Authentic Québec takes the business of well-being seriously
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, Lanaudière and Maurice regions really have everything you need to create valuable moments of rejuvenation this winter: scenic landscapes, soft adventure activities, meaningful encounters and the best wellness experts. Far enough from the daily grind and the stress of city life and yet, just a hop skip and away into a euphoric natural state of well-being. You will discover exceptional places entirely dedicated to pampering our body’s overall health and experience moments of pure bliss. Authentic Québec is not just any destination it is a breath of fresh air for our heart and soul.
Here are three of our favourite Scandinavian inspired Nordic baths that are absolute must-see spas. La Source Bains Nordiques is in the town of Rawdon, just an hour’s drive from Montréal in Lanaudière, it is one of the most renowned spas in Québec. Surrounded by mountains and forests enjoy the benefits of thermotherapy in a sumptuous natural setting. In terms of design, the facility is furnished with state-of-the-art spa equipment. La Source Bains Nordiques has integrated an ecological system with nature such as a geothermal spa, ventilation, insulation, recycling, and an organic roof. Everything is designed for an optimal wellness adventure with a minimal impact on the environment. The alternating hot a cold baths, a massage or cleansing treatment is truly an ethereal experience like no other.
Natur’Eau Spa & Chalets is situated just a notch further east in the hinterland of Lanaudière in the town of Mandeville. The spa is another great wellness destination. It is a picturesque setting of log cabins and cottages within a forest landscape and it has top-notch spa facilities. There are three outdoor hot tubs, a nordic bath with a waterfall, a turkish bath, finnish sauna, fire pit, relaxation areas, yurt and an aromatherapy room. Besides the baths and spa facilities here, you will want to extend your stay and take advantage of the charming accommodations and dining facilities.
One of Authentic Québec’s greatest strengths is its ability to reinvent itself regardless of the landscape. KiNipi Nordic Spa & Lodging is a wellness center within an urban setting. The spa is just 10 minutes away from the city center of Trois-Rivières, the capital city of the Mauricie region. Here is another opportunity to indulge in the ritual of thermotherapy: going from the heated outdoor pools to the finnish sauna or the hammam, then plunge into the cold water for a few seconds, or as long as you can stand it, next sit back and relax. You repeat the hot and cold process, as many times as needed or until you feel totally relaxed and sense your worries just melt away. And let’s not forget to treat yourself to a massage or to one of the many body and beauty treatments offered at the center. To complete your spa day, overnight in one of Hotel’s suites or relish in a fine dining experience; the menu includes many regional and local produce from the area. Who would of have thought, La Dolce Vita could be found in a bathrobe!