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Rockies spas

Weather the Winter with 15 Luxurious Canadian Spa Getaways

Scandinave Spa Whistler (Photo by Greg Eymundson/insight-photography.com)

By Meghan Wilson-Smith

This time of year can overwhelm even the most spirited of us. To combat the mid-winter blahs, whisk yourself away for a spa stay—whether in the heart of the city or by the ocean or surrounded by mountain peaks—and a full roster of delicious, relaxing treatments. (more…)

Origins of Hot Water

Banff Upper Hot Springs

Banff Upper Hot Springs

During a soak in the 40°C (104°F) Banff Upper Hot Springs you might wonder how these waters came to be. Precipitation that seeps into Rundle Mountain’s western slope descends through 3 km (2 mi) of sedimentary rock where it’s heated, pressurized and mineral-enriched. After 100s of years it surfaces via the Sulphur Mountain Thrust Fault. Enjoy the 1930s bathhouse (upgraded 1996), take a spa treatment, and visit the café, interpretive displays and gift shop. —RM