Photo: Jimmy Hamelin
Both rural and modern, Balnea spa is set on 400-acre nature reserve in Bromont, just a 45-minute drive from Montreal (the spa arranges a bus service to and from the city on Mondays, Thursdays and Sundays). Once you’ve arrived, there’s no shortage of things to do: refresh with a hot and cold bath circuit, swim across the private lake, sunbathe by the dock, or snack on a pulled pork sandwich and granny smith apple coleslaw. There are also several corners for doing absolutely nothing, from a Morrocan-inspired lounge to an aquarium room. Don't miss the upcoming Kundalini Yoga Women’s Retreat (June 13, 2015), where Guru Jagat will share yogi beauty secrets and energy-boosting techniques.