Spa Life E-Magazine Issue 1 Vol. 15 Spring Romance 2015 - Page 18

Swarovski crystal fireplaces, crystal light fixtures, starry ceilings, two-person soaking tubs next to floor to ceiling views of Lake Okanagan guarantee a crystal and romance infused stay. Sweat your stress away in seven unique aromatherapy saunas and steam rooms, experience showers, with indoor pool, Swarovski crystal sky, outdoor infinity pool and serenity relaxation rooms to relax before the passionate night ahead. This crystal inspired resort always predicts romance.

Fairmont Banff Springs – Banff, AB

Fairmont Banff Springs rich and colourful history has been a romantic and honeymoon favourite since it first opened as a hotel in 1888. Everyone from British Royalty to celebrities like Marilyn Monroe and Clint Eastwood have graced this exquisite Canadian jewel. People more than a century ago flocked here for the area’s natural hot springs. Today hotel guests can feel the pulsating flow of therapeutic waters in the mineral pool at the heart of the Willow Stream Spa. This large 38,000 square foot spa has 23 treatment rooms, steam and eucalyptus rooms, indoor mineral pool, luxurious deluxe couples’ suite and three waterfall-treatment whirlpools. The centerpiece of it all - just venture outside the

spa and feel the majestic Rocky Mountains surround you as you relax and get all snuggled up with your loved one in the outdoor whirlpool. Let the mountains set the stage for a night of romance and tranquility. Romance has never looked so good then at the historic Fairmont Banff Springs.

Ste. Anne’s Spa – Grafton, ON

Situated high up on more than 400 acres in the Northumberland Hills just an hour east of Toronto, Ste. Anne’s Spa is a Canadian spa icon when it comes to being innovative while still retaining its country charm. Couples looking for romance within a country inn setting have many accommodation options. You can stay in the main inn which has 14 rooms in with a selection of old country style as well as more contemporary rooms. Or why not stay in one of their well-appointed spa cottages for those looking for privacy and solitude. Ste. Anne’s Spa has won numerous awards and with good reason. Fine dining but you can eat in your bathrobe and bring your own favourite bottle of wine – no charge. Stroll amongst the rolling hills and trails hand in hand or join a yoga class and practice your breathing and body movement – it may come in handy later that evening! Country charm meets spa bliss at Ste. Anne’s.

Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris, Shangri-La Hotel – Toronto, ON –

Prepare your body and mind for a mystical, mysterious and magical journey at Miraj Hammam Spa by Caudalie Paris located on the 5th floor of the Shangri-La Hotel, one of the newest ultra luxury hotels in downtown Toronto. The stress of the city is immediately left behind as you enter this spa sanctuary with décor and treatment influences from Paris, Marrakech and Istanbul. Enjoy intoxicating vinotherapy treatments like a Crushed Cabernet Scrub or Wine Body Wrap. Transform you and your loved one back to the vineyards of Bordeaux. Unwind with a Destination Casablanca or Couples Ritual treatments for two with a hammam, gommage and massage or facial treatment. As you are pampered to new heights at the spa why not continue the bliss and romance over a glass of champagne at the hotel’s popular Lobby Lounge featuring the Champagne Wall and its stock of the world’s finest champagnes. Raise a glass and toast to the romance to follow at this city spa escape.

Le Nordik Spa-Nature – Chelsea, PQ –

Only 15 minutes away from the hot air of Ottawa’s Parliament Hill you can relax in warm and refreshing thermal waters at Le Nordik Spa-Nature, a day spa located in the tiny town of Chelsea. Situated on the edge of the Gatineau Hills you are immediately transformed into a rustic Nordic experience with the comforts and sophistication of a luxury spa. Le Nordik raises the bar of the Nordic experience with beautifully landscaped grounds with seven baths (hot, cold, temperate),8 uniquely designed saunas, infinity pool with stunning views of the Gatineau Hills, outdoor and indoor relaxation areas, and restaurant and plush lounge area. Float in Nordik’s unique indoor Källa salt water pool, only the second of its kind in the world which will purify both your soul and body. Treat your taste buds to an eclectic menu featuring tapas in their Panorama Lounge to other European and Quebec dishes while lounging in your bathrobe next to your significant other with glass of fine wine in hand.