Raising the bar on the Nordic spa philosophy, Kananaskis Nordic Spa (Canada) recently completed the final phase of its development. The modern Alpine sanctuary has added two new hot and warm saltwater pools, a two-story bistro, and a deck overlooking the spa that encourages socializing.
Unlike most Nordic-style spas, Kananaskis Nordic Spa doesn’t embrace the silence-at-all-times approach. Instead, spa-goers are encouraged to reconnect and unwind among friends. The hot-water pool, called the Elements pool, comes complete with a waterfall and a fire globe heat feature. True to its name, it represents the four elements: earth, air, water, and fire. The medium-heat pool is the second one to be added to the complex. It is referred to as the Reflection pool. As tribute to its Canadian roots, the spa features custom tartan robes and a color scheme made up of the colors of the maple leaf as it changes between the seasons: green, gold, red, and brown.
“Kananaskis Nordic Spa is designed for real life and real regimes,” says Jennifer Buckler, vice president of spa and development. “We’re not just a retreat, the spa becomes part of wellbeing maintenance. When guests start to work towards a regular wellness ritual, as opposed to simply a getaway, they start to see the lasting benefits of the hydrotherapy cycle.”