Canada is a great place to go for a wellness retreat as there are so many rural areas throughout the country. The wilderness is a perfect place for reconnecting with nature and rejuvenating the mind, body, and spirit. Here are the best health and wellness retreats in Canada.
A beautiful oceanfront fitness and wellness retreat, The Homestead Tofino uses evidence-based solutions to improve its clients’ fitness, weight, and mental resilience. The Homestead definitely uses its natural Tofino surroundings to its advantage. Some of the fitness activities included in the exercise plan include hiking, stand-up paddleboarding, kayaking, cycling, surfing, and paddling in a dugout canoe. Its three-tier program includes outdoor recreation, fitness instruction, and food and nutrition.
Dedicated to the well-being of “people, animals and planet,” Grail Springs is all about sustainable health for all. Its location on Chalice Lake means guests have access to one of the world’s few resources of pure alkaline-based water. Grail Springs has three different wellness programs: the Cleanse and Energize Program, the Spiritual Enrichment Program, and the Life Transformation Program. All three are about reconnecting the mind, body, and spirit.
Mountain Trek is one of the most awarded fitness retreats and health spas in Canada. The “Mountain Trek Way” includes six key areas of focus: sleep, stress, fitness, nutrition, weight loss, and detox. The team believes it’s easy to reverse the effects of aging and feel vitality again, all through relaxing deeply, reducing stress, and resetting your metabolism. Mountain Trek has one of the world’s highest guides-to-guest ratios in wellness retreats, so all needs are truly taken care of at this retreat near Nelson in British Columbia.
Overlooking the North Saskatchewan River and surrounded by wilderness, River Lodge Retreat is a very secluded and private retreat 40 minutes west of Edmonton. Some of the activities on offer include kayaking, fishing, cross-country skiing, golf, snowshoeing, and hiking. Its location on 55 wooded acres means there’s a spot for everyone to feel serene and practice meditation in silence.
Sparkling Hill Resort & Spa hosts the 40,000-square-foot (3,716-square-meter) KurSpa, which they proclaim is the “best health retreat Canada has to offer.” The spa offers a variety of packages to suit everyone and their specific health and wellness goals. The packages last from five to seven nights and include all meals, accommodation, spa treatments, and unlimited daily activity classes. KurSpa has seven themed steam and sauna rooms, both outdoor and indoor pools, a serenity room, and a specialized Kneipp Waterway.
At Nonpareil, they guarantee you will be nourished on all levels. Their website states, “We will take your health to new heights by going to the core of your being.” The team at this retreat teaches guests to access their inner wisdom and listen to their needs so that they can live with more vitality. Some of the services available at the retreat include raw organic juice fasting, yoga, stress management, weight loss, nutritional coaching, massage, and silent meditation.
Located in the picturesque and five-star Azuridge Estate Hotel 30 minutes southwest of Calgary, Evolve Retreat Co. will offer all-inclusive luxury wellness retreats from September 2017, with a full schedule of retreats slated for 2018. The professional team at Evolve will “focus on the details so you can focus on yourself.” They will work with every guest individually to customize a fitness and meal plan, which will get them sustainable results. Thanks to their affiliation with HHH Health Retreats in Europe, Evolve will bring some of their star trainers, chefs, and nutritionists to this stunning Rocky Mountain location.
At Fresh Start, they’re focused on detox cleansing the entire body. Their three programs are named Relax, Prevent, and Restore, as “that’s exactly the benefits our wellness retreat programs offer you.” Guests’ bodies will be nourished through the raw vegan food and organic fresh juices, while their minds will ease through walks in the rainforest and along the beach. There are also spa services available, as well as experts to help you “rediscover the best you.”