Complete your visit to the Niagara wine region with a fragrant journey of relaxation at 100 Fountain Spa, a 13,000-square-foot spa resort located in the Pillar and Post hotel in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Signature spa treatments are inspired by regional delights—including wine, peaches, cherries and champagne—like the “Beyond Vino Facial” and “Purple Feet Pedicure.” Hotel guests have priority access to the Hot Spring pool, one of the spa’s many soothing water therapies.
Location: 48 John Street West, Niagara-on-the-Lake
Take in spectacular front-row views of both the Horseshoe and American Falls while soaking in your very own Infinity Hydrotherapy tub. Luxuriate in the spa’s award-winning amenities, which include a eucalyptus-scented steam room and dry sauna, and then enjoy delicious fruit at the refreshment bar. Book your extended stay at the five-star-appointed Sheraton Fallsview.
Location: 5875 Falls Avenue, Niagara Falls
Built as a summer home in 1898, Langdon Hall soon became one of Canada’s most luxurious estate hotels and continues to offer the highest level of elegant style and service. Enjoy award-winning restorative and aesthetic treatments with custom spa packages to suit your individual therapeutic needs. In addition, treat yourself to wine tastings, cooking classes and garden tours. Hidden away in the Carolinian Forest, Langdon Hall is just a 20-minute drive from downtown Kitchener.
Location: 1 Langdon Drive, Cambridge
Perched above the cascading Grand River and Elora Gorge, this heritage stone mill has undergone a stunning restoration and conversion into an exclusive, country hotel and spa, complete with rustic-chic rooms and suites, fine dining and state-of-the-art fitness and spa facilities.
Location: 77 Mill Street West, Elora
Georgian Bay and Central Ontario
Located on the south side of Lake Simcoe, The Briars Resort & Spa offers various spa services to ensure the ultimate blissful break. In between spa sessions, grab a paddle and explore Lake Simcoe or hike, bike or even ski through nearby woods depending on the season. Stay in the main lodge or book a lakeside cottage with a private entrance and large windows to enjoy the view.
Location: 55 Hedge Road, Jacksons Point
Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain is a unique, indoor-outdoor spa facility nestled on a forested 10-hectare property with stunning views of the UNESCO World Biosphere Reserve Niagara Escarpment. Wash away any tension with hydrotherapy treatments and Scandinavian baths, book a massage to improve your circulation and centre the soul with mindful forest bathing. Scandinave is less than two hours north of Toronto and within minutes of several resorts, inns and B&Bs.
Experience a Finnish-inspired spa north of Barrie in Horseshoe Valley. The uniquely Finnish-designed spa is surrounded by a peaceful forest setting that creates a relaxing ambience and makes for the perfect retreat to disconnect. Experience an authentic Finnish hydrotherapy cycle to help you destress, then savour the Finnish-inspired cuisine at the restaurant or in-spa bistro.
Location: 3210 Line, 3 Line North, Oro-Medonte
Welcome to one of Canada’s favourite all-inclusive destination spa resorts. Nestled in the rolling hills of Northumberland, your health, wellness and comfort are the priority, with fresh country cuisine, ultra-cozy accommodations and a full-service spa menu that includes the fieldstone grotto, a feature of the spa’s unique outdoor hydrotherapy treatment facility.
Location: 1009 Massey Road, Grafton
Indulge in personalized spa treatments inspired by nature and then retreat to your calming suite, complete with fireplace and Jacuzzi tub, nestled into the surrounding wilderness. Release tension in the infrared sauna and rejuvenate in the Nordic Baths or the hydro-fusion jet spa. Then treat yourself to local culinary specialties at the on-site Le Voyageur Dining Room.
Location: 1000 Norman Street, Timmins
Escape to this romantic country resort and indulge in some serious “us time” at the aptly named Couples Resort, an idyllic retreat for honeymoons and anniversaries offering a range of spa services to enjoy together. Each room features a two-person Whirlpool bathtub, private outdoor hot tub, and wood-burning fireplace with five-course dinners as well as select spa services offered in your room. You can also access the semi-private shore of Galeairy Lake and explore the nearby Algonquin Park, all just a two-and-a-half-hour drive from Ottawa.
Location: 139 Galeairy Lake Road, Whitney
From the sunlit views of Lake Muskoka, the private sandy beach and the shimmering infinity pool to the luxurious personalized in-house spa, total relaxation is the name of the game at this upscale cottage country resort. Therapeutic services like facials, massage, body wraps and scrubs include the use of minerals and plants from Lake Muskoka itself.
Pamper yourself at Sir Sam’s, an adult-only luxury resort perched on the shores of Eagle Lake only 15 minutes from Haliburton. Indulge in the exclusive rooms featuring private oversized spa tubs and wood fireplaces. The WaterSpa offers a refreshing escape from the ordinary with high-pressure water jets to relax your body prior to spa treatments and massage. Paired with the serene view, you’ll be fully relaxed in no time.
Location: 1491 Sir Sams's Road, Eagle Lake
Located at JW Marriott The Rosseau Muskoka Resort & Spa, where the views of Lake Rosseau are stellar, experience serenity surrounded by nature. Embrace ancient water techniques that alternate hot- and cold-water therapy from saunas, hot tubs and showers for complete body rejuvenation.
Location: 1050 Paignton House Road, Minett
Escape for a weekend or a longer stay at the newly reopened Strathmere retreat and spa in Ottawa. Indulge in treatments like the signature Retreat Warm Herbal Bouquet Stem Massage, and then access the site’s outdoor patios and surrounding nature trails directly from your hotel room. If self-catering is your thing, you can book a studio room with a kitchenette. Or take advantage of the many delicious eateries in the surrounding area.
Location: 1980 Phelan Road West, North Gower
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Last updated: November 23, 2022