Canada’s Best Mom-Approved Spas

Deserve a little r 'n' r? According to a survey conducted by Leading Spas of Canada, over 79 percent of those who visit spas do so for stress relief and relaxation. So you can get in on the action, our cross-country spies have the scoop on the best spas across the country

Canada's Best Mom-Approved SpasLe Nordik

Just outside Ottawa in Chelsea, Que., this is a unique spot to go and relax. The highlight is a cycle of Nordic baths. For $44, you can spend all day (if you’re so inclined) wandering the circuit, which includes outdoor hot tubs, a Finnish sauna, steam bath, Nordic waterfalls, cold and temperate pools, outdoor and indoor relaxation areas and outdoor fireplaces. Add-ons include a massage ($85 and up), wine and cheese ($21) and chocolate fondue with a glass of port ($17). — Laura Byrne Paquet
Toll free: 1 (866) 575-3700,

Spa Ahava

If you haven’t been to this Saskatoon spa yet, what are you waiting for? It’s often on the “best day spa” list in any magazine reader poll. If you love chocolate but don’t love the calorie count, the Chocolate Spa Binge Package ($225) will let you indulge without the guilt. It includes a massage, a body scrub and wrap, both a mani and pedi and more to rejuvenate you after a tough week. — Andrea Janus
(306) 978-8111

Inn on the Cove Spa

The spa housed in Saint John’s Inn on the Cove features spa lunches and a fabulous view of the ocean to go with its stress-busting Scrub, Tub & Rub treatment ($159), which features a full body exfoliation, a soak in a seawater bath and a full massage. Packages created just for moms are also available. — Leah Fitzgerald
(877) 257-8080

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