Add some self-care to your travels with a quick road trip to a new-to-you spa. While you may not have heard of these seven spas yet, count on making a return trip once you’ve experienced their sensational spaces and stellar services. Add in a delicious meal out and some local experiences to the mix, and you’ve got a formula for a spring weekend that will leave you feeling refreshed, refuelled, and ready to take on the world!
The High Acre, Dundas
This all-new spa in Dundas is generating some serious social media buzz! Much more than a beautiful boutique inn, every room in this historic farmhouse features its own private infrared sauna, Hammam steam room with aromatherapy, and soaker tub for hot and cold contrast bathing. There’s also an on-site yoga studio, a beautiful outdoor pool, and a hot tub. Learn more about The High Acre.
Time your trip with one of the Dundas Valley School of Art’s one-day Pottery For The Petrified workshops. This six-hour experience will allow you to “potter about” in the ceramics studio to try out this hands-on medium by working with slabs, coils and the wheel. Absolutely no experience is required, and all clay and materials are provided.
The Pearle, Burlington
This luxury spa located along Burlington’s scenic waterfront was among North America’s top 100 spas in 2022. All of The Pearle’s signature facials and body treatments include access to the spa’s traditional Hammam steam room, lounge and pool. Time your trip with a full moon to participate in one of The Pearle’s monthly Moon Circles, which encourage intention setting, connection, and energy exploration. Learn more about The Pearle.
Before or after your treatment, keep your self-care game strong by swinging by Lettuce Love Café for a gorgeous vegan, gluten-free meal, something from the juice bar or a ridiculously good raw dessert.
While you’re in town, buzz into Backed By Bees for a guided honey and mead tasting or beekeeper experience.
Joie Day Spa, Hamilton
This unique spa in downtown Hamilton understands that spa buddies like to travel in packs and has treatment rooms large enough to accommodate three guests together for facials, massages, manicures or pedicures. Score substantial savings by booking one of their bundled spa packages, and be sure to add the Joie Charcuterie and Bubbly option to the mix too! Learn more about Joie Day Spa.
While in the neighbourhood, a post-spa round of margaritas and tacos at The Mule is a must.
The Invisible Renaissance walking tour is a fabulous way to get a better sense of Hamilton’s fascinating past, present and future. The 90-minute tour will take you through the centre of the city to learn about Hamilton’s rise as an industrial powerhouse and recent re-birth as a centre for research, the arts, and thriving local businesses.
Ahh The Spahh, Paris
Spa time in Paris! Ahh The Spahh’s saltwater float tank allows you to drift weightlessly in 1000 pounds of epsom salt water. It is believed this reduces lactic acid to ease pain and inflammation and maximize the delivery of blood and oxygen throughout the body. Pair a 30-minute float tank session with a 30-minute relaxation massage for the ultimate unwind! Learn more about Ahh The Spahh.
Just a short drive from Paris, Woodland Cultural Centre is home to an impressive collection of history showcasing the Woodland people, specifically the Six Nations (Onondaga, Mohawk, Cayuga, Oneida, Seneca, and Tuscarora) from roughly 600 years ago through today. The self-guided tour invites guests to browse through the museum at their own pace to view the many artifacts and discover some truly incredible stories.
Grand Wellness, Brantford
If you’d like to treat your whole body to some craft beer bubbles, Grand Wellness has the treatment for you! This day spa offers beer soaks, a Healing “Ale”ments Scrub that uses hops, barley and honey and a detoxifying body brew wrap. Learn more about Grand Wellness.
A beer-themed spa experience calls for a frosty pint afterward, so head to one of Brantford’s stellar craft breweries! This article will help you research your many options in the area! If you’re interested in enjoying more than one sip stop, consider booking a Brant County Beer Tour. Another fun option for exploring Brantford is a hike. Head to Brantford’s Hardy Road Trail and look for the special Trail Mix signs on the markers that span the 10 kilometres between the River Road and Dike Trail intersection. Scan the QR codes on each sign to gain access to free curated albums featuring playlists performed by local artists.
Himalayan Healing Salt Cave and Spa, Halton Hills
In addition to enjoying traditional spa favourites like massages, facials, body treatments, manicures, and pedicures in a cozy treatment room, guests of Himalayan Healing Salt Cave and Spa can also choose to have their treatment conducted in the on-site salt cave or eucalyptus steam bath. Learn more about Himalayan Healing Salt Cave and Spa.
Afterward, dig into elevated pub fare favourites like duck tacos, fig and prosciutto flatbread and fried brussels sprouts at Uncorked On Main. Then, keep the spa-themed fun going at Toronto Premium Outlets, also in Halton Hills, with amazing deals on luxury loungewear and brand-name skincare and makeup.
Rosewater Day Spa, Oakville
No time to plan ahead but want to enjoy a luxury spa day without the luxury price tag? Oakville’s Rosewater Day Spa’s Last Minute Club is for you! All you have to do is provide an email address, and you’ll receive a message informing you of the next day’s available appointments that offer 20% savings! Learn more about Rosewater Day Spa.
After your treatment, drop by for a guided tour of the beautiful Erchless Estate for a peek into the lives of Oakville’s founding family, who called this museum home for six generations.
Continue your luxurious and leisurely afternoon with an early dinner at Hexagon and enjoy modern, upscale French cuisine and wine pairings.