Spas in the Canadian Rockies
After a heart-pounding day hiking, biking or skiing in the Rockies, there's nothing like a spa visit to rejuvenate your mind and body. Hot springs, massage for relaxation and well-being, cleansing wraps and facials, body scrubs, manicures and pedicures B it's all here, along with a few offerings unique to the Rockies.
If you’re looking for an antidote for the stresses and pressures of daily life, you’ve come to the right place! Soothing waters and experienced hands massage away muscle aches and frayed nerves, and prepare you for the mountain adventures yet ahead. Choose from full-service luxury spas or elegant day spas with therapeutic massage.
For more than a century, travellers have come to “take the waters” and soak in the spectacular mountain scenery at the Banff Upper Hot Springs. This historic spa was the birthplace of Canada's park system in 1888. Today the restored 1930s heritage bathhouse is fully modern with spacious change rooms atop comfy heated floors. The water temperature in the outdoor mineral spring-fed hot pool is kept between 37 and 40 degrees C (98 and 104 degrees F).
Red Earth Spa at Banff Caribou Lodge has six treatment rooms, including one dedicated to hydrotherapy, the use of water to stimulate blood circulation and provide pain relief. The regenerating baths, Vichy showers, European spa products and a range of massage treatments, manicures, pedicures and facials relax and invigorate. The spa’s Sports Therapy Treatment for men and women is designed to relieve muscle tension, reduce lactic acid build-up and encourage tissue healing. Clients have full access to the hotel’s hot pool, steam room and exercise rooms. The spa is located in the Caribou Lodge at 521 Banff Avenue. Phone (403) 762-5887 or toll-free at 1-800-563-8764.
The Rimrock Resort’s Spa and Fitness Centre offers a complete body and soul experience for men and women, with an extensive menu including body treatments, facials, hand and foot care, and massages. Choose from body wraps, reflexology, aromatherapy and hot stone treatments that release tension from head to toe. Guests enjoy the use of the fitness facility with Olympic free weights, cardiovascular equipment, squash court and yoga. Located at 300 Mountain Avenue. Phone (403) 762-3356 or toll-free at 1-888-746-7625.
Willow Stream Spas are sanctuaries at Fairmont properties worldwide, and the one inside the alpine castle of the Banff Springs defines the luxurious spa experience, with a glorious Rockies panache that leaves guests feeling on top of the world. Reminiscent of the hot springs that started it all more than 120 years ago, the pulsating waterfalls and the mineral pool in the heart of the spa rejuvenate tired muscles and soothe troubled spirits. Guests can enjoy 29 treatment areas, 11 calming pools and whirlpools complete with waterfalls, saunas, steam rooms, and an enormous menu, including the popular Rose Hip Wrap. The 38,000-square-foot facility is located at 405 Spray Avenue. Phone (403) 762-2211 or toll free at 1-800-441-1414.
The Pleiades Massage and Spa, a day spa inside the Upper Hot Springs, tempts with a variety of massage, facial and body treatments. The unique selection of personalized spa treatments and services are designed to restore the spirit, revive the skin and relax the body through massage choices including shiatsu, reiki, hot stone massage, reflexology and aromatherapy. Located on Mountain Avenue, four kilometres south of the town. Phone (403) 760-2500 or toll free at 1-866-760-2502.
Day spas in Banff include Grotto Spa (459 Banff Avenue), with water spilling delicately over large Rundle rock into a hot mineral bath. Mountain Spa (at 111 Banff Avenue) offers massage, body treatments, facials, hydrotherapy, reflexology and more. The Uptown Spa (501 Banff Avenue) has hot stone massage, aromatherapy, wraps, facials, manicures and pedicures, and there are sauna, steam room and a large Jacuzzi whirlpool. Body Concepts ( 229 Bear Street) offers esthetics and massage, manicures, pedicures, facials and more. Wago Shiatsu Do(600 Banff Avenue) is a traditional Japanese massage therapy experience, providing shiatsu, acupressure and Sotai.
LAKE LOUISE SPAS
The Escape Spa & Salon at the Fairmont Lake Louise is a boutique spa retreat dedicated to restoring balance while guests relax in a state of peaceful bliss. Services include AVEDA facials, body wraps, stone massage, and packages designed especially for couples. Located in the resort at 111 Lake Louise Drive. Phone (403) 522-3652 or toll-free at 1-866-540-4413.
The Temple Mountain Spa at the historic Post Hotel Lake Louise invigorates with private, serene treatments and services that include massages, facials, and a signature treatment called the Temple Mountain Escape for men and women. The Alpine Aroma-Detox begins with an Exfoil-Sea Salt Glow, and then a curative mud wrap, scalp massage, and an application of hydrating body butter. Located at 200 Pipestone Road. Phone (403) 522-3989 or toll-free at 1-800-661-1586.
Inspired by the natural elements of Jasper National Park, Reflections, the Fairmont Spa at The Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge reflects the energy of the mountains, rivers and waterfalls that surround it. From a fir-infused stone massage and mountain mineral ritual to a maple-butter body wrap, this new spa delivers an experience unlike any other. The 10,000-square-foot spa includes 10 treatment rooms, two couples massage rooms with jacuzzis, therapeutic mineral baths, rain showers and deluxe glacial-inspired steam rooms. It is located in the Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge on Old Lodge Road, just off Highway 16, and is open daily 8 am to 8 pm, year-round. Phone (780) 852-3301, toll free at 1-866-540-4454.
The Mountain Wellness Day Spa at Jasper's Sawridge Inn and Conference Centre provides its guests with relaxing, rejuvenating and stress relieving treatments including massage and body treatments. Its Rocky Mountain Rejuvenation includes a relaxing honey, milk and lavender bath, soothing aroma therapy massage, European spa facial, and luxurious warm milk and flower petal pedicure and manicure. Spa packages include the use of the pool, sauna and hot tub. Located at 76 Connaught Drive. Phone (780) 852-3252.
The serene atmosphere at the Wild Orchid Salon & Spa in downtown Jasper offers a place to unwind your body, ease your mind and soothe your soul. Its full salon and day spa provides services for men and women including manicures, pedicures, facials, therapeutic massage, sports massage, relaxation massage, hot stone massage, exfoliations and body wraps. The registered massage therapists are qualified to offer Reiki and Craniosacral Therapy. Located at 616 Patricia Street. Phone 780) 852-2111.
One Wellness and Spa is aimed at taking the concept of unlimited well-being to new heights by offering services, including Massage, Body Scrubs and Wraps, Facials, Manicure, Pedicures, Personal Training, Pilates and Physiotherapy that are customized to the individual to promote relaxation, life balance and long-term health. Enhance your visit to One Wellness and Spa by beginning your experience with a workout in our sunlight Fitness Studio. Next, prepare your body and mind for your spa experience with a therapeutic sauna and steam. After your spa experience, enjoy a cup of herbal tea by the fireplace in our Relaxation Lounge.
Bodyworks Salon & Day Spa is an oasis of health and beauty, specializing in weddings and parties, which they call ASpaties.@ They also offer spa training classes for those thinking about a new career in the spa business. Located at #102, 999 Bow Valley Trail. Phone (403) 678-5746.
Verde Day Spa offers an organic spa experience, and its skin care and spa product lines have been carefully chosen to reflect their green beliefs. Selections include massages, body treatments, facials, manicures and pedicures. Massages are performed using certified organic creams and oil. Located at 901C Main Street. Phone (403) 678-0306.
Mountain Bliss Spa is Canmore's hidden haven, and its large, intimate steam room is the perfect mountain escape. Massage therapy, spa packages, body treatments, and hydrotherapy are among the services offered here. Located at #1, 1005 Cougar Creek Drive. Phone 403) 609-3505.
At the Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, the Summit Spa & Fitness Centre provides a wide array of treatments and services featuring AVEDA products. The spa has an indoor/outdoor whirlpool, steam room, indoor pool, and fully equipped weight and cardio room. Located at 1 Centennial Drive in Kananaskis Village. Phone (403) 591-7711 or toll-free at 1-866-432-4322.