Restorative Wellness Retreats in Ontario
We’ve put together a list of some of the best wellness and nature retreats in Ontario.
Holistic wellness retreats combine yoga, meditation and spiritual restoration with organic, plant-based, guilt-free nutrition and detox programs for mind, body and soul healing.
Grail Springs is a private sanctuary near Bancroft devoted to providing a transformative experience in a picturesque natural setting. All-inclusive packages from two to over twenty nights are available, as well as special programs like SOULSHOPS, a diverse series of guided meditation workshops.
Location: 2004 Bay Lake Road, Bancroft, approx. 3 hours northeast of Toronto and 2.5 hours west of Ottawa
Get back to the basics with silent, mindfulness meditation, vegetarian and vegan juice and soup cleanses, and nature walks on this150-acre property of the forests and meadows just a short drive south of Midland.
This pet-friendly retreat features comfortable, cozy cabins and delectable plant-based whole foods. You’ll likely want to check out their Retreat Eats Cookbook after you get a taste of their delicious menu.
Location: 5720 Forgets Road, Wyebridge, just under 2 hour drive north of Toronto
This indoor and outdoor wellness and spa experience is dedicated to quietly refreshing the body and spirit. A recent addition to their facility is the Forest Bathing Trail, a self-guided forest walk.
Shinrin-Yoku, or ‘forest bathing,’ originated in Japan and is the practice of reconnecting with nature and benefiting from the forest’s peace and tranquillity. The Scandinave Spa‘s tranquil landscape and architecture surrounded by nature is a serene vacation for your mind, body and soul.
Location: 152 Grey County Road 21, The Blue Mountains, just over 2 hour drive north of Toronto
Designed for groups, this super unique retreat north of Bowmanville offers customized workshops and events like soundscape meditations, Shinrin-Yoku, edible wild food walks, and B&B accommodations.
The retreat centre is located in a heritage church nestled in the middle of a forest, leaving you feeling connected with the energy of nature.
Location: 3392 Concession Road 8, Orono, approx. an hour drive east of Toronto
Located in the picturesque hills of Northumberland County, this retreat center is surrounded by forest with a grand view overlooking Lake Ontario in the distance.
Experience personalized and complimentary yoga sessions, forest meditation and calming in-room massage on your path to rejuvenation.
Location: 795 Northumberland Heights Road, Cobourg, 1.5 hour drive east of Toronto
Head to Canada’s largest (and voted favourite) destination spa for wellness classes, including yoga and meditation.
In addition to its outstanding on-site services and accommodations, you’ll want to give your taste buds a wellness treatment at Ste. Anne’s Bakery, just a kilometre down the road from the inn. This bakery specializes in freshly prepared, gluten-free goodness.
Truly one of the best wellness retreats in Ontario, Ste. Anne’s Spa’s immaculately kept grounds & walking trails are perfect places to enjoy the fresh air.
Location: 1009 Massey Road, Grafton, 1.5 hour drive east of Toronto
At Elmhirst’s Resort, you’ll find an oasis that prides itself on fresh farm cuisine, outdoor adventures, and indoor pampering in the heart of the Kawarthas.
Seasonal yoga packages offer various wellness classes, workshops, meals and access to all the resort’s amenities and planned free activities. The perfect getaway from the hustle and bustle of city life, each charming cottage features its private dock on Rice Lake’s waterfront.
Location: 1045 Settlers Line, Keene, just under 2 hour drive east of Toronto
For something a little different, try an authentic European beer bath and beer spa treatments using hops, barley and yeast. These ingredients are great for exfoliation, elasticity and hydration of the skin. Relax in the salt caves and have a beer soak. Pair it with a cool glass of Ramblin’ Road draft beer.
Location: 202 Grand River Avenue, Brandford, 1.5 hour drive southwest of Toronto
Experience the best of Algonquin Park hospitality and comfort at this restorative nature retreat designed for groups of 8 to 30. All-inclusive getaways include cozy accommodations, tailored outdoor and healing excursions, and organic, creative, locally sourced meals. Activities include SUPing, paddling, yoga classes, meditations and art.
Lounge fireside and gaze up at the vast, untainted night sky from a rustic, authentic log cabin tucked in Surprise Lake’s forest, just outside the northwest corner of Algonquin Park.
Location: Surprise Lake, South River
Situated on the Oxtongue River close to the west gate of Algonquin Park, this beautiful forest lodge features hostel-style accommodations as well as four independent eco-cabins.
It’s the perfect spot to soak up the good nature vibes and connect with other hikers, photographers and nature enthusiasts around their community firepit and common kitchens.
Location: 4568 Highway 60, Dwight
Ecotherapy begins the moment you arrive at one of these off-grid, solar-powered tiny cabins surrounded by windows and natural light.
Each remote cabin comes equipped with lake views, rugged landscapes, wilderness trails, and picture-perfect privacy.
Enjoy great hiking in the spring, a wonderful swim on a warm day, or looking across the gorgeous snow-covered landscape over a bonfire.
Location: various locations in Southern Ontario
If your ‘me time’ means ‘solo time,’ check out this adorable little cabin perched on the edge of a bit of lake, perfect for a weekend of reading, relaxing and recharging.
It’s part of a larger B&B property, so you’ll also have access to the main house. This peaceful spot is less than an hour’s drive northwest of Toronto.
Location: 207535 Highway 9, Mono
Nestled in Grey County, just south of the southern shores of Georgian Bay, surround yourself with nature at one of the unique yurts and cabins at this eco-forward retreat.
Last updated: July 4, 2022