Places to Stay with Wellness Perks


Check in and bliss out: These Canadian hotels offer feel–good extras like private spas and in–room light therapy masks.

Cottages dot the coast of Port Renfrew during dusk at the Wild Renfrew Seaside Cottages
Wild Renfrew Seaside Cottages

Wild Renfrew Seaside Cottages

Port Renfrew, BC

For nature–seekers who prefer the comforts of a resort to a pitched tent, there’s Wild Renfrew Seaside Cottages, with modern cabins that fit up to six guests. Book the new Forest View Studio, with its own private patio and firepit, outdoor shower and jetted tub.

May 15, 2024
The pool amongst the well maintained grounds of the Wedge Mountain Lodge & Spa
A rendering of the yoga room at Wedge Mountain Lodge & Spa
Wedge Mountain Lodge & Spa

Wedge Mountain Lodge & Spa

Whistler, BC

Planning a group trip? A short drive from Whistler Village, this fully–staffed 12,000–square–foot lodge touts 10 bedrooms, plus a billiards space and movie theatre. The best part? A private spa, complete with sauna, steam room, hot tub and outdoor pool.

Chic design and earth tones decorate the suites at Somewhere Inn
Somewhere Inn

Somewhere Inn

Collingwood, ON

After opening a roadside motel in Ottawa Valley three years ago, Somewhere Inn has found somewhere else to land: a century home turned boutique hotel 10 minutes by car from Blue Mountain. Here’s something new: a tree–canopied thermal cycle is set to open this May.

Stainless steel cabins at Arcana nestled in the Muskoka woods
Arcana   Photo: Scott Norsworthy


Muskoka, ON

In its latest incarnation, Arcana moves to the Muskoka woods, with 23 cabins cloaked in mirrored stainless steel, a hydrotherapy circuit, and provisions by Restaurant Pearl Morissette. For a supernatural stay, book a lakefront lodge with an outdoor cedar wood–burning tub.

A soaker tub with a fully equipped spa bathroom at the HighAcre
High ceilings and sunlit rooms at The HighAcre in Dundas, Ontario
The HighAcre   Photo: Andreea Muscurel (right)

The HighAcre

Dundas, ON

Ensuite amenities at this 150–year–old Victorian manor include a soaker tub, fireplace, steam room and infrared sauna. If, for some reason, you decide to leave your room, don’t forget to remove your red light therapy face mask before booking a massage or private yoga lesson.

The outdoor pool at Wander the Resort during the evening
Wander the Resort

Wander the Resort

Prince Edward County, ON

If you need another reason to book one of 10 lakeside and poolside cabins at this chic resort, here it is: a new Scandinavian–style hydrotherapy circuit, complete with a full–service spa. Just wandering by? Book a day pass for access to the hot tub and cedar barrel sauna.

Opening Summer 2024

The relaxing pool at the Manoir Hovey overlooks the Lake Massawippi
Manoir Hovey

Manoir Hovey

North Hatley, QC

In the pines of the Eastern Townships, Manoir Hovey’s newly built spa offers a full day of pampering with a thermal circuit and restoring treatments — all in view of Lake Massawippi. After a hot soak, rejuvenate with a Saskatchewan pink salt scrub and energizing cold shower.

The living room space of Dvele Inn, a Queen Anne Revival-style mansion in St. John's
An upscale bathroom at the Dvele Inn
Dvele Inn

Dvele Inn

St. John’s, NL

Reservations at this Queen Anne Revival–style mansion come with a questionnaire offering a selection from a pillow menu and a scent menu by local wildcrafters East Coast Glow. A complimentary daily treat puts a little pep in your step for the short jaunt downtown.