Canmore activities attract both locals and visitors alike to a unique outdoor experience in the Canadian Rockies. Truly, it’s an outdoor paradise. Winter activities include skiing, snowmobiling, dog sledding, ice walks, fat biking, hiking, snowshoeing, skating and natural hot springs. Mother Nature knows best, and the hot springs near Canmore are an excellent reminder of her restorative powers. After all, a soak in a hot spring does wonders for the body after a gruelling day out on the snowy mountain trails or slogging it down on the ice packs.
The Bow Valley is a gateway to several national parks, ski areas and natural hot springs, all at the foot of the beautiful Canadian Rockies. Canmore has all you need for comfort and convenience while remaining true to its heritage of intentional living and a respectful connection with the environment. The Courtyard at Stewart Creek offers residents easy access to this outdoor playground, but it is also right in the heart of the Canmore hot spot for R&R.
Although Canmore locals know how to put in a hard day’s work, there is also a sense of balance and an understanding of how valuable it is to unwind. Sometimes all you need is a spa day, close to nature and free from the obligations of everyday life.
Spa facilities in the area offer world-class service from qualified professionals, coupled with spectacular scenery to enhance each experience. It isn’t only the hands of a talented masseuse
where patrons find relief from the mundane, Mother Nature does her part, too. Conveniently, spa visitors can find this luxurious pastime close to winter sports locations in Bow Valley. After a hard day out on the mountains or the ice, what better way to relax than to dip into the luxuriousness of spa treatment? Forget about deadlines and soak in the rapture.
Here are our favourite spas in and around Canmore, in no particular order:
Invigorating sessions in an indoor-outdoor sanctuary, KNS is a high-end 18+ spa in a stunning facility. Linked to the Pomeroy Kananaskis Mountain Lodge, it is aimed at clients looking for privacy and harmony. The day fee starts at $70.
On 6th Avenue in Canmore, this establishment sure glows with good reports from its customers, and or all the right reasons. Describing themselves as ‘the cute little spa that could,’ this small but extremely talented team is a popular choice for locals and visitors alike. They offer a wide range of hair, esthetic and massage choices, with one specialist in each area. Booking is essential but it is so worth it. It’s great value for money, too.
3. One Wellness
The whole nine yards plus physiotherapy and pilates options, One Wellness is a comprehensive spa facility with a penchant for beautiful spaces and faces. It is a trusted facility with great reviews from its fans. Gel Manicures start at $70, and a 90-minute massage is $200.
Bursting with great reviews on sites like Yelp, Wildflower in Canmore is definitely the place to find talented massage therapists and friendly but professional service right in town. It’s a complete spa experience, starting at $55 for a 45-minute massage. The spa menu offers all the bells and whistles, including salt exfoliation, manicures, holistic treatments like Reiki and tinting. Wildflower also collaborates with LifeWorks gym downtown so you can book a treatment to help you relax right after your workout session.
Out of town at the Banff Upper Hot Springs, this is a wonderful location to nourish the body and the soul. Soak up some me-time in the spectacular natural hot springs here before heading over to the professionals at Pleiades. The spa uses unique handmade products for skin and body treatments and offers light massages.
6. Skin RNI
Environ specialists located centrally in Canmore, this is the place to go for professional skin treatment as part of your spa experience. It’s all about skin, so there is an abundance of luxurious
facial treatments available, as well as body sculpting. Carmen is a true professional, and the studio is airy, light and instantly relaxing.
Focussed more on health than on fluff treatments, Etana offers a more rounded approach with personal training, Reiki and Lymphatic Drainage included on the menu. The team has years of
experience in all areas of health and wellness, especially holistic methods. The Canmore spa scene is growing in popularity, and there are plenty more spas available in nearby Banff, Jasper and surrounding areas. You will find plenty to choose from near the natural hot springs and the luxury alpine hotels. For more information about other Canmore amenities, click here.