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3 Amazing Canadian Spa Choices

Canada rocks the weekend spa getaway from coast to rural to urban

When the topic of a weekend getaway comes up, there’s a debate on whether it’s a noodling spa getaway, a secluded B&B couples retreat lakeside, or a deep dive into the city exploring new energy, tastes and sights. Relaxation, rejuvenation, seclusion or frenetic busy-ness – interesting choices!

couples massageGoGirlfriend has a soft spot for spas – couple’s massages experiencing a signature treatment together, body wraps and scrubs with local product influences, deep tissue swedish massages, and rehydrating facials to get rid of those stress lines. When you notch up the spa and add a luxury destination with chef-inspired food, sumptuous amenities to drool over in a great exotic location, the weekend is turning blissful.

Canada has many outstanding destination spa opportunities from seaside to rural to urban. We know these three amazing Canadian spa choices will delight your senses and relax you to the point of noodled zen.

Delivering luxuriously designed couples spa retreats

Black Rock Oceanfront ResortBlack Rock Oceanfront Resort    - This luxury resort, on Vancouver Island, is designed with a deep respect for the land and sea of the wild Pacific Coast. Black Rock Resort offers contemporary luxury rooms with rugged west coast views of either the Pacific Ocean or Vancouver Island Rainforest. It’s Fetch Restaurant delights in west coast culinary specialties keeping the sustainable naturalness of the resort in its food selections and ocean-front views. Celebrating serenity, luxury, and harmony, Black Rock Resort’s Drift Spa offers a full menu of spa services with it’s signature treatments tying in the rhythms of sea, sand, and sky.

Our recommendation is Drift Spa’s Couples Massage package (starting at $269/night, two-night package), Rainforest Facial, or their signature treatment -  Organic Therapeutic Seaweed Massage and Soak. Book a romantic weekend getaway with Black Rock Oceanfront Resort and soak up the earth energy of the Pacific West Coast.

Hamam at Ten SpaTen Spa – Within one of Canada’s Grand Trunk Pacific Railway network hotels, the Ten Spa encompasses the entire tenth floor of the century old Fort Garry Hotel in Winnipeg, Manitoba. The Ten Spa’s treatments have been developed after years of research exploring unique treatments from spa parlours around the globe. Unique is their Turkish Hamam ritual. This hot air bathing ritual is a co-ed sanctuary to renew, detox, increase circulation and immune system. Add a signature salt rub or full body grommage and olive oil wash to complete your cycle. Alternately consider their Herbal Mud Body Cocoon or their Cleopatra Milk and Oil Cocoon.

Our recommendation is the Ten Spa’s signature Hamam Fully Loaded, their deep detox facial, or for your next romantic couples retreat, the Fort Garry Hotel offers a weekend to Unplug and relax (Rates start at $390 based on double occupancy).

Ste. Anne's chill poolSte. Anne’s Spa – located in Grafton, Ontario (about 90 minutes East of Toronto in the Kawartha’s), St. Anne’s Spa is a destination spa very different from your modern city spa. This rustic, rural country estate is set on 400 acres and with building roots dating back to the 1850’s. With exceptional spa services in an old-world charm, St. Anne’s has been voted Canada’s Favourite Spa and is one of the Top 100 Spa’s of the World. Four Diamond accommodation’s range from luxurious rooms in the Main Inn to Spa Cottages; dining options are culinary treats with the options to book a private 4-course Chef Dinner for your girls getaway. Whether walking from your spa services to your cottage or having your dinner while relaxing, the casual charm of St. Anne’s encourages you to stay all day in your bath robe, embrace your spa hair and to just be yourself.

Our recommendation is Ste. Anne’s Signature Facial, their Minerva Aqua Polish or the Contouring Mud Stone wrap, or for a romantic weekend getaway, relax and spa yourself with their all-inclusive overnight getaway package (rates from $329 - $629 per person based on double occupancy – 2-night minimum)

How do you feel now? Which are you booking first? Right?

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