Oh the weather outside
is frightful, but the steamy sauna is so delightful. Welcome to a rustic chalet with all the modern amenities that provide relaxation and rejuvenation. Nordik Spa-Nature has won the award for best Nordic spa in Canada; its fairy-tale setting near the entrance of Gatineau Park is only 20 minutes from downtown Ottawa. You’ll feel like you’re in a completely different part of the world, save for the views of the Gatineau Hills (perfect to see from the infinity pool), which are breathtaking no matter which season you visit — but especially amid falling snowflakes.
Nordik now features 10 outdoor baths (hot, cold, and temperate), a Nordic waterfall, and nine saunas at varying temperatures. Roundout your experience with a European-style lounge, body treatments, a saltwater floating pool, a eucalyptus steam bath or massage therapy. New this winter, experience the magic of an outdoor massage in a heated, insulated wood pavilion. The winter never felt so toasty warm. lenordik.com