Oh the weather out­side

Where Ottawa - - HERE & NOW -

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

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Canada

© PressReader. All rights reserved.