When the winter blues get you down, there’s no better place to lift your spirits than in the hot baths at Nordik Spa-Nature. This spa, located in the picturesque Gatineau Hills, offers massages and body treatments, a range of hot and cold Scandinavian baths, and a full-service restaurant with an extensive menu. Try the spa’s new Källa pool, a subterranean space filled with saline water that mimics conditions in the Dead Sea — it’s a great way to stimulate creativity, encourage physical and emotional well being, and purify the body!
•Nordik Spa-Nature, 16, ch. Nordik, Old Chelsea, 819-827-1111, lenordik.com
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