Top 50 spas in Canada


Travellers in Canada were drawn to the outdoors last year, as country, ocean, and mountain spa and wellness experiences proved the most popular. Spas of America’s annual ranking of consumer preferences found people sought out outdoor fresh air, outside of most cities, but close to home.

Ontario captured the top three Canada Spas in 2021: Grafton’s Ste. Anne’s Spa was No. 1, the Elora Mill Hotel & Spa in Elora was No. 2, and Collingwood’s Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain was No. 3. British Columbia spas rounded out the top five: Victoria’s Boathouse Spa and Baths at the Oak Bay Beach Hotel was No. 4 and Vancouver’s Willow Stream Spa at the Fairmont Pacific Rim was No. 5. With 18 spas, Ontario had the most spas in the Top 50 Canada Spas of 2021, while British Columbia followed with 15 spas. Quebec had eight spas, Alberta had six, Saskatchewan had two, and Manitoba had one.

“With over 500 acres of rolling hills and lush cedar forest, Ste. Anne’s Spa has been an ideal respite for people seeking to getaway. Years ago, we adopted a mission to ‘Bring the power of healing through human touch to the world,’” says Ste. Anne’s owner and general manager Jim Corcoran. “It seems as though this resonates today more than ever and in these challenging times.”

“For the Canadian spa and wellness industry, 2021 was a challenging but good year, with many hotel and resort spas reporting strong revenue, despite staffing challenges,” says Spas of America president Craig Oliver. “Consumers were affected by a partially opened economy and changing national and provincial travel guidelines, which created uncertainty. In turn, consumers responded by supporting regional and local spa and wellness businesses, especially drive-to destinations. Moving forward, we expect a strong year for the industry in Canada, as pent-up demand will bring out consumers seeking exciting spa and wellness experiences with a focus on fitness, health, and an improved quality of life.”

Here’s a round of Spas of America’s top 50 Canada spas for 2021:

  1. Ste. Anne’s Spa, Grafton, Ontario
  2. Elora Mill Hotel & Spa, Elora, Ontario
  3. Scandinave Spa Blue Mountain, The Blue Mountains, Ontario
  4. Boathouse Spa and Baths, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia
  5. Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Pacific Rim, Vancouver, British Columbia
  6. Grotto Spa, Tigh-Na-Mara Seaside Spa Resort, Parksville, British Columbia
  7. The Spa at White Oaks Resort, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  8. Miraj Hammam Spa, Shangri-La Toronto, Toronto, Ontario

  1. 100 Fountain Spa, Pillar and Post, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario
  2. Kingfisher Oceanside Resort & Spa, Courtenay, British Columbia
  3. Manitou Springs Resort and Mineral Spa, Manitou Beach, Saskatchewan
  4. Drift Spa, Black Rock Oceanfront Resort, Ucluelet, British Columbia
  5. SpaTerre, The Josie Hotel, Rossland, British Columbia
  6. The Spa at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge, Jasper, Alberta
  7. Spa Eastman, Eastman, Québec
  8. The Spa at The Old Mill, Etobicoke, Ontario
  9. Mokara Spa, The Omni King Edward Hotel, Toronto, Ontario
  10. The Spa at Four Seasons Resort Whistler, Whistler, British Columbia
  11. Banff Upper Hot Springs, Banff, Alberta
  12. The L Spa & Wellness Centre, Grande Prairie, Alberta
  13. Spa Four Seasons Hotel Montreal, Montréal, Québec
  14. Guerlain Spa at Hotel X Toronto, Ontario
  15. The Millcroft Inn & Spa, Caledon, Ontario
  16. Willow Stream Spa, Fairmont Banff Springs, Banff, Alberta
  17. Amatista Spa at Bear Mountain Resort, Victoria, British Columbia
  18. Iridium Spa at The St. Regis Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  19. Sense A Rosewood Spa at Rosewood Hotel Georgia, Vancouver, British Columbia
  20. Five Lakes Spa AVEDA at DoubleTree, Niagara Falls, Ontario
  21. Nordik Spa-Nature, Old Chelsea, Québec
  22. CHI the Spa at Shangri-La Hotel Vancouver, Vancouver, British Columbia
  23. Vida Spa, The Sutton Place Hotel, Vancouver, British Columbia
  24. The Spa at Four Seasons Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  25. Amba Spa at Deerhurst Resort, Huntsville, Ontario
  26. Spa on the Twenty, Jordan Station, Ontario
  27. The Spa InterContinental Toronto, Toronto, Ontario
  28. Valmont Spa Hotel Birks, Montréal, Québec
  29. Poets Cove Resort & Spa, Pender Island, British Columbia

  1. Langdon Hall Country House Hotel & Spa, Cambridge, Ontario
  2. Spa St. James at The Ritz-Carlton Montreal, Montréal, Québec
  3. Temple Gardens Mineral Spa, Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan
  4. The Sidney Pier Hotel & Spa, Sidney, British Columbia
  5. Spa Nordic Station, Magog, Québec
  6. Spa by JW Marriott, Vancouver, British Columbia
  7. Willow Stream Spa at Fairmont Empress, Victoria, British Columbia
  8. Thermëa by Nordik Spa-Nature, Winnipeg, Manitoba
  9. Le Westin Resort & Spa, Tremblant, Mont-Tremblant, Québec
  10. The Rimrock Resort & Spa, Banff, Alberta
  11. Spa My Blend by Clarins, The Ritz-Carlton Toronto, Ontario
  12. Scandinave Spa Mont-Tremblant, Québec
  13. Kananaskis Nordic Spa, Turner Valley, Alberta

The rankings are determined by unique page views of global spa and wellness travel consumers who visit the Spas of America website throughout the year, using Google Analytics.


Comments (2)

  1. Sue West says:

    Paul – do you know that there are times when you can give a gal too many choices?

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