When I visited Whistler in August I made sure to fit in some time to visit the Scandinave Spa.
The Scandinave Spa is a full service spa, tucked away in the forest on the edge of Lost Lake.
For this visit I decided to try the scandinavian baths. I knew that spending some time in the baths was a great way for me to relax. I had never had a hydrotherapy session before and was very interested in trying it.
The Scandinave Spa is a very peaceful place. The property is pristine and well maintained. There is no talking at the spa and signs throughout the property remind you of this.
When I checked in I was informed that there is a pattern to follow when you arrive at the scandinavian baths. The cycle is proven to soothe tired muscles, eliminate toxins and improve circulation.
To experience the Scandinavian Baths to their fullest you should follow this sequence:
- Warm your body
- Refresh yourself in cold water
I soon found that there were so many ways to warm my body in the 20,000 square foot outdoor spa. I started my hydrotherapy in the Eucalyptus steam room. This large circular room was so relaxing.
I then made my way to one of the many cold pools. I didn’t think I’d be able to jump into a cold pool (I really prefer hot water) but found it to be so refreshing. I stayed in the cold pool for several minutes before lounging and relaxing on an adirondack chair in the sun.
I repeated this process about five times.
I loved the property at the Scandinave Spa in Whistler. There were so many options for each step in the sequence. There were several hot baths (some with powerful waterfalls), a wood burning Finnish sauna, several cold baths, a nordic waterfall and cold showers.
There were so many private spots to relax. I loved the decks with the adirondack chairs across the property. There were also several solariums even an outdoor fireplace. My favourite spot to relax were the hammocks atop of the baths. I chose to sit, relax and read in a hammock for most of my visit. The hammocks were one of the main highlights of my visit.
What to bring to the Scandinave Spa:
- A comfortable bathing suit, sunglasses and hat (it gets very warm when sitting on the adirondack chairs)
- A water bottle (there are water fountains throughout the spa to fill your bottle)
- A book (there is no talking while at the spa, no better time to read a good book)
I felt amazing when I left the Scandinave Spa. My body loved the hydrotherapy. I felt rejuvenated and ready to run after and play with my kids again.
My visit to the Scandinave Spa was one of the best things I did while on vacation in Whistler. I really enjoyed the quiet time and appreciated how my muscles felt after my hydrotherapy session.
There are several packages available at the Scandinave Spa in Whistler. All services include access to the Scandinavian baths. You can also purchase a pass for only the Scandinavian bath access.
If the Whistler Scandinave Spa is not near you, there are other Scandinave Spa locations in Canada. You will find three other locations including in Old Montreal, Quebec, Mont-Tremblant, Quebec and Blue Mountain in Ontario.